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    • #394241
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Finish. Your. Backlog.

    • #394242
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >wasting my time on fun
      i’m fucking baffled.

      • #394276
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I beat all other From Soft games before Dark Souls 1 and I was done with that shit. I wanted to just be done with having to think about that game. I beat Gwyn for the first time after getting close before so I can check that off my list of experiences before I die.

    • #394243
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Based. If you disagree with him you need to up your grindset.

    • #394244
      Anonymous
      Guest
      • #394247
        Anonymous
        Guest

        and some people say IQ doesn’t exist…

        • #394256
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >Multiple Region completions for each game
          For what purpose?

          • #394301
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >easy platinum
            >shall I get it twice more or do another one that takes 1 more hour to get
            >hmmm…

        • #394257
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I think that is a genuine case of autism.

        • #394262
          Anonymous
          Guest

          My bro HAKOOM isn’t even the biggest PSN trophy freak anymore, he got surpassed by someone else a year or so ago. Hopefully he takes this as a sign to chill out instead of upping his grindset

        • #394271
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Those eyes.. have seen awful things.

      • #394285
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I mean that’s actually just autism, or more specifically an autistic person overadjusting due to not understanding social norms and that no one cares if you waste your money on frivolous shit up to a pretty substantial point

      • #394322
        Anonymous
        Guest

        so…..don’t buy them in the first place? why is that an issue

      • #394354
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >why yes, someone tricked me into buying what I thought was chocolate ice cream but was actually dog shit, but I have to eat it or else the money was wasted

        • #394395
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >food analogies
          I think I know who here uses the steam forums unicronically

          • #394430
            Anonymous
            Guest

            not understanding analogies is a sign of autism anon, please get help if you have not already. Also get off the board

      • #394378
        Anonymous
        Guest

        This is legitimately autism. Not even joking.

    • #394245
      Anonymous
      Guest

      do what you gotta do Mental Paradox

    • #394246
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Why do these people exist

      • #394249
        Anonymous
        Guest

        autism caused by vaccines

    • #394248
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Why play it for the sake of completion? What do you gain in that? Isnt this just OCD? I only buy games that I know I will finish which is why I have only bought 58 games in the last 6 years. I will pirate every other game that I am not confident I’ll finish.

      • #394315
        Anonymous
        Guest

        How many viruses do you own from those pirated copies, anon?

        • #394318
          Anonymous
          Guest

          0. There are no viruses in scene shit. You can even do the basic computer thing and verify the hash, but I wouldn’t expect a Gankertard to be capable of that.
          Still not a single virus over 20 years of pirating.

          • #394320
            Anonymous
            Guest

            based, dab on the moralcucks who don’t know any better

            • #394323
              Anonymous
              Guest

              It shows just how dumbed down this board has become that he’s scared of malware. Not that Ganker was ever computer literate (lostboy.exe), but you were much more likely to get infected by running update on garbage software like ccleaner or get pwnd by OS exploits like eternalblue.

              Piracy though? What a fucking laugh. No hacker expects gaymurs to be worth targeting.

          • #394385
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Yep this
            All you have to do is not be fucking retarded and you’ll never get a virus
            The ones that do google stupid shit like "fallout 4 free cracked download (2021)"

    • #394250
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I really wish I could talk to people like this. Why do you put things on your backlog in the first place, if not because you think they’ll be fun? What do you gain from finishing a game, other than fun?

    • #394251
      Anonymous
      Guest

      that is literally me

    • #394252
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My backlog is a bit out of control mainly because I’m not having time to play almost anything at the moment except one level of Doom 2 a day.
      I’ve even stopped buying games until I’ve at least completed a good portion of these self-imposed challenges.

      • #394255
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Your backlog is like, 20 games…? Dude you should have at least 200.

      • #394263
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >(Well Done)

      • #394371
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Pleb: earning achievements
        Patrician: creating your own

    • #394253
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Who cares about finishing games?
      If I get bored I stop and try again later until it clicks or I trash it.

