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  • Is DriveClub finally up to speed?

  • SonicUk 06/07/2015

    @cloudskipa - So the troll has the nerve to call others who show him for what he is trolls? You're unbelivable. And accusing someone who points out your bullshit of bullying? Really??? Thats a new low, even for you. I have never personally "attacked" you, "harrased" you or any other nonsense, although I have pointed out (and will continue to do so) your blatant pro-ms, anti-sony stance, the way you invade every thread with that agenda and turn it into a fanboy war, time, after time, after time. Spin it whichever way you want, but we all know you are not rude so you cannot be banned. You know it, I know it and so does every other user who is sick and tired of your microsoft propaganda. Your youtube account however shows a very different story so don't act all high and mighty with me sunshine.

    As for being "upset" or "whinging" about your "opinion" thats laughable, but as I have already said numberous times your "opinion" doesn't hold much sway around here and most long time members can see you for what you are - a microsoft PR machine and possibly the most deluded fanboy I've ever been unfortunate to come across. I call out fanboys whenever I see them, you just happen to be the most prevalent (hence your less than stella reputation on here).

    You freely admit you're not interested in Sony or the Playstation so why do you bother to come into every Sony thread and post off topic, ms fanboy gibberish when the discussion has nothing to do with that? The answer is above.

    As I said, I will continue to point out your bullshit until you either stop talking bollocks in Sony threads or piss off and leave normal users in peace - whichever comes first.
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  • SonicUk 03/07/2015

    @ClemFandango - Oh yeah, he's polite, but only so he cannot be banned and he knows it. The thing is polite or not, fanboyism is running rampant on this site and its time it was dealt with as its ruining an otherwise good site. Reply -5
  • SonicUk 03/07/2015

    @harryshaw - So true my friend. He's been an annoyance for years. Over the past month however I've really had enough of this site being overun by fanboys. Its destroying good conversation in every thread and I'm sick of it. The site is turning into ign. Reply -2
  • SonicUk 03/07/2015

    @cloudskipa - Yes, you really are innocent mate, and impartial as they come, and I see you have resorted to "its my opinion" as your default defence (so predicatble). I never got "upset" with your pathetic rambling about ico (surprise, surprise, a Sony exclusive that you don't like, what are the odds?) but I did call you out on your anti-Sony, pro-Ms fanboy propaganda bullshit when you invaded that thread to talk about Ms as you always do with every Sony thread (your comments in this thread are a perfect example, where you've talked about nothing except Ms racing games) just as I will continue to do so until you finally piss off or stop talking shit in Sony threads and leave people in peace. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @cloudskipa - Lol. You are right about eastern europe, my bad. I meant to say western europe, but oh well, we all make mistakes!

    As for the king of off topic remarks - look who's talking (particularly in Sony threads)! I'm not upset in the slightest, infact I find you highly amusing! The responses you're recieveing from me are no different to the overal responses from other members on this site that I've seen over the years from people that have put up with your fanboy shit for years and are sick of it as well. I don't know why you even ask? You know that better than anyone else. I mean look, here you are once again in a Sony thread, giving backhanded compliments to a Sony exclusive game while talking up the Ms equivalent. What more is there to say?
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @Episode13 - For the umteempth time I AM NOT COMPARING DRIVECLUB TO FORZA!!! Read my god damm post!!! And don't drag me into the stupid fanboy wars!!!! Reply -2
  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    >Bullshit detected in sector 0.0.1 Cloudskippa cluster. Analysing...

    >Subliminal message found. Attempting to translate...

    > Translation successful. Playing transmission...

    "Microsoft! Microsoft! Microsoft! Hate Sony. Hate Sony. Hate Sony."

    >Playback complete.

    >Analysis...100% probablity of fanboy bullshit confirmed.

    >End of line.
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @Episode13 - You're not listening dude. Northern Lights. I'm not saying the game is better just because they are in it. I'm not using it as a bullet point in silly fanboy wars or anything like that. I was just saying how it's one of the only (if not the only) driving game I've seen with the northern lights in it, how grateful I am for that and how beautiful I think they are in real life. I'm not comparing weather effects in Forza or anything else to Driveclub, although if I were as I said I personally think Driveclub looks better than anything else I've seen in that department released on any platform so far (and as I've said a couple of times now I own Forza Horizon so know what the graphics are like in that game). If you prefer them thats cool, but I prefer Driveclubs weather effects, but as I said I wasn't comparing, I was expressing my appreciation for the beautiful northern lights, and saying how hopefully I will get to see them in real life one day. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @Episode13 - Yep, not disputing the weather effects (I've seen them for myself, and while pretty, I still think Driveclub's weather looks better/more realistic). I was speaking about the aurora borialis (northern lights) I've seen in Driveclub. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @Episode13 - Ok? What has HOT got to do with the northern lights? I know where Horizon 2 is set dude - eastern europe (Italy, France etc). I have the game!

