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

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  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:20:59 18 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

    PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IN 2020...

    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 Duck...so 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.

    WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND ABOUT A GAME?

    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.

    WHAT IF I'M A WEAK WILLED NO HOPER AND GIVE UP ON A GAME?

    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.

    WHAT IF I HUMILIATED MYSELF IN 2019 WITH A HORRIBLE PIGWHIP PERFORMANCE?

    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.

    WHAT IF I'VE STILL GOT A BUNCH OF GAMES ON THE GO?
    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
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:21:05 18 posts
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    We have 74 victims, and this is how the breakdown of slots used looks right now...

    3x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏾👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻🧑🏿👨🏻👩👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏾👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻

    2x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏾👨🏻👩👨🏻👨🏻

    1x🦆 👨🏻👩🏾👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻🧑🏿

    0x🦆 👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏾👨🏻👨🏻🧑🏿👨🏻🧑🏿👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻👨🏻

    ...plus they have finished 31 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 5 losers.

    docrob: Off to the 52 games thread
    erniewhatbert: Fatherhood awaits...no time for games
    GuybrushFreepwood: Because he is also a MightyPirate
    kosigan: Forza Horizon 4 NFS Heat Test Drive Unlimited
    rice_sandwich: Too busy with other stuff to play games this year



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



    -- AddyB_ ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Ghost recon wildlands
    🎯 Dragon Quest XI, Resident Evil 7


    👼🏆 Bowak29 ( 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 The Norwood Suite, Elite: Dangerous


    👼💩 bighairybear65 ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 COD Modern Warfare, Red Dead Rendemption 2
    🎯 Uncharted 3


    👼🏆 BillMurray ( 🦆 _ _ )

    🦆 Flaming Cliffs 3 for DCS


    🏆🏆 Cappy ( 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 Fear Effect, Bloodborne


    👼🏆 Carlo ( _ _ _ )



    👼🏆 Ceelion ( _ 🦆 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 Jedi Fallen Order , Sekiro
    🎯 Shadow of the Colossus


    🏆🏆 Chug666 ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 The Surge, Hard West
    🎯 Banner Saga


    👼🏆 CowsMakeNoise ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Blood Bowl 2, Nioh, Rainbow Six Siege
    🎯 Batman Enemy Within, Layers of Fear, Prey


    🏆🏆 crashVoodoo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Prison Architect, Zelda Link's Awakening (Switch), Stanley Parable


    👼🏆 CrispyXUKTurbo ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Paper Mario TYD, Bloodborne, Castlevania Circle of the Moon


    👼🏆 DakeyrasUK ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Starlink, Yakuza 0, Death Stranding


    🏆🏆 DangerousDave_87 ( 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 The Last Story
    🎯 Worms WMD, Ring Fit Adventure (not a game!)


    🏆🏆 Derblington ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 The Division 2, Trials Rising, Ape Out


    👼🏆 Devilligan ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, Dark Souls Remastered, Resident Evil 7


    👼🏆 DMJ ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Breath of the Wild, Yakuza 0, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order


    👼💩 Dombat ( _ _ _ )



    🏆🏆 dominalien ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Dragon Age: Inquisition, Xenosaga Episode III, Death Stranding


    👼💩 elephantjuice ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Stardew Valley, Smash Bros, Octopath Traveller


    👼💩 Flying_Pig ( _ _ _ )



    🏆🏆 ghearoid ( 🦆 _ _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Dragon Quest XI
    🎯 Story of Seasons Trio of Towns 3DS


    👼🏆 Gl3n ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Return of the Obra Dinn, Disco Elysium, DOS2
    🎯 Wargroove, Tetris Effect, Modern Warfare, Outer Wilds


    💩💩 Graxlar_v3 ( _ _ _ )



    👼🏆 gordon_woodbine ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Resident Evil 2 REMake, Prey: Mooncrash, Sekiro


    👼💩 HarryPalmer ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Persona 5, Horace, Vampyr


    👼💩 HelloNo ( _ _ _ )



    🏆💩 Huggybear ( 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 Sekiro, Ni no Kuni 2


    💩🏆 Humperfunk ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Resident Evil 2 REMake, Phoenix Wright Trilogy, Sekiro


    🏆💩 JoelStinty ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 Dead Cells, Horizon Chase Turbo, Wolfenstein 2
    🎯 Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order


    🏆🏆 Jono62 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Grim Fandango, Flashback, Tetris 99
    🎯 Phoenix Wright Trilogy, Edith Finch


    🏆🏆 LifeIsStrange ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 The Last of Us, God of War, Bioshock infinite


    -- LoneWolf80 ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 The Witcher 3, God of War
    🎯 Luigi's Mansion 3


    👼💩 Malek86 ( _ _ _ )



    👼🏆 mangojoe ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Battlefield 5, Smash Ultimate, Red Dead Redemption 2


    -- MightyPirate ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Lego Harry Potter, Starlink, Witcher 3


    -- MiniSchnauz ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Disco Elysium, Witcher 3, Hollow Knight


    -- Mola_Ram ( _ _ _ )



    🏆🏆 monkman76 ( _ _ _ 🎯 )

    🎯 Control (xb1)


    💩💩 Murbs ( 🦆 _ _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Children of Morta
    🎯 Donut Country


    🏆- Nazo ( 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 Tales of Beseria, Shenmue 3


    👼🏆 OllyJ ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Red Dead Cowboy Sim 2018, Pokemon Sword, Star Wars Battlefront 2


