These are dark times -- if you're paranoid about losing hours of game progress. Some users have reported
an unusual save glitch in the PlayStation 3 version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
. Affected players report being prompted with a message upon startup, which reads, "Save file corrupt, will now overwrite, press X to continue." Needless to say, pressing X leads to grim results.
Konami has acknowledged the problem -- which it says is restricted to a small number of users -- and promised a patch is en route to eradicate erroneous erasure. We'll let you know when we hear a firm release date, and recommend you keep a backup of your save file on a USB drive in the meantime.