Britt5091 Origins: Fanning out fanboyism

Welcome to Britt5091: Origins, where I dig up old blog posts I used to write for IGN’s community under the username Britt5091. Some posts may make you giggle, some may make your eyes bleed, and some may make you stroke your beard in a pensive manner. All you need to know is that these posts, no matter how terrible some of them may be, ultimately lead to everything I do now.

Fanning out fanboyism

June 10, 2009

Sooo there has been a lot of fanboyism going on.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Granted at least someone is not going to agree with you, and that person is JUST as entitled to express their thoughts and opinions as well.

But it frustrates me when a person’s opinion isn’t respected. Instead of lashing out with a “You’re a fucking retard you don’t know anything about gaming blahblah.” BACK YOUR STATEMENT UP and give your reasons why you think so. If all you simply state is “You’re dumb the end.” What have you proven? When I see those comments I just shake my head because really, it only makes you look ignorant and silly. And kiddies, silly is a good thing, but not when you’re trying to *seriously* prove a point.

Competition and debates are a HUGE part of the gaming industry. I won’t go into the console production aspect of it as it’s irrelevant to this post, but when it comes to loyal fanbases, for whatever reason, we were initially drawn to Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo. And over time, most of us have held one of the three in a bigger spot in our heart than the other two.

So when Sony says it’s better than Microsoft at ______, when the Wii boasts its sales in numbers, and Microsoft makes the statement that their new project “Is motion without the waggle.” (Anyone remember the exact statement from E3?) loyal fanbases will clash.

And it’s a beautiful thing.

Scratch that, it CAN be a beautiful thing. Heated debates by EDUCATED people who know their shit are not only entertaining, but educational and can make someone stop and think, “You know? I never thought of that.” So when I run into shit like this:

“LOL inFAMOUS kills this game!! multi-platforms are never good.”

“People thought that prototype was better than Infamous they were wrong infamous is way better”

“Does erik have any idea how many people he just pissed off
Like how fkin stupid do u have to be”

LOOLLLZ. Stupid fanboys. Like I said in my first post, it can provide for some cheap entertainment, it can be downright hilarious, but I can only take so much.


Britt’s Note:

Who in the hell would have guessed that a year later my blonde ass would be in Los Angeles attending E3 2010?! Er, wait. I think E3 ran until June 9th. BUT YOU GET IT. Anyway, I remember writing this post quite vividly. Over on a fanboy war had broken out between inFamous and Prototype. You remember that clusterfuck? At that time, I was still new to the gaming community. Sure, I had playfully argued with my friends over PlayStation vs. Nintendo64, but these kids on IGN were getting VICIOUS.  I was so taken aback by the idiots fighting via the comments section and boards that I had to get my two cents out there. And I did, in my own choppy, awkward way.

But I have to give myself credit—this was a VAST improvement compared to my first post. =___=




1 Comment

  1. Fanboys are better than logical fans ya dumb dumb.

    am I doing it right? heh I agree with you on both accounts Fanboyism can be incredibly annoying and this post is reading much better than some of your other ones. Angry posts require a good amount of clarity and editing so that it is harder to scrutinize. hehe give yourself to the dark side! give in to your anger.

    I didn’t realize there was a big debacle of Prototype vs Infamous. Looking back the idea of flame wars being waged over the two titles seems incredibly ridiculous.

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