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#1 Edited by AcidBrandon18 (701 posts) -

You have exactly 48 hours to catch up on your backlog. Sleep/Food/Bodily needs do not factor. All of your unfinished games from your backlog become inaccessible after the 48 hour time period. The idea of this exercise is to pick and choose the games that you really want to play. You will most likely be unable to play all the games on your backlog so choose wisely.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36062 posts) -

I slow down time so I can complete every last one of them.

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#3 Edited by spraynardtatum (2614 posts) -

Spend the whole time sifting through them and end up playing nothing.

#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

Terminate whoever or whatever is forcing me to do this.

#5 Posted by BaneFireLord (2912 posts) -

I'd say "fuck it" and go get a new hobby.

#6 Posted by erhard (390 posts) -

Go about my life as usual.

#7 Posted by Hunkulese (2651 posts) -

If I had 48 free hours I'd much prefer the sleep/food/bodily functions option.

#8 Posted by mwng (921 posts) -

Panic.

#9 Posted by AlexW00d (6188 posts) -

Probably still just play Dota instead.

#10 Posted by pyromagnestir (4251 posts) -

I'd sit completely still, as if frozen in time, for 48 hours.

You have no idea how fucking amazing this sounds to me right now. It sounds like fucking heaven.

#11 Posted by CaLe (3912 posts) -

I've never had such a thing as a gaming backlog. If I don't play a game when it comes out, I'm likely never gonna play it. I got other things to spend time on, you know, like climbing trees and walking along abandoned railway lines. Sometimes jumping over fences, if I'm feeling particularly adventurous.

#12 Edited by jimmyfenix (3830 posts) -

I burn the games.

#13 Posted by fisk0 (3862 posts) -

I slow down time so I can complete every last one of them.

Spend the whole time sifting through them and end up playing nothing.

The only logical answers.

#14 Posted by Brenderous (1097 posts) -

Answering this question would require so much time and thought, so I'm not gonna.

Pictured above: The reason I have a backlog.

#15 Edited by wemibelec90 (1562 posts) -

Most likely, I would do it how I normally pick games from my backlog: randomly generate a number so the choice is out of my hands. Simple.

#16 Posted by crusader8463 (14414 posts) -

Most of my games are long ass RPGs that can't be completed in that time frame. So there is no picking. So I would hunt down the asshat that was threatening to kill all my games after 48 hours. Liam Neeson style.

#17 Posted by believer258 (11668 posts) -

Most of my games are long ass RPGs that can't be completed in that time frame. So there is no picking. So I would hunt down the asshat that was threatening to kill all my games after 48 hours. Liam Neeson style.

I thought this was going to be a Next of Kin reference.

#18 Posted by Fearbeard (824 posts) -

I'll actually answer the question unlike most of these. Finish The Last of Us (15 hours) and then play through as much Fallout New Vegas as I can focusing on the quests and hopefully finish it.

#19 Posted by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

Well, nothing.

Cus I'm not an idiot who buys games to have them sit there unplayed. The "Backlog" is the dumbest concept ever, i can't believe people continue to buy games if they own a bunch of games they'd like to play but haven't yet.

#20 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5259 posts) -

I'd throw my hands up in the air and take a nice long walk outside, or just play more pokemon x. Who can say?

#21 Edited by mosespippy (4044 posts) -

I pick an open world game and marathon through it. Although I can't think of any open world games that want to play but haven't already.

#22 Posted by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

I select the ones that have been on the list the longest, the ones that are considered classics and must plays, factor in how long it would take to beat them (howlongtobeat.com). I probably would only beat a few games (Less than 5) or I would just play Persona 4 instead.

#23 Posted by laserguy (439 posts) -

Well call me an idiot cause I cant stop buying games. I have issues, I'm going with GTA San Andreas, haven't played in years, GTA V makes me nostalgic. If I have some weed and Dew ill be set all day. Then move on to the PS2 I just got one and I have about Twenty games to play.

#24 Posted by MikeFerrari7 (182 posts) -

Man, I love playing games, but I doubt I could handle playing for that long. These days it's rare for a game to captivate me longer than a couple of hours per sitting. The days of crazy hours of gaming is gone for me, minus a random reoccurrence from time to time.

#25 Edited by GunstarRed (5040 posts) -

Melt down all of the discs and inject them directly into my bloodstream.

#26 Edited by Rafaelfc (1317 posts) -

play dark souls again, not beat it and continue life as usual.

#27 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

Spend the whole time sifting through them and end up playing nothing.

