2012, end of the world, or end of your pile? - the 12 month thread

Happy new year fellow pilers. May you find lost gems and new favourite games as you dig deep into your ever burgeoning pile.

Oh crap it's January 1st and I still haven't done my list of games for the year.

Jan. 1st update!

I've edited in times from howlongtobeat. Mostly going for full completion, and just taking the average, so hopefully most of these will be shorter. Also estimating when there are not enough or no data points for games.

Monkeyboy, here's my backloggery link.

Games in my collection I want to finish/watch the credits roll (alphabetical by platform).

  • Alpha Protocol [color=blue](360)[/color] -- 18 hours
  • Assassin's Creed 2 -- 26 hours
  • Dark Souls -- 100 hours* (halfway through Anor Londo)
  • Disneyland Adventures -- est. 30-40 hours
  • Dance Central 2 -- 15 hours
  • El-Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron -- 15 hours* (on Extra Difficulty run; still debating a G-rank Hard run)
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West -- 20 hours
  • L.A. Noire -- 30 hours
  • Lego Batman -- 12 hours
  • Once Upon a Monster -- est. 5-8 hours* (cheevo hunting 2nd/3rd playthrough)
  • Project Gotham Racing 3* -- est. 10 hours left
  • Pure -- 20 hours
  • Record of Agarest War: Zero -- est. 60-100 hours
  • Risen -- 35 hours
  • Tony Hawk's Proving Ground -- est. 25 hours
  • Too Human -- 22 hours
  • Grand Theft Auto IV[color=blue] (PC)[/color] -- 45 hours
  • Jade Empire -- 20 hours
  • Mirror's Edge -- 8 hours
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword -- 40 hours
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl -- 22 hours
  • Disgaea 4 [color=blue](PS3)[/color] -- 55 hours
  • LittleBIGPlanet -- 25 hours
  • LittleBIGPlanet 2 -- 15 hours
  • Yakuza 4 -- 40 hours
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword [color=blue](Wii)[/color]* -- est. 25 hours left

Status: 0 of 26 (0%) -- est. total time 766 hours (~32 days)

* = In Progress
/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed

2012 Releases I will be purchasing - list of releases

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360) - possible pre-order/week 1
  • SSX (2012) (360) - possible pre-order/week 1
  • Tales of Graces (PS3) - Probably will await a sale
  • The Last Guardian (PS3) - Will await sale pending reviews, possibly week / day 1
  • Dragon Quest X (Wii) - Will await sale pending reviews, possibly week / day 1
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3) - We'll see
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: definite pre-order

Status: 0 of 7 (0%)

2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing and at what price - list of releases
These are the games I will restrict myself to when the buying urge comes upon me, and for lower prices than I normally would purchase (unless digital). I will not necessarily buy all of these games.

  • The Witcher 2 (PC) - $20 or less
  • Driver: San Francisco (360) - $20 or less
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360) - $25 or less
  • Forza 4 (360) - $30 or less
  • Saint's Row the Third (360) - $20 or less
  • Orcs Must Die! (PC) - $5 or less [color=blue]Purchased for $3.74[/color]
  • Rocksmith (360) - $40 or less
  • Bastion (XBLA) - $7.50 or less [color=blue]Purchased for $7.50 on the nose[/color]

Status: 2 of 8 (25%)

Side Goals

  • Finish up achievements in Prototype, Viva Pinata, all three Rock Band games I own, PGR3, Fable II :mrgreen:, Borderlands, The Maw, Ilomilo, NIER, Banjo Kazooie, and a few other games that I haven't quite polished off.
  • Focus on the 360 enough to support my team for as long as we're in the GTASC
  • Finally reach that elusive 90% completion at TA after hitting 88.9% so many times.
  • [color=red]Stay the hell away from a PSP, Vita, and 3DS[/color]. I want them so badly, but a whole new platform is opening up a can of worms I don't need to deal with right now.
  • plop anything gained from burning down points on Goozex to the rear of the queue, excepting Alice: Madness Returns.
  • Time permitting, get further into the three Atlus JRPGs I have looming over me on the PS2: Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2, and Nocturne.

