Having a favorite console should not make you a fanboy


Since kindergarten, we have all learned about favorites and have all found our own favorites as well. Whether it be our favorite food, color, or even movie we all have had favorites from the day our minds knew what our favorite things were. Favorites also evolve over time, your favorite food from when you were 10 is probably much different than your current favorite food, and later down the line its bound to change again. Now imagine if you told the world that your favorite color was and everyone came out calling your opinion ignorant or stupid and proceeding to kick you to the curb with comments calling you a blatant fanboy, just because you admitted that you, like everyone else, have a favorite color. That’s the problem with modern day gamers.

According to gamers, having a favorite console should never be allowed and anyone who does is a fanboy. The problem with this is stated above, its natural for all of us to pick favorites, favorites are a part of life. But in the gaming industry favorites are a bad thing, no one can have favorites without feeling the onslaught of rage from fellow gamers.

Its natural for all of us to pick favorites, and embrace our favorites. Why would we bother having a favorite console if we didn’t think it was better than the competition? When we think a console is better we are doing so because we think the console is better for ourselves, and it may or may not be true for others. Picking favorites is purely based on opinions and opinions should hold little ground in the influence of others. There is no “X console has better games, it’s a fact” because no one can prove that. We simply make that comment because that comment is true from our point of view.

Everyone is biased in some way, we all know what console we play the most. We all know what game genres and developers we prefer, so why is that a problem? The answer is simple, the majority of gamers can’t respect other peoples opinions when the opinions don’t match up with each other. Many gamers can’t admit that everyone is different and has their own preferences.

The problem could be even deeper however. On a much more complex level, it could be that Gamers are suffering from not realizing that opinions are in fact opinions, and not facts. If a gamer reads a review on a game he plans on buying and sees that the game received a low score, why is it that the review is the bad guy? The reviewer has an opinion, and he is expressing that. There is no reason that the opinion should match up with everyone else because we all have an opinion.

Our world is biased, everyone has a favorite thing. As gamers we need to realize this and respect others opinions rather than ridiculing them. Lets stop this fighting and do what we do best, Play games.

Jidery

 

 


Jidery
Hi I’m J.D. but most people know me as Jidery on the inter-webs. I want a way to express my opinion and show the world what i think about gaming. Gamer tag: Jidery
6 comments
GameTavern
GameTavern

I don't think having a favorite console or game or franchise is a problem. At the end of the day, human nature tends to lean towards favoring something. I think the problem comes in when you use your favoritism to color your opinion. When you ignore stuff on other consoles because it isn't on your console or when you bash another console for being different than yours. And I feel that's where a lot of people are stuck, instead of embracing their favorites for themselves, they are stuck bashing others to make themselves and their favorites appear better.

Streicher
Streicher

^^ I agree with this statement.

horizon011
horizon011

its just a fact the consoles today are causing painful death to the goodness on the current games....and we only know this will fix up when the next gen consoles come out.. u dont own a PC or a Xbox jiddery have u even gave each console a try ? theres a reason the two things u dont own are better than the one u own.. id be all for your peaceful approach if the current gen consoles wasnt raping all games to be released... once the raping stops ill be the first muthafucka out there giving this approach love..

Jidery
Jidery

"theres a reason the two things u dont own are better than the one u own.." Jesus, fanboy comments in an anti fanboy article. Whats wrong with you? Also how do you know I don't own a PC? Do you think I type all my articles on my PS3? Did i forget to mention that I play League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Command and Conquer, Unreal Tournament, and many more? Stop making fanboy assumptions.