Ok, so the XBOX has been getting a flogging of late ... but at least I can play a game on it when I want to.
I bought SOCOM today and thought I would give it a whirl as I suddenly found myself with a spare hour to play.
4pm I turned on my PS3 ... which informed me I needed a software up date before I can play. So I agree to the update and wait ...
5.30 pm rolls around and the software update finally finishes ... so I put in SOCOM.
My PS3 than informs me I need to install 2.3Gb worth of files on my hard drive, so I agree ... and I wait ...
After the install I fire up the game and am informed the game needs a software update so I agree to the 157mb download and wait some more ...
It is now 7.10pm and the download is only 33% of the way downloaded.
Now before anyone starts bagging my internet connection, I can download files on my PC of this size in mere minutes and XBOX updates take 5 minutes tops!
If this was a one off occurrence I would not be bothered, but it seems every time I try to play my PS3 I have to wait extraordinary amounts of time and usually have to turn off the console once I have updated because I ran out of time.
XBOX live may cost me to use, but I would rather pay for a quality service than deal with a free crap service.