Pixelitis.net writer Patrick Kulikowski shares his history of being a victim to losing game saves and the frustration that follows it.
Game saves. If you play tons of games you'll find these tufts of data incredibly precious. Hours upon hours of game progress stuck inside a little CR2032 battery (for us 80s and 90s gamers), memory cards, hard drives, etc.
Many of us take this now-simple technology for granted. They made the save passwords of yore obsolete, although you would still see several games utilize passwords for a long time afterward.
With saving game progress comes the inevitable kick in the pants: some sort of phenomenon (be it a glitch, power-outage or that evil little brother) that happens to take your precious hours and erase them from the world forever. The phenomenon then leads into something that can only be regarded as the game save woes. These are his stories.