    • #394254
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Nah

    • #394258
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no

      • #394287
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Based

      • #394291
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >you can no longer buy assault horizon for pc
        Sadge

        • #394307
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I got that from a humble bundle years ago so maybe there’s a ton of cheap keys out there still

      • #394364
        Anonymous
        Guest

        +40ish on PS4
        +25 on Switch
        +120ish on 3DS
        +50ish on non-steam PC games and other miscellaneous consoles/handhelds

      • #394365
        Anonymous
        Guest

        hey abzu is in my backlog as well
        i finished about half of it
        my pc at the time was a doo doo top so i couldn’t get through more

      • #394396
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Based

        Some day I’ll get around to it bros…

        +40ish on PS4
        +25 on Switch
        +120ish on 3DS
        +50ish on non-steam PC games and other miscellaneous consoles/handhelds

        >Creating a backlog list instead of categoring beaten games instead
        you guys aint clever, eh?

        • #394397
          Anonymous
          Guest

          forgot pic

          • #394401
            Anonymous
            Guest

            i prefer my system

            • #394410
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >queue (immediate)
              >queue (long)
              shit tags, as they only describe the game when they were added. Or are you checking the queue time every week to make sure that the games are in the right category?

              >4p local
              pretty nice, should consider that one

              >unplayed
              why not just have those in uncategorized? you just give them a category later when you have played/beaten them

              >all those game tags
              why not just search for the games instead of adding them into a category. or were they added before the latest steam update?

              • #394413
                Anonymous
                Guest

                the immediate vs long queues are basically my "wanna play soon" and "wanna play eventually" backlogs. it’s a short-list and a general "still interested someday"

                >instead of adding them into a category
                everything else is generated automatically by slightly tuned dynamic collections and i don’t manage it directly, i let the computer do that part.

                >why not just have those in uncategorized
                i made an unplayed list in a few clicks so i can keep tabs on the count, out of curiosity mostly. serves very little real function as you note.

              • #394426
                Anonymous
                Guest

                understandable

          • #394407
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >okategoriserade
            ??????????????
            Is this some schizo shit?

        • #394398
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I’ve beaten like 200 games on steam and close to 1000 everywhere else. I have my completed games and favorites on separate steam lists, but categorizing everything I’ve ever beaten would take me a while.

          • #394399
            Anonymous
            Guest

            just add the damn game to a ‘beaten’ category when you beat it or before you uninstall it. It’s simple man

        • #394409
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I have a backlog category but it’s more a currently playing game that I remove once I either lose interest or beat it.

        • #394414
          Anonymous
          Guest

          forgot pic

          autism

    • #394259
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Eventually

    • #394260
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i have no backlog
      i have a handful of games i wanna play before i die, and that’s it
      how can anyone force themselves to play games they don’t enjoy is beyond me

    • #394261
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I never, ever will thanks to the continuing practice of digital games getting delisted from storefronts or the seemingly perpetually increasing in price for physical copies. As such I can’t help myself when it comes to buying cheap games that I want to play, even if I know deep down that I will probably never finish them. I’ve been doing decently this year, although I totally fucked it at the start of the COVID lockdown(s) by going all in on the original Xbox. Don’t worry though, I never force myself to playthrough something boring and instead drop it after I feel like I’ve experienced what the core gameplay has to offer.

      PS: Any anons still using backloggery? If so feel free to add me to your multitap (yyywww111) and/or leave a message telling me my taste SUCKS

    • #394264
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I finish all my games aiming for a "partial 100%", what i mean is i play and complete every bit of content in the game that is gameplay and ignore the collectathon shit.

      For example in BOTW i don’t bother with 100% korok seeds, or recently i played Asscreed 2 and went for everything except the feathers. collectathons are always shit and boring, which goes against the concept of a game

      • #394309
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Based
        I pity the "People" that force themselves to do unfun activities out of autism

        • #394313
          Anonymous
          Guest

          "Gamers" are fucking stupid. Devs even started exploiting completionism by adding meaningless achievement like stand-on-your-head-do-a-backflip-kill-150 rabbits-and-then-jerk-yourself-off kind of shit.
          You shouldn’t do this garbage just to spite the fucks who exploit idiots this way.

    • #394265
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Protip: You don’t have a backlog. You have a collection of readily-playable games. Your 12-year-old self would have loved to have your problem of "too many games".

