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

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  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 14:40:00 24,573 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 24,573 posts
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    We have 62 victims, and this is how the breakdown of slots used looks right now...

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

    ...plus they have finished 300 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 11 losers.

    Dombat: I am fail
    Flying_Pig:
    Graxlar_v3: Most. Inevitable. Lame. Capitulation. EVER!
    HelloNo:
    Huggybear: Sekiro Ni no Kuni 2
    Malek86: I don't need the challenge
    OnlyJoeKing: The joke's on me I failed
    Rodderz:
    RunningMan:
    simpleexplodingmaybe:
    Spectral:



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



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


    👼 bighairybear65 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 (💩;) Forza Horizon 4, Red Dead Rendemption 2, (💩;) Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    🎯 Halo 5 Guardians, Gears of War 4


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


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


    👼 Carlo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 )
    🦆 Battlefield 5, Parkitect, The Division 2
    🎯 (N) Metro Exodus


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


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


    👼 CowsMakeNoise ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Rock Band 4, Dragon's Dogma (PS4), Ni No Kuni 2, 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


    🏆 crashVoodoo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Hitman 2, Just Cause 4, Watchdogs 2
    🎯 Gorogoa, Donut Country, Hitman GOTYE


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


    👼 DakeyrasUK ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Beat Saber, Yakuza 0, Final Fantasy 9
    🎯 Final Fantasy 12, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Astrobot, The Way: Remastered


    🏆 DangerousDave_87 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Octopath Traveller (you will never finish it!), Final Fantasy 7, Baba is You, Dark Souls
    🎯 (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


    🏆 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 ( _ _ 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Yakuza 0, Sekiro
    🎯 Dusk, Spider-Man, EDF5, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)


    👼 docrob ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Battletech, Thronebreaker, Cultist Simulator
    🎯 Mark of the Ninja, Return of the Obra Dinn


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


    👼 elephantjuice ( _ 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Smash Bros, Octopath Traveller
    🎯 AC Odyssey, Tales from the Borderland, Borderlands: Pre-Sequel, What Remains of Edith Finch


    🏆 erniewhatbert ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 The Red Strings Club, Persona 5, Ballistic NG, Bomber Crew
    🎯 Red Dead Redemption 2, Hyperlight Drifter


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


    👼 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, Warlock of Firetop Mountain (Switch)
    🎯 Oxenfree, Pokemon Let's Go, Dragon's Dogma


    HarryPalmer ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 )
    🦆 Sekiro, Return of the Obra Dinn, Watch Dogs 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Nioh


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


    🏆 JoelStinty ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 GT Sport, Devil May Cry 2, Persona 5, Baba Is You
    🎯 Wonderboy 3 The Dragon's Trap, Horizon: Zero Yawn, Onimusha Warlords, The Crew, Tetris 99, Final Fantasy 9, Assasins Creed Oranges, Motorsport Manager, Rabbids DK DLC, Into the Breach, Hollow Knight (call that a completion? I've had dumps more comprehensive than 71%!), Devil May Cry (PS2)


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


    🏆 kosigan ( _ 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 AER Memories of Old, Dangerous Driving, Old Man's Journey
    🎯 The Grand Tour, Galaga


    🏆 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, Mortal Kombat 11, Trials Rising, Sekiro
    🎯 Hitman, Resident Evil 2 REMake, Apex Legends (50h), Titanfall 2, [⭐] Baba Is You, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (WiiU), Mortal Kombat 9 (Vita)


    💩 Murbs ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 [💩] Tales of Vesperia, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Starlink, Assault Android Cactus
    🎯 Oxenfree, Spider-Man, Steamworld Dig 2, VVVVVV, Yoku's Island Express


    👼 OllyJ ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 DMC 5, Saints Row The Third, Stardew Valley
    🎯 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


    💩 PazJohnMitch ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 (N) Red Dead Redemption 2, Picross S3, Enter the Gungeon
    🎯 (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


    🏆 Phattso ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 (N) Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (Battle Edition), (N) Frostpunk, [💩] (N) Beat Saber - more fool me edition, (N) Rogue Aces
    🎯 (B) The Banner Saga (Switch), (N) Rime (PC), (B) TACOMA, (N) Yoku's Island Express (Switch), (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


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


    🏆 rice_sandwich ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 [💩 failed slot], Namco Museum Arcade Pac, (N) Wizard of Legend, Darius Cozmic Collection
    🎯 (N-8) Smash Bros, (N-7) Lego Harry Potter, (N-7) Puzzle Bobble 2, (N-5) Plantera DX, (N-6) Crypt of the Necrodancer, (N-7) Project Highrise, (N-7) Holy Potatoes A Weapon Shop, (N-9) Hidden Folks, (N-9) Floor Kids, (N-8) Gunbird 2, (N-7) Cultist Simulator , (N-7) Assault Android Cactus +, (N-7.5) Dynasty Warriors 8, (N-9) Baba Is You, (N-*) SNK 40th Anniversary, Arcade Archives (4 games), ACA Ice Climbers


