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I frankly don't like all the platform 'warring' around here

odhiex

Member
I consider that there are two types of console/platform warriors:

1. A group that makes fun of the console warring (not so serious) just for the memes and jokes. Some influencers are actually capitalising/doubling down on the warring for clickbait purposes and try to get as many followers as they can. They are actually making money out of this (making rant videos and articles about it lol)

2. Fanboy groups that are toxic, on social media and forums, belittling other peoples' opinions and preferences and insulting others.

I am not endorsing the first group, but they are not as bad as the second one, ALTHOUGH not a fan of either. I could just ignore them, as long as they are not directly insulting me.
 
Frankly? Frankly????
 
People are tribalistic.
While I personally play on Xbox at the moment, I'm happy to admit the things that Sony does well, and the advantages of playing on a PC. There is a reason why I play on Xbox and not PS. To say them isn't warring.
The issue is when people try and convince themselves of something and distort reality to either feel better about what their platform doesn't have or to just put down the other system.
Like Sony has the best third person adventure games. Some Xbox people will say that they are just walking simulators and only get good reviews because they look pretty.
Sony fanboys will say that Gamepass is going to kill the industry and they would never support it. Next minute they are signing up for the PlayStation version and all of a sudden it's crazy value.
You can see it now with Starfield. They went from saying that it would never be exclusive to now it's going to be shit. We all know the only reason they say that is to cope with the situation.
In other words, just don't be a cunt.
 

timmyp53

Member
People are tribalistic.
While I personally play on Xbox at the moment, I'm happy to admit the things that Sony does well, and the advantages of playing on a PC. There is a reason why I play on Xbox and not PS. To say them isn't warring.
The issue is when people try and convince themselves of something and distort reality to either feel better about what their platform doesn't have or to just put down the other system.
Like Sony has the best third person adventure games. Some Xbox people will say that they are just walking simulators and only get good reviews because they look pretty.
Sony fanboys will say that Gamepass is going to kill the industry and they would never support it. Next minute they are signing up for the PlayStation version and all of a sudden it's crazy value.
You can see it now with Starfield. They went from saying that it would never be exclusive to now it's going to be shit. We all know the only reason they say that is to cope with the situation.
In other words, just don't be a cunt.
A classic neogaf Post.

-Acknowledging their own bias.
-Saying something level headed to appease all sides.
-List a myriad of ways the other side distorts reality for their own narrative
-Wrap it up by encouraging everyone be nice to each other.
 

MadPanda

Member
I agree with you OP. In my country you can always resell your console or PC and buy something else and that's what I do. Had 3 xboxes and 3 ps4 pros last gen. Now I have a ps5 and I'm thinking of reselling it after I beat horizon Forbidden West and buying xbox and again buying a ps5 sometimes in the future. I don't understand why lock yourself to any platform. I didn't buy Nintendo because it's not popular, unfortunately, but I'd like to so I could play Mario and other games.

But it's sometimes fun of poking people with light console warring. The problem is you can be labeled as belonging to a certain tribe and then you're doomed 😁
 

rofif

Gold Member
Yeah me neither.
I started as welcoming all the discourse about this vs that... but all it turns into is pcmr superiority over "ponies"... The forum is no longer PS welcome it seems.
Some people forgot what gaming is all about and just seem to focus on attacking ps fans.
At least ponies and rats play games on their "toy boxes"

 
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DenchDeckard

Gold Member
I like the fun warring that we have with forum members, I genuinely like a lot of all members here and the warring seems more tongue in cheek fun to me. There's only a few members on every side that I think are a little delusional and I have started using the ignore button for those.

Maybe, they feel the same about me but overall I think if this green rat sat down with his blue snake buddies IRL we would have a great time!

The thing is, I genuinely rate playstation and have supported by buying every console on launch day, including the 3g vita since I can remember. I've still got my launch day ps1 with the audio out.

I love most of their games and I think others are overhyped but that's just me.

I buy everything day one tbh, and probably started as a Nintendo fan deep down...from the snes days.

PC gaming since my old 486 PC that I would borrow from my step dad's school in holidays and playing classics like monkey island and fate of Atlantis.

I just found that xbox really won me over with the original xbox...I ripped it hard for like a year but once I got one I respected there push for power 640 x 480 resolution and xbox live was a game changer for me who loved PC gaming. Playing online with my mates was awesome.

Overall, I think warring is fun with those that you can get a good vibe that you know they have their preference but they aren't all the way gone batshit with it.

