Stephen Totilo of MTV Multiplayer writes: "After doing some testing, Multiplayer has determined some facts that owners of different versions of the game should know."
THANK YOU. I Have the PSN version and everything is miles better in terms of storage and load times. PSN FTW
Me and my roommate both own a PS3. Would it work if I bought it and downloaded it, then login using my account on his PS3 and doing the same thing? Just wondering---cause I will probably get it if he and I can split the price (since he already has the disc version, he doesn't want to pay another $30, but loves the convenience of not having to put the disc in). Anyone know?
I think you can dload the same content up to 5 times free if I'm not mistaken! I don't know if it applies with this one though
Wow so blu ray was needed this generation then huh?
jaysquared, because the downloadable version out sold the disk version on first day sales...
You can use your PS3 account on 5 systems. Repeat, 5 systems. Once it's used on 5 systems, it can't be used on more (unless you call Sony and explain why, and they'll revoke an account). So, all content from one PSN account can be downloaded to another system. BUT, you can only use a PSN account on 5 systems. Hope that helps <3
Can I borrow your crystal ball? I wanna know the lottery numbers.
"Wow so blu ray was needed this generation then huh?" This game is multiplatform which means it has to adhere to the 360s crappy dual layer dvd storage.... Some of sonys exclusives take up a large amount of the blue rays capacity. I believe MGSIV took up a full blue ray...
No MGS IV took a dual layer blu ray disk which has the capacity of 50gb but the game itsel was only 32gb just because of the cut scenes. Gamplay in that game was only like 5 hours and the rest were cut scenes. But we all know Sony and its allies like to blow things up and make their files larger so that they can justify blu ray. There's no PS3 games that wouldn't fit in a single DVD other than MGS 4 just because of its awfully long cut scenes!
"The downloadable version is only 3.3 GB, including the add-on content" Simply... wow! It's pretty awesome that Criterion can't squeeze that great of a game into that tiny space!
I'm still sad about the trophy situation :(
So blu-ray isn't as great as many put it out to be. Oh what a shame. Getting the PSN version.
Guess that's y making a multi title stop progression a bit. A dvd9 game can be a psn title.
at homcide of course the size is gonna be small remember this game came out for 360 wich has the dumb dvd9
There is no medium that will load faster than something installed completely on the HDD. Dont make it out to be a bluray problem.
It still takes more than a minute to load, so installing completely to HDD doesn't really buy you much, either.
The 2x BR-Drive in all PS3s - Isn't
just suicide yourself plz...prob u dont even got a ps3, cuz if u really wanted this game u already had buy it...
Blu-ray is great. Want to see MGS4 as a downloadable game?
360 Load time beats both PSN and Bluray :)
So u brought 3 copies of burnout?
It might beat the Blu-ray version, but there's no way it beats a game loading directly from a hard drive.
on some forum i read, that x360 version loads in 20 sec. is that true? then loading times on ps3 - bad optimization.. EDIT: well, those people started laughing, when they read, that the ps3 version loads more then 1 min.
on some forum i read, the x360 version bakes you a cupcake every time you turn it on. is that true?
FantasyStar - PS3's 2x Blu-ray drive is easily as fast at reading as the 360's 8x DVD9 drive. The reason, is that the majority of 360 games nearly fill DVD9 so read speed is 8x and not 12x. Only 360 games that are small run at 12x, which is mainly launch games.
No it's not - that's why PS 3 has installs and 360 does not.
http://img418.imageshack.us... Blu-ray's constant read speed is higher than the DVD x12's base read speed. The PS3's drive speed is constant, while the 360 DVD drive has a variable speed, which changes depending on number of layers and even where the data is stored on the disc (outside or towards the centre). But yes, that's not the reason for the installs since it's perfectly able to stream at those speeds, the reason for the installs is because they can.
I know the reasoning, and it makes sense. But, looking at the graph, you can see that the 2x BluRay (which is what the PS3 is?) it is only a smidgen better than the minimum read of the DVD disk. So, the PS3 is really only faster for a tiny, tiny, tiny amount of time, which really doesn't matter. If the games were to be streamed off the BluRay disk, there WOULD need to be data duplication or some other method, as load times would be significantly greater. THIS is why there are installs for PS3 games, as if the read speed was capable of offering loads equal to the competition, surely it would be optional (and the games would load faster) Now, this isn't an entirely fair analysis, as we don't know where the "mode" of disk read speed is, but rather range. However, it is the best we can do
Thank you for helping the kids out. Something that the fanboys will deny is that if the game is only 3.3gbs, than it's just another example of why Blu was not needed. If the fanboys can't acknowledge that, than it's proof that it is really slow. So slow that they had to duplicate the game so many times that it needed a 25gb disc.
Oh I agree. Bluray is indeed a waste of time and money. Coming soon to psn: KZ2, Resistance 2, LBP, Uncharted, MGS4...... Oh wait..... MS: "its all about digital distribution - blu-ray will be dead in 4 years" Sony: "<yawn> - what? are you still talking? why are you still here?" Best PSN title to date/ever : WipEout HD
Blu-ray isn't "needed", but it sure helps developers fit a lot onto a disc and something Sony should be pushing on multiplatform games in more content on the disc (such as the Stranglehold special edition). Of course a multiplatform game isn't going to show a use for Blu-ray, it has to fit on a 7GB DVD as well and the PSN version is obviously compressed more to make downloading easier.
why the hell would anyone buy this if they already had the disc version? That doesn't make sense. Unless they want to trade in the blu ray version and still have the game. They would be losing money that way though.
Especially since I got the disc for $24 CDN brand spankin' new last week.