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  • New iPad Review

  • SwedBear 02/04/2012

    I'm underwhelmed. As a gadget freak I upgraded my 64 Gb iPad2 to a 32 Gb 4G iPad3. I knew that 4G didn't work in Sweden but I'm still a bit baffled that they couldn't release a 4G version that worked outside of US with 4G.

    The screen probably is nice but I thought I would be much more blown away. And this is looking at games that take advantage of the new screen.

    Thing is - I also have a Asus Transformer Prime and I honestly cannot see what the new iPad has over it except for the higher res screen that I for now do not really need. Oh, and of course a better selection of apps and games. And considering my prime and my Galaxy Nexus is filled with games and apps (yes, contrary to Eurogamer's opinion that there are no games for Android i think it now has a decent to good selection) it's not like the Prime is useless on that area.

    My biggest gripe though with the iPad 3 is that Apple still is holding on to the tired grid of icons. in my very own humble opinion iOS is feeling tired and in desperate need of an update. think iPad3 with its screen and widget support .... I guess I will have to look at the new high res Prime for that.

    Oh, and as for USB. I really miss it on my iPad and I use it often on my Prime.
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  • Angry Birds Space sees incredible early success

  • SwedBear 26/03/2012

    @parablax Umm, you realize you can zoom in? Reply 0
  • SwedBear 26/03/2012

    I'm extremely happy they released a premium version for android without ads. although the HD-version is a bit of a rip-off as it just adds support for 1024x800 (.. or was it 1280x800 ...) but really does not make the game look any better on my Prime (had to test so I got all 3 versions installed. I think the "regular" version looks just as good as the "HD" version.

    The only reason I can think they already are readying a HD-version for android is to have a separate version to upgrade for the 1920xXXX-tablets coming out soon.

    As for the game. Love it. Nice twist on the old formula.
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  • Happy Action Theater Review

  • SwedBear 13/02/2012

    Ok, time to put up the Xbox and hook up Kinnect again because this will my 3.5 love. Thanks for a great review! nice to see a kids game be reviewed as a kids game and not from the perspective of a jaded gamer. Reply +3
  • Valve announces Steam smartphone app

  • SwedBear 26/01/2012

    Wouldn't this be the perfekt first step for proper Steam on a phone, at least for Android which supports separate appstores?

    I definitely could see them start offering games etc. directly from the app and at the same time tie it into the whole steam-network with chat, leaderboards etc.
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  • Most played Xbox 360 games of 2011 revealed

  • SwedBear 08/01/2012

    Why are shooters taking so many top spots? It's because they are usually games that you play a lot online and thus rake up a lot of online minutes which in the end will mean that on a list like this they will come high up. A great game that maybe takes 10 hours to finish and you then do not play won't get as much minutes as a shooter where it is easy to get 20-30-40-50 hours of gameplay.

    Lets face it, shooters and sports games are competitive and a lot of people love to play competitive. Do we really think a list for the PS3 would be much different? And the only reason a list for the Wii would be different is because it sucks for fps and sports games.

    I like both weird games and fps-games and I certainly do not think one is better than the other.
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  • The new Eurogamer - four days on

  • SwedBear 28/10/2011

    I use latest Chrome on a Mac book pro and I do not have the problem. Rockmelt (also built on Chrome) also works. Going to test on PC later tonight to see if I get the same. Weird issue.
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  • SwedBear 28/10/2011

    Haven't seen this mentioned but In all the comments threads I see now all the comments with lots of negatives still is visible until I downrate myself. I thought the "Score"-setting (-1 for me) would hide the -2 and lower automatically as before?

    Also, as I came to the last comment in this article I realized I had to scroll to the top to post? I rather would have either post-window in both places (top/bottom) or at the bottom.

    The colors for reputation are IMHO way to light, at least on my screen. Almost impossible to see the +-character.

    Keep up the good work! As a web-developer I know how hard it is to roll out new versions of a site.
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  • Apple announces iPhone 4S

  • SwedBear 04/10/2011

    Crozon: MHz doesn't tell the whole story but I'm also a bit curious to see how it stacks up to the 1.2/1.5 GHz Exynos Dual-core in the SGS2.

    Engadget has a nice comparison chart on some of the top-of-the-line smartphones:

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  • SwedBear 04/10/2011

    I'm not impressed at all. I have nothing against iPhone/IOS (I own 2 iPad 2's, one for me and one for my 3 year old son) and I have owned the 3GS a few years ago. iPhone has always been on my list of phones I have been interested in but quite frankly, and I know this is very personal, I think it is too small.

