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  • Mohammad AlHuraiz 3:11 pm on July 7, 2012 Permalink
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    Fellow squad members,
    I was wondering if any of you are on (or heard of) Backloggery.com. Seeing that the Squad was built on the term of “pile of shame” I assume we have massive backlogs, and this site helps you keep track of the games you finished and not finished. I’m on it and I was wondering if anyone else was on it to follow.

    http://www.backloggery.com/asatiir

     
  • RocGaude 1:05 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink |
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    The Feenwager Challenge

    (starting March 6th)

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    • feenwager 1:20 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      The list:

      Xbox 360:

      Arkham City
      Dead Island
      Castlevania: lords of shadow
      Majin and the forsaken kingdom
      Deadly Premonition
      Singularity
      Skyrim
      Sonic generations
      Crysis 2
      Shadows of the damned
      Homefront
      Rage
      Gears 3: raam’s shadow
      Beyond good and evil hd
      Outland
      Sam and max save the world
      The beaconing
      Splinter cell conviction
      Mafia 2
      The saboteur

      PS3:

      Jak 2
      Jak 3
      Ico
      Shadow of the colossus
      Sly 3
      Ghost of sparta
      Shank
      Rochard
      Pixel junk sidescroller
      Back to the future episodes 2-5
      Dead nation
      Trine
      3d dot game heroes

      PC:

      Alice: Madness Returns
      Amnesia: Dark Descent
      Starcraft 2
      To The Moon
      Binding Of Isaac
      Divinty 2: Dragon Knight Saga
      Duke Nukem Fovever
      Gemini Rue
      Neverwinter Nights 2: Platinum
      Tales of Monkey Island 2-5
      Witcher 2

    • CMWhittington 1:30 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      The List:

      *Amnesia
      *Baldur’s Gate
      *Baldur’s Gate 2
      Bulletstorm
      Castlevania: Lord of Shadows
      *Company of Heroes
      Darksiders
      *Dawn of War II
      Deus Ex: Human Revolution
      Hitman: Blood Money
      *Neverwinter Nights 2
      *Planescape: Torment
      Space Marine
      Splinter Cell: Conviction
      *S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
      *The Witcher
      *Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
      Vanquish

      *I currently have no way of playing these games until I get either Win 7 or a gaming PC. It might be awhile.

    • unmanneddrone 1:42 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      PC:

      • Shogun 2: Total War (two runs to a definitive end game)
      • Jagged Alliance: Back in Action
      • Wargame: European Escalation (single player campaign)
      • Real Warfare 2 (one run to a definite end game)
      • Capsized
      • East India Company Complete
      • Darkspore

      Vita:

      • WipEout 2048
      • Unit 13 (All solo missions / High Value Target missions)
      • Motorstorm RC
    • A.J. 2:54 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      You bastards would start this the day that Mass Effect 3 comes out. Let’s see…

      XBOX:
      Alan Wake
      Bullet Storm
      Child of Eden
      Crysis 2
      Dragon Age 2
      Fallout: New Vegas
      Gears of War 3
      Halo: Anniversary
      Lost Odyssey
      Red Dead Redemption

      PS3
      L.A. Noire
      Mortal Kombat
      Shadow of the Collosus
      Ico

      Wii:
      Super Mario Galaxy 2

      PC:
      StarCraft 2
      To the Moon

      Phew, this may take a while.

    • CMWhittington 2:56 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      Don’t worry, this is some long tail shit.

    • unmanneddrone 3:42 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      Am I doing it wrong or is there no way to edit posts in comment threads?

    • CMWhittington 4:00 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      You should be able to.

    • unmanneddrone 4:01 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      Cool. No stranger to doing it utterly wrong. Cheers, Roc.

    • mjpilon 4:11 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      My list

      360:
      Saints Row the Third
      Assassin’s Creed Revelations
      Bioshock 2
      Bayonetta

      PS3:
      Heavy Rain
      Ico
      Shadow of the Colossus
      Uncharted 3 (currently going)
      Pixeljunk Monsters
      Pixeljunk Eden

      Wii:
      Okami
      Donkey Kong Country returns
      Super Mario Galaxy 2

      PC/ Mac:
      Amnesia – this will kept for October as per @Bowlisimo suggestion)
      Cave Story +
      Original Deus: Ex
      Rock of Ages
      Terreria
      VVVVVVV
      And yet it moves
      Blocks that matter
      Civ V

      I do have a issue I guess with my GameAccess subscription in that when I complete the game I have (right now Bayonetta) they will send me another one from my list…. but my pledge is to focus on the games I have right now and work on those once I clear these ones. Good with everyone?