#28 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Give up on video games and go do something useful with my life.

#29 Posted by spraynardtatum (2614 posts) -

Give up on video games and go do something useful with my life.

coward

#30 Posted by Veektarius (4620 posts) -

Kill myself to avoid the pressure of making a decision.

#31 Posted by Turambar (6677 posts) -

Play EVE Online and PSO2.

#32 Posted by BeachThunder (11709 posts) -

I'll answer the question properly: I'll definitely play Trine, I've been meaning to play that game for aaaaages.

#33 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1031 posts) -

strangle myself with the controller cord, oh wait...

#34 Edited by GooieGreen (453 posts) -

While I'd like to think I would go back to Disgaea [insert entry in the series here] I would most likely end up trying to beat FTL or something on PS+ that I never gave a second thought.

Or, yeah, the logical "fail to make a decision" because there is a known time limit (e.g. fetal position for 48 hours due to the stress).

#35 Posted by GnaTSoL (791 posts) -

I do nothing with my backlog...... like before.

#36 Edited by Gnubberen (762 posts) -

Spend the whole time sifting through them and end up playing nothing.

Pretty much the only right answer in this thread.

#37 Posted by MormonWarrior (2543 posts) -

I'd still sleep, probably.

Or just catch up on a lot of my XBLA games that I bought a while ago but haven't played. I dunno.

#38 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

Darksiders and Mass Effect 2 and 3.

I only consider my console games when thinking about a backlog, because the Steam library goes far too deep. It's not something that really bothers me anymore, honestly.

#39 Edited by Krullban (1023 posts) -

@clonedzero said:

Well, nothing.

Cus I'm not an idiot who buys games to have them sit there unplayed. The "Backlog" is the dumbest concept ever, i can't believe people continue to buy games if they own a bunch of games they'd like to play but haven't yet.

It's more of a stop playing it due to losing interest, but would still like to finish it. For example, I bought Dragon's Dogma because it looked cool, but I lost interest after like 5 hours and other things I wanted to play came out so I got those, and by the time I wanted to play Dragon's Dogma again Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen was out, and it made me not want to play Dragon's Dogma anymore unless I bought Dark Arisen. So I will likely never play it again even though I kind of want to beat it.

#40 Posted by EchoEcho (815 posts) -

Spend the whole time sifting through them and end up playing nothing.

Hell, I don't even need a 48-hour ultimatum; I do that pretty much every day!

#41 Edited by villainy (538 posts) -

What's video games?

Seriously though. Given a strict window of time before my backlog is inaccessible I'd just let the log burn. I don't play games to stress about deadlines.

#42 Posted by GnomeonFire (698 posts) -

I would fail miserably and not get a single game done.

#43 Posted by Sidebot (5 posts) -

Spend hours watching the GB guys playing games. Then get inspired to finally pop one in myself only to realize the time has passed.

#44 Posted by mlarrabee (2887 posts) -

Well, nothing.

Cus I'm not an idiot who buys games to have them sit there unplayed. The "Backlog" is the dumbest concept ever, i can't believe people continue to buy games if they own a bunch of games they'd like to play but haven't yet.

But they're on sale, man! They're just so... cheap!

#45 Edited by Hunter5024 (5546 posts) -

Pretty much any game that's in my backlog is only in my backlog because I can't complete it in a short amount of time so I put it off until I can commit to it better.

#46 Posted by Hailinel (23932 posts) -

Figure out who the master of these arbitrary rules I'm being forced to abide by is and punch him.

#47 Posted by byrjun (154 posts) -

Play more Dark Souls?

#48 Posted by Capum15 (4819 posts) -

Terminate whoever or whatever is forcing me to do this.

The only answer.

Also keep playing Pokemon X.

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#49 Posted by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

@clonedzero said:

Well, nothing.

Cus I'm not an idiot who buys games to have them sit there unplayed. The "Backlog" is the dumbest concept ever, i can't believe people continue to buy games if they own a bunch of games they'd like to play but haven't yet.

But they're on sale, man! They're just so... cheap!

I think i need to start a support group for all you guys.

Game Backlog anonymous.

"Hi, my name is _____ and i have a backlog problem. I can't resist a steam sale! I have over 50 games i haven't played, and i just bought another, but it was 60% off! 60% OFF! If i didn't buy it i'd be losing money right? RIGHT?!" *sobs*

#50 Posted by Danteveli (1163 posts) -

Probably end up playing nothing since my backlog is way to big to finish it during my lifetime. I think I could finish one RPG and that would be all.