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Flamebait Friday Debate: Who Has The Worst Fanboys?

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Fanboys are a strange breed. Armies of nameless, faceless soldiers fighting blindly for the honour of some company belonging to a really fat, rich guy who owns 10 houses, 3 islands and a couple of private jets.

At the same time, they have somehow became an integral part of the video games industry and can create massive influence when massed together on the battlefields of the internet. Every major video game company has them, like a bunch of coked up groupies looking for their next victim.

Question is… which ones are the absolute worst of the lot? The worst of the worst, the dirty filth of our time.

I think I know.

Last Updated: September 10, 2010


  1. they all the same, they just wear different branding.

    bovril kicks marmites ass!!


  2. Geoffrey Tim

    September 10, 2010 at 11:41

    Battlecards and Virtual boy fanboys are the absolute worst!


  3. Fox1

    September 10, 2010 at 11:46

    In this day and age there’s still some fanbois thinking it’s 2006.


  4. Milesh Bhana

    September 10, 2010 at 11:46

    Magic the Gathering fanbois.


  5. Loki

    September 10, 2010 at 12:17



  6. Field Marshall JR Lenoir

    September 10, 2010 at 12:18


    They’re all the same… mindless sheep, who gladly suck on the cancerous teat of Corporations.

    They are the reason why DLC is so profitable and why the future of gaming will be littered with incomplete games and shoddily produced and frequent DLC.

    They are the reason why you can actually pay real money for “clothes” for your digital dolls.

    They are the reason why console makers can cut corners and deliver shoddy consoles, without any sort of repercussions.

    Fanbois – death to them all!

    Yours in Glorious battle,
    Field Marshall JR Lenoir


  7. eXp

    September 10, 2010 at 12:23

    I must say, Apple fanboys really get to me. With most Sony and MS fanboys, they will still admit errors with their product yet try to disguise them one way or another. Apple fanboys, i.e. shwartz ;), simply do NOT listen to reason, logic or fact.


  8. Field Marshal JR Lenoir

    September 10, 2010 at 12:27

    Field Marshal Lenoir adds an extra “L” to field Marshal because he rolls like that. :blush:


  9. Christo Le Grange

    September 10, 2010 at 12:37



  10. Christo Le Grange

    September 10, 2010 at 12:41

    agree wholeheartedly!..I have a iphone, but the way the rest of Apple fanboys go on, its insane.


  11. Christo Le Grange

    September 10, 2010 at 12:51

    to be honest, i’ve met quite a few very stand offish PC fanboys.
    and the elitist mentality from the SONY fanboys, i cant stand it….in fact, if it wasn’t for the Sony fanboys, I might have already owned a PS3
    i really think the MS fanboys are none of the above, whats the stigma surounding MS fanboys?? i really dont know alot…the couple I do know are not actually fanboys, but more like me, I’m gamer of any flavour of platform which started out in PC gaming.

    ….but i guess each persons’ opinion should differ, because each person interprets their friends opinions and people they meet online differently.


  12. AC!D

    September 10, 2010 at 13:08

    Frankly i dont mind the fanboys much because they are the product of something even worse. These pretentious gaming news and media outlets. 90% of them either spread misinformation, their own bias or purposefully post fanboy material to get their site hits. 90% of these guys are gaming bloggers and fanboys themselves that have nothing better to do with their time. I mean for the love of God you just have to read the articles on N4G to understand e.g the fake Gran Turismo 5 loading times and crash damage, the site that posted a Nvidia tablet and photo shopped the PSP2 Logo saying he had an inside source, sites with bloggers trying covince ppl that MS raising the price of Live is a good thing, sites posting images of multi Platform games that look near identical and try to get the fanboys roaring by using 1000’s of dollars of equipments to prove this version runs 2 frames per second better than this version etc.

    Really are fanboys that bad or should we start looking at some of the idiots who think they are actual journalists and pretend they have high standards before we point fingers at the fanboys and disillusioned industry they have created?

    What do you guys think?


  13. Gavin Mannion

    September 10, 2010 at 13:20

    Personally I think the fanboy comes out when a site uses 1000’s of dollars worth of equipment to prove a version runs better than another.. in reality no one should care but yet people do. That’s the problem not the person proving the fact.


