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January 2, 2014

You could put a video game in the console and go straight to playing it? Although I love my Xbox 360 and my PS3, it saddens me when I download or put in a new game and I’m confronted by an install and/or update screen. The other day I downloaded Netflix and promptly after installing, I had to get an update- what the crap?
I wanted to play a racing game with my wife last night and this popped up….


This actually came up after the twenty minute installation. x.x And don’t even get me started on when I got ready to hook up the PS3 and play my Kingdom Hearts game. But I guess that’s what happens- you win some, you lose some. I guess with super advanced technology, you can’t just insert the cartridge and Nintendo Zapper and get on to shooting ducks in seconds flat.
Times have definitely changed since I was child. Does anyone else have these frustrations when they just want to sit down and kill virtual things?


From → 2014, The Blogs

  1. and it’s not going to ever change!!! ugh! with my x360 it was like yay I can play but now with the xbox one… stupid installs haha.


    • I think I’ll wait a little for an Xbox One- I’m setting my sights on the PS4. But definitely- updates are the worst! And now they make it so you can’t play until you download it.


      • i have a ps4 but now that i got my xbox i dont touch my ps4 haha.. mainly because I dont play games because THERE ARENT ANY AT THE MOMENT!! ugh 😦


      • That’s why I settled for a PS3 for Christmas. I don’t need a PS4 until KH3 comes out.


      • Yessssss! KH3!!!! Can’t wait ❀


  2. As good as cartridge days were, and theres nothing more satisfying that inserting Zelda: Links to the Past in a SNES, the install times were lame on PS3 at times, MGS4 took forever, but this has been vastly resolved for the PS4 (cant speak for Xbox One but I hear the install times are slow), Assassins Creed 4 had installed quicker than I could get a glass of water from the next room. So seems to be getting there.

    But good read πŸ™‚ Thanks


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