Ha! Yesterday, PlayStation 4 firmware upgraded itself to version 4.50. I usually couldn’t care less of any such release on any device, but 4.50 added support for external hard drives. The timing couldn’t have been better, as just last month I finally ran out of storage space. I got my PS4 two and a half years ago and the very first thing I did was to replace its 500GB hard drive with a 2TB one. It has served me well for all this time but just like with every console that supports upgradeable storage space, no amount is ever enough. Sure, I could just delete games of the past but as anyone belonging to the species Gamius Sapiens, that’s something you do only to subconsciously regret it five minutes later. Since storage space is cheap, I preferred to spend less than a hundred bucks on a cute little Seagate 2TB USB3 drive. The new firmware instantly recognized it, formatted it as extended storage for PS4, and it now looks like I can spend another 2-3 years without storage woes. Yay!
It’s a pity that acquiring more time isn’t as straightforward as acquiring more space. While I’m still head over heels in Yakuza 0, backlog just keeps on growing. I picked up the highly acclaimed Horizon: Zero Dawn mostly to support a totally new big budget IP but as for everything else, I’m just being an annoying trash panda going through bargain bins for my kicks. The Evil Within, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Watch Dogs 2, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, and Dragon Quest Builders are all games that struck me as semi-interesting but way too expensive to grab at full price. Thankfully we live in such a hectic world that by the time the mainstream rushes off to devour the next Big Thing, the prices of past such experiences plummet. So, those are games that might be covered in this blog. Eventually.