      • #394279
        Anonymous
        Guest

        THANK YOU. Though admittedly I’m an outlier since my family owned a game store and could play any game I so desire (when it came into the store), people should be overjoyed to have such a surplus of entertainment. At any point, you could fire up a brand new game, a whole new experience, and, whether you like it or not, it’s something new.

      • #394282
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >mom didn’t buy me games as a kid because she though they were a waste of time and wanted me to study all the time
        At least now I get to play all those games she refused to buy me but it stings to know that I am having more fun now as a 25 yo adult then when I was a kid.

      • #394325
        Anonymous
        Guest

        My 12 year old self had no job, and no responsibilities

      • #394326
        Anonymous
        Guest

        my 12 year old didn’t have the problem because was pirating every damn ps2 game

      • #394388
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It’s significantly less mentally taxing to be forced into having fewer options. The internet was a mistake.
        Paradox of choice.

      • #394422
        Anonymous
        Guest

        My 12 year old self was happier replaying shitty games because it was one of the few games I had than I am now with hundreds of games at my fingertips and access to literally any game I want. Options are misery.

        • #394424
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >Options are misery.
          a man chooses, a slave obeys
          maybe you’re just a huge bitch who can’t handle life

    • #394266
      Anonymous
      Guest

      He’s technically right in that you lose money on games you don’t play/finish, but the solution is to stop buying those games, not force yourself to finish them.

      • #394274
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You lose money the moment you buy the game, whether you then play it or don’t.

    • #394267
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Gamers be like "Sunk cost fallacy? Never heard of it"

    • #394268
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Iโ€™ve bought 17 games this year and havenโ€™t played any of them

      • #394269
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I have bought like 30

        But I only play Street Fighter V everyday since the beggining of the pandemic, the last game I finished was Lightning Returns… In June last year. Even in SFV I have never ever went past the first battle in story mode, only online fights

    • #394270
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Don’t tell me what to do

    • #394272
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My backlog consists of over 600 games, of which at least 200 are actual games and not shovelware shit.
      I can’t possibly ever finish.

      • #394277
        Anonymous
        Guest

        There are a ton of reasons to why I don’t finish the games I bought

        >bought and hated, these games sucked
        Brothers, Darksiders 1 and 2, nu-Tomb Raider

        >alright, but meh, don’t feel like playing it
        Remember me, The Witcher 1 and 2

        >Was playing but lost the save and don’t want to suffer again
        Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Vesperia. This series is CURSED

        >I got filtered HARD TIME. The game dabbed on me ultra hard and I wasn’t able to finish it
        Chantelise, Ducktales Remastered. Also, Chantelise is the hardest game I have ever played, Dark Souls only dreams about being as hard as Chantelise is, holy shit.

        And of course, there is the shovelware I got because it was cheap and I never downloaded.

    • #394273
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >i’m not here for fun. i’m here to finish as quickly as possible.
      then why are you playing it if your not having fun? your not even getting paid to play it, so just hide it from your library and forget about it.

    • #394275
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >"That’s it! I won’t buy any more games! My backlog is too large!!"
      >See game at 90% off and impulse-buy it
      I am a bitch for capitalism

      • #394345
        Anonymous
        Guest

        learn to pirate newfag

      • #394355
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >disgaea 2 for 4โ‚ฌ
        >i should buy it..but i didn’t finish the first
        >guess i’ll wait for next sale or till i feel like playing it
        have some control retard

    • #394278
      Anonymous
      Guest

      This is who you find will say shit like "lives are an outdated mechanic".
      They dont play videogames for fun, they play them to screenshot and parade around on Twitter/Discord that they beat a game.

    • #394280
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No. I have over 700 games. If I don’t beat them all before I die, I’m okay with that.

    • #394281
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >I have wasted enough time on "fun"
      kekd

    • #394283
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m really glad that I stopped buying games. It saves so much fucking money, and I barely have time to play all that shit anyway.

    • #394284
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve actually been working on my backlog for the last few years. I’ve reduced it by over 50% but I still have a lot of junk I’ve bought over the years that I really don’t have any desire to play.

      • #394286
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You should really play Titanfall 2.
        The campaign is great but short enough compared to other games. It’s a good option to choose if you want to clear your backlog.

