Thursday, 14 June 2018


Been away for a bit ..

Sorry about that my plans did not go according to .. well .. plan.

Also I got stabbed in the back by public services after they agreed to stuff .. and then after all that and me moving twice of distances of 250 miles each way ..

I then discovered I have a fatal condition which is a ticking time-bomb. No period of time like you get with cancer .. this can just .. well .. happen in a number of ways. These are ..

  • Sudden Death Syndrome with no warning at all
  • Heart Related of which I am getting warning signs
  • Kidney and Liver related
Anyway .. trying to kind of fight my way back after a series of disasters and there is a magazine article about it, Love It Magazine just over a week ago, and another one coming in a matter of days, well less then two weeks. The first one is shown on my corruption blog under the title 'The Fugliness' and the second one wont get mentioned until after publication as there are parties that would like to stop it.

A lot of interested parties!

So I had this little nugget sent to my notifications ..

I'm having something of a return love affair with Sony but is more a mixed love-hate relationship.

This had kinda been going on for a couple years now.

I have purchased a few Sony products in that time ..

  • Sony A99II DSLT Camera
  • Sony G Series 70-200mm f2.8
  • Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8
    • All the above agreed with Job Centre, DWP and NEA
    • Except they then stabbed me in the back after I bought it all .. my own money!
  • Sony HX300 Bridge Camera (Help build up blogs and YouTue channel)
  • Sony Dictaphone, the slim one
  • Sony MP3 Player .. again slim one and one that Daniel Craig used in the American version of my favourite film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo .. eagerly waiting for The Girl In The Spider's Web, fingers crossed!

Prior to this I used to earn people not to buy Sony products. For many years. Because despite all companies wishing they could do this Sony were the worst for not allowing their products to work with third party gear. Both hardware and software.

Yes, I would say, they make some nice stuff but .. buy A DVD or Blu-ray player, as one friend wanted to do, and those discs you get off friends? Yeah you player won't be compatible with them.

Then there was the whole Sony Memory stick thing in the beginning. UMD discs. Beta Max. Flac files which my player would not .. play.

In fact in the hd disc wars I thought Toshiba and their HD-DVD, or whatever it was called, would win. One of the rare things I got wrong.

Though I preferred the look and name of Blu-Ray Sony has tried to get a monopoly on formats for years and this could never be for good reasons. I thought people were wise to this and Sony would not succeed?

Over the years I've had several discussions about this sort of thing with gamers, even within my own family of which they are four of us just in my family and four in the other branch.

I ask about multi platform gaming and they give me excuses why it's not possible. I said with the last generation and Sony's Cell processor I could understand that to a degree but there simply is no reason anymore. I said and I've posted about the fact that you all get suckered into platforms and hence you also get fanboys because of this. But really what they are trying to do is to get you to buy into their platform and then but more of their stuff so they get even more money.

Funny how you never quite get everything you need when you buy a console package?

My long time argument was very recently proved by a company I love but have had decision issues with of late. Bethesda.

At their E3 conference they announced a version of a game called Elder Scrolls which is called Blades and in this you can play against someone whose using a PC and virtual reality while using just your .. MOBILE PHONE?!

Case well and truly closed.

Loved the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer and news. Cannot fathom those that are going on about First Person and immersion excuses because these people are utterly insane. 'I wanna see myself!' good God do you have any idea how childish you sound? Don't .. bloody .. but .. it .. then!

I bought The Witcher 3 and I bought Deus Ex, though not the last one Mankind Divided because I did not like the sound of what they did.

I am hoping that the coders to Deus Ex, throwing a wobbly because their own cash grab while copying everyone else did not work, learn something from Cyberpunk 2077? I hope it sells like hot cakes and they make a lot of cash. I hope Bethesda do as well, or at least the top dogs that probably forced them to do the online Elder Scrolls and now Fallout game?

Seven years, Bethesda, since a brilliant RPG and we have had one mediocre RPG .. one online Elder Scrolls, disappointing to say the least, and now we get another online game with Fallout 76 and after a teaser for the next Elder Scrolls VI everyone has calmed down and realised that after a 7 year wait .. we have another 3 to 5 years to wait for the next RPG?!

Wait, what? I'm confused. Did you not get where you are because of Elder Scrolls and Fallout RPG games?! Is this not how you become huge in the first place?

