I’ve decided to try and trim down my game collection quite significantly. This evening I’ve been sifting through discs for half an hour, desperately trying to work out what to play. This has to stop.
I’m going to be incredibly ruthless, even getting rid of games I love that I just know I’d be keeping for the sake of having them on my shelf, rather than ever wanting to play them again. In the vast majority of cases, it’s not going to be a problem for me to buy them back again once I’ve cleared this backlog. I just need to have less to play.
Part of the problem with my job is that I get so many promos, and because you can’t really sell them on (at least, you’re not supposed to) I tend to keep them rather than just throwing them away, even when I’m done with them. A lot of these games I’ll keep thinking I’ll play them again at some point, and I never end up doing so. There are so many good games released these days, that I’ll always end up trying the latest big hit or cult classic ahead of anything I’ve kept for a second runthrough.
As much as anything, clearing the clutter will clear my mind a little, allow me to focus on just one or two games at a time rather than staring at my pile of shame and wanting to weep.
Of course, none of this would matter if I weren’t such an indecisive prick. Perhaps I should start taking Twitter votes on what I should play next, because at this rate I’ll end up wasting my evenings doing everything but get through my backlog.
And that’s even before I consider starting to catch up with Mad Men…