I know it's been said a few thousand times in several languages and variations of grammar, but allow me to rant here for a moment.
Y’see, something is really beginning to piss me off. Actually, scratch my last, it’s been pissing me off since it first became a prominent thing in my life and social interactions: Console fanboyism.
I’ve just been browsing the G4 Feed, and there was a story about Fable 2 possibly coming to the PC. Now, look at this, this is an article about a potential PC game. How, you may ask, could that spark a console flame war?! It’s illogical!
Well, you’re damned right, it is illogical, but it fucking happens anyways because people are just so desperate to have a go at each other’s necks that they will take ANYTHING remotely related to consoles as a chance to pull their electronic switchblades out. I’ll take a second here to show you some particularly choice comments in this article. I’ll leave out account names for the sake of me being a halfway decent person:
Wait, I lied. I’ll call out the major offender here and now. If you ever go on The Feed, you know them well:
Posted by RedRingOfDeath - Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:59 PM
Next up, Gears of War 2. They said Gayble 2 wouldn't go to PC and look at this so Gears 2 will be next. So much for exclusives.
Had Mr. RRoD not said anything, or used the derogative ‘Gayble’ slang, I doubt anyone would have descended into this flame war Hell, but no, trolls will be trolls, and so the madness commences.
Answer this question xbots:
Name one 360 exclusive game you have coming out next year that is not a DLC.
"...Ummm...mmm hmmm...." Oh yeah none!
…Really? Reeeeaaaally? Holy shit, are you that desperate to piss people off? Alas, though, it gets better, or worse. That depends on how you look at it. I’m gonna point out a blatantly obvious interaction that reeks of fanboyism. Why fanboyism? Observe the names of our combatants.
Posted by Bizarro_PS3 - Wednesday, November 26, 2008 2:31 PM
i remember when the first fable came out they said it was gonna be the best rpg ever made! lol. and look how that turned out!(it sucked) haha
aint got nothing on the king of RPG'S FINAL FANTASY!
Posted by hellrazer360 - Wednesday, November 26, 2008 2:40 PM
remember how we (xbox 360) stole final fantasy 13 and tekken 6....lol name one game ps3 stole from us (bioshock dosent count because that was on pc also)
Posted by Bizarro_PS3 - Wednesday, November 26, 2008 2:43 PM
stole? u mean paid more than ya had to lol.
what about saints row? wasnt it just a 360 game at 1st? its on ps3
theres your one game u said to tell u.
With this, I point out that I’m also calling out a 360 fan here, just to avoid looking as if I’m 360 biased. What strikes me as most ridiculous is the entire topic they argue. Stealing games? Really? Jesus Christ, last time I checked we were a global community, and the more people who could enjoy a game the better! What happened to this community? It’s not like it’s the 90’s anymore, where you had Sonic and Mario and they ONLY appeared on their respective consoles. No, this is the age of multiplatform, this is where we ought to stop fighting. However, ironically, I think the multiplatform aspect might be contributing to the fighting.
My reasoning? Because the two consoles (Notice how the Wii is generally left out of the bitching, we’ll get to that.) have so many games in common, and so few (good) exclusives, that people feel some insecure need to justify their purchase of a few hundred dollar electronic behemoth!
Are 360 owners jealous of the PS3’s Blu Ray capabilities? Perhaps.
Are PS3 fans envious of the 360’s lower price point? Probably.
That’s great, both consoles have their ups and downs, and those facts CAN be debated intelligently, at least, they could be in a perfect internet world. Too bad people seem to see the internet as a License to be a jackass.
On a side note: Going back to the Wii, why do we so rarely see the little tyke being dragged into the war? Because it’s so different. Good or not, it’s set itself apart from the Ps360 so far that no one even bothers comparing.
You know, I’m rambling now, so let me sum this up in some nice, fancy bullet points.
· We, as ‘gamers’, are and have been a community since the dawn of the internet, and even before (albeit not globally), in the age of arcades.
· Games are what matter, the damned hardware is fucking pointless and useless without them.
· The more people enjoy a good game, the better, why in the hell are we fighting about multiplatform games and who stole what goddamnit?
· Console Wars this generation clearly stem from an insecurity in your purchase. If you’re that tweaked about it; save up, shove your pride up your ass, and buy the other console as well. There you go.
· The Wii is like the little five year old who people only make fun of in private company because you don’t want to make it cry.
· Shut the fuck up already.