Devil May Cry 4's 20+ minute mandatory load time is the subject of Penny Arcade's comic.
what was capcom thinking. Funny
that wasnt funny...at all
NO, it was... NO, really.
Funny or not, it's true.
It's not funny, it's the truth.
Is your PS3 emitting a funny distortion field?
B1tches love Sanskrit <- hillarious.
You need to chill out and get a sense of humour. Admit it, its quite funny that you have to wait 20 minutes to play a game that is EXACTLY the same on another console (except for the lack of vibration in PS3 controllers).
but I also don't have to wait long on each loading site. You take the good with the bad.
My dual Shock 3 controller rumbles for the DMC4 demo.
I could care less about the game and won't buy it, but if I did it would have rumble.
and when i bought the game, i put it in the system, checked N4G, then played the game.
i didn't miss the 20 mins
EDIT: i love that people disagree with my DS3 doing what its suppose to do and me not missing 20 mins. i guess they find it hard to believe that when someone comes home after a busy day, they don't jump right on video games.
thankyou for reading my mind and knowing what i do with my time better than i do. appreciate it
And my Dual Shock 3 is rumbling, so I don't know what that guy is talking about...
actually my Dualshock 3 works quite nicely w/ DMC 4 as well. As does it with Unreal 3 and many other games... I've yet to play the 360 version [probably just rent it] so I don't have anything to compare my PS3 version to. But for the most part the load times are excellent. Anywhere from instant to a couple seconds tops for actual gameplay loads. To me, if having to endure 20 minutes for an install ensures I don't have to wait for load times in game then I'm all for it. I'd rather have an initial wait than have to wait for load times in game. Granted the 20 minutes you just spent probably broke you even once all the load times from the other version are added up and compared, but I'm all for playing my game quickly when I'm actually playing. Not having to wait for load times, and the quicker the load times the better. & the 20 minutes was actually a good thing. I forget to toss the game in while I was putting together my new sleep number bed, but in general it was a busy day. While having to wait for the install I was able to pay my credit card bill, grab a soda, and fill out the paperwork to change my direct deposit. :P It kinda worked to my benefit.
I have it for the 360 and the load times are either instantaneous or very brief, just the same as the PS3's version. There is no real tangible benefit for the install on the PS3.
Its 20 minutes... you really have a sad life if you cant find something to do for 20 minutes...
hey maybe a few of you could sign up for Match.com or something, you know, try and find a life outside of your console...
"20 minutes,,, aarrggghhh this is an outrage, i cant wait that long...." [email protected]
Hmm, my recommendations for ways to fill up 20 mins for these two weeks: 1) Get a gift for your loved ones and make plans as Valentine's day is coming. 2) Go for a jog in the crisp winter season. 3) Take a bath (way too many people think a shower every other day is enough). 4) Watch some TV, the new season of Jericho is starting soon.
Do you not get the point that the problem is the install being FORCED? How do you not comprehend that forcing this is retarded on a console?
Having this as an OPTION would have been a bonus for the PS3 version but instead they make it mandatory. What if you have a 40GB PS3 and filled it up with videos and you don't have a full 5GB of space? What you going to say those people are wastes of life to because they don't want to delete tons of data before they can play a freaking game?
Fanboys in general are stupid but it seems on this site anyway the PS3 fanboys are the worst. You guys drink so much Sony koolaid you can't even see reality. I'm not even talking crap about the PS3. I like mine but this is stupid.
Technology is adapting. LEARN to adapt.
Technology is adapting. LEARN to "Wait".
Heres my little comics what I made. lol http://img412.imageshack.us...
I usually get a good chuckle out of these but that one sucked. Thought it was gonna be way better.
LOL - one of XBL friends got this game for his PS3 & regretted the purchase thanks to the DL. Question: Does the PS3 version have the friends' mission leaderboard like the 360's ?
If your XBL friend regretted his purchase because of an install then he's a deadbeat. Get a life. It's only once and before anything happens.
Yes it has
His XBL gamertag is TWISTED JIGSAW... I dont know his PS3 tag, it may be similar, I'll see if I can get it for you so you two can private chat & discuss how you think he's a deadbeat for being upset because he quote: "had to wait 25 minutes to play DMC4" while I cleared the first 2 missions.
He DID say later he was happy with the fact that Sony "achievements" had been added to the title - But as I said before, he was very unhappy with the install, probably because he got on XBL while it was happening & 3 of his friends were already playing it on 360.
LOL, Lighten up ppl it's Friday !!!
Don't worry about getting your friends PSN tag. I have no desire to chat with him. And besides what if I had to wait more than 20 minutes for him to be online? You make it seem as though it would be the end of the world...I might have a horrible life and experience from those 20 minutes right there.
