is it just me, or is storing games on your ps3 rapidly becoming a pain in the ass? i have a pile of ps3 games, and i’m finding that the more i play, the more i have to scramble to find stuff to delete, to make room for more data. it’s a vicious cycle. i spend way too much time deleting messages, videos, music, and the most painful of all – game data. i wiped out data for both dark sector and saints row 2 over the weekend. possibly, i cried a bit for my 60GB playstation3. it may be backwards compatible, but it is small.
you know, maybe one of the reasons why the ps2 does/continues to do so well is because it’s clever. sure, it’s got an obscene amount of titles [over 1800! wtf! ], but you will never run out of space. there are more memory cards for that system than you can shake a stick at, and you can buy them used for cheap. personally, i miss those days. flash drives are expensive. now, one could argue that the remedy is swapping out a hard drive, but fuck that. it shouldn’t have to come down to shelling out more money for something you already invested in. plus what do you do with the old hard drive? use it as a coaster? sculpt them?
it’d be neat if retailers found a way to help out. you can buy credit for the playstation store, so why not buy storage space? a lot of online backup services offer this. pay a little, save a lot. my vision is to save some of your games, but have an overflow option. forget old age: autosave files will kill you. historically, i’ve been against ‘cloud computing‘, and by association ‘cloud gaming’, but i might have to go over to the dark side. it’s not a perfect solution [i know how much you all care, so i’ll write more on that later] but there’s a lot to be said about unlimited storage space.
bah. i just need something. i can’t be the only one. with all the developments in technology, why can’t a solution arrive? i guess people have other priorities, like gift-wrapping cats.