Fanboys, They’re At It Again

“If I pretend to be an article writer, they’re bound to favour my console, yay, I won’t be alone anymore!”

How It Began

Sony and Microsoft, probably two of the biggest companies out there in the gaming industry, having been in a continuous battle for 1st place. Recently, Sony introduced the PS3 Slim, and its price, being $299. In addition to the announcement of a slimmer PS3, (which we all saw coming), Sony then “amazed” us more by announcing the price cut to their “fat” PS3, all the way down to $299, the exact same cost as the PS3 Slim.

With the Internet talking “PS3 Slim”, Microsoft attempted to counter-act Sony’s announcement by announcing a price cut to their Xbox 360 Elite down to $299 also.

How it began.
How it began.

There have been many articles about which console is “the one to buy”, some people have even been able to get a hold of some figures on the recent console sales, while others just predict who’s going to sell more. But the problem is with all of these statistics and figures is that some of them conclude that the PS3 Slim is going to win, while others conclude Microsoft to win. Now, I understand that different people have different thoughts, and favour different consoles etc…, that’s fine, but what I don’t understand is why are there so many different figures on the same subject? It just confuses me.

While some articles I’ve read at least inform the readers if they’re talking about the sales of a certain store, or a Country, others are totally fake and obviously fan-made, confusing me further. It might just be me but I’m starting to think that with every major announcement Sony or Microsoft makes, the more fan boys try and get their messages out through article writing.

I’ve witnessed fan-made articles such as the popular “25 reasons to ditch Sony” articles become the “Top Story” on a major news sharing website  solely because the title suggests that whoever has written this must of come up with some good points, which it didn’t, in fact, even though the article become “Top Story”, it received quite alot of negative feedback. The article was not only pathetic, but it didn’t really give even one good point to “ditch Sony”.

His message is bound to get heard, next door.
His message is bound to get heard, next door.

These sorts of articles are becoming quite famous, (in a bad way, but nonetheless) and although it’s in a bad way, these fan boys are now at war with each other, fan boys have now started to write new articles such as “20 reasons to ditch Microsoft”, and “why Nintendo suck”, which do not give any valid points, but the title just makes the person looking around to click, doing what the fan boy wants you to do, so at least you know their message.

So, what can us “normal” people do about this, well, NOTHING! There really isn’t much we can do, but people who are administrators to news sharing sites can prevent articles like these from being posted on their websites.

Well, that kind of concludes this piece, I know that this article may of sounded like some 14 year old kid confused about all of these fanboy made articles, but I can assure you that…wait.

Let us know if you’ve ever read one of these fan-made articles that you found to be pathetic, and what you think about them.

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  1. To answer my own question, (Harry, what are you doing?), I’ve experienced quite a few fan-made articles, the titles given to these articles just make you want to click them because you think what you’re about to read will contain some valid points, but what you get is a load of…well, “bad stuff”, to put it nicely.

  2. There’s a reason they’re called fanboys. First, they’re usually boys,, and they pass around a lot of hot air, blow smoke, make lots of noise, take up space better spent on something else, and they’re really annoying when they get right into your face.

  3. Ugh, it’s bad enough Gears of War had to bring ‘bros’ into gaming. Now we got the whole fanboy ignorance-cult growing. Fanboys slow down the progress of gaming as a whole by restricting consumers by buying a product based on bias, instead of what’s the better product.

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