Just when you think things are working in your favor, some bulls**t happens that kicks you in the nuts and laughs at your misery.
I've had an 80GB PS3 now for three and a half years, and overtime there's no secret that with the amount of games I own for it as well as those that I traded for something new that it would need some additional space. Plus with the Christmas holiday on the horizon I could go for some new games on my PS3, Wii and 3DS. Truth be told, I like all of my systems equally (even though I haven't played some of my games in a long time) and never liked another console over the other.
Nevertheless, since 2008, I have been doing CAW Montages on YouTube. For those who don't know what CAW means, it's Create-A-Wrestler for all wrestling games on any console. 2009 was when I bought a PS3 to continue onward to a new generation of CAW making as well as play some of the games that the PS3 had to offer. 2010 is when I went for story-based CAW Montages which work well, yet it takes away some of my gaming time with the amount of effort I put into them. It's a bit sucky especially when I have new games in my arsenal or older games that I have to finish but the effort is worth it when I know people watch and enjoy my stuff.
Now, WWE '13 is over the horizon and with this being the final weekend before it is released, I bought a 320GB hard drive on Wednesday. Now I backed up everything on my PS3 from game saves to music to a USB flash drive whereas the copy-prohibited saves are safely protected and placed in my PS+ cloud folder and from reading a lot of information online, replacing these things would've been easy as pie. I had prepared for everything except for one minor detail: the latest system update, which was given to me on an SD-card reader.
BOY was I wrong. I did everything according to the official Sony website and I was getting all the messages to tell me that I was doing everything right.......until I tried to format the hard drive is when things went downhill. Before it was formatting, it asked me to place the storage device that had the system update in it and out of the blue, the console told me after formatting once that it could not read the device. I found it weird so I tried to format it again which got me to the system update window...........and NEVER moved from there even after I had it running for 12+ hours. So I shut the PS3 down and tried again. Got the same problem AGAIN. I got fed up and placed my PS3 in a bag bound for a gaming store that I knew could fix my problem.
It only got worse for me when I went down there. For starters, my new hard drive apparently CRASHED in the middle of either the formatting or updating hence the reason I could never get past a blank system update screen. So they placed another one that was twice as small (160GB) and that didn't help matters either. My PS3 made some strange noises and told me that it could read the even SMALLER hard drive, nor would putting my old drive back in make it work either.
As of right now, I am not in a good mood. My PS3 is down, I can't continue what I like to do on YouTube and the possibility of having to buy a new PS3 may be the worst thing to happen for me cause with this economy and me struggling with money (well everyone of us are) I may not be able to afford one at a moment's notice. I still have my Wii and 3DS, yes, but someone is borrowing the 3DS AND has nearly all of my Wii games (mostly my favorite ones) which leaves a big damper on my gaming sessions. This would, of course, make me even more upset cause something that was SUPPOSE to be so easy to do by yourself went wrong and I had nothing to do with it.
There is some hope. They're going to try and repair the hard drive sectors before they try to reinstall the system update on Monday. Right now I am hoping things work out for me. Cause if it doesn't, I can't do what I wanted to do on YouTube since WWE '12 came out. I had to cancel one montage because my old laptop went down and I could not record anything for over six months and I do not want to have to cancel the 2013 one because my PS3 refuses to be upgraded.