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« on: December 16, 2008, 08:55:27 PM »

Well, thanks to becoming newly married, bought a house, and bough two new/used cars within the last few months, I find myself on a much tighter budget than I am used to.  One effect has been on my gaming habit.  I've always been very ADD when it comes to games, hopping to whatever happens to interest me that week/day.  It also promotes a HUGE backlog.  Thanks to not having as much money to throw around towards games lately, I have actually gone back and started finishing some stuff in my collection.  When I finish a few titles, I sell them to GameStop and pick up 2 or 3 used titles. I have to say, I'm getting much more enjoyment out of games than i have felt in a very long time.  I'm enjoying the stories and doing more in each title, trying to really get my money's worth.

What I've finished lately:
1) Tomb Raider: Legend
2) Tomb Raider: Anniversary
3) Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
4) Fallout 3 (main storyline, going to go back and do more side-quests sometime)

Currently Playing:
Assassin's Creed

Next Up:
Crackdown or Rainbow Six: Vegas 2

So, in the spirit of my new found dicipline, what have you all finished up lately and what are your own gaming ADD stories?
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 09:01:11 PM »

Here's what I've finished lately:

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=24273.msg357118#msg357118

What I am actively playing now is:

Prince of Persia
BIA: Hell's Highway
Heavenly Sword
Uncharted (again)
CoD: W@W (MP)

Unopened:

Far Cry 2
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 09:07:26 PM »

Now how did I miss that big giant thread in bold type right at the top of the page? Hrmm
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 09:26:31 PM »

Finished recently:

Prince of Persia
Tomb Raider Underworld
Mirror's Edge
Call of Duty WaW
Gears of War 2
Uncharted (Replay)
Tomb Raider Legend (Replay)

In Progress But on Backburner But Plan to Return to In Relatively Near Future:

Farcry 2
Fable 2
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen

Actively Playing:

Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Persona 4

Overall I've been much more focused in my playing in the past year.  I've completed the vast majority of what I want to complete though my backlog is still pretty much infinite. 

But this is probably the first holiday season where I've managed to play and complete most of the holiday titles that I was really interested in and I have to say that's a pretty good feeling.  Consequently my Christmas list is much smaller than usual (just Resistance 2, LBP, and Star Ocean 1). 
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 09:39:25 PM »

Finished Recently

Gears 2
God of War 2
God of War Chains of Olympus
Advance Wars 2
Assasin's Creed
CoD WaW
Dead Space


On constant Loop

Madden online
Left For Dead Online
Gears 2 online
Rock Band 2
Burnout Paradise

Playing or Intend to Play Soon

Endwar
FarCry 2
Fallout 3
LBP
Castle Crashers
Fable 2
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 10:21:22 PM »

Quote from: Covenant on December 16, 2008, 09:07:26 PM

Now how did I miss that big giant thread in bold type right at the top of the page? Hrmm

HAHA, N00B!

Finshed recently:

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Currently Playing:

Fallout 3
L4D
COD4
Gears of War (on Insane)
Dead Space
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 11:15:20 PM »

Finished Recently:

Ninja Gaiden II


Currently Playing:

Red Steel (yes, I said it. I am going to finish the game this game!)

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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 11:18:18 PM »

I too have been playing, finishing (or at least playing til I know I never want to see the game again), then selling.  There are a few I will never get rid of cuz I KNOW I will go back some day.   I have quite a backlog because I have been able to pick up so many very cheap.  Many cheaper than the actual rental cost.


I am playing through them but I know if games like Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, Silent Hill Homecoming, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Prince of Persia, etc (pretty much most of the super popular games now) pop up for sale somewhere for sub $20 I will most likely just buy em.  I am a sucker for that price point for games I am interested in.  And no matter the game I KNOW they all get there eventually.

For example, saw MGS4 for $19.99, Ninja Gaiden 2 for $19.99, Ratchet and Clank for $19.99, and GT5 Prologue for $9.99 just this week.  And all at one store.  The deals just keep coming.   If I didn't already have some of those I would most likely just get em.  So, I wait and rent and play through backlog like you.

