Play What You Get, Get What You Play (2019)

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  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 14:40:00 24,819 posts
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    Following on from the hot mess that was the Ten Game Challenge from 2018, this is an attempt to make things a little less punitive BUT STILL PUNITIVE ENOUGH to perhaps help more people recognise some of their bad habits when it comes to games playing and purchasing. If they want to, they might even break some of those bad habits. Welcome to the club. :)

    See the play on words in the title there? DO YOU SEE? Actually play the games you get, but also actually try to figure out what it is about the games you love that ticks your boxes, and more importantly understand what it is about games you dislike that stops you coming back for more… with the intention that you should STOP FUCKING BUYING SHIT THAT YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO FUCKING PLAY. Capisce? Good.

    Some bad habits that were broken by various participants in the 2018 challenge include:


    - Buying a ‘big’ release just because it was a ‘big’ release - WHY OH WHY DO WE DO THIS?

    - Buying games just because they’re a bargain, regardless of whether they’d actually get played - WHY OH WHY DO WE DO THIS?

    - Buying a game despite having a game un-played in the same genre - WHY OH WHY DO WE DO THIS?

    - Regularly buying a load of games at once, like we’re a freakish gaming octopus able to play them all simultaneously - WHY OH WHY DO WE DO THIS?

    - Pissing about in a game for a short while before binning it for something more shiny for no good reason - WHY OH WHY DO WE DO THIS?

    - Giving up on challenging games in favour of something easier - IT’S NEVER AS TOUGH AS YOU THINK IT IS, YOU’RE JUST A LAZY BASTARD!

    - Developing gaming apathy as a result of too many games, choice paralysis, and basically being a bit shit.


    These habits were broken because there was a limit placed on how many new games a participant could have. This lent a sense of consequence, and some more consideration, to every new game. There was also the public shaming of shonky purchases and weak will, which worked for some people but not Graxlar_V3 obviously, nor AddyB, who failed in week minus 1 and week 2 respectively.

    We didn’t all have a miraculous moment of clarity, but on balance - despite it being REALLY hard sometimes - I’d say there was more good than bad across the board. My own personal journey to love games like I used to was a qualified success, which is way more than I'd expected.

    Onto 2019 then. What has changed? Well, quite a lot actually.

    TL;DR

    THE RULES

    You have five slots.

    When you get a game, it consumes a slot.

    For the purposes of this challenge ‘get’ includes: new purchases, rentals, loans from a mate, stolen items from your housebreaking career, double-dips, gifts, DLC, freebies, Free2Play, AND ANYTHING YOU INSTALL FROM YOUR BACKLOG AFTER THE 25TH OF DECEMBER 2018 (controversial, I know).

    If you ‘finish’ that game - and this might mean different things for different games, which we’ll solve as a community - then it comes back off the list and goes in the Pile of the Vanquished. Nice work, you got a slot back! IMPORTANT: YOU CAN KEEP PLAYING IT EVEN AFTER IT COMES OFF THE LIST!

    If you fail to ‘finish’ that game, then it remains in that slot until you do.

    If you exceed your five slots the calendar year 2019 then you lose.

    Choose wisely.


    THE VARIATIONS & EXCEPTIONS

    Because I’m basically a big softie, here are some variations and exceptions to the above:

    We’ll turn a blind eye to Backlog Surfing and F2P Experimentation. If you wanna fire up a couple of backlog titles just to see what they’re about, or piss about in Warframe or whatever, then nobody will make you count it. If you put more than a couple of hours into it though, it takes a slot.

    For people with PS+ or Games with Gold, as these are byproducts of the Ridiculous Online Console Tax you stupidly keep paying, you will only be deemed to ‘get’ the game if you install it and play it for more than a couple of hours. Treat them as Backlog for the purposes of this challenge.

    If there’s a Humble Bundle that you purchase for a specific title: that title counts, but the rest can just go unloved and un-played on your pile o’ shame (tut tut!) and won’t count towards this challenge, until/unless you play them for more than a couple of hours.

