Gamer Archetypes: The Fanboy – Learn to Love and Love to Hate (The Koalition)

fanboy-cover-picAs long as there have been things in the world, there have been fans of those things. When you bring in another thing that directly challenges or rivals that original thing, you get divisions. People take sides, feelings are formed and friendships can very well be destroyed. This is especially true in the world of gaming. Sega does what Nintendon’t! Sony has better exclusives! Xbox has the best online! My box of virtual entertainment is inherently and objectively better than that other box of virtual entertainment for an entirely subjective reason! The list goes on and on…

Thankfully, there is a term for these people, in fact, there are many, but we will go with the politically correct and least-inflammatory and call them fanboys (or fangirls, sorry.) I will define fanboys as those people out there that swear a blind loyalty to a company, game, product, etc. and would rather die than think otherwise. While this is a bit of an exaggeration, it gets the message across. Fanboys support what they’re a fan of quite fanatically (go figure.) It often even gets to the point where they begin to overtly criticize and bash anyone and everything that does not fall in line with their “fandom.”

Read my full thoughts on the topic over here>>

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About David Jagneaux

Games Editor at UploadVR and freelance game journalist for various publications.
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