Monday, February 8, 2010
With the recent death of my PS3 and not sure yet, exactly how much saved data I am going to lose it made me think.
I just lost a PS3 that I paid $800 on release day. I have a Xbox that I paid $400 4 years later. so now I am going to purchase a new PS3 for $300 and will lose all my saved data on some of my games. Games that I still enjoy but no way in hell am I going back to unlock all that stuff again. Also some DLC games that I will lose all my saved data and I have to download them all again.
What got me thinking, was this. I will not be replacing my Xbox when it dies, and I know it will, its only a matter of time. So if I download any DLC for the Xbox, I then lose all the DLC. I can't then turn around and sell the DLC games. They will be forever lost , stuck on my XBL account.
I don't agree with the making games that lock the saved data to one system. They have to come up with some other method than that. I own a game, I worked hard on it and I should be able to do what I want with my saved data.
To think that when my Xbox dies I will again have a bunch of DLC that I won't have access to unless I buy another Xbox. With the thought of having to replace all my hardware every 3-4 years makes me sick. Its because of that and I don't have money out the wazzoo,I have to choose one console to be my main console.
I enjoy the Xbox and its games, but I can't afford to pump money into something that has a 50/50 chance of dieing in the next 2-3 years.
Posted by Blake at 5:26 AM