A Generational Hatred of Xbox?

#101pblimp360Posted 5/17/2014 12:35:50 PM
Horridhal posted...
Actually it is called an OPINION piece. It isn't based on fact or truth, it is based on the author's belief.

You believing the same doesn't make it any more valid or true.


His OPINION piece is correct as far as I'm concerned having seen PS3 and Sony loyalists in general over the years. They are a sad bunch. So yeah, it makes it very true to me.
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#102ILikesCheesePosted 5/17/2014 1:32:19 PM
Dionysus posted...
TC is blinded by nostalgia. The console wars started in the 80s and brand loyalty/tribalism was fostered more by Sega than any other console manufacturer. The only fanboys I've ever met IRL were Nintendo/Sega fans.


Apparently you were unaware of the Atari vs Intellivision vs The Odyssey back in the 70s.
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#103PreludezPosted 5/17/2014 1:34:57 PM
It has nothing to do with brand, it has to do with the massive mistakes Microsoft when they launched this game.

You don't market a games console as a tv box.
#104HorridhalPosted 5/17/2014 1:58:42 PM
pblimp360 posted...
Horridhal posted...
Actually it is called an OPINION piece. It isn't based on fact or truth, it is based on the author's belief.

You believing the same doesn't make it any more valid or true.


His OPINION piece is correct as far as I'm concerned having seen PS3 and Sony loyalists in general over the years. They are a sad bunch. So yeah, it makes it very true to me.


All that proves is that you are a fanboy for another company. Which makes you just as bad as any other fanboy.
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#105Golden MavenPosted 5/17/2014 2:05:09 PM
Microsoft gave western developers a big boost on consoles... A lot of the hate is coming from butthurt weeaboos who miss eastern dominance on consoles.
#106BloodyDove2vsPosted 5/17/2014 2:06:05 PM
Do remember Microsoft's original policies my friend.
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#107DionysusPosted 5/17/2014 4:48:49 PM
ILikesCheese posted...
Dionysus posted...
TC is blinded by nostalgia. The console wars started in the 80s and brand loyalty/tribalism was fostered more by Sega than any other console manufacturer. The only fanboys I've ever met IRL were Nintendo/Sega fans.


Apparently you were unaware of the Atari vs Intellivision vs The Odyssey back in the 70s.
There was competition (that Atari dominated), but there wasn't an aggressive ad campaign to promote brand tribalism like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7nsBoqJ6s8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K03fQKkN7VI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTi5EaocGaY
#108HenryKazukaPosted 5/17/2014 9:55:28 PM
Dionysus posted...
ILikesCheese posted...
Dionysus posted...
TC is blinded by nostalgia. The console wars started in the 80s and brand loyalty/tribalism was fostered more by Sega than any other console manufacturer. The only fanboys I've ever met IRL were Nintendo/Sega fans.


Apparently you were unaware of the Atari vs Intellivision vs The Odyssey back in the 70s.
There was competition (that Atari dominated), but there wasn't an aggressive ad campaign to promote brand tribalism like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7nsBoqJ6s8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K03fQKkN7VI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTi5EaocGaY

Think again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-sWyURNptA

"Intellivision 2 has the most going for it, more games than Atari and Coleco!"

Well of course you are going to have more games when you can blatantly steal Atari hardware and put it in your console (aka the System Changer):
http://www.intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/hardware/changer_tech.html

Many people expressed amazement that the Intellivision's processor could emulate an Atari 2600. Well, it can't. The System Changer is itself simply an Atari 2600 clone -- essentially a 6507 processor, a TIA (Television Interface Adaptor) video/sound chip, and a 6532 RIOT chip (128 bytes RAM, I/O ports, and a general purpose timer). The System Changer only uses the Intellivision for its power supply and RF modulator.

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#109NeoAndurilPosted 5/17/2014 9:57:40 PM
SigmaLongshot posted...
Considering the amount of tenuously-relevant threads on the Xbox One boards as of late, I wanted to discuss the elephant in the room - brand extremism.

It's an odd fellow; though I've seen people psychotically obsessive about, say, Nintendo, I see more people with the inverse reaction to the Xbox.

So many people have an outright hatred of the brand which seems so polar that it must be premeditated.

I have a theory; debunk or dismiss it as necessary.

You see, I am born of the early eighties, so I am naturally more accepting of multiple brands. But I believe those who grew up with the PlayStation and N64 as their "coming of age" consoles are more ingrained with the mentality of a "console allegiance". Arguably the only time this was rampant before was SNES vs MegaDrive/Genesis, but even then we happily gamed with our "rival club" pals.

PlayStation's marketing was so aggressively 90s teen, club-serious, faux-adult stuff that the stony-faced nature has followed zealots to their adulthood, which is not to belittle their characters but may explain why Sony-only devotees are so unforgiving when it comes to accepting Xbox, Nintendo or often even PC games into their lifestyles.

Summarised: It's a generational generalisation of those coaxed into "picking a side"; similar things occur with all brands. But those of this particular age were most susceptible to Xbox hatred for this reason.


You're confusing generational factors with maturity. These xb1 trolls are just knuckleheads who need to grow out of their binary limited thinking. Of course, some people will never grow out of that.
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#110Homie_202Posted 5/17/2014 10:08:24 PM
I stopped reading after the first paragraph. I don't think that's true at all. I was born in 91 and I grew up with the playstation and Nintendo consoles we also had a sega genesis. I loved those but the 360 was awesome and I didn't like any console at that time as much as the 360. But the reason I don't like the xbox even half as much as I used to is because of MS. Halfway through the consoles life they gave up on it and stopped making new games. Then about 75% of the way through they stopped focusing on the core audience altogether and tried to hard to be Nintendo. Alienating me and pushing me away even more.

Then to make matters worse their new console makes it seem and feel like gaming wasn't their top priority. Like gaming took a backseat as they were focused on too many other things and not what the box's #1 priority should be which is gaming. The way I see it is It's Microsoft's fault they are the ones to drove me back into sonys loving embrace they continued to make new and original games WITH their sequels not just sequel after sequel after sequel. I own an xbox one but it is going to be like my ps3 last gen and be there just for exclusives I want to play which is getting to be less and less. They also seem to be going down the same path this gen by making black tusk cancel a game that sounds way better then a new gears to make a new gears. Which just made me dislike them even more.