I was also at the Play Expo in Manchester, didn't know any other forum/community members at the ASRT demo though. In the Q&A I asked S0L if the crowd recordings from Summer of Sonic are still being included in the game (they are).
I think most of the other stuff has been covered here already (e.g. console exclusives besides Miis / Xbox avatars)
Really looking forward to the game - I like the co-operative missions and item sharing. Not something I was aware of until the demonstration. (I've only been following the gist of the official announcements and hadn't read this huge thread until now!)
Ponyhoof is a browser plug-in, and not actually a Facebook app. As such, it will only affect what you see on Facebook, not anyone else. It also means it will only display on computers/browsers where you have it installed.
Anyway, you should install Ponyhoof now, it's hilarious!
I have the same status, just ten minutes earlier (also in Edinburgh). A bundle of post arrived just after 11 though and it wasn't there — I was expecting it to be with Royal Mail (I selected First Class on Amazon).
I never trust raw review scores as a basis for deciding whether or not to play a game. The mood and content of the actual text of a review is more important, as is one's preference for different genres.
That said, I would love to see this game do well and the critics are likely to influence its success, so it would be great to see a good few 9s.
It does annoy me when I see that happen. It's not in my nature to say or write anything which I feel may offend or get a negative reaction from others; I don't know if that's entirely a good thing. As such I tend not to contribute to 'discussions' (and there are many of them) which look open to mudslinging going on. But I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm sure I would write more if there were fewer people who have the attitude you describe.
I wouldn't say 'most' people in the fanbase are stupid or mean spirited. Unfortunately they are often those who speak loudest.
I was new not so long ago, but I simply stay away from what I don't like to see. Most of the people I have communicated with, and all of those whom I have met, have been very friendly, considerate people, so I haven't been put off.
Accommodation reserved for the 27th, at the Ace York Hostel via Hostelworld, very near the train station. It was one of few places in the city I could find for a sensible price on that day that didn't insist on a minimum 2 night stay, so maybe worth a look if anyone else is still seeking accommodation.
Is this meet-up definitely going ahead on the 27th/28th then? If so I'll buy my train tickets as soon as possible; when I checked earlier this evening it was only £28 return with a Railcard.
Just caught the end of T-Time and heard Adam plug this, which may be just as well as I've barely been on the SSMB lately.
A meet-up that's just a two-and-a-half hour train journey from Edinburgh is tempting; maybe I'll meet some of you soon!
I'm new to the community, I live in Edinburgh, and have been a fan of the Sonic franchise for about ten years.
I've recently been listening to the radio shows and the Wrecks Factor entries, and look forward to this Sunday's shows. Maybe see some of you in the IRC chat.
If you want to say hello, I would welcome any comments on my profile page.