Online Gaming Question

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MadDoc, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. MadDoc macrumors 6502

    MadDoc

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    Whilst I'm here in Australia I am on a broadband download cap of 30GB. I normally use about 10GB of this per month.

    I am just about to buy a PS3 and will want to game online with it.

    Does anyone know what ball-park figures we are talking about when it comes to data upload and downloads whilst gaming online?

    Thanks,

    MadDoc,
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    im not sure as i dont game online but Internode has uncapped data on their gaming servers. other ISPs might have this but i just signed up to get away fom Telstra and sign up for ADSL2+ and noticed it.
     
  3. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    Unless you are downloading Games and Demo with you PS3. Multiplayer matches will not consume 20GB.
     
  4. Stardotboy macrumors regular

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    Online gaming (e.g. playing a multiplayer match, voice chat) uses surprisingly little bandwidth, so I wouldn't worry about your download cap based on that even if you play it a lot.

    Maps, expansions and other downloads are the things you want to watch out for.
     
  5. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

    r1ch4rd

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    I have a 40gb cap on my plan. I game online, download a few demos and map packs each month, etc. and have never even come close to reaching it.
     

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