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One feature PS3 gamers have often lobbied for is the ability to download game patches, which can often be large files, in the background while still using the system to play or watch other content.... read more

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Postby TheLastDodo » 17 Dec 2012, 14:24

Thanks for the information but considering this needs PS Plus, not to mention how convoluted it all is, I'd rather just let Plus download my game updates in the middle of the night while I'm sleeping.
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Postby ensabahnur » 17 Dec 2012, 15:04

Now all we need is for someone to speed up trophy updates and for deleting data and we're laughing. Even when you cancel updating trophy info the system stalls for near 30 seconds to a minute, maybe not too much to moan about but it doesn't half p**s you off when you can't even move the xmb whilst this happens.

Had to delete some game and video files last week to free up space and it takes about 5 minutes to delete something like Gran Turismo's 6gb of data. Must have spent the best part of an hour finding and deleting some of my bigger files. Compare that to deleting a game file off the 360 of the same size where its almost instantaneous.
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Postby WHITEyy118 » 17 Dec 2012, 15:16

I actually worked that one out a while ago. Trouble is the PS3 doesn't always turn on to do the download, well not for me anyway.
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Postby NewsWithFriends » 17 Dec 2012, 16:58

as a ps+ member my patches come in while i sleep so really no need for all these extra tricks... although i am sure it would be nice for those that are not + members yet.
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Postby illage2 » 17 Dec 2012, 17:15

Shame you have to be on PS+ to use this guide. Could have used it, I picked up Uncharted 3 yesterday and it needed 3 updates ..... that's right 3 updates.
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Postby ensabahnur » 17 Dec 2012, 17:24

illage2 wrote:Shame you have to be on PS+ to use this guide. Could have used it, I picked up Uncharted 3 yesterday and it needed 3 updates ..... that's right 3 updates.
Could have been worse, try downloading and then updating Pain. Last time i tried it had 9 updates, quite a few large 400mb ones too, and it took about 4 hours on a 20mb connection at the time. That was about 2 years ago, i shudder to think what awaits me if i ever turn it on again even with a 60mb connection.
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Postby 360_Fan » 18 Dec 2012, 04:29

illage2 wrote:Shame you have to be on PS+ to use this guide. Could have used it, I picked up Uncharted 3 yesterday and it needed 3 updates ..... that's right 3 updates.


Great. I just picked it up yesterday and was going to have a play tonight but that might not be an option. :(
This is difficult to get my head around after years of ease with the 360.
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Postby seeafish » 20 Dec 2012, 12:39

This is good to know, thanks... only problem: why does it have to be like this? I mean if there's a workaround that works perfectly, why can't Sony just make this behaviour the default behaviour? Kind of annoying.
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