    Edit - sorry, thats western europe!!!
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @Episode13 - The northern lights are in Forza? Which one, because I haven't seen them (the only Forza's with night settings are the Horizon games and one is set in Colorado and one in eastern Europe where they don't get the aurora). I also have every Pgr game and none of them feature the northern lights.

    Btw I wasn't talking about you specifically when I mentioned fanboys, but now you mention it, your posts do seem to indicate a Ms bias...

    Edit - sorry, thats Western Europe. Got my geography wrong!
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @FogHeart - Yep. There are others I could mention, but he is by far the worst and most annoying fanboy I have ever seen. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    I also forgot to mention its one of the few games (and so far the only racing game featuring real life cars and locations I can recall) that features the beautiful northern lights - something I have been chasing my whole life and still yet to see (last wednesdays uk Northern lights show failed to materialise, and there was too much cloud on monday for me to see when they were active). Reply -3
  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @Episode13 - I don't take any notice of "reviews" though tbh as again they are a source of info - nothing more. The verdict is simply put, someones opinion and I couldn't give a fig about that part.

    I own Driveclub, Forza Horizon 1 and 2 and Forza 1 - 4. I've also played Forza 5 on numberous occasions and stand by my opinion that Driveclub is the better game and the one I find myself returning to time and time again. As I said thats just my opinion, but that's what "best" or "better" means to the person saying it only, and I don't pretend that my opinion is fact (unless I'm actually stating a fact).
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @Episode13 - Thats your opinion about Forza, and you're welcome to it but you're presenting it as fact when it isn't. "Best" is subjective and as someone who owns every Forza (except 5) and Driveclub I can easily say Driveclub is the "better" game in my opinion. Reply +5
  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @IronSoldier - No errors here, but yep, good day. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @Ironsoldier - Theres that word again "Salty". As I said you really need some new comebacks. Your bullshit is bullshit simply because you enter every console game thread, make a post about how it runs at 30fps or at 900p etc and then leave/lurk for a response. While factually correct, it doesn't make you not a troll posting pro Pc posts in console threads. Your bias/agenda is plain to see. While you own several retro consoles (not a threat to your Pc gaming way of life) you actively go out of your way to belittle modern consoles so you can feel better about owning a Pc. If its so fantastic, why do you feel the need to do that? Why not be content with what you have instead of throwing shit at console owners?

    I only deal in facts and the fact is the Pc version of Batman runs and looks worse than the console versions at this current time. I reference every technical article on the web as well as DF own anaylsis as evidence. To be fair, I only referenced it to wind you up (it's worked by the look of things) just like you wind up every console owner posting negative console comments in every thread. A taste of your own medicine if you will. Tastes "salty" doesn't it?
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    I really enjoy playing Driveclub and its definietly my favourite racing game this gen. The weather effects are very atmospheric and I love the day-night cycle. I also love that its A-B racing and the devs haven't embraced the latest obsession with turning everything into an open world. The car list is good and even the dlc which I don't normally bother with is priced very reasonably. There are also a lot of free cars as well as the japan tracks to download.

    It launched in a sorry state, and at the time the devs/publishers rightfully deserved stick for that. However, its now a very playable game. They do need to add proper private lobbies and stop the "ramming" in Vs races which is ruining the online portion of the game imo. I mainly play offline so this isn't too much of a concern to me personally although I can understand the frustrations of online players.

    Edit - negged for liking a game. On a gaming site.

    Words fail me...
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @IronSoldier - You really need to find a dictionary as I see you use "salty" in every response when people call you out on your bullshit. Seriously, you need some new words. Why would I be "salty" anyway when I own and game on multiple platforms?

    Factually incorrect? I guess you should take that up with digital foundry then as they must be wrong in their analysis. If anyone is "salty" around here, its you.

    The last point, your post history speaks for itself. Why would I be bitter exactly when I don't and never have given a crap about framerates or resolutions? I spend my time playing and enjoying games, irrespective of how many pixels are on the screen or what refresh rate its running at. I hardly think enjoying something makes me "bitter".

    One thing we do agree on though - I'm happy to poke fun at Skippy.
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @cloudskipa - Predictable as ever.

