Games Are How Big Now!?

I was trying to compile a work thing at home yesterday, and ended up in a discussion with colleagues about bandwidth because of the long time to download dependencies.

I have a 10 Mbit/s connection (that's 10 both up and down). That's always been enough for me. In fact it's plenty enough for streaming video on three devices simultaneously (a 75" TV, an iPad, and a phone). Apparently that's not enough for anyone else today. I was informed that you need at least 100 Mbit/s, and even that is painfully slow.

Why? Well, because games according to them. Games are regularly more than 100 GB in size now! Most of the time people have 3 to 5 games installed because that's usually what fits on their hard drive. And when they want to play a new game they uninstall one and download the new game. And then when they want to return to that old game they download it again!


Are these games good enough to be worth it?

-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal