List of Shame 2019: "Twenty-Resigned-Teen"
Folks, let me be frank: I don't have a lot of hope for 2019. We won't fix the environment before it kills most of us, we won't sort out Brexit unless we figure out how to move all the racists out of the country and into the ocean, we won't fumigate the White House of its traitorous roach problem, we're not going to handle the extreme wealth inequality crushing the lower classes with debt without bringing back guillotines, and I certainly won't be seeing any manner of personal or professional growth over the next twelve months if my current mental state has anything to say about it.
However, I do have a list of video games that I'll possibly play at some point and... hey, maybe that's enough. Actually, no it isn't, not by a long shot, but I'm making a list of shame for 2019 anyway because how else am I going to deal with reality? Confronting it head on? No thanks.
Wait... that's way too negative. OK, how about this:
Hey, we're all going to die! jeez, mental note to never make these things on January 1st. Let's just move onto the list:
As per usual, we're "bwck" once again with the BWC system:
- [B]acklog items are those that I own but have yet to play. I've made this section slightly bigger this year (30, rather than 20) to motivate me a little more. We'll see how adept I am at psychologically tricking myself when I know I'm trying to trick myself. Revolver Ocelot makes it look so easy.
- [W]ishlist items are games from 2018 that I want to keep an eye out for when sales roll around. They've all been praised through the roof by Giant Bomb or its many guest lists (or, in the case of RPGs that neither GB or their guests have time to play, my own research).
- [C]ompleted games are those I've finished since creating the list on 1/1/2019. The idea is to transform all the Bs and Ws into Cs. I sincerely doubt that'll happen, but you have to have dreams. Even in 2019.
I've also included a little aspiration booster for each item by way of an accolade it won from the site, its staff, or its community. If that doesn't get me excited to play them, not much else will.