GR - "Microsoft has just revealed that 343i's upcoming shooter, Halo 4, will require a minimum of 8GB of space for its multiplayer mode to work."
Only the best games need that kinda space = win
Are you serious? Halo is great and all but when they sell 4gb 360s for $199 then sell 250gb 360s for only $299, it make's me wonder why not just at least put 120gb for $199 instead of 4gb.
I though there is another article saying Sony is playing catch up. Welcome to mandatory install.
smart move to use the most awaited games to force people to upgrade :)
But when PS3 games have a mandatory install it's a fail right?
Every PS3 is sold with a hard drive. It's the same with PC. Every PC has a hard drive, so it's not a big deal when games have a mandatory install.
@NiKK_419 I'm not attacking PS3's. Or even the Xbox 360 for that matter. I personally have no problems with mandatory installs. If they make the games run better, then good. And my 320GB PS3 hard drive still has plenty of space The user 'ha2e48' is just a trolling 360 fanboy (just look at any of his other comments) and he's pretty annoying. The PS3 gets attacked when games have mandatory installs but when the shoe is on the other foot, the game is a 'Win'.
its not 20 gig's though
I wonder how many people will have to upgrade their HDD? Anyway, this is the norm for the future of video games. People have ragged on Sony because they've done it this gen, but next gen it'll likely be standard on their respective platforms.
I was going to say first,,, then I took an arrow to the knee!
SON, that joke went sour the day it was created (50 internet years ago).
The funny thing is that your not first.
The better question is, what the hell is it using those 8gb for?
All the awesome.
Spartan ops, there's gonna be a lot of em
Jesus. No love for 20 giggers. Good thing I'll be playing the campaign and not the MP.
Wow, seriously? He gets disagrees cause he doesn't play multiplayer? For shame; oh how i miss the days of no online play as most games were actually better back then.
Well it would be better to install the disk anyway, so the campaign will load faster :)
8GB really isn't that bad, sure there are still people out there with 4GB hard drives, but those people fell for some clever marketing that you don't need a bigger hard drive... just like trying to convince me my PC doesn't need any RAM *trololo*
I've never had someone try to convince me I don't need RAM. In fact, I've had people try to convince me that I always need more RAM.
Hence the *trololo*, but not having a hard drive in your xbox that can handle 8GB installs is peoples own fault, sure the 4gb xbox is a bargain, for some people it is perfect, but it'll cost you in the long run, microsoft is running a right scam with that one.
No standard HDD eh MS? First it was F3 and now Halo too? I would like to see a press conference where MS admits openly that they screwed up with the X360 by leaving out the standard HDD. I wonder what kind of games would've been possible without this bottleneck this gen. This is also a big slap on the face for those millions of casuals with the 4GB console at home. They took the plunge due to marketting (Kinect) and now they are curious about this game and BAM! "You need to get a bigger HDD for this game". Why do you do this to your customers MS? Why doesn't anyone call MS out for these things? If this was Sony we would never hear the end of it but since it's MS people don't care at all? Everyone just says "they should've known what they were getting themselves into when they bought x360". Really? Is that it? Hackers take down PSN and everyone wants Sony's head on a silver platter but when MS once again slaps their customers in the face with something like this they reach for their wallet no questions asked? Is this a thing about being an American or does this apply to everyone? Am I alone with this?
Clearly you don't understand the words "usb flash drive". The only slap in the face is the one you'll get for talking such nonsense. No one is going to call them out on it, because they don't need to, they will go buy a cheap flash drive if they really want to play Halo 4 MP. Its cheaper than a dam PS2 memory unit was in the day for Pete's sake.
Why? Only an idiot complains about features they did NOT get because THEY DID NOT PAY FOR. Lack of hard drive is a great option for people that don't want or care for a hard drive. I wonder what kind of amazing features we would have if consoles would have more RAM, more CPU and more GPU? i.e. stupid to postulate when the console with a hard drive standard barely uses it on their exclusives other than as a cache for the slow blu-ray drive. What pisses me off more, is having features removed after I bought my console.
Question: Other than OtherOS, what other "features" have Sony removed from your console since release? I ask because you mention "features" rather than "feature".
Im American and I'll tell ya its an American thing. we'll happily throw extra money at anything.
LOL! Damn dude, relax. Way to blow everything out of proportion.
The sky is falling!
You'd think anyone who's enough of a gamer to want to take Halo 4 online, would have a HDD for thier Xbox.
