The Hidden Problem with Digital Gaming, Next-Gen and Beyond
This is my very first blog so forgive me if I sound a little naive. I wanted to discuss this because of the certain issue I'm sure a lot of you have had to deal with today. I just finished downloading a little game called Grand Theft Auto V on my PS3, which took me approximately 15 hours to download. 15 HOURS, and it is still currently installing and has been for about 20 mins now. I am very glad I took the intuitive and decided to download it late at night at 1am, because if I did other wise I wouldn't be able to spend my day off playing this game. I think it's a little unfair what Sony did with not allowing us to preload the game, because as I thought when first hearing the news that it was gonna cause some serious problems. I WAS planning on buying the game via Amazon, and having a physical copy shipped but w afraid that it wouldn't arrive here on time, on my day off, since this is last one I'll have for 6 more days. If they had allowed us to preload the game, like Rockstar said they were going to, I wouldn't have felt the need to write this blog. This may be a sign of things to come with the fast approaching of next gen, which to me is a great thing to happen, but at the same time I can't help but feel concerned about the future. Just imagine how long it would take to download next gen games digitally, especially if you have a bad internet connection. There is also the fact that as soon as Sony discontinues PSN on PS3 in a few years, that my digital copies may be useless. I'm no saying that Digital gaming is a bad thing, I'm just saying that we really have more control over the things that we paid for, and have the right to download our digital games a little earlier. I know that this was probably a precaution to deal with hackers and such, but still it should have been nothing to worry about. I only hope if that's not possible, that there should be some kind of solution in slimming down the file size of next-gen games, because I think that what we have experienced today is just the tip of the iceberg.
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What are you thoughts? Did you all have the same problem today?