Sometimes I do miss the absolute glut of tie in merchandise that accompanies a big release. The vast majority of it was completely useless, and we certainly do get armies of little black eyed vinyl figures now, but it’s nothing compared to the sheer consumerist avalanche that went along with anything with a marketing budget and a character they could put on a lunch box. What is nice, however, is finding a piece of merchandise that is actually practical rather than a shameless promotion, like a hard drive.
The fine folks at Seagate, notable consumer storage mavens, have released a 2 terabyte external game drive alongside The Last of Us Part 2, optimized to work specifically with the Playstation 4. This little device is solidly built with the game’s title printed big and bold across its face and a laser etching of Ellie’s simple foliage tattoo. It looks great, feels sturdy, and is smaller than a cell phone, so perfect to cart around should you ever want to rearrange your living room or show off a game to a friend without having to wait on a lengthy download. It utilizes a USB 3.0 connection, so you should be able to get a solid and speedy connection with whatever you jack this drive into.
It’s a good drive to have and certainly nice to look at but at its current price and Next Gen consoles looming around the corner, there are better options available.