I'm with you guys on all of that. Just like dano, I will play the crap out of something, then lose it for a bit, get totally caught up in something completely different, then flick back and repeat. And I rarely trade games in. It makes me feel like I'm losing out. I especially hate trading in games with big multiplayer modes, because they never really feel like you're "finished". I guess that's the point.
But I have only ever re-downloaded one game - Ninja Gaiden Black. I won it in a competition but didn't have space on the 20Gb drive for it, so it had to go. I forgot all about it and after I'd imported my profile to the new HDD I downloaded it again. Most of my space was taken up by DLC for games, rather than anything else. Tracks, cars, setups and skins for Forza 2 (about 2Gb), the masses of patches for Burnout Paradise (about 4Gb), modes and stuff for Gears and Gears 2 (2Gb or so), tons of extras for Mass Effect (I haven't bothered with the premium stuff for ME2). It all adds up.
I fully expect I'll pick up GT5 when it comes out, and it'll be great since I can use my new wheel with it. It had just better live up to expectations. The online functionailty and community will make or break it for me. There's never that many people in FM3 online, and the ones who are tend to be a little... cold. Yes, I suck. But that doesn't mean they have to totally blank me.
And I can tell you right now that the most used track globally will be the TG Test Track
When GT5 comes we of the LFS forums should do some online races together.
Where can i get a collectors edition for a good price not that overpriced signature edition,
but the one just in between that one and the normal one.
I have a 120gb Slim, and all I have is Prologue, a bunch of demos, and 2 PSN games, Savage Moon and PixelJunk Monsters and their DLC. And some PS3 specific apps Videozone, Home and that Photo thing.
Some of the demos like Fat Princess are worth keeping as their quite packed with content. I can play it online as well.
HD is half full already
GT5 will add another 10gb, and then the saves, car setups, replays, videos photo mode pics and what not will add up....
For the new PS3 owners, don't forget a router if you don't have one already to share net connection. The PS3 is pretty quick over wireless connection with my router, I get over 1MB a second.
As far as online goes, you know there will be a lot of kids....
If you stick with Pro Physics races, you reduce that amount a whole lot, they can't handle the physics.
And then either stick with private lobbies, or hunt down forum scheduled times where serious racers like to gather. GT Planet normally has a forum dedicated to online events and times to enter a race. ie there will usually be a set time on the Prologue clock where you want to enter a race, ie 0:00 0:15 or 0:30
If you get in a race of Japanese drivers, they tend to be fast and clean.
I see GT5's release in Russian has been delayed by "a few weeks", I truely hope this is just a localization problem, and doesn't affect the rest of the world.
It is a bit odd considering just how close the release is, I'd have assumed that the game has already gone gold and not very far away from being sent to the pressing plants, if it already hasn't.....
Oh dear.......according to various sources, certain chains (HMV in the UK being one), in the UK, Germany and Netherlands are reporting that release date has been pushed back till end Nov / beginning Dec.......