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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 01:14:23 AM »

Currently playing:

Scene It? Box Office Smash 2
Rock Band 2
Guitar Hero World Tour

Finished recently:

Gears of War 2
Fable II
Prince of Persia
Lego Batman

Need to finish:

Dead Space

On the backburner:

Fallout 3
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 01:54:54 AM »

Currently Playing:
Far Cry 2 PC
Fable: The Lost Chapters (second playthrough)
Fable 2 (second playthrough)
GTA IV PC
Fallout 3 PC
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Dungeon Siege 2


Recently Finished:
Fable 2
The Witcher Enhanced
STALKER Clear Sky


On Deck:
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (second playthrough)
Jade Empire (fifth playthrough)
Space Rangers 2
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 03:11:11 AM »

Currently Playing

Far Cry 2
Fallout 3
Tomb Raider Anniversary (replay)
Banjo Kazooie

Finished Recently

Fable II
CoD:WaW
Tomb Raider Underworld
Halo 3 (co-op replay)
Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks (co-op replay)
Wings Over Europe - NATO 3 Campaign

Just Starting

James Bond: Quantum of Solace
Mortal Kombat Deception
Mortal Kombat Armagedon

Continually Playing

NHL 09
Amped 2
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2008, 02:56:21 AM »

Currently playing:

Far Cry 2
Dragon Quest IV
LEGO Batman

Haven't finished anything else in a long, long time it seems. Ahh, amazing how literally one month of your life can vanish courtesy of a newborn.
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2008, 03:53:15 PM »

I haven't finished anything in a long time either.  I'm currently playing (depending on my mood) or haven't yet given up on not getting back to:

Far Cry 2
Baja: Edge of Control
Skate
Fable II
Grid
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Banjo Kazooie XBLA
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2008, 04:17:09 PM »

I have found that Gamefly keeps me with a tiny backlog and lowers costs.  I did buy Fallout 3 but other than that I haven't bought a game in months. 

I guess I could say that I have a huge backlog of games in my Gamefly queue but that doesn't cost me anything.


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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2008, 04:59:57 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on December 18, 2008, 04:17:09 PM

I have found that Gamefly keeps me with a tiny backlog and lowers costs.

I keep saying that when I get my physical backlog down I'll switch to gamefly, but there's always something new I need to play now so the backlog remains.
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2008, 09:11:25 PM »

Almost done with Assassin's Creed!! woo hoo!
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2008, 09:16:42 PM »

I'm also going into saving mode.  I haven't picked up a full price game since Fallout 3. 

Currently playing:

Gothic 3 (always wanted to go back and finish it with the community patch)
Fable 3 (almost done)
Fallout 3 (for some reason I burned out after 30 hours.  now i'm trying to work up the will to go back.   icon_confused)
The Witcher Enhanced (chapter 3 and going strong)


Always on rotation:

Burnout Paradise
Catan - Arcade
Ticket to Ride - Arcade
Sins of a Solar Empire
Med II - Total War
Space Rangers 2


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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2008, 10:39:07 PM »

Finished my Uncharted replay through.

Seriously thinking it's time for Far Cry 2.

Heavenly Sword is not holding my attention really.

Neither is Prince of Persia.
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2008, 02:58:43 AM »

I've finished 20 games so far this year and am currently 30hrs/12 lvl in Fallout3. Think last year I only finished 8 or so as I decided to stop playing MP games (Mostly NWN PWs) and messing with OFP/ArmA random missions late in the year. I've done well but still have a restocked backlog as games I want to play hit the $10 mark so I snag them. Not much more I can get on my aging rig but I don't mind finally clearing the whole log and then replaying old/new favs or checking out mods. Then I have my console backlog to keep me busy.
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2008, 01:48:11 PM »

Thanks to a heavy snow storm this weekend, I got some serious gaming time in and finished Assasin's Creed, as well as starting and completing Crackdown.  Crackdown was pretty fun, but pretty short too.  I found once I got my athletic ability up to a decent level, you can easily skip to the end of all the generals.

Level 3 athletics + level 2 explosives +rocket launcher = butt kicking  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2008, 02:42:13 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on December 18, 2008, 09:16:42 PM

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