Is it Ever Too Late to be a Fan?

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#1 CBN16
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I recently finished the Mass Effect games and really liked them. I was talking to someone about it and they said I was too late to be a fan. Like the only way I could really be a fan of a game is if I played it at launch.

I mean, if this was true, there would be no "true fans" of older games eventually. Anyway, I don't think this is true, but I'm wondering if anybody thinks the same way.

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#2 nutcrackr
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That is pretty silly, of course it's not too late to be fan of a game. It's probably never too late.
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#3 The_Capitalist
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I played ME1 two years after it initially came out on the PC... And still became a fan. 

You can never stop being a fan of anything - no matter how old that something might be. But, the older something is, the more likely there probably won't be fans like you to interact with. 

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#4 lawlessx
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thats just silly..i played deus ex 2 years ago for the first time and enjoyed it very much it's never too late to enjoy a great game
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#5 ShimmerMan
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ME2was when being a fan was in vogue. now days all the hipsters are still crying over the ending to ME3... So this is probably what he meant by it's too late to be a fan, I dunno..

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#6 deactivated-5e7f8a21de9dd
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I'm playing through Mass Effect 3 for the first time right now, actually, but that doesn't make me any less of a fan.

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#7 NeonNinja
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That's a load of bull.  You like it, you're a fan.

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#8 Alpha_S_
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That's kind of silly, those games are still pretty recent.  Also there are plenty of gaming communities out there that focus primarily on games much older than that.

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#9 KHAndAnime
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I'm considered a Deus Ex fanboy and I didn't even play the game until a decade after its release. I'd say you're fine.
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#10 Lulu_Lulu
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Its never to late to be a fan. But you could miss your chance to be an Air Conditioner :D !

ZING !

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#11 Twisted14
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That's a stupid, hipster-y thing to say
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#12 CBN16
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I'm happy to see people don't think the same way he does.

Speaking of Deus Ex, that is the other trilogy I am playing. :D

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#13 NaveedLife
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Ahhh man!  Here i thought I was a big fan of Metal Gear Solid.   Sorry Kojima!  I am a poser! :cry:

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#14 mrbojangles25
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Of course, silly, you're a human, not a fan

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#15 MuD3
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your friend is an idiot
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#16 Dequan1233
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Its never too late to become a fan of anything!
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#17 geitenvla
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Sorry to say, but your friend is an idiot if he thinks that. That's like saying you can't be a Bob Marley fan because he's dead. :?

 

Better yet, your friend can't be a fan of computer games if he wasn't around when Pong was released... follows the same logic.

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#18 Darth_Kane
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Even if that were true, don't worry, EA won't stop milking that franchise, ME4 is coming sooner or later

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#19 Salt101010
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Sorry to say, but your friend is an idiot if he thinks that. That's like saying you can't be a Bob Marley fan because he's dead. :?

 

Better yet, your friend can't be a fan of computer games if he wasn't around when Pong was released... follows the same logic.

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My thoughts exactly.

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#20 SKaREO
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Yes of course it is. For example, it's too late to be a fan of PC gaming because it died in 1999.
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#21 Lulu_Lulu
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Yes of course it is. For example, it's too late to be a fan of PC gaming because it died in 1999.SKaREO
Does this have anything to do with System Shock 2 ? :|
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#22 Treflis
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Biggest load of bogus I've ever heard. You could play the games 20 years from now on and still call yourself a fan.
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#23 Cwagmire21
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Maybe with MP games. You may find out a certain MP game is really fun only to find out there's like literally zero active servers. Other than that, no it's never too late.

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#24 morwowo
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it's never ever to late to be a fun of EVE, for any game, as long as you like and play it addictively, you are a true fun.
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#25 SSgt_Edward
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Of course the saying of your friend goes wrong. But I find this saying goes exactly right:

I played ME1 two years after it initially came out on the PC... And still became a fan. 

You can never stop being a fan of anything - no matter how old that something might be. But, the older something is, the more likely there probably won't be fans like you to interact with. 

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No one can stop you being a fan, but it's possible that others stop being a fan as the time and enthusiasm passed...And this is probably the original meaning of your friend, though he still got it wrong on MEs.