Everything Must Go! 2010 Pile Blowout

Oblivion is finished. I stalled part way through the main quest my first time attempting to play, so I decided that I'd avoid it this time and enjoy the rest of the game, and I definitely accomplished that.

-~130 hours played
-All quest lines other than the main quest and Shivering Isles finished (may go back to those before the next one is released, but I need a break now)
-Knights of the Nine finished
-A lot of Daedric and other random quests completed.

My first TES game and it was a completely enjoyable experience. I'm really looking forward to the next one.

Now - back to Sam & Max Season 2!

I was out of the Pile o'shame threads most of this fall, since the school year always manages to kick my butt. That said, I did finish Point Lookout before picking up New Vegas, and was working on completing Broken Steel before I got Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for Christmas.

It sure is a sad song everybody sings.

That said, I like this:

trueheart78 wrote:

Hemidal's Law: Anything that can be added to the pile will be added to the pile.

I love the pile of shame threads, but I'm contemplating starting a support group of sorts that goes hand-in-hand with it.

...

Even if nobody else is interested in it, I'm at the point where I really, really need to spend time with my own collection and get through a slew of games while managing where the money is going for new/used games.

I'd be interested in this, for sure. Though I would imagine something like that could end up enabling as much as supporting, y'know?

Either way, a permanent pile o'shame support thread that's more about what trueheart's proposing to join the monthly rotating ones, or is that just getting too silly?

Charter for the pile of shame, 12 month program...

Pile Club:
Rule 1: The first rule of pile club is, you don't mention new game purchases.
Rule 2: Work ONLY from your pile for the next 12 months. If you want a new game, wait three months to buy it or play it 3 months after buying it (if it's a limited launch edition or something).
Rule 3: Because we all know there will be new game purchases, limit it to three titles only. List them in your first post in this thread and stick to it.
Rule 4: Gifts and presents DON'T count towards those three. Use this rule to your advantage! If you can scam reltives/loved ones to keep the new blood flowing through birthdays and other celebrations more power to you, BUT, see Rule 2 for starting procedures.
Rule 5: Remember you're not alone. Post here, and post often, you're amongst friends...

That's all I've got for now, any thoughts? If we get enough interest, and finalise/finesse these "rules" we could start up a thread in time for the 'new Year'.

ccesarano wrote:

Add Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume to the list (I had $10 left on the gift card and it happened to be $10 new).

ccesarano, there will be a new thread started in less then a week for January 2011. I didn't add the games you listed because of the number and the short amount of time before this thread goes by the wayside. If you want to add one or two to finish in the next couple of days, let me know.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Charter for the pile of shame, 12 month program...

Pile Club:
Rule 1: The first rule of pile club is, you don't mention new game purchases.
Rule 2: Work ONLY from your pile for the next 12 months. If you want a new game, wait three months to buy it or play it 3 months after buying it (if it's a limited launch edition or something).
Rule 3: Because we all know there will be new game purchases, limit it to three titles only. List them in your first post in this thread and stick to it.
Rule 4: Gifts and presents DON'T count towards those three. Use this rule to your advantage! If you can scam reltives/loved ones to keep the new blood flowing through birthdays and other celebrations more power to you, BUT, see Rule 2 for starting procedures.
Rule 5: Remember you're not alone. Post here, and post often, you're amongst friends...

That's all I've got for now, any thoughts? If we get enough interest, and finalise/finesse these "rules" we could start up a thread in time for the 'new Year'.

You guys rock...

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Charter for the pile of shame, 12 month program...

...

That's all I've got for now, any thoughts? If we get enough interest, and finalise/finesse these "rules" we could start up a thread in time for the 'new Year'.

My original thoughts were as such:

trueheart78 wrote:

It would comprise of 4 parts:
1. Listing the games in our collections that we want to finish.
2. Looking forward to the game releases for the year/months ahead and taking note of the games that we're going to buy and at what price.
3. Looking behind to the previously released games and take notes of the games we're going to buy and at what price.
4. Committing to certain games via and making sure we take part in the Pile of Shame threads.

If we can bring the rules in line with that, and call it The Pile Management Club or The Pile Enablement Club, then I think we have a solid start. I don't want to limit people from buying new games they are interested in, and as much I've considered putting together a weight watcher's style system (not calling you're rules that, just thinking out loud), being supportive and focusing on moderation are my biggest desires. Buying a game day 1 should be allowed, as there are some big games out there that are worth the investment. I think the main problem we face is over indulgence, and therefore should limit purchases of new games to ones that we're most interested in, and also do the same for used games. Buying a slew of new and used games over the course of the year because of things like B2G1 sales, B1G2 sales, Steam & D2D sales, or just because we're bored are the real circumstances we can each find ourselves in.

I'm joining the pile of shame club, I have a huge backlist of games I haven't finished on ALL my digital distribution sites. That's 4 off the top of my head: Steam (the biggest one), D2D, Gamersgate, GOG, and I think that's it... sigh

I will be back here in in 3 days to join the POA club. (Pile of Shame)

m0nk3yboy wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

Finally got through GTA IV. I am glad I returned to it, because it was pretty good.

I stalled on this AGES ago... Not sure if it will be easy to pick again or not.

Would you recommend doing the main quest line primarily, and then the secondaries? I think I got bogged down in the running around, and then got distracted by the new shiny.

I just powered through and didn't start on anything new until I beat the main story. Also, it was pretty smooth for me as I was going for the 30 hour achievement and just took taxis everywhere. That saves A LOT of hassle.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Charter for the pile of shame, 12 month program...

Pile Club:
Rule 1: The first rule of pile club is, you don't mention new game purchases.
Rule 2: Work ONLY from your pile for the next 12 months. If you want a new game, wait three months to buy it or play it 3 months after buying it (if it's a limited launch edition or something).
Rule 3: Because we all know there will be new game purchases, limit it to three titles only. List them in your first post in this thread and stick to it.
Rule 4: Gifts and presents DON'T count towards those three. Use this rule to your advantage! If you can scam reltives/loved ones to keep the new blood flowing through birthdays and other celebrations more power to you, BUT, see Rule 2 for starting procedures.
Rule 5: Remember you're not alone. Post here, and post often, you're amongst friends...

That's all I've got for now, any thoughts? If we get enough interest, and finalise/finesse these "rules" we could start up a thread in time for the 'new Year'.

I love it. I am all in, except for Dead Space 2, which I require immediately. Not sure what my other new games will be, but that is definitely going to be one of them.

Demon's Souls has fallen - what a tough, evil, rewarding experience. Highly recommended!

Cool, so Fight Club (tongue firmly placed in cheek) meets Samaritans Helpline/Jenny Craig sort of thing.

Something along the lines of "555-CLEAR-MY-PILE", a little more nurturing towards the pile, rather than a "Boot Camp" style mentality towards it.

Leave it with me, will post something 'later' for review.

OK guys, it's out there, make with the busy!

Well.... I got everything done except Lucidity. I probably could have powered through the puzzler in the three days I had left after beating Demon's Souls, but I like to enjoy my games, and rushing would probably make me hate the title.

The only thing I've finished is Oblivion. I thought I could get through Season 2 of Sam & Max, and I am on the last episode, but I don't think I'm going to have any time today to do it. At least that one's an easy completion next month.