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Poll: What's in your backlog?

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#1 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

I'll try to fix issues to the best of my ability.
The rules are very simple.
1) Find two games in your backlog that you wish to play during March.
2) In the poll, vote on whatever game(s) are currently in your backlog.
3) On March 1st, whatever three games get the most votes will be the three games that we will play during the month. If you do not own one of the games that wins, don't worry. Do not feel obligated to buy the game, instead play a similar game that you DO own.
4) Play the games and comment on them in the forum!

Community game: Borderlands 2

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SLofton Amnesia, Closure, Warhammer 40k Space Marine, Penny Arcade 1+2 (bonus)
MrshllJcb Tomb Raider, Amnesia, Cave Story+, Legend of Grimrock, Warhammer 40k Space Marine, Syndicate (coop), Sniper Elite V2 Nazi Zombie Army (coop)

Dr Sasquatch Eversion, Sam & Max 101: Culture Shock, Wizorb, Borderlands 2 (community game), Legend of Grimrock (Bonus game)
Jugglenaut Mark of the Ninja, Cargo! The Quest for Gravity, Max Payne, Borderlands 2 (community game), Zeno Clash (Bonus game)

aShufflinZombie Borderlands 2 (community game), Bully: Scholarship Edition, Far Cry 3, Shank 2
Junpei Legend of Grimrock (2nd community game), Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2

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#2 slofton

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:18 AM

Borderlands 2
Penny Arcade 1/2

#3 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

Borderlands 2
Penny Arcade 1/2


Done. I think that I may have been unclear but I meant to say add 2 games and say which you own from the pre-existing list.

#4 Broken Cage

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:06 AM

I don't own any of those games on the PC, but I own Borderlands 2 and Mafia 2 for the 360, and Penny Arcade 1/2 for the PS3, so I think I can still tag along in those games even if I can't play along in game.

It's tough for me to pick just two PC games, but I guess I'd choose...

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without A Pulse
Legend of Grimrock

I know not a lot of people will have Stubbs, but it seems like such a left-field type of game that I think it'd make an excellent talking point.

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#5 slofton

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

Done. I think that I may have been unclear but I meant to say add 2 games and say which you own from the pre-existing list.


Gotcha. I own BL2 on 360. No Mafia 2

#6 motoki

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:28 AM

Is Borderlands 2 REALLY in people's backlogs? Unless you got it from a Gamersgate price mistake then most likely people paid $30+ for it. I know people backlog bundle games and 75% off bargain basement sale games all the time but are people really in the habit of backlogging games they paid decent money for?

Anyway I don't own Borderlands 2 and I'm not going to pay $20-$30 or more to get some game to play for the game of the month.

I think new big hot titles really aren't the point of getting through your backlog unless people are really buying new titles shortly after release and dumping them straight into the backlog.

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#7 slofton

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:36 AM

Is Borderlands 2 REALLY in people's backlogs? Unless you got it from a Gamersgate price mistake then most likely people paid $30+ for it. I know people backlog bundle games and 75% off bargain basement sale games all the time but are people really in the habit of backlogging games they paid decent money for?

Anyway I don't own Borderlands 2 and I'm not going to pay $20-$30 or more to get some game to play for the game of the month.

I think new big hot titles really aren't the point of getting through your backlog unless people are really buying new titles shortly after release and dumping them straight into the backlog.


GF got it as a Xmas gift and this is one of the first times I've gotten around to it. So yeah. It's in my backlog.

#8 motoki

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:41 AM

Okay fair enough but another thing is if we are going to pick a game to discuss, while I'm not saying it needs to be the most obscure game ever, I would think it might be nice to pick something that isn't already a hot new buzzworthy game that's being talked about by lots of people lots of places elsewhere already including here at CAG.

Anyway, I don't want to rain on anyone else's parade. Clearly I'm not the type of gamer this seems to be getting geared to so I'll let you guys do your game of the month with Borderlands 2 and have fun with it.