    After using larger 4" and 4.3" phones I just can't get comfortable with the small screen of the iPhone4. I was hoping they would increase it, maybe at least 4", but I guess the Retina display thingy stops them from increasing the pixel size (they need to keep the resolution) as it wouldn't be "so magic2 anymore with larger pixels...

    I got a Samsung Galaxy 2 and to be honest I'm not sure how the new 4Gs beats it. Siri sounds nice but I'm one of those that don't even use the nice voice features in Android you get today as I feel odd in giving voice commands (or talking) to my phone. Also as a Swede I guess it will take 10 years before it supports us natively. Siri does sound like a fancy search engine so I'm curious to see what Google can do with their voice support to counter it.

    I'm also dissapointed they haven't changed the form factor. I know this is anecdotal but in my surroundings I have a lot of iPhone 4's and also quite a few High end Android (samsung, HTC) and while I never encountered anyone with a broken Android phone a lot of people with iPhone 4's have cracked glass backsides coming from minor falls to the floor. I was thinking they would go back to aluminium or similar backside...

    Nah, I'm actually dissapointed. I wanted that 4" or bigger iPhone 5 with a screen going out to the edges and even thinner ... it will sell like crazy (and it most probably will be a great phone) but it's not the phone I thought they would come out with to counter all the nice Android phones coming out.
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  • Amazon Appstore opens for business

  • SwedBear 20/09/2011

    It worked for me yesterday in Sweden and I could buy Plants vs Zombies (which annoyingly still was exclusive there), Air Mainia 2 and Age of Zombies. However, an hour or so later I no longer could buy anything or download anything free either. So I think it might been a temporal thing where they were doing some testing (or someone pushed the wrong button). Reply 0
  • Mobile Games Roundup

  • SwedBear 15/08/2011

    scoop: what game is it you have made for all plattforms? Always fun to try stuff out that EG's have made :). Reply 0
  • SwedBear 15/08/2011

    There's good games on both systems (can't speak of WP7 as I don't have it) so I couldn't care less if iOS have a better selection as I still think it should be possible to review more games on the Android plattform. But I understand that Krudster can't do it all alone so look forward to what Eg can come up with in the future. Reply 0
  • SwedBear 15/08/2011

    lucky_jim: I don't think anyone expects re-reviews if the games already have been reviewed on iOS but unless I've missed a lot of articles there are a lot of games still available on both plattforms that have not been reviewed.

    Just because a game also have been available on iOS should not mean it is uninteresting to review (unless it has been reviewed earlier) as most Android-users have NOT "played it to death" on their phone.

    I do appreciate theses articles and think it maybe would be better if Krudster got some help with the Android side as I understand it can be daunting to review games on more than one plattform.
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  • SwedBear 15/08/2011

    Weird, I seem to play a lot on my Android phone (LG Optimux X2) as well as on my Tablet (eeePad Transformer) although I also game a lot on my iPad2.

    A quick look at my install history on games I have played a lot (got some crap ones to)

    Cut the rope
    Star Blitz
    Myth Defense (love it)
    Falling Fred
    Greedy Spiders (prefer cut the rope)
    Super Dynamite Fishing
    Cartoon Defense 2
    Orbital Defender
    Burn the rope
    They need to be fed
    Kona's Crate
    Spirit HD
    Ozzy's Odyssey
    Zenoia 3
    Grand Prix Story

    I get it that Android does not have as much games and that most if not all also appear on iOS but I really don't agree that there are no games on Android or that it's "a mess". I've had several Android phones and overall I think games do tend to work well on most devices and if there is a problem the better developers seem to try to fix the issues. The nature of Android will mean that there are phones that are faster than others but to me it is no more different than that some PC's will have issues with some games.

    I'm still not sure why *some* EG-staff seem to hate on Android so much. So what if it doesn't have the amount of games as iOS has or that there will be the occasional issues with certain phones. I thought EG was about reviewing games even if one plattform doesn't have as much as others. The notion that Android does not have games (or at least no good games) simply is false these days.

    I do appreciate when you try to review Android games but I think it would be nice if you could try to review a few more even if the same games are available on the iOS-plattform. Lately it seems you seem to concentrate on crappy third/first-person shooters, maybe because all you seem to ahve is an Experia Play, not exactly the most advanced Android-phone available.

