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Real Name Karl J. S.   
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Nickname swedishfriend
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Description Smart, loving and confident.
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Signed On Jun 29, 2005, 17:37
Total Comments 203 (Novice)
User ID 23407
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Registers WatchDogs Movie Domains
8. Re: Ubisoft Registers WatchDogs Movie Domains Jun 18, 2012, 09:31 swedishfriend
 
The movie would be a much smaller undertaking than the game so maybe they should work on both but release the film first and use the momentum to launch the game.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
36. Re: 720 specs Jun 17, 2012, 12:53 swedishfriend
 
4GB is plenty of memory. I was hoping for 2GB from the new generation. People complain about long load times now when they just have to fill 512MB of memory, get ready for load times 8 times as long (or will they have and SSD instead of a regular hard drive?).

The GPU is vastly different situation compared to a PC. In a console programmers get up close to the hardware but in windows the APIs can make things 5-10 times as slow depending on what you are trying to accomplish. You are forced to program for many different architectures and so you go through the layers of generalization which can cost you huge depending on the actual function of course.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
34. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 17, 2012, 12:28 swedishfriend
 
The original leak got taken down after a threat from an advertising company that works with MS... Even if this stuff is not final it is probably authentic.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: WiiU pricing Jun 15, 2012, 10:09 swedishfriend
 
Cannot be over $250. It will be similar to the PS3 and 360 as far as its processing power is concerned so they have to price it around where the current consoles are.

The Swedish price for the controller can easily be cut in half to get what it might cost in the USA, BTW. So around $100.

199 BPS would probably translate to $230-$250 price tag here in the states.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 15, 2012, 09:47 swedishfriend
 
Verno wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 09:37:
Yeah, not using Skype anymore then. I can't believe they thought a massive ad interrupting the conversation would be ok.

There is no interruption. They show an image on screen only during audio chats. Why would anyone even be looking at that window during a voice-only chat?

Anyone who pays anything will see no change. Free users will get a silent ad during audio-only chats. How does anyone even care?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 15, 2012, 09:33 swedishfriend
 
WTF ars technica? Assange is not facing any rape or assault charges in Sweden he is just wanted for questioning and there are no women accusing him of anything. The prosecutor at the behest of the USA is trying to charge him anyways but so far he is just wanted for questioning! A woman filed a complaint when he didn't use a condom and wanted him tested for STDs. The prosecutor nudged by the USA decides to turn this into a rape charge without the cooperation of the woman. No victim is accusing him of anything.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 5, 2012, 01:29 swedishfriend
 
That was not a sexist comment. The statement did not place one sex above another nor judge anyone by their sex. Rude to the particular person maybe. Objectifying maybe. Sexist? Definitely not.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization May 4, 2012, 14:02 swedishfriend
 
if they are overpriced why do competing products cost more? To get similar cpu, Gpu and screen you pay more in competing products... Just sayin'.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2012, 20:42 swedishfriend
 
oh, and impeding peaceful protests is also dumb if you don't want violence. Better to let people express themselves peacefully as much as they want.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2012, 20:32 swedishfriend
 
Tom wrote on May 3, 2012, 18:06:
Seems you're in need of some sanity alright.
Really? I guess you don't have something useful to say like: the poorer keep getting poorer while the rich get richer and food prices have doubled since just 10-15 years ago. Jobs paid more back then too. Don't you worry that the direction we are heading is towards revolution? I am not too worried but man the people at the top sure seem to want one the way they shit on the people that carry them on their backs. You cannot keep breaking down the base of the pyramid, make the top heavier and expect to keep the pyramid standing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2012, 20:25 swedishfriend
 
yeah, should be a thousand, huh. Too tired lately.8-)  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2012, 16:13 swedishfriend
 
Apple software dude sells stocks worth $38 million in one day. A million people's yearly salary in one day. I am sure his time on this planet is that much more valuable than anyone else's. How long before the poor take to the streets? Is that what rich people really want? the guillotine? For the sake of my children I would hope that sanity will prevail and soon.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 18, 2012, 20:13 swedishfriend
 
I can guarantee there is no license that specifically states which data on the disk is not licensed to the end user who bought the disk. There is no question in my mind that these hackers did nothing wrong by any standards.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Apr 1, 2012, 18:51 swedishfriend
 
They want to make console shooter money and they cannot do cross platform with the xbox360 because of MS rules. Makes sense to me.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Vita homebrew Mar 29, 2012, 16:08 swedishfriend
 
Here we go again! Sony pissing of homebrew hackers. That worked out great for them in the past right?  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 22, 2012, 23:29 swedishfriend
 
There may be fewer middle-of-the road games next generation but smaller teams will surely have a greater presence as evidenced by Xbox Live Arcade and PSN. He is right that games shouldn't cost much more in fact it may go down for top of the line games since the original art assets will be the same but there will be less optimization needed to fit the memory footprint and to match the processing capabilities. Better AI and physics routines shouldn't add too much to the cost I would think.  
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News Comments > NPD Shows 20% Drop
1. Re: NPD Shows 20% Drop Mar 8, 2012, 20:41 swedishfriend
 
if they don't account for on-line sales then they are inaccurate now and more so every week. Why report on this drop in sales when the actual numbers may be vastly different?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 25, 2012, 15:40 swedishfriend
 
The graphics chip will be about 6 times faster than the 360's chip. Cpu is not part of this rumor. which is why they are saying it will be about 20% faster than the Wii U's graphic chip. I bet the CPUs and the memory in the Wii U and the 720 will be much further apart in processing power.  
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News Comments > On MW3 Bans
2. Re: On MW3 Bans Dec 15, 2011, 10:57 swedishfriend
 
The horse is already out of the barn!
Seems like you need to read the article. Or maybe you have no idea what you wrote means?

By banning people they are actually stopping cheaters and they are discouraging others from doing so... What point has been crossed that has changed the game and its community forever? That is what your quote suggests after all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 25, 2011, 10:05 swedishfriend
 
I don't know anyone who has netflix who doesn't love it. Between 2 adults and 2 kids in our household we easily watch 3-4 hours a day on average. I don't have cable and I haven't rented a disc since the local video store closed down. There are lots of shitty content for sure but there is great content added faster than anyone could possibly consume it. If you are only looking for the most prevalent(available everywhere else) Hollywood blockbusters you may want to look elsewhere but anything less common than that you will probably find. I especially like all the great films that aren't easy to find on disc or through file sharing that I can watch instantly.

As for hastings, he has created a great company that has grown a huge customer base so I don't think one flub makes him a sucky business man.
 
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