Status: 0 of 6 (0%)

I, Minarchist, solemnly pledge to remain incredibly awesome just like I am now. Also, to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.

[size=8]....help me![/size][/quote]

ccesarano wrote:
trueheart78 wrote:

When do you see the credits?

After beating every cup on 50cc.

That's when I'll mark it beaten, then.

I bought and finished VVVVVV on 3DS yesterday, so that's a wash. Considering selling my 360 and its pile after GTASC is done. We'll see.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I bought and finished VVVVVV on 3DS yesterday, so that's a wash. Considering selling my 360 and its pile after GTASC is done. We'll see.

I guess that is one quite drastic way to reduce the pile.

My pile is actually larger than the 2011 pile, and I didn't see the end credits on many games this year.

For some reason I never unwrapped Vanquish until now, despite being just the kind of shooter I've needed for, like, the entire 2011. This will probably get knocked off the pile pretty quickly.

Alright, here's my list of games I own that I am going to get through by the end of the year. They are ones that should warrant me giving up my Gamer Card if I didn't complete them. This is all keeping in mind that I am planning on not buying any games until calendar year 2013 -- which as previously stated, I will need your emotion support with. Today is Day One. I imagine The Shakes and Sweats will be coming a little bit later.

TO BEAT
Xenoblade Chronicles
Bioshock 1 and 2
Bully
Gears of War 2
Bahamut Lagoon
Terranigma
Saint's Row 1, 2, and 3
The Witcher 2
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Blade Runner (the old PC one)
World of Goo
Mega Man Legends
Disaster: Day of Crisis

Man, some of these have a lot of game time in them until I get the Complete status.

ccesarano wrote:

For some reason I never unwrapped Vanquish until now, despite being just the kind of shooter I've needed for, like, the entire 2011. This will probably get knocked off the pile pretty quickly.

Just added that to my Backloggery banner for this month, which means progress will be made.

Kamakazi010654 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I bought and finished VVVVVV on 3DS yesterday, so that's a wash. Considering selling my 360 and its pile after GTASC is done. We'll see.

I guess that is one quite drastic way to reduce the pile.

I threaten to sell my 360 at least twice a year. I'm actually pretty serious about it this time, but, like I said, we'll see.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Kamakazi010654 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I bought and finished VVVVVV on 3DS yesterday, so that's a wash. Considering selling my 360 and its pile after GTASC is done. We'll see.

I guess that is one quite drastic way to reduce the pile.

I threaten to sell my 360 at least twice a year. I'm actually pretty serious about it this time, but, like I said, we'll see.

I guess the obvious follow up is Why?

Kamakazi010654 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I threaten to sell my 360 at least twice a year. I'm actually pretty serious about it this time, but, like I said, we'll see.

I guess the obvious follow up is Why?

That's funny -- I thought the obvious follow-up would be "How much would you want for it?".

Kamakazi010654 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Kamakazi010654 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I bought and finished VVVVVV on 3DS yesterday, so that's a wash. Considering selling my 360 and its pile after GTASC is done. We'll see.

I guess that is one quite drastic way to reduce the pile.

I threaten to sell my 360 at least twice a year. I'm actually pretty serious about it this time, but, like I said, we'll see.

I guess the obvious follow up is Why?

The short version, without all the navel-gazing, is that I think I'd be happier playing fewer games on just one console than having a huge pile for multiple consoles. Thinking about it, my 360 has fewer upcoming games I'm interested and fewer past games I want to hang on to, so it gets cut.

Obviously a pretty drastic decision, but it's one I've been thinking about for a good long while.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Kamakazi010654 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Kamakazi010654 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I bought and finished VVVVVV on 3DS yesterday, so that's a wash. Considering selling my 360 and its pile after GTASC is done. We'll see.