    • RedSwirl 4:38 am on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      Just wanna say, this is basically the reason for which the Squad was created… or at least why I joined it. Also, I can tell you right now that everything on my list ain’t gonna happen within the span of a year.

      My Current Gen List:

      Xbox 360:
      Need For Speed Hot Pursuit
      Dark Souls
      Shadow Complex
      Stacking
      Gears 3: RAAM’s Shadow
      Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts n’ Bolts
      Halo Anniversary

      PS3:
      3D Dot Game Heroes
      Demon’s Souls
      Top Spin 4
      Sly Collection
      Rayman Origins (nearly done)
      GTA IV

      PC (current gen):
      Skrim
      Fallout New Vegas
      Bioshock 2
      ArmA II
      Metro 2033
      STALKER Chermobyl
      STALKER Pripyat
      Gemini Rue
      Magicka
      Penumbra Black Plague
      Penumbra Requiem
      Amnesia
      Civilization V
      Sonic Generations
      Super Meat Boy
      Bionic Commando Rearmed
      Command & Conquer 3
      Cryostasis
      Deathspank
      Mount & Blade
      Trine

    • feenwager 12:55 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      Don’t worry, Red. I don’t think anyone has any illusions about clearing these lists within 2012.

    • impynickers 8:53 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      My full pile of shame is pretty epic. The pile constitutes game I just never got around to beating, but I want to. I don’t intend on getting to most of it this year, but I would like to have it written down as a chronicle of shame. Just to remind me when I am bored what is waiting for me on my shelf, in a drawer, or digitally.

      will designate games I actually intend on playing for the duration of this challenge.

      Steam:
      Aquaria
      *Rage
      *Magicka
      *Freedom Force
      *Trine
      *Dead Space 2
      *Scratches:Director’s Cut
      Singularity
      Breath of Death VII
      Cave Story
      The Binding of Isaac
      Dino D-Day
      Duke Nukem Forever
      *Machinarium
      Metro 2033
      Torchlight
      The Void

      GOG:
      *Gabriel Knight 3
      Sanitarium
      Beneath a Steel Sky
      Messiah
      Syberia
      Broken Sword

      Origin:
      *Mass Effect 3
      *Battlefield 3

      CD’s:
      Anachronox
      Stalker: Misery
      The Neverhood
      Heretic II
      Sin
      Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller
      Revenent
      Under a Killing Moon
      *The Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate

      Sneak King
      *Saints Row the Third
      *Rayman Origins
      *Dead Island
      *SSX

      Dreamfall
      Fatal Frame II
      Jade Empire
      Conker: Live and Reloaded

      *Pixeljunk Shooter 2
      *Resistance 3 co-op
      Invincible Tiger
      Everyday Shooter

      Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
      Rogue Galaxy
      Maximo
      Tenchu Wrath of Heaven
      Odin Sphere

      Sabrina the teenage witch: A twitch in time
      Vagrant Story
      Crusader: No Remorse
      Blood Omen: The Legacy of Kain

      (you heard me):
      *Last Story
      Xenoblade Chronicles

      F-Zero GX (Story Mode)

      >NES>
      Bill and Ted’s Excellent Videogame Adventure
      River City Ransom
      Dig Dug II
      Battletoads

      That is a relief. Its all out in the open. I hope I am not forgetting anything. Time to get to work.

    • impynickers 8:58 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      elements of this post have disappeared…. Interesting. You get the gist.

    • impynickers 9:02 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      To Simplify:
      *Rage
      *Magicka
      *Freedom Force
      *Trine
      *Dead Space 2
      *Scratches:Director’s Cut
      *Gabriel Knight 3
      *Mass Effect 3
      *Battlefield 3
      *The Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate
      *Saints Row the Third
      *Rayman Origins
      *Dead Island
      *SSX
      *Pixeljunk Shooter 2
      *Resistance 3
      *The Last Story

    • impynickers 9:06 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      And yes, one day I intend on beating both Sneak King and Sabrina the Teenage Witch: A Twitch in time … thank you very much.

