THD: I feel up to a boss, don't you, Tom?
NTom64: Hmm, is this loading screen the boss?
THD: I'm so glad that this cutscene of the Cerberus being destroyed was sandwiched by loading screens, because that's what we needed!
"You have to load saying "Too bad", then you have to load the map, then you have to talk to the guy, then you have to load him saying "Sure why not?" thennn..."
—Pokecapn, Sonic The Hedgehog (2006) Let's Play, Part 14.
"(fake loading screen) I know that as data storage goes, cartridges were only about one step above a piece of paper with holes in it, but if there was one area where they excelled, it was lo(fake loading screen)ading times. I found myself musing on this while I waited for Bionic Commando to install itself on the PS3, then download an update, install the trophies, then lock itself in the bathroom for an hour to pluck its eyebrows, and even once I'd waded through the cutscenes and tutorials and gotten to the bit where I get to press buttons, the loading screens broke up the action so much I can now see the words press X to jump every time I close my eyes."
Noah "The Spoony One" Antwiler: ... loading!
—Let's Play Phantasmagoria 2.
Pat: Thanks for the loading screen, before the loading screen, before the black screen.
Matt: Pre-load the loading screen.