Following Play What You Get, Get What You Play (2020)

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  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:20:59 142 posts
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    It started with a cry for help...

    It then devolved into an apocalyptic orgy of wild gaming abandon.

    It needs must evolve into the perfect blend of challenge, ridicule, thoughtfulness, insult, and a calming sense of self improvement.

    It's a shame then that there's an unabashed shower of piss blankets signed up to last year's challenge who are being unceremoniously yanked into this year's effort (against their will, fuck you, GDPR).

    There was no fuss, but had there been and were you to wonder what it was all about, it's not too late for newcomers to get on the bandwagon. Mission: stop buying shit you won't play, stop abandoning things you're playing for shit reasons, and be the best darned gamer you can be.*

    * or I'll fucking cut you

    THE OFFICIAL PIGWHIP 2020 RULES * may be subject to minor changes / clarifications just in case we misheard the Mighty Duck the first time


    You have 3 slots for the Pigwhip Challenge: this means you can have a maximum of 3 games on the go at any one time. You fail the challenge if you have 4 games on the go at any one time or if you have 3 failed slots. Boo hoo. You win if you make it to late December 2020 without overstuffing yourself.

    ALL newly purchased games, backlog games, dlc, expansions, season passes etc. count. It doesn't matter whether it's a new game or an old game, gamepass, game compilation, humble bundle or whatever else. Rules lawyering is sure to invoke the wrath of the Mighty don't even try it.

    As soon as you buy or otherwise obtain or install a new game, it counts. If you start playing a previosly uncompleted old / backlog game, it counts. If you can't be bothered to play a game you just bought in a sale, that's your lookout. The box can gather dust on the shelf and it will still count.

    Pre-orders count as a slot filled in all but exceptional cases. Those cases have to be presented as a plea to the Duckbreaker. The Duckbreaker may be benevolent in cases of limited edition pre-orders that would sell out before release.


    Trial Period for Indecisive Sorts: There is one exception. You can test out backlog / humble bundle / gamepass type games for a couple of hours in order to see if you want to put them on your list. If you play a game for longer than 2 hours, it goes on your list and takes up a slot.


    Failed slots can be recovered via the performance of good deeds (in games or otherwise). So if you choose a game you don't like and abandon it like a cry baby because it's too hard, you better get on your knees, beg for forgiveness and tell us how you're going to atone. If we're suitably impressed by your good deed we might evacuate your slot.


    A Clean Slate for 2020: If you made a mess of things in 2019, we won't hold it entirely against you. Just say if you want the misdeeds of the past to be banished and never spoken of again and your shameful record shall be expunged.

    If you're happy to continue with your tail end of 2019 stuff, that's ok. BUT....only 3 games, mind. None of this 5 game luxury stuff, so you might have to drop something off your current list. Sorry about thatNO WE'RE NOT!

    This does mean you're going to have to pick and choose games MUCH MORE CAREFULLY, but there you go, that's life and it's not fair.

    Edited by DuckBreaker at 12:45:29 01-01-2020

    Edited by DuckBreaker at 21:46:14 10-09-2020
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:21:05 142 posts
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    We have 16 victims, and this is how the breakdown of slots used looks right now...

    3x🦆 👨🏻👧🏿👨🏻👨🏾👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻

    2x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👩🏾👨🏻


    0x🦆 👨🏻 they have finished 110 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 59 losers.

    AddyB_: Have fun all
    bighairybear65: Mooching big hairy bear
    Cappy: Won't somebody think of the niche survival horror devs?
    damagedinc: What a splurge
    DangerousDave_87: All the best folks!
    docrob: Off to the 52 games thread
    dominalien: Itís been a good time.
    erniewhatbert: Fatherhood time for games
    GuybrushFreepwood: Because he is also a MightyPirate
    JoelStinty: Excusing myself.
    LoneWolf80: I am out guys. I had forgot about this thread.
    monkman76: Good luck to all pigwhippers. /salutes
    Murbs: Triple poops
    OllyJ: Bowed out
    OnlyJoeKing: I'm all joked out.
    PazJohnMitch: It is all over already.
    Phattso: Aaaaand I'm bust
    rice_sandwich: Too busy with other stuff to play games this year
    Samildanach: I have deeply sinned.
    Saul_Iscariot: Unexpected Dreams
    SnackPlissken: Game over man.
    Switch024: 3 years of failure. Maybe next year!
    wuntyate: Third time in a row I've failed!