    • feenwager 10:32 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink

      Wow, man. You went deep. Godspeed.

    • unmanneddrone 2:39 am on March 4, 2012 Permalink

      What a cracking list! Some great titles there, Impy. Great to see Revenant in the mix.

    • Pete Davison 6:03 pm on March 4, 2012 Permalink

      ALL RIGHT FOOLS. Here we go. I am doing my own slight twist on the challenge which is to go without buying any new triple-A games for a whole year and see if it’s possible to exist on indie, retro and slightly lesser-known titles alone. I think it’ll be possible.

      Then at a games night last night someone pointed out that if Diablo III came out this year, we should play multiplayer. So I have amended my challenge to be “go without buying any new triple-A games (except Diablo III) for a whole year and see if it’s possible to exist on indie, retro and slightly lesser-known titles alone.”

      My pile includes a few games that I haven’t bought yet. While this may seem like a bastardisation of the very Pile of Shame concept, I have long been intending to play these games and just haven’t got around to it. In short, I would have bought them anyway, and adding them to my list means I might actually get to them. Non-owned games have been marked with a dollar sign.

      So here goes. I will probably have to make several edits to this list.

      PS2
      Killer7
      ICO
      Shadow of the Colossus
      Metal Gear Solid 3
      Odin Sphere
      Persona 3 FES
      Shadow Hearts
      Shadow Hearts: Covenant
      $ Yakuza 2
      Project Zero (aka Fatal Frame)
      $ SMT: Digital Devil Saga
      $ SMT: Digital Devil Saga 2

      PS3
      3D Dot Game Heroes
      Demon’s Souls
      Dark Souls
      Yakuza 3
      $ Yakuza 4
      Midnight Club LA

      PSP
      Corpse Party (currently playing)
      $ Persona
      $ Persona 2: Innocent Sin
      $ Persona 3 Portable (this may replace Persona 3 FES in the above list)
      $ Trails in the Sky

      Xbox 360
      Rayman Origins

      PC
      Amnesia
      Aquaria
      Assassin’s Creed II
      Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (OnLive)
      Breath of Death VII
      Chantelise
      Cthulhu Saves the World
      Far Cry 2
      $ Fortune Summoners
      GTA: San Andreas
      GTA IV
      GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City
      Hacker Evolution
      Hacker Evolution: Untold
      HeXen II
      Hard Reset
      Jade Empire
      King’s Bounty
      King’s Bounty: Armored Princess
      King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame
      Magicka (Squad multiplayer sometime, hmm?)
      Mata Hari
      Neverwinter Nights 2
      Portal 2 Co-Op
      Puzzle Agent
      Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
      Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
      Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
      Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy
      Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet
      Sherlock Holmes: The Secret of the Silver Earring
      Take On Helicopters
      Thief: Deadly Shadows
      Time Gentlemen, Please!
      TRAUMA
      Trine
      Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
      VVVVVV
      X-COM Apocalypse (and possibly the previous two)
      Baldur’s Gate II (inc. Throne of Bhaal)
      Gabriel Knight 3
      Ghost Master
      Master of Magic
      Ultima Underworld
      Ultima Underworld II
      $ Ultima VII

      Wii
      Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
      Zack & Wiki
      Xenoblade Chronicles New Game + run alongside anyone else playing it… maybe

    • RedSwirl 1:05 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      Honestly, I’m too scared to break out my handheld backlog. Even limiting it to the DS and PSP just looks scary. The bad part is that almost all of my unfinished handheld games are long-ass RPGs.

    • RedSwirl 1:18 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      The worst thing about having a backlog though is that it ensures you’ll always be moving from game-to-game. You never have the time to just stick with one or a handful of really great games like you used to. I hate that.

      There are a bunch of games I bought last year that I would still be playing the shit out of if I still had the time. I think it’s devaluing the games themselves.

    • RedSwirl 1:26 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      And shit I didn’t even mention my Wii backlog. Yeah I got a Wii backlog. It’s the reason why I still own the system.

