I didn’t see it coming. Anyone who follows Nick Kyme’s blog will know that he and I have been engaging in a few online gaming sessions recently (his first trip into the world of online gaming). Last weekend, it was Unreal Tournament 3. Top fun!
Well, that’s on hold now. My Playstation3 just rendered itself utterly useless. It won’t read any kind of disk whatsoever. Great!
It happened during Angels and Demons. Just over halfway into the movie, BLAM! The drive died. I think I took it fairly calmly. Nothing else in the room was destroyed. Now I have to send the busted machine in to Sony, who are charging me 9,000 yen to sort out their mess. Yeah, I said their mess. The word on the web is that a recent firmware update caused drive issues in original 20Gb and 60Gb PS3s. Not really sure if that’s the whole truth, but it had better not be.
Anyway, gaming on hiatus for now. Just as well, really. I’ve a Deathwatch short story to write for Fear the Alien. Yup, that’s right. More Talon Squad on the way. Keep watching this space.