"GP Reports: This is to be expected folks! When you decide to purchase the retail version of Socom: Confrontation, you might have to free some space up..."
Yep,and with my 80GB standard hard drive,I have nothing to worry about.
oblivion...4.6gb required sony may cry 4...4.7gb-20 min install full auto 2...1.7gb required spider man 3...2.3gb-five min install hot shot golf...5gb-five min install skate...2.5gb--five min install rainbow six vegas 2...3.4gb required wwe smackdown vs raw 2008....2.3gb required F.E.A.R...2.5gb required NBA 07....3gb-ten min install lost....3.6gb---six minute install conflict denied ops...2.5gb required beowulf---2.5gb---five minute install GT prologue--5349MB..13 minutes install Quake=4.1 GB install GTA 4...5 min install. battlefield:BC...300mb required Bourne Conspiracy..5GB Install required metal gear solid 4...8 min install,4.6 GB required BIOSHOCK......5.0 GB required, 10 min mandatory install Vampire Rain....3.8GB install required Fracture...1900MB required=4 minutes little big planet....600MB Install required (new)Socom Confrontation... 3.1GB Install required
GO GO SONY RANGERS!! MIGHTY TROLLING SONY RANGERS!! In this episode, Harry Flopper shows how much the Sony Rangers care about the people who stayed loyal to their PS3s and still have a 40GB from launch. Apparently not much!! Will he try and spin this?! Will someone else try and spin this?! Will I try and spin this?! Well, no I'm not going to spin this cause I'm one of the people who bought a damn launch 40GB PS3. Find out next time in the next episode of Mighty Trolling Sony Rangers!!
Yeah, I know where to shop. Works like a charm over a year already LOL I STILL HAVE 200GB free and seriously, who plays all those games at once?
hey xb!tches: admit it, you're droolin
Not news. Like Warhawk and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, the game data gets installed so people with the disc load as quickly as downloaders.
yea i think this "news" should go in the forum from now on. IMO installation is actually a good thing.
I can see some people with 20Gb and even 40Gb hard drives starting to fill them up around now. And no one wants to uninstall and reinstall games on a _console_. That said, the game has been built around being a download - the only reason it even has a disk-based release is so they can tempt more people into getting the headset - and it will sell a lot more that way.
A 20GB would be about, what, 2 years old by now ? You'd probably want to think about replacing the HDD. I got a 60 since about 1 3/4years, and that'll be my next investment. 40G should still last for a couple of month.
This is dumb. Why is the install size greater than the size on the ps store. What the fuk is it installing on my PS3. Usually i would go for psn download easy but that headset offer is too good to pass up
Yup, I used to be down on installs but if it helps with performance why not? The 360 will have optional installs and I will be using it for every game(at about 10min an install).
Are you for real? Most installs decompress larger files during the install process.
So BD is not enough..these days.
WOW but its true. If it improves the performance why wouldn't you if you had space. I'd never thought about what Pirate tom said but it makes total sense now. You install a large amount off the disks so that the load times are equal for the disk base and DD based versions. How did i not see it.
Sweet! They're actually using this because ... every PS3 is guaranteed to have a HDD.
Installs, betas, demos, surfing the net, DLC, themes... might as well hook up a keyboard and mouse and call it a non-upgradeable PC!!
I don't see how that explains GT disc has 5GB install while psn download is 1.8GB
There is a half a GB update. WTF?
I Only got about 135g left from my 250g HDD AAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAHA This Game will fit nice and Smug on my Huge HDD
i think that installation is good... but that what's make console gaming different from pc gaming. i always loved buying a game and playing it instantly without mandatory install's like the pc. dont get me wrong i also love pc gaming but it's different.
I am not against the install. The thing on the PC which turns me off, is, that each game does it differently and installs a crap load of other stuff. Run game A and it has a side effect on game B. On the PS3 nothing else gets installed. Just some data to speed up the resource loading. And that's it. I guess Sony has a (about) 5GB limit, with most games below that threshold.
never had your problems.
