Rambling on Why My Video Games Backlog is Small

Did you take advantage of the holiday sale? When I buy games I feel as if I am putting more debt on my list of things to complete and then I feel paralyzed that I ended up not playing games at all. I am hear to tell you my secret on why my gaming backlog is small. Of course, I am not hear to lecture you and make you feel bad if you are the type who can’t resist a good sale. I always get shocked hearing from other gamers that they still have their games unopened, still in shrink-wrap. I wonder if you will ever play the game? Or you just trying to show of your gaming collection? Would you lend me your games so I don’t have to spend money on it? HAHA J.K J.K (not really lol).

The good thing about buying video game one at a time is that you don’t feel pressured to conquer your backlog. In fact, it’s more fun to take the time to enjoy it slowly. The same thing can be said about food. But I think my guilt stems from the fact my mom used to scold me on how I can’t eat video games after she found out I used up all my saved allowance to buy games instead of food. Back then, my mom wanted to teach us responsibility but also give us the freedom to make purchase on things we want. Was it a good idea? I believe so.

Of course I am no angel. I have a bad habit of buying games to complete a game series I enjoyed in the past. Then I realized I get burnt out easily, playing games back to back. I have tried making a list of games and I have finished the game only to be left disappointed. Why force yourself to play a game you don’t like? What is there to prove?????????!!!!!!!!!! Okay, in life we can’t always win. That’s a fact. I confess and now my stress level has decreased which means I can concentrate on one game at a time. Or if I feel overwhelmed with my backlogs, I’ll just hand over the controller to my gaming assistant: Halsdoll’s teddy bear.

Yes, in the picture, it’s Dark Souls‘ case that you are seeing. Halsdoll’s teddy bear is a very skilled gamer. 🙂

Well that’s it for now. Enjoy your game at your own pace. Until next time, bye bye.

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3 thoughts on “Rambling on Why My Video Games Backlog is Small”

  1. Wow I feel attacked! Lol jk. I actually need to hear this. I have a problem with spending on games its an addiction. My backlog is full of so many games I want to to play and when I see them go on sale I can’t resist! Lol. I’m also a bit of a trophy hunter and will find myself buying games for cheap just cause it has an easy trophy list. Haha. But in reality I know I will never get around to fully enjoying them all to their fullest potential cause I will end up rushing through them to get to the next. If I even get to playing some of them at all. And that makes me sad when I think of it. 😦 I am feeling the pressure right now and need to get this off my shoulders!

    I think your mom made a wise choice and had the best intentions in mind. Her wisdom apparently lives in you too as you are smart and reasonable. I need to use more of that reason when making game purchases and will use this as my “eye opener” in the future. 🙂

    As always thank you for sharing Halsdoll!

    p.s. Maybe I should get a gaming assistant too… xD lol. Halsdoll’s teddy bear is cute but not as cute as you!

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    1. Sounds like you are a passionate gamer. If it makes you happy to beat it and move on to the next game, I don’t really see a problem with that. 😃 One thing for sure, it is better to have passion than none at all. It makes life more joyful. Thank you so much for the comment. ☺

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