    Skippys posting rules...

    1. Find a Sony thread.
    2. Enter Sony thread and give backhanded compliment to whatever game or Sony themed topic is being discussed.
    3. Bring up the Microsoft alternative that has nothing to with the discussion.
    4. Promote Ms alternative. If no facts are available or the facts are counter intuitive towards the Microsoft argument then make up lies to bolster your argument.
    5. Ignore anyone who pulls you up on this unless they really have a massive go, in which case state its "Your opinion" as a defence.
    6. Never be abusive or rude to avoid any ban.
    7. Find next Sony article. Repeats steps 1-7.
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  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @IronSoldier - 30fps? So it runs faster than Batman on the Pc. Newsflash - no one cares except you (who doesn't own a Ps4 and actively hates modern consoles). Reply +2
  • Ultra-rare Sony PlayStation SNES console spotted, pictured

  • SonicUk 03/07/2015

    Strange how things work out. If the deal never soured we might never have the Playstation brand as we know it today. I know on the bottom of the Snes there is an expansion port that was never used. I always presumed at some point a Cd based add-on would apprear like the Mega Cd. It never happened obviously but I think that was the basis for what the original concept would have used. Reply 0
  • The Taken King is the expansion Destiny has been waiting for

  • SonicUk 02/07/2015

    @MrTomFTW - To be fair I've said pretty much everything I wanted to and stand by every word. The conversation is going round in circles and I'm not going to budge one iota as I firmly believe in what I have said and am taking a stand against coporate greed and the milking and blatant disrespect shown towards Bungivisions customers, not to mention this poor excuse for a "preview" which I and many others have said over and over reads like an advert written by Bungivisions PR department (with a shameless link to buy the game provided to boot). I am very disapointed in Eurogamer after the sterling interview last week looked as though they were finally growing some balls and calling publishers out on their wallet gouging, hobby destroying bullshit, but again, I've gone over all this already a dozen times now and feel my words speak for themselves and express my views on the subject and with that there is nothing more to say. Thank you for replying however and discussing. Reply +3
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @MrTomFTW - Although I have called out publications for "paid for reviews" in the past I wouldn't say that was true of this article, at leaat not money wise. I do think however there is a certain degree of damage control going on here as it seems incredibly strange how last week Bungie and Acti were torn a new one and yet this week we have an article praising the very same game and dlc that was in that infamous interview and because of "the dlc is so good it doesnt matter you are being ripped off anymore" attitude prevalent in the wording of said article. Perhaps Bungie and Acti have been in touch and expressed their displeasure at that interview published last week, so to this "preview" was published to keep the peace? I can understand that if that were the case. I would just like it to be made clear and told for what it is, instead of hiding behind "its an opinion" and EG treating their readers like fools. Reply +6
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @TekMerc - Yes, those are my opinions and I'm expressing them in this comments thread. Cheers.

    As for every "article is an advert", most articles bring to readers attention information, some are retro articles, some like DF articles discuss technical aspects. Most do not read like adverts at all.
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  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @TekMerc - You haven't read the thread have you (not a question). They published an opinion piece that reads like an advert for 40 barebones dlc, and then dressed it up as a "preview". It may as well have been written by Bungie and Activision. Reply +3
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @MrTomFTW - I'd go along with most of that. Where we differ is the bit at end the end, more specifically this "preview" which I'll now turn the conversation back to. On its own it would have been an opinion piece (and should have been labelled as such) plastered in hyperbole, but coupled with "The Taken King is the expansion Destiny has been waiting for, despite the 40 price tag" well, that's just insulting, frankly. Reply +4
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @TekMerc - I think you've been reading a different article to the one published here then because a lot more than "10 people" have critised it , and I've seen a lot of those same people saying very positive things in other threads. People are just asking for some journalistic integrity and impartiality here. This is not an opinion piece.or a blog, its a preview but reads as if someone at Bungie or Activisions PR department wrote it. Perhaps you should read the whole thread before shouting at everyone to "GTFO" and see exactly why people are upset (they have a right to be). Reply +2
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @TekMerc - Perhaps they already found a site they like and want to see it improve? Reply +5
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @MrTomFTW - Again, I get that, and those are all good points. However, if a review isn't meant to be used as a guide to weigh up a puchase descision, one has to question exactly what it is for then and the relevance of such an article. Of course it's one persons opinion (I've also expressed that view) but is being published in such a way to give users an impresion of the game or product being reviewed and whether or not its good value for money, hence the "recommended", " avoid" status. If that isn't the case then why aren't reviews abolished and we simply have an opinion piece instead or a blog about the game in general?

