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  • First Forza Horizon nears "end of life" status

  • SonicUk 26/09/2016

    Welcome to the digital age where you own nothing and anything can be removed from existence at a moments notice...

    Think I'll stick to physical media thanks.
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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's annoying microtransactions in the spotlight

  • SonicUk 04/09/2016

    @Innocent_Bystander - Sorry for the late reply mate, been real busy lately and haven't had a chance to get on the forums until now. Yeah, it was advertised as part of the main game right up until launch when it was then mysteriously delayed for two weeks, only to come out as a separate dlc download (which you still needed the main game to play). Reply 0
  • SonicUk 26/08/2016

    @Innocent_Bystander - Absolutely agree with everything you've said with the exception of gtav online being acceptable. I don't accept transactions in that or any other full priced retail game and don't see why I should. The online portion of gtav was advertised as part of the main game - the game I've paid full price for on launch. Then rockstar conveniently left out the online portion of the game from launch for two weeks so reviews and customer perception were positive, before making it available and surprise surprise, its comes with transactions. I don't see why gtav gets a free pass just because its popular when other games are slated for doing the exact same thing. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 25/08/2016

    Love Deus Ex, huge fan, but transactions (the industry needs to stop referring to them as "micro" - a transaction is a transaction) in full priced games is a fucking disgusting, offensive, bullshit publisher tactic that sticks two fingers up at everyone who bought the game and should never have got to this point where it's infesting every major game. Even more disgusting are the apologists who defend this blatant pisstaking. This SHIT should not just be accepted, just like all the other publisher bullshit that's been slowly rotting the industry I used to love from the very core for years now since the middle of last gen. Reply 0
  • Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit rules in Rockstar's favour

  • SonicUk 04/09/2016

    Common sense prevails. Reply 0
  • Halo Online going offline, never getting full release

  • SonicUk 26/08/2016

    @tnzk - I repectfully disagree. If you're talking purely on sales sure. It was a new thing back in the early noughties and is responsible for redefining the fps genre to a certain extent. Nowadays there's so many fps and so much that has been done by the genre you're spoilt for choice, so I do agree there if you're talking purely sales.

    However, if were talking about the game itself, the gameplay or the cult following of said game by fans then I would argue Halo is still very much in the running. Maybe its not as influential as it once was but its still very popular and still great fun to play imo

    PS - You forgot Michael Jacksons Dangerous. Such a good album.
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  • SonicUk 26/08/2016

    @Nades - To a certain extent I can see what you're saying but it seems to have moved with the times imo. Aim down sights has always been there (granted, in the earlier games it was limited to certain weapons) it was just mapped to a different controller configuration by default (which you can switch to in the menus if you so wish). I think the sprint was a great addition personally and one which the game desperately needed ever since the first game where traversing large areas without a vehicle took ages. When you say AA are you referring to auto aim? If so that's always been in the game since day one. If not can you please explain what you're referring to please.

    As for the art direction, I'm not sure what you mean? Sure, we have forerunner locations now, but the art direction apart from new locations (which are welcome, otherwise it starts to feel stale) the style seems to have changed very little to me?
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  • SonicUk 26/08/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper - Are you kidding? You may not like Halo anymore but to say "Halo's star has faded" is complete bullshit. The games are still incredibly popular and still just as good to play, if not better. Reply 0
  • After a wave of fan outcry, Respawn is making big changes to Titanfall 2

  • SonicUk 26/08/2016

    @Simatron3000 - Ah, thank you. I had enemies jump on my titan while I was in it but don't know how to shake them off, if indeed that's possible?

    I did however manage to jump on a friendly titan and gave the pilot some more firepower so I'm not a total noob!
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  • SonicUk 26/08/2016

    Can someone please explain how to use or acquire batteries for your titan? I'm new to the game and have seen this mentioned in this thread, but have no idea how to do it as the mechanics aren't explained and with no instructions in most modern games now I doubt they will be when the games released. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 25/08/2016

    I can't wait for the single player campaign so in anticipation I downloaded the beta and tried it out just to have a look around the maps and see what the graphics and game were like. Actually very surprised to say I really enjoyed it. As someone who has no interest in multiplayer vs unknowns that came as a shock. I couldn't play it for more than a couple of matches at a time but even so if the campaign is anywhere near as good as I think it will be I'm sure I'll more than get my moneys worth. Reply +1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare developers on the battle with the backlash

  • SonicUk 26/08/2016

    @Hadji_Murad - Your overly defensive post implied it. Troll somewhere else. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 25/08/2016

