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Initial post: Nov 10, 2012 7:17:00 AM PST
Why aren't downloaded games ever the most updated version of the game. Had recently downloaded Portal 2 but before it could boot it had to download an update. Granted the update took less than a minute I still found it stupid.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 8:27:37 AM PST
El Tron says:
PS3? I've noticed this too. I've had to download updates after downloading the game itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 9:20:33 AM PST
Yes but it has happened with pc games in the past but that is rare.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 9:22:59 AM PST
DVvM says:
I think it's a lot easier on their end to store the original files and the patches as separate files, in case, for example, a patch needs to be pulled.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 9:40:27 AM PST
saskamazon says:
I'm always amazed too - but likely DVvM is correct, they can't easily add the update patch to the original file & as such, you need the immediate update .... same thing with physical copies - as soon as I popped in LBPK this week, I required an update ... in that case, I assume it has something to do with the crossbuy costumes for the series & possibly recognizes users who have the Vita LBP stuff - b/c when I did my bonus content DL, I received 2 for Vita at the same time ... I have been perplexed at times, wanting to dive into the game & then waiting for updates ... worried about my free RE5 from + as many people have posted it won't run - I haven't tried to play it yet, so not sure if mine is functional, but that was an 8 gb DL, would hate to start over ....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 12:11:21 PM PST
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Prankster says:
Yea! How can one person have so much knowledge about everything? Seriously, everything?!!

It's like we are talking to a personified Encyclopedia.

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Posted on Nov 10, 2012 1:33:31 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
DVM is a woman?!?!?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 1:40:12 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 1:55:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2012 9:56:13 PM PST
Back on? It's flattering that you think we ever wear pants to begin with.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 3:04:59 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 10, 2012 3:50:52 PM PST
K Archer says:
Yeah, I was thinking along the lines of DVvM...more that its easier to just have the original files + patches than adding the patches to the initial download, but also the option of not installing patches isn't bad.

I also don't recall GoTY editions or collections not having the same patches as non-GoTY games (meaning you still have to D/L the patches for GoTY disk games), so...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 5:45:30 PM PST
Wonderful. The absolute surest way to get DVvM to stop responding in a thread is to say something like this.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 5:45:54 PM PST
Agreed.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 9:58:14 PM PST
I still find it weird despite it now making more sense.
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