I suppose we all have the ability to cross the line every now and again if baited but I don't think it's too bad now the consoles are out and we can see beyond the marketing hype from all sides and see the reality of the games.
 

22•22

Doesnt need recognition
It's also inherently difficult to moderate because it's text based communication. So lots of room for interpretation And sometimes it's hard to spot the nuance that changes a well meant argumentative post into a warring looking post. Yes. No?

With that said. Well thought out posts get easily overrun by hot takes. Guess which posts gets the most reactions? I wanted to say that's the reason some threads read like i would think as Twitter threads but that's taking it to far.
 
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TheGecko

Banned
Platform warring has been here since the beginning of time, I bet cave men warred over what Stone made the best tools.

stop being so sensitive and role with it.
 

NahaNago

Member
This place is extremely tame when it comes to most platform warring at least when it is between consoles. I generally enjoy console warring. Now the pc and console warring is annoying. Same arguments and excuses on both sides every time.
 

Ladioss

Member
People are tribalistic.

This.
Postmodern societies, by deconstructing everything and stripping people of the higher, more complex forms of belonging we have evolved for centuries (like nations and religion), revert back to more archaic forms of collective identities.
 

DavidGzz

Member
The average age is 40. Average IQ is about twice that. That's why it happens. Idk how people forgo awesome games cause it isn't on their favorite piece of plastic. Taking Ls left and right.
 
Console war really is just superiority complex, it could happen in any type of form not just console.

It basically means "My [insert anything here] is better than yours"

Since console warring is banned in this forum, superiority complex now takes another form, instead of "My plastic box is better than yours" it turns into "My taste of video game is better than yours"
 

Fredrik

Gold Member
Yeah me neither.
I started as welcoming all the discourse about this vs that... but all it turns into is pcmr superiority over "ponies"... The forum is no longer PS welcome it seems.
Some people forgot what gaming is all about and just seem to focus on attacking ps fans.
At least ponies and rats play games on their "toy boxes"

You agree with the OP to not like the platform warring and then you start to do platform warring? 🤨
 

Kokoloko85

Member
I just don’t like mega corporations coming in and buying publishers and IP’s they’ve had nothing to do with creating. Anyone trying to buy success and the industry is not gonna get my support.

To me its not about teams or supporting what I like. Its about games being bought out by big corporations.
 
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Chronicle

Member
I just don’t like mega corporations coming in and buying publishers and IP’s they’ve had nothing to do with creating. Trying to buy success and the industry I like.

To me its not about teams or supporting what I like. Its about games being bought out by big corporations.
You make it seem like the owners of those publishers are being taken over and thrown to the curb. You also probably think 'teh devs' are some malnurtured race of idiots who are overworked, abused and underpaid. They're spending Billions and you'd change jobs with a software developer in a heartbeat.
 

Kokoloko85

Member
You make it seem like the owners of those publishers are being taken over and thrown to the curb. You also probably think 'teh devs' are some malnurtured race of idiots who are overworked, abused and underpaid. They're spending Billions and you'd change jobs with a software developer in a heartbeat.

Doesnt make a difference, Id rather a smaller company takes ownership of these publishers like before. Instead of a major platform holder and trillionnaire company.
 
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Topher

Gold Member
People are tribalistic.
While I personally play on Xbox at the moment, I'm happy to admit the things that Sony does well, and the advantages of playing on a PC. There is a reason why I play on Xbox and not PS. To say them isn't warring.
The issue is when people try and convince themselves of something and distort reality to either feel better about what their platform doesn't have or to just put down the other system.
Like Sony has the best third person adventure games. Some Xbox people will say that they are just walking simulators and only get good reviews because they look pretty.
Sony fanboys will say that Gamepass is going to kill the industry and they would never support it. Next minute they are signing up for the PlayStation version and all of a sudden it's crazy value.
You can see it now with Starfield. They went from saying that it would never be exclusive to now it's going to be shit. We all know the only reason they say that is to cope with the situation.

In other words, just don't be a cunt.

