According to the rumours going around this console game install crap is showing no sign of going away. Even worse it seems to now be affecting the 360 versions of games as well.
If the rumours are to be believed then the PS3 version of GTA IV has a mandatory 5 minute install and the 360 version has an optional install.
My gut feel is that someone is making it up as the claimed reason for the PS3 installs is because of the slow read access of Blu-Ray drives and the bottleneck in the PS3’s lack of RAM.
Two things that don’t affect the 360.
Console installs are my pet hate and now with it becoming the norm I am becoming happier that the Arcade doesn’t have a HDD which forces the devs to make sure that an install isn’t mandatory on the 360.
What’s next? downloading new drivers for our GPU’s to run certain games….
Console installs are by far the worst thing to come out of this generation and it must be stopped….
Last Updated: April 18, 2008