Petition Against PS3 Game Installs
Those of you who have bought and installed games like Devil May Cry 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots are well aware of the space required on your PS3 hard drive. And while developers insist this is sometimes a necessity, a group of gamers simply don't like the idea, and have started a petition to stop the trend.
According to SCRAWL, we have learned that Joe Rivera has begun an online petition entitled, "PlayStation 3: No More Game Installs." Here is what is written as a description and explanation of the petition:
"Hard-drive installs are not necessary as you can clearly see in games such as Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and Unreal Tournament III. These are some of the highest rate games and they do not require a hard-drive installation. Our space is being taken up, and time is being wasted. We use our PlayStation 3's as a media hub rather than just a gaming system. We would like to be able to store movies, music, and pictures on our console, without a new 5GB being added to our space every time a new game releases."
It's very possible that some of you out there agree with this viewpoint, and if that's the case, head on over and sign the petition. We're not entirely sure what good it will do (we don't know if Sony can stand up and simply order developers never to have required game installs), but it might be worth looking into...
7/4/2008 Ben Dutka