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its not massive content, just the motion capture consumes tonnes of space. 



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I've only ever had to swap discs on 1 game: Resident Evil on GameCube. Wasn't the end of the world no, but it is still annoying.



I would take this article seriously if it was researched and not seem like a fanboy rant. 



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Installs take no more than 5 to 10 minutes. I have never played nor heard of a game that takes "Hours"  .... So that is pure made up BS right there. Secondly, if I can do a 5 minute install when i first buy a game and play it for the first time, speed up load times, and NEVER have to install it again for as long as I own the game, that is pretty nice. I also could care less if I had to change a disc, I played a lot of multi disc games in the PSX era and never had a problem swapping discs. I just wanted to set you straight on the made up "hours to install" comment. 



I was just reading the comments in the L.A. Noire review and saw that there is an unexpectd benefit to disc swapping:  Sharing!

Some guy said that he didn't buy the game.  He borrowed disc one from a friend and is playing the discs as his friend is finishing them.  I guess it was pretty obvious but I never even considered this!  So my friend, Jake (D11) was interested in L.A. Noire.  I can just finish disc one and loan it to him without a care in the world.  He can play the game without spending the $60 that I spent and I can continue playing it, too. Pretty sweet!



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d21lewis said:

I was just reading the comments in the L.A. Noire review and saw that there is an unexpectd benefit to disc swapping:  Sharing!

Some guy said that he didn't buy the game.  He borrowed disc one from a friend and is playing the discs as his friend is finishing them.  I guess it was pretty obvious but I never even considered this!  So my friend, Jake (D11) was interested in L.A. Noire.  I can just finish disc one and loan it to him without a care in the world.  He can play the game without spending the $60 that I spent and I can continue playing it, too. Pretty sweet!

*slaps face*    You, sir, are worse than Hitler! 



sethnintendo said:

It takes hours to install a game?


They might have implied GT5.



Wow, seems like a reactionary post written on a forum by a defensive poster, geeze.

Swapping disks is as much as a problem as changing the channel from your TV is, it's a slight annoyance and if it can be avoided, then we as consumers and gamers should demand progress. I don't see how anyone could make a legitimately good argument for disk swapping, it's an annoyance and if there are better ways to do things, you should be opting for the better way. 

The mandatory install comment made me chuckle, three quarters of the games I've played in the last year haven't even needed an install and when some games did, it never took longer than 5 minutes and it didn't happen while playing a game. This isn't 2008 people.



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True, the exceptions are RPG. You either have to design the story with multi-disc in mind (see last odyssey) or have a swapping fest (see star ocean:the last hope).



Nsanity said:

What's odd is that you rarely hear these same people mention the fact that so many PS3 games must be mandatorily installed before playing them. This can sometimes take hours depending on the game.

Would you rather have to wait hours to install a game before playing it or take thirty seconds to swap a disc halfway through the story? The answer to that one seems obvious.


Bullshit. Most I've ever had to wait for a game to install was 20 minutes with Mass Effect 2 and Devil May Cry 4 (and to my knowledge the only game that actually takes that long to install is DC Universe Online). Most games take less than 5. Hell, inFamous took like 20 seconds, I actually thought it was a simple loading screen the first time I put the disc in.

 

I'm not saying disc swapping on the Xbox360 is a problem, I'm just calling BULLSHIT.



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