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Photo: Dude even Microsoft has said congrats to Sony for their launch, why can't us as gamers act like this?

Dear gamers everywhere,
The 8th console generation is finally upon us. The PlayStation 4 is available for purchase, and the Xbox One will be out next week. The Wii U has been out for almost a year, and some of its best games are coming out very soon.

Along with the happiness and excitement that comes with the start of a new console generation, there is anger and hate. Why do we have to argue over which console is “better?” Why can’t we just enjoy what we have?

The bullying occurring between gamers over the new consoles is sickening. When it comes down to it, it’s just a video game console. It’s not something to argue about or bully each other over. Some people prefer the PlayStation 4, and some people prefer the Xbox One. Some, like myself, prefer to have the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U. I like to play everything because I love games. The consoles are irrelevant when it really comes down to it. It’s the games that matter.

If Microsoft can be respectful enough to congratulate their competition, why can’t gamers be the same way? We all share a common bond: We love video games. Why can’t we just embrace our love of games and converse with each other about all of the games that have a special place in our hearts?

Whichever console you choose, don’t let anyone tell you that you made the wrong decision. Enjoy your brand new console(s). It’s a beautiful time to be a gamer.

Cassie GottoGamer since 1998