      • #394288
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Doom 3, Bastion, Turok, Lisa, RE5, TF2 are all short games. Shouldn’t take more than 2 days to complete each

      • #394296
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Shadow of Mordor/War is great fun just fucking around with the orcs. Absolutely pooping on an orc captain and having him show up down the road with metal body parts and a fucking grudge to cash in on is just so good. Mind breaking orcs in Shadow of War netted me an easy 15+ hours.

      • #394406
        Anonymous
        Guest

        If that is your backlog you have a lot of good vidya to play and you should muster up the desire to play them

    • #394289
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I don’t get why people make such a big deal about their games backlog.
      Do they also get anxiety because they didn’t watch everything that’s in their watchlist on Netflix?

      • #394292
        Anonymous
        Guest

        They already paid Gabe. They can’t admit to buying useless games even if it was at a discount.

      • #394299
        Anonymous
        Guest

        yes actually
        there’s a ton of movies I want to watch but I can’t commit to them
        books and music too

    • #394290
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Doing a quick count on Steam there’s like ~15 games I’d say I either haven’t played while having some level of desire to or have played but not to the point where I can say I’ve experienced enough of the game to justify purchasing it
      Can’t imagine someone actually wanting to play through games they know they won’t like just for some external reason. Couldn’t be me.

    • #394293
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >I’m not here for fun

      Man it really sounds odd when you’re not associating that with Ganker

    • #394294
      Anonymous
      Guest

      BUY ME GAMES

      • #394403
        Anonymous
        Guest

        no, YOU buy me games, cunt, because I’m not buying them myself

        • #394412
          Anonymous
          Guest

          what games do you want anon

          • #394415
            Anonymous
            Guest

            uhhhhhhhh
            I’ll get back to you on that one

    • #394297
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Sounds like low effort bait on a forum that has otherwise genuine posts.

    • #394298
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My backlog is about 950 games I’m taking it to the grave

    • #394300
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >backlog
      I pirate EVERYTHING. Wasting time on video games is already punishment enough. I’m not gonna stress over actually finishing them even if I’m not enjoying it.

    • #394302
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Hmph

      • #394304
        Anonymous
        Guest

        how do you see this

        • #394311
          Anonymous
          Guest

          steamdb.info/calculator

          • #394333
            Anonymous
            Guest

            interesting. I’m honestly surprised I’ve played 80% of my library, though a few of those might be just starting the game up and only playing an hour or so.

          • #394363
            Anonymous
            Guest

            sheeeeeesh

          • #394408
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Value is listed at 1500-6000 bucks, but I think I’ve only spent like 2500 over the years. 99% of that playtime is since 2013 since before that I had only really played Half-Life 2 and Bioshock 1 on my account.

    • #394303
      Anonymous
      Guest

      what game should i play and which should i delete?

      • #394305
        Anonymous
        Guest

        How do you have Silent Hill on steam?

        • #394312
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I’d imagine the same way he got NOLF on Steam.

      • #394306
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Play: Diablo 1
        Delete: Todd’s game

      • #394310
        Anonymous
        Guest

        metal gear on steam?

      • #394314
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Saw is surprisingly good. Saw 2 was shit, though.

      • #394317
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >no silent hill 4

        delete win32

    • #394308
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i do not understand why people end up having backlogs.
      i just buy a game i want to play at the moment and then play it. simple as, no backlog involved.

      • #394316
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Have you ever heard of a game and wanted to play it but been unable to acquire it/play it? I struggle to believe you’ve never had enough free time issues to just not be able to play a game.

      • #394339
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I just like amassing media(books and games) for retirement which is future impossibility for me or the eventually collapse. I buy stuff at discount as most triple A games are complete crap now.

      • #394359
        Anonymous
        Guest

        For me, humble bundle and big sales. sometimes I’ll buy a highly rated older game for piss cheap then drop it after a couple hours.

      • #394370
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Buy game for cheap and expect to play it later
        >Buy game at release but busy with other games

    • #394319
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >forcing yourself to play games you don’t like
      >making any sense
      the concept of backlogs are a failed learning opportunity. If you bought a game that you don’t like then all that means is you now have more information on what kind of games you won’t like in the future. If you fail to realize that and instead decide to punish yourself so you can jump through some autistic mental hoops to say that you didn’t waste your money, you have fucking problems.