I guess that is one quite drastic way to reduce the pile.

I threaten to sell my 360 at least twice a year. I'm actually pretty serious about it this time, but, like I said, we'll see.

I guess the obvious follow up is Why?

The short version, without all the navel-gazing, is that I think I'd be happier playing fewer games on just one console than having a huge pile for multiple consoles. Thinking about it, my 360 has fewer upcoming games I'm interested and fewer past games I want to hang on to, so it gets cut.

Obviously a pretty drastic decision, but it's one I've been thinking about for a good long while.

Sounds similar to my situation, I bought a PS3 to go with my 360 back in college, because well...I played a crap load of games.

After getting a real job and doing grad school at the same time I couldn't really devote the necessary time to two consoles and the PC, so I was heavily considering selling my 360...and then...

...it red ringed. So I the only decision I had to make was to not buy another one.

My resolve will be tested when Halo 4 hits...I am a huge Halo fan but I am hoping I can hold out to whatever comes after the 360

For those that missed it, Hemidal's January thread for your monthly commitments is over here.

I imagine I will be adding to this list a lot as the year goes on but for right now this will do..

Games in my collection I want to finish/watch the credits roll.

  • Fallout : New Vegas (PC) *
  • StarCraft 2 (PC) *
  • The Witcher 2 (PC) *
  • Uncharted 3 (PS3) *
  • Batman : Arkham City (PS3) *
  • Ratchet and Clank : All 4 One (PS3) *
  • Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii) *
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) *
  • Ico (PS3) *
  • Shadow of the Colussus (PS3) *
  • Mass Effect 2 (PC) *
  • Tales of Monkey Island Series (PC) *
  • Half-life 2 : Episode 2 (PC) *
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3) *
  • ModNation Racers (PS3) *

Status: 0 of 15 (0%)

* = In Progress
/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed

2012 Releases I will be purchasing - list of releases

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3) - Really depends on reviews but it's possible
  • Mass Effect 3 (PC) - If it's on sale for cheap and I finish Mass Effect 2
  • Torchlight II (PC) - Probably a day 1 purchase
  • Alan Wake (PC) - Probably will wait for a sale but I'm very interested
  • Bioshock Infinite (PS3 or PC) - If it comes out in 2012 and goes on sale for cheap enough
  • South Park: The Game - Depends on reviews
  • Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - This is a tough one since it probably won't be a widespread release and the price might not drop much.

Status: 0 of 6 (0%)

2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing - list of releases
These are the games I will restrict myself to when the buying urge comes upon me, and for lower prices than I normally would purchase. I will not necessarily buy all of these games. They all depend on sale prices.

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS)
  • Skyrim (PC)
  • Deus Ex : Human Revolution (PC)
  • Space Pirates and Zombies (PC)
  • L.A. Noire (PC)
  • Renegade Ops (PC) - Received as a gift

Status: 1 of 7 (14%)

Side Goals - I put games in here I would also like to complete but generally are smaller and I don't consider them to weigh down the pile as much.

  • Dark Souls (PS3) - Finish NG+ (or more)
  • Blood Bowl - Legendary Edition (PC)- Participate in at least 1 full league season
  • Tactics Ogre - Let Us Cling Together (PSP) - Don't anticipate finishing but put a large chunk of time in to it.
  • Defense Grid - The Awakening (PC)
  • LIMBO (PC)
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (PS3)
  • Dead Nation (PS3)
  • Mirror's Edge (PC)
  • SpaceChem (PC)

Status: 0 of 9 (0%)

I, GregRampage, solemnly pledge to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.[/quote]

I'm going to do mine a little differently this year. Listing specifics made me hanker for those not on the list last year and I suffered a little pile paralysis because of it. Full list within Backloggery (link in sig) but for now, I'm going with simple to start. I will need to tweak some of these, as I need to add in a few last minute purchases prior to Jan 1, and also a few Steam gifts I received. I also need to decide what iOS games I'm actually going to play, and which ones I downloaded just because they were on special for that day.

