Yes, it happens to the best of us. You work so hard on a game for so long, and one day, while your out, you little brother, or sister as my case was, goes into your room and deletes your files. Man, that sucks! Trust me, I know the feeling, I really do!
Being the oldest of two kids, by eight years, I always found my sister going into my room and playing my PS1 games. It pissed me off so much. And the reason why is not because I didn’t want her playing with my brand new PSOne, I didn’t want her messing with my files on my memory card. So, I would sets traps, and hide my memory cards just so I could save the golden stuff that was inbeded into each one of those mini-chips that made that memory card up.
Before long, I would forget to move the memory card. After long nights of playing Final Fantasy 7 or Smackdown 2: Know Your Role, I would forget to take memory card out of the PS and hide it away. After you do it for so long, it becomes like second nature, right? I mean, think about it. How hard is it to just put your stuff up? Your parents are always telling you to keep your stuff out of the reach of younger kids. This right here is a perfect reason why you should/would listen to your parents…
I can remember back one day, after having about nine years on Smackdown 2:KYR, I forgot to put the memory card up. My sister loved playing my wrestling games on my PS. Like I said, I had nine seasons/years into that game (and for anyone that remembers that game should remember how freaking hard it was to make it through one…let alone NINE!). And also, like I said, I was eight years older then she was, so I was getting out of school later then she was.
After my mother told me that my sister wouldn’t be allowed in my room and wouldn’t be allowed to touch my stuff, I found my memory card…deleted! I ran into my sister’s room, who was only like seven or eight at the time, and gave her an ear full! I ran downstairs and told my mom. She asked, “Now, how do you know that she was in your room?” I pulled out my memory card and told her that all my files and data was gone from it. She replayed, “Now, how do you know that it was her, and not the PlayStation, like it did before?” (My PlayStation had deleted my files and screwed up my limited edition Laura Croft Memory card once when a prong from a PSOne controller broke off into the controller port, frying everything).
I told her that I knew it was her, and that she even admitted to it (which was a lie, but my sister was never good at lying). So my mother called my sister downstairs and questioned her about it. My sister came out withe the truth and was grounded. GROUNDED! That was all? She deleted my memory card! For a gamer, that is like taking out a piece of your brain and eating it, knowing you will never get it back. I wanted more! I wanted…I didn’t know what I wanted, but I didn’t think being grounded was good enough. Heck, she never went out of her room! But then it got better…but not for me.
As my sister was standing there, crying her little blue eyes out, the REAL truth came out. Not only had she went into my room, and not only had she messed with my games and PS, and not ONLY did she delete my memory card data, but my mother TOLD her it was OK to go into MY room and play MY games on MY PLAYSTATION! I was shocked! I was in aw. I couldn’t believe what I just heard. My own monther who told me that my sister wasn’t ever allowed into my room told her it was ok to do so, and in a odd turn of events, pretty much allowed my sister to delete my files.
The rest is a blur as I pretty much went into an ALL CAPS RAGE!!!!! on both of them.
The lesson of this story, PUT YOUR THINGS UP WHERE LITTLE KIDS CAN’T MESS WITH THEM!!! Also, I would like to add that I think that now that most game systems have HDD installed in them already, and either can’t be removed or is just a hassle to remove them, should have some sort of code that prevents the deletion or changing of files. Also, I would like add that I believe that there should be some sort of locking system put in place that makes a user input a unlock code to play on a profile. I know the 360 doesn’t have this. And with three kids (two of which loves playing games on my 360) and a wife that has little know-how when it comes to stuff like this, it would help me out a ton when making sure that they are not on my profile when they play games.
I also have a more recent story on how my 3 year old deleted all my music from my 360 HDD one day…yeah, not a happy camper that night! But that is for another time. Well, you know what time it is…
XBL Gamer Tag: R0ck R0berts
So…there you go. Until next time…Keep ya Game 0n