Have You got an Embarrassing Gaming Backlog?

Liam Pritchard of Brash Games writes "The sad truth is that we do not get time to indulge in our favourite button mashing past-time, usually due to niggling details like jobs, families, children etc… As a result, the backlog is born. Not everyone will have an enormous backlog, as they may have had the sense to stop buying games the moment they knew they wouldn’t have enough time to play them".

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BXbomber2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

i wouldn't say embarrassing but I myself am getting a large backlog. I have around 7-8 fighting games and 8 adventure,hack and slash, FPS games all on ps3. I barely finished half of all my games since i don't have time to really put in hours to complete them but yet a game gets announced and I'm there day 1 at a game store to buy it lol, games....

shammgod2114d ago

Same dilemma here. When I was young, I had all the time in the world to play video games, but no money to buy them. Now I have money to buy them, but no time to play them.

knowyourstuff2114d ago

How about you buy them when they're cheap and work on finishing your backlog of games before paying 60 bucks for a new one that will be 20 bucks by the time you even get to it? This is the only reason to be embarrassed. Having a life outside of gaming is something you should at least be proud of - that you aren't stuck inside all day playing games, you're actually experiencing real life.

grailly2114d ago

I wish I could be that disciplined, but it just feels to good owning a great game on release day, and feeling like you're discovering the game at the same time as everyone else.

Jaces2114d ago

ACIII, Dark Souls, Jak & Daxter HD collection, Hitman HD collection, Hitman Absolution, the list goes on. It really bugs me seeing my backlog when I'm something of a completionist...kills me inside.

WilliamH2114d ago

Those HD collections are a bitch to get through, too much game.

Cam9772113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

I too have the Hitman trilogy to do and I aim to Platinum them all. Contracts is easy because I SA'd the hardest level on Pro, Beldongford Manor which makes it a fairly smooth ride from herein. On the other hand, Hitman 2 is ******* hard on Pro, I think I can only do expert mode. Blood money SEEMS easy but getting SA is really strange as I always seem to gets 'Professional' rating instead.

In addition to Hitman Hd I have: Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, AC3, AC3:L, Fallout 3:GOTY, FarCry 3, FALLOUT NV:UE and Silent Hill: Downpour.

DarkBlood2114d ago

Games i own
94 ps3
20 ps2
14 ps1
15 psp

3 wiiu
61 wii
28 gamecube
36 ds
14 3ds
7 snes
4 n64
5 gba

28 360
16 xbox
3 pc

my digital games isnt even included in the list i put out here so i'll let you decide if i have time to play them all lol

Mutant-Spud2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

There's nothing wrong with collecting just for the sake of it either, I have about a thousand CD's and a couple of hundred LP's, some of them I listened to once and some I just bought because they were rare or limited editions and never listened to. Same with comics and books, I've got thousands of them and I read maybe two or three books a year.

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DarkBlood2114d ago

@Mutant-spud collecting is a purpose among me having that many games including other related things etc etc

@pandaboy, nothing here was pirated sorry pal

Wagz222114d ago

@pandaboy man good thing you do that, that why all the those pirated games that you enjoyed wont get the money to fund sequels or other projects… I don't mind pirating crappy games (Aliens *cough*) but to pirate ALL games even good ones that deserve the money is a little messed up.

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Campy da Camper2114d ago

I don't have a back catalog. Hell, save games like fallout I beat most SP games in a week or so. A good month has 2 games that intrest me so actually, im jonsing for a new game right now. Just burned through Quantum Conundrum on Plus so counting days to new BioShock.

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Minato-Namikaze2114d ago

30 games, lol. I keep buying games but i dont have enough time to finish them, lol. Hopefully i can finish a bunch during the summer.

ASTAROTH2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

250 PS3 games. . . thats without counting my PSN games, my 360 games, my Vita and my Wii. That was the main reason I didnt bought the Wii U. Half of those 250 games are even brand new sealed. My God Im really feels ashamed but I have more games than time to play them. LOL!

DEATHxTHExKIDx2114d ago

After I started college I noticed I didnt have as much time.
I havent finished:
Star Ocean:TLH
FFIV:The after years.
Red dead redemption.

grailly2114d ago

you should really finish RDR, it's one of the only games that has a really good ending.

jjb19812114d ago

I have a huge backlog due to the fact that I feel obligated to play the multiplayer portion before the community dies down due to a call of duty release or some other triple A title. I still haven't finished fallout 3, dark souls or metal gear solid 4. I know, shame on me. I still own these games as well as 50+ games on steam that I haven't even started. My backlog is exceptional as well as embarrassing because you would think I would just finish them. Because of time constraints and an 11 month old son I am unable to enjoy these games to the fullest however I have learned to stick with finishing one game at a time. I am enjoying the hell out of far cry 3 whenever my responsibilities are taken care of.

Mutant-Spud2114d ago

Yeah, I know what that's like, you see something on Steam that's 75% off and think "Man I've always wanted to play that... and it's only $5.99! (squeal!)"
My kids are (a) older and (b) girls and I've tried to rope them into playing splitscreen or co-op but they're really not interested. I've even suggested to my wife that we play WOW or EVE together but she'd rather play Farmville with her friends..(sniffle) :(

grailly2114d ago

for a long time I've been really good at playing all my games, some I didn't finish, but at least I would have got a lot out of the experience. recently, though, I've started gathering many games I've never even launched, damn you PS+ and steam sales!

Mutant-Spud2114d ago

I've got a couple of games on Steam that I've hardly touched, Hearts Of Iron III, X3 Albion Prelude and Endless Space but the 360 "pile of shame" is pretty low at the moment, I'm still plodding my way through Skyrim and Battlefield 3 multiplayer but aside from a couple of bargain bin purchases nothing is sitting there reminding me that it cost fifty dollars and hasn't been opened yet.

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