Today I realized I have a problem.
How did this all begin anyway? I suppose I have Cheap Ass Gamer to blame, at least in part. At what point does a deal on a video game literally become so good that you can’t resist it? Well, apparently, for me that point doesn’t take much.
I mean, how did this happen?
Something has to be done about this, for the sake of my shelf space if nothing else. That is why I have decided to embark on this adventure, this quest, to rid myself of my gaming backlog (or at least make a noticeable dent in it). Some of the games are newer, some are as old as an Xbox 360 game can be. Some are modern classics I just haven’t gotten around to playing for one reason or another, some are bad movie tie-ins to bad movies. Either way, they have to go, but before they do they must all be played.
It’s like making your kid smoke a carton of cigarettes as punishment for smoking one; hopefully this will end the madness and I will never let my backlog get so massive again (and hopefully it won’t simply drive me mad before I see the end). The pages of this journal will fill up quickly as I document my experiences; as even playing one game a day would hardly be enough to clear out the collection before the year is out.
Something has to be done.
This journal will serve as a record of this quest to cleanse myself of my backlog. Hopefully it will be a record of my victory. Perhaps it will serve as a record of my madness as well.
Either way, the Backlog Quest begins.