Friday, April 18, 2008

Microsoft Slams PlayStation 3 Grand Theft Auto IV 5-Minute Install Time

A new e-mail from the Microsoft PR group has slammed the PlayStation 3 version of Grand Theft Auto IV for the five-minute install time.

With the OXM review hitting streets today, and your own preview impressions which are looking great, hopefully you’ll all be a bit wiser as to the ins and outs of Grand Theft Auto IV now.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the chatter from the 1UP GTA IV Preview on the PS3 install time….just a few thoughts on what you could do in this time if you were actually playing the 360 version from the moment you insert the disc….

· Steal your first dozen or so cars and test out the improved vehicle handling?

· Check out the cool features on your mobile phone?

· Rack up a 5 Star Wanted Rating?

· Have a blast of your first MP game on Xbox LIVE?

· Ditch the tracksuit chic and buy some new clothes?

· Unlock your first GTA IV Achievement and boost your Gamerscore?

….Or just start downloading a film from Xbox LIVE Video Store to watch later – check out the latest batch of arrivals this weekend!

You know, as much as I'd hate to admit, I agree with Microsoft on this one. You could be doing all these things in them five minutes. Only thing is, I don't mind the install time, I mind the space token up on my hard-drive. It must suck for 40GB owners.

[Microsoft slams GTA IV PS3 install time in PR mail]

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

in 5 minute you could also

- get a RROD while booting GTA4

- get a blue screen of death while searching gamefaq for some useless achievement

- realise how zune sound gay

- give more money to daddy gates

Anonymous said...

You can always upgrade your harddrive really easily lol i have a 120gig. gonna get a 250gig for 90$ and its a fujitsu.

Anonymous said...

LOL You're so right. But since we install some of the game on our HDD's. aren't our load times faster?

xbandaidx said...

Load times are faster, so in the long run you end up saving time,

imgoingtomakeyoubald said...

We've been waiting for this game for years, what's another 5 minutes? This is just ludicrous, nothing more than an excuse to send some cheap jabs at the PS3. Those of us playing GTA4 on the PS3, meanwhile, can enjoy a better-performing version of the game and, oh, having an actual hard drive.

NyghtcrawleR said...

lol, 5 minutes. Omg I think I'm going to die... Because I wont be playing the game for another 50 hours+

ABSURD

Anonymous said...

It would be mandatory on 360 if all 360s had a hard drive. Hard drive loading is much faster than disc loading.

Anonymous said...

non of this is true first it takes god no's how long to watch all the stuff at the beginning and then you can play ... you cant Steal 12 cars in 5 minuets And test them out properly you need to compleat your first mission to get the phone and you need your phone to go online ... so this is tosh relay. also seeming as i am installing wont the long sideshow that is on every gta game be faster cutting the time down?

Anonymous said...

haha, well in my mates house, they're five minutes will be spent researching telephone numbers on the internet of how to fix their red ring of death on their xbox, then the question is what they'll be doing while i'm stealing my cars.

incredibilistic said...

The RRoD joke has already been made, which amazes me that MS would even dare make such a comment about 5 minutes realzing that it can take up to 5 weeks to get a system back from RRoD.

The argument seems pretty useless and brainless. Yes, the install should increase load times so while I wait 5 minutes I'll probably never have to wait again after that.

I could see if the game took 30 minutes before you could play. That would be worth joking about but 5 minutes? Really? And jacking a dozen or more cars? Are you serious?! The first five minutes will probably be all in-game cinematics getting you up to speed with the character or building up the story.

This is beyond lame.

Anonymous said...

The only people that complain about space taken up on their HDD are the hoarders that refuse to delete what they don't need any more.

So.. how's the streaming on Xbox 360 when you play on a tard-pack without a HDD?

I bet Rockstar loved that extra development challenge, if they did even overcome it.

Boberman said...

Onaxis what do you do with your HD space, 40 gigs is more then enough room for everything you are yousing your PS3 for right now. You don't need to have DMC/Lost Odesdy/Hot shots golf/GT5Prologe
on the PS3 at the same time. its not a big deal to delete the install fine when your done playing the game. Please get over it withe the "installing games for better preformance is stupid I like load times!"

whoelse said...

OMG 5 Minutes to install the game and get a better playing experience in return.

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