    💩💩 OnlyJoeKing ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Modern Warfare (pc), Control (pc), Astral Chain (Switch)


    💩🏆 PazJohnMitch ( 🦆 _ 🦆 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Resident Evil 2, Divinity Original Sin 2
    🎯 Ori and the Blind Forest, The Banner Saga


    🏆💩 Phattso ( 🦆 🦆 _ )

    🦆 (N) Dragon Quest XI (Switch), (N) Steamworld Heist (Switch)


    👼🏆 PinkyFloyd ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Dying Light (PS4), Yoku's Island Express (Switch), Snake (Switch)


    🏆🏆 Red_Bool ( 🦆 _ 🦆 )

    🦆 Divinity: Original Sin 2, Luigi's Mansion 3


    🏆🏆 Rivuzu ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Yakuza 6, Nier Automata
    🎯 Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order


    🏆🏆 robthehermit ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, Borderlands 3, The Dwarves


    🏆💩 Rodderz ( 🦆 _ _ 🎯 🎯 )

    🦆 Days Gone
    🎯 The City that Never Sleeps, Titanfall 2


    🏆💩 RunningMan ( _ _ _ )



    👼🏆 RyanDS ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Okami, Baba Is You, Astrobot


    👼🏆 SambaApe ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Assassins Creed: Odyssey, Alien Isolation, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


    👼🏆 Samildanach ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 Dragon Age Inquisition, Gunlord X, The Order: 1886
    🎯 Alien Isolation


    👼🏆 samharper ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Crackdown 3, (B) Wolfenstein 2, (B) The Witcher 3


    🏆🏆 Saul_Iscariot ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Spider-Man, New Super Mario Bros
    🎯 Luigi's Mansion 3


    👼💩 simpleexplodingmaybe ( _ _ _ )



    👼🏆 SnackPlissken ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Deadly Premonition, Ni No Kuni
    🎯 Death Stranding


    👼💩 Spectral ( _ _ _ )



    👼💩 splosh ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 The Division 2, Darkwood, Slay the Spire


    👼🏆 StixxUK ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Witcher 3, Hollow knight, Zelda BOTW


    💩💩 Switch024 ( 🦆 _ _ )

    🦆 Death Stranding


    🏆🏆 Technoishmatt ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Beat Saber, Robo Recall, The Division 2


    💩🏆 the_dudefather ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Baba Is You, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, final fantasy XII zodiac age


    🏆💩 THFourteen ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 PC Building Simulator, Robo Recall, The Division 2


    👼💩 Toaster05 ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Steamworld Heist, Fist of the North Star, Ace Attorney Trilogy


    👼🏆 TommyUnderwear ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Resident Evil 7, Spider-Man, Smash Bros. Ultimate


    👼🏆 Trafford ( _ _ _ )



    💩💩 UncleLou ( _ _ _ )



    🏆🏆 Vortex808 ( 🦆 🦆 _ 🎯 )

    🦆 Gears 5, Borderlands 3
    🎯 Life Is Strange 2


    💩💩 vyseofhr ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Okami, Syberia 1, Tales of Vesperia


    🏆💩 whatfruitlivesagain ( _ _ _ )



    👼💩 wuntyate ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 🎯 )

    🦆 Wolfenstein 2, The Witcher 3, RE: Revelations
    🎯 Bloodstained


    👼💩 Zomoniac ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Life Is Strange 2 (Ep. 3), Danganronpa Ultra Despair Girls, Danganronpa V3


    👼🏆 ZuluHero ( 🦆 🦆 🦆 )

    🦆 Red Dead Redemption 2, Control, God of War

    Edited by DuckBreaker at 17:10:36 18-01-2020
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:21:10 18 posts
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  • monkman76 31 Dec 2019 15:23:12 15,587 posts
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    Who is DuckBreaker
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:28:46 18 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 14,959 posts
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    I thought we were going for a clean slate?
  • DuckBreaker 31 Dec 2019 15:35:53 18 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.

    #ZenAllUpInYallBitchez.
  • Samildanach 31 Dec 2019 16:16:03 189 posts
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    Excellent work oh Duckbreaker, our new overlord.
    Clean slate? Pah!
  • Saul_Iscariot 31 Dec 2019 17:07:18 3,303 posts
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    I heard that there would be food this time?
  • dmj 31 Dec 2019 18:57:19 1,003 posts
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    I was hoping for punch and pie.
  • monkman76 31 Dec 2019 19:05:58 15,587 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 14,157 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 1,269 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 1,883 posts
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    We finish what we started! I like it.
  • rice_sandwich 31 Dec 2019 19:26:11 6,052 posts
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    No...no...you're not going to like it. Not at all. Just wait and see 😁
  • PazJohnMitch 31 Dec 2019 20:27:31 14,959 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 24,510 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 6,643 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 21:17:42 654 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 1,759 posts
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    You guys have *way* too much time on your hands 😀
  • dominalien 1 Jan 2020 01:18:18 9,388 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 1,153 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.
  • MightyPirate 1 Jan 2020 04:57:48 96 posts
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    Just started Witcher 3. Looking at the map and the area I've played so far, I think this will do me for 2020.
  • MightyPirate 1 Jan 2020 04:58:25 96 posts
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  • MightyPirate 1 Jan 2020 04:58:25 96 posts
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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 4,640 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.
  • AddyB_ 1 Jan 2020 09:03:28 98 posts
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    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 25,238 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 3,284 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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