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« on: September 04, 2005, 06:31:56 PM »

Does anyone else feel like going absolute ape shit when they hear this word or see it printed someone on a web site?

Because I do, it drives me up the wall. When this word is used its usually in a negative manner and results in verbal conflict.

And when I say it to my self "Fanboys" it just gives me a head ache.

I just wanted to know what you guys think of this word.

I see it all over gaming sites and what not, luckily I havent seen it here yet and hopefully I wont biggrin
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2005, 07:04:40 PM »

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Does anyone else feel like going absolute ape shit when they hear this word or see it printed someone on a web site?

Because I do, it drives me up the wall. When this word is used its usually in a negative manner and results in verbal conflict.

And when I say it to my self "Fanboys" it just gives me a head ache.

I just wanted to know what you guys think of this word.

I see it all over gaming sites and what not, luckily I havent seen it here yet and hopefully I wont biggrin


FANBOY ALERT!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2005, 07:07:08 PM »

It's cheap, it's easy, and it's guaranteed to produce the desired result.  There is no defence against it since arguing the case just digs the hole a little deeper.

As a result I feel the word is so overused it has lost all meaning.  It's just trolling.

Still, it's better than "fanboi."
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2005, 07:07:50 PM »

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luckily I havent seen it here yet and hopefully I wont biggrin


I don't think you've been paying enough attention. slywink

It all depends on the connotation.  Hell, I freely admit that I am an fanboy of many things (Star Wars, Final Fantasy, my PS2, etc.), and I have no problem when other people call me on it.  However, when 'fanboy' is used to mean a rabid, seething, bile-spewing, unreasonable jerk, then it becomes a problem.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005, 07:19:42 PM »

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It's cheap, it's easy, and it's guaranteed to produce the desired result.  There is no defence against it since arguing the case just digs the hole a little deeper.

As a result I feel the word is so overused it has lost all meaning.  It's just trolling.

Good point.  It's like calling someone an alcoholic.  If they deny that they are one then we all know alcoholics live in denial.  Their denial becomes a symptom of the problem.

It's like watching a cat chase its tail.  It goes round and round.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005, 07:23:28 PM »

I agree-its just trolling at this point. I mean, think about it logically-what does it really say? "Rage, your perfectly valid opinion on XYZ doesn't matter because we all know what a big fan of XYZ you are!"

Just silly.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2005, 09:39:26 PM »

Yeah you guys are all right, I dont mind being called a fan of something, because I'am, but fanboy just sounds stupid and I dont like it  :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2005, 10:44:59 PM »

It doesn't bother me anymore.  I decided I am a fanboy and  just accept that.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2005, 10:49:59 PM »

I don't mind being called a fanboy.  What's really wrong with absolutely loving something?
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2005, 12:08:47 AM »

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I agree-its just trolling at this point. I mean, think about it logically-what does it really say? "Rage, your perfectly valid opinion on XYZ doesn't matter because we all know what a big fan of XYZ you are!"

Just silly.



I friggin' *KNEW* you were an XYZ Fanboy. Heh. Fanboy Alert indeed.

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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2005, 12:12:30 AM »

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I don't mind being called a fanboy.  What's really wrong with absolutely loving something?


Because there are basically two versions of fanboy:

1) The Good- ie "absolutely loving something."  Nothing wrong with that and everyone has something that they hold dear to them well out of proportion of what others think.  

2) The Bad- irrational love to the point that not only will you not even listen to potential criticisms of the product in question but you must constantly put down the product's competitor.  

The bad fanboy is also characteristic of someone who feels that their irrational and complete love is somehow the objective truth and therefore insists that differing opinions  are factually incorrect.

For example, I am a Metal Gear fanboy but I would lable myself the "good" kind.  I totally understand why the series isn't everyone's cup of tea and wouldn't hesistate to recommend someone to the "competition" (ie Splinter Cell or Thief) if I thought that was a better fit for their sensibilities.  

However you will find plenty of "bad" fanboys who wouldn not only trumpet Metal Gear's greatness but are unable to resist simultaneously posting about how Sam Fisher sucks or some such shit.

Also- by someone calling you "fanboy" its just a shorthand to say that your opinions have no merit and should be completely discounted.  So its not hard to see why that's offensive.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2005, 12:17:15 AM »

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I don't mind being called a fanboy.  What's really wrong with absolutely loving something?


It's not the "loving something" that brings in the Rage, (pun intended slywink, it's the lack of respect for that persons ability to use critical thinking to determine what is just their own appreciation for the product, and the inability to recognize the flaws.

A fanboy is as annoying as a parent who's "little Johnny" can do *NO* wrong. I don't label myself a fanboy; if someone wants to critizice my opinion and they bring valid points, I may concede based on the facts provided. I love Dynasty Warriors, but it is (for a lot of people) the same game repackaged over and over again. And it's a repetitive beat-em-up with some performance issues that loses a lot of people in the names and bad english voice-overs. Am I still loving the game? Fuck yeah! Those facts don't negatively impact my enjoyment of the game.

I may be "gay" for Dynasty Warriors, but I know why, and am able to see flaws. My name is Justin, and I am *NOT* a fanboi.


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"gay" is used in the last season of the Simpsons as a popular phrase in the future. eg. Hetz is gay for xbox360, Knightshade is gay for tactical military shooters, or U2K is gay for many obvious reasons. No wait, strike that last one.  :twisted:
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2005, 12:21:43 AM »

It beats being a "mouthbreather."
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2005, 12:39:44 AM »

I already used it to describe Hetz biggrin

I think it's perfectly acceptable but if you go to forums like Gamefaqs then you'll see it so overused that it means absolutely nothing anymore.  You probably don't see it here so much because most people own more than one console and therefore aren't really fanboys.
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2005, 01:49:31 AM »

I just thing the wording "fanboy" is stupid.

