By Shakezula84 1 Comments
I had purchased a PS3 the week after they came out. The 60 Gig model. Considering the European release was announced to already be missing some of the backwards compatibility I knew I couldn't wait. I had to get it now before they do the same in America.
I had saved up my money and made the plunge. It was a $600 system and was all mine. I had purchased two games. Resistance and Call of Duty 3 (I had played previous Call of Duty games and liked them, but somehow I had missed the fact this wasn't made by Infinity Ward. I still beat it, but it went right back too the store when I did).
I had missed the Xbox360. I had no desire for one, and having dealt with everyones complaints about it I just didn't want to risk it (I eventually got a cheap 360 straight from Microsoft threw their "Retail Expertzone". It was broken out of the box and within a year red ringed).
A year ago I had started playing online with coworkers on Uncharted 2. That was a wonderful two weeks. On the third week the worst thing possible happened. My PS3 shut itself off and never turned on again.
It hurt and I didn't have the money to either fix or replace my ps3.
I had to make do with my 360 (which at this point had been replaced twice and I had broken down and gotten the red one). I won't lie, that wasn't a great time for me gaming wise.
So I finally have a little extra money (a year later. Last month). I take my PS3 to my local Play N Trade and they say they'll give it a go.
Two weeks later I get the call. It's unrepairable.
What am I to do? I had the money to fix it, not replace it. My wife comes up with the idea of putting one on layaway at kmart. I decide that's probably the best plan.
That's when a friend of mine sends me a message from facebook (after seeing my status about my ps3 never working again). He wants me to have his old 40 gig system. For free.
So I now have a PS3 again. I have to start over with my games, but it's back. And now I have a PlayStation Plus account, and once a week I upload my saves into the clouds.