    I'm sorry if I sound like a Android-fanboy. It really isn't my meaning as I enjoy all plattforms. I just feel that the current view on Android from some EG-staffers are unfair and that it is being reflected in the choice of games being reviewed.
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  • Cut The Rope 2 confirmed

  • SwedBear 01/08/2011

    "Cut The Rope has not yet been dated, but is due to be released on iPhone."
    Heh, Cut the Rope definitely has been dated and released not only on iPhone but also Android :). I think you you should start looking into that auto-generated piece of text as it often produces some weird text.
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  • Ubisoft: DRM strategy is a "success"

  • SwedBear 28/07/2011

    It might not be representative but from me they lost several sales due to this. I want my games on my laptop so I can play even when I am on the road or at our summerhouse where internet can be sketchy and as I wasn't sure how draconian their DRM is I decided not to buy the games. Reply +13
  • PS3 hacker expects to go to jail

  • SwedBear 22/06/2011

    He might not be Nelson Mandela but the right to be able to modify hardware is in my view actually important so I think this is an important case.

    And for fuck sake seanyboycorben. This is NOT one of the guys who has hacked PSN/Codemasters etc.. This is unrelated to that.
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  • SwedBear 22/06/2011

    So Olemak: What are your thoughts about jailbreaking of iOS-devices so we can run things like XBMC or Plex on the ATV2? Or hacking of Xbox for XBMC. Or custom firmware on routers that completely change what they can do? Or the firmware hacks that were made for the PSP?

    I'm sorry but as much as I despise black-hat hackers like Lulsec or the Anonymous collective (for lack of a better word) I can't understand how people can defend corporations when it comes to this type of hacking. I'm happy there are individuals that want to try to change the way products are working because it has given us a lot of cool solutions (examples above). And some companies actually embrace it. HTC early embraces the XDA-community who hacked their phones to offer better roms. And the fact that they now are backing from locking the bootloader shows how important that type of community is. Microsoft embraced the people hacking Win Phone 7. Heck, without these types of people we wouldn't be able to rip our DVD's and BR-dics (thanks DVD-Jon).

    It seems that because of the Sony PSN hack and the consequent hacks around the globe, which again I don't think has anything to do with what we are talking about here, people are putting together anyone that is "hacking" in one group and hating on the all.
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  • SwedBear 22/06/2011

    There's one thing I'm a bit confused about.

    The PSP has been "hacked" continuously since it was released so that people could put homebrew on it as well as back-up games to memorystick (and unfortunately use pirated copies of games). There was/is tons oif threads in the PSP-forum about it with guides etc. and no-one seems to feel that this is somehow "bad". On the Android phones there are a lot of people hacking the phones (for example phones with locked bootloaders) so you can put new roms on them and no-one (rightly) is upset about it. One of the best uses today for the Xbox is using hacks to get XBMC on it. Nobody is upset about that. The iPhone/iPad/ATV2 jailbreaks are appreciated by many people and I haven't seen people coming out in threads and wishing the people behind those jailbreaks to "go to jail".

    But when someone hacks the PS3 with the intention to allow homebrew/Linux back etc. they are suddenly "big bad hackers" that needs to go to jail? I understand that the PSN network needs to be protected but I cannot really understand the venom these "hackers" (geohotz, this guy)are getting from users. What is really different from hacking any other product to make it do more than it was originally intended?

    I have no love for idiots who hack PSN or any other site to get hold of information or just wrec havoc but I don't see how what either geohotz or this guy did/does is in any way related to that. They are messing with the hardware to make it do new things. Those other misfits are trying to hack into servers to steal things. Just because it both is called hacking doesn't mean it is the same thing (IMHO). If no-one is upset when it happens to all the other products, why are people so upset when it comes to the PS3?
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  • Mobile Games Roundup

  • SwedBear 20/06/2011

    Really like Grand Prix Story but man it seems to be a battery hog. Have it on my O2X and the phone gets really hot and I notice it definitely is using a lot more battery than other games I have. Anyone noticed something similar? Reply 0
  • Finishing Duke Nukem Forever

  • SwedBear 10/06/2011

    I played Duke Nuken 3D to death when it came out. I still have fond memories of getting a bunch of computers together at work (pharmaceutical company so it wasn't exactly kosher to do this) and have 4 way deathmatchs. I loved the pipeboms and setting up traps for others.