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


    🏆 Rivuzu ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Gravity Rush 2, Fist of the North Star, Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission
    🎯 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


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


    👼 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 ( _ 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Bioshock Infinite, (💩;) Ikaruga, Joe Dever Lone Wolf
    🎯 Jamestown Plus, Dark Souls 2 SOTFS, Assassins Creed IV, DMC


    👼 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, God of War
    🎯 LEGO Marvel 2, Pokemon Let's Go, Titanfall 2, Super Mario RPG


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


    👼 splosh ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Sekiro, Metro Exodus, The Division 2
    🎯 Detroit, Tetris Effect, Destiny 2, Resident Evil 2 REMake, (B) DMC 4, Fallout 76, Devil May Cry, Anthem, (B) Pyre, Dragons Dogma, DMC 5, Warhammer Vermintide, (B) AC Odyssey, Vampyr


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


    💩 Switch024 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Octopath Traveller, Shenmue 1&2 Remaster, Red Dead Redemption 2, Sekiro, Beat Saber
    🎯 Astrobot Rescue, Resident Evil 2 REMake, Anthem, Pokemon Let's Go, [⭐] Dead or Alive 6, Spider-Man, The Division 2


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


    💩 the_dudefather ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Baba Is You, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, final fantasy XII zodiac age, Hypnospace Outlaw
    🎯 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


    🏆 THFourteen ( 🦆 _ _ 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 FF XII, Shadowrun: Hong Kong, The Division 2
    🎯 Battletech DLC, Torna DLC, Pokemon Let's Go, Final Fantasy X, [⭐] Into the Breach, The Walking Dead, Steamworld Quest, Assasins Creed Odyssey


    👼 Toaster05 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Steamworld Heist, Fist of the North Star, Ace Attorney Trilogy, Nier Automata, F1 2018
    🎯 Red Dead Redemption 2, Diablo 3, Sniper Elite V4, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Uncharted Lost Legacy, Shadow of Mordor, Smash Bros Ultimate, Captain Toad, Vostok Inc, Moonlighter, Tempest 4K (30 goes to complete)


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


    👼 Trafford ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Odin's Sphere, Resogun, DMC5, Sekiro, Dark Souls 3
    🎯 Resident Evil 2 Remake, Alienation


    💩 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 ( 🦆 _ _ _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Apex Legends
    🎯 Abzu, Doom, (N) Crackdown 3, Metro Last Light


    💩 vyseofhr ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Okami, Syberia 1, Tales of Vesperia, Yoshi's Crafted World, Final Fantasy X Remaster
    🎯 Civ 6, Red Dead Redemption 2, Pokemon Let's Go, Motorsport Manager


    🏆 whatfruitlivesagain ( 🦆 _ _ _ _ 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Skyrim: Special Edition
    🎯 (⭐;) Warhammer Total war 2, Fell Seal:Arbiters Mark


    👼 wuntyphyve ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, The Division 2, Mortal Kombat 11, The Witcher 3
    🎯 (N) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, The Surge


    👼 Zomoniac ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )
    🦆 Life Is Strange 2 (Ep. 3), Danganronpa Ultra Despair Girls, Danganronpa V3, Toy Commander
    🎯 Red Dead Redemption 2, Hitman, Gorogoa, Soul Calibur VI, FIFA 19, Hellblade, Life Is Strange 2 (Ep. 2), Crackdown 3, Mario Rabbids, Nier Automata, Gears of War Ultimate


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

    Edited by Phattso at 18:11:42 18-05-2019
  • Phattso 21 Dec 2018 14:40:08 24,573 posts
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  • Rivuzu 21 Dec 2018 14:48:41 18,110 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 22,083 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!
  • whatfruitlivesagain 21 Dec 2018 14:50:20 1,736 posts
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    Can we please include within THE Rules, policy on DLC and standalone DLC please.
  • whatfruitlivesagain 21 Dec 2018 14:54:18 1,736 posts
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    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 14,656 posts
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    Sign me up for PWYGGWYP, aka pigwhip.
  • robthehermit 21 Dec 2018 15:03:20 7,220 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 15:05:48 829 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 2,090 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 15:16:13 926 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 7,730 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 3,199 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 5,353 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 6,451 posts
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    i am in (properly this time)
  • Graxlar_v3 21 Dec 2018 15:41:50 6,451 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 14,068 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 3,324 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 5,353 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 24,413 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 24,573 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 13,126 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 18,110 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 16:31:27 263 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 24,573 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 5,353 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 24,573 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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