    If you want a game for a specific reason that might preclude technically ’finishing’ the game (for example, I only buy FIFA to play The Journey and never touch any other mode) then you can declare your intent up front and test the waters with the baying mob. When you come to declare the game finished they might turn on you, however, so be careful. ;)

    DLC is included this year, as in it takes a slot, but I think that really only applies to chunky DLC. It it's skins, or something odd like expanding a fighting game roster, then I think we'll have to adapt as we go... erring on the side of turning a blind eye. :)

    Games you started on or before the 25th of December 2018 will not consume a slot. This is to stop the shameless people that load themselves up with dozens of games on New Year’s Eve. Noble heroes already in the 2018 challenge of course won’t be exceeding their ten game allocation. Right, peeps? RIGHT?!



    That’s about it. I’m sure there’ll be some rules lawyering in the coming days, but hopefully we’ve captured the most of it. Big shout out to @rice_sandwich who has been a major contributor to the “this is how you’re fucking it all up, Phattso” feedback pile-on, and without whom we’d probably be looking at something considerably poorer. Cheers, chap.

    So. If you’re game (heh) shout out below, and I’ll add you to The List. No, not Ecosse’s Basement Revenge List. A proper list that actually exists.

    Edited by Phattso at 13:31:00 24-12-2018

    Edited by Phattso at 14:03:12 24-12-2018
  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 14:40:04 24,819 posts
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    We have 49 victims, and this is how the breakdown of slots used looks right now...

    5x🦆 👩👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻
    4x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👩🏾👨🏻👨🏻👩👩👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻
    3x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👧🏿👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👧🏿👨🏾
    2x🦆 👨🏻👨🏾👨🏻
    1x🦆 👨🏾👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻
    0x🦆

    ...plus they have finished 305 games between them, so that's nice.

    Note: demographic breakdown may not be 100% accurate


    It is with a great sense of smugness, and not a little glee, that we must dutifully report on the 24 losers.

    bighairybear65: Red Dead Rendemption 2 Rise of the Tomb Raider Dirt 4
    Dombat: I am fail
    elephantjuice: Stardew Valley Smash Bros Octopath Traveller GTA5
    Flying_Pig:
    Graxlar_v3: Most. Inevitable. Lame. Capitulation. EVER!
    HelloNo:
    Huggybear: Sekiro Ni no Kuni 2
    JoelStinty: Lego City Devil May Cry 2 Persona 5 Spiderman Baba Is You
    Malek86: I don't need the challenge
    Murbs: [💩] Tales of Vesperia Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Starlink Assault Android Cactus
    OnlyJoeKing: The joke's on me I failed
    rice_sandwich: [💩 failed slot] Namco Museum Arcade Pac Cricket '19 Lydie & Suelle Darius Cozmic Collection
    Rodderz:
    RunningMan:
    simpleexplodingmaybe:
    Spectral:
    splosh: Octopath Traveller Darkwood Slay the Spire The Division 2
    Switch024: Octopath Traveller Shenmue 1&2 Remaster Red Dead Redemption 2 Sekiro Beat Saber
    VR_Loser_THFourteen: PC Building Simulator Robo Recall Beat Saber Shadowrun: Hong Kong The Division 2
    VR_Loser_Toaster05: Steamworld Heist Fist of the North Star Ace Attorney Trilogy Nier Automata
    vyseofhr: Okami Syberia 1 Tales of Vesperia Mario Maker 2 Sega Virtua Racing
    whatfruitlivesagain: [💩] Skyrim: Special Edition
    wuntyphyve: Ass Creed: Black Flag Borderlands 2 Remnant Soul Calibur VI The Witcher 3
    Zomoniac: Life Is Strange 2 (Ep. 3) Danganronpa Ultra Despair Girls Danganronpa V3 Toy Commander



    And now the roster of potential heroes who are still in the fight:



    👼 Bowak29 ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ _ )
    🦆 The Norwood Suite, Elite: Dangerous


    👼 BillMurray ( 🦆 _ _ _ _ )
    🦆 Flaming Cliffs 3 for DCS


    🏆 Cappy ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Final Fantasy X HD, Bloodborne, Portal 2
    🎯 Rez Infinite, Tales from the Borderlands (PS4), Rain (PS3), Journey (PS4), Hellblade, Abzu, Until Dawn


