One of the most hyped features (somewhere after Netflix and Avatars) of the New Xbox Experience is the ability to install games to the Xbox 360's hard drive. However, as Halo 3 has taught us, it's not quite a perfect procedure. In fact, it would seem that there is a small number of titles which don't really see any improvement when installed, thanks to the way the developers designed them.
According to Destructoid, these titles are Big Bumpin', College Hoops 2k7, Pocket Bike Racers, Sneak King, Crackdown, Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, and Quake II from the Quake IV Bonus Disc (according to NeoGAF). Or, to put it in a different perspective, it's the three Burger King promo games, an out-of-date basketball game, a game most people bought just to get into the Halo 3 beta, and a game most people probably don't want anyone else knowing they own, anyway. Takes a bit of the sting out of it, I figure.
So now we know which ones don't work. But of those that do work, how much space will they take up? This is a question that's no doubt on the minds of many... or at least, however many bought a 360 with a 20GB hard drive.
Fortunately, Sean has compiled a list over at NeoGAF which answers that very question, along with a few notes here and there about the reduction in load times. However, he notes "I can't possibly verify all of these sizes/notes, just going off of what people tell me. If there's an error please correct it and be nice about it."
For your Kombo Konvenience, the list is posted right after the kut... er, cut.
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It seems owners of Rockstar's Bully: Scholarship Edition are having a hard time playing the game thanks to continued bugs preventing them from having any kind of fun with the title. Shortly after the game's release on the Xbox 360, reports of various bugs and game freezes during gameplay started to pour in. Rockstar sent out a comment saying it was horrified by these discoveries and would fix these issues as quickly as possible. This led to a patch that was then released almost two weeks ago.
Now reports are coming in that after players have downloaded the patch hoping for a complete fix, they wound up finding the complete opposite. What was once an annoyance has now become truly horrifying. Some users are reporting that the patch not only fails to fix the original issues but adds even more to the mix, such as increased freezes and audio stuttering.
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After being horrified earlier this week by the news that Bully: Scholarship Edition has shipped with bugs, at least on older 360 hardware, which have caused player various problems, Rockstar has announced that they are planning to quickly remedy the situation.
"We are very aware of the problems some people have been experiencing with the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition and have been doing everything within our powers to resolve these issues as quickly as possible," said a Rockstar representative, who then added, "We apologize wholeheartedly for the inconvenience that this matter has caused some owners of the game."
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Word on the streets is that many owners of older Xbox 360 hardware (who should consider themselves lucky that the system still works) are finding their newly unwrapped copy of Bully: Scholarship Edition to be ridden with bugs.
As it turns out, the issues have caught Rockstar completely off-guard, as the company's Sam Houser put it:
We have just become aware of the issues people are having with Bully Scholarship Edition on Xbox 360. It appears that some older 360s are experiencing framerate issues, freezes and other problems. You have our word that we never experienced any of this in QA - in any of our offices or at Microsoft. I am horrified, and we are now working around the clock to rectify this situation. Thanks to Neo-Gaf for bringing this matter to our attention.
We love our games and put a huge amount of energy and care into making them all that they can be. We would never shove anything out the door - we never have and never will. We apologize to everyone affected for the inconvenience. Respectfully, Sam Houser
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