NOTE: DO NOT MAKE IT AN ANGRY FANBOY WARZONE. I want to have an intelligent conversation within the community of gamers. I want to have some insightful thought not some trashy fanboy talk. Whoever is an admin/mod, close the thread if you feel if it has gone way out of hand.
I always scratch my head when I hear the word Fanboy. At a glance, the word doesn't seem harmless and the definition (from Merriam-Webster) for the word says "a boy (or girl) who is an enthusiastic devotee".Fanboys always are excited of the game or system that they are aligned to which is kinda cool for a newcomer to be a part of community of __________ (gamers in this case). Sometimes, they try to sway you to be part of this community by just trashing another community in order to be the supreme community for gamers or in "Nazi" (sorry, I had to go there) terms, The Master Race which is kinda bad.
This rolls into the next gen console war(s), PS4 vs Xbox One (maybe vs PC but I am not putting this into the equation cause it is in a different league of its own). I have seen the fanboyism that happened on the internet and TBH, I am disgusted with fellow gamers all around. They are sometimes saying deogatory names in which I hear the racial f-word and n-word. I have seen the gifs where a said console is better and the other one gets "destroyed on" within a movie reference. We have seen the namecalling (Xbots, PeeSuckers, etc.) and the arguments. In reality, is this necessary? If I was speaking to you in real life, I would not be saying "Oh my God, your PS4 is going to brick because the power source is inside the console not like the X1." or "Damn! That Xbone is going to be a paperweight because the PS4 is the legit console." cause that might hurt the person. I feel that the internet is some again the catalyst of this, just like the PS3 vs 360 but now we have twitter, facebook, Neogaf, reddit and definitely *heavy sigh* Youtube which amplifies the situation. I have understood internet hate but fanboy hate has always scratch my head. Why the hate because if fanboy hate exists, a newcomer can be turned off to a community that they so want to be a part of. That happened to me when I was very young (I'm 20) and one of the reasons why I stopped gaming for five years (Gamecube got me back to gaming) and I dont want to see it happen to other newbie gamers.
So what do we do from here? How can we have gaming back to a chill pad for a community of gamers? How can we be a "Fanboy" without all the hate because to me a true gaming Fanboy is where a person loves gaming regardless of the console of choice. Make your response great and thoughtful like I did with this insanely large post about fanboys.