    But that was long ago. To me it's hillarious that there are people saying that just because it is "fucking Duke Nuken" it should somehow get a pass on the story, the gameplay the graphics etc. Why? Duke Nukem 3D is in many of our hearts because it was a great game with fun humour. In fact, I would rather say it would be a insult to the original game to defend this game just because it took so long for it to come out and "DUke Nukem 3D was so good".

    The game should live on its on merits, not because it is a heir to a great game. And sadly it sounds like it not only cannot live up to the standards of the original game but even cannot stand up to most other games released since then.

    Not that it has stopped me getting it just because I wanted to see it by myself (and this is probably the reason it will chart well the first week before dropping like a stone). And the negative reviews so far have been closer to what I feel than any of the positive ones.
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  • SwedBear 10/06/2011

    When is the NDA up? Swedish site fz.se has their review up today and it wasn't pretty. 2/5 and he said it hasn't aged well (and the reviewer was a guy who loved the original) ... Reply +15
  • Zynga Empire & Allies on Facebook today

  • SwedBear 01/06/2011

    Yeah, my sentiment exactly. It doesn't look to shabby actually and before I realized it was Zynga I could see myself playing this but Zynga is one of the companies I absolutely refuse to support in any way. Reply -1
  • How Halo's monk chant music came to be

  • SwedBear 13/04/2011

    I remember when Halo 2 was launched and I went to a press event in Stockholm. The chant was playing which was nice but even cooler was that it turned out they had placed a choir on a balcony singing the chant all evening. It took people quite some time to realize it wasn't pre-recorded. Reply 0
  • iPhone 5 release late 2011/early 2012?

  • SwedBear 12/04/2011

    Seriously Mowgli? I've got an iPad (used to have iPhone) and an Android LG Optimus X2 and guess what - I'm playing a lot on my android phone. There's tons of good games and they are now easily the same quality as games on the iPhone. Not to mention the Tegra 2 updates to games are nice.

    No-one is asking you to stop reporting iDevice news but if you are serious about games it is time to start reporting Android news too. And if the current staff are to stuck with their iDevices to grasp that then hire someone who actually have the slighest knowledge about Android.
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  • Kinect working with AR Drone footage

  • SwedBear 11/04/2011

    The point with this video, just like any other Kinnect video, is that it is geeks having fun trying out new stuff with Kinnect. 99.9% of these projects proiably won't lead to anything usefull but maybe it is enough that 0.1% does or that they learn something in the progress of just having mindless fun.

    I agree it would be cooler if you just could do it with one hand but what is it to say this isn't just theirfirst version and that they will be able to make it better as they experient more.

    I wish I was working/studying somewhere where I could be part of this as it just would be fun to see what you could come up with with the Kinnect (I guess I could do it myself at home but with small kids + full time work there isn't much tim)
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  • de Blob 2 struggles at retail

  • SwedBear 14/03/2011

    ok, I'm getting this tomorrow. I dont have time really right now (baby coming in 2 weeks or so and to much to prepare) but I can afford to have it waiting for the days when I have a bit more time. Sometimes you need to show devs of these kind of titles a bit more support than just waiting for it to appear in the bargain bin. Reply +4
  • European Nintendo 3DS Reviewed

  • SwedBear 28/02/2011

    Count me in as one who just canceled the pre-order. After reading about it and testing it my feeling has cooled off a lot since when it was announced. The region-locking thing really needs to be clarified as I won't buy a handheld product that don't allow me to buy games when I am on the road in the US etc.

    I still will keep an eye on it and maybe when the great games come out take the plunge anyway but for me it sounds like the 3DS is to little for the competition it is facing, not maybe from the NGP but from the phones.
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  • UK teen arrested for Call of Duty DDOS

  • SwedBear 10/12/2010

    kangarootoo: Fully agree. They had an interview in a Swedish newspaper this morning with some of the anonymous hackers (they joined one of the chats where they coordinate attacks) and while one of them said they did it "for the freedom of spoeech on the ne" he also added that he also did it "because it was fun".

    I think the DDOS-attacks hurts Wikileaks way more than help them. They paint the picture that Wikileaks-fanboys are hackers that like to distrupt and destroy for those they dont agree with. To the general public they won't been seen as "heroes".

    And I agree that while Wikileaks is important as a "whistle-blower" site the last release has little to do with whistle-blowing. Society and relationships between human beings does not work without the ability for confidential discussions.