  14. AC!D

    September 10, 2010 at 13:53

    Comon Gavin thats like saying propaganda didnt create Nazi’s or American news doesnt colour a better picture of America to Americans. The media has power and the way they use it results in Nazi’s, terrorists, freedom fighters, racists and fanboys etc. The media gives ppl a sense of identity and helps them form their opinions more often than not. Amercian soldiers ran off to war with best intentions of stopping nuclear terror and chemical weapons based on lies. Fanboys will buy Kinect instead of Move because Gavin prefers Kinect and writes positive things while ingoring most of the negative. You guys have power to persuade ppl to go one way or another thats why its the duty of any self respecting journalist to present the facts as is and if they would like to post a personal preference then post it as an opinion piece as you did with Kinect or even better in the comments section instead of the articles themselves.

    This is why most ppl have zero respect for sites like Edge and Destructoid while sites like Giant Bomb has such a respected following. They point out facts and if there is a problem with a multi plat game thats huge like Bayonetta or the Orange box they will point it out and if there is a better experience to be had with R.U.S.E using Move they will point it out but not write an entire article about it trying to garner hits. Like i said ill stick by my comment and say The gaming media are worse than fanboys because they give them the fuel and help them form their gamer identity.


  15. Aussious aka Tyler Durden

    September 10, 2010 at 14:00

    Well its part of human nature to take sides, I mean to sports to me is just as pointless or meaningful as say gaming. Hence to here a bunch of fanboys going on about which has better graphics between Gears and Uncharted is indentical to those arguing about which team is better Arsenal or Man Untd.At the end of the day its all the same because whether its SONY,MS or Arsenal and Man U its bout the big corparates making money off our pass times. Truth is we need to stop playing video games and watching Sports and start trying to figure out why we are here, and go start fights with random strangers, destroy economy and start a revolution.I know we can call it Project Mayhem.:devil:


  16. darthdad

    September 10, 2010 at 14:04

    pffffttt! Everybody knows Liverpool are better than MU and The Gunners. :tongue:


  17. Field Marshal JR Lenoir

    September 10, 2010 at 14:07

    MS fanboys are generally the jocks of the gaming world, i.e. the stereotype is that they’re not really bright and probably obese. Granted this is probably because of all the Americans on xbox live, and a case of stereotype transference.


  18. Field Marshal JR Lenoir

    September 10, 2010 at 14:10

    Pffftt! Everyone knows Manchester United isn’t even worthy to hold the sweaty jockstrap of FC Barcelona.


  19. Field Marshal James Lenoir

    September 10, 2010 at 14:11

    Shut your mouth! Magic the Gathering is the purest of all games 😛


  20. Nick de Bruyne

    September 10, 2010 at 14:19

    I’ve noticed that on the internet, the general rule of thumb is: If you don’t agree with me, you are a fanboy.

    In my time writing for this site, I have been accused of being an Xbox 360 fanboy, a Playstation 3 fanboy, an Apple fanboy – well pretty much an “everything” fanboy, I believe they call that being a “gamer”. (admittedly, I am quite an Apple whore and buy way too many of their products).


  21. Field Marshal James Lenoir

    September 10, 2010 at 14:22

    Dude, you’re such a fanboy!


  22. easy

    September 10, 2010 at 14:24

    what are you fanboys out of your frigging minds!! think logically ffs… spurs will obviously bring home the silverware this year.



  23. Steve Hofmeyr

    September 10, 2010 at 14:26

    @ Acid
    The problem is that you are judging Gavin through your own fanboy bias. Any LG follower with some sense will know that LG posts negatives and positives about all consoles. It’s only people like you that get your panties in a bunch when your prefered console is in a negative light and you’re not mature enough to accept it. Ironically it’s people like you that creates a need for sensationalist headlines since you respond to them the strongest.


  24. Loki

    September 10, 2010 at 14:51



  25. Christo Le Grange

    September 10, 2010 at 14:53




  26. Loki

    September 10, 2010 at 15:00

    I will admit that I am a XBOX and Blackberry fanboy. I don’t care if your phone or console can do better than mine. It is what works for me.


  27. Nick de Bruyne

    September 10, 2010 at 15:01

    Screw you guys, Im gonna go buy some apps off of the iTunes store and use them on my iSomething so that I can feel better.


  28. AC!D

    September 10, 2010 at 15:05

    @Steve Hofmeyer: Says the guy that quotes his E-penis because MS won the American Hardware sales for the month. You are so far up your own MS fanboy ass you probably wouldnt believe me if i told you i probably own ten times more Xbox360 games than you do or ever will and im critical of every damn gaming company i just never get the chance to piss on Sony with things like PSPGO or PSN plus because assholes like you take it to entirely new level. The stuff that needs complaining about from Sony never gets complained about because we are too God Damned busy discussing fake GT5 videos and your obsession with Lance and enciting him. I just find this entire discussion hysterical because the guys that created and fuelled the fanboys are discussing which sect they created is worse than the other.