    • #394321
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i’m trying
      sadly i rather play multiplayer games without cutscenes and dialoges and boring walking/talking sections

    • #394324
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i have a friend who freaks out over his backlog all the time and i just don’t understand

      if i’ve bought a game, it’s because i think i’ll enjoy it. if i force myself to play it, i won’t enjoy it, it’ll just be work. i’ll get around to it whenever feels right, and it’ll be fun. so just fuckin … chill out?

      • #394327
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It doesn’t always work like that though. If you have bad habits and tend to procrastinate, you’re gonna miss out on parts you’d otherwise enjoy if you were better at the game.

        • #394335
          Anonymous
          Guest

          so you just have super bad FOMO?

          look, i bought outer wilds when it came out because it seemed right up my alley, and then never touched it because i was busy.

          last week i was looking for something chill and found it after a brief search in my library for something chill and exploration based.

          i booted it up and enjoyed the shit out it. beat it, didn’t 100% it, had a good time and will always think fondly of it.

          all done! purchase justified. not that it really needed to be.
          maybe next week i’ll want something actiony and boot up DOOM finally. or not, whatever, it’s there for me someday.

          why are you so OCD and FOMO? chill the fuck out. smoke some weed, get your dick sucked, calm the fuck down. they’re video games, they’re supposed to be fun. you don’t need to min-max your gaming game.

          • #394343
            Anonymous
            Guest

            No, I just browse stupid websites instead of doing things that would stimulate the mind. And it’s not a consistent trend either. I could be totally engaged into gaming for hours on end or spend half the way shitposting.

            There’s no simple solution to this. You just have to work on yourself to achieve a reasonable middle ground that keeps you sane.

            And shitty drugs that rape your short term memory are definitely not a solution. Weed is fucking addictive and plenty of people go through obnoxious withdrawal, though obviously not as bad as hard drugs.

            • #394361
              Anonymous
              Guest

              you sound to me like you have some kind of obsessive problem where you’re constantly worried about min-maxing your free time.

              do you enjoy browsing stupid websites and shitposting? well maybe that’s fine. if you hate it and it’s impacting the rest of your enjoyment in life but you’re doing it anyway you obviously need to talk to someone.

              your blurb about weed is cute. very "straight-edge 11th grader". but given your other issues i’m inclined to agree that you should probably stay away from any intoxicant.

              >i think people who panic about their backlog have mental illnesses.
              I have mild OCD. With some games they’re constantly at the back of my mind because I’m losing memory of what I’d done in the game, and end up never completing it despite wanting to experience the whole package.

              if it’s sucking the joy out of your hobbies and stressing you out when you should be relaxing, it’s more than mild. it sounds untreated like it’s running roughshod over your ability to enjoy life.

              You got a point, but I just don’t see steam or gog lasting forever and might we lose our backlog once they go. This of course could be fifty years from now or long after I’m dead as these companies make billions.

              that would suck organizationally but, uh, what

              That’s hilarious. You realize you can just easily pirate most those games?

              said.

              I understand the mentality, I really do.
              I spent my entire youth playing WoW and as a result the amount of games I had seen to completion as of Cataclysm wrecking WoW and my motivation to continue had me in a fever pitched panic, so many classics I hadn’t put under my belt that other people did. Fell into the backlog meme, was miserable and gaming felt like work, would fall back into playing a game 5 hours in at most then jumping meme.

              But what you gotta learn is, even IF you really ought to see more games to completion. It’s about finding the games that speak to your SOUL and playing the hell out of em.

              Resident Evil 4 is a classic, but if it’s not doing anything for you as you’re playing through, go play something else that speaks to you, even if it’s schlockier. Maybe you’ll have the drive for Resi 4 another time in your life, maybe it’ll hit perfect then.

              >finding the games that speak to your SOUL and playing the hell out of em
              i like this criteria. if it’s stressing you out, don’t play it. not to say don’t play games that have challenge.. but there’s a difference between being challenged and being stressed.

              • #394366
                Anonymous
                Guest

                >do you enjoy browsing stupid websites and shitposting? well maybe that’s fine
                I’m doing it right now. It’s an kind of anxiety driven dopamine thing where you hunt for (you)’s and exchange input.
                It’s absolutely unhealthy, there’s no joy in it. It feels like it’s sucking happiness out of me at this very moment.
                So, yeah, focusing on optimizing the use of your free time in *healthy* ways that burden your mind is absolutely the right thing to do. You will be depressed if you keep doing the things that you know lead diminished happiness but are done out of compulsion.