    I hope the new Openleak site will work better as I think Wikileaks has become to much about Assange and less about what Wikileaks was supposed to be about.
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  • Kinect sells a million in 10 days

  • SwedBear 16/11/2010

    ZuluHero: Good to hear that a 3-year old can enjoy it. I bought it for our 2.5 year old but haven't come around setitng it up yet. And yes, I probably will have fun with it to :).

    I never understood the hate this has gotten here. At least Microsoft is trying a new idea instead as Sony copying the Wii (not saying that is a bad idea though - the Move also looks nice) and while it might be a success or not in the future I rather have them try than just giving up and bringing us a XboxMote.

    What Sony and Microsoft have over the Wii also is that they have the regular games and now are trying to extend to casual games. There should be no risk of us suddenly no longer getting our Killzone, COD, GT5, Forza etc. while we at the same time will get good fun casual games. The Wii in my view always had a problem that it lacked the good non-casual games and in the few instances they got one it sold very poorly (Nintendos own games an exception).

    I think it's going to be interesting to see what Microsoft and the third parties can come up with in the future with this tech. Hopefully MS keeps improving it.
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  • MS debating "a more persistent" Halo

  • SwedBear 22/09/2010

    As someone said before a persistent Halo game in the same veins as Planet Side would be absolutely wonderfull. Reply 0
  • World of Tanks

  • SwedBear 09/08/2010

    Ooohhh, looking forward to this. I always was a tanker in WWII Online and this sounds a bit more fun and less serious. Reply 0
  • Slow PS3 start was down to stock - Sony

  • SwedBear 03/02/2010

    At this stage I think it is only the fanboys on either side that care about who sells more this month or that month and who is 1st, second and third in the race. All three consoles have matured and are selling well and in the end all three companies can be satisfied with what they done.

    Nintendo can be satisfied that they not only gained marketshare but dominate sales-wise this generation

    Microsoft can be satisfied that they no longer are miles behind Sony but instead now are considered equal to Sony and that they have a great online-service that so far is unbeaten this generation.

    Sony can be satisfied that after a rocky start they have managed to get the momentum for the PS3 going (and it is a good console).

    Yes, Sony has lost marketshare and Microsoft probably won't be able to hold the second place for ever but seriously - who really cares at this stage? The Xbox 360 is over 4 years old now and has sold very well. It most probably will sell well for several years more. Same with the PS3. Both have reached a critical mass and I'm pretty sure it no longer matters if either "wins" as we will get good support from games companies for both machines.
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  • SwedBear 03/02/2010

    Murton: Umm, there never was a stock shortage in the US or Japan either so regardless if he is talking about Europe, US or Japan he's simply wrong. Getting a PS3 was never hard even at launch and the months/years after. In fact, has there ever been any problems getting a PS3? Reply +5
  • Dragon Age Ostagar DLC tomorrow

  • SwedBear 04/01/2010

    I'm not sure I want to get more DLC for the game right now. I got the editions which had all the DLC from Steam. I did the Soldiers peak quest and stored loot in the chest there, I got the Golem, I had special armour. Then somewhere along the line while playing I didn't notice that Soldiers peak dissapeared from the map and the guy offering that quest has turned up again at the camp. Then Sten suddenly was almost naked (!) at the camp as his armour just vanished. And now the Golem is bugged.

    Last I looked a few days ago there were no realy solution to this bug more than "go back to a previous save". Considering I'm close to the end I won't do that. It is amazing that the DRm is so crappy that a bug like this can arise. If I had pirated the game I wouldn't have had these issues ....

    What I'm worried about is that this bug stil will exist if I restart the game with a new character .....
    Bloody brilliant game otherwise though ...
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  • PC Saboteur sabotaged by ATI cards

  • SwedBear 10/12/2009

    It's interesting that it was also an EA game, Need for Speed Shift, which ran like a dog on ATI cards when released (I know, I tried to use it for benchmarking but gave up as some tracks really ran really poorly). I'm not sure if the patch to fix this is out yet but to me it still is very damning that a game doesn't work as well as it shoiuld on ATI cards, especially since AMD/ATI has had a very good run with first the HD4xxx-series and now the HD5xxx-series of cards.