      Wii:
      Rhythm Heaven Fever
      Sin and Punishment: Successor to the Stars
      Endless Ocean
      Endless Ocean 2
      Punch-Out
      Metroid Prime Trilogy

    • unmanneddrone 2:19 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      Don’t stress too much. And if you do, why not go swimming with the cetaceans in Endless Ocean!

    • sinfony 4:27 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      Here is my very sad list:

      (all on PC)
      Total War: Shogun 2 (1 complete, non-tutorial game)
      The Witcher 2
      Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl
      Shift 2: Unleashed (reasonable progression)
      Alpha Protocol
      Left 4 Dead 2 (one attempt at each campaign)

      Sadly, this list is probably too ambitious. But let us see!

    • unmanneddrone 4:32 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      We’ll have to be Shogun 2 buddies, Sin. Let me know a tentative window when you plan to kick it off and we’ll compare notes. I’ll probably be ready for a little Shogun in a month’s time if Jagged Alliance can be dusted in that time.

    • sinfony 4:56 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      I’m afraid my schedule will be too erratic to figure out when I’ll give it a crack. I plan to read over frogbeastegg’s extremely elaborate walkthrough before I give it a go as well.

    • Shingro 6:05 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      I’d love to get some good squaddie info about Shogun 2 from you guys, I got the game but I’m having trouble keeping myself motivated to really dive into it.

    • unmanneddrone 12:52 pm on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      @sinfony Whenever you’re up for it, let us know. I’ll busy myself with Real Warfare 2 until we hit Shogun.

      @shingro I totally (and somewhat shamefully!) just checked out your Steam list for comparisons…and you’ve got quite the swathe of hours on Civ V! I dunno, with the strategic map, it’s kind of the same thing…what’re your concerns at this point? (should this be a discussion outside the Challenge thread? I dunno. Make the call, sir!)

    • CMWhittington 4:18 pm on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      I’ve culled my list over the weekend and dropped Darksiders. I figure that if I’m going to commit to playing through my pile, the games need to serve my entertainment needs at an acceptable level. Darksiders is just pissing me off. Too much of what’s turned me off to Zelda is angering me.

    • Shingro 6:57 pm on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      I just feel like there’s more I should be doing, In civ I’m always trying to work additional tiles, managing building queues, get more technology and manage my social tree. Comparitively I feel like I somehow got through Shogun 2 without identifying the things that I’m supposed to be managing and working with per turn.

    • impynickers 7:08 pm on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      I am in the same boat, I just included the games I got onto my list. When I am done, obviously I want my moneys worth. Games I rent through the service aren’t piling up like my pile of shame, they will stay at a consistent number. So I don’t see a big issue.

    • impynickers 7:14 pm on March 5, 2012 Permalink

      Count me in for some Magicka or Portal 2 co-op. These are both things I have yet to finish.
      Also, Baldur’s Gate II has co-op i think. I don’t know how that would manage on modern computers, maybe through Hamachi. You may want to solo it first though. The prospect gives me a joyous shiver. I am sure there will be some time synchronization we could manage.

    • unmanneddrone 8:05 am on March 6, 2012 Permalink

      There’s a lot of stuff below the surface, unlike Civ where all options are laid out on the table, so to speak. Granted, the Total War titles aren’t as fully-featured as a Civ game, but it’s primarily a wargame franchise. That said, I love the Shogun 2 diplomatic model and the tactical combat is fine as well.

      If you’ve already completed a run, though, I don’t know what to add, but if you’re feeling like you’re missing something, I second Sinfony’s statement of checking out FrogBeastEgg’s guide, as it’ll give you a great overview of things like province management and land development…

      SUPER DUPER GUIDE

      …once you’ve got an idea of what you felt was in deficit prior, have a crack at at a few different early game runs with different clans. And, of course, if you choose Shimazu, three cheers for you! I’m a few pixels west of Kagoshima on the Satsuma peninsula and will spur on the troops and the peasants for you.

    • scribl 8:21 am on March 6, 2012 Permalink

      @sinfony I just started on The Witcher 2 recently. It’s fantastic. It’s got everything I could ask for in a choice-centered WRPG.

      Would definitely be interested in playing along whenever you hit Alpha Protocol, STALKER, or Shogun 2. Also, I love me some L4D/2.

