I was happily browsing the internet this morning, taking a look at some regular game forums to see what people were talking about. I was expecting a lot of trash talking about Bayonetta, but I was surprised when the big thread of the day on one particular board was someone claiming that Darksiders is better on the PS3 than on the 360.
I couldn't imagine better fanboy bait, and, true to form, I wasn't disappointed.
Well, actually, I was incredibly disappointed (in humanity), but for the purposes of this column it was really exciting.
Hit the jump to see what went down.
It all started yesterday, when some decided to publicly announce that the 360 version was inferior.
The arguments being made are that the 360 version has screen tearing (which is true). The first response from the 360 fans is to dismiss Darksiders and announce that a different game is better.
Screen tearing? What screen tearing? I can't even SEE it!
A 360 fanboy uses the news that the 360 version of Darksiders is getting patched as ammo...
...but he walks right into a trap!
As always, a ridiculous comparison fight eventually breaks out, with people throwing the names of multi-platform titles around and claiming that their console is better.
In response to the GTA statement above, one guy makes this argument. My question to him is "Why the hell do you own two copies of the game?"
A few Sony fans aren't clear why there's a fight at all -- every game on the PS3 is always superior.
You know how I know that the PS3 is better? Because PS2 and Xbox.
As people are fighting over the game, someone happened to mention that they felt the game was more than just an action game. EXCUSE me? This guy over here watched a trailer...I'm pretty sure he has a better idea than you do.
A few people, naturally, start arguing about the scores. People bring out the usual contention that the reviews are copy/pasted, but one guy comes in with some solid evidence to prove that the PS3 version is leaps and bounds better than the 360 one.
Technically, he's right, but come on. 0.1? REALLY?
In a different argument, one guy is making all sorts of ridiculous claims about the PS3 version, most of which are patently untrue. When called on this, and asked if he even owns a PS3, or if he's even played the games he's talking about on them, he comes up with this witty avoidance tactic.
What's a fanboy battle without some fights about graphics? This argument carries extra weight because COGNITIVE SCIENCE. (Note: It doesn't take a masters degree to notice the difference between 30 and 60 frames per second.)
Oh yeah? MY copy doesn't have any.
Oh YEAH? Well you just have a stupid TV.
Cancer is a very serious matter and I am extremely offended someone would mention it on a message board.
Oh SNAP. You just got told by the other guy on the video game message board while you were arguing about anti-aliasing!
It was at this point that I realized that not a single person besides the first few posts was actually talking about Darksiders. Everything was about GTA or Bayonetta -- I guess I got the Bayonetta arguing I was looking for after all. By the end, the same points were being rehashed, and people gave up on insulting each other, so I gave up on reading it. Oh well.
I do want to end with a massive flamebait comment, but one that's also genuinely funny, and I'm sure will piss a lot of people off once they read it. And, if all these people hate all these consoles so much, maybe it's actually partially true.
Oh, so true. (At least the entertainment part.)
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