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The deleted link was to a post from some kid talking about how he kicked his brother in the face, and wound up in the hospital with a dislocated shoulder. Because his brother said X360>PS3.
This is sad... People are getting into fist fights and being hospitalized over a F***ing video game console! Fanboyism has gone too far. Kinda reminds me of the "east coast vs. west coast" battles in the rap industry. What's next, Bill Gates gets killed in a drive by shooting by an asian looking male while on a motorcycle while driving to his office in redmond? Everyone needs to realize that it's the competition that drive the game companies to innovate, = better product for all of us!
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dude that is so pathetic. I can't tell if it's an urban legend or not, but if true, that is beyond bloody lame. The only people that should really care (and just a little considering how big M$ and Sony) are, are their shareholders, everyone else just have fun for God's sake. Idiots.
The danger of our culture.- We belong to a period of which the culture is in danger of being destroyed by the appliances of culture. -Nietzsche
i actually started a thread a while back that considered this and others problems that are going to become regular occurances. you are right; it is sad, but its also inevitable. we are beginning to brand ourselves and pick sides inadvertantly. i myself prefer Sony, but note i only say prefer. other consoles (and handhelds) have something to offer, but i think the trouble is that a majority of the so called flame baiters are very young and ill advised. its like road rage. drivers feel safe in their closed environment and don't think twice about flicking a middle finger or yelling abuse at another driver that they believe has done something wrong. the trouble is that those drivers have started to stop and do something about it. thats were we are heading with video games. its also the subliminal messages inherant in some genres. too many games focus soley on getting revenge or just killing anyone that is wearing different clothing (uniform, street gear, bandannas, etc..) where is the morality or pjilosophy. MGS has a very complex morality that challenges us to reconcider just who the bad guy is and how we could be being manipulated.Originally Posted by frosty nugs
Ayy, stupid idiot.
Kicking a brother. And there was me thinking blood was thicker than electron flow.
I just fail to realise how a child citing his opinion warrants such stupidity.
"Words they cannjot hurt me". If someone told me Xbox was better, i'd argue my opinion but would it effect what you like?
I wouldn't argue my opinion.
If someone says something is better, it's his or her opinion and arguing against it is just silly.
True says the leaf,
To be honest, thats on the relms past stupidity.
Its a product, the people that should be "fighting" are the companys.
People have the right for a opinon, and other have the right to think differntly, its being an individual.
the companies are fighting! where do you think all these rumours of coming events that never materialise come from? not just the press. its a great way of making Sony appear to recind on their promises and so we speculate on whether the hardware will be as good as they say as well! this industry is the biggest earner bar none. money = power = control = conditioning = more money.Originally Posted by Rizon
I was insinuating that companys dont go to each and start to beat the crap into each other.Originally Posted by cliffbo
I did mean the industry, sales wars.
That's just kids bugging each other. I'm sure it wasn't as cut & dry as a brother saying "Xbox 360 is better than PS3." and then getting his face kicked in. It was probably nagging and constant bickering between the two like brothers will often have. I remember I used to go after my brother (I'd never try to kick him in the face, but I'd attack him hehe) because he'd constantly bug me saying stuff he knew would grind my gears, like Our Lady Peace being a rip-off of Radiohead or something like that (which isn't true!!). As stupid as it sounds, it was something between brothers that he knew would make me mad because it was coming from him and he knew how to make me mad, so I imagine this is the same thing.
If this occured at a launch party between two strangers I'd chalk it more up to fanboyism (though I never use that word), but I think this is just brotherly bickering.
Terrible. Terrible and sad. And pathetic.
It's a bad sitaution.
Respect to all those who debate their positions using facts and reason rather than rumor and passion.
As bad as it is, for the record, how many people were mugged or beaten up for PS2's during the initial Japan launch?
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As bad as stuff like this is, it isn't any worse than sports fans have repeatedly became. I've frequently seen videos of crowds of sports fans tearing each other apart over a game. We're just seeing the same stupidity spreading to fans of a different type of gaming and fanboyism.
Hockey dad's were getting pretty bad
Teh Flocke of D.I.C.K's Timekeeper!i!i!i
Argueing over the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics...Even if you win you are still fucking retarded
SHE HAS A PENIS!?- Carlos
come on people, you think he hit his brother just for that? show a little 101 psychology here. that was 'what did it' for him. it wouldn't matter what he said or done.
this is not a topic about game fanaticism. this is a topic about pure idiocity, poor rasing, and sorry ass life.
and for what its worth, we are talking about kids here. I've done more stupid things than that in my time, and I am not proud of it....
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
- Steven Weinberg
“If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.”
- Lenny Bruce
Agreed... I too have seen stupider.Originally Posted by Z
See Helgunns post history.
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As harmful as this, no i havn't
but i did flood the primary school toilets (by accident.. of course)
How many debates have we had in here over the same thing. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but tell me many of these debates dont result in flames or the like and members becoming unpatient with each other. Its very easy of us to simply say I would do this or I would do that etc, but perhaps we should reflect this back on ourselves before we pass judgement on such a hilarious video.
Im not attempting to mimmick Socrates here by ricocheting our statements back on ourselves, but some how the point seems valid. (lol)
well i can't blame the kid.. cause he sees the light
I wish people would understand why fanboyism is stupid. There are THREE video game companies coming out with major consoles. That means you get YOUR choice to pick from three companies who are all trying to beat each other out by giving gamers the best experience.
While you may prefer one of the three consoles, but if you honestly HATE one of them to a point where you get angry about it or refuse to play it then you are messed up in the head. There are 3 experiences that will all have their pluses and minuses, and they will all have awesome exclusive games that any gamer should enjoy.
This is horrible. Someone attacking someone else because of an opinion that something is better than something that doesn't even exist yet. The kid's opinion is retarded (not so much that he prefers the 360, but that the PS3 isn't even out), and the other kid responded in a rediculous way. I just hope I can strangle him before Jack Thompson gets full legal rights to bad things happening to that kid.
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