New Console Purchase in Off Topic
Grand Theft Auto is way over rated. I had more fun with China Wars on the PSP then Grand Theft Auto IV.
Believe it or not, I don't care.
Slow downloads are in issue from time to time. I've found that, if possible, pausing and restarting the download seems to speed it up again(but that isn't an option on game update downloads). Newer games are better about having smaller patches, especially right after release.
As for the install times, as I mentioned in a lower post, replacing the stock HDD completely fixed this issue for me. I'm not sure why, but it made a huge difference.
As for Borderlands, that is, in no way, a Fallout clone. It is more a Diablo clone than anything. Fallout 3 as a RPG that just happened to use guns as the main weapon. However, it was not a shooter, it was not a loot whore game, and it was not a skill tree game. Borderlands is in a very similar world(post apocalyptic world with mutants), but Fallout was far from the first artistic medium to explore this type of world. Its kinda like calling World of Warcraft an Ultima clone. That said, I've only played about to about level 10 at a friends house, so I can't attest to how great of a game it is, but those 10 levels were fun.
Wait up to an hour for a game to install.
No he isn't Smoko, it was a huge complaint with a lot of gamers, especially with Devil May Cry 4. I had similar problems with I had mine last year.
If it was a firmware issue, then everyone on BYOND should have access to the fix. I never had problems with my game installations taking more than five minutes, which is just enough time to grab a snack and a drink.