P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:12:18    —————————————————————————————————————— THE WEDNESDAY FEATURE This is only the second day that GameCentral's been under new management and we're all sitting here eagerly awaiting our first letter accusing us of bias. For a variety of historical and psychological reasons gaming is the most divisive hobby in the world. PC owners hate console owners, PS2 owners hate Xbox owners and Nintendo fans hate everyone. ——————————————————————————————————1/11— By David Jenkins GET GREAT GAMES+TONES ON YOUR MOBILE SEE ITV1 p355 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:12:39    —————————————————————————————————————— THE TRUE FACE OF GAMING Every single format, genre and developer has their own legion of fans and critics whose ability to fly full in the face of logic and proven fact is legendary. So, to hasten on that first e-mail accusing us of "blatant bias" please enjoy our anger-inducing guide to the true face of gaming fandom. You might want to hide behind a pillow — it's not a pretty sight. ——————————————————————————————————2/11— e-mail us: gamecentral@teletext.co.uk GET GREAT GAMES+TONES ON YOUR MOBILE SEE ITV1 p355 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:12:44    —————————————————————————————————————— PC GAMERS PC owners consider themselves the upper class of the gaming world. They tend not to use actual reasons for why the PC is superior to a console but instead opt for a derisory snorting noise when confronted with the idea that anything without mouse control could actually be worthy of notice. First person shooters and strategy games is all they're really interested in, along with the occasional RPG. ——————————————————————————————————3/11— Inbox 379 For Worldwide Flights See ITV1 p236 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:13:02    —————————————————————————————————————— PC GAMERS Even as the range of PC games narrows to the tiniest of points theu'll still pretend the opposite is true. They also go on about the ability to upgrade a PC — as if spending £300 on a new graphics card every six months is a good thing. Oddly, the fact that the PC and its games are so horribly complex to use is usually the reason given for why they're so good. ——————————————————————————————————4/11— Latest gaming news 376 POLYPHONIC RINGTONES SEE p662 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:13:14    —————————————————————————————————————— PS2 OWNERS The defenders of all the other formats tend to be so vociferous largely bec!use they know they're in the minority. Often it seems that nobody can quite be bothered to be a PS2 fanboy, since it's obviously in the lead and the majority of games bought for it are so bland. After all, there are 72 million PS2 consoles in the world and only 15 million each of the GameCube and Xbox. ——————————————————————————————————5/11— Win widescreen TV/DVD 307 Make your mobile cool Visit the PhoneZone ITV1 p590 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:13:32    —————————————————————————————————————— PS2 OWNERS The fact that PS2 fans are rather less hysterical than others is rather ironic because their machine is clearly inferior to its rivals. There are many quality exclusives for the format but nobody ever buys them — ignoring cult classics like ICO by the drove. Sadly, it's probably the very fact that its audience are so unadventurous that the PS2 has done so well. ——————————————————————————————————6/11— OutRun 2 377 TURNER THE WORM p394 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:13:49    —————————————————————————————————————— XBOX FANBOYS A good six months before it came out there was already such a thing as an Xbox fanboy. Exactly what they were a ean of at this stage was never clear. Even three years on, the Xbox is hardly collapsing under the weight of must-have exclusive games. Even the best titles, such as Halo and Fable, have their detractors and it's hard to point to any one title that is universally acclaimed. ——————————————————————————————————7/11— Speak your mind: readers' letters 379 CELEBRITY GOSSIP p617 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:14:04    —————————————————————————————————————— XBOX FANBOYS Xbox Live is a favourite subject as well, with the constant assertion that online is the future of gaming — despite much less than 10% of Xbox owners ever having joined up to Live. Being the new kind on the block is probably what's given Xbox fans this Jack Russell mentality. It doesn't seem enough for them to just enjoy their games, instead it's far more fun to berate everyone else's. ——————————————————————————————————8/11— GameCentral index 375 FOCUS ON THE FOOTSIE p511/512 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:14:19    —————————————————————————————————————— NINTENDO ZEALOTS The grandmasters of zealotry are undoubtedly Nintendo fans. Their absolute intolerance of any criticism whatsoever against their favourite company is legendary. The thing is, Nintendo really is the best game developer in the world. Unfortunately, it also seems to be the worst at marketing and business. Suggest this to a Nintendo fan though and they'll try to bite your face off. ——————————————————————————————————9/11— Big Screen 310 FOCUS ON THE FOOTSIE p511/512 Inbox TV Guide Kids
P378 Teletext 378 Oct27 21:14:04    —————————————————————————————————————— NINTENDO ZEALOTS Since the glory days of the '80s Nintendo's home consoles have been slowly dwindling in popularity. If the next one doesn't do something very radical it'll become even more irrelevant than the GameCube. It doesn't matter though — whether it's poor advertising or hatred for online — Nintendo fans will defend every stupid decision until their slim grip on reality is finally extinguished. ——————————————————————————————————10/11 e-mail us: gamecentral@teletext.co.uk BAMBOOZLE! TRY OUR GREAT QUIZ p140 Inbox TV Guide Kids
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