    And even though I reviews video cards for my site and have great PC's I must say that I think that you are sticking your head into the ground if you can't agree that this IS a problem with the PC as a gaming platform. I run a lot of different games when I benchmark and I think it's quite often that a game is very otpimized for one card or CPu or that one driver from one company introduces issues with certain combinations etc. (just look at the release notes for NVIDIA and AMD's drivers each month). PC Gaming is great and the variety of hardware combinations you can use is one of the strong points as you always know you can keep the computer up to date but it also introduces a lot of problems for the developers and I think we just need to accept that this is an issue. This is also a reason I for a long time always bought games for my 360 or PS3 since I just wanted hasslefree gaming. Now that the PC (IMHO) has left the 360 and PS3 behind it in terms of performance (I am lucky so I have the latest videocards) I sometimes get games for the PC but not until I checked if there are any issues with the game and the hardware I have.
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  • Retrospective: Crimson Skies

  • SwedBear 25/10/2009

    Eurogamer: I think it is time you fix the icon for "Retro" on the articles. You are still using the Xbox 360 ikon even though it is a Retro-article (for example in this case where it is Retro and PC but uses the Xbox and PC icon on the frontpage).

    I think that is why some think it also is about the Xbox sequel and not the PC original.
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  • DiRT 2 PC dated for Europe

  • SwedBear 22/10/2009

    Actually, the HIS 5850 and the HIS 5770 also have a coupon for Dirt 2 (I'm reviewing them) so you can get the cheaper model and still get the game. Reply +1
  • "PSPgo will fail miserably" - UK retailer

  • SwedBear 07/10/2009

    I would definitely say that we are ready for digital distribution. DD is getting its breakthrough in more and more fields.

    In music is already has had its breakthorugh through iTunes and Amazon. In Europe video download is still rare but in the US iTunes, Netflix, Hulu etc. all are sucessfull examples where accessing video digitally is working fine.

    Books: The Amazon Kindle is finally coming to Europe and already have done a lot of e-books in the US. Audio books are very popular on iTunes.

    Games: Steam, Inferno (Stardock), Xbox Live, PSN, WiiWare, AppStore etc. all are sucessfull and show that DD is actually working fine already.

    Yes, it will be along time until it is the only way we consume media or buy games but I think the age of DD is already here. I agree there is an issue right now with to little competition between services but all we need is to get a few more services to pop up to start getting some compeititon between them. There is no reason except for maybe greediness from publishers why a game could not be availalbe from Steam, Inferno, "Amazon Game Store" (when they get into the game), Direct2Drive etc. and thus we see different pricing between these services.

    The way retailers can still get some money would be to sell Vouchers for games that can be used in the different stores ...

    I guess there still is differnece though between us users. I've gone mainly digital download now with my PC, iPhone and now the PSP and if Xbox Live and PSN started to sell all their games online I probably would start getting most that way. I very rearely sell my old games anyway so the loss of second hand market isn't really a big deal for me. I do see why it is for others though. What's interesting is that there shouldn't really be a reason why digital downloads couldn't be sold second hand either. In fact, you could even make the argument that by providing people a way to resell their DD on a service like Steam it would be possible for the publishers and Steam to get take a small commision fee. True, a second hand sell could mean a loss of a "real" sale but it could also mean a new user that wouldn't have bought it anyway and a way for the publishers to get a small cut of that sale ...
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  • SwedBear 07/10/2009

    I got myself one at launchday and so far I am really satisfied with it.

    The reason I like it is:

    * I like digital distribution. I love being able to just download to my Xbox,PS3, PC (Steam/Inferno), iPhone, Android Phone, NDSi (although Nintendo really suck at providing good stuff) and now the PSP.

    * The formfactor. I used to have a PSP1000 and later a PSP Slim before I sold it. The PSPGo formfactor is so much better (IMHO). It fits very neatly in my pocket and it is basically the size of my iPhone although thicker.

    * Good quality. I wasn't that impressed with the build-quality of my PSP Slim as it felt plastic. The Go in my opinion has better build-quality and feel to it.

    * Surprisingly I like the Go Media program. It is like iTunes but much faster (iTunes is a resource hog). It even picked up all my music on my iPhone so I could transfer it to the PSP.

    I do not miss the UMD at all but that is mainly because I never had a big back catalogue of UMD-discs. So to me it is a fresh start. I do not think the prices are that bad. I'm usually not going around trying to find the absolutely lowest price anyway so the conveniance of being able to just get it when I want even if it is late a night and I realise I want to play game x is a big bonus for me.

