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The "Gaming Backlog of Shame" competition

primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposalDetroit, 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 Dallas Icrontian
  • 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 Dallas Icrontian
    all of them is my interpretation of alphabetically and brian saying "I am not looking forward to ____ because I suck at it"
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent 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 HumanGarbageDisposal 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!
    UPSLynxCreeperbane2
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    I'm so glad I didn't end up owning AaaaAaaaAAa somehow...
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Oh gawd I just remembered Audiosurf. UGH.
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent 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 HumanGarbageDisposal 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
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    Just speed run it @CB. It can be beaten way faster than 10 hours.
    primesuspect
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent 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 Dallas Icrontian
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal 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 HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    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™, Gundam Meister Madison Heights, MI Icrontian
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal 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 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 HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    DO IT. FEEL IT. IT HURTS SO GOOD SO BAD
    timuchan
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal 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
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    CrimeCraft was so terribad. Who was it that I played through a bunch of shit in that game for hours with? It was for some Steam achievement thing... I think it was @Canti. So bad, so terrible, so many lulz.
    timuchan
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    @teramona there's a level where there are massive, gargantuan teapots floating in the sky, pouring a never-ending stream of tea upon the shattered world. It's teapocalypse.
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian

    @teramona there's a level where there are massive, gargantuan teapots floating in the sky, pouring a never-ending stream of tea upon the shattered world. It's teapocalypse.

    Sounds like someone's been reading my dream journal.

    Cantimidga
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013

    CrimeCraft was so terribad the best. THE BEST.

    image

    image

    Game of all years.





    primesuspecttimuchanUPSLynx
  • brightbright Wind Tunnel Member
    edited Jan 2013
    Backlog:
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Got item, Mr. Face shows up. Hide in corner, my face melting. Mr. Face doesn't leave, stands there like a fooler. Save and Quit.. Chest being weird... send help...
    Brink
    Final Fantasy X-2 on PS2
    Magicka
    Portal 2 Singleplayer
    Skyrim
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic -I've been playing this one recently.
    The Witcher 2
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Smalltime. You have it so easy
    GnomeQueenTushon
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    First game: Age of Empires 3 The COMPLETE FUCKING COLLECTION
    timuchanTheironhand
  • RootWyrmRootWyrm Cleveland, OH Icrontian
    Backlog:

    APB Reloaded
    Audiosurf
    BioShock
    BIT.TRIP BEAT
    Borderlands (SHUT UP)
    Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    Darksiders
    Darksiders II
    DiRP 3
    Half Life: Blue Shift
    Half Life: Opposing Force
    Homefront
    Men of War
    Portal
    Race Driver: GRID
    Red Faction
    Red Faction II
    Red Faction: Armageddon
    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance (I'm being good and not counting SC; played it.)
    Titan Quest
    Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
    Warhammer 40,000 SPES MUHREEN
    Zeit2

    ... ffffffffffffffff-can I just surrender NOW please?
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    lol, I went through my games list and the only games I have not played:

    Darksiders 2
    Nuclear Dawn
    Portal 2
    Magika
    Hitman 2
    Dota

    Now games I have beaten, 16 of the 95 games ;)
  • RahnalH102RahnalH102 the Green Devout New Mexico Icrontian
    edited Jan 2013
    First off, two questions: Does DLC that we have count for finishing? And do new games we get after this get thrown in as well?

    Raptr Gamercard

    Mine is definitely not as painful as I know some of yours are.
    Borderlands 2 - WOO
    Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition - at 14 hours played. I believe I'm 1/4 of the way through, AND it has infinite NewGame+
    Defense Grid: The Awakening - Haven't touched.
    DOTA 2 - Technically I still don't even own this one yet despite input on that particular thread. May be removed.
    Dragon Age: Origins - I'm not sure if I'm unhappy about this one or not.
    Dues Ex: Human Revolution - Gonna be Good!
    Forge - Gonna be Good!
    FLY'N - Haven't touched.
    Garry's Mod - meh
    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved - Gonna be Good!
    Prince of Persia - Almost done with it anyways.
    Sanctum - "aeiou aeiou aeiou FOOTBALL"
    Serious Sam 3: BFE - Gonna be Good!
    Sine Mora - While I have beaten the story on it, that only took like 3 hours and there is still much to do in it.
    Sonic Spinball - FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
    Source Filmmaker - I'mma throw this in here because I want to learn it and who knows what I'll be able to make after just 10 hours.
    Spirits - meh
    TrackMania United - The New Mexico bracket will know PAIN! So will I, as this will create OCD.

    If you feel this list is light I'll add in console/handheld games. I'm mostly okay with this except for my ambivalence to Dragon Age and my fear of trying to complete Spinball.

    Should this be like the "Steam Player's New Year's 'Resolution' List" ?

  • MrTRiotMrTRiot Icrontian
    I'm not looking forward to playing 'zombie the containment puzzler' :-(
  • KoreishKoreish KCMO Icrontian
    I would like for @Pragtastic to go through this challenge. He and his 300+ games on steam.
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    It will take some serious time to compile my entire backlog. The Game's that stick out the most are games that approach classic status that I've never played. Psychonauts is in my Steam library, I've never gotten around to it. A friend of mine has poked me repeatedly to play Dead Space, I started, but never got more than 30 minutes into it, I need to re install and play at some point. Similar on the Wii, I never got into The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, I started it, played about an hour and never went back to it. I may never finish that one.
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Koreish said:

    I would like for @Pragtastic to go through this challenge. He and his 300+ games on steam.

    It's more like 250, sir. What do I look like, an addict?

    UPSLynx
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
  • KoreishKoreish KCMO Icrontian

    Koreish said:

    I would like for @Pragtastic to go through this challenge. He and his 300+ games on steam.

    It's more like 250, sir. What do I look like, an addict?

    So I generously rounded up. Deal with it.
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    I'm in. I want the Bad Hurt. I will begin the challenge with Batman Arkham Assylum. I bought that for like $7 several steam sales ago.
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen Dizzy Pirate Hooker Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian



    Let's work on completing our gaming backlogs on Steam. Stop playing the same games you always play (Ahem, Jackieskyrim),

    I HAVE TO FINISH IT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
    timuchanCreeperbane2
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    Skyrim never ends. It procedurally generates quests indefinitely when you exhaust the scripted content in any area.
    Creeperbane2
  • GuppyGuppy Warren, MI Icrontian
    First two games
    -1... 2... 3... KICK IT!
    -AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity

    I can take punishment, but not like this.
    Creeperbane2
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