Generalized arguments like these are a big part of the problem. Some Xbox fans call Sony's games "walking simulators". Not all. Some Sony fans think subs are bad for the industry. Did those same Sony fans sign up for the new PS+ subs? I don't know. That's the problem. We just put everyone in a group and made some big assumptions in order to call them all hypocrites. These are the kind of tribalistic arguments that throw fuel on the console war fire.
 

assurdum

Banned
People are tribalistic.
While I personally play on Xbox at the moment, I'm happy to admit the things that Sony does well, and the advantages of playing on a PC. There is a reason why I play on Xbox and not PS. To say them isn't warring.
The issue is when people try and convince themselves of something and distort reality to either feel better about what their platform doesn't have or to just put down the other system.
Like Sony has the best third person adventure games. Some Xbox people will say that they are just walking simulators and only get good reviews because they look pretty.
Sony fanboys will say that Gamepass is going to kill the industry and they would never support it. Next minute they are signing up for the PlayStation version and all of a sudden it's crazy value.
You can see it now with Starfield. They went from saying that it would never be exclusive to now it's going to be shit. We all know the only reason they say that is to cope with the situation.
In other words, just don't be a cunt.
Not only Sony fanboy dislike it deeply. And I don't think it's fanboystic to say a model like gamepass will kill the console market. Imo. Would be surprising if it won't when it's his real purpose.
 
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The average age is 40. Average IQ is about twice that. That's why it happens. Idk how people forgo awesome games cause it isn't on their favorite piece of plastic. Taking Ls left and right.

I don't know how people waste money on superfluous computers less powerful than the ones they already own for a few crummy so called exclusives (there are no exclusives--they're all going to get emulated and effectively become PC games eventually anyway).
 

ULTROS!

People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks.
Honestly, I think the PC and Switch portbegging is more unbearable.
 

Moochi

Member
Console warring is just tribalism, the natural outcome of having only a few choices which require commitment. It's human nature. It shouldn't bother you if someone is team Coke or team Pepsi, even if they come with a whole list of of reasons why their choice is better than yours. Spend your argument time on things that matter and don't get caught in pointless arguments.
 

DavidGzz

Member
I don't know how people waste money on superfluous computers less powerful than the ones they already own for a few crummy so called exclusives (there are no exclusives--they're all going to get emulated and effectively become PC games eventually anyway).

Money flows. I'm a gamer. I love good games and lack that patience. If they were all coming day 1, I'd agree.
 
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RobertsK

Member
I think this forum is pretty well moderated - most toxic ones get banned and the sneaky ones are amusing to watch, because they are really smart about not getting booted off the forum. What irks me the most are the ones that shit on a game without ever playing it.
 
I'm part of buy it all gang and like op i'm a fan of games, play on. and own all the platforms etc lol.

but my father is a diehard nintendo fan who still calls me a dick for bringing a Sega Dreamcast into his house when i talked my mom into getting me one as a kid 😂

Console warriors lol
 
Honestly, I think the PC and Switch portbegging is more unbearable.

"Port begging" is one of the dumbest least accurate phrases in gaming. It's not begging. It's simply a statement of fact, or, at most, a demand. Want my money? Nintendo, Sony, etc. don't hold the cards. PC gamers do. Look at them all getting whittled away. They have almost no so called "exclusives" left. The whole concept of platform owner consoles is a dying 80s relic that will be gone within 20 years.

Release games for the computer I already own or die in a fire. Couldn't care less. Either way, they'll be emulated for free down the road anyway. I'm not bending over and grabbing ankle for your crappy games.
 
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Money flows. I'm a gamer. I love good games and lack that patience. If they were all coming day 1, I'd agree.

Unfortunately they're just not that good anymore. I could see grabbing ankle and smiling for Super Metroid level games, but most of the console exclusives today "frankly" blow. Haven't been interested in a Nintendo game since Prime 1. When God of War came out for the PC I looked at it and thought, "huh, another crappy console game where 65% of the play time is watching embarrassingly melodramatic cutscenes with bad writing and voice acting."
 
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Well done OP. You are normal. I’m now convinced, more than ever, that the die hard ‘fans’ for each platform are paid shills or have a mild learning need. I don’t mean that to be offensive. I just don’t believe grown men would behave like I’ve seen on various forums.

This is really hilarious coming from someone who called PS1 games "weeb" and not that "varied."

You don't believe grown men would behave like this? Hell, I think you're one of those. No offense.
 

DavidGzz

Member
Unfortunately they're just not that good anymore. I could see grabbing ankle and smiling for Super Metroid level games, but most of the console exclusives today "frankly" blow. Haven't been interested in a Nintendo game since Prime 1. When God of War came out for the PC I looked at it and thought, "huh, another crappy console game where 65% of the play time is watching embarrassingly melodramatic cutscenes with bad writing and voice acting."

Oh, I haven't bought a Nintendo console for myself since the 64 with Goldeneye. Playstation exclusives are worth it to me. If they are truly coming within a year starting with the PS6, I may resist getting one.
 
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