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Sony pushes broadband boundaries

Once again your broadband limits are going to be tested if you’re interested in Sony’s latest freebie offering of the Uncharted 3 multiplayer.

The multiplayer will be available to download, free of charge, on February 28, and will give consumers free play up to level 15 and players will be able to unlock or purchase other content.

That’s all well and good, and a nice gesture from Sony, but what’s amazing is the digital download of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition.

It will become available to purchase at the same time, but at a serious toll to your hard-drive.

Admittedly there is a huge amount of content within that package, but look at the download size – a 43.5 GB download, that will take up a whopping 87GB of HDD.

That’s a whole lot of gigabytes. It’s download sizes like these that actually make me question whether or not New Zealand Playstation customers will have much use of all this cloud technology discussed for the next-generation.

Big claims like the ability to stream thousands of movies on demand, play games on any device anywhere, and keeping every save file in cloud storage – without the option of cheap, unlimited and fast internet, we could very easily be screwed.

If you do happen to have nearly 100 GB of HDD space left on your PS3, consider purchasing Uncharted 3 on digital download.

Otherwise, buy a physical copy and save yourself the effort of waiting for an entire day while it downloads.

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