    👼 Carlo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Days Gone, Parkitect, Slay The Spire
    🎯 (N) Metro Exodus, The Division 2, Battlefield 5, Borderlands 2, A Short Hike


    👼 Ceelion ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Everybody's Golf, The Surge, Shadow of the Colossu, Sekiro
    🎯 Anthem, Steep, Rocket League


    🏆 Chug666 ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 The Surge, God of War, Valkyria Chronicles
    🎯 Iconoclasts, Doom VFR, Steamworld Heist, RDR2, Mario Rabbids, Borderlands 2, Zelda BOTW


    👼 CowsMakeNoise ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Rock Band 4, Dragon's Dogma (PS4), Rainbow Six Siege, Blood Bowl 2
    🎯 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, God of War, Vermintide, Wolfenstein 2, Call of Cthulhu, Red Dead Redemption 2, Injustice 2, Dishono(u)red: Death of the Outsider, [⭐] Full Throttle Remastered, Day of the Tentacle, Assassin's Creed Origins Season Pass, Ni No Kuni 2, Spider Man, Mirrors Edge Catalyst, Sniper Elite 4, Dragons Crown Pro


    🏆 crashVoodoo ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, Slay the Spire, Just Cause 4, Watchdogs 2
    🎯 Gorogoa, Donut Country, Hitman GOTYE, Hitman 2, Yoku's Island Express


    👼 CrispyXUKTurbo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )
    🦆 Captain Toad, Bloodborne, Castlevania Circle of the Moon, Vanquish, Paper Mario TYD


    👼 DakeyrasUK ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Starlink, Yakuza 0, Link to the Past, Outer Wilds
    🎯 Final Fantasy 12, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Astrobot, The Way: Remastered, Final Fantasy 9, Hob, Beat Saber, Mario Maker 2, Baba is You, Thronebreaker, Hellblade


    🏆 DangerousDave_87 ( _ 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Final Fantasy 7, Darkwood, DBQ2
    🎯 (N) Katamari Damacy ReRoll, Tumbleseed, (N) Tetris 99, Super Mario Bros 2, Toy Stunt Bike, Trials Rising, Detention, Toejam and Earl, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Dark Souls, Mario Rabbids, Baba Is You, Octopath Traveller, Virtua Racing, Doom 1993, Rabbids dlc, Super Mario World


    🏆 Derblington ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 (💩;) The Hong Kong Massacre, Trials Rising, Ape Out, The Division 2
    🎯 Gris, Guitar Hero Live, Apex Legends, Static PSVR


    👼 Devilligan ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, [💩] Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil 7, Dark Souls Remastered
    🎯 Super Smash Brow Ultimate, DQ: Builders, Spider-Man


    👼 DMJ ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Breath of the Wild, Yakuza 0, Gato Roboto, Crash Team Racing
    🎯 Dusk, Spider-Man, EDF5, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch), Sekiro, Katana Zero, Mario Odyssey


    👼 docrob ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Battletech, Two Point Hospital, Outer Wilds
    🎯 Mark of the Ninja, Return of the Obra Dinn, Thronebreaker, Cultist Simulator, The Council, Slay the Spire


    🏆 dominalien ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Dragon Age: Inquisition, Ace Combat 7, Ys VIII Lacrimos of Dana, Dead Cells
    🎯 428 Shibuya Scramble, Prey


    🏆 erniewhatbert ( 🦆 _ 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Horizon Zero Dawn, Ballistic NG
    🎯 Red Dead Redemption 2, Hyperlight Drifter, Bomber Crew, The Red Strings Club, Subsurface Circular, Deltarune Pt 1, Persona 5, Windjammers


    🏆 ghearoid ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Persona 5, Valkyria Chronicles 4 (for dlc), Kirby's Adventure Wii
    🎯 Valkyria Chronicles 3, Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem Three Houses


