The following describes the install of MGS4, there are no story spoilers but if you fear spoilers regarding to the install do not read on. :)
"On Monday night I installed "Metal Gear Solid 4" on my PlayStation 3. Installation is mandatory. And some people have worried that it's a hassle. So I thought I'd liveblog the process and my life during it. And I did.
I couldn't publish what I chronicled until the game was released, which brings us to now. Read on, if you want to see how it went, how I dealt with the installation. But, do bear in mind a warning: I am spoiling the installation for you…
9:34PM Booting game. Excitement building. Pressing X button
9:35 PM Autosave warning. I clicked X. Loading screen. "Ready to install game … the installation process will take approximately 8 minutes."
9:36 PM Game is installing. Snake is smoking. A health warning is warning me about how to be healthy. This is just like what the Wii does, if the Wii warned about depositing cigarettes in ashtrays.
9:37 PM Trying to not pay attention to the installation anymore but I think one of the health warnings just warned me to only use this game disc with the PS3. At this point, this is the greatest game installation of the year. So it is declared.
9:38 PM Doing something else. Taking shrink wrap off of new "Bourne" game. Interesting that they sent me the PS3 version. Publishers never do that.
9:39 PM More smoking warnings during the installation. Think I just missed a "stealth warning."
9:40 PM I believe at this point in "Devil May Cry' 4"'s mandatory PS3 installation, the game had looped its re-telling of the "DMC" saga twice
9:41 PM Just tried all the buttons on the DualShock 3 to see if the installation was interactive. Sadly, it's not. Still, it's pretty entertaining!
9:42 PM The health warnings are now repeating. So even the incredibly creative folks at Kojima Productions can't keep an installation fresh. That's ok, because merely one minute remains.
9:43 PM This is it. The 8 minute mark. And installation is…just…about… complete! That wasn't bad at all."