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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 179 (Novice)
User ID 23407
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
18. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 8, 2013, 23:36 swedishfriend
 
This is the first time they are saying a headset is included. Up until now they have been telling people they should use the kinect instead.  
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News Comments > Crytek Sites Breached
24. Re: Crytek Sites Breached Aug 4, 2013, 12:29 swedishfriend
 
Any company's site can be hacked. It isn't a matter of the target caring or how much security they use. It is a matter of does someone with enough skills want to hack it or not.  
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News Comments > QuakeCon 2013: Two Carmack Talks & Tourneys Announced
8. Re: QuakeCon 2013: Two Carmack Talks & Tourneys Announced Jul 23, 2013, 21:10 swedishfriend
 
Rage had great shooter mechanics and was solid all around. I loved how each scenario could play out a million different ways depending on how I approached it. Nothing feels like an Id shooter, Rage, Doom3, quake2, etc. all had that great feeling.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
36. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 15, 2013, 20:00 swedishfriend
 
Julio wrote on Jul 15, 2013, 19:23:
I just love all the Microsoft news, the sheer incompetence just keeps going and going. If the Xbone sells as poorly as I think it will, plenty of developers can just do the PS4 version (and maybe the WiiU) and skip Xbone entirely.

The pre-orders must be greatly in favour of PS4. First they reverse on the DRM and now they might change the hardware? After they announced final specs? How little time will developers have to make adjustments?
 
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs Engine Features
4. Re: Watch_Dogs Engine Features Jul 6, 2013, 13:22 swedishfriend
 
So, according to the article the PS4 version will look better than the 180 but they are trying to get it as close as possible. They used to say similar things about the PS3 compared to the 360. Now MS is on the other side of those conversations. PC will rule at least at the super high-end.  
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News Comments > Brain Overclocking Headset
9. Re: Brain Overclocking Headset Jul 5, 2013, 12:42 swedishfriend
 
Low energy stimulation of the brain isn't crazy and it works. I have no idea how they could make a consumer version since you have to hit just the right areas of the brain. I would suggest playing zone mode in Wipeout HD instead. That will speed up you brain safely and effectively.  
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News Comments > Bethesda on Franchises: Dishonored Yes; RAGE TBD
8. Re: Bethesda on Franchises: Dishonored Yes; RAGE TBD Jul 5, 2013, 12:37 swedishfriend
 
Rage was a critical success and was fun to play. Didn't make enough money so who knows. It played great and I liked the unpredictable enemies and the way they could get around the environment so you could play each encounter hundreds of different ways. It felt a bit like an older game the way it was set up but was so solid and played so great that I loved it anyways.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation, Mark Cerny Jul 1, 2013, 21:32 swedishfriend
 
Great talk! lots of history from atari to sega to playstation. Cerny is a genius who has had his hands on so much of arcade and console history.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 28, 2013, 02:35 swedishfriend
 
NeOCidE wrote on Jun 28, 2013, 00:19:
nin wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 21:22:
True story: After I discovered my 360 power supply was dead last night, I logged into live through a web browser...and changed my message to my PSN ID.

Amen.

I've enjoyed my 360...but the hardware issues have been a curse for me. I'm on my 5th box due to RROD. Fans are noisy and DVD drive is clunky.

As it happens I'm going PS4 this time, although I did get burned with 1st gen PS3 Bluray drive crapping out on me.

If anyone had any sense, they'd wait to see if XBone does indeed have the reliability issues of past times.


Lower power components this time should mean less chance of overheating and both will use blu-ray drives which have have been around for a long time. Therefore I am hopeful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
27. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2013, 19:25 swedishfriend
 
Verno wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 11:27:
nin wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 10:59:
Yep. But we need their fuckups (and improvements) to keep the competition in line.

Yep exactly. Back in 2006 this was Sony with the supreme arrogance, talking down to the consumer, expensive console and etc. They went from selling 150 million PS2s and kicking Xbox ass to selling half that figure in a single generation, they also lost a lot of money along the way. That competition has been directly cited by Jack Tretton and other Sony executives as the reason they rethought their strategies this time.

