Ha ha! 8 GB of RAM on my PC. Try and lag me now, sucker! Or, at least try when I get Skyrim for Christmas...
From what I understand, Skyrim can not and will not use all 8. The cap for the game is 4.
Actually, the cap for the game is rather amusingly a paltry 2gb. However, there is a fix on Nexus that sorts that right out bumping it up to 4gb.
OT: Oh well, it aint the first time that Bethesda has released a buggy piece of unplayable crap. Nor is it the first time people decided to sue them over the issue. The GoTY addition for Fo3 was all but unplayable on quite a lot of chipsets for no given reason (They blamed the hardware every time, they never patched the issue and they ignored thousands upon thousands of customers, including myself, begging them for some help with the issue). However, just to say it, those issues were far worse then increasing lag over time. Try "Random freezes every 30 seconds - 1 hour that never unfreeze". It took me more than an hour to get through Vault 101. Seriously.
IMO Skyrim is awesome and the game is most certainly playable. And to the poor PS3 owners that can only get 60 hours of gameplay out of the game? In comparison to most modern games that is 5 times the amount of playtime you would be getting. So maybe when you hit that point its about time to try out a different character build and stop Godmodding your character to Jesus and back.
Yeah, I went there.
Am I the only gamer who sees this and thinks the same? Trying to sue them for making a game that you can only get 60 hours of play for each character you make is utterly ridiculous. 60 hours is a long, long time.
To put that in perspective...
60 hours is like playing portal 2 back to back 10 times. You gonna sue valve for only making a 6 hour long game?
MW3 clocks around 4 and a half to 6 hours (Being generous there) so you gonna sue Infinity Ward?
BF 3's campaign clocks in at 6-7 hours.
Combined length of Portal 2 campaign (+ Co-op) 12 hours
MW3 6 hours
BF 3 7 hours
That is 25 hours.
According to my brutalised maths, people are complaining that they are only getting 6 games worth of time out of each character.
Boo fucking hoo.
However, that said, would it not be easy enough for them to patch this out? I mean, sure, its a workaround. But "Resetting" the save every 20 or so hours on the PS3 so only quest-related and plot-related events are still present and only the player house is saved from a hard reset? I know people would probably get angry at that "But I liked that pile of corpses" but it seems that that would be the answer to all this memory backlog causing uber lag. And it would actually help the PS3 godmodders as things would return to how they were allowing them to mess things up all over again.
Makes sense to me.