Ps3 has a hard drive. That means most games will be install. This is a GOOD THING. Do you see PC games running of a stinking DVD? No. I love that this is somehow spun as news or negative. It's great, and it's the way modern games are, and it is what MS have also done now too. (albeit Johnny come lately ;ike they did with HDMI) Anyway throw this puppy in your ps3, if you like to keep all your games you ever installed on there.. http://www.supermediastore....
that was funny, dumb but funny. you sure have a lot of spare time on your hands but u made me laugh
The Sony Rangers say: There's always time to reply to trolls!!!
That was pretty damn funny lol
I have both and can say that even with my 40 I have plenty of space left. That's including the installs for Burnout Paradise (purchased via PSN), Warhawk w/ all updates, GT5 Prologue, UT3 install and don't even know how many other installs plus the 1.x gig Bioshock demo. I still have about 13 gig left. Granted I am sure as time goes on I will be in need of upgrading my 40 gig to something larger but nothing in the immediate future.
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It only installs one time; unlike multiple, temporary installs which is known as LOADING a game. Besides, my life isn't so empty that waiting to play a game will kill me.
Expected.Since my 360 is currently in repair :(,I might pick it up for 40 bucks
I hope it gets back before GeOW 2 comes out... I'd hate for you to miss out on the day one goodness that is Gears. (Yeah, I'm a PS3 owner... so what of it? I can't like games on other consoles?)
Don't worry man.Here's a bubble.Thanks for your concern Yeah I hope it comes back soon.Fable 2 and Gears 2 are obviously important games to me this year
I just got my 360 back... It had a bad encounter with a certain deadly red ring hehe... Its back and clean as a whistle... I think I might buy socom mainly for headset... install sucks though
do your thing man, credit where its due. even if you dont own a console you can respect its gangsta. Some people really act as if they have ZERO family or friends that own the 'other' console. Couple of my closest friends have 360's and i give him stick all the time. All he plays is gears and now all he'll play is gears 2.
AGAIN??? I mean, is there still poeople that makes a big deal about this? all of the sudden it's 2006 again I guess this will stop being news when the X360 starts installing games too... As an owner of a console with a HDD that can be easily upgraded I DEMAND games installs!
Is this still coming to the PSN or is it just a retail game? If so is that going to be tacked onto the DL size?
Damn you Sony! I'll only have 108GB left!!! These installs are killing me!
Saints row will cost you 4 and Dead space almost 4 after the save and memory install. Sucks to be a Ps3 owner with a gimped drive, that's for sure. they spend more time axing content than they do playing. Go with the 320gb hdd, guys. Blu-ray is just too slow of a drive. It was a great effort to make it the number 1 format for Hollywood on sony's part, but they should've known the drive wasn't sutable for games. not this early on in its life.
I am thinking that maybe a 160 will do, too. You can get that now for a live membership, strike that, for about $50. My 50G (I only have 50G partition there) kept me going for a while, and my 80 one seams to be plenty for now.
Yeah, PS3 needs Blu-Ray.
thats BS, my game data is only 2.7gb and thats after the update
they are referring to what it says on the back of the box
what is the file size for the PSN version?
This IS NOT news, surely N4G won't have a story EVERYTIME a game is released with an install, I'm surprised there isn't a news story saying "Socom to release with at least 1 instruction manual" just drop it now, nobody cares!
As long as the same idiots submit and approve these, yes, we will have one each time a game has an install. I think it's time stories are submitted about each 360 release that says something like "Gears of War 2 unable to have install." That's almost as stupid as this.
I just wish the Game Data Icon would leave the XMB after the install..Blu-ray Read Speed are to Slow thats why everything has to be installed.. even the blurays install alittle then delete
Why do operating systems have to be installed on PCs / Macs? Slow optical read speeds? *EDIT* You can't disagree with a question, dummy.
This hard drive upgrade I got last week is going to come in handy.
