Fanboys make the world go 'round

TV Squad -- the cousin to whom we've always been secretly attracted -- salutes obsessive fanboys, the thriving internet masters who think that a trip online counts as leaving their parents' basements. Writer, Jay Black praises the power of the internet to connect his interest in reading Back to the Future timeline summaries with someone who actually wrote them; without the fanboys, these almost-useless exchanges of knowledge couldn't happen.

We'd also like to pause to thank our fanboy community. Sure, the flamewars get old, but you fanboys are the curators of our gaming history. Without you, we couldn't compare various Mario sprites, we wouldn't know that a Chun-Li movie may be released in 2008, and we'd always wonder about the video resolution of the Atari 2600 (192x160).

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.