You can play your minigames you've downloaded while you wait for the installation of games and stuff to the hard-drive...
Now that's revolutionary!.
thats just sad.
You know why this all is?
Because BluRay is too slow to get the games done properly.
So they make installments on the HDD. Now that's nice. You have a HDD and most of it will be taken up by games because the technology they push on you is too slow to get the game loaded on an acceptable speed.
Because the wait to install is long, they get in minigames and bring is as a nice present to you, when actually they just need to take out the dissapointment you'll have by waiting. Getting the point?
1. Namco has always done this minigames during load screens thing in Ridge Racer
2. Bluray's slowest loading speed is faster than the 360's drive slowest loading speed (DVD is variable read)
3. Installation is an option, and the games still work fine without it apparently, if you don't want to install it then you don't have to
4. Not all games even need the load feature, as I've heard nothing about it in Resistance. Most of it is up to the devs. The best looking games on ps2 didn't have any noticeable load times, but many games that didn't look as good had terrible load times, and the ps3 is much faster than the ps2.
Who cares about a drives "slowest" speed? Your rebuttal made no sense.
yeah, i owned an atari 7800 back in the days, and the first game i owned for that system was Xevious. that damn game had no ending. it just starts you at the beginning, but at a harder level, after beating the game.
I guess the rumour that RR7 took 9 seconds to load onto the hdd was also bulls**t. Probably takes 9 seconds just to load Xevious. But hey, extra load times is a good thing , right? At least that's what the Ps3 community seems to think.
Does it take that long to load that one would want to load it to the hard drive? How much does it load to the hard drive. 25 Gig blu-ray disk, 60 gig hard drive, am I wrong to think that if this becomes a standard that the 60 gig drive will be consumed very quickly.
Why do one need to load to hard drive, are there know stoppage/pauses for textures to load during game play.
does it take a long time for tracks to load. Just trying to understand why a load to hard drive may be necessary.
so... you mean while you're waiting for downloads to finish in the background, you can play CLASSIC GAMES? From the old arcades? Astounding. What will Sony think of next.
When you can get ridge racer 6 for the 360 that has better lighting, water, and textures.
360 pic is on top!:
Thats a cheap way to solve intall times. period!
NEVER, HAVE I EVER, heard anybody, complain about loading an entire PC game onto their HDD, so why is downloading parts of a game(to increase loadtimes)such a problem.
It's hate I tells ya, and it stinks.
dude you must be new. some of these kids on here are such idiots, that it's almost sad.
never heard people complaining about having to switch discs on all of those 4 disc ps1 games, yet 360 owners are stupid because they don't have blu-ray and might have to switch discs during a game someday.
"3. Installation is an option, and the games still work fine without it apparently, if you don't want to install it then you don't have to "
So sony is giving you a "choice" eh..
So when you have over 30 games on your PS3 HDD, How much of the space you think is going to be left for other content? At least with a PC you can have multiple HDD's and installation DIRs.
So what if you wanna clear up some space and you end up erasing 10 games, only to wanna play them a couple of days later so you have to go through all of that installation again.
No wonder Sony is allowing for ANY 3rd party hard drive to be used. They knew the factory drive would be woefully inadaquate due to all the installs that need to take place.
To #9, The PC has VAST amounts of storage whereas the console does not. Additionally the games for PC don't clock in at 20+GB. This is a console, and should load (aside from caching) from disc.
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