You've just sat down to play one of your favorite games for the PS3 (Grand Theft Auto, maybe?). You insert the disc and wait for it to load, but then, disaster strikes. The game disc has been scratched and is no longer playable. Looks like you'll need some new plans for the evening.
The situation described is one of many reasons you should copy your PS3 games. PlayStation 3 games often cost in excess of $ 60, and replacement costs for damaged discs add up. An unfortunate fact of gaming is that no matter how careful you are with the game media, over time wear and tear does, can, and likely will occur.
Up until several months ago, copying PS3 games was a real chore and required use of a PC with special hardware installed. The process to backup the games was complicated being that copy protections built into the individual games had to be cracked or bypassed. Very few people were able to successfully create a playable copy of a game. That has all changed now.
Feature rich software has been developed for use on both PC and Mac that allows even the most casual gamer to effortlessly make a copy of their entire video game collection using nothing more than the click of a mouse. The software functions by reading the original game disc and copying the contents of the disc into system memory. Once there, the copy protection, if any, built into the game disc is analyzed and bypassed if necessary. A copy of the disc can then be made.