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I believe most of us have pledged our allegiance to one particular videogame company due to blind fanboyism at one time or another.  Share your fanboy stories.

I hated Sega with a passion when I was a teen.  I was Team Nintendo all the way and proud of it.  I hated Sonic and the Genesis and couldn't stand those damn Blast Processing commercials. Damn lies!  I actually got pissed at one commercial where a guy was shown Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World.  He chose Sonic over Mario!  "Damn Lies,"I screamed.  Good times there. Nyaa  

What about you guys?  What kind of fanboy were you back in the day?  Or were you one of the few who enjoyed all consoles?

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Depending on what you're willing to group into "fanboy" you can add me there still, proudly; due to what Sony trudged out at E3 2006, I decided I wasn't at any point going to support that crap.

In terms of previously, I suppose the best way to put it is that I liked the Virtual Boy.
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I tried one of those once at Blockbuster and got a headache.  I decided that it wasn't for me.
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Though to be fair, I at least only played Wario Land, generally considered the best game on the system.

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I hated Sony. I would only play my N64 and claim that it had the most tech therefore it was the superior format. Then I got into a fight with my wife, got drunk and bought a PS1 with Hot Shos Golf 2 and Bust a Move (hte danece game). Now I have over 300 PS2 games, over 200 PS1 games and give Nintendo a fairly wide berth (even though I do buy most notable games for the Wii and own 3 DS').

I hated Sony for killing the Dreamcast (or at least the cameo role they played) and I hated Sony for the complete mess they made out of the PS3 launch until last week, but still I have some sympathy for them. I was a late adopter of the PSP as well.

I guess it is not fanboyism as much s it is a lovehate relationship. I respect their perfectionsim and I hate it at the same time.

I was also a late adopter of the XB, but turned into a fanboy, but my 4th 360 made me a relunctant 30 owner. M$ owes me BIG TIME.

Nintendo... I'e ben buying all heir shit for a long time, and all I can say is GOD HELP THEM WHEN MIYAMOTO DIES.

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Here's my list of video game consoles that I own or have owned, most during their initial life span:
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Atari Lynx
  • SMS
  • Genesis
  • Sega 32X
  • Game Gear
  • Sega CD
  • 3DO
  • Saturn
  • Dreamcast
  • SNES
  • N64
  • Virtual Boy (I liked it too. I had around 8 games for it)
  • Gamecube
  • Wii
  • DS
  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360
  • PS1
  • PS2
I probably do come off as a fanboy at times, but that's mostly just me being an ass rather than any true resentment toward any game console or company. I can honestly say that I've never hated any system or company; I have felt indifferent to some (mostly Sony), though. I think it's mainly because I've had enough money to afford just about any console I've wanted throughout most of my life, so I've never got into that "my system is better than yours" mentality. I find fanboyism quite funny, though.

EDIT: I owned all of these consoles during their initial lifespan, except for the Atari Jaguar, Virtual Boy and 3DO. I bought all three of those consoles shortly after they were discontinued.

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aspro73 said:
Nintendo... I'e ben buying all heir shit for a long time, and all I can say is GOD HELP THEM WHEN MIYAMOTO DIES.

That will never happen. Miyamoto is immortal.

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I was a die-hard, hardcore Nintendo fan during the SNES era. I argued all the way with my other friends who preferred the Genesis or the Turbo Grafix 16. Then when the N64 came out, I realized one of the biggest reasons why I loved the SNES was the Square games. And when Final Fantasy VII was announced for the PS1, I eventually compromised my longtime fanboy pride with Nintendo so I could play FFVII!

Ahhhh....memories.

When I think about it, it was always about the games. Nintendo had all the best games before Sony came in and beat the crap out of them for the crown. But even still, Nintendo has a special place in my heart, even though its being chipped and broken gradually by every new casual game Nintendo brings out.

