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Calling the Kettle Black
Posted on Wednesday, April 29 2009 @ 14:22:35 Eastern

Fanboys.

We all know them. We all hate them. Bane of Gaming, you might say. And bane of pretty much anything else pertaining to popular culture. Films, Movies, Music, Literature, etc. There are fanboys for everything. And they're often known to be annoying little ***** who won't shut up about why their idolized media of choice is better than anything else regardless of proper reasoning, and are also known to deny their being a fanboy if you accuse them of being such.

You all hate them, and you swear to yourself you'd never be one.

But what if I told you... you are one?

Like it or not, you're a fanboy for something. We all are. I am. You are. Your other gamer friends are.

We can't help it. Its only human nature to follow something we strongly agree with or have had in our lives for a long time.

I love Nintendo. The games they make, the series they hold, with their endearing characters. I used to be such a hardcore Nintendo fanboy that I would refuse to own any game system that wasn't Nintendo (Save for a PC of course). I would say the Xbox and PS2 sucked without hesitation, or reason for saying so. I'm a lot better now, though. I own an Xbox 360, and I'm perfectly okay with peoples' personal choice of consoles.

But if I said I'm not a fanboy anymore, I'd be telling a cold, cold lie. I branch out to other systems now, yeah, but I still love Nintendo, and in fact know more about the company and its history than any healthy person should.

I'm a fanboy. You're a fanboy too. What's your favorite game? Series? It's a safe bet that you are devoted to that game or series. Fanboy much? If you've ever dreamed of owning your favorite character's signature weapon or item, you're a fanboy too. I know I am (that $85 Master Sword replica at the mall will be mine!)

If you browse the web to discuss any of your favorite games with like-minded individuals and get frustrated when someone says they don't like that game... there's a hint of fanboyism too.

Now here's one you probably didn't even think about:

Are you an avid video gamer? Guess what? Fanboy.
Even if the rest of this post can be shot down, I can still tell you you're a fanboy for video games. Face it, you're on a website devoted to video games, video game reviews, video game news, and video game discussions. When someone puts the hate down on video games, you defend the industry with your life meter. If someone says video games are a waste of time and will lead you to prison or an early grave, you all get frustrated and go batshit crazy telling that person why they're wrong (with, or without proper reasoning).

Sound familiar?

Sounds like a fanboy to me.

There's nothing wrong. It's part of being human.

Just don't call someone a fanboy for loving something 'too much', when the truth is you're a fanboy yourself. Maybe not for the same thing, but you're a fanboy all the same.

That's the pot calling the kettle black. You fanboys.
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