"You make it seem as though it would be the end of the world..."
Sorry, my friend TWISTED is the PS3 user not I. I didnt share in his experience. I dont see how it's that big of a deal either myself, seeing the series recap would be cool - I just quoted what the only XBL friend I have that plays PS3 too said about a multiplat title in reference to this article. I didnt mean to upset anyone...
Frankly, removing loading times is a sweet thing in my book...
Obviously, it's not that big of a deal, or everyone would be very defensive & pissy about it.... lol...
And this is suppose to be funny?
Regardless, it's a 5 gig install. Just how many of those are we going to need? It makes the "advantage" of the ps3 having more hard drive space that much more fallible. The point Penny Arcade is trying to make is justified, in laughter or not.
Didn't really find it all that funny. I usually laugh at everything, wtf!!! Anyways, why are people making such a big deal out of this? I had it installing and didn't even play it for about an hour after the install. I guess I will just assume all the people taking a shot at the PS3 over a 20 minute install has ADD. Take some pills, and chill out...
It obviously states that learning sandskrit is as excinting as playing your 360. j/k
Capcom statement was stupid, and this isn't funny at all, they could've tried harder.
I think I've watched so many cartoons/anime that comics are just pure crap for me. I just can't crack a laugh at all.
Still images don't cut it for me.
Don't worry it's not you, the comic was lame. It was just...straightforward. "You can start playing the 360 immediately", uh...yeah you can, the comic wasn't clever. I can take a joke and the beginning was kind of funny because the Capcom spokesperson did talk about making a sandwich and the load times being up to par with a Super Nintendo game, but after the last 2 images of Sanskrit and playing the 360 version immediately it lost its cleverness
From what I hear while the install is taking place, if you choose not to leave the room, a back history of the series plays. Honestly, I think that's pretty cool. Halo 3 players and owners enjoyed that type of recap when they bought the Legendary edition, except they had to pay for it like always with Microsoft
Hey B1tches love Sanskrit and 360. 20 minute installs are the anti-poon, everybody knows this. Seriously if you guys don't think that is funny you need to lighten up.
and Brady is a b!tch..........take that!
seriously if you don't think that's funny you need to lighten up.
we can say that in the open zone right?
If we can't, we should make a zone for it. ^_^b
The PA kids are fanboys to the core and always have been. It started long before the Playstation 3 came out and has only gotten worse. I'm just wondering what it must be like to mock the gaming and gaming news industry for years then completely sell out and become the very thing they used to make fun of.
... is that they actually LIKED the idea of pre-installing... said so in the news link for the comic... but of course, you'd be able to tell that by reading the thing.
Lol, i found that one amusing.
Did a whole recap of the entire series, which helped me out since I'll never touch part 2 and never beat part 3. Had some dinner, and then came back to start playing; no big deal. Capcom could have easily eliminated load times just by doing HDD caching, but the PS3 version is a port of the PC version, so go figure. The almost nonexistent loading rocks, though.
Yeah, I caught myself looking away from the game plenty of times thinking it would load for a long time, then I would look back up and Nero is twirling his gun or adjusting his jacket like he's been waiting for me to move him for a half hour..I'm finally used to the no loading times now hehe...
oh comme on there are so many games that need install. see WoW, it takes around 1 hour or more. its not like you cant do anything else while waiting. its really no big deal.
ok i just got the game its on 45% .... my DS3 is on its way lol i bought it at playasia.com so hopefully next week ill have my rumble...hmmm so what to do with the next 10 mins. lol i guess ill read more fanboyism news
For all of you who are crying that they are biased....try reading what they said aside from the comic, read the blog.
They actually say that the lack of long load times make up for the installation, and praise the PS3 version; while blasting the 360 version for having some graphical tearing issues.
Try reading the whole thing before jumping the gun.
"Try reading the whole thing before jumping the gun."
Don't be silly. That's not how things work here. What's the point of having a reaction if it's not of the knee-jerk fanboy variety?
How sadly true in this day and age.
funny to me... sheesh we have some sensitive people on here..
It's not terribly surprising. Haven't you noticed how increadibly well-thought out, reasonable posts still get a number of "disagrees" because they dared say something remotely positive about a console someone doesn't like?
Unfortuntely, though the new Gamer Zone/Open Zone areas theoretically prevent rampant fanboy postings, they don't prevent those same fanboys from comming in and clicking "disagree" on every post that doesn't glorify their console(s) of choice while simultaneously attacking the "other" console(s).
