Mass Effect 2 is currently on store shelves waiting for PS3 owners to run out and buy the title, but if you don't want to trek to a local retailer, well, you don't have to because Mass Effect 2 is available for purchase on PSN right now.
That's about a 8hr DL
How long do you think it'll take me with a 1.5mb connection?
The actual download is still 12GB, but you are required to have 24GB of open space for the install and download data. Depending on PSN, you are looking at a long download regardless.
This article is bullshit. ME2 takes up 12 gigs, and then theres the 5 gig game data install.....17 gigs is actually what it is.
if its 1.5Mb then dont even try lol if its 1.5MB it shunt take too long
Shunt? Why are we using medical terms on a gaming website?
I told my 40 gb ps3 about this. It then YLODed from intimidation T_T
Looks like I got one dissagree for each gig :D
Thats alot I need new HDD
Same here. Still have a wimpy 60gig harddrive that I manage with to this day. It doesn't bother me though as you can always delete game datas you don't use. Count me out for this ME2 game download b/c of harddrive and internet limitations.
Just got the disc version, no need to wait and waste 20gb.
I agree. It's inconvenient and you can sell or trade it after you're done. You can't do that with a downloaded game.
Not that i agree with piracy , but i dont follow the logic here . how is it more convenient to actually pay for the game instead of grabbing it for free ? PSn isnt even the fastest network around , i got an average net for my area , and i'm already getting half the game after 2 hrs . You are dreaming if you guys thinks a 20gb download is going to be a deterrent for piracy . Many pc games are at least 12gb now and quite a lot of people get movies , series and animes in packs of 15-20gb bluray rips . it could take a whole week and pirates would still choose it over a 59$ expense .
If it's on xbox you get the game even before it release.
Hey guys I have a question. Does ME2 come with a code in the box to redeem and then download the DLC or is it all already on the disk? Reason I'm asking is because I'm renting this one.
The game is worth every sec guys. I played it a year ago on the 360 and it was my goty.
@VegaShinra maybe you should stop paying your interntet provider. ive been with comcast for a long time and remember when just a GB took for ever, now i can get 4gb just under and hour so 12 gb or 24 isnt going to take long if you have a decent provider
Lol, I would rather crawl with my hands to the nearest video game store and back than wait for that to download and install :P At the risk of sounding hypocritical, I think it's great that they're finally releasing full games on PSN,(that are not exlusive to PSN).
Yep, choice is good...
You mean like Prototype and Red Faction?
Dont you mean Infamous?
Yeah, and MAG too. Hell even the Prince of persia games. I remember only a few months ago, there were pretty much nothing but demos and DLC expansions on PSN.
lol at the 'crawl to the nearest VG store' comment. probably 'cause it what seemed like a day just to download the Batman AA demo a while ago.
thats about a 24 hour download
change your isp lol
I wish it was that simple, but I live in a new build area and ASDL is all we can get. :(
who cares. mass effect 2 today is also on ps3 so highest rated HD exclusives again are: uncharted 2 metacritic 96 little big planet metacritic 95
That is about a 72 hour download
lousey for you its about 10-12 hours for me, but its only going to take 52 minuts (or how ever long) for me to be able to play it as I'm getting the BR copy. Hard copys FTW.
@Kon stop trolling PS3 mass effect articles, its just a game
LMAO Trolling hahahahah What i've done?? LOL Now telling that the download time for me is 72hours is trolling. Get a life.
That is PSN(Sony) fault.12GB download,but you need extra 12GB to install.Imagine some 40GB game...80 GB required
how it works is that it needs to place the entire file to the hdd, then install it to the same hdd before deleting the downloaded file. It works pretty much like a PC install in that respect and why you need the space. Not the best system but if you are willing to purchase and dl a 12GB game then you should at least have that much space free, or you could always put in a $50 500gb hdd in the ps3.
47 mins on steam to download... Sony is really looking like steam right now with this..
just thinking maybe 1 way Sony can counter pirates is to require all developers to completely fill all bluray disks with data. 25-50 gig dl's wont be that easy for most INTERNET connections. plus 4 or 5 games will take up a ton of space on hard drives
Unfortunatly not I bought a 320 gig HDD when they were ~ £50. I seen a 1TB HDD for the same price last summer. soo thats about 20 full 50GB games. Say 17 due to it not actually being 1TB. Thats still more PS3 games that I own and only MGS4 and FF XIII(I think) is the full 50GB. But still thats a bit more than what most internet connecions can handle, but who needs to download when you can rent/borrow?
Not sure how it would work ... at least not as long as people can still manage to rip and extract only the pertinent data
At my peak download speed this should take a little over an hour to finish...Thing is PSN never fully utilizes my connection, so perhaps about 95 minutes. I think that's pretty darn good. Hopefully the install time isn't murderously long.
lol watch the install take longer than your download.
if you download it...is still the same price since its not on a disc?
The price should be less, but it's $59.99 for the PSN version.
Oh what the fuck lol, I need a bigger HDD for the PS3.
well im downloading or installing or watever the hell it is its doing now and just a few minuites its installing and now at 43 percent plus theres the cerebus network stuff you get to download plus the blood dragon armour if any of you got the dragon age ultimate edition for ps3
Retail disc or bust for me.
inorite? Why DL?
this examiner website is starting to write up the dumbest articles. This article and the IGN ME review... 2 in one day... BAN/IGNORE thats what they get from me
PSN fail. I love my PS3, but if there was ONE thing that I like about XBL, it's the quicker download/install. With XBL, you download a demo and its pretty much automatically installed, thats it! With PSN, you have to download it AND then install it. Seriously WTF?
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