    Going back to value, well, I can't say anything I haven't already said on that, although I do say once again if its ok to say a game represents poor value for money in a review it should be the exact same for this dlc, which represents atrocious value for money.

    Speaking of which and slightly off topic, I've asked in the past and I ask again would it be possible to have a users blog section on the site so users can post their own thoughts and reviews etc on one site rather than going to a separate site? I think it would make a nice addition and possibly help someone with an interest in videogame journalism.
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  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @MrTom FTW - No, I get what you're saying (as I've said I don't take reviews as gospel) but you're coming across as contradiciting yourself. You're saying its ok to state the value of game in a review but not the value of dlc in an article because not everyone will agree.

    I agree entirely value is subjective, but on that basis perhaps you shouldn't publish reviews either for the same reason, or write them differently so as to avoid recommending or not recommending at the end of it. I still say "recommend" "avoid" etc is wrong (as again its entirely subjective) and have been doing so since you ditched the scores (yay) and replaced them with blanket statements (same bloody thing).
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  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @TarickStonefire - No, I'm disapointed that EG did a complete 180 after the interview last week looked as though they were starting to grow a pair and call out publishers on their customer milking. Instead they wrote an advertisement for the dlc and dressed it up as an "article". Did you not read a single comment I made since then? Or any other comment in the thread for that matter? Reply +13
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Mhoey - Yeah man, same. Sorry if I was rude. Good chatting to you. Reply +3
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @MrTomFTW - A persons opinion yes, but it also comes with a "recommended" "avoid" etc tag attached. How can you justify doing that when by the same token you are saying you don't want to "skew either side of the line"? Surely you must put one opinion out there. If some people disagree with it fine, but if its ok to do it for reviews then it should be ok to do it for dlc which represents good or bad value for money. Reply +8
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Mhoey - Pretty much agree with all that tbh. I haven't trusted reviews since the 16 bit era when it became obvious they were written with a bias/agenda. I have so many great games that I'd have missed out on if I had listened to "reviews". Instead, I too take them with a pinch of salt and read between the lines. I can often tell if I'm going to like a game or not and read the information on what the game is about and what you have to do rather than take notice of the reviewers opinions. I have found user reviews and comments in forums a much more accurate representation of what a game is really like to play. Reply +6
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @MrTomFTW - If you truely believe that (which I doubt) perhaps then you shouldn't publish reviews either, because everyone has a different opinion on what is value for money and will skew either side of that line and all that /sarcasm.

    From what I've witnessed here and on the web in general the general concesus seems to be that 40 is way too much for a bit of dlc, especially when its as lacking content as this. I think its fairly safe to say the average person will agree with that statement. There will always be those that disagree, but as we're talking about an average here I don't know how 40 dlc can be anything but a rip off frankly, in the same way a spare wheel for my car shouldn't cost as much as the car itself.
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  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Mhoey - Ok, fair enough, I agree to a certain extent and like yourself I do vote with my money. My comment about head out the sand was referring to the article itself and the way it blatantly read like an advert rather than an impartial article. Thats what I meant when I said gaming sites are supposed to represent their readers interests. I just want some unbiased reporting, not stealth advertsing. I also bought the base game of Destiny as me and some friends wanted a good co op game to play once a week. I haven't bought any dlc for it after seeing the ludicrous prices they are charging. Their attitude towards their customers stinks and I certainly will not be spending another penny on this game, especially after that interview last week. Reply +3
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Supra_Hans - Thats fair enough mate, and I get what you're saying but don't forget the readership is also a major source of income for the site (clicks) and without the readership the site wouldn't exist. All I'm asking for is some unbiased and truthful reporting, which the site has a duty to its readship to provide, and to be fair most of the time I see that, but as I said in my first post this article in particular just read like a giant advert and was in stark contrast to the interview last week where the publishers were called out on their bullshit. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    AllOutOfGum - Same. Using chrome on Android and no mention of the words "preview" whatsoever. Reply +3
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Mhoey - You grow up, maybe take your head out of the sand and look around. I stand up for myself very well, thank you. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Mhoey - Why are you so hell bent on defending them? Gaming sites have always had a responsibilty to their readership to be unbiased and report the truth (this article fails on both parts). What part that do you not understand??!