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

    👼🏆 Ceelion ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 51 Worldwide Games, Jedi Fallen Order , Sekiro
    🎯 Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, COD Warzone

    🏆🏆 Chug666 ( _ 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Lonely Mountain Downhill, Galak Z OR 1CC Gunstar Heroes or Biohazard Battle
    🎯 Banner Saga, God of War, The Surge/ Beat Sigrun GoW, Hard West, Wreckfest, Days Gone, Into the Breach, Borderlands 3

    👼🏆 CowsMakeNoise ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Blood Bowl 2, Evil Within 2, Rainbow Six Siege
    🎯 Batman Enemy Within, Layers of Fear, Prey, Nioh, Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    🏆🏆 crashVoodoo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Deus Ex Mankind Divided , Wildlands + Beat El Sueno Solo Challenge (Extreme), Cyberpunk 2077
    🎯 Prison Architect, Zelda link's awakening, Stanley Parable, Transport Fever 2, Luigi's Mansion , Cities Skyline +dlc, Mutant Year Zero, Assassin's Creed Origins , Oxenfree, Rime, Subnautica, Far Cry 5, ghost recon breakpoint, AC Odyssey + Kill all the cultist leaders, A Short Hike, Torchlight 2, Division 2+ dlc, Control, Vigor

    👼🏆 dmj ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Ni No Kuni (on new console? New game.), Persona 4 Golden
    🎯 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Yakuza 0, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Breath of the Wild, Dragon Quest XI, Assassin's Creed Origins, Horace

    🏆🏆 ghearoid ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    🎯 Story of Seasons Trio of Towns 3DS, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, Xenoblade Chronicles DE, Dragon Quest XI, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #fe Encore, Super Mario Picross NSO, Yoshi's Crafted World NSW, Abzu

    👼🏆 Gl3n ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Return of the Obra Dinn, Disco Elysium, God of War + Beat Sigrun
    🎯 Wargroove, Tetris Effect, Modern Warfare, Outer Wilds, DOS 2

    🏆🏆 Jono62 ( _ _ _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🎯 Phoenix Wright Trilogy, Edith Finch, Grim Fandango, Flashback, Tetris 99, Murder by Numbers, Animal Crossing

    -- MiniSchnauz ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Disco Elysium, Alan Wake, Children of Morta
    🎯 Witcher 3, Hollow Knight

    🏆- Nazo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Ace Attorney Trilogy, FFVII, Self-inflicted Closed Slot Craziness
    🎯 Tales of Beseria, Shenmue 3, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers†, Nier: Automata, Steins Gate Elite

    🏆🏆 Red_Bool ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch , Wonderful 101 (Wii U), Jedi Fallen Order
    🎯 Luigi's Mansion 3, Flashback, Skyrim (Switch), Resident Evil 4, Divinity: Original Sin 2

    🏆🏆 Rivuzu ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Phantasy Star Online 2, Desperados 3, Ghost of Tsushima
    🎯 Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Nier Automata, Yakuza 6, Nioh 2, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Hades

    🏆💩 Rodderz ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Cyberpunk 2077, Vampyr
    🎯 The City that Never Sleeps, Titanfall 2, Days Gone, FFVIIR, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, CoD: WWII, GTA V, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Assassins Creed: Oranges, Ghost of Tsushima , Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition, The Surge 2, The Division Gold Edition, Dark Souls 2:SotFS, Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

    👼👼 spookyxelectric ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Life is Strange 2., Guacamelee 2
    🎯 Arkham Asylum , Arkham City, Batman Telltale , Final Fantasy VII Remake

    🏆🏆 Technoishmatt ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 CoD warzone, Squadrons
    🎯 Tiny Room, Tacoma

    🏆🏆 Vortex808 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Gears Tactics , Star wars Squadrons, Cyberpunk 2077
    🎯 Life Is Strange 2, Batman The Telltale Series, Batman The Enemy Within, Gears 5, Borderlands 3, Outer Worlds, Inside, COD Warzone, The Turing Test

    Edited by DuckBreaker at 23:01:59 21-11-2020
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:21:10 142 posts
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    Final Boss Challenge :
    Beat at least one game in October, November or December to survive. Fail by 20th December and all you have achieved in the PWYGGWYP 2020 Challenge will be like tears in the rain. You get a nice tick when you are safe.

    Chug666 ✔
    crashVoodoo ✔
    DMJ ✔
    dominalien ✔
    Rodderz ✔

    Edited by DuckBreaker at 23:03:01 21-11-2020
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:21:15 142 posts
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  • monkman76 31 Dec 2019 15:23:12 17,162 posts
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    Who is DuckBreaker
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:28:46 142 posts
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    I am that which binds all things together. I am the Alpha, the Omega, and the Pepperami. I am also a big schizophrenic, because I am but a puppet on a million strings, each being pulled by a different forumite. The first to possess me was one called Phattso. You never forget your first.
  • PazJohnMitch 31 Dec 2019 15:34:34 16,303 posts
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    I thought we were going for a clean slate?
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:35:53 142 posts
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    All things are possible. This is but the first step on our journey together. We must have something if we are to break something apart.