I basically see exactly that I predicted happening with Valve. Oh wait did they not say they are not another Valve? Or perhaps it was someone else? Anyway .. yeah when they started taking on these other gaming houses I could see two things happening .. Elder Scrolls and Fallout getting watered down, going online and further apart ..

Wait, what? Did they not state at the conference that they now have three BGS studios? Except .. despite that it will be like 9 to 11 years between Elder Scrolls V & VI?! How does that even work?

Ooh a free game? Yeah I am not stupid enough to expect someone to code any sort of game and give it away for free. Micro-transactions no doubt abound?

Oddly I have noted in these micro-transactions, no not talking about Star Citizen, how you and up paying way more than a triple 'A' title costs for something that does not even come close?!

Yeah right.

What made me laugh was someone being realistic that complained that "Bethesda fans will be getting too old!"

Funny was did you note at the start that I have since discovered I have a condition that is not only giving me warning signs? DO not even get me started on the NHS and my current situation with a GP! Well .. yeah .. I will be lucky to even still be alive when Elder Scrolls VI comes out?! I am not even kidding around here either! I never dreamed I would be saying this while playing Elder Scrolls V Skyrim! I thought about a three year wait. Then I heard some rumours, got excited and then Elder Scrolls Online came out. Then I heard lots of bad things about it. I must admit I fell for what everyone else did when there were rumours of another Fallout game coming. "OBSIDIAN?!" was the first shouty word in my head. A new New Vegas?! I loved that game and being so soon after Fallout 4, just as Fallout New Vegas was after Fallout 3, it was natural to assume this.

But no .. the continued creep away fro the best games out there because someone insists on free money because people are stupid enough to do it, to an online piece of crap.

Good God .. I thought I hated online games before just from some of the stories but then I heard someone state that you get groups of players sitting near a key mission location just to kill everyone that comes along because they think it is funny?! What utter morons!

What I did like the idea of is co-op, except I am a billy-no-mates! Well that is none of my friends play PC games. Have many family members into consoles of both XBox and PS4.

No I am not one of those memers nor am I a fanboy of .. anything. No I did not joke about Bethesda bringing it a Skyrim Special Apple Watch Edition or Amazon Kindle Edition.

No .. or have I complained about the bugs .. did get two .. did not really care though one was kinda funny and was in my favourite of Bethesda's games New Vegas were the Legionnaires just kept coming at me with a passion. Bloody tough each time too but I got a lot of gear to sell, lol.

Then I get a news report notification today regarding some gamer backlash concerning a game and cross platforming. Well of sorts and not read all the details. Who is this against?

Well .. Sony! Lol.

They have released a popular game called Fortnite on Nintendo's Switch. On this you can do this across platforms with an XBox. Only if you try to do the same things with your PS4 or PS4 Pro you get .. blocked.

After several days of backlash Sony speaks only to say ..

"We listen carefully to fans"

Which roughly translated means ..

'We will continue to take the piss and money grab to see how far we get. We will continue to control and manipulate you and for the most part we get away with it because your gamers, fanboys, addicted and out to with it. Until the point where we push it to far and we will release a statement to say we heard you and we care while we figure out of there's a possibility we might lose money from this. We might give in this time but we'll go straight back to bring c .. greedy selfish people the very next time!'


But true is the same everywhere and is very skin to governments. Well my government at least and it looked to me like it affected the Americans too? Well at least prior to Donald Trump because he is very different to the norm and I'm still trying to work him out. Not doing whether he is good or bad. But I will say a bit better and different. So far.

No doubt Trump haters, especially those full of crap, will go nuts but sorry and I've covered this previously ..

Barack Obama had to terms which is all your allowed to have .. only brought in one of the four or five things he promised and even that's been oh shaky ground.

A Smoky Robinson rendition is not what qualifies you to be President. As good as it was.

Failing in all your promises makes you a failure in my book so this idol worship of him I find bizarre and concerning.

But then maybe that's why politicians just go ahead and do whatever they want?

Maybe their attitude is that the majority are just not intelligent enough to say what's good for the country because when it comes to voting project get starry eyed?

Well in America maybe. Can't imagine Theresa May bursting into a rendition of Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven or Pink Floyd's Another Brick In The Wall or Money?! Lol. Good God I think I would die!

People like me wonder when the sandheads and naive people are going to wake up?

Sony issues weak response to Fortnite cross-play controversy on PS4 and Switch 

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