History of Game Saves (According to me)

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I started playing games in the late 80s and early 90s. There was a time, in my early days of gaming, when there was no save data. Each time you played a game you would start from the same point — the beginning. Games were smaller back then.

Of course, there were ways to “save” back then, which included leaving your NES turned on until your next time playing. This also sometimes meant hiding your NES from your family, making sure they wouldn’t turn it off and kill your “save.” I remember countless times where I was trying to get through a game and my mom said it was time to leave, so I just left my NES running. This was before sleep/rest mode.

Today, there are games that allow you to pause and save at any point. Other games are continuously saving data as you play. Some games require…

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