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Why The Secret of Monkey Island Is Over 2GB On PC, But Not Xbox 360

It's understandable to be confused about why an old school adventure game is suddenly taking up more than 2GB of space on your hard drive, especially when the Xbox Live Arcade version is only a quarter of that (just over 500MB). LucasArts' Twitter has explained the size discrepancy for The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition -- it comes downto compression.

Or, rather, a lack there of on the PC version; it's uncompressed audio and art there. The Xbox Live Arcade version, on the other hand, required compression. G4 has played a little bit of the game on Xbox 360, however, and didn't notice any issues with it.

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Gabe3233474d ago

good compression is good compression.

TheIneffableBob3474d ago

That's pretty cool how they kept it uncompressed. Requires more bandwidth, but it gives the gamers the best possible quality.

darkequitus3474d ago (Edited 3474d ago )

Why is it cool to take up 4X the space with no appretiatable benefit?

Snoozer2823474d ago

Because often when you start to compress things, the possibility of issues increase.

STONEY43473d ago (Edited 3473d ago )

And besides, 2GB for PC is nothing these days.

TheIneffableBob3473d ago

There is a benefit, just depends on what hardware you're using. Compressed and uncompressed would be more noticeable on an ultra high-resolution monitor.

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DelbertGrady3474d ago (Edited 3474d ago )

This also explains why PS3 games take up more space. They are not bigger gameplaywise, just uncompressed.