Games in my collection I want to finish/watch the credits roll.

  • 0 of 124 (360)
  • 0 of 133 (XBLA)
  • 0 of 39 (PC)
  • 0 of 69 (Mac)
  • ?? of ?? (iOS)
  • 0 of 10 (NGC)
  • 0 of 14 (PS2)
  • 0 of 14 (DC)
  • 0 of 28 (XBox)

[b]Status: 0 of 431 (0%)[/b]

2012 Releases I will be purchasing

  • Games listed here, as they are purchased, and what I paid for them
  • Games completed can also be used for trade in value on top of this, adding greater incentive to complete games.

[b]Status: $0 of $300 (0%)[/b]

2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing and at what price
I think I bought everything I wanted this past year, so I'm going to pass on this one.
[b]Status: 0 of 0 (100%)[/b]

Side Goals

  • Achieve at least a completion % of 60% in every game I play this year.

Status: 0 of 1 (0%)

I, m0nk3yboy, solemnly pledge to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to the amount that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.[/quote]

My 2011 efforts to make a dent in the pile were somewhat successful, but I went back on my pledge too often. I hope this year to focus more on the games that I want to complete and clearly define what new games I want to buy. I resolve that 2012 will be a better year for pile clearing than 2011 was.

As I am starting part-time graduate school, I imagine my gaming time will dwindle, but I hope to avoid buying new games outside of what I’ve listed below. I also know that I’ve listed a lot of longer games and fewer shorter ones, which could be a problem, but these are games that I want to experience.

I've also added my entire collection into my Backloggery and will be making some edits for Wishlist and other items. My Backloggery

Thanks to m0nk3yboy, trueheart78, Heimdal, Clockwork and all of those who help and support our efforts to clear our piles.

= Games Completed
= Games Abandoned
* = In Progress

Games in my Collection that I want to finish/watch the credits roll this year:

  1. Torchlight (PC/XBLA)*
  2. Half Life 2 Complete (PC)*
  3. Fallout: New Vegas (360)*
  4. The Witcher: Enchanced Edition (PC)
  5. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC)
  6. Dragon Age 2 (PC)
  7. Puzzle Quest 2 (Kindle Fire/PC)*
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (360)
  9. Saint’s Row: The Third* (360)
  10. Gears of War 2 (360)
  11. Gears of War 3 (360)
  12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim* (PC)
  13. Orcs Must Die!* (PC)
  14. The Gunstringer (Kinect)
  15. Frozen Synapse (PC)
  16. Trenched* (XBLA)
  17. Trine* (PC)
  18. Darksiders (PC but may track down a 360 copy)
  19. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney* (iOS)

0 of 19 (0%) Completed

The Most Shameful of the Pile of Shame:

(Games that I had on my list last year but did not complete or failed miserably at completing)

  1. Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising (PC)
  2. World in Conflict Gold Edition (PC)
  3. Toy Soliders (XBLA)
  4. Company of Heroes (Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor) (PC)
  5. Magicka (PC)

0 of 5 (0%) Completed

Rommate’s PS3 Games I want to see the Credits Roll on:

(These are games that I do not own and that I will have access to play until August of this year when I move out.)

