Posts Tagged ‘hard drive eval’
  • Xbox One vs PS4 Loading Time Comparison
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    Posted November 25th, 2013 at 12:30 pm 42 Comments
    Despite all the improvements that have been welcomed in with the arrival of the new hardware one hope that hasn't been realized is that of significantly reduced loading times. With that in mind I tested Madden NFL 25 and NBA 2K14 and how long the process took in booting up the games and getting in and out of the action. Interestingly despite the increased power capabilities on the PlayStation 4 it is the Xbox One that is proving to have an edge in loading the games faster. Where the PS4 ...
  • NBA 2K13 Loading Time Evaluation
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    Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 9:30 am 17 Comments
    One generally overlooked aspect of sports titles, where the in and out of games can result in significant time spent waiting around, is the efficiency in loading times. Series like NCAA Football and MLB: The Show have suffered tremendously due to extensive loading times. NBA 2K, on the other hand, has been extremely crisp in recent years. That is the case yet again with NBA 2K13 which has brisk loading times and still even benefits some from being installed on the Xbox 360 hard drive.  (...
  • Madden NFL 13 Loading Time Analysis
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    Posted August 24th, 2012 at 3:00 pm 6 Comments
    Loading times for the Madden NFL series have always been lengthy - though not nearly to the extent some other sports titles such as NCAA Football and MLB: The Show have been plagued by. A new menu system this year for Madden NFL 13, which is also somewhat sluggish, may be contributing to even longer load times.  (more…)...
  • NCAA Football 13 Loading Time Evaluation
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    Posted July 11th, 2012 at 9:30 am 15 Comments
    The NCAA Football series has proven to be the worst culprit of slow loading times this generation. Relief unfortunately hasn't come with NCAA Football 13 as the waits are comparable with recent years. Some slight improvement have been made when loading into games but on the flip side booting to the main menu takes even longer. As usual installing to the hard drive on the Xbox 360 provides some notable savings.  (more…)...
  • MLB 12: The Show Loading Time Analysis
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    Posted March 6th, 2012 at 11:45 am 29 Comments
    Lengthy loading times have always plagued The Show. This year however SCEA provides the opportunity to make the typical 5GB install (which is required) or go beyond and install 10GB. The choice of which may come down to hard drive size - making the bigger install is obviously the better option if that isn't a concern - but just how much difference does it make? Here's a look at the breakdown of loading times under each scenario.  (more…)...
  • UFC Undisputed 3 Hard Drive Evaluation
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    Posted February 7th, 2012 at 8:00 pm 2 Comments
    With UFC Undisputed 3 in hand the first thing to check on as always was loading times when playing from the disc up against those when installed to the Xbox 360 hard drive. The loading times in general have shown to be quite reasonable on the disc, with the extra presentation making for lengthier entries into UFC fights (Tale of the Tape can't be skipped) vs Pride, while the install does a decent job of improving on them.  (more…)...
  • NBA 2K12 Hard Drive Loading Evaluation
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    Posted October 5th, 2011 at 10:00 am 10 Comments
    With NBA 2K12 in hand the first thing to check on as always was loading times when playing from the disc up against those when installed to the Xbox 360 hard drive. 2K12 represents the largest install I've ever come across and possible to date on the 360 - it utilizes the new discs that have additional storage space and comes in at a massive 7.9 GB. Loading times in general are reasonable on the disc with the install doing little to improve on them though helping in fluidity of navigation. ...
  • Madden 12 Hard Drive Evaluation
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    Posted August 26th, 2011 at 6:00 am 13 Comments
    With Madden NFL 12 in hand the first thing to check on was loading times when playing from the disc up against those when installed to the Xbox 360 hard drive. The data is accessed quicker when installed as the disc doesn't need to be read and that accounts for the crisper loading. Madden 12 comes in half a gig smaller compared to last year but the loading times are longer. Still it doesn't suffer in the way that the NCAA Football series does. Install time- 7:36 Install size- 4.8 GB ...
  • NCAA Football 12 Hard Drive Evaluation
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    Posted July 8th, 2011 at 7:00 pm 29 Comments
    The NCAA Football series has been one of the biggest culprits regarding lengthy loading times and laggy navigation amongst sports games this generation. It remains a frustration even with NCAA Football 12 however installing to the Xbox 360 hard drive does alleviate some of the wait time and allow it to run smoother overall. With NCAA Football 12 in hand expect several postings over the coming days with impressions, videos, and more. Follow along for additional NCAA 12 talk in between site...
  • MLB 2K11 Hard Drive Evaluation
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    Posted March 8th, 2011 at 5:30 pm 3 Comments
    Continuing with the series of Xbox 360 hard drive installation evaluations I've gone through and compared several areas of MLB 2K11 based on loading times from the disk vs the hard drive. In general the loading times are brisk for 2K11, but the install delivers slight improvement in that area. (more…)...
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