Because of all that, I appreciate and enjoy every system now. But yeah, I was a huge Nintendo fanboy...I think most of us were/are. Obviously since we make fun of The VG Press by saying it's a Nintendo site!


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Here's my list of video game consoles that I've own or have owned, most during their initial life span:
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Atari Lynx
  • SMS
  • Genesis
  • Sega 32X
  • Game Gear
  • Sega CD
  • 3DO
  • Saturn
  • Dreamcast
  • SNES
  • N64
  • Virtual Boy (I liked it too. I had around 8 games for it)
  • Gamecube
  • Wii
  • DS
  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360
  • PS1
  • PS2
I probably do come off as a fanboy at times, but that's mostly just me being an ass rather than any true resentment toward any game console or company. I can honestly say that I've never hated any system or company; I have felt indifferent to some (mostly Sony), though. I think it's mainly because I've had enough money to afford just about any console I've wanted throughout most of my life, so I've never got into that "my system is better than yours" mentality. I find fanboyism quite funny, though.

EDIT: I owned all of these consoles during their initial lifespan, except for the Atari Jaguar, Virtual Boy and 3DO. I bought all three of those consoles shortly after they were discontinued.

What? No NEOGEO? Fanboy.

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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 04:56:06

Ravenprose said:

aspro73 said:
Nintendo... I'e ben buying all heir shit for a long time, and all I can say is GOD HELP THEM WHEN MIYAMOTO DIES.

That will never happen. Miyamoto is immortal.

I hear you, but seriously... will their time be up once he goes on to the castle in the sky?

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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 04:59:03

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What? No NEOGEO? Fanboy.

That's the one system I could never afford. I liked NeoGeo games, and played them often in the arcades, but the prices for their home games were outrageous! In fact, they still are!

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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 04:59:05

aspro73 said:

Ravenprose said:

aspro73 said:
Nintendo... I'e ben buying all heir shit for a long time, and all I can say is GOD HELP THEM WHEN MIYAMOTO DIES.

That will never happen. Miyamoto is immortal.

I hear you, but seriously... will their time be up once he goes on to the castle in the sky?

I hope he live to 90 years old and stays strong as ever.

I want to play Super Mario 3000 and that virtual reality Zelda game!

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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 05:06:40
Now that I think about it, I suppose I'm an old-school arcade fanboy. Arcade games > modern games. Happy

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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 05:17:55

aspro73 said:

Ravenprose said:

aspro73 said:
Nintendo... I'e ben buying all heir shit for a long time, and all I can say is GOD HELP THEM WHEN MIYAMOTO DIES.

That will never happen. Miyamoto is immortal.

I hear you, but seriously... will their time be up once he goes on to the castle in the sky?

I believe Miyamoto has carefully passed on most of his signature gameplay philosophies to the younger game designers within Nintendo, so I do think Nintendo will be able to continue making new games based upon his established IPs that will live up to his legacy for years after he eventually passes.

Where Nintendo may suffer is in creating new gameplay ideas or IPs. Miyamoto is second to none in that area.

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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 05:21:18

Ravenprose said:
Now that I think about it, I suppose I'm an old-school arcade fanboy. Arcade games > modern games. Happy

 What about modern arcade games?

I'm a huge Sony fanboy. But it's never really affected me too much. I wasn't very interested in the PS3 to begin with (nor the 360), and I find it hilarious how bad they're doing, but I do like them more than Nintendo or Micrsosft.

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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 05:40:17

Foolz said:

Ravenprose said:
Now that I think about it, I suppose I'm an old-school arcade fanboy. Arcade games > modern games. Happy

What about modern arcade games?