    👼 Gl3n ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Night In the Woods Cheap Temptations Edition, Wargroove, Tetris Effect, Return of the Obra Dinn, Lord of the Rings Online
    🎯 Captain Toad, Regency Solitaire, Wolfenstein Old Blood, Monkey Island, Uncharted 4, Hellblade, Apex Legends, Red Alert 3 (75% and cried off the last few missions...boo hoo), Forza Horizon 4


    👼 gordon_woodbine ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Resident Evil 2 REMake, Prey: Mooncrash, CODBLOPS 4, Apex Legends, Sekiro
    🎯 Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider


    🏆 GuybrushFreepwood ( _ 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Starlink, [💩] Okami, LEGO Harry Potter
    🎯 Oxenfree, Pokemon Let's Go, Dragon's Dogma, WOFTM, Ys 8


    HarryPalmer ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Persona 5, Days Gone, Dead Cells, Shadow of the Colossus, Control
    🎯 Sekiro, Watch Dogs 2, Return of the Obra Dinn, Observer, Red Strings Club, Slay the Spire, Hypnospace Outlaw


    💩 Humperfunk ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Resident Evil 2 REMake, Sekiro, Phoenix Wright Trilogy
    🎯 Tales of Vesperia, Wandersong, 428 Shibuya Scramble, Shadow of the Tomb Raider


    🏆 Jono62 ( _ _ 🦆 _ _ 🎯 )
    🦆 Mario Rabbids
    🎯 Splatoon 2


    🏆 kosigan ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Puyo Puyo Champions, Forza Horizons 4, Dangerous Driving, Test Drive: Unlimited
    🎯 The Grand Tour, Galaga , Old Man's Journey, AER Memories of Old, Summer Vibes dlc


    🏆 LifeIsStrange ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ )
    🦆 The Last of Us, God of War, Bioshock infinite, GTA V


    👼 mangojoe ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )
    🦆 Battlefield 5, Smash Ultimate, Red Dead Redemption 2, Starlink, Pokemon Let's Go


    🏆 monkman76 ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Astrobot Rescue, Slay The Spire, Sekiro
    🎯 Hitman, Resident Evil 2 REMake, Apex Legends (50h), Titanfall 2, [⭐] Baba Is You, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (WiiU), Mortal Kombat 9 (Vita), What Remains of Edith Finch, Mortal Kombat 11, Trials Rising


    👼 OllyJ ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Crash Team Racing, No Man's Sky, Wreckfest, Marvel Ultimate 3
    🎯 Shadow of the Colossus, Everybody's Golf, Onrush, (N) Resident Evil 2 REMake, (B) Trials of the Blood Dragon, Ace Combat 7, (N) Stick of Truth, Battlefield 5, Pokemon Lets Go, (N) Ironcast, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Sekiro, Letterquest Remastered, Trials Rising, Stardew Valley, Steamworld Dig 2, DMC 5, Saints Row The Third, Rage 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Slay the Spire, Strikers 1954 2


    💩 PazJohnMitch ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 (N) Red Dead Redemption 2, Rime, Enter the Gungeon, DOS2
    🎯 (N⭐;) Spider-Man, (N⭐;)Smash Bros. Ultimate, (N) Oxenfree, (B) NSMBU, (N) Minit, (B) Luigi's Mansion 2, (N) Moss, (N) Pokemon Let's Go Eevee, (N⭐;) The Messenger, Celeste, (N) A Fisherman's Tale, (N) Undertale, Disgaea 5, (N) Deltarun Chapter 1, (N) Baba Is You, (N) Diablo 3 (Switch), Dead Cells, Moonlighter, Cuphead, Steamworld: Heist, Steamworld Dig 2, Picross S3, Yoshi's Crafted World, Wargroove, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Golf Peaks, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Blood and Truth (DNF)