  1. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
  2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  3. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  4. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

0 of 4 (0%) Completed

2012 Releases I will be purchasing :

  1. Mass Effect 3 (360)- Pre-Ordered, may also buy on PC as well
  2. Bioshock Infinite (Leaning PC)- Day 1
  3. Diablo III (PC)- Day 1
  4. Borderlands 2 (360 or PC)- Will wait for a sale and reviews, but very interested
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (360)- Day 1
  6. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)- Will await reviews of Single Player Story
  7. Torchlight II (PC)- Will await reviews and a sale

0 of 6 (0%) Purchased

2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing and at what price:

These are the games I will restrict myself to when the buying urge comes upon me, and for lower prices than I normally would purchase (unless digital). I will not necessarily buy all of these games.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)- $25 or less
  2. Driver: San Francisco (360)- $15 or less
  3. Catherine* (360)- $15 or less

0 of 3 (0%) Purchased

Side Goals:

  1. Mass Effect 2 Replay on PC- I’d like to replay Mass Effect 2 on PC as a renegade Female Shepard so I will have an additional save ready for when I purchase Mass Effect 3 on PC
  2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC
  3. Saints Row: The Third DLC
  4. Mass Effect 3 DLC

0 of 4 (0%) Completed

I, Apollo0507, solemnly pledge to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.

In addition, I’d like to put the following purchase controlled in place:

  1. Avoidance of Steam Sales, both major sales and daily deals
  2. Avoidance of the Deals Thread to avoid additional pile adding
  3. Not restarting my GameFly account, no matter what deals they offer me to return

Although I checked it every day of the Steam sale but two, I only picked up the DE:HR DLC and Limbo. Was quite happy with not having added to the pile more than 5h, but then I got home and saw that various friends had gifted me Witcher 1, Fallout NV, Orcs Must Die, Machinarium and SPAZ. Good thing that I can leave those in the gifts and guest passes inventory for now, so they don't show up in my library.

Since I was on vacation over the holidays, I only managed to get 1 hour of gaming in (Chrono Trigger DS). The Kindle Touch I got as an early Christmas present may have played a certain role as well. Oh well, time to look at the pile and commit to something for January.

I also added the unwritten rule I've been trying to stick to for the last 3-4 months as the second paragraph of my pledge:
In addition, I will only purchase games older than 3 months under the following condition: for every 2 pile games finished, 1 new pile game may be added.

Legend
* = In Progress
/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed

Games in my collection I want to finish/watch the credits roll.

  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (DS)
  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)*
  • Assassin's Creed 2 (PS3)
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3)
  • Bioshock 2 (PC)
  • Bioshock 2 - Minerva's Den (PC)
  • Borderlands GOTY (PC)*
  • Chrono Trigger (DS)*
  • Deus Ex: HR - The Broken Link (PC)
  • Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition (PC)
  • Dungeon Defenders (PC)
  • Fallout 3 GOTY (PC)
  • Half-Life 2 + Episodes (PC)
  • Limbo (PC)
  • Puzzle Agent (PC)
  • RAGE (PC)
  • STALKER SOC (PC)
  • The World Ends With You (DS)
  • Time Gentlemen, Please! (PC)
  • VVVVVV (PC)

Status: 0 of 20 (0%)

2012 Releases I may be purchasing

  • Bioshock Infinite (PC) - Day 1 purchase.
  • Borderlands 2 (?) - Waiting for a sale.
  • Diablo 3 (PC) - If my friends can fully win me over, day 1 purchase.
  • Journey (PS3) - Waiting for reviews.
  • Mass Effect 3 (PC) - Day 1 purchase.
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) - If my friends can fully win me over, day 1 purchase.
  • Torchlight II (PC) - Day 1 purchase, even it's going directly to the pile.
  • X: Rebirth (PC) - Waiting for a sale, mostly due to Egosoft's history.

Status: 0 of 8 (0%)

2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing and at what price
These are the games I will restrict myself to when the buying urge comes upon me, and for at least 50% discounted. I will not necessarily buy all of these games.

