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  1.    27 Jul 2016 #1
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    Are most modern games always about 50 gb?


    I don't play many games nowadays. Certainly not the newer ones as I tend to stick with games I've owned for years. One thing that concerns me is the size of install of the modern games. I've seen a couple of late that shocked me because they are 40-50 gb in size. That seems utter madness. Is that the norm nowadays? I was thinking of getting myself back into Steam but I don't fancy kicking off downloads that seem so large or even wasting such a large % of my hard drive to a single game.
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  2.    27 Jul 2016 #2
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    Hi Scotty,

    It appears the games just keep getting larger in size with no end in sight. In fact, there are a few out there that are well over 100GB in size. However, you can still find some games that are relatively small in size but who wants to buy a game based on size?

    Good luck,

    aardvark
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  3.    28 Jul 2016 #3
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    Yes, Scotty, that's the way it is with newer games 40GB-50GB download and hard drive space. Doom 2016, for example, is 54GB. If you look at games a couple of years old or more you will see many are about 20GB. Crysis 3 is 18.2GB, Project Cars 21.6GB. The older games are still fun to play.

    I had 600GB storage on my hard drives. Now with the recent addition of an SSD, I have 1.1TB in total. Even with that I have to manage space and sadly games I don't play much anymore get uninstalled. Thank 4K textures in recent games for the large size and as a 1080P gamer the size of these recent games is mainly a nuisance and a cost to me. I think 1080P gaming at max settings and high frame rates is a great way to game. But I'm probably in a minority saying that and there's a number of companies out there that want to discourage that kind of thinking. $$$$$.
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  4.    28 Jul 2016 #4

    I have a similar broadband speed to you Scotty, I just leave it to download over night and its usually waiting for me to play the next day.

    Not all games are that size, I think most indie titles are still a decent size.
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  5.    28 Jul 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    Hi Scotty,

    It appears the games just keep getting larger in size with no end in sight. In fact, there are a few out there that are well over 100GB in size. However, you can still find some games that are relatively small in size but who wants to buy a game based on size?

    Good luck,

    aardvark
    Only XBox One users. Your Xbox One warranty will be void if you upgrade the HDD which is stupid.
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  6.    29 Jul 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberDucky View Post
    Only XBox One users. Your Xbox One warranty will be void if you upgrade the HDD which is stupid.
    I had to laugh when I saw your response. How true! I bought an XBOX One with a 1TB drive. When I powered it up, I only had 778GBs usable. Then, I installed one game which used a whopping 115GBs. Then another which used 70GBs. Then a really small one which only used 65GBs.
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  7.    29 Jul 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    I had to laugh when I saw your response. How true! I bought an XBOX One with a 1TB drive. When I powered it up, I only had 778GBs usable. Then, I installed one game which used a whopping 115GBs. Then another which used 70GBs. Then a really small one which only used 65GBs.
    778GB usable with 1TB? GG, 931GB of 1TB usable on Windows 10.
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  8.    29 Jul 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberDucky View Post
    778GB usable with 1TB? GG, 931GB of 1TB usable on Windows 10.
    Yep, XBOX One reserves some of that area for other functions. I forget what those functions are actually.
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  9.    29 Jul 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    Yep, XBOX One reserves some of that area for other functions. I forget what those functions are actually.
    How big is the OS itself?
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  10.    29 Jul 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberDucky View Post
    How big is the OS itself?
    I don't know. I haven't researched what is using all that space. Anyway, I don't like the XBOX One so it just sits there gathering dust. It was a waste of money IMHO. I'm back to gaming on my PC. World of Tanks, here I come!
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