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#9 slofton

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:25 AM

Okay fair enough but another thing is if we are going to pick a game to discuss, while I'm not saying it needs to be the most obscure game ever, I would think it might be nice to pick something that isn't already a hot new buzzworthy game that's being talked about by lots of people lots of places elsewhere already including here at CAG.

Anyway, I don't want to rain on anyone else's parade. Clearly I'm not the type of gamer this seems to be getting geared to so I'll let you guys do your game of the month with Borderlands 2 and have fun with it.


Although im not a fan of the way it was put, now that I think about it, im in agreement.

I'd like to change my BL2 to Amnesia. Its been in a few bundles and on sale quite a bit. Plus it the best way for me to play it and stick with it without quitting due to fright lol It'd be a fun game to talk about too.

#10 Jugglenaut

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

Awesome way to handle this. Here's my two games I'd love for us to play:
F.E.A.R.
Cargo! A Quest for Gravity

I figure F.E.A.R. is a good triple AAA that might still be in people's backlogs. Then Cargo is a good indie game.

Of the games listed before, here's what I own/have backlogged:
Penny Arcade 2 (already beat 1)
Legend of Grimrock
Amnesia

I do still have Borderlands 2 backlogged, but I'm trying to keep that co-op only and my co-op buddies and I have been way to busy to finish it. And I agree with Motoki that it wouldn't be the best game for this.

#11 Junpei

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

I want to give my Xbox some love, so for March I choose:
- Batman: Arkham City
- Mark of the Ninja
They're both on PC too, but I want to play them on the comfy couch ;)

Thinking about it, I liked the pairings we organized during February a lot, in a nice "dude, you should totally play THAT!" sort of way. This method, however, seems perfect to choose the game most of us will be playing and commenting at the same time, so I was wondering if both ideas could be used for Mowing March: a poll to decide the game of the month, so to speak, and pairings in which partners will suggest another 3 games (minimum) to crunch on each other's backlogs :)
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

My plans are locked in but il post anyways.

Dead Island (already started on)
Bioshock 1/2

I own from the op list

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#13 Broken Cage

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

I figure F.E.A.R. is a good triple AAA that might still be in people's backlogs.



You ain't just whistlin' dixie. I own F.E.A.R. on the 360 and the PC, and I've only made it half way on both platforms. Something about the game just always makes me put it on the backburner for another title.

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#14 MrshllJcb

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

I liked what Junpei said about having the 1 or 2 community games and then having a selection of 3 or 4 games picked by a partner.

For March my suggestions for community games are:
Amnesia:TDD
Darksiders

From the list in the OP I have:
Borderlands 2
Legends of Grimlock
and I have beat Mafia 2, Bioshock, and Bioshock 2

#15 red flare graf

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

My picks are:

Hitman: Blood Money
Metro 2033

I own Borderlands 2 from the list. Not exactly in my backlog, but I haven't beaten it yet, so I'm game!

#16 slofton

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

I want to give my Xbox some love, so for March I choose:
- Batman: Arkham City
- Mark of the Ninja
They're both on PC too, but I want to play them on the comfy couch ;)

Thinking about it, I liked the pairings we organized during February a lot, in a nice "dude, you should totally play THAT!" sort of way. This method, however, seems perfect to choose the game most of us will be playing and commenting at the same time, so I was wondering if both ideas could be used for Mowing March: a poll to decide the game of the month, so to speak, and pairings in which partners will suggest another 3 games (minimum) to crunch on each other's backlogs :)


I like this a lot. It gives us all at least one game to talk about and also the fun of picking games for each other.

#17 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Updated the OP

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:19 AM

I like Junpei's idea so I'll probably add that to the OP in the next day or so. Motoki, I'm sorry that you don't like the idea. I understand that you don't want to miss out or spend $20+ on a game but I feel that if we all play a single game, it may bring the PC CAGers together. My goal is to help everyone get through their backlogs as well as finding a sense of community.

#19 Dr Sasquatch

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

To the Moon
Total War: Rome

I own all of those except Stubbs (which I thought I had for XBox, but i cannot find). Already beaten Mafia II, Mark of the Ninja, and Bioshock 1, though Mark of the Ninja and Bioshock were both recent, and I was thinking of trying to do a no kills new game+ run through of Mark of the Ninja (or something challenging -- kill everyone? get sniffed by all the dogs?) so I can call it a Master Run on backloggery.

