I donâ€™t consider myself a hoarder, but I can imagine some people would say otherwise about me. I do tend to â€œhold onâ€ to things a lot longer than most from time to time. Although Iâ€™ve recently backed off a bit with that habit. Or, at least, put a limit on what Iâ€™ll consider.
Then thereâ€™s the digital side to hoarding. How many hard drives of old systems Iâ€™m keeping around cause I need a file maybe down the road at some point. Then thereâ€™s the games aspect of that and a backlog that is, digitally, bigger than any amount of physical games I have ever owned in my life…combined.
Itâ€™s a lot of stuff. Stuff that…isnâ€™t always guaranteed to be there. Paid for or free, it wonâ€™t last forever. But itâ€™ll probably outlast me, and thatâ€™s really all it needs to do, I suppose.
Unless I bought any of those games on the PS3, Vita, or PSP. Sony seems to be shutting down those store fronts. And weâ€™re not exactly sure why but it probably has to do with money. Now, I have no real idea what Iâ€™ll be losing because of this, and Iâ€™m not all that concerned, but there are other people who might depend on this for their games. Not yet having moved over to the PS4, or only ever had a PSP or Vita for whatever reason. Iâ€™m also sure that list is small and probably whatever that group of people is putting into the stores doesnâ€™t exceed what it takes to maintain them.
Still, my point being, these digital copies wonâ€™t last forever. And if it suddenly ends in your lifetime, whatâ€™ll you do?
In the meantime, Ubisoft, itâ€™s been 2,777 days since the last Splinter Cell release (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise or VR exclusive).
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