While I have no big blog projects this year, I do have a big project that is not necessarily related to my blog. And I will be using my blog to update my progress occasionally.
What is this big project? Well, over the years I have accumulated quite a few video games. More, in fact, than I have been able to find the time to beat. These unbeaten and occasionally unplayed games have now become quite the list. So with the help of a fantastic website I am cataloging my entire video game collection. Then I am going to attempt to beat, or at least play for a reasonable amount of time, all of the games on the list. Considering I have almost 100 games to beat and I’m only half done listing them, I have my work cut out for me.
Beating tons of these games will do me no good if keep buying games at the rate I have been for the last 10 years. Especially if i spend all my time playing old games and the new ones become the newest entries on this list. The logical thing to do is to stop buying new games, but let’s be honest here, I’m not going to be doing that. So I have developed a complex mathematical formula that basically boils down to “I can buy 1 game for every 3 I beat.” I’m not sure I’ll be able to stick to this, if I stay close it should help clear up this backlog problem.
But why stop at video games. I have at least 20 books I’ve bought that I haven’t read. While I do not have a useful website like the backloggery for books—though I’m sure one exists—I will be trying to catalog and read all of my unread books. The same goes for movies as well, though I do not have as many that I have not watched.
I will post monthly updates on my progress, as much for myself as any reader, and my thoughts on the games as I play them, probably mostly detailed in my Rambley Bits posts.