    There are things I do not like though. It has slow WIFI (what the heck is that ...? Lucky I can just download via Go Media on any computer), no GPS and cost a bit too much.

    When I first started using it my first though was actually: Sony Ericsson PSP Phone. To me this is the first step towards making a phone with the PSP brand. They could use the formfactor, add touchscreen and tweak the GUI a bit and have a very interesting phone. They already have an "appstore" which they could open up and the hook to the PS3 would give it an edge.

    Yes, I could have gotten a PSP 3000 and downloaded to it but in the end the formfactor of the Go won me over. In the end I wonder if they should have released a PSP-4000 at the same time as the PSPGo so that it was obvious that they now plan to split up the PSP Line into the regular PSP and the PSPGo.
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  • Natal patches for old games unlikely

  • SwedBear 28/09/2009

    I rather have new games where they have thought through how to use the Natal instead of having it tacked onto old games afterwards. Although it did sound interesting aobut Katamari. I guess we might see "Special editions" of some old games instead :). Reply +3
  • Xbox 360 Elite sales up by 43 per cent

  • SwedBear 02/09/2009

    Come on EG. In the actual article you say it is the combined 360 sales that are up 43%, not just the Elite so why haven't you changed the title for the news item? If most of those sales were the Elite I would expect the % increase for the Elite to be much higher than 43%. Reply +3
  • Aion open beta and early access dated

  • SwedBear 31/08/2009

    Hrm, the beta client doesn't want to install on Windows 7 :/. Will have to wait until the full game comes out. Got to say I'm curious about it. Looks and sounds great. Reply 0
  • Japan charts: Dragon Quest IX rules roost

  • SwedBear 24/08/2009

    Actually Nick. You are getting voted down because you are an moron. Think about it - if your posts keep getting voted down in every thread you are in, maybe the issue isn't "Xbox 360 fanboys" but the simple fact that you are doing the PS3 and its followers a HUGE disserivce by even living and breathing on this planet.

    Getting a few negative votes is one thing, getting 5,10,15 or more negative votes - that's a clear indication that your opinion simply isn't interesting to anyone else than maybe your mother or any of your fellow trolls.
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  • Bionic Commando dev shuts down

  • SwedBear 13/08/2009

    Sad. They used to have a "office" close to me in Huddinge/Sweden and I even visited them for PC Gamer (Swed edition) when they were working on Ballistics. I think I still have the review copy of Ballistics somewhere which was codes with my name in it so they would know if I leaked it :/.

    I think ballistics could have been a nice XBLA/PSN game ..
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  • Microsoft answers Live Tenure queries

  • SwedBear 12/08/2009

    no info on that for me either. I've had live since the Xbox though so should be a high number ... but I guess they count from the start of xbox360. Reply 0
  • Flash in the pan

  • SwedBear 01/08/2009

    I've yet seen any ads or push to promote the idea that Netbooks are for gaming so I'm not sure what this article actually is talking about?

    I had a eeePC900 and now a eeePC 1000H and both have been very nice for what they were designed. I brought my eeePC 1000H to a conference in Madrid and it was a brilliant machine. I could work in Open Office (and while I prefer a larger keyboard I think the eeePC1000H for example has a perfectly adequat keyboard) and even do some Dreamweaver work over VPn for work. During the flight to and from Madrid (from/to Sweden) I watched several episodes of Supernatural that I had ripped and Is till had a lot of battery time left when I got home.

    The reason there is a lot of people that are not satisfied with Netbooks is because a lot of people, just like you apparently, haven't figured out what they are for. They aren't desktop replacements. They are for surfing and other stuff that you do not need a super CPU/GPU for or a huge screen for (when I'm home I usually hook it up to a large screen though).

    As for build quality - that's nonsense. My eeepc is very well built and I see no real difference to any "proper" notebooks I've had.

    Yes - netbooks aren't for hard-core gaming but that shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out.
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  • Real-time HD video encoding on PS3?

  • SwedBear 21/07/2009

    Wouldn't it had been interesting to include some encoding programs that can use the GPU's? I'm thinking of Badaboom, Cyberlink MediaShow Expresso etc.? Reply 0
  • 360 owners unlock fourth BF1943 map

  • SwedBear 15/07/2009

    "On the upside, BF1943 on the PS3 is 100% lag free in my experience. "

    Actually my experience of the 360-version is that it is lagfree and that it now is easy to join games. I rarely have issues anymore to join games so they must have added a bunch of servers now.
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