Phil "the thrill" Spencer talks about "unhealthy" Xbox One fanboyism.

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1 year ago#21
I like how MS employees all wanna play nice now, when last gen they were writing whole essays demonstrating why 360 is better than ps3.lol
1 year ago#22
Did anyone else read Phil the Thrill and think of Phil Kessel? Lol
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1 year ago#23
ITT: Fanboys in general are idiots.
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1 year ago#24
adampeltz posted...
rgw posted...
Well, if you are representative of a product then it is wise to criticize yourself first if you're going to criticize the customers of the industry as a whole.

He's completely right. I am not a 5-8 hour a day gamer by any means but I own two next-gen consoles and a portable because each brings something to the table. I realize I'm blessed to be able to make that statement because these systems aren't cheap.

I think a lot of fanboyism comes from the fact most gamers cannot make that easy decision and are limited by their personal finances on system choice (PC, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, etc). Its a bigger investment to them and more important that they were "right" when purchasing a system. The other factor is that technology companies across market areas (PC, portable devices, consoles, etc) used zealotry as free advertising when they were emerging enterprises. It's cheaper - and possibly more effective - to have true believers being your sales rep than paying for somebody to do it. You can't just put the genie back in the bottle.

I'm sure Sony doesn't have the same sentiment right now because they have pounced on some Microsoft missteps in prerelease decisions (that they ultimately bent to consumer demands) to shape the narrative on places like this site. If the roles were reversed, we'd probably be hearing a Sony exec bemoaning the nastiest surrounding the market thanks to fans.


Maybe you're right, that's where fanboyism comes from. The inability to own all consoles. But as a kid, I only had one system per generation and I never hated on the others. There's no need to "justify" your purchase. Trashing someone else's tastes doesn't make your gaming experience more fun.


Logic on gamefaqs ?!?!? I'm looking out the window and I'm pretty sure I see horsemen in the sky...
1 year ago#25
Soar2344 posted...
ITT: Fanboys in general are idiots.


Couldn't agree more. Universal gamer here :)
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1 year ago#26
xbone one trolls are the ones causing all the problems. Not sure why they are protected but if they got banned this board would be a lot better.
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1 year ago#27
GondolinRises posted...
xbone one trolls are the ones causing all the problems. Not sure why they are protected but if they got banned this board would be a lot better.


TC, one of your fellow ponies already had a post removed :) I won't say whether or not I had a hand in that but I will say shame on him for trolling tsk tsk tsk
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1 year ago#28
Maverick_Reznor posted...
jon davis posted...
Maverick_Reznor posted...
http://kotaku.com/why-sony-fans-are-called-cockroaches-in-japan-569526221

http://www.destructoid.com/fact-ps3-fanboys-are-the-worst-149259.phtml

http://www.crappyreviews.com/1/post/2013/11/do-sony-fanboys-tarnish-the-playstation-brand.html

http://n4g.com/news/491193/why-sony-fanboys-are-the-worst-of-the-bunch

http://bgr.com/2013/07/11/xbox-one-petition-sharing-feature/


You sad little man.


You mad little man


You...glad little man?

Hold on...
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1 year ago#29
jon davis posted...
Maverick_Reznor posted...
http://kotaku.com/why-sony-fans-are-called-cockroaches-in-japan-569526221

http://www.destructoid.com/fact-ps3-fanboys-are-the-worst-149259.phtml

http://www.crappyreviews.com/1/post/2013/11/do-sony-fanboys-tarnish-the-playstation-brand.html

http://n4g.com/news/491193/why-sony-fanboys-are-the-worst-of-the-bunch

http://bgr.com/2013/07/11/xbox-one-petition-sharing-feature/


You sad little man.


Translation: I don't know how to deflect those articles so I will resort to name calling.
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1 year ago#30
Phil probably reads this forum and laughs his ass off all the way to the bank.
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