Disc-swapping isn’t a "problem"

It was recently announced that the Xbox 360 version of L.A. Noire would come on three discs. This news has sparked a firestorm of complaints from gamers. The question is: why?

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units3020d ago

disc switching is matter of seconds but mandatory installing well thats another story

NYC_Gamer3020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )

i'd rather take the few min install over disc switching in middle of gameplay

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in that case i'll take disc switching because i wont put up with no install that last hours

Xander7563020d ago

Some mandatory installs take hours though!

lociefer3020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )

sure you say that now, but when u have to swap the disc when ur immersed in the game and attached to the couch ......

Nitrowolf23020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )


yeah? When was the last game that had a mandatory install take hours to install (more then 1)?
Most today that are over 4GB take about 20-45min
everything below that is usually fast.
Prob. the worse install time for a game is MGS4, only because you have to install after every act again and again.

even GT5 optional 8-10GB install take around 40-60 min. and thats 8GB
Would rather take the few minutes to install LA Noire than be playing the game and be attached to it only to have it ruined by the please change disc screen.

Disc swapping isn't bad at all as people are making it out to be.
And for most games on PS3 today, neither are installs. people make out that Installs take hours to do when in most cases they are less then 10 minutes.

neither of the 2 are as bad as people are making them out to be.


For games that have those long installs yeah they are frustrating, but strangely enough these long installs don't exist on games where the other platform have multiple disc.
Yeah i will say some games have the edge on the 360 where your just able to play right away. But this is about LA NOIRE, the install time will be around 5-10min for that size, i could easily make a sandwhich in that time ;-P

guigsy3020d ago

@ Nitrowolf

So you'd rather spend 20-45 minutes waiting for a game you've just bought to install than spend 30 seconds swapping discs some way into the game?

I don't have a problem with installs themselves, I install all my 360 games, but I usually do it after my first play of the game. Having to sit though an install of a game you're eagerly waiting to play is hugely frustrating.

jony_dols3020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )

For anyone that actually read the article
its clear that this 'journalist' is a misinformed fanboy.

Since when do PS3 games take HOURS to install!?!

Nitrowolf23020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )


exactly. This article makes out that swapping isn't a problem because most people are streching the truth about it or something and yet they claim installs take hours. LA NOIRE PS3 install isn't gonna be hours. Both install and disc swapping have there issues.


would rather have the game installed and be set for life if i ever wanted to replay the game story, which i usually do.

also it's not like 360 fans havn't complained about multiple disc on PS3.
I remember when there was a rumor about GT5 using 2-3 discs, fanboys came in and attacked that saying BD isn't needed and disc swap is a hassle because GT5 uses 3 disc.

either way both games will be the same experience.

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firelogic3019d ago

It's not a problem but if you had the option not to, why wouldn't you take it? Beyond the nuisance it causes for gamers, it's costing Rockstar substantial licensing fees to release games on 3 discs vs 1.

All of you xbox apologists need to admit that MS's choice of DVDs was the wrong one. Just say you were wrong and move on.

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Kran3020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )

I have to get the 360 version.

I work for a 360 site... im reviewing it... and I am not allowed to review PS3 game versions for an Xbox 360 site.

Sigh. Damn you owner :(

The only problem I have with it is that it starts to show how a DVD isnt becoming powerful enough and does remind you of the current generation

omi25p3019d ago

What side do you work for...

Kran3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

I work for a 360 site (nave360) but I support the PS3 just as much.

Godmars2903020d ago

I'm tired of hearing the 360 fan camp defending this. MS was right to a degree about DVD. It is enough for most current games, but they were also wrong in that a few titles which try to redefine or expand gaming are being limited by space.

Deal with it.

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