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Nerdist Play: Is It Wrong to Be a Fanboy/Fangirl?

Have you ever commented on a thread in support of a gaming platform you love only to be flamed and insulted by strangers who all disagree with you? Chances are, the answer to that question is “yes.” The internet is a rough place, and with the influx of console extremists who have taken over message boards, there’s enough scrutiny to have anyone questioning if they’re in the wrong for loving and staying loyal to their favorite brands.

We get into all of that and more on today’s Nerdist Play, as I give my take on whether or not it’s a bad thing to be a fanboy. But to start things off, we take a look at arguably the best ice bucket challenge to date, courtesy of the folks at Bungie Software.

I asked folks on twitter if they’ve ever fanboy’d or fangirl’d out on any system, and here are several of the great answers that unfortunately didn’t make it into today’s episode:

Want to have your voice heard on the next episode of PLAY? Be sure join the conversation with yours truly over on Twitter!


  1. Vectrexer says:

    Fanboy/girl is all good.   Vectrex is best!

  2. Carl Garner says:

    Still no love for the 3DO!

  3. Lance Ruanto says:

    Do what I do show your baller status and buy all the systems.  

  4. Darialan says:

    Quit wasting your time arguing and play your damn game.  Go on.  Turn the thing on!

  5. Michelle says:

    Great episode Malik!  The PS4 is my console of choice and during the last console cycle only purchased an Xbox once there was a game worth playing that was a MS exclusive and I’ll be the same way this cycle.  Everyone has their preference and good for them.  We all love our games and that’s what really matters.  Thanks!

  6. kerrell says:

    I agree with everything you said Malik.I’ve been tempted to fanboy out about my favorite console. But I’ve been able to refrain from that kind of behaviour.
    The PS4 is my choice of console but i’ll play just about anything. Like when I’m at my sister’s house I play her Nintendo Wii or at a buddy’s house I play his Xbox.
    Thanks for another great episode.