By Kyle Stewart
Days after the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I started on my journey through the game. Video game company Bethesda Softworks once again delivered an amazing gaming experience, which kept me busy for 6 months and more than 100 hours of play time. With so much time invested in developing my character and completing quests, I would sometimes wonder what would happen if my Xbox 360 suddenly experienced the dreaded red ring of death. If for some reason I had a hardware failure or needed to upgrade my gaming platform, it’s very likely I would have had to start my journey through Skyrim over. At the very least, it would have been a challenging task to bring my saved game files to a new device.
PC gamers also experience this same frustration when they own more than one computer. An installed copy on one computer doesn’t share saved game files with a copy on another computer. The same loss of game files happens when a PC is replaced with a newer model, which happens quite often for gamers on the cutting edge. What is needed is a way to automatically back up game files to a safe location and sync with other gaming devices. Cloud storage is the perfect platform to solve this problem. (more…)