For anyone big into iOS it gets clear pretty quickly that anything can happen to your purchases. I'm not going to rant about the deceptive things that happen or just how games get broken. Most of us know the instability of any ios game purchase and have heard it all before. My collection easily is in the multi-thousands of games and backing up games to my PC through iTunes just got a bit too crazy as I'd save old versions of stuff to be safe. Well this weekend I took about 300 gigs worth of games (about 4000 backups) and dug through them all deleting anything I didn't know what it was or that I just didn't care about and kept only the stuff I knew I wanted and loved. I had already done an initial purge several months back where I deleted mainly extra versions of very large games. This time though I went through everything I had backed up regardless of size. Most games I kept just one version but a few I kept many versions. The end result is about 25 gigs worth of games and a couple of apps saved and 275gigs of games deleted for good! I think I now have backed up about 100 games. It was the most refreshing harddrive cleanout I've done in a while. To get rid of garbage games, stuff that had no meaningful impact, and to stop collecting this stuff is a giant burden lifted off my shoulders. Yes, I no longer backup my games (haven't backed anything up in over a year and a half) but I've also sort of given up on iOS as a gaming platform for purchases. I think I've spent $15 over the past year and a half and several of those games ended up filled with ads or turned freemium. Sure there are some good games but getting out of the weekly cycle made me realize just how rare the really great games were and how easy it was to get caught up in the hype each Wednesday. I'm not completely done with iOS, if the right games came out I'd seriously consider grabbing an itunes card and go shopping... as is though my backlog is too massive to buy more games on the platform so it would take something amazing to get my money (another Goblin Sword, 9th Dawn, Traps & Gemstones, Aliens Vs Humans, Mecho Wars, Cytus, or Cavern could force my wallet open). So if there is anyone else contemplating a cleanout, just do it. It may seem crazy but just sort everything alphabetically and go letter by letter and you'll get there. Just ask yourself, "do I love this game" or "do I want to save this" or "why am I saving this"? It made deleting garbage much easier once I started slecting 600 games at a time and then scrolling through the list and de-selecting any keepers and then delete anything still selected when I got done and then move on to another selection of games. I easily put an hour into it (maybe more) and it was completely worth it because some games I really wanted to keep so a full purge would have been bad. Especially some of the Gameloft stuff that is no longer on the store (yet will still play on an old iPod I have). So doing a full purge of all ios backups would have been neglectful to a lot of great purchases. I'll be honest, I was kind of scared to do the work. I thought it would be mind numbing but it was surprisingly exciting to watch the gigs and gigs of games get deleted and see those shining gems pop through the massive mess. Heck it helped me remember several games I loved to pieces and wouldn't want to part with. Anyway I wanted to post something somewhere about it. This seemed like the most appropriate place. I hope everyone still here is doing well. I occasionally check in because the community here was such a huge part of my time when I took the iOS market very seriously.