    • Pete Davison 11:54 am on March 6, 2012 Permalink

      Excellent, I would love to play some Magicka and Portal 2. Who’s around this weekend? I may make this a separate post to ensure people see it.

    • Shingro 6:03 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink

      I’m game for this! I never did finish the game entire, missed the early boat on it =P got maybe halfway through the Portal 2 co-op but it’s a bit of a tarred experience ’cause my friend has already solved everything before

    • cgrajko 6:27 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink

      PS3
      Nier
      Final Fantasy XIII
      LA Noire
      Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
      Resonance of Fate

      PSN
      Wipeout HD
      Costume Quest
      Little Big Planet

      Xbox 360
      Alan Wake
      Child of Eden
      Deadly Premonition
      Lost Odyssey
      Portal 2
      Child of Eden

      XBLA
      Perfect Dark (I have beaten it, but not on the hardest difficulty)
      Rez (cannot beat Area 5 for the life of me)
      Puzzle Quest 2
      Scott Pilgrim

      PC (There’s way too much here as it is, so I’m not listing all of the Indie Bundle stuff)
      Amnesia
      Aquaria
      Baldur’s Gate
      Baldur’s Gate II (I want to do both with the Tutu mod)
      The Blackwell Games
      Beneath a Steel Sky
      Cryostasis
      The Dig
      All 3 Deus Ex games.
      Fallout: New Vegas
      Limbo
      The Longest Journey
      Loom
      Machinarium
      The Penumbra series
      Recettear
      Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
      The Witcher

      Where the hell do I even start with this?

    • cgrajko 7:42 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink

      Oh, yeah, I just remembered that I also have the Ico collection (both of which I beat on PS2, so they may not count.

      I also have STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, and Uncharted.

    • unmanneddrone 11:43 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink

      What do you reckon you’ll tackle first, man?

    • cgrajko 12:37 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink

      I don’t even know. I was thinking that I may try to knock out some of the easier/shorter things first, but maybe I should play through an RPG concurrent with some of the shorter stuff on the list, so that I always have a longer game to fall back on if I’m in the mood for that and a shorter game to play in bursts if I want something bite sized.

      I guess I will finish up Nier and try to beat some of the PSN and XBLA stuff.

      How long are LA Noire and Alan Wake?

    • RedSwirl 2:15 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink

      I think we all need to start with the shorter stuff: downloadable games and stuff we’re almost done with.

    • unmanneddrone 1:00 pm on March 7, 2012 Permalink

      Hmm, I think Pete and Mark would be able to answer those two enquiries.

      Can I request a nice big @cgrajko spiel on Nier once you’ve dusted it?

    • cgrajko 7:37 pm on March 7, 2012 Permalink

      Oh, don’t worry, there will definitely be a nice, big spiel on Nier once I’ve finished it. Though, from what I understand, there are four endings. So, maybe there will be one spiel per ending or something.

    • unmanneddrone 3:17 pm on March 8, 2012 Permalink

      Looking forward to it. Only knowing it by reputation, both Nier and the Souls games seem to evoke some sort of Eastern Euro vibe.

      But yes, very keen to hear your thoughts on Kainé especially.

    • beige 4:25 pm on March 8, 2012 Permalink

      Re: Neir. Yeeeeeah…. I think I said everything I currently need to say on the subject here here and here. I’d repost in its entirity but this is the kind of thing that throws the board into discord. I’ll just add that if you are at all curious, give it a read. It’s shonuff a pretty thorough analysis of my thoughts on the game.

    • cgrajko 7:56 pm on March 8, 2012 Permalink

      Whoa, AJ, we have a lot of games in common. Just let me know when you want to start up Alan Wake, Child of Eden, Lost Odyssey, LA Noire, or one of the games from the Ico collection 🙂

    • cgrajko 12:36 am on March 9, 2012 Permalink

      Let me know when you start up Deus Ex, because I have never made it all the way through. I think I may need some external motivation or something.

    • RedSwirl 6:35 pm on March 10, 2012 Permalink

      After I finish ME3 I’m probably gonna catch up on my Film/TV Pile of Shame before I start on games.

