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#1Xcalibur02Posted 11/18/2012 10:13:07 AM
As some of you may know, the Nintendo Wii U launched today, and I guarantee you, there is no place more troll infested than the Wii U board right now. It's the typical trollmania over there. Waving around bad reviews score like it's the gospel while simultaneously denying the legitimacy of every good review score, calling everyone who has anything positive to say a fanboy, getting mad when some calls them out for being a troll while they spout the words "fanboy" and "nintendrone" out the wazoo. That kind of stuff.

For anyone who has been here long enough to remember, what was it like here when the 360 first launched? Was it troll infested or was it relatively chill? I'm afraid to ask this on the PS3 boards considering at least half the trolls on the Wii U board are, you guessed it, Sony fanboys. I wanted to here it from a base that seems relatively indifferent toward Nintendo, for the most part.
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#2WinternovaPosted 11/18/2012 10:15:58 AM
It's amazing how people will troll a new system's board. I have no interest in the Wii U, but I don't need to go to the system's board to tell other people that. Kids these days need better hobbies.
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#3RycerXPosted 11/18/2012 10:21:32 AM
I don't think I've ever seen a more mean spirited troll-o-rama in console rivalries than the PS3 vs Xbox 360. Sega poked some fun at Nintendo back in the day, but the fans weren't at each other's throats. Of course, the internet is 90% to blame, so maybe it was always this way and people just didn't have the balls to say half the things they do online to someone's face.
#4cup_a_soupPosted 11/18/2012 10:22:40 AM
I don't recall the 360 board being a troll fest, but then again I'm not really sure if I really visited the board much before I actually got my 360.
#5shawnmckPosted 11/18/2012 10:30:13 AM(edited)
It was a troll fest.
Sony fanboys were claiming that once the PS3 is launched that it was going to wipe the floor with the XB 360.
And when it didn't happen they kept saying "next year".
Plus they would all repeat the same crap, such as "the PS3 is 100x better than the XB 360", and that it (PS3) is the "superior console"...and all kinds of crap.
Some of them wouldn't even call the XB 360 by its real name, but kept referring to it as "Xbox 1.5."

But yeah, when the XB 360 launched this site was populated by anti Microsoft / Sony fanboys that expected a repeat of last gen where the PS2 beat the X-Box handily.
#6IWUPosted 11/18/2012 11:03:29 AM
I'll take you back even further, to launch of Xbox. Of course the PS2 had already been out and man was it troll city. I remember there was this one troll named "Baltis" and he got banned for posting a direct link to some porn video where a guy was making some chick choke on... Well I'm sure you can figure it out. The topic title to that thread was

"OMG!!! Look what Sony is doing to MS!!!!"
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#7FFTHEWINNERPosted 11/18/2012 11:04:16 AM
The difference being that,in the 360 case,it was impossible to not call it next gen >_>.
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#8VandelayIncPosted 11/18/2012 11:38:10 AM
wow just took a look at the board...does the wii u really brick during updates, or is it trolling? haha
#9DemonossePosted 11/18/2012 11:46:18 AM
O.K. for us OLDER Peeps who aren't really down with the New Gen Lingo. WTF IS A TROLL??????? I'm 26 and have never heard of a troll other than something that lives under a bridge and eats Billy Goats. Please, someone enlighten me so I can be "down" with you all. CAN YOU DIG IT????!!!!!!!!!! Groovy. LOL!!!!!! I'm not that old.
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#10Santo3485Posted 11/18/2012 12:28:51 PM
All I clearly remember on this board was Sony fanboys saying that next gen doesnt start until Sony says so (something like that) oh wow. Aaah 2005... Those were the days...
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