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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2013-09-18 07:24:47
GTA V Platform
So yes, the Xbox 360 version has issues with texture streaming, and Rockstar specifically advises AGAINST installing the play disc to the hard drive, presumably because they optimized it to read better from the optical source. There is a workaround, however, which is to install it instead to a 16 GB or larger flash card.
So to sum up: install the install disc, install the play disc to USB, keep the play disc in the drive. That's a lot of hassle.
Normally, for multi-platform releases, I simply opt for the top combination of features and performance (and Xbox Live won out every time for multiplayer purposes). But in this case, the PlayStation 3 triggers are deal breakers for me. Fortunately, I can play Gran Turismo with my racing wheel (digital buttons for acceleration and breaking IS CRAP), but I detest having to play any sort of shooter with the DualShock triggers (I have to rewire my head every time a new Naughty Dog game comes out). There's a reason why most PS3 shooters map gunfire to the shoulders or even face buttons. The triggers are just wretched: mushy, inconsistent, and sticky. And I dislike the alternative of firing with buttons. There's a reason why real guns aren't activated by buttons. Firearms should be triggered by, well, a trigger that communicates a clear break point. I hope Sony drastically improves the triggers for the DualShock 4.