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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Emmanuel View Post
Digital distribution is good when it's fast. At home I have a 11mpbs cable and because Steam servers suck (average: 350 kbps), I've been downloading GTA IV (16GB) for the last 10 hours and finally reaching 99%. Imagine having to download games for hours... that would suck.
Tell me about it. If the servers are good, and cant accommodate people with fast connections, then awesome. But, like you said, most of the time the servers are pretty bad. Just like so mentioned with Steam, I had the same problem yesterday. I bought Warhammer from them around 2PM and was finally able to start playing at 11PM. If it weren't on sale, I'd just have rather gone to the store and purchased a hard copy.
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sikozu View Post
Well done sony, you realised that UMD's were a massive bunch of fail.

Even more so was UMD movies. Epic
I agree. i saw no point iin buying a movie I could only watch on my PSP. The games didn't really bother me.

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Surprising as Sony is the king of pointless new formats. Good to see them get on the right track though
What formats are you referring to?
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They should make a mini-blue-ray for next PSP.
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Digital distribution is the future; especially for portable media.
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Digital distribution is the future; especially for portable media.
Current PSP is dam slow. Max dl speed i get is 110kb/s.
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I'll buy off on digital distribution when i can legally sell the games I download like I could a physical copy. Until then...no thanks.
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Digital distribution is good when it's fast. At home I have a 11mpbs cable and because Steam servers suck (average: 350 kbps), I've been downloading GTA IV (16GB) for the last 10 hours and finally reaching 99%. Imagine having to download games for hours... that would suck.
PSP games are small. At 350kbps you would wait 1h10m or less for a game.

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They should make a mini-blue-ray for next PSP.
...that's UMD, as far as technical specs are concerned.
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I will only buy a PSP when they:
1. Get some good games
2. Ditch UMD
3. Stop using MemoryStick

/Really guys, there is only 2 flash storage formats, SD and CompactFlash. Stop failing now.
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They should have had a digital distribution structure last generation when MSFT launched XBL 6 years ago to much praise. Why is it just now becoming obvious to them.
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I agree. i saw no point iin buying a movie I could only watch on my PSP. The games didn't really bother me.



What formats are you referring to?
Oh, Betamax, Minidisc, UMD. I'm sure they have others too.
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