We’re well into the last month of the year and failure is staring me right in the face; unless I had a stellar month and completed AT LEAST two games a week it seems inevitable!
What is this Backlog Blitz all about? Well – it’s a challenge I set myself and here’s the rules for those of you with short-term memory issues (you poor bastards):
- I must complete 52 games in 2017
- The games can be ones that I have previously started or have previously completed and they can be on any platform
- Episodic games count as one game per episode
- Lengthy DLC (ie Blood & Wine) counts as a game
- Every time I complete a game I score +1
- Every time I buy a game I score -2
- By the end of the year I must finish with a positive score or I have failed the Backlog Blitz
Year Score (so far) = -20
How’d November go? Read on dear reader! Continue reading
I’m finally getting round to catching up on my post backlog (let alone making a dent in my game backlog))!
October continued the rich vein of form I had of completing games that started in September – I absolutely hammered a number of horror games in anticipation of Hallowe’en.
Well, this is more like it!
September was a great month for gaming Continue reading
Well here we are, finally getting round to putting out the first real post of the month (bloody hell); I know that we have been awful with our posts these last two months but we are putting things into place that will keep us (and of course you guys) right for the rest of the year! I have begun writing quality posts for our annual ‘Frightfest’ celebration and I know that Sherry is also looking forward to getting back to his weekly post! Continue reading
Sonic Mania got released yesterday and it has been killing it in reviews. Yet I think that this game is one that the franchise has not earned… Continue reading
Well, I’m still catching up but I am getting there!
A few weeks ago now the ESA occurred. For those who are not in the know, the ESA is the European Speedrunners Assembly and it is; unsurprisingly, a speedrunning marathon that heavily features the best of the European crop of speedrunners. It’s slowly gaining momentum and traction on Twitch and this marathon was its best yet (don’t get me wrong though, it still has a long way to go to truly rival GDQ).
This year was a damn good marathon with a lot of games and categories that GDQ just don’t feature.
Unfortunately they are also severely unbudgeted and as a result their upload time to YouTube is incredibly slow – right now (10th August), there are only 40 videos to watch of the speedruns. So rather than this being a definitive “BEST OF” this is a “best of” of what’s there. Maybe in a month I’ll revisit this post and update it accordingly! Continue reading
Here I am, still catching up with the posts that have eluded me this summer season; I’m so far behind in my posts that even when I do attempt to catch up I make a boo-boo or two and find myself having to rectify them (that’s what I’m going to do in here).
July was a much more successful month for me with gaming; I actually got some done! Although the vast majority of this gaming was done on my VITA; which is still a damn good machine by the way, I did get some PS4 gaming done too. I finally got round to starting and making some solid progress with Rise of the Tomb Raider and I reinstalled The Evil Within (with my eyes set firmly on completing this game after starting it two years ago).
I know that August will definitely have some video gaming time and I can only hope that it is more successful than the two previous months. Continue reading