Hello world, I’m R.B., and as you can probably gather from the picture above, I greatly enjoy video games.
A standard hobby for young males age 18-to-40 everywhere, to be sure. But the issue has become that while I love discussing, arguing about, and buying video games, I’ve mostly neglected to do one particular gerund.
Playing video games.
It started in college when I was finally granted access to relative independence and sizable amounts of disposable income. As I moved on into the adult world, I gained more freedom and more money, but less time to play games. Gone were the days where I could come home from school, watch Disney’s afternoon cartoon block, and then play for hours on my Super Nintendo.
Over the past few years, I accumulated and purchased a lot of systems and a lot of games to go with them. I got good at finding discounts thanks to sites like Cheap Ass Gamer. In fact, I got too good. And now I have too many games.
Thankfully, Backloggery.com came to the rescue and let me upload a list of my game library. Then I saw the end result, which I’ve placed above.
As of this writing, I have 104 unfinished video games across 17 different platforms.
In order to cease wallowing in despair, I have decided to make a sincere effort to finish every single one. However, I’m a picky fellow, so I’m not going to finish every game. Each game that I play will be completed, dropped, or backlogged again. I’ll drop games that fail to grab my interest and/or that I don’t see myself finishing.
Here are some rules I plan to follow:
1. I cannot buy a new game until I have finished an old one.
2. No more than 5 games being played at one time. (Beaten/Completed games are an exception)
3. If a game is nearly impossible to beat, I will play it daily for one week. If I haven’t made good progress, I will either drop the game or return it to the backlog.
So look forward to several posts per week as I try to plow through my backlog and keep myself from drowning. We’re in this together, so please be sure to call my loved ones in case I don’t make it.