  • Alice: Madness Returns (PC) - $10 or less
  • Anno 2070 (PC) - $15 or less
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3) - $15 or less
  • Batman: Arkham City (?) - $20 and only if B:AA strikes my fancy
  • Bayonetta (PS3) - $15 or less
  • Dragon Age 2 – Once I finish DA:O and liked it
  • Dungeon Siege 3 (PS3) – Couch coop game for the lady and me for $20 or less
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360) – Once I knock another long RPG off the pile (e.g. FO3 or DA:O)
  • Fallout New Vegas - Once I knock off FO3
  • Rocksmith (?) – Is this my chance to finally learn to play the guitar?
  • Saints Row: The Third (?)
  • Shank (?) - $5
  • The Witcher 1 (PC) – If necessary for TW2
  • The Witcher 2 (PC) – Once I knock off another long pile RPG
  • Trine 2 (PC)

Status: 0 of 15 (0%)

Side Goals and MMOs to try out for at least the free month

  • AI WAR: Fleet Command (PC) - Think this has no campaign, so goal is becoming proficient enough to beat the AI
  • Dragon Quest IX (DS) - Decide if this is worth my time, if not, donate to a GWJer
  • Guild Wars 2 (PC) – So you’re saying you can design a gorgeous MMORPG that works without agro mechanics and the holy party trinity? Color me intrigued.
  • Rift (PC) - Use the 1 month trial to see what all the fuzz was about
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) – Highly polished WOW clone in old SW universe? Yes please!
  • The Secret World (PC) – Is this the next generation of MMORPGs or does breaking the mold in MMOs still mean instant F2P.

Status: 0 of 6 (0%)

I, Luggage, solemnly pledge to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

In addition, I will only purchase games older than 3 months under the following condition: for every 2 pile games finished, 1 new pile game may be purchased.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.

What's this GTASC thing I keep hearing about?

I'll update this tonight when I get home. I'm going to work on the Steam backlog (271 games or so, the bulk of which aren't finished) this year. I'm not going to purchase anything in 2012 myself. I'm getting one game a quarter form the wife and daughter and then Father's day, birthday and Christmas, but no spending on myself. I almost didn't make it past January 1 (really thought about picking up Skyrim on Steam on the repeat sale day).

I will be strong this year!

http://backloggery.com/walkera

Games in my collection I want to finish/watch the credits roll - PS3 unless otherwise noted.

  • Bastion (Chrome)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age 2
  • From Dust
  • God of War 2 *
  • Grand Theft Auto 4: Episodes From Liberty City
  • Heavy Rain
  • ICO
  • InFamous
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars *
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • Resistance: Fall of Man
  • Saint's Row: The Third *
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Sly 2: Band of Thieves *
  • Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

Status: 0 of 17 (0%)

* = In Progress
/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed

2012 Releases I will be purchasing - list of releases

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines - depending on reviews
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Diablo 3
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • The Last Guardian - likely a gift when it comes out

Status: 0 of 5 (0%)

2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing and at what price - list of releases
These are the games I will restrict myself to when the buying urge comes upon me, and for lower prices than I normally would purchase (unless digital). I will not necessarily buy all of these games.

  • God of War 3 - $30
  • God of War: Origins Collection - $35
  • Infamous 2 - $30
  • Uncharted Collection - $40
  • Uncharted 3 - $40

Status: 0 of 5 (0%)

Side Goals

  • Replay Grand Theft Auto 4
  • Complete The Baconing

Status: 0 of 2 (0%)

I, walkera, solemnly pledge to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.

I further pledge to only buy a PSP Vita if it can actually be used to play one of the games already on the list above (including 2012 planned purchases, which are not allowed to include any Vita titles).

Abandoned Fusion: Sentient, added and beat VVVVVV, and tweaked a bit of my wishlist and the like.

My plan at this point is to play through the 360 games mentioned in my "most want" section and then sell my 360 for a Roku player and cash toward a WiiU.

The Trueheart Format™ wrote:

Key:
* = In Progress
/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed


Games in my collection I most want to finish/watch the credits roll:

  • Vanquish
  • Nier
  • Resonance of Fate
  • Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
  • Dead Space 2
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked*
  • Pokémon SoulSilver
  • Ico
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Persona 3*
  • Persona 4
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword*
  • Lost in Shadow*
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

Status: 2 of 16 (12%)


Games in my collection I would like to finish/watch the credits roll:

  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
  • Rune Factory Frontier
  • Super Mario World

Status: 0 of 4 (0%)


Games on the bubble
These are the games in my collection that get one more chance to engage me before they're removed from the pile forever.