Just like with the Super Bowl, everyone in the United States was happy except those that were fans of the Patriots. This comic is funny as hell except to those that spent $60 on a Playstation 3 copy of Devil May Cry 4. This comic wasn't meant for you PS3 fans. It's for everyone else in the gaming community.
Actually, it's meant for everyone except PS3 fans who take themselves too seriously.
I'm sure there are a lot of PS3 owners who laughed and said "Yeah, that install thing is a little annoying."
Not all PS3 (or 360, or Wii) owners are die-hard fanboys with no sense of humor about their console. The internet just makes it seem that way.
I actually thought the beginning was funny because he actually used the Capcom spokesperson's advice and made a sandwich lol...but the "learn sanskrit, b!tches like sanskrit" to me was like...an old joke to me. He could've put a "why did the chicken cross the road? because he was waiting for the PS3 version of DMC4 to finish installing" joke there and it would've been just as lame. Then at the end he just states the obvious...so some of it was clever to me and on other parts it could've been alot better.
i disagree, i'm a playstation 3 owner and i thought it was funny! probably because i can speak sanskrit. but its not really the ps3's fault, i mean it is a ported pc game so hdd cacheing is out of the picture. If you're a ps3 owner like me lighten up, this comic isn't digging at sony or the ps3. its taking a dig at the developers if at all, dmc4 wont sell systems so less sales on the ps3 dmc4 wont really matter nor for the 360 for that matter! laugh and grow fat!!! where have u heard that before ;)
Very amusing, because the solution to the problem is simple. By the way, how is this news?
huh? so you're saying the simple solution to finding something to do while your ps3 version is installing, is to play the 360 version right away. well you'd need an xbox360 and the game, so the simple solution you're taking about is to spend £249 on a 360 and £40 on the game. ouch! i'll take the sandwich! *hint of sarchasm*
Just look at Uncharted and LEARN -> NO INSTALL, NO DOWNLOADINGS.
how did get this approved? A lot of times happened and "news" liek this NEVER got approved.
Not to start any flame wars, but just an observation. If the PS3 kept the exclusivity for DMC4 will there be a reason to load that much data to the hard drive, and therefore wait 20 minutes. I mean if they could have concentrated only on one system maybe they could have more time to optimize it for the PS3. Or did they have two separate teams working on each system? On the comic, I think if they left out the 360 part and added a more clever way to bide your time it probably would have been more funny.
Having the game exclusive to the PS3 probably would not have made a bit of difference as far as install times go. Look at Heavenly Sword. That took a long time to install, too. And that was a PS3 exclusive. People just aren't used to games having to be installed on consoles.
It doesn't help that some people only have 20 or 40 gigs of HD space on their PS3, and that if every game starts to require a substantial install, well, that space is going vanish quickly. And yeah, you can delete what you've already installed, but this just further blurs the line between PC and console.
If I want to install a game and tinker with settings, I'll it install it on my PC with 300 gigs HD space. If I want to buy a game, pop it in, and know it will work without a patch, or an install, or messing with the settings - then I'll get it for a console.
Stop making things up jesus. The lead platform for this game was the ps3 that means the Xbox 360 got a port. The only reason games have to install on the ps3 is because of the blueray read speed its not as quick as the xbox 360s.
There sure are a lot of people upset about this. What's to be upset over? It is both funny and true.
Come on guys, it's a freakin' comic strip! Some of you are defending and lashing out like it was your mother they made a joke about or something!
Examine your heads!
Oh my, that was some funny sh!t there. (((Sony Defence Force Activate))) <---or they will as soon as there games is done installing. LOL I own 6 games for my PS3 and 12 hard drives. HAHA you guys talk sh!t about Xbots having to change disc, LOL you guys need to get up and change hard drives between games. I could actualy disc switch play sessions of DMC4 100 times, before I get to that 22 minutes it takes for install.
Don't you think though that having it on one console would give Capcom more time to get more familar with the PS3 hardware and avoid more load times. I mean you did say Heavenly Sword had a long time to install, but look at UT3, didn't they first just concentrate and work hard on the PS3 version then move on to other systems. I'm thinking Capcom's PS3 hardware experience is still not there, and was kinda thinking having to work on the PS3 only would help that experience, which I hope doesn't hurt RE5, but by that time they should be more familiar with the hardware
"I'm going to go play Killzone 2, excuse me while I swap hard drives"
(((____ ______ _____ Activate)))
Some of you in here getting all angry and defensive, realy need to look up some of your past comments when you thought the RROD jokes were funny. If the shoe fits.
I like Penny Arcade they always give a good laugh.
Was kinda funny but... is just me or Penny Arcade is very 360boxer these days?