              • #394375
                Anonymous
                Guest

                have you noticed that you keep pivoting to talking in the second person when dispensing advice that should apply to you? as though dictating proper precepts for organizing your time and compulsions is being done authoritatively, for the benefit of others.
                i’m sure the sensation of being an authority on the topic delivers a little dopamine hit that feels better than actually following the advice, and reinforces the feedback loop that keeps you here. but nobody considers you an authority or expects you here, so you can leave if you’d be happier.
                i’m quite happy with how i schedule my free time and tend to derive enjoyment from nearly all of the activities i perform therein, including periodically shitposting. you should try it, or talk to someone if you can’t ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #394328
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Anyone else hit a wall every time they have to start up a new game?
      Im much more likely to replay something ive already liked than to start up a new game (that I KNOW i will like)
      And every time i push myself and do it i have a blast and burn through it in like a few days but then its back to square one
      What the fuck is wrong with me?

      • #394329
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >start game
        >cutscenes
        >tutorials
        >4 hours later you may start to play
        its a mystery

      • #394330
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It’s related to habits. For example when I sit down in front of a computer I start browsing useless trash websites like Ganker and these browsing sessions get longer and longer.

        If I instead just launched the game, I’d be playing the game. No overthinking, just doing it.

        This rotten mindset carries over to your real life as well where you don’t get things done and have increasingly less free time to pursue the things you’d enjoy.

        • #394332
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Shit i think that might be it
          What can i do about it?

          • #394334
            Anonymous
            Guest

            It’s been a hit and miss for me, but the key is to reduce decision making to like 10 seconds.
            If you think you want to do something, make a rule that you have to act on it in the first 10 seconds the idea comes to mind. Otherwise you’ll keep procrastinating..

        • #394340
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Damn straight. I couldn’t agree more.

          Shit i think that might be it
          What can i do about it?

          The only thing that can break the curse is a truly magnificent game/VN/whatever
          You’ll know it when it hits, but when it does, shitposting on Ganker and what have you will be the farthest thing from your mind.
          But that only means the post-game syndrome afterwards is gonna fuck you up real bad.

    • #394331
      Anonymous
      Guest

      This is why I don’t give a shit about my backlog, I just learned to buy less.

    • #394336
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Story of my life. Game is too hard. Puss out from trying it. Yet to play or finish Deus ex, system shock, Thief games, some of the classic CRPGs and Pathologic 2

      • #394342
        Anonymous
        Guest

        For me its the same but with lenght
        Why does every game need to be 40+ hours these days?

    • #394337
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >"Working on my backlog"
      >But actually just striving to complete games more, because seeing a game through to the end is fun
      >Still drop shit games at 20% completion or whatever no problem, or popular/good games that aren’t doing anything for me
      Feels fucking good brehs

      • #394344
        Anonymous
        Guest

        thank you. play for fun motherfuckers.
        i think people who panic about their backlog have mental illnesses.
        they’re fucking games. their function is entertainment.

        • #394348
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >i think people who panic about their backlog have mental illnesses.
          I have mild OCD. With some games they’re constantly at the back of my mind because I’m losing memory of what I’d done in the game, and end up never completing it despite wanting to experience the whole package.

        • #394349
          Anonymous
          Guest

          You got a point, but I just don’t see steam or gog lasting forever and might we lose our backlog once they go. This of course could be fifty years from now or long after I’m dead as these companies make billions.

          • #394350
            Anonymous
            Guest

            That’s hilarious. You realize you can just easily pirate most those games?

        • #394352
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I understand the mentality, I really do.
          I spent my entire youth playing WoW and as a result the amount of games I had seen to completion as of Cataclysm wrecking WoW and my motivation to continue had me in a fever pitched panic, so many classics I hadn’t put under my belt that other people did. Fell into the backlog meme, was miserable and gaming felt like work, would fall back into playing a game 5 hours in at most then jumping meme.

          But what you gotta learn is, even IF you really ought to see more games to completion. It’s about finding the games that speak to your SOUL and playing the hell out of em.