    And I always take a stand againt bullshit publisher tactics and vote with my wallet.
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  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Supra_Hans - I never said they were politicians (although that article read like some of the finest policitical writing I've ever seen) nor am I'm demanding them to do anything or represent soley my interests. I'm simply asking them to represent gamers (their readership) interests, which is the whole entire point of a gaming site. Reply +5
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @MrTomFTW - I agree that you cannot tell people what is good value, but again, as a site which reviews games and publishes previews and other articles on them, where money is concerned you need to draw a line in the sand somewhere and make an estimated guess over what the average reader will deem to be value or not, otherwise what exactly is the point of a review etc? 40 for some dlc is not good value, irrespective of what quality of content that dlc contains, and publishers should be taken to task on this. Reply +10
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Mhoey - Eurogamer and other gaming sites are supposed to represent the interests of the gamer. People have a right to ask them to do that. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    Tom, you say "value is subjective" and I agree to a certain extent in most cases, but isnt the whole point of a piece like this to let gamers know if the game in question represents value for money? At some point a line has to be drawn, and I find it very difficult to see how even the biggest die hard Destiny fan could admit this is good value. Why isnt the $40 = 40 issue being looked into? Why arent publishers (you know, the people responsible for 99% of the shit thrown around in this industry) being taken to task on this? Have bungie/acti been in touch about the sterling interview last week where they were taken to the cleaners and not so politely asked if you'd publish a stealth advert for some damage control? You're supposed to be representing the gamers interests. "Articles" like this will only damage your credibility (as seen from the comments section) and I don't know how anyone with an inch of sanity can sit there and say 40 for this sliver of content is worth it when you can buy a full game new for less than that. Reply +13
  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    Nope. Not buying (literally) this hyperbolic bullshit, and not spending another penny on this game. This "article" reads like nothing more than an advert. I'm disspointed after the sterling interview EG did with this "Luke Smith" character (who is possibly the biggest wanker in the industry at this time) as they seemed to have turned a corner. 40 (Bungie/Activison exchange rate for $40) for some barebones content? This is a joke, right? Oh, I forgot, I'll be "throwing money at the screen" because of a few new gestures, isnt that right? Well bungie and Acti, I have a gesture of my own I'd like to share with you, although I don't think you're going to like it... Reply +7
  • Face-Off: Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @FMV-GAMER - Yeah fair enough mate. My comment wasnt aimed at you in particular, but more the general attitude of the elitists (not normal gamers) towards anyone who doesnt game on Pc and perhaps would explain why some console owners are hitting back. Trolling in any thread is sad though I fully agree, and can't see why people bother squabbling over platforms. It really is pathetic.

    As for which Pc, I stand by my point. I often see trolls saying "the Pc version" is the best as if its a fixed spec. As I said I have three Pc's and not one of them will run Tomb Raider properly, so in my experience the Ps4 version is the best available. It all depends on what spec Pc you have and what kind of gaming you do, and of course personal opinion. The word "best" is subjective and can mean many things. The reason I will always prefer consoles over Pc is ease of use and the speed at which I can just buy a game, put it in and boot it up. Maybe the system will auto update a patch in the background but my experience is almost always seamless. On the other hand I used to game on Pc but found I spent more time tweaking settings, downloading drivers and fixes, swapping files around and editing cfg/ini files in notepad then I did playing the game (and then it would crash). Some people enjoy all that, have monster rigs and extremely high standards and want to run a game on the absolute highest settings possible and thats cool, and some people just want to play, have pretty decent graphics and arent bothered about having 16xAA or tress Fx etc. Each to their own. I just don't get why some people feel the need to troll every article. They aint gonna convince anyone to change their platform of choice, and it just gets tiresome reading that shit when we could instead talk about the game.
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  • Strike Vector EX outlines new console features

  • SonicUk 01/07/2015

    @Illgameonanything - The only thing he's accomplished is to show himself to be a massive elitist troll (like he does in every thread). Reply +1
  • On console, PlanetSide 2 is as opaque, frustrating and brilliant as it was on PC

  • SonicUk 30/06/2015

    @IronSoldier - Still. You do tend to do it a lot. I read the DF anaylasis on the beta and apart from some frame rate drops to mid twenties (still perfectly playable) I can't see what you're on about tbh. Reply +2
  • Battlezone 1998 is getting remastered for PC

  • SonicUk 30/06/2015

    Absolutely adored the 2600 version of the original (and still do). You didn't have any boulders to hide behind, but instead had new enemies - flying saucers, planes and if you destroyed more than 20 tanks you would get supertanks which were slightly faster than you (the standard tanks were slower). Every time I played I just tried to get that far and if I reached it see how much further I could go. Classic game.

    Edit - negged for liking a game? Whats wrong with this place?
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