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#61 HawkMan

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:57

 
Though the Steam Box is becoming attractive with those new consoles being 100% PC now.

They're anything but, little is known about the PS4 architecture. but while it probably isn't as custom as the XO, they're not 100% PC by any stretch 




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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:11

Either way, it's good the cache function at least allows multiple games to be cached, even if you can start playing in under a half a minute in most cases. hvaing to "install" the game every time like the FAQ gave the impression of would have lead to unnecessary wear. 

 

However,I think they should have had an option for an auto clean function that should have been on by default. Sure fir me, and the rest of us on this forum, and the more technically inclined vocal minority. We would probably prefer the uninstall games and maintain installed games manually. but for the less technically inclined, I Think an auto clean function of remove oldest games when you hit 90% on the HDD would have been a good function. Heck I would have used it myself to avoid having to clean out the games myself regularly, I'd rather play games than HDD space janitor :p at least as long as it leaves downloaded games alone :)

 

But this is probably another one of those things they will add down the road. the OS' on both consoles at the moment are a bit of a rush job. it does seem like Sony had more trouble finishing in time. But I suspect that's pure budgeting. MS planned to have a full media centric device and simply put a lot more money, developers and resources at it. while Sony focused on the game part and plain forgot about everything else, project manager fail. 

 

Cerny said they considered it, but didn't want people hit with a "surprise your game is gone".



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:48

I think it's clear that how long you have to wait before you can start playing a game on either system depends on the size of the game itself.  The games we know of that are huge will take longer, those that are smaller will not.   I don't think anyone expected a constant time on either system did they?   There's no way that would've been the case, maybe it's a set %, like in the case of Ghosts on the XB1 the game had to reach the 50% installed mark.   Now that could be the same for each game, or maybe not?  We'll find out in time but I think it's a safe bet that you'll be waiting from anywhere between 10mins to 50mins depending on the size of the game itself.   Maybe less if we're talking some small arcade type digital game etc.  

 

It's just something to live with, now that games are so big and these BD drives aren't fast enough to play off of the disc we're going to have to install our games.  I've been doing so for a long time and anyone who plays on the PC has.  Might be new to the console only crowd but w/e, they'll get used to it.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 18:13

Cerny said they considered it, but didn't want people hit with a "surprise your game is gone".

 

I know. that's why I said they should add it later. and his reasoning is bullcrap. that's why I said it should be a toggle/option. and since the game can be installed. people wouldn't even notice, now would they...





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