    You are right though maybe this site that thinks im the same demographic that can be convinced to buy Kinect because the author equates our gaming satisfaction to the satisfaction his two daughters will get from playing Kinect isnt for me.



  29. easy

    September 10, 2010 at 15:05

    you obviously have a US account (or its jail broken), ’cause the ZA store is shite.


  30. Nick de Bruyne

    September 10, 2010 at 15:18

    @easy – Yeah I buy my goodies off of the US store, too bad our local store is so crap…


  31. Steve Hofmeyr

    September 10, 2010 at 15:37

    1. You need a sense of humor. The e-penis comment was a joke.
    2. Us enticing lans makes as much sense as the public enticing Julius Malema into being a moron.
    3. You own 10 times as much xbox games as me? Now you just sound like a kid with nerd rage.
    4. This site doesn’t think kinect is for you, LG posted an article specifically saying why kinect isn’t for you. LG trying to convince you to buy kinect is your own delusion.

    Anyway, ADIOS!!!


  32. Fox1

    September 10, 2010 at 15:40

    You forget to mention the Ferrari fanboi part :biggrin:


  33. Nick de Bruyne

    September 10, 2010 at 15:43

    Hey a real fanboy doesn’t reveal what he is truly a fanboy of. Now you have gone and spoiled it for me, so I may as well:

    McLaren sucks! Porsche sucks too! FErrARi4LiFE!!!!


  34. Bonk

    September 10, 2010 at 15:43

    Spurs fanboys are the worst kind….


  35. Nick de Bruyne

    September 10, 2010 at 15:45

    I agree with Bonk’s comment (below this one). Spurs fanboys are the worst, I’m more of a Wimpy kinda guy.


  36. Bonk

    September 10, 2010 at 15:46

    I like how people make the distinction between its a pc and a mac. Its both pc’s in my book. I’m a Linux fanboy


  37. easy

    September 10, 2010 at 15:48

    no small thanks to sir harry redface 😉


  38. lans

    September 10, 2010 at 16:40

    i think the worst fanboys are pc gamers, not console gamers. PC gamers think by buying a GTX 480 they can have free sex, and they kill console when in reality, most pc games are shoddy ports, with stupid drm. PC fanboys have the worst egos and think they know it all. If you want advise, go straight to the manufacturer to not ask your local expert, as they know everything about nothing!


  39. Luna

    September 10, 2010 at 16:41

    Oh, that’s easy! All the people who like the things I don’t like! ^_~

    I mentioned it on another post here a day or two ago, but I saw someone simply say they liked the iPhone in an area talking about Android. They didn’t put down Android, they only said they liked iPhone, and the battle from that was lol-worthy! ^_^


  40. Ndibu

    September 10, 2010 at 17:49

    The fanboys that give death threats
    when a game goes multiplatform.
    They also threaten reviewers when
    their exclusive gets a 9.1
    They attack anybody for enjoying
    other games on other platforms
    They are the reason you think twice
    before saying anything negative
    about their console or positive about
    the other console.
    console is last, in home consoles and


  41. John

    September 10, 2010 at 18:09

    xbot bitches!! hands down………EVERYONE that says they’re ALL the same is a xbot! :pirate:


  42. Pedros

    September 10, 2010 at 18:24

    Holy, holy words, those guys are the worst. I wouldn’t touch an Apple product with a stick. :angel:


  43. Lunis

    September 10, 2010 at 18:38

    Ac!d has a really good point. Fanboys have picked up in ferocity over the years. The media are the fan(boy)s fueling the flames. There are too many amateur journalists around with their selective coverage on events. Wake up people. Don’t be suckered into such a single-minded, antagonistic outlook. Respect your platform, but don’t limit yourself or isolate others with similar interests because they aren’t playing a title on your chosen platform.


  44. Man

    September 10, 2010 at 18:42

    Apple fanboys…


  45. Fox1

    September 10, 2010 at 19:18

    Forza Ferrari!!!


  46. Nick de Bruyne

    September 10, 2010 at 19:35

    While I agree with many of the points raised, there are also way too many readers out there who are pretty adept at “selective reading” as well. These are the ones that pitch up everytime their platform of choice is not being praised at all times.

    They are the ones who arrive when there is good news to say “see I told you it was the best” and pitch up when there is bad news to say “you people always focus on the negative, stop being such fanboys and focusing on the negatives”,

    You can never, ever win with people like that, ever.


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