Yes my favourite topic is back. I have managed to ignore it recently but when I saw a news article this morning stating that Bioshock is going to have a mandatory 5 GB, 10 minute install I had to write about it.
Now the only PS3 that has been available locally so far (for a while) has been the 40Gb one, which means that if you have managed to pick up 10 of the latest releases this year you are more than likely starting to run out of room and fast.
Yes you can upgrade your drive easily enough and new drives are relatively affordable but seeing that the PS3 has a 10 year lifespan (minus the HDD) I hope you have planned for the future and bought a huge drive.
It seems like the fashion is to make the installs bigger and longer while at the same time ensuring the game doesn’t run any better than it’s 360 cousin.
I have said it a thousand times and I will say it again, in my opinion the hard drive installs are the worst thing to come out of this generation and we are going to look back in a few years and wonder why we allowed it to happen.
Last Updated: September 10, 2008