#20 Broken Cage

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

How about one alternate instead of three additional games. I wouldn't have been able to do four in february, and I certainly won't be able to do it every month. I just don't have the time.

One game for everyone, one game chosen by a partner. Two games a month. Keep in mind some games can be upwards of fifteen to twenty hours, and that would be the majority of my gaming time for the month.

(And don't go by my Steam Card, I frequently leave games running on the PC while I do stuff around the house.)

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#21 Momouchi

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

My votes:
Bioshock 1
Legend of Grimrock
Mark of Ninja

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#22 MrshllJcb

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

So March is like 2 days away. Should we start to pair up? If so let me know if anyone is interested in partnering up up. Also we should try to get a definitive answer on what the community games will be for the month. It'd be nice to have all this stuff ironed out by tomorrow so we are all set for the 1st of March

#23 slofton

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

So March is like 2 days away. Should we start to pair up? If so let me know if anyone is interested in partnering up up. Also we should try to get a definitive answer on what the community games will be for the month. It'd be nice to have all this stuff ironed out by tomorrow so we are all set for the 1st of March


I'd be down for teaming up.

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Looks like we both need Amnesia. If that'a not the community game, want to do that one?

#24 MrshllJcb

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

I'd be down for teaming up.

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Looks like we both need Amnesia. If that'a not the community game, want to do that one?



Sounds like a good plan. And yup on Amnesia if it isnt picked. I'll make a list of my backlog for you and send you a pm with it

#25 Junpei

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

How about one alternate instead of three additional games. I wouldn't have been able to do four in february, and I certainly won't be able to do it every month. I just don't have the time.


This is not a fixed rule at all... the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" :lol:

Since we'll be paired up, we have also the freedom to suggest what are the games our partner can choose from, as well as how many and how long each one should be. So perhaps I want to play six shorter games, or another longer one along with what the community votes, or maybe even a single game that's not the community one since I don't own it and neither plan to buy 'cause it's too expensive or doesn't suit my tastes... I can also choose my own game(s) without pairing with someone, as I think the whole point of the thread is dwindling the backlogs while discussing our experiences :)

Speaking of which, did we ever reach an agreement about the "game diary" thing we were discussing in last thread? Should we address the matter further through March while keeping our backlog-crunching reports here?
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#26 slofton

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

? Should we address the matter further through March while keeping our backlog-crunching reports here?


This seems like the best bet. I'm also thinking of having everyone send in the back logs to me. I can cross reference everyones BL and find out whats the most owned and unplayed games. We can then vote on the top 10 for the one community game. This of course wouldnt take place until April. I'd need some time to set it up lol

#27 Junpei

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

This seems like the best bet. I'm also thinking of having everyone send in the back logs to me. I can cross reference everyones BL and find out whats the most owned and unplayed games. We can then vote on the top 10 for the one community game. This of course wouldnt take place until April. I'd need some time to set it up lol


Sounds good, in the meantime do you wanna pair up for March? :)
I'll arrange a list of games I'd like to play on Xbox (yeah, I decided it will be console-month for me :D), with the exception of the community game if I happen to own it. But, if you spot a game on my Steam library that I haven't touched yet (and, believe me, there are LOTS) and you believe I should play absolutely, then by no means do tell me! ;)
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#28 slofton

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

Sounds good, in the meantime do you wanna pair up for March? :)
I'll arrange a list of games I'd like to play on Xbox (yeah, I decided it will be console-month for me :D), with the exception of the community game if I happen to own it. But, if you spot a game on my Steam library that I haven't touched yet (and, believe me, there are LOTS) and you believe I should play absolutely, then by no means do tell me! ;)


I'm already paired up, but I'd be more than happy to suggest games

#29 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

I'm open to pairing up with someone!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:23 AM

I'm really confused as to what the concept is this month, but I am down and down to be paired up.

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