    • feenwager 11:14 am on March 11, 2012 Permalink

      At my current pace, the Feenwager Challenge shall last approximately…forever.

    • unmanneddrone 3:35 pm on March 11, 2012 Permalink

      I smell a good ol’ TV show/film discussion on the Squawk!

    • unmanneddrone 3:35 pm on March 11, 2012 Permalink

      Bodes well for the pocket book! Enjoying it so far.

    • mjpilon 12:22 am on March 12, 2012 Permalink

      I’m actually making decent headway…. two down already. But now I enter the “open-world” games with AC Revelations and Saints Row, so my pace will slow down

    • cgrajko 8:07 pm on March 16, 2012 Permalink

      My girlfriend bought the most recent Mortal Kombat the other day. I’m not sure that counts as a title I would put up on the list, but it certainly counts as a title that will steal my free time, because, I’ve got to say, it’s pretty damn fun.

    • feenwager 2:24 am on March 19, 2012 Permalink

      Alright, kids…Mass Effect be done. The list is up there. What next?

    • CMWhittington 2:38 am on March 19, 2012 Permalink

      @feenwager Conviction’s on my list, too. Want to tackle some co-op?

      Side note, I went and tried Amalur. I don’t own it but has been in my GameFly queue. I’ve been playing too many RPGs with great stories but unsatisfying gameplay so this game’s a welcome relief. Man, do I feel good about playing one where I don’t give 3 shits about the story and just enjoy fucking shit up. May have to take this one the distance.

    • feenwager 12:46 am on March 20, 2012 Permalink

      I actually decided to go with Singularity, mostly because it was already downstairs.

    • impynickers 1:12 am on March 20, 2012 Permalink

      @feenwager interesting choice. Its on my list too, I played about 3 hours of it. It takes a lot of interesting ideas from other games and mashes them together to some suprising success.

      @cgrajko I played Mortal Kombat a couple of months ago and was a fan. I am not a fighting game guru of any sort, but I felt like they finally brought MK back to its roots. Brutal and fun to play with people.
      Also, I am interested to hear your take on Deus Ex. Its a game I don’t get sick of talking about.

      I am done ME3. I wonder what to get into next. I was thinking of going old school. I dunno.
      Impending exams and papers are choking my free time, but slick time management might ensure I down another game in the next week.

    • unmanneddrone 12:08 pm on March 20, 2012 Permalink

      Oh damn. So, the new patch for Jagged Alliance has some sort of really heinous way of dealing with my GPU, so I can’t get more than fifteen or so minutes into a level without my laptop overheating and shutting down. Crazy. Thought it was a hardware problem, but can run everything else fine without a hitch or a hint of this overheating problem.

      So, back on the digital shelf this goes until that one is sorted. A shame, because it’s great fun.

      Next up, back into Wargame!

    • unmanneddrone 1:07 pm on March 21, 2012 Permalink

      Turns out the heinous patch was simply a heinously corrupted or corrupting something or another in Windows that seemed to push my GPU into some sort of overdrive. Either way, formatted and now have a rather clean system once again. But yes, Wargame for now…will get back to JA down the line.

    • RedSwirl 7:12 pm on March 24, 2012 Permalink

      Looks like the Mickey Mouse Illusion games just got bumped up on my backlog. Nintendo Power just revealed the fourth one: Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for the 3DS coming out this fall.

    • impynickers 5:02 pm on March 29, 2012 Permalink

      Keeping on top of this challenge is tough. Knee deep in The Legend of Kyrandia 2, a game I previously had not touched since sometime in the mid 1990’s. I beat the 2 other games in the series, but some people have been telling me 2 is the actual better game. It is certainly a unique adventure game. Your character being somewhat of an alchemist ensures a few non-traditional puzzles, and the dialogue so far is still charming. I think I may be resorting to FAQ’s just to fast track things though… at the pace I am going I wont be making it through my list until I am a senile old man.

    • RedSwirl 4:28 pm on March 30, 2012 Permalink

      Symphony of the Night is down. Impressions over at my new blog: http://noplatform.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/late-to-the-party-castlevania-symphony-of-the-night/

    • RedSwirl 3:41 pm on April 2, 2012 Permalink

      My report on Sonic CD: http://noplatform.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/late-to-the-party-sonic-cd/
      In short, it’s the real sequel to Sonic 2.

