I get the PS3/360 versions, but I don't get bumping the Wii U version back.
I thought Rayman Origins didn't do very well on current gen platforms. It seems like they could have build mindshare by having Legends known as one of the best games on Wii U (instead of a sequel to a failed platformer on the other consoles).
On a related note, I seem to remember reading somewhere that migrating a previous install of Windows 7 to an SSD makes a difference in speed (compared to it being on a regular drive), but also that doing a fresh install allows for some kind of SSD specific setting that makes a much, much bigger difference. Does anyone know if that's the case, or if I just misread something/imagined the whole thing?
Based on what I've been reading, you are not imagining things.
Windows (even crappy Vista which I'm running) is smart enough to know when you've installed an SSD. Windows 7 has native SSD-specific settings. (Something related to "TRIM", which I have yet to research for myself in detail.)
If you're just moving an existing installation to an SSD, I bet you're not getting the pre-configured goodness of Windows 7 setting itself up for you in the SSD context with all of the right settings.
I need to get a permanent external HDD for Steam backups and stuff. Deleting something and then realizing that you want to play it a few days later is a pain.
This was exactly the scenario I was in with Dragon Age: Origins. It was an absurd 25 GB I didn't want to download again but also didn't want on my drive.
Unfortunately barely any of my non-Valve games transferred properly to my new HDD. When I tried to "verify cache" (whatever that means) Steam just sat there. I had to delete and reinstall a few games (Tribes, Super Monday Night Combat, Super Meat Boy, etc.)
You have inspired me good sir!! I had about 50 games installed. Just deleted half of them!!
Yeah, I wiped a ton because I hear a less-full SSD is a better-performing SSD and I only got a 120 GB'er (since I was trying to make this a minor cost-effective upgrade).
The big wipe was dumping the 25 GB Dragon Age: Origins install out to my external HDD.
Anything with Steam Cloud I was comfortable just wiping out. I think I might make a new rule for myself where I only buy games with Steam Cloud moving forward so I don't have to worry about manually managing saves when I wipe the games off my drive.