  • Bastion
  • Alien Breed Evolution
  • Strongbad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 5
  • Crystal Defenders R2
  • Fusion: Sentient

Status: 3 of 5 (60%)


2012 Releases I will be purchasing - list of releases
I won't necessarily be buying these Day One, but these are the games that I'm most excited about in the coming year.

  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • XCOM
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Kid Icarus Uprising
  • Luigi's Mansion 2
  • Paper Mario 3D
  • Tales of the Abyss

Status: 0 of 9 (0%)


2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing - list of releases
These are the games I will restrict myself to when the buying urge comes upon me, and for lower prices than I normally would purchase (unless digital). I will not necessarily buy all of these games.

  • Catherine
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Starfox 64 3D
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3D

Status: 0 of 4 (0%)


Unplanned Purchases
These are the games I bought that weren't listed above.

  • Pushmo*
  • Cave Story 3D
  • Cave Story*
  • Mighty Switch Force
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Steel Diver
  • VVVVVV

Status: 3 of 8 (37%)


Side Goals

  • The Wife, She Demands It! Replay Half-Life 2 and its episodes — Status: 0 of 3 (0%)
  • For Switchbreak: Replay Deadly Premonition twice more for the last two achievements — Status: 0 of 2 (0%)
  • This Year, We Go Platinum! Replay Bayonetta on Hard, beat Vanquish on Hard, and beat Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Hard — Status: 0 of 3 (0%)
  • More like "ambassador," amirite? Finish or abandon the 10 GameBoy Advance ambassador games on 3DS. — Status: 0 of 10 (0%)

I, Clocky, solemnly pledge to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

My plan at this point is to play through the 360 games mentioned in my "most want" section and then sell my 360 for a Roku player and cash toward a WiiU.

You still have to play Catherine. Whether you buy it or I loan it to you, that comes first.

...at least it's not very long.

shoptroll wrote:

What's this GTASC thing I keep hearing about?

It the Great True Achievements Score Chase. A few of us in this thread, also frequent to the GWJ True Achievement thread. We boost together, and such, but this year we managed to get two teams into the event. It's a knockout event, the two lowest scoring teams removed every week, out of a field of 100. Goes for about 40 weeks, and we are goign to see how far we can get (for fun, honest).

I am using that as a motivator for getting through a LOT of my 360 backlog. The more I play, the more Gamerscore I collect, the better we place in the competion. Playing more, reduces pile. It's a win win for me (almost about to knock off my second 360 game for the year, and it's only 4 days in).

Hope that clears it up (and if you do any 360 gaming, you should join us too).

Minarchist wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

My plan at this point is to play through the 360 games mentioned in my "most want" section and then sell my 360 for a Roku player and cash toward a WiiU.

You still have to play Catherine. Whether you buy it or I loan it to you, that comes first.

...at least it's not very long. :-)

I plan to. And I expect that I'll take long enough on the pile to get XCOM, although I'll probably miss Metal Gear Rising and Bioshock Infinite. I'm more excited for a Jordan Thomas game than a Ken Levine game, anyway, though.

What do you think of DeathSmiles? As insanely hard as billed?

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Hope that clears it up (and if you do any 360 gaming, you should join us too).

It does. Thanks!

Minarchist wrote:

What do you think of DeathSmiles? As insanely hard as billed?

Hard to say. I have a soft spot for side scrollers, and the patterns of the bullets are starting to be remembered, which is scary. The ones I am picking off, don't seem that hard to me, but the ones with the HUGE TA ratios are well deserved. All areas without a continue would be a brutal task, and those numbers reflect it. I think that's why I defined what would count as 'completed' in Hemi's thread. 1K in that will be tough. Not sure if I will cover them for the GTASC period, but I certainly want to give them a crack when I can hone in on just that title.

