I'll have to keep this short tonight, since my computer has suffered what those in the tech industry call "crashing every ten minutes for no apparent reason."
Rumors have been circulating about the install for id Software's Rage, and the relative massiveness thereof. Said rumors, once considered scurrilous and entertained only by shifty-eyed men and women of ill-repute, have been validated by id's Tim Willits, in an interview with Eurogamer. The skinny is that PS3 owners will have a mandatory 8GB install, while 360 users will have a choice - "Installing all three discs is said to take up about 22GB in total, but you can avoid taking up unnecessary amounts of space all at once by installing only one disc at a time," according to 1UP - while PC enthusiasts will be treated to a rather hefty 25GB of data. The news of the PS3's rather large install file surely comes as good new to Carmack, who criticized the Blu-Ray's transfer speed during his Quakecon 2011 keynote - it's worth noting that Rage uses those comically vast "MegaTextures" in place of conventional design - and stated that id was in negotiations with Sony to allow for the larger install.
So there you go, a rather bothersome, mandatory install for PS3 owners - but ultimately, according to Carmack & Co., one that is a necessary evil. If your averse to hefty install times, chances are you might be reeling; if you're of the more jovial stripe, just think of one gig as a denomination of "awesome." According to my calculations, that would make Rage "eight awesomes."
Always a silver lining, boys and girls.