    🏆 Phattso ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 [💩] (N) Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (Battle Edition), (N) Astral Chain, (N) Dragon Quest XI (Switch), [💩] (N) Beat Saber - more fool me edition, (N) Gears 5
    🎯 (B) The Banner Saga (Switch), (N) Rime (PC), (B) TACOMA, (N) Yoku's Island Express (Switch), (N) Rogue Aces, (N) Cultist Simulator, (N) Late Shift, (N) Baba Is You, (N) Unavowed, (N) Starlink Battle for Atlantis, (N) Quarantine Circular, (N) Katana Zero, (N) Call of Duty: WWII, (N) Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Edition, (N) Minit, (N) Frostpunk, (N) Gato Roboto, (N) Dragon's Dogma, (N) Crackdown 3 (PC), (N) Virtua Racing (Switch)


    👼 PinkyFloyd ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )
    🦆 Gris (Switch), Yoku's Island Express (Switch), Golf Story (Switch), Dying Light (PS4), Snake (Switch)


    🏆 Red_Bool ( _ _ _ 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Lumines Remastered
    🎯 Pokemon Let's Go, Diablo 3, AC Odyssey, Dead Cells, Cadence of Hyrule, Final Fantasy XII


    🏆 Rivuzu ( 🦆 _ _ _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Subnautica
    🎯 Dragonball FighterZ (PS4), Mutant Year Zero (PC), Blood Bowl 2, DMC HD Collection, Vermintide 2 (PC), Sekiro, Under Night In Birth Exe, DOA6, DBFZ, Apex Legends, Mortal Kombat 11, DBZ World Tour, Fist of the North Star, Gravity Rush 2, Samurai Shodown, Bloodstained


    🏆 robthehermit ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, Hellblade, The Dwarves, Torchlight 2
    🎯 Mutant Year Zero, Shadow of The Tom Raider, (N) Crackdown 3, Trials Rising, Bloodstained, Battle Chasers: Nightwar


    👼 RyanDS ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Okami, Baba Is You, Astrobot, The Blackwell Series
    🎯 Octopath Traveller, Shadow of War, Shenmue, Resident Evil 2, Far Cry 5


    👼 SambaApe ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Assassins Creed: Odyssey, Toejam and Earl, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Alien Isolation, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    🎯 DOOM, Dead by Daylight


    👼 Samildanach ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Parodius Portable, [💩] Ikaruga, CoD4: MW REEEEEEEEEmastered , Battle Garrega
    🎯 Jamestown Plus, Dark Souls 2 SOTFS, Assassins Creed IV, DMC, Bioshock Infinite & dlc, Joe Dever Lone Wolf, The Last of Us Remastered, Dragons Dogma


    👼 samharper ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Crackdown 3, (B) Wolfenstein 2, (N) 428 Shibuya Scramble, (N) Mafia 3, (B) The Witcher 3
    🎯 Red Dead Redemption 2, Wolfenstein New Order, LEGO The Incredibles, (B) Spiderman


    🏆 Saul_Iscariot ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Paper Mario Colour Splash, New Super Mario Bros, Detroit, Link’s Awakening
    🎯 LEGO Marvel 2, Pokemon Let's Go, Titanfall 2, Super Mario RPG, (⭐;) God of War, Beyond Two Souls


    👼 SnackPlissken ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Horizon Zero Dawn DLC, Unavowed, Pokemon Let's Go, Fire Pro Wrestling World
    🎯 God of War, Smash Ultimate (💩;), Resident Evil 2 REMake


    👼 StixxUK ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Witcher 3, Hollow knight, Stardew Valley, Zelda BOTW
    🎯 Uncharted 4, Red strings club


    🏆 Technoishmatt ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ )
    🦆 Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Apex Legends, The Division 2


    💩 the_dudefather ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Baba Is You, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, final fantasy XII zodiac age
    🎯 Star Trek Final Unity, Zone of the Enders HD, Resident Evil HD, Dragonball Xenoverse 2, Crackdown 3, Katamari Damacy, Total Warhammer 2, Shenmue 2, Resident Evil 2, Hynospace Outlaw


    👼 TommyUnderwear ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 )
    🦆 Resident Evil 7, Spider-Man, Smash Bros. Ultimate, Apex Legends, Sekiro
    🎯 Dark Souls


    👼 Trafford ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Odin's Sphere, Nioh, DMC5, failed slot
    🎯 Resident Evil 2 Remake, Alienation, Sekiro, Resogun


