An internet forum war that raged in 2007, regarding the (then) upcoming release of Nintendo mash-up fighter Super Smash Bros Brawl. The argument revolved around the possible inclusion of Tom Nook, a popular shopkeep from the Animal Crossing franchise, as a playable fighter.
The "war" centered mostly on the NSider & NSider2 boards, but spread onto other gaming forums.
It is often considered to be the dumbest thing ever to be discussed about on the internet in length.
Fanboy 1 : Tom Nook is the leader of one of Nintendo's biggest franchises. There's no reason for him to be excluded.
Fanboy 2 : Tom Nook is only a shopkeep, he's never fought a day in his life!
Fanboy 1 : You're a Nazi!
Fanboy 2 : NO U
Fanboy 3 : These Nook Wars are fucking ridiculous.
A. A place everyone there hates, yet spends an inordinate amount of their daily lives at.
B. One of the strongest pools of anti-Nintendo fandom (and downright fan-dumb) on the known.
C. The hospital bed, on which the once great Nsider community slowly, painfully dies.
(credit for definition goes to subach_innes of Nsider2)
Guy 1 : Man, I really need to rant about some pointless videogame shit on the internet..
Guy 2 : Power On is your place, my friend!