As with every other game that requires installation of data onto the PS3 hard drive, Fallout: New Vegas is no different but make sure you have a plenty of space available!
It was to be expected...not major news.
I couldn't care less that there's a mandatory install.
all games on my 360 are 'mandatory' install as it prolongs the life of the drive, 10 mins of install versus a minimum of 4 hours (some games are really short I guess) of spinning.
Learn from U2,GOW3, FF13
I don't get the "Oh noes!! mandatory install!" thing, it's about a big a deal as "PS3 game requires you to unwrap it first!!". OOoo, wow, it takes TWENTY WHOLE MINUTES. Go multitask, what are we, seven years old? PC's are the same friggin' way, and I think of a PS3 as a computer with all I do on it. I think only x-fanboys think it's a big deal to install games. These aren't Super Nintendo's. With hundreds of gig's, it lasts a while. I have about 50-55 games, and I can pop in any of them and play them, or watch one of a dozen or so movies I have or listen to hundreds of songs I have. I have a dozen or so demos and trailers, too. Not every game has a 5+ gig install, but when they come, it's screamed about from the rooftops like it's standard.
It's about as hassle free as getting up to switch a disc, yet that becomes a pretty big deal around here when it really shouldn't.
It's not the time (okay for some babies it is) but more about you're losing 5GB. That's a lot of space for someone with only 40GB. Note: If you have a 20GB, seriously.... just upgrade.
When I had 40 gig it was a big deal, it gets old deleting games for new ones. But now I have a 250 gig so it doesn't matter for me. BTW I never hear people complain about installing every PC game.
points. I, however, have seen numerous times complaints/headlines with "20 minute install on Game ABC!!"--verbatim--many times here. So it's ammo for some fanboys, it seems. The space constraints, if you don't intend on upgrading beyond 40 or even 60/80...I can live with those points. Unfortunately, that's the evolution of the console/generation and tech in general.
it's not a big deal but for a fourth rate website it is...they have to write about something since actual news or a interview from a dev will never happen.
A conversation between two higher-ups at Bethesda: -Hey, you know, we can use a shitload of engines... -FUCK THAT, LET'S USE THE GAMEBRYO EVERYONE COMPLAINED ABOUT IN FALLOUT 3! -YOU'RE A GENIOUS, BRO. PEOPLE SURE LOVE FREEZES, GLITCHES, BAD GRAPHICS AND CRASHES EVERYWHERE!
what for are those HDD? is better than swap disc
As a PC gamer, installing your game to the HDD just makes sense. Even on the XBOX I take the time to install the entire game to the HDD so that load times and the like run faster. It just makes good sense and the PS3 should not be faulted for doing so.
is the game stable?
gonna have no room on my ps3 at this rate lol
You can delete the install data without deleting the save data. I'm using 200GB on my PS3 out of ~460GB total. I go through every three or four months and delete really old install data for games I'm not likely to play for a while (DMC4 being one I just deleted last month).
I've heard its not hard to buy your own bigger hard drive and swap it around yourself. If your ps3 is out of warranty no harm in giving it a try, watch some youtube videos about it and see if you have the right tools and think you can handle it. Youtube is great for stuff like that, I'm pratically useless at stuff like this but i managed to repair my broken bluray drive with a replacement laser from ebay, thanks to a couple of videos explaining what to do.
Just be careful. The first blue screw is plastic (really Sony?), and it strips easily making it impossible to open (I wonder why?). Get a perfect fit with a screw driver and push down as hard as you possibly can before turning it.
If this continues, I will run out of space on my 120GB HDD
This is a good thing. It will most likely load alot faster and not have freezing issues because of this.
Fallout 3 was mandatory install to and it was a piece of shit on PS3. Well at least from my experience with the GOTY Edition.
It has a lot of problems in every platform. It could have lessen it, but it certainly didn't remove all the bugs and freezing issues.
hell I had it for PC and I had to go into the .ini files to fix crashes MYSELF.
It wasn't really a proper install. It would load bits of the game onto the hardrive while you progressed through the game.
hahaha, oh wow, you really are naive dont you remember a little thing called fallout 3, which had an install of over 5.5 gig, which had plenty of freezes
Hopefully the developers have learned from their mistakes.
Again, it wasn't really a true install. Don't believe me? start the game and play for a few minutes. It only starts out with a few megabytes. It grows over time by loading parts of the game on the HDD. The freezing was caused due to the fact that the HDD would have trouble finding random parts of the game save from the HDD. The freezing issues would start once your character save would go past 8 GB's
mushroom, it's not the same devellopers, now it's obsidian(who made alpha protocol on their own engine, which was buggy as hell) and they're using bethesda's engine(which is buggy as hell on it's own)
how come I'm getting disagrees on this? fallout 3 is filled with glitches and so is alpha protocol...that's a fact
Because some just go through and disagree with everyone for the hell of it.
Dang. I hate it for the PC and never had any problems out of it. And I got it day one BEFORE the patches. Guess I dodged that bullet.
248GB free *smiles*
That's about right for me too.
I'll probably never even need it all but it's nice to know I'll never have to worry. :]
Everyone getting the game for the ps3 was going to install it even if it was optional.
320gb PS3 ftw.
pathetic, No post game, hardly any wasteland, 5gb install mandatory when it will run on 360 without? Its sounding like fallout 3 all over again. I was up for this game until I read the last two atricles on it. If they cant even be bothered to tell us which platform gets the DLC first then cant be bothered to buy it personally, 2 years from now I will pick up GOTY edition of ebay for a tenner and have done with instead
"is recommended". How well it "can run without" is not evadent yet.
5 gigs is too much these days though.Obsidian's last game Alpha Protocol had a 2 gig installation and my PS3 but 5 seems unfair
I don't understand why i have to sacrifice harddrive memory because these guys are to lazy to buff out the bugs in there game.
If the result is less loading times and technical issues, I don't really mind.
Here we come baby!
Sooo? WHO CARES? if u have Fallout 3 and are getting NV..clear your Fallout 3 data and bam NV fits. I had both F3 and the dlc installed, not anymore. New Vegas will fill the void.
I can't wait for this game to take over my life and become a social recluse!
When 360 owners face mandatory installs, that will be news. Already games are recommending they be installed on HDDs (which are faster than any DVD/BluRay drive) on 360 (Castlevania, FFXIII, so it cant be far off that devs either force it, or hold back the game on all platforms so that it is consistent.
You should be able to install the whole disk like the 360, it would save the blu ray drive some wear and tear saving it for the exculsives, i know id always choose that option.
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