It's a game I will not be trading.

Backloggery - though I haven't put future games in yet.

Games in my collection I want to finish/watch the credits roll.

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (360) *
  • Torchlight (XBLA) *
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations (360) *
  • Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) *
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3) *
  • Alan Wake (360)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (360)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena (360)
  • Crysis 2 (360)
  • Dark Souls (360) *
  • Dead Rising 2 (360)
  • Gears of War 3 (360)
  • Rayman Origins (360)
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (360)
  • Transformers: War For Cybertron (360) *
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360)
  • Burnout CRASH! (XBLA) *
  • Costume Quest (XBLA)
  • From Dust (XBLA)
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA)
  • Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 2 (XBLA)
  • Shadow Complex (XBLA)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (XBLA)
  • Trine (PC) *
  • Plants vs. Zombies (PC) *

[b]Status: 0 of 25 (0%)[/b]
* = In Progress
/ = Abandoned / Sold
/ = Finished / Completed

2012 Releases I will be purchasing

  • Soul Calibur V (360) - will await sale pending reviews
  • Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning (360) - will await sale pending reviews
  • Borderlands 2 (360) - likely day 1
  • Diablo 3 (PC) - likely day 1
  • Mass Effect 3 (360) - likely day 1
  • Max Payne 3 (360) - Will await sale pending reviews, possibly week / day 1
  • Tomb Raider (360) - Will await sale pending reviews, possibly week / day 1
  • Torchlight II (PC) - likely day 1
  • Bioshock Infinite - likely day 1
  • Darksiders II - will await sale pending reviews
  • Far Cry 3 - Will await sale pending reviews
  • Journey - likely day 1
  • Grand Theft Auto V - likely day 1

[b]Status: 0 of 13 (0%)[/b]

2011 and Prior Releases I will be purchasing and at what price
These are the games I will restrict myself to when the buying urge comes upon me, and for lower prices than I normally would purchase (unless digital). I will not necessarily buy all of these games.

  • Driver: San Francisco (360) - goozex.com

[b]Status: 0 of 1 (0%)[/b]

Side Goals

  • The Signal (360 - Alan Wake DLC)
  • The Writer (360 - Alan Wake DLC)
  • Legacy Pack (360 - Dragon Age II DLC)
  • Mark of the Assassin (360 - Dragon Age II DLC)
  • Pigsy’s Perfect 10 (360 - Enslaved: Odyssey to the West DLC)
  • Dead Money (360 - Fallout: New Vegas DLC)
  • Gun Runners Arsenal (360 - Fallout: New Vegas DLC)
  • Honest Hearts (360 - Fallout: New Vegas DLC)
  • Lonesome Road (360 - Fallout: New Vegas DLC)
  • Old World Blues (360 - Fallout: New Vegas DLC)
  • The Ballad of Gay Tony (360 - Grand Theft Auto IV DLC)
  • Arrival (360 - Mass Effect 2 DLC)
  • Kasumi's Stolen Memory (360 - Mass Effect 2 DLC)
  • Lair of the Shadow Broker (360 - Mass Effect 2 DLC)
  • Overlord (360 - Mass Effect 2 DLC)
  • Epilogue (360 - Prince of Persia DLC)
  • SpaceChem (PC - spend some time, no intention of finishing)
  • PAYDAY: The Heist (PC - spend some time)

Status: 0 of 18 (0%)

I, casktapper, solemnly pledge to take part in the Pile of Shame monthly threads. Even if it is just for one game, I will put forth effort to clear my ever-growing pile, one game at a time.

I also pledge to do everything within my ability to restrict my game purchases to those that I've listed, and, if I should falter, will shamefully add them to the pile in full sight of this support group.