    💩 UncleLou ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Yakuza Kiwami 2, Yoshi, Sekiro (I promise to 100% it)
    🎯 (N) Ace Combat 7, (N) Pikuniku, (N) Resident Evil 2 REMake, (N) Tetris Effect, (N) Baba Is You Minimum Effort Ticking The Boxes, (N) Wargroove, (N) Assassin's Creed: Odyssey


    🏆 Vortex808 ( 🦆 🦆 _ _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Gears 5, Borderlands 3
    🎯 Abzu, Doom, (N) Crackdown 3, Metro Last Light, Apex Legends


    👼 ZuluHero ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, Nier, Horizon: Zero Yawn, Zelda: BotW
    🎯 Spider-Man, Resident Evil 2 REMake

    Edited by Phattso at 08:42:51 14-09-2019
  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 14:40:08 24,819 posts
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  • Rivuzu 21 Dec 2018 14:48:41 18,205 posts
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    To be clear, you can have 5 on the go at any one time, and as soon as you "finish" one you can retire that, giving you another slot?

    Edit: Giving you BACK a slot I mean.

    Also, this will ruin me as I'll have multiple fighters on the go that you never just "finish". Damn you Phattso!

    Edited by Rivuzu at 14:50:07 21-12-2018
  • Jono62 21 Dec 2018 14:48:43 22,668 posts
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    Sign me up.
  • SambaApe 21 Dec 2018 14:48:49 1,296 posts
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    Thanks for putting the reward in for clearing the backlog. I love the vanquish reward, which will definitely prompts me to try and reduce my 25+ pile of shame.

    I’m in!
  • Deleted user 21 December 2018 14:50:20
    Can we please include within THE Rules, policy on DLC and standalone DLC please.
  • Deleted user 21 December 2018 14:54:18
    Count me in for this year.

    I think I held out until the Steam Winter sale then I went on a splurge like a randy sailor on shore leave. The lesson I learnt this year is I like the idea of vast open complex RPGS than the reality of playing them. Also fuck crafting.
  • monkman76 21 Dec 2018 14:57:50 14,902 posts
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    Sign me up for PWYGGWYP, aka pigwhip.
  • robthehermit 21 Dec 2018 15:03:20 7,424 posts
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    I'll have a go.

    So this years challenge is essentially abandoning 5 games or less. Should be easy enough.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 21 Dec 2018 15:05:48 1,263 posts
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    Sign me up please Mr Phat.

    And thanks for last year, it was a lot of fun and saved me pounds
  • HelloNo 21 Dec 2018 15:12:46 2,126 posts
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    I'm in, I'm slowly starting to get into the trend of buying games just 'cos and never committing.
  • SnackPlissken 21 Dec 2018 15:16:13 1,139 posts
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    This might actually work for me.. I really need to stop buying games day one, although fucking resident evil 2 is out next month.....
  • JoelStinty 21 Dec 2018 15:19:29 8,070 posts
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    I’m in just for the banter and seeing graxlar fail by January the 7th.
  • ghearoid 21 Dec 2018 15:32:55 3,230 posts
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    Ah, go on then. The 2018 thread helped keep me on the straight and narrow.

    Plus, it turns out that I can bloody well complete my bloody games if I bloody well stick with them! :)
  • rice_sandwich 21 Dec 2018 15:40:39 5,607 posts
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    I am in. Once more into breach. May you all be rabid in your enjoyment of gaming during 2019.

    Edited by rice_sandwich at 15:55:33 21-12-2018
  • Graxlar_v3 21 Dec 2018 15:41:27 7,682 posts
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    i am in (properly this time)
  • Graxlar_v3 21 Dec 2018 15:41:50 7,682 posts
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    JoelStinty wrote:
    I’m in just for the banter and seeing graxlar fail by January the 7th.
    I have signed in, hoping to last until 1st January this time.
  • Cappy 21 Dec 2018 15:48:19 14,109 posts
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    I can certainly believe that some of the colourful characters around here are able to accommodate five in their slot.

