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A hint to the clueless,
This review is from: PlayStation 2 Console Slim - Black (Video Game)
For all of you clueless adults out there: you must purchase a memory card or the kids can't save their games and have to start over from the very beginning, which can be tedious. My daughter played continuously for hours on end, sleepy-eyed even in the day or so following Christmas (before we purchased a memory card), simply because when she turned the game off, it would be lost forever. Save your children. Buy a memory card.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2008 6:41:54 PM PST
Yup a memory card is definitely a good idea. If you don't own one or the one you have is full, just pause the game and leave the console powered on. It is not very power hungry, 45W max I think so leave it on and go to sleep. My friend used to do this on a regular basis so I know for sure it is safe.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2008 6:29:33 PM PST
Sometimes it can be safe, but there are definitely a few stories going around about game consoles frying after being left on for too long. Memory cards are pretty cheap, so it's a lot better to be safe than sorry.
Posted on Dec 3, 2008 1:28:03 PM PST
Posted on Mar 14, 2009 9:14:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 14, 2009 9:15:23 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2009 12:21:15 PM PDT
Useful and funny review, great job. Also, if you care about losing your saved games, you can always back them up. Also, third party memory cards are generally cheaper. In a way, it also has its pluses compared to current generations and PCs that the consoles can break or you can take the card to a friend's house, and you will still have your saves.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009 7:36:47 PM PDT
Manuel Vega-villa says:
can you use something else to save games? other than the 8mb memor card? maybe like a 8g memory card duo like they have for psp?
Posted on Dec 4, 2009 10:28:07 AM PST
Good advice for parents who've never played video games or purchased video game consoles before.
I've been playing videos since I was a kid so of course I pay attention to that sort of thing.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2010 9:24:29 AM PDT
Posted on Jul 12, 2010 3:54:29 PM PDT
Jeremy Craig Green says:
Posted on Dec 22, 2010 10:34:08 AM PST
Saeed Rezaei says:
Yes, but when I bought a Playstation 2, the memory card came shipped with it. I didn't buy it from Amazon though. It was at Fry's years ago!