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Double Fine Adventure Dragged Away: A Night to Remember Gaymer X Spaceteam Admiral's Club Relaunch 'Sup, Holmes? Season 3 Thimbleweed Park Wasteland 2
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Phil and Spencer
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Having steadily grown over the course of this generation (and the last... and maybe even the one before that), my list of unplayed and unfinished games has finally reached a number that I am no longer comfortable with. But no more! It is with hard self-determintation and firm self-restraint that I have decided to force myself to avoid all new releases until I've finally tackled every one of the games I've already paid for.
You see, none of the games on my list are bad -- hell, some of them look great! -- but for one reason or another, every game on the list was pushed aside by a flashier, sexier or just plain newer release, and it's a damn shame to see them sitting there, unloved, collecting dust.
"But mrandydixon," you inquire sheepishly, like a tiny, talking boner. "What games are you talking about?"
I'm glad you asked! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... my backlog:
Well, most of it, anyway.
Like I said: those are some good-looking games!
But wait, there's more!
In addition to simply playing through these games (and in an effort to encourage myself to keep with it), I thought it might be fun to have my fellow Dtoiders vote on what game I should play next... after which I will play said game and then report on how it went!
So help a brother out! Which of these games should I tackle next?
Alan Wake Assassin's Creed II (thanks, SteezyXL!)
Brutal Legend Champions of Norrath (thanks, garethxxgod!)
Condemned (1 and 2)
The Darkness Deadly Premonition Demon's Souls Fallout: New Vegas Jet Set Radio Future (thanks, Xzyliac!)
Metal Gear Solid (1-3) (thanks, Xzyliac!)
Red Dead Revolver (thanks, garethxxgod!)
Resident Evil 4 Singularity Tomb Raider: Underworld