I really admire you for doing this, duder. As someone with a largebacklog myself (although not quite large enough to support a year-long blog initiative), the thing I've struggled with most is letting go of games and admitting that there are some things I'll just never play. I've gotten better about that in recent months, but I still find it very difficult to 'retire' a game that I've spent money on and want to play on at least some level. Your ruthlessness is an inspiration to me as a fellow 'Pile-of-Shame-r'.Coincidentally I'm playing through The Witcher at the moment. It's one of those games that's been on my 'to-do' list for a few years now, and all the recognition that the third game got at GOTY season has finally spurred me into action. I've put about twenty hours into it so far and I'm really digging the structure of the game and the tactical side of the combat. I'm playing from the over-the-shoulder perspective using a 360 controller and Xpadder, and it feels surprisingly natural to play that way. I'll definitely be sticking with it to see how the story develops from here, but as that's the biggest draw for me currently, I can equally understand why you'd be happy to retire it if that part of the game is already known to you.Looking forward to reading more of these in the coming days, weeks and months. All the best with your ongoing endeavour!