I’m sure many of you either heard or actually experienced the blackout that hit Singapore just now.
During my usual round of “kaypoh”ing about which areas were affected and which were not, I encountered some interesting stories about people who were playing games when suddenly everything went black. They would then curse at the power supply. What would be even funnier would be people who decided to go on marathon sessions (hence ignoring save points and all) only to have all their progress destroyed by the blackout. Don’t we all feel for them?
Then again, since the blackout didn’t happen to me, I feel rather tempted to take a “not in my backyard” mentality. So let us all just remember that saving games is rather important, even with the autosave functions that many games build in nowadays. If you don’t want to save games, get an uninterruptible power supply. But you’ll have to save anyhow since it only supplies power for a short while.