      I think I’m moving on to BioShock 2 next, if for no other reason than “Minerva’s Den”. Somehow I’ve figured out that I can’t subsist entirely on “small” or “indie” games for too long. I can play them in-between the big shit, but they alone won’t quite satisfy my appetite.

    • Pete Davison 12:14 pm on April 3, 2012 Permalink

      My progress is going slowly, not helped by my looting of Game and Gamestation stores over here adding Eternal Sonata, Lost Odyssey, Resonance of Fate, FFVII Crisis Core, Harvest Moon Hero of Leaf Valley, Dissidia Final Fantasy and doubtless some other ones I’ve forgotten to the mix.

      In the meantime, I’m still finishing up Shadow Hearts: Covenant. The final dungeon has been “open” for a while now. I thought I’d just go and do a few quick sidequests. 15 hours later…

      Full thoughts when I’ve finished it.

    • impynickers 6:32 am on April 5, 2012 Permalink

      Finished Legend of Kyrandia 2. Set up a tumblr specifically for this kind of thing…. impressions at:
      http://arpeegee13.tumblr.com/
      Ill say that this game does something unique and horrifying, it takes the worst part of adventure games (the impenetrable puzzle logic) and uses it to basically troll you everytime you think you have figured the game out. This is the Dark Soul’s of adventure games, though I use that term not so much to suggest you should actually play this game. The results are rather entertaining to read about I am sure.

    • cgrajko 8:11 pm on April 6, 2012 Permalink

      Since Nier is going to be put to bed (and will have deleted my saves once it is), I’m going to need something else to play. Does anyone want to recommend a game on my list? I have the house to myself for a week and a half, which should be more than enough time to beat anything you all can dream up.

    • RedSwirl 2:21 pm on April 7, 2012 Permalink

      BioShock 2 is down for the count. Just need to roll on “Minerva’s Den” which I got for $5.

    • RedSwirl 4:04 pm on May 18, 2012 Permalink

      Demon’s Souls is down motherfucker. Final impressions.

    • cptcarnage 4:19 am on June 1, 2012 Permalink

      Figure’d I’d weigh in on this… although listing my complete pile would reach massive wall of text territory. Current tally on Raptr is 422 games… yeesh

      here’s the main ones

      PS3
      ——
      Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
      GoW Collection
      Shadow/Ico Collection
      Sly Collection
      L.A. Noire
      Uncharted 3
      Journey
      Dark Souls (I highly doubt i’ll finish this…)
      DarkSiders
      FFXIII

      XBOX360
      ————-
      FEZ
      Batman Arkham City
      Fable III
      Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
      Bastion
      Rayman Origens

      Assassins Creed Brotherhood
      Assassins Creed Revelations

      PC
      —–
      Bulletstorm
      Mass Effect 3
      Diablo 3
      Torchlight
      Sword and Sworcery
      Skyrim

      Thats probably not even 1/8th of my titles. Still got to start somewhere.

  • bowlisimo 4:18 am on March 1, 2012 Permalink
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    @impynickers It’s about damn time someone else got around to Scratches, you buncha ninny scaredy cats. : P

    @redswir1 Please do play Cryostasis, I’d love to hear at least one other squaddie’s view on that game. It gets downright abstract at times, but it’s worth it in the end. Also, ice, and holding your outstretched hands up to flickering light bulbs for warmth.

    I don’t have much hope for any of you people staying on track for very long, by the way, this year’s releases could kill a grown man.

     
  • RedSwirl 10:24 pm on October 4, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Pile of Shame   

    Surprisingly, in terms of games I intended to buy versus what is already out, I think I’ve managed to stay fully caught up in 2011. All of my Pile of Shame is still 2010 and earlier. I’m not going to post it here.

    I might fall behind on rentals this month depending on how much each game holds my attention though. A lot of stuff I’m going to “check out”:

    RAGE
    Ace Combat Assault Horizon
    Solatorobo
    Sonic Generations (this one MIGHT be good)
    Skyrim
    Rayman Origins
    King of Fighters XIII

    The next game that I definitely intend to buy is Uncharted 3 which is still a month off. Other than Zelda and more HD re-releases that’s kinda it for 2011. I wanted to go down on Super Mario 3D Land but Nintendo’s making that hard with their handling of the 3DS.