HDD's have a limited amount of space! It is advised that you DO NOT DL Demos, DO NOT DL themes and DO NOT DL videos! And most importantly DO NOT play games that have installs in order to keep free space on your HDD! If space runs out on your HDD you may have to buy a new HDD and/or destroy your console! (As far as we know there is NO OTHER OPTIONS!)
It's hilarious to think some people don't have the mental capacity to understand I was being sarcastic and in turn gave me disagrees.
Its does not bother me i want be getting this crap game
Too Human, end of sarcasm
I know you "want" this game, but it's only on PS3. Bad luck.
he said so himself
You know there's something wrong with you if another retard like myself calls you retarded. Have fun playing garbage like Too human retard! oh, and btw, learn to spell. =)
GO GO SONY RANGERS!!! MIGHTY TROLLING SONY RANGERS!!! In this episode, the Sony Rangers gang rape pp. PP ignoring the stupidity of the lot does the mature thing and doesn't reply back! Will he reply back and begin a new fight?! Or will the Sony Rangers outnumber and win another fight?! Find out next time in the next episode of Mighty Trolling Sony Rangers!!!
Dumba$$ site lol. Who the hell is gamersplatform anyways?
None so far?
Mine says 2701 MB...i are missing eht .399 MB. Were be dem missing MB's? Kno's who? Who cares stop being broke and get a bigger HD. If the other ("M$") had come with an HD these so-called news stories would not be necessaraly nescafe. Ya DiGG.
I can't for the life of me understand why xbox fanatics come to these posts to say how 'bad' installs are. If you don't own a PS3 then its not your problem.
Bubble for you!
Damn last GEN Blu Ray really suks.. 99% of games = install And 1% out of the 400 360 games have multidisc... i choose the 1% unstead of 99.
w.....t....f??? are you serious? 99%? where the hell did that come from? try 5% of games have an install over 3gb...... moron
I'd explain why I hate installs, but I've done that like 20 times already. Just PM me if you want an explanation, or better yet, check my comments history.
I won't be getting Socom but talking about hard drive installations made me think about this. I purchased a 40 GB PS3 last Nov and yesterday bought a 250 GB hard drive from a local PC parts store for around $90; I was in Gamespot today (picked up Saints Row 2) and overheard a 360 owner ask the clerk how much a used 20 GB hard drive cost (didn't know they sold "used" hard drives). The clerk said "$60". My jaw about hit the floor. I was so tempted to tell the customer I got a 250 GB for $90 but didn't want to rub it in and made him feel bad. Seriously, $60 for 20 GB? I pray this is just Gamespot. Either way, that's flat-out extortion. Edit: Just checked Newegg, they want $80 for 20 GB. Wow. Edit2: I know there are cheaper/larger hard drives online, I was impatient and just went local, my impulsive side came out again. :) You don't realize how much 40 GB holds until you have to download it all over again (Qore, few game installations, demos, etc).
The only reason they are that much is because M$ makes their own hardrives. You can't just buy any HD for the 360, but you can for the PS3 as long as it is a 2.5 notebook HD. Thank You and Goodnight! Curtain Closes.
Yeah and they also want 89.99 for a 320GB HDD http://www.newegg.com/Produ... So who's at fault, Newegg, the manufacturer who sets the factory prices or the ignorant consumer?
I dunno Para. $90 for a 320GB HDD sounds pretty good(.28c a gig). The cache is decent enough as well. I doubt you'll even see a difference between 8MB and 16MB if you use it for your PS3.
I was unaware that MSFT became a Hard drive manufacturer....as far as I know, they just take a regular 2.5 SATA hdd from another manufacturer, load it up with security software and package it in a nice case that plugs into the top(or side of the xbox360 depending on how you have yours setup). I've never seen a MSFT manufactured hard drive before when I visit my local PC shop. Only Wester Digital, Maxtor, Seagate, etc. please correct me if I'm wrong.
when did the installation size of a game become headline worthy? Impressive that he managed two paragraphs to just say socom install size 3.1gb as if it needs explanation.