When I brought PS3 last March, (a GTA4 bundle), my thoughts were that a 40 gig machine would suffice for a long, long time. ‘Nope, no point getting a 60 gig PS3, I already have a pristine PS2’, kept running through my head when I was weighing up what PS3 SKU to buy. The fact that the 40 gig one came with a free game (Burnout Paradise), AND, was a hundred pounds cheaper, sealed the deal. I whipped out my credit card, paid for my black beauty and set off for a year of wonderful gaming.
Fast forward a year later, and this is the reality:
You might think eight gigs of space is enough, but what you don’t know that 10 minutes prior to this picture, the amount of free space was less than a gig, the reason? Well, we have the wonderful, yet absolutely-glitched-to-the-smucking-eyeballs Fallout 3 to thank for that. After amassing a fortune of, about, ten thousands caps just by tracking down ninety-nine locations, adding them to the Geomapper module, it’s safe to say I was one happy crazy-ass Muslim. ‘One more to go‘, I thought.
Once I tracked down the final location, I was greeted with an inordinate number of blasted Deathclaws.
Yeah, I discovered Old Olney, host to the biggest clusterf*** of Deathclaws you’ll ever see in the game. After I uttered the words BOLY SMIDT (but in a stronger, more foul term) in seeing my danger indicator light up with red bars, I prayed to God (Allah in my case) and shot off like a cheetah with a rocket up it’s arse in the opposite direction, hoping that no Deathclaws were behind me. I was so, so, so wrong, they were a total of FOUR GODFORSAKEN BEASTS behind me, and yup, I was wearing the slow as hell power armour, that‘s what being safe gets you in the game. ‘Fmusck it’ (nope, not a typo, *wink*) I said to myself, out came the flamer and I dealt absolute fiery justice.
Glad with myself for not dying a terrible death, I decided to fast travel to Tenpenny tower, (third play through, busy being a evil badass) and get some well earned rest and change my equipment. I slept, changed my stuff and prepared to face the unforgiving waste land once again. When upon seeing the wooden elevator doors, I cracked a smile and looked forward to the fact that thousands of caps were just minutes away, approached the doors, pressed X and, walla, the loading screen came up.
BOOM, the loading screen froze, ‘Aw, great, stupid glitches’ I thought. If you have played the game, then you’d know how the game freezes and then un-freezes a hell of a lot of times, and in this case I thought the game screen would just load up as it always has done. Nope, it didn’t, so I re-booted the game, and went to my save once again, same thing, it froze: third time, same, fourth time, same, fifth, six, up to twenty times I did this, with no avail. There I was, stuck two hundred feet up, last manual save twenty, yes TWENTY hours ago, facing the certainty that I just wasted 80 hours of my life.
Yeah, I nearly was crying, like this:
At that point I was seconds away from smashing my head onto my coffee table and ending my suffering, instead of doing that, I decided that the game crapped out it’s final glitch and ended my time with it, permanently. Pressed the PS button, quitted the game and deleted the vile save data from my HDD. I wasn’t angry, far from it, just annoyed and disappointed at Bethesda somehow riddling such an awesome game with so, so many bugs.
It’ easy to overlook most of the glitches, because Fallout 3 is such a wonderful, incredible game. I sank over a hundred hours into that game, and loved every minute of it. After MGS4, and without a shadow of a doubt, it’s my most loved game of this generation, but that does not give it the excuse to simply stop working like that. I understand Bethesda made a game of epic proportions, and bugs are to be expected, but one so severe that it destroys your chance to play it? Sorry, truly, but in this generation, with the massive budgets and awesome technology, that should simply not be a scenario. I love to think that as a gamer, I deserve better and expect, at least, a game that works till the very end.
After a deep, calming breath, a nice glass of fruit smoothie, the next logical step in my Fallout 3 purification was to delete the game data. I thought it would be good to check how much space I would free up and went to check my system space.
Less than a gig, my jaw dropped, here’s me thinking that I still have four gigs free. My mind pondered about all of the possible reasons where those four gigs went. ‘CLICK’, a light turned on top of my head and on inspection of my music folder, realized that, idiotically, I forgot that I transferred my music collection onto my PS3. There and then I decided to upgrade my PS3. So, off I went to the internet, and placed an order for my future HDD.
Little text, lots of pictures time:
The new kid on the block. 320 gig, awesome!
The Oldtimer, like a certain bearded samurai here on Dtoid (JK, much love Jimbo)
My reaction after trying, very unsuccessfully for over four hours, to change the HDD. At that point, I decided that I’ll just go to a guy I know who owns a computer shop, and let him deal with the confounded screws.
52 inch HDTV,YES
Favorite theme redownloaded, YESSSSSSSSS
250+ gigs? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Sadly, the PS3 only recognizes up to three hundered gigs, and then uses 20 or 30 gigs for it's own use, guess you can't win them all!
Now here’s a song that says just how happy I am, hope you like:
Have a nice day/night, guys/gals :)
P.S Sorry for not replying back to any comments, I'm probably be asleep when this is published, thats how tired I am.