          Resident Evil 4 is a classic, but if it’s not doing anything for you as you’re playing through, go play something else that speaks to you, even if it’s schlockier. Maybe you’ll have the drive for Resi 4 another time in your life, maybe it’ll hit perfect then.

          • #394358
            Anonymous
            Guest

            MMOs are truly the most spirit-crushing cancer. There’s fun to be had in them, but you have to be disciplined and have boundaries.

            • #394369
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Very true. MMOs and gacha games epitomize the sunk cost fallacy. That they make you feel guilty for not playing, you don’t not want to fall behind the rest of the playerbase or miss out on them sweet sweet daily rewards.

              • #394372
                Anonymous
                Guest

                >they make you feel guilty for not playing

                I have never once felt guilty about dropping a videogame ever.

    • #394338
      Anonymous
      Guest

      ngl that’s kinda based

    • #394341
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >hyped for like one or two games a year
      >Otherwise alternate between fighting and grinding games in my freetime
      >Occasionally play some XCOM like games or Total War Warhammer campaigns
      It’s a simple life

    • #394346
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I just finished three 40+ hour games this week.

      • #394347
        Anonymous
        Guest

        What were they?

        • #394356
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Replay of Dark Souls 1 (I know it usually takes less than 40 hours but I wanted to take my time)
          GTA San Andreas replay (didn’t 100 percent it but did most of the side shit and fucked around)
          Precursors (eurojank space rpg from ukraine, it was pretty good)

    • #394351
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >I’ve wasted enough time on "fun"

      • #394353
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Fun is a buzzword. You could have autistic habits that involve "mastering" a level instead of actually progressing to other genres. Think PvP’ing in Dark Souls.

        If his concept of "fun" is hindering him and he wants to try something else, that’s perfectly reasonable.

        • #394357
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >buzzword
          >autistic habits
          >Dark Souls
          Whoa there, cowboy.

          • #394360
            Anonymous
            Guest

            It’s just an example. I think I’ve played 2 hours total of Dark Souls, and it’s the only Souls game I ever played.
            But, the point stands. "Fun" to you could be an autistic manchild instead of exposing yourself to the broader spectrum of what the game has to offer. So you have to condition yourself to abandon these habits.

            • #394368
              Anonymous
              Guest

              The fuck are you talking about.
              Something being fun means it’s something you enjoy doing, if you play games to intentionally avoid having fun then you’ve got some kind of mental disorder – not the other way around. You might even be a gaming journalist.

              • #394373
                Anonymous
                Guest

                I’m saying we’re creatures of habits. If you keep waking up and sending a 100 shitposts on Ganker, you will keep doing it to start the day, it becomes a compulsion.
                Similarly playing a video game could involve a number of compulsions. You could be forcing yourself to craft a bunch of useless bullshit and research how to craft even more shit instead of play for the plot and find different ways to find happiness when experiencing the video game. That’s why it’s important to recognize when "fun" is actually just an unhealthy compulsion and change your habits.

                • #394376
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  By your own description, nothing of what you mentioned is fun. It’s a habit.

        • #394380
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >Fun is a buzzword

    • #394362
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no, my gaming behavior is not up to debate

    • #394367
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >decide to play sonic lost world
      >finish it on 3 days (could have been 1)
      >back to procrastinating

    • #394374
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Some day I’ll get around to it bros…

      • #394379
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Alien Isolation
        Control
        Prey
        Shadow of the Tomb Raider
        Witcher 3
        Metro Exodus

        all games worth playing that I’ve played.

        Alien Isolation is a true gem though, if you like the first Alien movie it all the game is really just a love letter to it and the atmosphere is fantastic. It’s a pretty scary game though as well possibly one of the scariest I’ve ever played.

      • #394387
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >multiplayer game on your backlog

    • #394377
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Sometimes I stop believing in the consoomer meme as some sort of wojack boogeyman, but then there this here sort of shit

    • #394381
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m all finished. The only game I have left to play is NOLF2 and I’m currently playing it. I have the Far Cry games on my wishlist but I’m waiting for a sale (which will probably be never), and I’m not all that fussed to play them.

    • #394382
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Backlogs are a reddit concept. You can’t dispute this.

