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Re: So how comes you have to pay to back up your save games now?

Crusty is right, cloud saves have never been free and they will never be free ever.  It's the developers decision if they want their game saves copy protected or not.  You got 2 ways either get playstation plus or do a system backup via an external hard drive, they will save that way as well.  I'm afraid this is the future of gaming and eventually it will all go to cloud gaming after these next round of consoles

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Re: So how comes you have to pay to back up your save games now?

What, you mean I have to buy my own usb stick? - Sony are a bunch of crooks!!!!!
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Re: So how comes you have to pay to back up your save games now?

Memory cards for the PS1 & PS2 also... were not free if my memory serves me correctly... so... :smileyindifferent:

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i'm not fan of copy protected saves as well as op. i don't expect free cloud storage for those saves (i assume op did not expect it too). when sony provided possibility to copy protect savegames, it should've come with option to easily back them up. NO... i don't want free cloud storage. i just want to be able to backup my saves easily to usb stick like non-protected saves. why no "savegame backup/restore utility" which backs up ONLY savegames (with option back up all/protected only) and could restore them to any other ps3 (including protected saves). i don't mind sony using encryption to protect backup file.

 

cloud storage is nice option though. i might consider paying for it should sony introduce some ps- (or whatever they like to call it) service which includes ONLY cloud storage and nothing else.

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Re: So how comes you have to pay to back up your save games now?


Pacman_Ownage wrote:

Memory cards for the PS1 & PS2 also... were not free if my memory serves me correctly... so... :smileyindifferent:



I remember the official 8MB PS2 memory cards were £20 at one point but were a necessity. 

Today you can buy any plug-in USB memory stick for few quid with 1GB storage to last PS3's life cycle. 

One thing that needs clarifying for save back-up is the PS+ icon should only appear after selecting copy. 

People who see the PS+ icon in save data utility without prior knowledge may think you can only copy to PS+ which isn't true for most titles.


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Re: So how comes you have to pay to back up your save games now?


mont348 wrote:

Pacman_Ownage wrote:

Memory cards for the PS1 & PS2 also... were not free if my memory serves me correctly... so... :smileyindifferent:



I remember the official 8MB PS2 memory cards were £20 at one point but were a necessity. 

Today you can buy any plug-in USB memory stick for few quid with 1GB storage to last PS3's life cycle. 

One thing that needs clarifying for save back-up is the PS+ icon should only appear after selecting copy. 

People who see the PS+ icon in save data utility without prior knowledge may think you can only copy to PS+ which isn't true for most titles.


When Ps2 mem cards first came out they were £35 for 8MB:ScaredPumpkin:

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I think a few people are forgetting that the buying of an 8 Megabyte memory card was a one time purchase that you could infact copy your save games to and from and use on multiple consoles. You didnt have to pay fourty pound a year if I remember correctly..

 

I just want to be able to back up my save of Dark Souls and Demon souls. I'm not asking for world peace or the end of famine in third world countries, just to back them up so I dont have to start the games from scratch. It's not hard and I dont see why Sony have put a price tag on something so simple as this..

 

..And for christ sake I know you had to buy a Ps2 memory card, read the first part of my post...

 

For Sony to be able to hold you by the nuts over the sake of a game save is shocking. If you like that kind of thing then, erm, pay away I suppose?

 

I never thought gaming would get this tedious. It's meant to be fun, isnt it?

 

 

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drmorris79 wrote:

I think a few people are forgetting that the buying of an 8 Megabyte memory card was a one time purchase that you could infact copy your save games to and from and use on multiple consoles. You didnt have to pay fourty pound a year if I remember correctly..Not all game some were copy protected just like Ps3 game saves

 

I just want to be able to back up my save of Dark Souls and Demon souls. I'm not asking for world peace or the end of famine in third world countries, just to back them up so I dont have to start the games from scratch. It's not hard and I dont see why Sony have put a price tag on something so simple as this..Get onto the developer/publisher

Sony made it PS+ for a added insentive as already said

 

..And for christ sake I know you had to buy a Ps2 memory card, read the first part of my post...

 

For Sony to be able to hold you by the nuts over the sake of a game save is shocking. If you like that kind of thing then, erm, pay away I suppose?That's not Sony that is the developer publisher who locked the game saves

 

I never thought gaming would get this tedious. It's meant to be fun, isnt it?It's not tedius to be so tight and buy PS+ you won't regret it!

 

 


 

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Re: So how comes you have to pay to back up your save games now?

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Personally, I think we should get a small amount free. Google drive gives you like 5gb free. Yes, that can be used for film storage though which is why it is so large. When you pay, you get 16 TERABYTES! For the ps3, as it is only save data, we should get, say, 50mb free? Then if you pay you get access to the other 100mb!

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As for copy protection, why don't devs let the copy prote...

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As for copy protection, why don't devs let the copy protected saves be copied but upon doing so, make the sensetive bits that they want to protect encrypted and unreadable? Problemo solved!:smileywink:

 

Edit - Urgh. Just typed this on ps3. Gave it a title by accident!

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