     
  • feenwager 7:18 pm on October 4, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Pile of Shame   

    Back to where it all began…the Pile Of Shame.

    Currently sitting on my Pile:

    Resistance 3
    Rage
    Dungeon Siege 3
    Homefront
    Ico/Shadow HD
    Shadows Of the Damned
    Witcher 2

    By the time I get back from Hong Kong, two more will be sitting in my house, waiting to be added to the Pile:

    Ratchet: All 4 One
    Batman: Arkham City

    These are the legit things I intend to play this year. I don’t even count the various Steam Sale stuff that’s loitering in my account, or the stuff I purchased on XBLA or PSN, or the various things that I’ve picked up on sale that are sitting unwrapped on my shelf (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Mafia 2, I’m talking about you). I’m ok if I never get around to them, they’re basically there for a rainy day.

    And then November happens.

    I think this is officially when my time to gaming ratio has gone into the red, and any hope of staying current is now dead. Yup, that rhymed.

    I believe I’m about to enter the next, far less linear, much more open-world phase of my gamer-dom.

    You know what, I think I welcome it.

     
  • RocGaude 5:10 pm on November 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Pile of Shame   

    @zegolf Jesus, what a blast from the past. Technically, a “pile of shame” game is considered a game worth playing but hasn’t received the attention it deserves. I’m not so sure ET qualifies. 😉

    @cptcarnage For the record, I grabbed AC: Brodeo yesterday but told the Mrs. to wrap it up for me for Christmas since I still have AC2 to play through. You won’t be alone.

     
  • zegolf 3:14 am on November 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Pile of Shame   

    Makes me feel old… 

    So, I just found this in my parents’ basement. I saved it from a landfill as a kid.  Yeah…I think it qualifies as the ultimate piece for a pile of shame.

    image

     
  • zegolf 10:24 am on June 11, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Pile of Shame   

    I’m interested to hear what you all have to say about the recent revelation that Sega would be bringing Dreamcast classics to XBLA and PSN?

    http://kotaku.com/5560245/sega-these-are-the-next-dreamcast-games-we-want

     
  • Pete Davison 11:48 pm on June 10, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Pile of Shame   

    EDIT: Whoops! Guess editing someone else’s post reassigns it to the person who edited it, huh? Sorry, Red. Also, crossed off Homeworld and Eternal Darkness.

    Originally posted by redswir1:

    Okay I’m on this thing, jeez.

    I guess I’ll just start things off by posting THE FREAKING PILE for future reference:

    PC:
    Jagged Alliance 2
    Vampire: the Masquerade: Bloodlines
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
    Hacker Evolution: Untold
    Tribes
    Simon the Sorcerer
    Quest for Glory
    Space Rangers 2
    Gray Matter
    The Witcher
    Sacrifice
    Giants: Citizen Kabuto
    Homeworld
    Descent series
    Outcast
    Anachronox
    Divine Divinity
    Planescape: Torment
    Pathologic
    Neverwinter Nights 2: The Mask of the Betrayer

    Nintendo:
    Pikmin
    Space Station Silicon Valley
    Eternal Darkness
    Glory Days 2
    Star Tropics 2
    Chibi Robo
    No More Heroes
    Flower, Sun & Rain
    Baiten Kaitos Origins
    Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

    PlayStation:
    SMT: Digital Devil Saga
    SMT: Nocturne
    Vagrant Story
    Colony Wars
    Dark Cloud 2
    Zone of the Enders: 2nd Runner
    Yakuza 2
    Steambot Chronicles
    Shadow Hearts: Covenant
    Red Dead Revolver
    God Hand

    XBox:
    Breakdown
    Dead Rising
    Phantom Dust
    Culdcept Saga
    Otagi 2

    Multi-Platform:
    Cave Story
    Marathon Series
    Winback
    Ace Combat
    Alone in the Dark ( 2008 )
    Oddworld series
    Rez
    Gitaroo-Man
    Katamari Damacy
    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
    Megaman Legends series
    Omikron
    Killer 7
    Viewtiful Joe
    Bully
    Metal Gear (MSX)

     
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