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  • MeanwhileGuy - March 19, 2014 2:07 p.m.

    I've always preferred Sony products and the almighty PC. Not out of loyalty, but just because I can customise a PC to my liking and Playstations just fit my preferences. In my life I've owned a Sega Megadrive (Genesis), Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance/SP, 4 PC's, PS2, PS3, PS4, N64, original Xbox and a 360, so I've had a pretty decent spread. Plus a lot of my friends owned Gamecubes and Wii's. The only console I outright dislike (I'm indifferent to the Wii U, because it's last-gen hardware, and why should I be interested in something I basically already have?) is the Xbox One, because Microsoft showed how much they don't care about the average gamer with their draconian DRM and used game policies, which they thankfully backed down on. Plus I have no interest in its exclusives aside from Halo (Titanfall to me is just a collection of old modes with mechs. And mech games have been done better. Hawken, anyone?). One thing I love is the collective terms for each group of fans. Xbots, Sony Ponies, Nintendroids etc. They're hilarious.
  • rxb - March 17, 2014 8:57 a.m.

    As I've got older I've flip flopped from one thing to another. From PS1 to not caring then on to the x360. I'm currently back to not caring so much again. I love the banter of console wars but until I start getting paid as a marketing recruit I'll see it for what it really is.
  • sephex - March 17, 2014 7:18 a.m.

    Well, maybe this article was worth anything if done right, and not this paging method.
  • eaglebob345 - March 16, 2014 1:08 a.m.

    I fit in with Nintendo, and a little mobile (highway racer is priceless XD). It hits all 3 console fanbases right in the shins, but really shouldn't have to. Think about it: NIntendo consoles SHOULD have third party support and Nintendo console owners (not sure if Wii is the brand name they will stick with after this generation) should be happy for their exclusives, Playstation players SHOULD be able to be proud of having the most powerful console (just not so boastful about it...) and have accepted subscriptions as their console of choice's future, and Xbox owners shouldn't be singled out because they accept the Kinect for what it is and don't worry too much about the privacy concerns (if it doesn't bother your console or PC don't worry about it). Each company has strong points and weak points, but these petty fanboy wars need to stop. You have people from the big three that don't give two s**ts about these childish arguments (the people who MAKE THE CONSOLES), while dumba** developers like EA and Bethesda try their hardest to reinforce those negative stereotypes about Nintendo and its fanbase. Seriously, we don't see Nintendo calling PS, XB, and PC players meatheads and dudebros, but we see people from EA (and someone from Sony as well) trying to imply the 3DS is for children just because it is selling more than the Vita (I'm 19 years old, do they honestly think insulting me is going to make me want to support their overpriced, overhyped, and unappealing products?). The 3DS is selling because a lot of people saw value in the system and its games. The Vita has a lot of value and a lot of great games, but it lacks backwards compatibility (a huge selling point for some people like me, same reason why I haven't considered getting a PS4/XB1 yet) and it has an overpriced proprietary memory card that should not even exist (like Sony never heard of an SD card). Also, I don't mind waiting for games to come out, the problems I have are when: games get delayed past the point for other consoles (Watch_Dogs), games get delayed past an already decided date causing a console's momentum to fall flat on its face (Rayman, Deus Ex), unfair pricing even when the other versions of a game have the EXACT SAME FEATURES (Deus Ex), Game gets cancelled after being shown as a supporting game at or around E3 (Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, Metro Last Light, Battlefield 3, etc.), Unfairly pricing a game when compared to other versions or collections (NFS:MWU, ME3 v. ME Trilogy, etc.), delaying a game indefinitely only to cancel it even when people are still anticipating it (Aliens: CM), being lied to about a games features only to have that developer add 2nd screen functions to the game when it skips the only console with a built in 2nd screen (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes), a company calls out the console/the company who makes it and its fanbase because that console maker didn't want to unfairly side with a company that has a competing franchise on the same system (why would NIntendo even side with EA when Activision is a much better ally? EA is butthurt because they can't control who does what on the Wii U, that is one of the most childish thing a company can do), etc., etc. The list goes on and on, and this is JUST FOR NINTENDO consoles and players. On top of that, we have to take flak from the other console fans because they feel the need to rub graphical superiority in someone's face. We get it, PS4 and XB1 have prettier graphics, WOOOO!!! *Slow Clap* WE DON'T CARE about the best graphics because if we did, we would get PC's. All we want is to play fun games, not be harassed because Nintendo is the only console maker that is not a 100,000+ employee multimarket company. Compared to the other two console makers (Nintendo having <10,000 employees), Nintendo is still a small video game company. They make games for fun and, instead of getting the praise they deserve for being the only company truly taking risks, they get shunned by players and the media. What kind of s**t is that? We all know the reasons the Wii U is missing multiplatform games: Wii U got off to an awful start because Nintendo left out a lot of 1st party support at the beginning of the Wii U to give third parties a chance to shine. Don't you think if Nintendo knew what third parties would do, they would have held off on the Wii U until key titles from 2013 were ready? They could have pushed the Wii U release to fall 2013 and launched with SM3DW, Pikmin 3, W101, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Lego City Undercover, and maybe even MH4U. They had a certain level of trust for third parties and got burned because of it. Now they have to pull themselves back up because no one would help (PS3 and XB360 could have died off, but third parties were adamant at supporting those). Finally, the power argument, the Wii U is not as powerful as the PS4, but it can handle nice looking games just fine. It can also support DX11 features like PS4 as neither supports DX11.
  • michelkeepertje - March 16, 2014 5:13 a.m.