    @Hadji_Murad - ? I don't need to ask your permission to write a post and that's not a long comment at all. Writing on a videogame website when I have an active interest in the source material and wish to discuss is a bit more constructive than logging into YouTube, searching for a game I have zero interest in and downvoting said game wouldn't you say? I never said I didn't have any time, I said I have better things to do with it than downvote something I have no interest in, but you would know that if you read my post properly. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 24/08/2016

    I can understand the backlash with regards to the mw4 remaster being held to ransom behind a limited edition, but as for Infinite itself I think its pretty pathetic that people have got nothing better to do with their time then log into YouTube and downvote a video into the ground. I can't stand the setting of Battlefield 1 and would much rather have a modern day or futuristic setting but instead of taking the time to log into YouTube and downvote a trailer for a game I have zero interest in I simply won't buy it as I can see this years iteration of the game isn't for me. Instead I'll buy games I AM interested in. That's it.

    I'm really looking forward to Infinite as I love sci fi and am a fan of cod single player. I'm also really looking forward to Titanfall 2 for the same reason. Plenty to look forward to this year and next.
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  • Disgruntled No Man's Sky players thrust Sony's PS4 refund policy back into the spotlight

  • SonicUk 20/08/2016

    This right here is a great example of why fanboys are so stupid. WAKE UP. Sony are no different to any other big shameless corporation. They don't give a shit about you, infact, they don't even know that you personally exist. The ONLY thing they care about is getting your money, and once they have it you can go jump off a cliff for all they care. To align with and defend corporations like this to your last breath is the highest form of stupidity and that goes for microsoft, nintendo, nvidia or any other corporation.

    By all means get what you want out of them games and hardware wise, use them like they use you, but make no mistake, they wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire so as long as you go into things knowing/realising that you'll be ok.

    As for Sony not issuing refunds on faulty goods and goods that have been (and even now are still being) clearly falsely advertised using bait-and-switch tactics (easy there nms defence force, I own a copy because despite everything I'm sure I'll still enjoy it regardless - although it's clear as daylight it's not the same game that the marketing would have you believe) I'm sure trading standards would have something to say about that.
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  • It looks like Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelations are headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • SonicUk 18/08/2016

    This is great news but why not release the entire back catalogue of last gen ac games? As an Ac fan I'd definitely buy them all again. Reply -3
  • Digital Foundry: Hands on with PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • SonicUk 18/08/2016

    First played Rottr on 360 last Christmas as I didn't have a xbone at the time. The 360 version is bloody amazing with Nixxes doing to top notch job. I have the game now on xbone but haven't played that version yet. Ps4 owners are in for a treat, although its such a shame the game was tainted by the scummy "platform exclusivity" bullshit last year. Although I have both Xbox versions its still nice to see the Ps4 version getting extras and a lovely art book to reward Sony owners patience. All this moneyhatting bollocks needs to stop. Reply +6
  • Nvidia's Pascal-powered laptop chips are a true generational leap

  • SonicUk 17/08/2016

    @XenonDurango - Unfortunately I don't think its possible unless you are a genious with a soldering iron and even then I doubt it would work. I have heard you can get an external PCI dock that will let you plug in PCI cards but obviously that takes away the portable element. Its ok if you're using it at home I guess, but it is a shame manufacturers do not design laptops to have upgradable gpus.

    Edit - some posters here say its possible so things may have changed. I'm going to look into that as non-upgradeable gpus have been holding laptops back for a long time.
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  • SonicUk 17/08/2016

    Hmm, been looking for a gaming laptop for a while to replace my creaking rig and play those exclusives. Might wait for these to be released as they seem substantially better than what's available right now. Any idea on pricing and a rough release date? Reply +1
  • Lego Dimensions' Supergirl will be exclusive to PS4

  • SonicUk 17/08/2016

    Console exclusive rip off "content" that benefits no one, creates I'll feeling, causes bad publicity and in a few cases will lose sales due to principal. Yep, it can only be the modern gaming industry. Why is this SHIT tolerated when it wouldn't be in literally any other industry? Reply -1
  • The first post-Kojima Metal Gear is a co-op survival game set in an alternate reality

  • SonicUk 17/08/2016

    Just...what the...WHAT!??!

    Wow, they're really in touch with their fanbase and seem to be delivering exactly what they want /sarcasm.

    RIP Metal Gear Solid. Fuckonami and all that.
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  • Is Sonic Mania the sequel we've waited decades for?