I would rather be called a fan of Playstation, Playstation Addict, A Guy Who Loves Playstation A Whole Lot.

Right, you get the idea.

Sites like 1up.com and there users extremely over use the word Fanboy, and I dont like it :evil:  :twisted:
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2005, 02:33:01 AM »

You have to remember that the average age on those sites is about 14 years old.  Would you enjoy hanging around with a 14 year old in real life?  No?  Well it's best not to do it on a forum either.  I go to Gamefaqs when I need a FAQ and that's about it.
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2005, 02:35:56 AM »

Yeah I guess, and most kids these days cant type or spell worth a damn.

Everythings always "Teh Pwned @ Sh1t Fanboiiiii"

Like thats a cool way to type, I better start practicing.
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2005, 02:38:52 AM »

I'm a Square-enix fanboy.  I buy everything they put out with no contraints and so forth.

I bought Drakengard when it first came out.

Sometimes it's not good to be a fanboy   biggrin
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2005, 02:59:23 AM »

I'm an RPG fanboy.

Unless they're crap.
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2005, 03:06:35 AM »

I just plain love RPG's screw the FAnboy part biggrin
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2005, 04:21:49 AM »

I thought it was spelled 'fanbois'   smile
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2005, 04:51:53 AM »

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I thought it was spelled 'fanbois'   smile


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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2005, 05:49:51 AM »

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I thought it was spelled 'fanbois'   smile

I thought only Derek Smart spelled it that way.
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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2005, 03:40:22 PM »

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I thought it was spelled 'fanbois'   smile

I thought only Derek Smart spelled it that way.


Oh NOS11!!! Yuo invok3d teh name of teh BeaST!!!1!

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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2005, 04:56:39 PM »

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Yeah I guess, and most kids these days cant type or spell worth a damn.

Everythings always "Teh Pwned @ Sh1t Fanboiiiii"

Like thats a cool way to type, I better start practicing.


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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2005, 05:54:34 PM »

lol yeah I'll probably have that style of typing down by the end of the week biggrin[/quote]
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« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2005, 09:40:05 PM »

I'm a big fan of "teh" and "1!!!11!" although most of the other stuff drives me nuts.
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« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2005, 11:00:30 PM »

lol thats

pure pwned!!!111! Rage u fanboiii 1 h3ar it$ ur Bday!!!!11!!!1
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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2005, 01:31:32 AM »

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lol thats

pure pwned!!!111! Rage u fanboiii 1 h3ar it$ ur Bday!!!!11!!!1



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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2005, 01:49:46 AM »

Let's see.

Fanboy = Someone who loves a company or certain game but hates practically every other one.

Ex of a Halo 2 fanboy: Dude Halo teh ROOOOCCKKSS!!!!!!!!

Someone: Hey, what about Mario?

Fanboy: DUDE! THAT ****ING SUCKS YEAHHHHH halo PWNNNSSSSSS mario...

Someone: I like Sonic the hedgehog! Do you?

Fanboy: Sonic's a stupid blue rat YEAHHH master chief can KILL SONIC AND ALL THE OTHER RATS.

I hope there aren't any fanboys here. They're annoying.

However ------

Some guy: OMG!!! I can't wait till Halo 3 comes out! I GOTTA GET IT! My room is haloinated! I can't wait to add that new poster to my collection! That's just a hyper and happy, Halo fanatic. Probably not a fanboy unless he thinks everyone else sucks. Fanatics are ok, most of them aren't hyper.

I'm a Ratchet & Clank "fanatic." But I don't go wild about it unless there'd be a PS3 Ratchet game. Tongue
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« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2005, 02:08:39 AM »

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I'm a Ratchet & Clank "fanatic." But I don't go wild about it unless there'd be a PS3 Ratchet game. Tongue


I think you can pretty much guarantee that...
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« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2005, 02:27:16 AM »

I believe Insomniac is workig on a new series for PS3.
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« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2005, 03:52:47 AM »

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I believe Insomniac is workig on a new series for PS3.


Yep, I8 or whatever it was called.  FPS that wa previewed during Sony's E3 conference.

If they stay true to form they won't come back to Ratchet.  Insomniac did 3 Spyro games for the PSX then gave up the franchise and moved on and did 4 Ratchet games for PS2.  Naughty Dog did the same in moving from Crash to Jak & Daxter.  

Ratchet might live on (like Spyro and Crash) but there's a pretty good chance it won't be with Insomniac behind them.
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« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2005, 04:31:43 AM »

Yeah-I remember Insomniac saying pretty much this was it-Rachet was concieved as a trilogy, and now they are done with it an want to move on to new IP's.
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« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2005, 10:01:51 PM »

Thats kind of good and bad for me.

I've never played a Ratchet game before, so I'll have 4 to play, but then all the people that have played them will be all sad.
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« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2005, 01:51:27 AM »

I think LE is to fanboys what Archie Bunker is to racists- he hates everything, so he actually turns out 'fairer' than most  people biggrin

Just kidding, LE, we all love you.  You really are the anti-fanboy, however.  

I remember a few times I was still drunk in my 'new game high', and you were saying a game wasnt such and such.  And, it turned out that in the long run you were right.  You were harshing my mellow, however  :wink:
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« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2005, 04:56:46 AM »

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harshing my mellow


I just caught the top part there... we're talking about -LE- now?  :lol:
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