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Dead Rising 3's Ridiculous Patch Shows What's Broken & Brilliant About Xbox One

Dealspwn writes: "13GB.

A year ago, this was nearly double the capacity of an entire Xbox 360 game, but now Dead Rising 3 players are being forced to download a monstrous 13GB title update just to be able to play online. Containing a few performance tweaks and what is very likely to be DLC content, this outrageous mandatory drop is a stark reminder of what we can expect from this new console generation; the ability to easily deliver content patches resulting in developers wasting our time after the fact and addressing issues that should have been ironed out before release.

However, it's also thrusts one of the Xbox One's most under-rated features into the spotlight... and suggests that things might not be as bad as they first appear."

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mewhy32980d ago

That's a massive update. But if it improves the games then so be it.

Bimkoblerutso980d ago

You're missing the point. We are already being asked to swallow a pretty giant pill these days given the sorry state of DRM and concept of ownership in the industry.

Now, we're also essentially being used as beta testers for unfinished games....that are STILL FULL PRICE.

So...we only THOUGHT that pill was to be taken orally. It's actually a suppository.

Fireseed980d ago

Last time I checked Dead Rising 3 operates exactly like any other disc based game of the previous generation... and also I don't really remeber any game breaking bugs in DR3 so if you're referring to it as unfinished I'd REALLY like to know where you base that off of. All in all I somewhat understand your points... but I think you're projecting them onto the wrong game. This is a Dead Rising 3 post... not Battlefield 4.

andrewsqual980d ago

I think the bigger question is why is a game that was a current gen game at one point and still clearly looks like this tech wise, taking up this much space in some simple DLC patch to begin with. And I thought NBA 2K14 had a monstrous tweak update of 2.5gbs.
The DLC must contain alot of FMV sequences, why else would it be that size? Its not the muddy bland textures for example.

TekoIie980d ago

Oh please. Dead Rising 3's a minor offence compared to PC ports. Try running The Bureau: XCOM on high with anything lower than a GTX 780.

You will not get anything better than 25 frames during the action...

FamilyGuy980d ago (Edited 980d ago )

"if you're referring to it as unfinished I'd REALLY like to know where you base that off of."

Read the article, the fact that this update replaces 90% of the entire game is the proof.
It's a 13Gb "patch" but once installed it only takes up 2Gbs more of your available HDD space. The game you bought and installed has been almost completely removed and replaced with this downloaded file. That is a clear indication that the game they launched initially was unfinished. Hopefully they release pre-patched copies of the game to stores so new buyers of the game won't have to download this before they can play online on their day of purchase.

Fireseed980d ago

@FamilyGuy

I love people like you! <3 It's always worth a good chuckle to come on here and know someone looks at some aribtrary facts, and comes to an indisputable conclusion. It's adorable :)

Fact is 13 GB was replaced yes... however if you read reviews or in even... hold onto your butts cause this is gonna be a shocker! Actually played the game in question you'd know nothing was outlandishly buggy about it. Sure their were some glitches (no game is perfect) but for you to sit there and tell those of us who have finished the game in its entirety that "the game they launched initially was unfinished" is just... idk, theirs honestly a mix of things that it is but I think it speaks well enough for itself.

badz149980d ago

most of you guys don't get it! no matter what the circumstances are, 13GB for a patch is absolutely ridiculous! if it's optional, then many wouldn't have to endure it but it's not!

stop trying to defend this and pretend that it's all good when it's not! no matter how you see it, 13GB patch is not normal and it would be terrible if many more developers start doing this because people are OK with it!

FamilyGuy980d ago

"Unfinished" does not mean the same thing as "broken" or "bug infested". Learn the difference, Capcom obvious had a lot to add to the game with so much of it being replaced by this patch.

Bimkoblerutso979d ago

@badz

I think people are trying to make this into a "Microsoft vs. Sony" type of situation, when it's really not.

This is a much larger precedent than some petty console war BS.

zaanan979d ago

Ah, remember the good old days? When a 650mb patch for Resistance 3 made the internets rage? Apparently insomniac was just ahead of their time...

I for one still think 650mb is too big, so I agree this is absolutely unacceptable. Way to shut out low-bandwidth customers!

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cyclindk980d ago (Edited 980d ago )

Well no update improving game code or how it runs, minus enhanced visuals like textures or something asset-wise, should ever exceed a few gigs at most... this is all that DLC stuff, has to be.

Which, if it is, has been mishandled especially if it is only one of many updates to come and assuming they would be of similar scope.

n4gamingm980d ago

but the update doesn't add 13gb to your hard drive it replaces some old data with new.

cyclindk980d ago

Good if that's the case, but either way having to download such a large chunk for a patch... kinda crappy for some people with bandwidth limits and such.

Azzanation979d ago

Played and finished DR3 and its by far the best DR game iv played. This 13gig patch is making me want to head back into the game. I am actually excited for it.

Games can only improve with the internet. I know whatever Capcom are doing, there making there product even better then before. These fanboys in this thread saying the game is broken or unfinished or the patch is too big, honestly who cares. The game is fine now and it will be even better after patch with new content.

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urwifeminder980d ago

71% complete at this rate may be able to play it tomorrow arvo fun game I have not gotten far my net isn't the best and I have a cap will download in off peak times.

Naga980d ago

Your delay seems unusual. I popped my disc in and began playing immediately without a hint of patching - just like the author of the article.

In fact, the only reason I even knew this behemoth of a patch existed is because it was here in the news.

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JohnnyTower980d ago

Did anyone actually download this yet? Is there much noticeable improvements?

Ripsta7th980d ago

This game is making me want to buy an X1 sooner, looks really fun

bryam1982980d ago

when is the 1080p patch coming out??? i can wait to play this game whit next gen graphics :-P lol

MRMagoo123980d ago

1080p wont give the game better textures or last gen looks so dont hold your breath

Azzanation979d ago

1080p has been around for years, since when does resolution determine if a game is next gen?

Sounds like fanboy talk to me. Wait till PC games start using 4k in a year or 2. Then i will say PS4 and XB1 are so outdated, they use a resolution that's 8 years old.

bumnut980d ago

Im hoping it releases on PC like DR 2

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