Hello N4G, and welcome to my blog. I normally don’t write blogs, but I felt compelled to write this blog due to the behaviors the Sony fanboys have been showing as of late. Now before I begin, I am not an Xbot, Sony hater or Nintendrone. I now I have a reputation of being an Xbot on the main site, but that is because I just can’t stand the hypocrisy and double standards of the Sony fanboys. Alright, let’s get this blog on the roll.
Exhibit A: http://www.n4g.com/dev/News-377279.aspx
Gabe Newell from Valve states that he won’t be bothering with PS3 development. What do the Sony fanboys do? They call him fat, ugly, lazy and a Microsoft fanboy for developing solely for the PC and Xbox 360. They seem to forget that Valve is a small PC developer, and they’re handling a lot of projects such as TF2 & L4D updates and working on L4D2. It’s their decision if they find developing for PS3 is worth it or not.
Also, it seems the Sony boys still hold a grudge of what Gabe said back in 2007 about the PS3. It’s funny though. If you were to say “PS3 has no games” or any anti-PS3 statement that hold truth back in 2007, the Sony fanboys would respond by saying, “that’s so 2007, get over it and move on.” The Sony fanboys never seem to take their own advice and move on from Gabe’s comments on the PS3 even after he apologized.
Exhibit B: http://www.n4g.com/industrynews/News-377877.aspx
Developer Insomniac reveals in an interview that they will not be going multiplatform. Instead of being called a lazy and crap developer or Sony fanboys, the Sony fanboys say that it’s Insomniac decision to develop solely for PS3, and that they are not lazy unlike Valve who won’t even bother to learn the PS3’s architecture. Smells like double standard to me.
Before we get to the next exhibits, I would like to post a brief overview of the N4G posting guidelines, mostly dealing with negative news.
Posting negative news: Even though negative news about a console can make the fans angry, it is still news and should be posted as any other story.
You can also post "articles" to N4G. Articles posted to N4G should be of interest to the gaming community and be professional and well written. Opinion pieces are also OK as long as they are written by well established websites or people who work in the game industry.
Exhibit C: http://www.n4g.com/ps3/NewsPending-378102.aspx
Badassgamersite, a no-name blog, wrote an article about PS3 starting to show its dominance. The Sony fanboys agree with the ‘great, well-written’ article despite having run-on sentences, spelling errors and lacking depth. There were no reports, other than the mod who took it down, and the contributor was never called out. I wonder how the Sony fanboys would react if it was anti-PS3. Well, let’s turn to:
Exhibit D: http://www.n4g.com/News-378118.aspx
Game Industry wrote an article about Sony’s performance on E3, as well as its sales. How did the Sony fanboys react? By reporting it as lame/fake/spam, calling this article rubbish and biased, trashing the contributor who submitted this on N4G (this is more evident when BIoodmask is the contributor), as well as the editor of this article.
They also called the site a lame, unknown site looking for hits. Never mind that they had interviews with developers and other industry professionals unlike the site from the pro-PS3 article.
I like how juuken always calls N4G “every gamer's worse nightmare” when an anti-Sony article is approved. I didn't hear her complaining or calling the site from the pro-PS3 article biased. Gee, why is that?
Also, try to compare the number of reports of both submissions.
The moral of the story: If it’s anti-Sony, it’s a biased and rubbish article from a site looking for hits. If it’s pro-Sony, it’s a well-written and truthful article no matter the site that wrote it.
Wild Card: http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/News-376442.aspx
Hamsterfist wrote an article, listing the top ten reasons to own an Xbox 360. Strangely enough, the topic was overrun by PS3 fanboys; they called the list terrible, tried to dispute the reasons to own one and listed reasons on why the PS3 is better. Some even listed the RROD as a reason to not own an Xbox 360. It was full of negative comments.
The next day, Hamsterfist wrote an article on the top ten reasons to own a PS3: http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News-376713.aspx
The same PS3 fanboys / 360 haters that were present in the 360 article were here. Many of them praised the article and the PS3. There were little to none negative PS3 comments.
It’s funny how jmare tried to prove that the 360 fanboys were just as bad as the PS3 fanboys:
“It will be funny to see if all the 360 fanboys will be able to resist coming into this thread and crapping all over it like they claim only the PS3 fanboys do.”
The topic wasn’t heated and filled with negative comments like the 360 article.
Thank you for taking your time and reading my blog, and I hope you are in agreement with me that the Sony fanboys are a terrible bunch with their hypocrisy and double standards.