#1 Edited by gamedismantler (27 posts) -

Talk about 1st world problems. Anyways to get to the point, I'm unemployed and write about that in my game blog. I have a ton of games in my backlog just waiting to get played. Some really great ones too, like Red Dead Revolver and Bioshock 2. But I just can't get myself to play them. Instead I'm trying to find a way to buy Mortal Kombat. Or just wait till I can get Infamous for free on the PSN.  
 
Does anyone else do this? Even though they have plenty of games to play they just aren't in the mood to play that and wait for something new anyways? 
I feel like i'm going crazy. 

#2 Posted by elko84 (1116 posts) -

Yes I have a huge backlog too but continue to buy new releases and play those.

#3 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@gamedismantler: You consider BioShock 2 as a backlog? That game isn't that old. I still need to finish System Shock 2, from 1999. That's a backlog game.
#4 Posted by gamedismantler (27 posts) -
@Napalm: Hell Red Dead is newer than Bioshock 2. No my backlog goes back further than that as well. I still have quite a few PS1 and PS2 games to play through. But those are the ones that I feel like I need to play even though thats my only motivation to do so. 
#5 Posted by Choffy (444 posts) -
@Napalm said:
@gamedismantler: You consider BioShock 2 as a backlog? That game isn't that old. I still need to finish System Shock 2, from 1999. That's a backlog game.
Isn't "backlog" any game you've bought/own but never played?
#6 Posted by gamedismantler (27 posts) -
 @Choffy said: 
Isn't "backlog" any game you've bought/own but never played?
That was my understanding of it as well. 
#7 Posted by proggykins (143 posts) -

I definitely do that. I've got a stack of 360 and PS3 games to play, not to mention a ton of Steam and XBLA games, yet I still find myself buying new releases and playing those instead.

#8 Posted by Niall_Sg1 (362 posts) -

With all these Steam sales my number of games continues to rise..but I currently don't have anything to play them on.

#9 Posted by dragonzord (823 posts) -
@gamedismantler said:
 @Choffy said: 
Isn't "backlog" any game you've bought/own but never played?
That was my understanding of it as well. 
It's more of a never finished, but yeah.
#10 Posted by wemibelec90 (1839 posts) -

I always tend to have a neverending list of games to finish, a list that keeps having newer purchases being brought to the top of the list instead of the bottom.  My list now is easily over 50 games, spanning Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, and Playstation 2.  Unfortunately, I also have a tendency to want to play more than one game at a time, which usually leads to me playing three or four games a day, for about an hour at a time, never finishing any of them.   
 
If you truly want to get through your backlog, the best thing you can do is make a list and force yourself to go in order.  Don't buy any other games until you finish a good chunk of the list (maybe making an exception for limited-time sales). 
#11 Posted by AbeTheGreatest (132 posts) -

Not at all Haven't bought a new game since Black Ops and Ive been both enlarging and cutting down my backlog with cheap games. You can always play the same game later for half the price

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