There’s an undeniable truth out in the world that everyone must one day come to grips with. What is it? As you get older, your time to game will never be greater than your available free time. And, if you’re also like me, you probably still continue to buy games at a rate that’s pretty close to what you’ve done in the past, even with less and less time to play. So what happens as a result? Gaming backlogs. Those games you buy with the best intentions of playing them, only to have them sit on your shelf for months… or years. Maybe you even pop it into the console for an hour or two before moving on to another game, telling yourself you’ll come back to it tomorrow. Whatever the reasons, everyone can attest to having a game backlog of some sort. Which brings me to this week’s question:
How long have you owned a game that is currently backlogged (that you still have an interest in playing)?
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Don’t count games that you tried once and didn’t really care for, but may one day play again. I’m talking about games that you have every intention of playing, and would today if it wasn’t for something else just a little bit higher on the priority list. I can safely say that I have had Burnout Paradise for probably 3 years now, and still haven’t done much beyond a few races in it. Devil May Cry 4, Lego Indiana Jones and Condemned 2 are all also on that 2+ year list for me. Hell, I had Halo: Reach for 6 months before I decided to play it, and even though I loved the story, it still took a back burner to other games, dragging out my completion time on it to 2 months. And yet, I’m currently playing Oblivion on my 8th run-through. I know, I know.. I have a problem. But this will be the last time, I swear!
Keep an eye out in #PNASQ on Monday when I’ll pose next week’s question. Want to sound off? Vote above, and comment below!
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