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Hope you don't mind, but I read through some of your posts on here, and noticed you're having trouble getting through your backlog...and really just gaming in general. Definitely know how you feel. Here lately I just seem to constantly want to try something new...so I pick up a game, and get into it for a little while, but life gets in the way and so I stop playing consistently until I eventually it kind of falls off my radar.

For this reason, I have a huge backlog that I need to get through, but I rarely care to pick back up something I've started. It's quite a sad state.

cantwait2bhome said 2 years ago

  • Yep, I always forget about that part: Is difficult to commit yourself to a game and have a life at the same time.

    Another problem is that I have two kind of games in the backlog:

    - Games I look for an excuse to not to play them (SMT3? Still not prepared; MGS4? Can't play If somebody is distracting me)

    - Games I am not interested in playing but ended on my collection (Steam packs, impulsive shopping), and I try to finish them just to remind myself to avoid repeating the same mistake.

    Funniest thing is that I seem to have two backlogs: One of possessed games I never am interested in playing, and a list of games I really want to play but... I won't buy them If I still have unplayed games.

    noel said 2 years ago

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  • Have you ever visited The Backloggery? It's a decent place to keep track of your games. It's all manually done, but if you're anal about that kind of thing like me, it's worth it.

    I don't think it's actually helped me make a dent in my backlog really...but I still like having a centralized place for all of my games (Playfire is lacking in that area somewhat).

    You can have a look at mine here:

    http://backloggery.com/cantwait2bhome

    cantwait2bhome said 2 years ago

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  • Nah, I used to keep my backlog in a database before I even heard the term (used to call it something like "That mountain which never stops growing"). It ended making me more stressed after seeing its real size.

    The best solution to counter the problem? In my case It was self-control with the purchases. No more buying discounted things proved to be simplest way of coping with the backlog issue. On Christmas I set my Steam limit on 30€ worth of games (New Vegas, Binding of Isaac,Portal 2, Terraria). Three months later, only Isaac is left.

    Well ,I guess that not being informed about the latest games also helps a lot.

    noel said 2 years ago

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  • Yeah, somebody else gave me those two tips as well. I've gotten mostly better about not buying stuff at discounted prices (just because FFXIII is super cheap, doesn't mean it's worth it, lol), but I'm still working on trying to avoid gaming news as much. It's something I like keeping up on...but it really is a detriment in the end, I think.

    cantwait2bhome said 2 years ago

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