Gaming Trends That Need to Stop – "Fanboys"
With video games becoming more and more main-stream, is it possible that the creative output of the gaming industry will suffer? That’s a debate that requires some serious contemplation. It is the sort of debate held by business analysts that bore you with bar graphs and statistical analysis of financial successes regarding proven formulas. Screw that, let’s just be super critical and make fun of the developers. Off we go:
From almost the birth of video-games themselves, gamers have had a choice. Will it be Nintendo or Sega? Do you love Sony or Microsoft? It is a battle that has plagued the gaming world for decades. Wars beyond count have been waged, where gamers voice the positive aspects of each system, with all the grace of angry cavemen.
What is it? What is this primal desire to prove to others that we have made the correct (and only feasible) choice? While this issue can be paralleled to other mediums, (Such as Ford vs. Dodge) video games seem to inspire the most dedicated fans. Let’s try to place a usual fan-boy argument into another medium, to see if the argument still holds value.
Fan1: Man, waffle cones are the best!
Fan2: Yeah right! Waffle bowls are far superior!
Fan1: WHAT?! The cone obviously is better, see how mobile it is? That clunky bowl of yours must weigh like 2342 lbs! lolz
Fan2: HARDLY! Look how much more content my bowl can hold! The capacity of my bowl exceeds your ugly cone by like 1.32 gigasprinkles.
Fan1: BOWLS ARE GEY! AND UR FACE IS GEY
Fan2: WHY DON’T YOU GO KILL YOURSELF?!
I think that this parallel teaches us one important thing. Regardless of technical specifications or looks, the simple truth is that you are still eating ice-cream.
Worst Offenders: You, or maybe a friend of yours.