They might be even more stubborn than Sony but eventually Microsoft will be forced to listen.

Except MS is 17 times as big a company as Sony (maybe that is money on hand or market cap, not sure). MS can afford to do most anything while Sony can afford very few mistakes at the moment.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 17, 2013, 20:45 swedishfriend
 
Seriously, If you don't have the lower price then aren't you just highlighting how great a deal the PS4 is? The more you praise your own system's price point the more you are pointing out how much better a deal the PS4 is.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 17, 2013, 20:42 swedishfriend
 
So Mattrick is in the business of propping up the PS4 now? If $499 is a great deal for the Xbone then $399 for more powerful hardware is straight out of heaven.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 17, 2013, 14:38 swedishfriend
 
Verno wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 10:06:
Microsoft's Xbox One games will be $60.

Was this ever in doubt? Geez if they thought about doing $70 that would have been the only way this thing could get worse.

MS has said that their DRM will allow for lower priced games.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
10. Re: Sunday Consolidation May 26, 2013, 12:36 swedishfriend
 
The WiiU is competing with PS3 and 360 and when they get lower prices to make more room for their new systems what will happen to the U? IMO the WiiU would have to be same price or lower otherwise why not go for a PS3 or 360 that both have a huge game library? Nintendo should be able to hit a much lower price than it currently stands at but I doubt that it will be 199 or 149 where its competition will be.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
40. Re: Morning Consolidation May 24, 2013, 15:48 swedishfriend
 
so, Wii + PS3 + 360 = close to 300 million. Therefore not a crazy idea to sell 400 million to 1 billion of Xbox one over 10 years? That guy explaining his numbers doesn't make it seem any less crazy IMO. 75 million xbox 360s currently (about 1/3 are re-buys according to the article). Seems like they would be lucky to sell to 50 million users considering they have the negative buzz this time around.  
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News Comments > Xbox One Announced
39. Re: Xbox One Announced May 21, 2013, 16:21 swedishfriend
 
Looks like similar GPU / CPU to PS4 but with DDR3 instead of GDDR5. We don't know how fast the CPU on the PS4 will be but it won't be lower than 1.6GHz. MS going for a lighter spec machine but will include kinect while the PS4 seems like it will come with the new camera but they have not confirmed that yet. As long as the PS4 is priced decently it will be a must-buy for me. Probably a new Wip3out game will show up relatively soon and I will be set.  
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News Comments > Double Fine Gets Emotional About Game Rights
7. Re: Double Fine Gets Emotional About Game Rights May 12, 2013, 14:43 swedishfriend
 
Dev wrote on May 12, 2013, 13:53:
If they wanted them, they should have bid more on them lol.
This is only for the console distribution of the current games, so I don't much care.

Also, by publicly saying they are emotionally attached and want the rights, they probably just doubled whatever the selling price would have been.

The auction was bundles of stuff. They would have had to pay for many things they were not interested in just to get their publishing rights back.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 12, 2013, 14:34 swedishfriend
 
I still feel a disconnect between my hand and the mouse cursor on the screen using windows 7. On my Amiga it feels more instant, less disconnected. My core duo macbook (first intel generation) has about half the latency when doing audio recording compared to current hardware running windows 7.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2013, 12:38 swedishfriend
 
These days at least a third of the country is worried because of this illegal activity that they take part in. I expect a huge boon if so much worry, fear and paranoia leaves the culture. The baseline for fear and paranoia will change so even if you don't use it you will still feel a difference in your daily life.  
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News Comments > Double Fine Gets Emotional About Game Rights
3. Re: Double Fine Gets Emotional About Game Rights May 12, 2013, 12:17 swedishfriend
 
"...all this money..."

Might be like $5. They didn't say how much Nordic Games want for publishing rights for those 2 small titles.
 
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