GAME/SHOW: Are Angry Fanboys Bad for Games?

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Are all the angry fanboys having a negative effect on the gaming industry? The people at PBS-funded webseries, GAME/SHOW discusses this topic in their latest episode.

The internet has been an amazing place for fandoms. Fanboys and fangirls can celebrate their love of a game, connect with other fans, and even reach out to creators. We now have the ability for greater levels of participation, but can this power turn ugly?

Some fans spew anger and hatred when disappointed with a videogame, often directing their ire at the creators themselves. Is there a danger with this sort of behavior? Are fanboys hurting themselves, and the rest of the gaming community?

In August of 2013, PBS kicked off a brand new weekly web series called GAME/SHOW, hosted by gamer and reporter Jamin Warren. The show provides relevant commentary on the current state of the video game industry in the same style as other PBS-funded web series such as Idea Channel.

You can follow GAME/SHOW on Twitter at @pbsgameshow or on Facebook. If you have suggestions, ideas or feedback about the program, send them to pbsgameshow@gmail.com.

Check out Game/Show’s take on angry gamers’ effect on the gaming industry right here:

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