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Gran Turismo 5 installation takes 50 minutes and uses 10GB

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Driving, PlayStation 3

gran turismo 5 install

As if Gran Turismo 5 didn't take enough time in development, it seems the popular racing franchise is set on stealing more time - yours. And it is going to get it one way or another. 

Note that this installation is optional, and you may still do the basic 256 MB basic installation if you don't have space to spare. But if you do this, then expect to wait longer at loading screens every time you play. 

Or you can suck it up and wait the hour and use the 10 GB of space. In the long run you'll probably end up saving yourself time by doing this. 

Internet forum scrounger Amar212 received a PAL version of the game and reported that the installation warned that "install of game data can take up to 50 minutes." According to him, it took 40 minutes and used up 6.4 gigabytes, but learned that GT5 continued to unpack itself during playtime and took up even more space.

Read More | Kotaku via Operation Sports


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Smartphone Users Spend Big Bucks on Applications

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Handhelds, Internet, Video Games

Apps

ABI Research surveyed 235 smartphone users in the U.S. who installed applications in 2008. Their result was that 16.5% spent between $100.00 and $499.00. That’s a lot of apps considering that many of them are free or less than $25.00. Analyst Jeff Orr sees this as the reason, “Apple is seen by some as hurting the market with its iPhone App Store. It drives the price of content down to $1-2, using a model similar to its successful iTunes music store. If you exclude Apple from the mix, applications for other platforms cost about $7-25 each.”

He went on to say that Apple’s marketing did a lot to get others to work on their own. Look for application storefronts from Nokia, Palm, RIM and Samsung to come this year.

 

Read More | Smart Brief

That Zune 2.5 update sure installs fast

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Microsoft, Movies, Music, Software

Zune installation complete

Random, I know…but it just had to be said. One of the absolute banes of my history with the software is how freaking long it took to install it. Even when updates were released, those typically took a little while from start to finish as well. So imagine my delight earlier this morning when I fired up the Zune client to download the latest Zune 2.5 Spring Update, and having the entire process last less than two minutes. Fit and finish, indeed.


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