There are some modern arcade games that are quite good, even great, but nothing surpasses playing games in a crowed arcade in the '80s-early 90's. The games were better then (IMO), and the atmosphere was just awesome. I  remember when SFII and Mortal Kombat came out, and there were like 10 to 20 kids huddled around a single arcade taking turns against whoever the winner happened to be. I also remember seeing several physical fights break out due to sore losers. LOL All you get these days are 12 year olds cursing at you via a microphone. It's just not the same. Sad

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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:22:35
You should take a holiday in Japan! Grinning

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growing up i did most of my gaming at the arcades as i couldn't really afford any consoles.  for the most part i didn't discriminate and i spread my "quarters" to any and all the games that looked fun.  the first (and perhaps only) time i got a fanboy feeling at the arcades was when mortal combat arrived and a bunch of idiots were impressed by its shock tactics and saying it was better than street fighter II.  coming to think of it, i wasn't a fanboy i was just right Nyaa  to this day i haven't seriously played a mortal combat game after trying the first one and realising what a joke it was compared to the perfection of SFII

in the nintendo vs sega era i mostly felt closer to nintendo though i felt no real enmity towards sega (except for the master system which we generally laughed at).  i had a friend who had both a SNES and a Megadrive at most times between him and his brother as well as a gameboy and gamegear (at least until the gamegear was proven to be completely impractical).  that way i got to play both, but i mostly chose that we played the SNES when i had a saying on the matter.  with my own money (after saving my pocket money for weeks and resisting the arcades) i bought a gameboy.  and i have had every nintendo handheld since

in the generation after that my friend was an early adapter of the saturn and vehemently defended it against the playstation even when the tide looked irreversible.  i guess this meant i was a sega fanboy by proxy then.

in the last generation (which was the first one when i had my own money) i had all 3 systems eventually getting the gamecube first, then the PS2 and finally the XBox and i guess that order betrays my feelings (even if i have a much larger collection of PS2 games than GC games, there was just a lot more of them).

this generation is looking similar to the last.  i got the wii first, some months ago i got the ps3 and maybe before it's all said and done i will have a 360 as well (though Forza is the only game making me wish i had one at present).  i'm also very happy with having both the DS and the PSP even though i play the DS more

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growing up i did most of my gaming at the arcades as i couldn't really afford any consoles.  for the most part i didn't discriminate and i spread my "quarters" to any and all the games that looked fun.  the first (and perhaps only) time i got a fanboy feeling at the arcades was when mortal combat arrived and a bunch of idiots were impressed by its shock tactics and saying it was better than street fighter II.  coming to think of it, i wasn't a fanboy i was just right Nyaa  to this day i haven't seriously played a mortal combat game after trying the first one and realising what a joke it was compared to the perfection of SFII

I actually enjoyed both MK and SFII near-equally back then. SFII was clearly the better game, but I enjoyed the spectacle of MK; it was like a B-movie: You know it's bad, but it's still a lot of fun to watch/play. Fatalities were sooo cool! Grinning

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bugsonglass said:
growing up i did most of my gaming at the arcades as i couldn't really afford any consoles.  for the most part i didn't discriminate and i spread my "quarters" to any and all the games that looked fun.  the first (and perhaps only) time i got a fanboy feeling at the arcades was when mortal combat arrived and a bunch of idiots were impressed by its shock tactics and saying it was better than street fighter II.  coming to think of it, i wasn't a fanboy i was just right Nyaa  to this day i haven't seriously played a mortal combat game after trying the first one and realising what a joke it was compared to the perfection of SFII

I actually enjoyed both MK and SFII near-equally back then. SFII was clearly the better game, but I enjoyed the spectacle of MK; it was like a B-movie: You know it's bad, but it's still a lot of fun to watch/play. Fatalities were sooo cool! Grinning



i agree it was fun to watch the fatalities and the gore etc.  some of them were hilarious.  but i couldn't enjoy playing it.

especially the first mortal kombat played so clunky that it made it really hard for me.  the jumps just felt wrong compared to SFII and i didn't like having to press a button to block and push back and kick on the joystick to foot sweep as opposed to down.  MKII improved on the controls a great deal and i have to say it wasn't so bad on my friend's megadrive.  reptile was especially cool

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