Steam is both a Godsend and a terrible curse.
More specifically, the easily accessible nature of digital downloads are both amazing and terrible. Between Steam, Origin, Uplay, numerous places offering the ability to buy games that can be put onto Steam, like the Humble Bundle, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, or even places just offering DRM-free downloads, like GOG. The vast number of these has caused me to own too many games!
They range from AAA titles like Bioshock Infinite or Skyrim, to small indie darlings like Braid or Torchlight, and most of them were bought on the cheap through Steam sales or bundle deals that allowed me to activate them on Steam. However, this excess of games to play made me realise something: I had no desire to play half of these games despite the fact I had nothing to do with my time now that I'm out of school, awaiting to see if I have a place in University waiting for me at the end of September.
So, I had an idea. I had seen someone before vow to play their entire Steam library, in alphabetical order, only to fail when the going got tough and he found a game he couldn't complete. I decided to take up that challenge, and I've always been a person who copes better when my ordeal is made public, and others have the opportunity to scrutinize me, so I am keeping a blog of my progress so far (about 5 games in, just finished The Binding Of Isaac) here: My Challenge Blog
Now, this may seem like shameless flogging of my blog (it is a little bit), but I also wanted to raise a question to the Giant Bomb community at large: have any of you had a similar problem to mine where you own a load of games, all of which are readily available to you, but no desire to play them despite thinking to yourself 'Shit, I'm bored and wanna play a video game!" This isn't the first time I've felt burnt out on video games, but now that I have a goal to stride towards, I'm actually happy to sit down and blow through games I never would've looked at in the past, and I'm playing games that put me out of my comfort zone, but I'm loving all the same.
What say you, Giant Bomb?