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.