Your first experience with console wars IRL

#1MidcorePosted 1/14/2013 4:16:22 PM
Discuss your first experience with offline console wars here.

Surprisingly, there weren't any problems when I was in elementary school. N64 fans and Playstation fans got along well, and a few even owned both. Strangely, I never heard anyone talk about Sega.

In middle school, PS2 fanboys were everywhere, insulting people's sexuality if they didn't have GTA: San Andreas. If you had a GameCube, other kids would treat you like you had a mental illness. Xbox fans were tame.
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#2Prince ShondronaiPosted 1/14/2013 4:19:32 PM
I was 8. One of my classmates informed me that Turbografx was better than Nintendo because the games came on cards, which used less plastic and therefore harmed the environment less.
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#3AsuirPosted 1/14/2013 4:25:33 PM
Never.
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#4Reflex-ArcPosted 1/14/2013 4:41:01 PM
When I was a wee lad, entire villages were burned to the ground during the Great Cup and Ball vs YoYo Wars. It was brutal. I nearly lost an eye to a haphazardly flung Duncan.
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#5TheBonfiniPosted 1/14/2013 4:48:53 PM
Midcore posted...
Discuss your first experience with offline console wars here.

Surprisingly, there weren't any problems when I was in elementary school. N64 fans and Playstation fans got along well, and a few even owned both. Strangely, I never heard anyone talk about Sega.

In middle school, PS2 fanboys were everywhere, insulting people's sexuality if they didn't have GTA: San Andreas. If you had a GameCube, other kids would treat you like you had a mental illness. Xbox fans were tame.


Someone told me that Sonic was cooler than Mario and I told him he'd have to be the fastest thing alive at recess or else I'd be stomping him out like a Goomba. This Kindergartner was pretty damn fast and I never was allowed to drop off my little sister at school the rest of the year.
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#6Virus66Posted 1/14/2013 5:18:31 PM
This last gen. All of my gamer friends were Xbox gamers, and I was the sole PS3 gamer. I didn't really care until they just upped and started ripping on me for owning a PS3. I even owned a 360 as well but they didn't care. Each one of the 4 of the people proceeded to be plagued by RRoD twice and tried to justify it. They proceed to justify the Kinect. They also say that CoD is the best Xbox game, despite it being on every console lol. I didn't even have to say anything and they instantly got defensive. Good times.
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#7silverbulltPosted 1/14/2013 5:23:18 PM
Times were different back then lol...

I had a N64, my friend had a Saturn and the other a PS1. Each Friday after school we would go to a different friend house and just play whatever console he owned. GoldenEye was quite popular at my place and so was GT on the PS1 at my friend. In the Saturn it was all about Daytona USA. We never really argued what console was the best though.
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#8SPDShadowRangerPosted 1/14/2013 5:26:04 PM(edited)
Never...non of my fans are gamers....well they may scratch the surface of casual but that's stretching it. Otherwise everyone I ever heard talk about games played either Sony and Nintendo, Nintendo and Microsoft or all three. Never really payed attention to people in college, although In the commons/cafeteria I would see people on their DS all the time.
#9Ho_Li_PuPosted 1/14/2013 5:33:17 PM
Atari versus Intellivision. The ad campaign launched by Mattel to hype the Intellivision's power over the Atari 2600 was brutal. Life on the playground defending Atari was tough. 2600 ultimately won despite being the "weaker" console. Nothing ever changes kids, things are the same today as they were in 1980.
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#10Petey_MeanisPosted 1/14/2013 7:00:29 PM
SNES vs. Genesis
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