LOLZ xb0x sUckz Ps3 r00lz! This is the logic of a fanboy, a person so obessed and enthralled with a product, brand, movie, story, etc., that they refuse to see any reason why another product might be better.
Now I’m not talking about a person who enjoys or prefers a certain product. Those people are reasonable and easy to talk with. I personally prefer the Xbox 360 over a PS3, although I have both systems. Game-Flush Staff members Teach and J.M. enjoy the PS3 more, but they don’t tell me how much of a n00b I am, and how I am somehow inferior for liking one entertainment system over another.
I’m talking about the belligerent addicts. These people are the ones with really not much else going on in their lives, so they escape their crappy lives by becoming obsessed with some item or interesting story. Who needs a real life when you have Middle Earth? Spending quality time with your kids or ditching them to go play World of WarCraft? WarCraft FTW!
It’s these people that really grind my gears, because not only do they have no sense of reality, they actually bring down the coolness of something you like. I remember back in 1999 when the newest Star Wars trilogy was coming and how excited my friends and I were to see it. I enjoyed the original trilogy a lot as a kid, and I remember my friend’s parents getting the tickets in advance to see it on opening night.
Opening night comes, and I am so excited as we head towards the theater. I walk into the theater, and, to my surprise, I see a god awful display. I am seeing grown men dressed up as Jedi Knights. Only they didn’t look like Jedi Knights… more like fat guys dressed in robes waving plastic lightsabers. This has put a damper on the entire Star Wars series for me. I cannot look at Star Wars the same way without that harsh reminder of what I saw that day (including the awful movie). It’s not cool at all to be dressing up as any type of character from any book, video game, movie, etc. It just makes everyone else feel less cool for liking what you like.
In fact, loving something so much begins to make others hate it. Fanboys defeat their own purpose by bringing in the opposite fanboy. No one likes when anyone swings from the nuts of anything… so, stop nuthugging.
So my advice to them is, enjoy what you love, but not to the point of making others hate it. Stop debating that PS3 is better than Xbox. In the end, it doesn’t matter. Obsessing over one hobby to a fault is a bad thing.