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You guys were right about those PS3 updates!


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Posted on Dec 3, 2012 5:58:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 6:00:17 AM PST
Unless you plan at that moment on playing Online (if the game supports its), you can cancel the update(s) and do so later. Also, if you have PS+, when you cancel the update(s) and as long as you have auto-updates set up on the PS3, it will automatically update all the patches for all the the games that require it (If you have played them [game(s)] recently)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:02:47 AM PST
Finger says:
Yeah, but its still a pain in the butt if I want to play a game I just bought today. Buying a game on a Tuesday after work and not getting to play it until I get home from work the following day always chaps my cheeks.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 6:23:04 AM PST
They never did re-release MGS4 did they? They were planning on doing it with the trophy patch on the disc.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:30:47 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Its supposed to soon. They announced a MGS4:25th Anniversary Edition incoming.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:32:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 6:33:18 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
At this point with the PS3, it is like Sask says, you gotta plan ahead. I now look at the back of the box to see what the hard drive reqs are when I buy the game. If it says 5GB - prepare for a roughly half hour install.

I saw recently that Dishonored had a 5Gb install so I dropped it into the PS3 before dinner and by the time I was done it was good to go.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:35:05 AM PST
Yep, the Bloo-Rae player in the PS3 is only a 2X speed, so installs are going to be slow. That's why you need a: PC, Xbox, WiiU, Vita, 3DS, iPad setup like I do. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:37:38 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
And people say we don't need a new gen of hardware.

Are you really splitting your time equally? I see you on the PS3 a lot these days? Also - completely OT but, Angry Birds Star Wars ROCKS!

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 6:41:25 AM PST
John McClane says:
You could always buy PS+ and get "free" overnight updates.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:45:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 6:45:54 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
I know people mock PS+, but honestly if I never get another decent game out of my year sub, I will think I got my monies worth.

Already got:
Uncharted: GA
Monster Blob
Gravity Rush
R&C: All4One
Quantum Conundrum
Little Big Planet 2
Outland

(RE5 would be another killer add but I've already played it.)

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 6:50:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 6:52:17 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Well if you are logged onto the PSN on the Vita, friends will see you on their PS3 FL the same.

I think Plus has been a great value now with the Vita. I admittedly have been stockpiling, but not playing any of the PS3 Plus offerings. The backlog is too big on the shelves and if i didn't have them there i really was in no need to buy the ones offered on Plus. Still its nice to start up something different when in the mood. RE5 i will def revisit and there are some filler games like the fighters and All for One i can play with the kids.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:54:28 AM PST
I might be on my Vita, I've been spending most of my time on the 360 and WiiU lately console-wise.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 6:54:30 AM PST
I always say if your going to pay for an online service on a console... the PS+ is the best.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:57:05 AM PST
Mel says:
welcome to being a sonymite, your days will be consumed by mediocre exclusives and updates.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:06:12 AM PST
JWK says:
@mayo-- That's good to hear, man. I don't own a Vita (yet) but I was a little worried about how downloads and installs would function on it, considering the time it takes on PS3. I have a similar story to yours. I bought GT5 XL Edition and I did a system update, software update/patch, and installed the game to the HDD. It took 2.5 hours and I'm not exaggerating in the least.

The PS3 is awesome as a system, but I think that's more due to Sony's exclusive games than it is with the actual architecture of the system. If the PS4 corrects this problem (seems likely), I think the PS4 could be great without having to say, "but those updates really suck," afterward.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:10:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 7:11:10 AM PST
Mediocre? You mean one that got "10s across the board" and it's higher rated than each and every 360 exclusive, ever?
That one?

And I rather be consumed by updates than have my console be consumed by fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:12:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 7:14:07 AM PST
Yes... updates are a sin... and you only have to download them once, it's a pain...

But at least we get better graphics, better Hardware, free online play, don't have to deal with space points, and have a better community!

Though I admit the recent change to the PSN is awful. And whenever anyone says System Exclusives... I still prefer the PS3s. Ratchet and Clank + Little big Planet > Halo and gears of war ANY day for me.

EDIT: Also never have to deal with multiple discs.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:14:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 7:15:37 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Must resist teasing Flores about Mario Galaxy.... must resist.

J/K, Flores. Seriously, nobody should care about scores. According to Metacritic the ps3 didn't have a single exclusive in 2012 that was rated above 80, but that didn't stop you from enjoying Star Hawk, Battle Royal, LBP Karting and a few others no did it? I wouldn't let Mel bother you. Focus on being postive. Happy holidays. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:15:30 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 7:27:25 AM PST
Journey?

And BTW, mel was referring to MGS4, which is the game I alluded to.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:18:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 7:21:31 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Oh sorry, yeah I forgot about that 1 hour game. Don't get me wrong it was a good game, but I wouldn't say a 1 hour game made 2012 a great exclusive ps3 year in terms of Metacritic. Look at it this way if you don't care Nintendo has the highest rated exclusives of the generation, why do you care if the ps3 has higher rated exclusives over the 360? Scores are lame and shouldn't be a pillar for a discussion, I believe my friend you are better than getting in such silly battles. Just because a game has excellent scores doesn't mean somebody has to like it, just like you and Strasse don't enjoy SMG. A console objectively having better exclusives is like the Unicorn, it doens't exsist. Gaming is subjective, not objective. :)

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 7:20:43 AM PST
We all know that Nintendo has the best exclusives.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:21:30 AM PST
I haven't played Journey yet. Is it really one hour long? I've read it's between 2-4 hours.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:22:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 7:27:14 AM PST
Lucanus says:
I finished it, it wasn't 4 hours, not even close. If I recall correctly I'd say it took me less than 2 hours. It is a very short game, but looks amazing. It was like playing a work of art. Though I think Flower is better, at least IMHO. I'd give it a try, most love it. I wasn't taken by it but still enjoyed it. :)

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 7:26:27 AM PST
Emily Sedai says:
Ditto... it took me about 2 hours as well, but definitely worth the time ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:28:38 AM PST
I liked flower more as well, even have the soundtrack.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 8:07:38 AM PST
Mel says:
PC gaming > 360 > PS3
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