Crazy GFX coder
I wasn't necessarily referring to Xbox but actually is a easy way to gain clicks. Eventhough the Xbox has sold far less and even have less appealing games for certain audience Xbox by itself is making tons of cash and we can argue that Sony sold 100m+ consoles but as we know money isn't in the hardware but services and that is where MS mostly shines.Regarding people mocking Xbox to gain more clicks / views, this part i don't quite understand. If these people want more views / clicks or want more attentions, logically, they should mock Playstation since far more PS are sold compare to Xbox. Logically, if PS sold 2x more than Xbox, anything mocking / making fun of PS should bring in at least 2x the views /clicks.
My country's market is almost monopoly by PS (but Nintendo products seem are quite famous here too), so i rarely seen any news / people mocking Xbox or other consoles. But recently there are a lot of fake PS5 news appearing, like putting a fake news by using PS5 dev kit as the "confirmed" PS5 look, and people started replying comments like it is ugly, hate the design, etc. Or recently a banner with PS5 (using the Dev kit image too), with Japanese wording on it, and article mentioned the PS5 will have 2 pricing at launch, one version is around 600USD (without RTX), another version is around 1000USD (with RTX), which made people felt unhappy due to the high price and 2 difference consoles offer difference kind of image quality (many people believed thos are real info), etc.
Regarding people who try to be difference from others (by mocking famous games) to make themself feel unique, i think it is not just on gaming field, i just remembered this happening to "foods" also. I never introduce my friends to visit any food stall due to i noticed a lot of people / friends have this try to be unique attitude too based on my monitoring. Example, a food stall has lots of customers, usually need to queue up a long time in order to buy the foods, some people will go to try the foods, after that will tell people "i don't know why people like to eat those foods, the foods just so normal / sucks". IMO, this is all about personal taste, like a game / food, or dislike a game / food, this is really just personal taste, no need to mock a famous / popular game to feel themself are unique. For me, famous game / food are famous because they are accepted by far more people, not because they are perfect.
What I was referring to is that when you target lets say Xbox you actually get the attention of fanboys of both sides as you get the so called ponies trashing Xbox and the Xbots damage controlling things and that by itself means you have 2 birds with one shot. I personally believe that a part of Digital Foundry growth and popularity this days is because of the imaginary console wars with their famous resolution videos or saying one game have few more blades of grass as it was the case with the GTA V comparison.
I personally don't pay much attention to those and kinda enjoy seeing fanboys from both sides trashing each others and acting like brainless kids posting arguments or lists of imaginary titles not even announced just to justify their purchases. What really bothers me as I previously mention is the double standard this days which is why I posted the 2 articles and also the Digital Foundry video where they took a youtube video as a source for analysis but still the Godfall analysis is completely missing eventhough we have far more footage out there.
As for people trying to feel special...that is part of our ego as humans and it exists everywhere. We tend to have the view that we are the center of the universe and forget how less important we are in reality. As mention many hide behind PC just to show off and feel better and that is also the case with console warriors trying to justify their purchases and showing why their console of choice is better.
For instance the most ridiculous and stupid cases I personally find are:
- PC Master Race
Me: that person is an idiot because a piece of silicon doesn't make you a better person but instead makes you a moron who believe is better because of that.
Me: glad to see who are the morons responsible for us not having freedom of choice in gaming. Exclusives make somewhat sense in some cases but at the same time bragging about having them and believing your taste is absolute makes those who believe that automatically retarded in my eyes.
- Double standards
Me: sorry but I need to puke....