Gamer New Years Resolution: Stop Being A Fanboy/Fangirl/Fanother

2017 is coming – fast. We’ve put together some New Year Resolutions that every gamer should consider. And we didn’t mention gyms or dieting because, no.

It can be too easy to get sucked up in the hysteria around brands.  Maybe you think the Xbox is vastly superior to Sony and that all Sony fans are stupid?  Maybe you’re a Nintendo fan who thinks fun is better than realism and Xbox/PS4 owners are idiots?  Maybe you’re a PC gamer elitist who cannot even comprehend having a conversation with those not in the master race?

Stop it. Now.

Gaming is gaming, whether you play retro games or 4K masterpieces on an overpowered gaming rig.  We all have different budgets and preferences, but we all love the same industry, and all partake in the same hobby.

We are all gamers.

Battlefield or Call of Duty?  Fifa or Pro Evo?  Sonic or Mario?  Some games are better than others on a technical level, but ultimately it doesn’t really matter – no one is superior for liking one over the other.

Brand specialists are paid huge sums of money to use psychology to make you buy into a brand on a conscious and subconscious level.  They want you to look for the flaws in their competitors and the strengths in their own products.  Apple is an example of a company who perfectly utilise this approach and they are rewarded with millions of customers who wouldn’t dream of buying a Windows or Android powered device, even if it means paying more money for the same performance.

Life is too short to get caught up being fanboys or fangirls.  Buy games because they are good, not because they are made by a certain franchise.  Buy consoles because they have the most games you want to play, not because of the logo on the case.

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again:

We are all gamers.  We are all equal.  We are all on the same side.

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