It’s about damn time I posted again. Funny how the semester just disappears… and of all the things that inspire me to write a quick blog post, it’s the fact that Sony has finally done what I have wanted for AGES with the rumor that they are adding cloud storage of game saves!!! Article I found it in is here. And here was my last post about the subject back on 11/9. Hooray!!!
In other news, the semester has been busy between continuing the job application process and keeping up with school. I have had trouble keeping up with including work in that mixture as well! Is really too bad because it affects the amount of money in my bank account…
Also, I have started a diet (read eating healthier and TRYING to do more/some exercise) and am continuing to wish there were 32 hours in a day. Maybe I’ll get around to writing something up about those subjects? All I can say is I’ll try!
Something that has confused me for a while is why there is no easy way, when you save your place in a game on a console that is on the web, to save to a “cloud server” with your credentials. Example: When you are playing a game on a PS3, it is possible to play online for free. When you are playing online with/against others, why can’t you record or progress/save your game online so you can play from any console with that game in the future?
Yes, presently there are memory cards for being able to pull your save files off a console and take them to another one, but I have never actually seen one of these memory cards. Back in the days of the N64 and Gamecube, PS and PS2, and others of the recent consoles before the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, the use of memory cards was exclusive because there was no other way to save a game. Now, I don’t know a single person who owns one.
Basically, why isn’t this service available! Is it possible that Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft are intentionally confining people to using the same console? I don’t really know the answer to that question, but this has been bugging me for some time now, and will likely bother me even more when I finally get a console post-college for myself and want to get all those old save files from other people’s consoles (like my Demon Souls save files from this summer!!).