Nearing the End of my Backlog

This is really weird.  I'm almost at the end of my game backlog.

Since I got my first job at age 15 (and got my first real buying power) this has never ever ever happened.  I'm 28 and I've had a gaming backlog for 13 years at this point.

What do I do when I finish all the games I intended to play!?

This doesn't mean I'm about to stop playing videogames.  It just means that I've always had games I own that I intend to play but haven't.  That list is dwindling fast.

I've noticed that I'm going through games faster these days.  Since I've been playing videogames for as long as I can remember I'm now really good at analyzing a new game.  I figure out it's systems and what it has to offer, usually within the first 30-60 minutes of play, and then I decide if it's offering enough newness that I want to keep playing.  Usually I don't.  I have enough experience with games that I don't need to retread old ground most of the time.

It doesn't help that we're in the middle of the summer slump.  New game releases will pick up toward the end of September, like they always do.  But it's weird to think I might finally have my backlog cleared out by then.

I may finally get to do a deep dive into one of my evergreen games.  These are games that I'm always playing a bit and always have fun coming back to.  Things like Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Team Fortress 2, Destiny, Civ V, Left 4 Dead 2, FTL, Mini Metro, Rocket League, and a bunch of iOS games I own.

We'll see what happens, but don't be surprised to see more thoughts on books, movies, TV, and other stuff on here in the next few months.


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