...and it happened to me. I came home one afternoon to find that someone had broken into my house.
PS3 gone. Games, gone. Controllers, gone. Computer, gone. Jewellery, Gone. DVDs, Gone.
My lil' PS3 has been kidnapped. She was a good kid, never wanting any trouble. She was bought, not liked, shelved, lent out and then shelved again. I got hold of her, cleaned her up and got her running on full HDMI. I kept her dusted, cleaned, updated, etc.
Some Lowlife has taken her and she's gone...
My suggestion for all of you, PS3 players, 360 brethren, etc...back up your save data! do it now. Go and download it to some external drive as if you get the YLOD or RLOD, you're done. If someone takes your system, you're done too.
I'm looking at all of my progress on games I like to go back to, and I can't. For one, I don't have em (gone!) and as well, the data is on the machine.
So, why is this the 2nd worst thing that could happen? Well, I figure that the worst thing is that your machine just punks out and you have no recourse. Luckily the house insurance will cover it. But to have a baby that doesn't work and you are left just the carcass, I think that's worse.
Just my thoughts.
GO AND UPLOAD YOUR GAME DATA TO A SAFE PLACE. DO IT NOW. GO!