    This comment is the reason they should implement like buttons on the comments section. I couldn't agree more with you.
  • eaglebob345 - March 16, 2014 6:39 a.m.

    Thanks. I just wish that more people could understand that "console wars" were just some fan-made drivel. They had no bearing on what happened in the industry, until some companies started talking s**t because they couldn't have their way. *cough*EA*cough*. What disappointed me the most (recently anyways), was what Hideo Kojima said about the Wii U: (http://www.shacknews.com/article/72928/kojima-says-wii-u-a-special-case-requires-unique-software) and then skipped the only platform with built in second screen capabilities while adding features like these: (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/445494/metal-gear-solid-v-ground-zeroes-second-screen-features-demonstrated/). Also, EA said this: (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Soderlund-All-Future-EA-Games-Will-Have-Second-Screen-Experiences-379357.shtml) after trying to publicly humiliate Nintendo through most of 2013. Basically, all EA games will have features perfect for the only console they are skipping, what kind of s**t is that? I wish the video gaming media would just cut the BS and call people like Kojima and companies like EA out on their s**t, but I doubt that will happen (only NIntendo-centric sites and truly unbiased sites call them out, but it is usually pushed aside by a plethora of trolling fan(boy)s who troll Nintendo sites exclusively). They're too busy trying to belittle NIntendo, as well.
  • Letter11 - March 15, 2014 10:49 p.m.

    This was awesome, thanks for the laughs! (Sony/ PC fanboy confirmed)
  • brickman409 - March 15, 2014 9:25 p.m.

    I don't think that there are any real mobile fanboys out there. I mean yeah, mobile is very popular these days, but most people who exclusively play mobile are very casual, they don't start wars in comment sections over IOS, except for maybe that infamous troll, tehtimeisnow. remember that guy?
  • TurokJr - March 15, 2014 5:26 p.m.

    Great article. BTW I'm a Nintendo huge fan (aka: fanboy?) and I think there are other factors that defines the Nintendo fanboy. Only two of these apply with me I think; but very good and funny writing xD
  • shogunknight - March 15, 2014 1:08 p.m.

    I think the gaming media doesnt even understand gamers and fanboy logic. Why does it have to be PC/PS4/X1 and WiiU that determines what type of fanboy a gamer is. If i play on PC, PS4, X1, 3DS and WiiU, what am I then? These conditions are way off. We are all gamers with favorites, period.
  • kurkosdr - March 15, 2014 1:07 p.m.

    The real reason people become PC gamers? Because they can pirate games without having to mod their machine (as with, say, Xbox 360). Buy the games you want to play online, torrent everything else. I know because, being a cs university student, I come across a lot of these guys, and they all boast about how their investment on a gaming rig paid off because they go through lots of games each month. There is the occasional graphics enthusiasts, but most of them are in PC gaming for the fact games costs exactly 0 bucks.
  • LoneFullmetal7 - March 15, 2014 3:30 p.m.

    I don't do that or know people that do that anymore, but it is nice to have the option I suppose. Games cost so little on PC, especially with all the bundles and sales and giveaways, that people don't really need to pirate anything (except those fucking $100-2000 dollar programs that edit pictures and documents and shit).
  • winner2 - March 15, 2014 10:43 a.m.

    Yeah...it was pc without a doubt, also I loved the bargan price slide for pc lol. So many fitting names for the master race
  • Darklurkr23 - March 15, 2014 7:24 a.m.

    Guys I appreciate a gag article, but I'd actually love a REAL article for these.
  • mikey-sleepygecko-mccann - March 14, 2014 9:20 p.m.

    i love games. i hate microsoft and microtransactions. i dont mind the xbox one but i hate the people behind it. theyre a bunch of pricks and they want to have the power to have all the powers. the only person that should be like that is eric cartman
  • CanadianBacon95 - March 14, 2014 7:28 p.m.

    Just bash Sony fans some more. Sounds like a pretty biased article.
  • GOD - March 15, 2014 2:29 a.m.

    I'd have to disagree, but it's funny that you say that when the UK team (as well as the EU in general) leans more towards Sony. And Sega if you're Justin.
  • Fredeur - March 14, 2014 6:02 p.m.

    Great article! I would have just add one thing for the PC fanboy : "You have a $500 Geforce and you are really proud to play games whick look like NES game".

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