    Sign me up please, I think this may be more of a challenge than 2018 for me since I tend to play a lot of games concurrently.
  • Technoishmatt 21 Dec 2018 15:53:14 3,512 posts
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    Fully committed.

    I tend to play multiplayer shooters to death. I think the first prestige is a good target for “completion”. This is more complicated for new seasons, though.
  • UncleLou Moderator 21 Dec 2018 15:55:07 40,158 posts
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    Oh, sign me up. As you know from this year‘s challenge, my name is Will. Iron Will.

    One question: what about games you don‘t „finish“, but buy for your continued, occasional use? Animal crossing, multiplayer games, score attach games, hell, even a game like Civ, really? A new Diablo season?
  • rice_sandwich 21 Dec 2018 15:57:22 5,607 posts
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    @UncleLou

    Set your own targets. I believe rhis is already mentioned in the rules that Phattso kindly slaved upon throughout his Xmas break.
  • DUFFMAN5 21 Dec 2018 16:03:14 24,906 posts
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    Feck that, I don't even understand the rules.
    I'm out said in best Theo Profiterole voice.

    I will however spend loads of time in here adding both praise and scorn, not necessarily in the equal amounts though.
  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 16:19:53 24,819 posts
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    Rivuzu wrote:
    Also, this will ruin me as I'll have multiple fighters on the go that you never just "finish". Damn you Phattso!
    I reckon we could arrive at an "hours played" for fighters that could constitute completion. Or maybe fighters mastered? All up for grabs.

    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Can we please include within THE Rules, policy on DLC and standalone DLC please.
    DLC counts. All forms of DLC. In theory, if you're doing it right, DLC would just replace the main game on the list. :)

    monkman76 wrote:
    Sign me up for PWYGGWYP, aka pigwhip.
    I'm more pleased than I should be that this might become known as The PigWhip Challenge. :-D

    UncleLou wrote:
    One question: what about games you don‘t „finish“, but buy for your continued, occasional use? Animal crossing, multiplayer games, score attach games, hell, even a game like Civ, really? A new Diablo season?
    As with the fighting game question above, I think an "hours played" might be sensible at which point it can be considered "finished" and leave the list, even if you're still playing it. You'll be at the mercy of the Band of Bastards, of course, but that's half the fun.

    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Feck that, I don't even understand the rules.
    Get game. Game go list. Finish game. Game leave list. Make list not six games. Am win.

    Edited by Phattso at 16:24:06 21-12-2018
  • Vortex808 21 Dec 2018 16:22:43 13,337 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    JoelStinty wrote:
    I’m in just for the banter and seeing graxlar fail by January the 7th.
    I have signed in, hoping to last until 1st January this time.
    Ha! I'll believe that if it happens by jan 2nd! 😃

    I'm in again this year, Phattso.
  • Rivuzu 21 Dec 2018 16:28:29 18,205 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    Rivuzu wrote:
    Also, this will ruin me as I'll have multiple fighters on the go that you never just "finish". Damn you Phattso!
    I reckon we could arrive at an "hours played" for fighters that could constitute completion. Or maybe fighters mastered? All up for grabs.
    It doesn't work that way mannnnnnnnnnnn. Dragonball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Soul Calibur 6, DOA6, Mortal Kombat 11 already kill my list. I'm not allowed to play anything else once they're all out! Wah!
  • splosh 21 Dec 2018 16:31:27 297 posts
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    I'm in. So is this starting on the first of January or as of now?
  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 16:32:26 24,819 posts
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    @Rivuzu You should have better taste in games then. BRANCH OUT, GENRE SOLOIST! ;)

    Edited by Phattso at 16:32:41 21-12-2018
  • rice_sandwich 21 Dec 2018 16:32:51 5,607 posts
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    For fighters you can attempt various goals such as beat the single player campaign, play with every character, play 100 online matches, perform every special attack or whatever else seems fun and challenging.
  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 16:33:16 24,819 posts
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    splosh wrote:
    I'm in. So is this starting on the first of January or as of now?
    1st of January, but THAT'S NO EXCUSE TO SPLURGE NOW AND WE'RE WATCHING SO BE CAREFUL OR THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!
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