  • SonicUk 29/07/2016

    Great looking game. Reminds me of Sonic Before/After The Sequel. Please fopr the love of god put in on a disc. They could do something really special with this game for the fans, like make the box resemble a Megadrive box for example. I'm hoping the other new Sonic game is Sonic Generations 2. Reply 0
  • No, you don't need PlayStation Plus for No Man's Sky

  • SonicUk 26/07/2016

    OK, but do you need an internet connection to play at all (DRM)? Reply 0
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 announced for September

  • SonicUk 21/07/2016

    The original is very addictive and has lovely graphics and sound that brings the game right up to date. Is there any way to get a physical copy of this or the original? Reply 0
  • One of the biggest Twitch streamers bites the dust as Valve's CS:GO gambling crackdown continues

  • SonicUk 20/07/2016

    @MrTomFTW - Not at all. Many thanks. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 20/07/2016

    PhantomL0rd is perhaps the most high-profile video game personality to see an account suspension

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  • Two weeks on, has the YouTube CS:GO Lotto controversy changed anything?

  • SonicUk 19/07/2016

    I must admit before this scandal I'd never heard of either of them. Reply +9
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered gameplay shows new and improved Crew Expendable

  • SonicUk 15/07/2016

    Can't wait for both games, although I would much rather have a physical version of cod4 remastered instead of a download which I don't own. It's painfully obvious however that the remaster WILL be released separately once initial sales die down. Reply -1
  • Warner Bros. "misled" with paid-for positive Shadow of Mordor videos

  • SonicUk 14/07/2016

    It's basically a paid for (by the publishers) advert. Whether its disclosed or not, it shouldn't be allowed to be put across in this manner where it's mascaraeded as a "review" or "gameplay video". Reply +4
  • PC game-security company Denuvo downplays alleged Rise of the Tomb Raider crack

  • SonicUk 07/07/2016

    I've been saying it ever since it was invented and will continue to do so - all drm does is encourage piracy where the pirates get a superior version of the game, for free and have a good laugh at everyone else's expense, while legitimate customer's are punished for paying. Pirates will always find a way around restrictions, and if a game ever did become impossible to crack they would never buy it, they would just move on to the next thing. Better to get rid of customer punishing drm and let those who always would pay for their software continue to do so, while at the same time encouraging more people to buy rather than get a drm infested copy. Reply +5
  • Ubisoft wards off Vivendi by nominating two new board members

  • SonicUk 06/07/2016

    Good. Hostile takeovers should be illegal. Reply 0
  • The best reason to own a Kinect is coming in July

  • SonicUk 29/06/2016

    I didn't think there was any reason to own a kinect? Right from its very inception it was a misguided attempt to cash in on casuals who bought a Wii, without realising most 360 owners were not interested, otherwise they'd already have a Wii. What then annoyed me was all the "better with kinect" crap they plastered all over my 360 games when nothing could be further from the truth. When that didn't work they then forced it upon early xbone adopters. One of the best things ms ever did was ditch that steaming-turd-with-a-usb-cable-coming-out-of-it. Good riddance to a shit accessory that never worked properly that I didn't want, didn't need and didn't ask for. Now they can concentrate on what really matters - making great games. Reply -3
  • Batman: Return to Arkham delayed a month before launch

  • SonicUk 29/06/2016

    Oranges was my favourite and I can't work out why it wasn't included. A real missed opportunity. I would also like to see the physix stuff added. Reply 0
  • The recently revealed original Xbox controller prototypes keep up a fine tradition of absurdity

  • SonicUk 29/06/2016

    I actually really liked the boomerang joypad. Quite why people say it looks uncomfortable is a mystery to me. It certainly looks a lot more comfortable than the Ps3 and Ps4 pads. Of course I'm going purely by the pictures so it is difficult to tell without trying one. My favourite pad for modern gaming has to be the 360 pad, although the xbone pad is pretty nice and the battery charge lasts forever. However, I don't like the repositioning of the guide button and like my "start" and "select" buttons. Reply 0
  • Sonic Team prepping new Sonic for next year

  • SonicUk 27/06/2016

    Please just give us a Sonic Generations 2 and remove modern Sonic. Infact, that would make it a Sonic remake with 2.5d graphics - that's exactly what I want! Reply 0
  • Shadow Warrior 2 doesn't dick around

  • SonicUk 27/06/2016

    Ok, this is getting weird now. I cannot find a single site that has this for preorder and I've been checking on and off for months. What's going on??! It's like the game doesn't exist??!? Reply 0
  • Respawn talks Titanfall 2 and that Call of Duty remaster

  • SonicUk 24/06/2016

    I can't wait for Titanfall 2. The always online nature and complete absence of an offline single player campaign were the exact reasons why I didn't buy the first game, although I always thought the game had serious potential for a decent campaign that explores the lore of the series. I'm very pleased they listened to their fans and are making a campaign for the sequel. Also can't wait for the afore mentioned Cod Infinite either, again soley for the campaign. So many great looking games coming out between now and this time next year I can't keep up! Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs 2: "There are no towers"