  • Samildanach 31 Dec 2019 16:16:03 484 posts
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    Excellent work oh Duckbreaker, our new overlord.
    Clean slate? Pah!
  • Saul_Iscariot 31 Dec 2019 17:07:18 3,947 posts
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    I heard that there would be food this time?
  • dmj 31 Dec 2019 18:57:19 1,035 posts
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    I was hoping for punch and pie.
  • monkman76 31 Dec 2019 19:05:58 17,162 posts
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    Iíd like to be in but Iíve got to be honest, Iím intimidated by this duck character.
  • Cappy 31 Dec 2019 19:12:54 14,252 posts
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    Happy New Year Duckbreaker!

    No Shenmue. That's what I like to see. I have to admit to strange, unnatural urges that sometimes plant the notion that I just need to give it a bit longer.
  • docrob 31 Dec 2019 19:13:10 1,671 posts
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    Hmmm. I was good all last year (never went over 5 and even kept my purchases to 10 for the year) but I am 100% going to treat myself to a couple of things in the sales now. In fact I already have, after finding out they were giving away Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for free on the EGS. (Not technically a purchase, but still)

    If we aren't starting afresh and we don't get a wee bit of post-Xmas leniency, I'm afraid I'm out before this even begins!
  • Red_Bool 31 Dec 2019 19:13:39 2,090 posts
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    We finish what we started! I like it.
  • rice_sandwich 31 Dec 2019 19:26:11 6,563 posts
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    Registered 5 years ago're not going to like it. Not at all. Just wait and see 😁
  • PazJohnMitch 31 Dec 2019 20:27:31 16,303 posts
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    Since the end of last yearís competition I received Pokťmon Sword for Christmas and bought Banner Saga 1 and Ori and the Blind Forest. So depending on the rules you choose I may have already lost.

    I was working on the principle that Red Dead 2 could be dropped as it was bought in the 2018 competition and I only included it (and 4 others) last year to punish myself for failing 2018. And that I could remove Enter the Gungeon as it is simply to hard for me.

    So my thinking was that those 3 new games plus DOS2 and Ring Fit Adventure would form the start of my 2020 list. (If I entered).

    Edited by PazJohnMitch at 08:41:43 01-01-2020
  • Murbs 31 Dec 2019 20:41:23 24,870 posts
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    Well I'm in for 2020 but not with those games listed.
  • DangerousDave_87 31 Dec 2019 21:16:10 6,817 posts
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    @PazJohnMitch Enter the Gungeon is pretty darned hard. I'm glad it wasn't on my list last year. It has too many variables to really practice getting good at. I gave up after just 10 hours on the 4th floor.
  • Chug666 31 Dec 2019 21:17:42 728 posts
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    Can I report my first completion of 2020 in 2019? I finished Flashback over Christmas. Also bought banner saga in the Switch sale...
  • Daeltaja 31 Dec 2019 21:34:54 1,901 posts
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    You guys have *way* too much time on your hands 😀
  • dominalien 1 Jan 2020 01:18:18 10,068 posts
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    I am glad to be included again.

    I am now done with Linkís Awakening and have Indivisible instead. Both completed and bought, respectively, last year.
  • Nazo 1 Jan 2020 03:22:33 1,495 posts
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    I might sign up for this year again, depending on the rules. My aim is to finish off the games I have in progress (most of which Iím still playing from the 2018 challenge) then move on to do something more productive with my free time so Iíll be setting myself a low hard-limit if I do.
  • Deleted user 1 January 2020 04:57:48
    Just started Witcher 3. Looking at the map and the area I've played so far, I think this will do me for 2020.
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    Plus I've £50 in eshop vouchers and no idea what to spend it on.
  • OllyJ 1 Jan 2020 09:01:26 4,823 posts
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    I finished Sparkle 2 on December 24th, is this some kind of sick joke. I'll have a nice completion on that.

    And please add Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Deleted user 1 January 2020 09:03:28
    I desperately need to curb my spending due to a house move in summer so will be hitting the backlog. I'll attempt this year's dependant on what it is.
  • DUFFMAN5 1 Jan 2020 09:42:21 26,316 posts
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    I used to be able to understand this thread and its rules, but last year I did not have a clue. I think I'm safer in the 52 games thread ;)
  • ghearoid 1 Jan 2020 09:46:15 3,641 posts
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    Well, it looks like I've been autosigned up with Kirby's effing Adventure carried over. The cheek! Anyway, I am again up for the challenge and, as God is my witness, I shall beat Kirby.

    /shakes fist at sky

    Also, please add Story of Seasons Trio of Towns 3DS to my list.
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