Well, since today is Friday, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to talk about one of my favorite hobbies, the Xbox 360. Now I am not a professional gamer by any means, but I have to admit that even at my age I still enjoy a good game and play online with my friends.
Now, considering that your Xbox, in essence, is a computer designed to play and store your game data, have you ever considered backing up your game? I have to be honest here, I never really thought about that question until I had a big problem with a bug in one of my favorite games.
Gears of War 3, the third game in the Epic Games series, is a lot of fun for me, with a lot of achievements to be won with a lot of play. In fact, he was ready to rank up for the fourth time in the game with all the achievements earned, all the ribbons and collectibles, and 90 percent of the Onyx medals earned over nearly 8 months of play just to have everything would disappear. for a glitch in the game.
Epic is aware of the issue that seems to be more prevalent in split screen play than single player. The game crashes arbitrarily and you are forced to restart the Xbox to start playing. Unfortunately, when this happens, the saved game information left on the servers is erased and the game restarts the game from the beginning. You can imagine how incredibly frustrating this is after you’ve worked so long to get every aspect of the game to be erased in a single moment.
What’s even more frustrating is knowing that Epic is aware of the problem and never had the courtesy to tell any of its loyal fans of the series that they were aware of the problem. The only statement I have seen regarding this from Epic on a blog is that they are aware of the problem and are patient while they investigate the matter. Well that was over two months ago and there is still no solution.
My point of all of this is simply this. If you don’t back up your game, you should start backing up now. Saving to your hard drive is not the answer, as many of today’s games save game information on their servers with no way to retrieve it. Xbox live offers a free backup to anyone who purchases a Gold membership called “Cloud” or you can even use a memory card that conveniently plugs into a USB port on the front of your Xbox.