I may begin a new category for computer/device screens that I absolutely can’t stand to encounter. This week’s addition belongs to the PS3 and represents one of the reasons I lost interest in using the console on a regular basis: updates. Constant freakin’ updates. Even when I was using the system every other day I’d have a system update or a game update each time I touched loaded something that I hadn’t used for a a week.
It’s not just that there are so many updates. Obviously, that’s a problem with many other devices (ex: iOS Apps). It’s the amount of time required to apply the updates. Hell, my Xbox 360 often has a new update for a game that I haven’t played in a while, but it rarely takes more than a minute to download and apply the update. PS3 updates are usually agonizingly slow with multiple stages and even little network tricks often don’t make a significant difference.