The Professional Fanboy

I admit to being a Sony fanboy, but my level of professionalism helps to counter that love. Staying neutral is a difficult task sometimes.

When the announcements of the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft came about, I was writing and eagerly watching the announcements to report on them. Before I had even known all the details, I had already made my choice. I would pre-order the PlayStation 4 and not look back.

This is exactly what I did; I saved up some money and made sure I could afford a few games along with it. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 were all ready to go, along with my Killzone: Shadow Fall-bundled PS4.

I’ve been a Sony fanboy for so long I couldn’t even tell you the first day I knew it to be true.

I’ve owned a PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PSP, PSP Go, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and now the PlayStation 4. I love Sony and their consoles, I love the games they receive on said consoles.

I fondly remember the days of playing Socom II with my older brothers for hours on end. I would sit on their futon and shout into the headset for these older gamers to play the game instead of talking.

I clearly remember being told I could never buy Grand Theft Auto for my PlayStation 2, even after having played it at my father’s house. I ended up with it and it continues to be one of my favorite series. I never buy GTA on the PC or Xbox, always a Sony console when available. I purchased GTA V on the PS3 on launch day, when Rockstar finally gets around to a release on PS4; I will buy it again on launch day.

I never owned an Xbox, the original one, but I did buy the Xbox 360 shortly after its release.

Halo is one of my favorite first-person shooters; not because of the gameplay, but because of the world and the fiction. I intend to buy an Xbox One as well, that may have to wait a bit, however, due to funds being scarce. I won’t leave it behind though. The games, especially the exclusives, on the Xbox One look brilliant.

Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Zoo Tycoon, all are games I would play for hours upon hours on end. I’m even willing to pay for the Gold membership alongside my PS Plus one. I won’t forget about Microsoft, no matter how much my Sony consoles and DualShock 4 calls to me.

There is one gaming platform that tends to come out on top just as much as my PlayStation 4 does these days, however.

I built my gaming PC to handle just about whatever the industry threw at me.

That was a few years ago and it may need an upgrade quite soon, but it will be well worth it. There are just some games created solely for the PC and they shine through with those graphical boosts.

The addition of Steam Early Access and Kickstarter allows me to get ahead of development are all pluses that attributed to the “PC Master Race.” Both are brilliant ideas, each one filled with numerous games that are both incredible and unique.

We definitely need more things like this in the gaming world. But the feel of the new DualShock 4 controller and the lightbar bring me back to my PS4 every day. The ease of use a console offers is perfect for a working gamer, and Sony will continue to be my go to for consoles.

I may be a fanboy in some regards, I will almost always choose Sony to play on, but I am a professional as well. I put my work ahead of my fanboyism for the most part. Sometimes that isn’t always possible, but that’s what make each of our writing unique and our own. Readers want unique, not just more rehashed console news. Flaws bring personality into the written word.

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Published Jan. 23rd 2014

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