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How To Beat Your Backlog

GP writer Marcus Estrada discusses tips to help gamers beat their backlogs.

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MmaFan-Qc1371d ago

backlogs is a real shame for respectable gamers, its hard to admit but it is.

..and how to beat your backlog? put your big boy pant and clear that god damn backlog no matter what game is released.

its hard to resist the temptation to jump on a new game, but i know you can, just do it.

DO IT!!

Welshy1371d ago (Edited 1371d ago )

I'm a sucker for new title regardless of my "pile of shame" as i call it.

Between buying new games and picking up games i may have missed at a good price, it all piles up super quickly.

My current backlog consists of: Prince of Persia HD, GOW HD, GOW3, Max Payne 3, Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, Borderlands 2, AC3, AC3: Liberation (Vita), Gravity Rush, Shadows of the Damned, Rayman Origins, Lego Batman 2 and FEAR 3, The Witcher 2...

Seeing that in righting makes me realise how ridiculous that is and how i'll never even scrape the surface before MG Rising or Bioshock ='(

Edit: Not to mention Vanquish, Bulletstorm, RDR, Crysis 2, Darksiders, Space Marine, Shift 2 and Tomb Raider from PS+ Instant Game Collection.

I'm royally f*cked. #1stWorldProblems

Ezz20131370d ago (Edited 1370d ago )

you think you are f*****
i downloaded 25 games from psn+ on my 500GB
i have yet to play

GamePodunk1371d ago

I think one of the main issues that contributes to a lot of backlogs is the fact that most people can't resist a good deal on a game that they're interested in, even if they already have tons of other games to play.

Couple that with the fact that some games have limited print runs (if they're unavailable through downloadable means) like Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and others, and people usually want to make sure they have a copy to play for later before the game becomes super rare (and expensive). I'd wager those two reasons are why many backlogs exists.

WildArmed1371d ago

It's weird, when I try to plan my gaming time.. I feel overwhelmed by my backlog and am like screw it.

When I play games on the fly, I seem to get a lot of gaming done.

Cam9771371d ago (Edited 1371d ago )

I stick to 1 new game at a time on each platform, right now, it is Hitman on the PS3 and Uncharted on the Vita. But with regards to beating your backlog, simply buy PS+ and you'll get everything in your game-backlog plus more at a great, wallet-friendly price.

My backlog is fairly small at this point in time, it is The Saboteur (I'm going for the platinum, those FP events are so monotonous to do at once), DARK SOULS (NG+ platinum run), Monster Hunter: FU (I bought this last month for my Vita), GRAND THEFT AUTO: VCS (I had this on PSP but bought it on Vita thanks to a sale on the PSN), Tomb Raider 1 (again, I have this on my Vita but I stumped at "The Cistern" level - I need to jump back in) and that is it. I've probably had a larger backlog in the past but right now it is not too bad, it'll take time.

Good article!

Reaper99371371d ago (Edited 1371d ago )

Dude Monster Hunter FU is the devil, it is the sole reason I have a backlog of about 56 titles across 7 platforms. Do yourself a favour and don't start playing that game.

Come March and the release of MH3U my backlog will grow substantially and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it...

Klopek1371d ago

I've got a huge collection of games to get through. It's completely overwhelming. Unfortunately now I seem to find myself researching and reading about games far more than I do actually playing them.

BigStef711371d ago

Same here. It's kinda crazy if you think about it lol. There's just so many good games to play with so little time that it's hard to get to all of them

BigStef711371d ago

Gotta horde as many of the good games as possible because once next gen kicks in the games that are currently out will be hard to find

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