Okay, so I still have my 360 from 2007, 20Gb... and I only have maybe 500Mb left, so this is like a big middle finger to me. Time to by that 250Gb Hard Drive now.
Or you could just buy a cheap flash drive.....?
Yeah about that... I've tried 3 different flash drives, 2 16 Gb and 1 32 Gb, all from Sandisk, and the Xbox keeps telling me to format the drive every time I try to use them. Time for Plan B...
I think only MS certified flash drives work.
I bet MS is more than willing to sell one for you and the rest of the millions of customers this will have an effect on. And to think MS was the one publicly poking fun at Sony for GTA4s mandatory install on PS3. That's like an EPIC fail but as usual MS will get a free pass on this.
ROFL, eh? Any flash drive will as long as it's fast enough to pass the internal tests.
I don't remember MS saying anything about GT5 install. I remember gaming site ask what was the purpose of the install since you still have looooooong load time. Funny how you guys make up shit MS says to prove your BS. The only gaming company talking the most shit out of all three is Sony. All I see you and hickens do is cry about how its unfair. Grow up and stop acting like a child that want everyone to get in trouble cause they got caught. Man up
It's telling ou to format because the drive needs to be formatted for the xbox hurrrduurrrr.....
SO eh, ow about the 4GB Xbox 360 arcade owners?...
4GB model is for 'core' gamers. IF you was a serious gamer, you would upgrade your hard drive, simple aint it?
Damn.No Halo 4 for me.4 gigs maxes me out.
Sigh & people complained that Metal Gear Solid 4 install was a mess Now look! >_>
its optional for sure, but still clicks++++
woah, thats big. 8GB install for just the MP part of the game? how about the SP part? also,this aint trolling but wont that mean Halo 4 will come with 2 discs?
Yeah I'd think that would be the case, mind you there is that whole episodic DLC thing as well.
You guys bring up the complaint of the 4gig 360's. Do you also think that microsoft didn't give that any thought?? Halo 4 comes out in nov. What can they do to make consumers happy as well as clear out inventory in time for the holidays?? Hmm, DISCOUNT THE HARDRIVES!
That's a lot especially not counting the rest of the memory like your saved video clips/pictures. I have over 24 gb on halo 3 and reach 11 gb... Lol
The amount of discussion on this matter is astounding, having a hdd is just common sense for most gamers. Yes it costs a bit more, but at least anyone who hasn't got an hdd is now informed of requirement, you have plenty of time to get the money together! Of course if the game could run on a 4gb and they just put that requirement in to force people to buy hdd's then that would be evil, though it's not worth the risk, if people found out about it MS would be in some serious s**t!
I think the problem is more that Microsoft saw fit to release a console with no harddrive and then one with 4GB and already have games that require installs or you get half the content requiring you to upgrade. Sony get criticised for having installs, but every PS3 has a hard drive... the same can't be said of 360.
Yeah....we're talking about the 4gig models as if the old arcade and pro models didn't happen. Remember the good old days of deleting everything off your tiny ass 20 gig hdd?
This is probably the reason that Microsoft is allowing 3rd party flash drives to work with the Xbox 360 now. Anyone can pick up a 16 gig flash drive for under $15 at Walmart. I have a 320 gig HDD, as a competitive gamer it just makes sense to have a HDD on a gaming console. I don't know a single Xbox 360 owner who I'd consider to be a core gamer, that has the 4 gig model. I think some people might have bought that model to save a bit of money up front, but I tend to believe the main audience for a game like Halo 4 already have an Xbox 360 with the proper specifications.
Ppl just need to buy an hardrive. Not that expensive.
Omg....is this a joke? I have been following halo 4 on this site for weeks and weeks. Have not seen any ps3 fanboys up until this ONE ARTICLE. something "negative" pops up and you guys come running in full force. Absolutely pathetic. 4g model is for people who don't care about halo, and if they do, they will buy a flash drive or upgrade their hdd, freakin simple. No need to talk sh#$. Please leave us alone, go play Heavy Rain or your 87,000 other zomg amazing exclusives. Please, we beg you to leave us alone.
Shut up lol Same thing happens when ps3 negative need comes in. Geez 360 fans are such babies
I am glad there is a mandatory install. And anyone who does not have a hdd go buy a flash drive for less than $20 no big deal you got til november.
this is why selling 4gb xbox360s is a joke and the 250gb is still to much. price drop maybe, or something around the 120gb range for 200$ is much more attractive than 200$ for 4 gb hard drive
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