      • #394383
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I got a "backlog" for you *unzips*

        • #394390
          Anonymous
          Guest
      • #394386
        Anonymous
        Guest

        People who keep long ass backlogs are retards, but I usually have an idea of what game I’m going to play after I’ve finished the one I’m currently playing. Starting playthroughs of 20 games at once and then taking a year to finish them all before continuing is stupid.

    • #394384
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >wasted enough time on fun
      This is the last thing the protagonist’s friend says before he reveals himself to be the villain of the story.

    • #394389
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The concept of a backlog is an illusion. There’s more games in existence than there is time in our lives and every day the list gets larger. Enjoy what you can at your own pace, don’t fret after every cent if you decided to buy a game on a whim. There’s always tomorrow. And if there’s no tomorrow for you it’s not like a video game would save you.

    • #394391
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >https://steamcommunity.com/app/304240/discussions/0/1621724915783677081/?l=hungarian

      Thread with those replies is located here for all those who want to laugh at the stupid faggot.

      • #394393
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Don’t know why my steam opened that link as hungerian but whatever

        • #394394
          Anonymous
          Guest

          /?l=hungarian

          look at the link dumbo

          • #394404
            Anonymous
            Guest

            yeah I know that, I just copied the link as soon as I found the thread. I’m saying I don’t know why google linked a hungarian version of steam instead of the english one.

            Doesn’t really matter but still weird

    • #394392
      Anonymous
      Guest

      If you’re playing games "just to get through your backlog", why should you even fucking play them? Video Games are a form of entertainment and a form of enjoyment, not something you whisk away in 1 day.

      I’ve played Kingdom Hearts for a few days now after just saying "i’m playing this to finish my backlog." Picked it up last tuesday, literally still playing the game to this minute. I’ve almost never played a more fun game in my life in the past few months, but it’s moreso because I fucking ruined the fun on some games because I rushed through and just wanted to get them done, games that are enjoyable crevices like Resident Evil and Metroid.

      The concept of a backlog is nonexistent, and anyone who tries to push it is wrong. Never listen to someone. It’s okay to have a backlog to keep track of what games you’ve finished and what to play next, but it’s never used to rush through games.

    • #394400
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >worrying about a "backlog" instead of playing whatever the fuck you feel like playing
      no wonder you retards are always posting about you not enjoying videogames anymore

    • #394402
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Ive just abandoned my backlog and pretend it doesn’t exist so I have a clean slate. I only buy games I know I will play to completion and I don’t buy other shit until I beat the one I just bought, and I never do bundles. I just ate my losses and considered it lesson learned. Most of my backlog accrued when I was new to Steam and got my first PC like 12 years ago. They suckered me in with cheap prices and deals, and now I have tons of stupid indiepixelshit clogging up my library. Funny thing is, it’s the games I buy full price on release day that I play to completion and keep coming back to, so all that cheap indieshit i got on sale back in the day didn’t end up saving me any money at all.

    • #394405
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Calling it a backlog is your first mistake. It isn’t a chore, manchild.

    • #394416
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Anyone else start slowing down and barely playing a game once you get near the end? For me it’s not wanting the game to end so I keep delaying it. I do usually finish it but sometimes I don’t go back so I’ll have an excuse to replay it down the line. This only happens with games I really like.

      • #394417
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Games you like the most are the ones you’re less likely to finish
        Interesting conundrum you got there.

        • #394420
          Anonymous
          Guest

          It’s because I don’t want the journey to end. It helps if I start thinking about the game I want to play next because it motivates me to finish the game I’m currently playing.

          • #394421
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Can you give an example of game you didn’t finish, or delayed finishing because you liked it so much? How about replaying it on a harder difficulty or some self-imposed challenges or different playstyles if the game allows for that?

            • #394423
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Right now I’m near the end of Tales of Arise and don’t want it to end so I’m delaying it. I heard the postgame is pretty substantial though.

              • #394428
                Anonymous
                Guest

                The journey has to end sometime. You can always replay it if it really grabbed you, or go for 100% completion.

      • #394418
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I’m the opposite. I’ll start a game slow and then by the midway point I’ll put massive hours into it until I’m done. There are a few games I take my time with though, like VN lite games and some RPGs.

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