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The "Gaming Backlog of Shame" competition

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited Jan 2013 in Backlog of Shame
With the absurdity of Steam sales and amazing deals to be had with all the Bundles, I know that a bunch of us have completely shameful gaming backlogs of games that we own but have never played or even installed.

I've often wanted to have some kind of tracker or tool to keep track of my backlog. Mine is absolutely shameful (not helped by the fact that I either just keep playing TF2, or running through the same few games over and over again), and it extends far beyond PC games on Steam. I have PLAYSTATION 2 games that were bought brand new that are still in the shrinkwrap. I gave in long ago and admitted that maybe I am a video game collector more than I'm a player.

At any rate, I'm proposing a bit of friendly competition.

Let's work on completing our gaming backlogs on Steam. Stop playing the same games you always play (Ahem, Jackieskyrim), and let's all crack into our library of games we've never played or finished. I propose we go through the list in the most painful and awkward fashion possible—alphabetically—and are not allowed to move to the next game until we are finished (or for games with no ending, 10 hours have been put in/achievements earned).

Obviously we won't all be on the same playing field since we'll all have wildly various gaming libraries, but this will be an endurance/painfest for many of us (I'm looking at you, @mertesn and @winfrey), so we can't "race to the end" or anything like that.

To participate, create an ALLITERATIVELY TITLED THREAD in the Gaming Backlog of Shame forum, with your username (see others for examples), along with a list of games you need to play. You get a badge for participating and another badge for completion.

When you are done with a game, cross it off your list, and write a paragraph or a couple of sentences (a mini-review) of your experience with the game you just beat. Others can egg us on, because there are going to be some painful games... but it doesn't matter how much a game sucks... JUST DO IT (I am REALLY not looking forward to SpaceChem. I am TERRIBLE at that game).

I'm going to start with a game I own on TWO platforms (PS3 and PC), but have never played. Alice: Madness Returns.

Who's in?

//update: Tushon has given a helpful method for listing your games:
To list all your games (you can then subtract whichever ones you want:
-http://steamcommunity.com/id/ YOUR NAME HERE /games?tab=all&xml=1
-Save that file to your desktop or w/e
-Open excel, (turn on developer tools in options), click on developer, import XML. Hit OK on the box
-It will create a bunch of drop down boxes automatically, so you can filter out the ones who already qualify or self filter by deleting rows then copy and paste that column into your personal thread.

Your Steam profile has to be public for this to work
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Comments

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    I'm in.
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    I got barely any games at all, dunno whatchoo talkin' 'bout.

    I've played a lot of AaAaAA!!! A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, so I guess i'll start with Adventures of Shuggy.
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    Me? Mine will be relatively easy. I have to finish Bastion, World of Goo, Trine, Trine 2, Machinarium, Half life 2 episodes 1 and 2, Torchlight, aaaaaand Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis.

    I guess this means I'll be finishing Bastion this week.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    I'll do this. It's always so hard for me to decide what game to play next in my backlog, why not alphabetical?

    Are we just supposed to play our real backlog of games we bought because we wanted to play them, or do we also have to play the plethora of games that were, say, part of a package deal, and so we only got them incidentally?

    The first game in my backlog, either way is AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome
    BetsyD
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    all of them is my interpretation of alphabetically and brian saying "I am not looking forward to ____ because I suck at it"
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    84 games that I would have to complete. Some of these have game play lengths exceeding 50 hours.

    I will never complete this.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    YES. ALL OF THEM. IT HAS TO HURT. This is punishment for our gaming excesses! This decadent gaming lifestyle of ours deserves a comeuppance! We desire the pain!
    UPSLynxCreeperbane2Sliquid
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    I'm so glad I didn't end up owning AaaaAaaaAAa somehow...
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Oh gawd I just remembered Audiosurf. UGH.
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian

    Oh gawd I just remembered Audiosurf. UGH.

    Play your entire music library?

    I'm really glad I don't have it I don't want to play a music game for 50 days straight.
    primesuspect
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    I really think we should require that everyone who wants to participate use Raptr so that we can track achievements and completions. For games that offer an achievement for beating it, that should be the one to get. For games that don't have an ending, let's just go with a 10 hour minimum investment.

    Raptr Gamercard
  • timuchantimuchan Fishers, IN Icrontian
    Dear God. Brian, what have you done??? I just checked my profile and it said "view and search 224 games". I choose to ignore any F2Ps that are obviously inflating that number. I'm going to regret this. Challenge accepted?!
    primesuspect
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian


    I can't play that game for 10 hours. It's meaningless drivel.
    BobbyDigi
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    Raptr Gamercard
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    Just speed run it @CB. It can be beaten way faster than 10 hours.
    primesuspect
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    Does this include games we have played but never beaten or played for more than an hour or more?

    EDIT: Oh wait yes it does...make that 138 games...
    primesuspect
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Yes
    primesuspect
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    OH CB, COME ON YOU BIG BABY
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    Dammit this is such a good idea and I'm going to hate every minute of it. How is that even possible?

    3 platforms for me. Shit.

    Edit: 4. My Vita. Hell.
    primesuspect
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    How do I "lol" this post forever?
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited 2 Jan
    Well, I'm like two hours into Alice: Madness Returns. I spent the first hour just fucking around in Victorian England, listening to all the crazy conversations. A lot of detail went into this game.

    I spent the next hour screwing around trying to get the perfect upskirt shot. I ended up with this:
    image
    Oh, don't get uppity! You know you've done it too!

    Anyways, I think @teramona would like this game:

    image

    Final thought: I am SO glad I have this controller. The jumping stuff would be maddening with the mouse and keyboard.

    TeramonaUPSLynxCreeperbane2
  • Church4252Church4252 K-Pop authority™, Pho King Madison Heights, MI Icrontian
    Raptr Gamercard
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    NiGHTS said:

    Dammit this is such a good idea and I'm going to hate every minute of it. How is that even possible?

    3 platforms for me. Shit.

    Edit: 4. My Vita. Hell.

    Alright, I wasn't going to include console titles, just because that would make this an absolutely insurmountable task for many of us (mostly because me). I have something like 55 console games that I've never played or beaten, and it would take all year just for me to complete those... Plus, they're a lot harder to track. For the purposes of this competition, you can stick to PC titles.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    fuck I'm installing AI War I hate everything why am I doing this why am I going to play all these games

    image
    primesuspectIlriyastimuchan
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    DO IT. FEEL IT. IT HURTS SO GOOD SO BAD
    timuchan
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    For F2P games, 10 hours must be invested! YEP, THAT MEANS CRIMECRAFT, YOU SHITS.

    //edit: oh, it looks like F2P games that you've uninstalled don't show up on your library any more.. WHEW. That means you CrimeCraft and Spiral Knights jags just got off easy.
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    Crimecraft was sooooo bad.


    ...I just looked at my first game. Amnesia. I...why...why wo...
    TushonThraxRahnalH102timuchan
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