“Francis” Largely Nails it Here

For those unaware, on the Youtube channel Boogie2988 lives a character named Francis.

I’ll spare you the details of the character, Boogie explains himself quite well on his channel, so as to get to the “meat” of this post that much faster.

I have long railed against the concept of “fanboying” in videogames.

Fanboying as in swearing undying allegiance to a console or company.  For someone to be so dedicated to a particular console that they spend time ranting about how much their chosen console is and insulting anyone who owns or primarily plays on a different one (and yes I consider PC master race clowns to be guilty of the same sin).  I’m not talking about things like preferring one console’s controller to another because how it feels in your hands or liking one console’s exclusives more than another but rather the sort of insane dedication that leads to verbal wars online and can end friendships.

So, as Francis, Boogie damn near hits the nail on the head here.  I say damn near simply because of the PC comments but otherwise the video is on point and delivers a solid message in the way that only Boogie/Francis can.

For the love of everything that is good just…just play what you enjoy and leave the other guy alone.

Oh and internet commentators are not to blame for the decisions Sony/MS/Nintendo make, turn that vitriol on the correct source.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

 

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