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    Backing up PS3 saves through USB

    So, most of my newest game saves cannot be saved to a flash drive. The only copy option that shows up now is the PS+ Online Storage, meaning I have to be a PS+ subscriber just to backup most of my game save files. Not sure who is behind this new development, but I just wanted to thank the responsible party(s) for the **** move.


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    Do name all of those copy protected save games, so that we know what companies are to blame for it.
    Some of the known offenders
    - BF3
    - Killzone 2
    - Mass Effect 2
    - Red Faction G&A
    - Crysis 1
    - Mercenaries 2
    Almost everyone will say: buy console that has games that you want, and those who say otherwise are ignorant.

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    Alternatively you can back up all your saves to an external USB drive with the backup/restore function and possibly just have a solid record of all the files that you can re install in case of a fatal drive issue. The locked save files have been a pain in the butt for years and some developers do from time to time unlock them.I suppose your only hope is to start lobbying for unlocked saves as I really dont understand the point of locking them at all.
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    Yeah I used to back up my saves on a usb but after a couple years almost every game made that impossible. The worst one for me was Demon's Souls. Losing everything after my first PS3 died.

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    this has been the case the a long time backing up to a usb you can do most games like cod and stuff. some sony games you cant.
    but just get a month of plus and save it to there severs or use a hard drive

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    Sony is not the one to blame here. Devs lock game saves to prevent cheating the trophy system and such.

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    Actualyl, ive had really no problem with this. When my fat 80 gig started to go on me last november (just after uncharted and skyrim released grrrr) i was able to back up the save files from UC3, Skyrim, Mass Effect 2, mlb the show, and God of War 3. At least, im pretty sure i was able to back up ME2.


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    So far the only games I know that are copy right in my list are.....

    Mercs 2
    Deux Ex: Human Revolution
    KillZone 2
    Mass Effect 2 (profile save only games saves like story progression are fine)
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    My locked games:

    Fat Princess
    The Walking Dead
    Silent Hill Downpour
    Heavy Rain
    Lollipop Chainsaw
    Spec Ops: The Line
    Kick-Ass
    Mass Effect 2 (profile)
    ...and, of course, Demon's Souls & Dark Souls


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    I was able to back up most of my collection to an external before my phatty kicked the bucket, save for a few locked titles. It's becoming more of a pain in the ass cuz it seems like the newer titles are following this path.

    I don't purchase a whole lot on the store so PS+ didn't ever seem worth it to get for cloud saves. I'm guessing the trend might continue next gen making it necessary to save files to Sony servers..

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    this is so annoying , i want to make my back up of dark souls and demon souls for formating the HD

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