  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @dadrester - Fair enough mate. I'm still hoping the game will be good regardless. I'm really pleased they went with San Fransisco too - funnily enough I was hoping they'd set it there so was really happy when I found out they have done exactly that. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @dadrester - I disliked all the thug poses and general atmosphere I got from it. Aiden on the other hand was a cool guy who was just trying to do good things in a bad world to avenge his niece. Not sure how that makes him a mass murderer any more than any other protagonist in other games? Reply +1
  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @dadrester - You haven't seen this then mate which made me instantly dislike him. Reply -2
  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @HelloNo - Sigh. Another one who is quick to judge without reading my post properly. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @Gemini42_ - I never said I didn't post that at all. What I said countless times is you picked up the least important part of my post, and blew it out of all proportion without actually reading the rest of it or understanding the reasons why I posted that in the first place, which I'm not going to repeat as it's all right there in my original post.

    As for the completely unrelated call of duty thing, of course people know what to expect. However, what I have said all along which you have completely failed to comprehend is how can people possibly know if an unreleased and still in development game is going to be any good or not? Do you have a crystal ball or something? You really need to learn to let it go.

    As for me "posting rubbish" that's especially rich coming from you and a quick look at your post history is all that's needed to see the hypocrisy. Perhaps you should practice what you preach.
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  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @Gemini42_ - Jesus you're like a dog with a bone aren't you? You seem to have no issues cherrypicking quotes from my post, but have yet to display any sign that you've actually read it.

    As for the completely unrelated topic of cod, yes, I seem to recall you claiming you'll know exactly what an unfinished, unreleased new game will be like. Yeah, I'm really the one with issues here /sarcasm.
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  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @Gemini42_ - Nope, again, didn't make it about race at all. You simply jumped to your own conclusions and waded in unnecessarily on the least important thing in my post and then replied without even reading my reply properly or the reason why I said what I said in my original post. Reply -4
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @andipape - Agree mate. Hate the stereotype going on in this game. There have been plenty of black characters portrayed in games successfully (Crysis's awesome Laurence Barnes Aka "Prophet" easily being my favourite) so it pains me to see ubisoft get it so wrong. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    It wasn't a rant whatsoever, it was a pre-defence, as I've seen in countless threads anyone who says they don't like the main character being accused of racisim which is frankly pathetic. Funny how out of everything I wrote concerning the actual game you picked up on the one thing which matters the least, and you have the nerve to accuse me of bringing it up? You know what I meant, so wouldn't it just have been better to say nothing? Reply -12
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @trobby - Me too as unlike most other ubi games the ones in watchdogs actually made you stop, look around and think "how am I going to get up there?". What I don't like is when the map is filled with a billion icons - Ac Unity was particularly guilty of this, so much so at the start of the game you couldn't actually see the map underneath all the icons. Watchdogs was no where near as bad but I still would've preferred less collectibles and side missions and more main missions. In fact, I would rather the map just be used for the purposes of the main story and have more main story missions and no sidequestsor collectibles at all. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    I played the first game precisely because of the story which kept me hooked on both playthroughs right til the end. I also liked Aiden Pierce and thought he was a cool and mysterious character but also a good guy underneath who was just trying to do good in bad circumstances. Not sure what everyone has against him. I wanted to see more of him and explore his back story further. Hate the new lead chacter though. He's just a thug wannabe. He's even wearing a puffy jacket for fucks sake. And whats up with all the middle finger graffiti and thug posing bullshit? And before anyone is low enough to play the "race card" I must point out I have black friends, I myself have five different bloodlines and am one of the most open minded people out there - I simply don't like all this thug shit that seems to have infested this sequel and the main chacter could be bright blue for all I care and I would still say the same thing.

    Story is very important to me in a game like this (and most games for that matter). I do like that there are other things to do but hope it doesnt distract too much from the overal plot which many open world games have a tendency to do and the story is very hard to follow and inconsistent as a result.
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  • Steam game's 27 DLC is a PDF certificate

  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @bad09 - Ah right, thanks for explaining. Yes, I must admit I bought it at the time as it was only a couple of quid and I liked the look of it. Not sure if there was any actual benefit to your horse in terms of protection but I did hope, as I was fed up with monsters always attacking my poor horse! As you say very early's days of dlc. I dont buy any dlc now at all and havent for years. Reply 0
  • Minecraft's new Battle Mode season pass costs 7.99

  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    Nothing against map packs but I really wish the "season pass" would die. Being asked to pay upfront for something in advance without without knowing what you're getting seems ridiculous to me. Mind, I admit the problem is the people that actually pay for these things and of course they are not mandatory but it just annoys me that publishers have the cheek to even try stuff like this and more worryingly if its genuine dlc or stuff thats been ripped out prelaunch. As long as the money keeps rolling in, the publishers will still keep doing it. Reply 0