The one game backlog.

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Hyperion » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:54 pm

Why?

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by jawafour » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:57 pm

Hyperion wrote:Why?

Because I have an addiction about getting games at release and "collecting" things :oops: :fp: .

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Hyperion » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:01 pm

jawafour wrote:
Hyperion wrote:Why?

Because I have an addiction about getting games at release and "collecting" things :oops: :fp: .

But why collect games you've never played, and have no intention of? Pick a series to collect and stick to it. Perhaps even play some of them

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by jawafour » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:10 pm

Hyperion wrote:But why collect games you've never played, and have no intention of?...

I'm a curator at heart, Hypes. I'm the kind of weird person that enjoys looking over a collection of stuff, checking it out for condition and complete-ness. Probably (or, rather, definitely) more so than actually playing the games :) .

Hyperion wrote:...Pick a series to collect and stick to it...

I am actually thinking about doing this. I kinda was cutting back and I had no intention of getting a Switch as I know I would end up buying too much stuff for it... which I have. At least I'm down to two "current" systems now (PS4 and Switch) rather than last gen when I had 360, PS3 and Wii (and DS / 3DS) :dread: .

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Gemini73 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 pm

jawafour wrote:
Hyperion wrote:Why?

Because I have an addiction about getting games at release and "collecting" things :oops: :fp: .


I have a thing where I like to buy lots of games I normally wouldn't play or that have reviewed none to well just to see if I'd personally like them or not. The only thing that keeps the cost down is I buy said games from previous generations.

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Jamo3103 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:57 pm

jawafour wrote:
Hyperion wrote:But why collect games you've never played, and have no intention of?...

I'm a curator at heart, Hypes. I'm the kind of weird person that enjoys looking over a collection of stuff, checking it out for condition and complete-ness. Probably (or, rather, definitely) more so than actually playing the games :) .

Hyperion wrote:...Pick a series to collect and stick to it...

I am actually thinking about doing this. I kinda was cutting back and I had no intention of getting a Switch as I know I would end up buying too much stuff for it... which I have. At least I'm down to two "current" systems now (PS4 and Switch) rather than last gen when I had 360, PS3 and Wii (and DS / 3DS) :dread: .


I absolutely get this, I've accumulated entire series' of games I've barely played just for completion sakes - Fortunately I usually only do this with games that are relatively cheap (Things like some of the PS3 series', Motorstorm, Ratchet & Clank etc.) and I'm well aware that it is a waste of money (and despite being cheap it all adds up) but I like having the collection, having a full set etc. It's weird but it works for me!

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PostRe: RE: Re: The one game backlog.
by Death's Head » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:47 pm

Jenuall wrote:Something which I am hoping will help me clear my backlog is the fact that my road is finally being upgraded to fibre broadband!

Until getting my Switch last year I've been almost exclusively gaming on PC for the last 8 or 9 years (I gave up on the 360 sometime around 2010) and pretty much everything I bought was through Steam or GOG. Downloading games over a 2-3Mb connection was never a recipe for success with most decent sized games taking at least 12 hours to download, as a result I would only ever persevere for the games I was really desperate to play and leaving a whole load of stuff on my account which I just haven't had the time to download.

I'm hoping that now I can turn on my PC of an evening and actually download and play a new game in the same sitting that I might actually stand a chance of whittling down my backlog!
Alternative "B": "Now games only take an hour to download, think I'll buy that and give it a try".

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Jenuall » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Haha, yeah there is certainly the risk of that happening. I'm going to try and stay strong though!

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Death's Head » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:10 am

Destiny 2 is about £11 on Boomerang (2nd hand). This is a game I want but must be strong!

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Trelliz » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:33 am

Death's Head wrote:Destiny 2 is about £11 on Boomerang (2nd hand). This is a game I want but must be strong!


Add in the cost of the almost mandatory expansions and it'll be less appealing.

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Hime » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:55 am

Trelliz wrote:
Death's Head wrote:Destiny 2 is about £11 on Boomerang (2nd hand). This is a game I want but must be strong!


Add in the cost of the almost mandatory expansions and it'll be less appealing.

If after the 50+ hours of vanilla Destiny 2 you find you want more it could be appealing.

Alternatively you could fight the man and spend that £40 on more games you wont play.

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by jawafour » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:12 pm

Decided not to get Shadow of The Colossus (I have the PS3 version; I wouldn't play it right away anyhow; and I'll wait for a price drop) or Dynasty Warriors 9 (I've got DW8 and DW8 Empires to play already; I'll wait for a price drop).

Oh, yeah, baby, in 2018 I'm walking the walk when it comes to not buying games for the sake of it. I do have Bayonetta Double Pack pre-ordered but I think I'd regret it if I cancelled that.

Anyhow, I'm starting to enjoy this :datass: .

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by <]:^D » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:45 pm

good for you jawa!

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by Death's Head » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:56 pm

Unfortunately I have purchased a game. In my defence, at £6 in Tesco, I can't see No Man's Sky being cheaper.

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PostRe: The one game backlog.
by <]:^D » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:25 pm

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