ALERT

[FREE DEMO] Deploy Your Enterprise Cloud in Minutes

Fanboy

Definition - What does Fanboy mean?

Fanboy is gaming jargon used to describe an individual that has gone beyond the point of being a console game fan and, during online chats or discussions, shifts to defend the program at all costs, unable to take any criticism or acknowledge any shortcomings of the game or gaming console. Considered an over-enthusiast to the point of losing all subjectivity, and often times denoting a somewhat questionable state of mind, fanboys are often found annoying by the gaming world.

Fanboy is also known as fanboi.

Techopedia explains Fanboy

Fanboys are not always easy to ignore, since not only do they continuously tout their favorite games or gaming consoles, but they also passionately criticize others' usage of different gaming products. This can result in dramatic exchanges and escalating conflict in gaming chat rooms, as the sometimes out-of-control fanboys can resort to verbal attacks of anyone using products other than their chosen one(s). Also, even though they may draw on some good points about gaming technologies, the opinions of fanboys may take on a radical nature, and their messages may get lost in their emotional - if not illogical - debates.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.