#YOLG The Year of Living Gamegerously. (we didn't make that name up)

For those of you who listened to Episode 169 or are tuned into our gaming community will know that Jon and Fraser have committed to working through a list of 30 (ish) games and getting them finished.  This list is more commonly known as a 'pile-of-shame'.

You can check out Robin Tate's blog (click the lady above if you prefer) to get a better understanding of the challenge and who is taking part.  Needless to say we are both excited, and we can tell you that having a little impetus to get you back to games you may have left at the roadside is a great thing.

Lists are as follows, along with status.

Note how Jon's is in alphabetical order. Snazzy.

FM

Halo 5 - COMPLETED
Titanfall 2
Pneuma - COMPLETED
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - COMPLETED
Battlefield 1 - COMPLETED
The Witcher 3
Dead Rising 3
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - COMPLETED
Fru
Assassins Creed Chronicles China - COMPLETED
Octodad - COMPLETED
The Witness
The Last Guardian - COMPLETED
Hotline Miami - COMPLETED
Ryse: Son of Rome
Fallout 4
Sniper Elite 4
Lara Croft GO - COMPLETED
Sunset Overdrive
Zombie Army Trilogy
Peggle 2 - COMPLETED
Transformers Devastation
QUBE - COMPLETED
Submerged
Battlefield Hardline
COD: World at War
Lara Croft: Temple of Osiris - COMPLETED
Deadly Tower of Monsters - COMPLETED
Little Big Planet 3 - COMPLETED
Grow Home - COMPLETED

 

JL

Alien: Isolation
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China
Batman (Telltale)    
Battlefield 4
Battlefield Hardline    
Beyond: Two Souls    
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Deadlight - COMPLETED
Deadpool  
Dying Light
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim    
Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture    
Fallout 4    
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon       
God of War 3 Remastered    
GTAV    
Halo 4    
Heavy Rain
Infamous: Second Son    
Journey - COMPLETED
Life is Strange    
Mad Max    
Ori and the Blind Forest    
Ratchet and Clank    
Sunset Overdrive
Tales from the Borderlands    
Titanfall  2 - COMPLETED  
Unravel    
Wolfenstein: The New Order - COMPLETED
Zombie Army Trilogy

UPDATES (latest first)

Mar 6th 2017 - JL - As discussed on the show, and mirroring Fraser below, I made a few substitutions on my list. I had some massive time sinks on my list, that I do intend on finishing someday, but I needed to revise the list a bit to make my YOLG a bit more realistic of a goal. Coming off the list is Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, and The Witcher 3. Replacing those three are Assassin's Creed Chronicles: ChinaInfamous: Second Son, and Sunset Overdrive. The three of those combined essentially equals one Far Cry 4. Also, although I removed one game with a colon, I added two more... so there's that. Whatever that means.

Mar 6th 2017 - FM - I have removed The Crew and replaced it with Sniper Elite 4.  I never paid for The Crew (Games with Gold), and I really can't be bothered with a mission based driving game. I've already played Forza Horizon 3 this year.   I'm also swapping out Tales from the Borderlands as I apparently don't own the full version.  I'm replacing it with The Witness.  Not sure if that was wise or not.

Jan 19th 2017 - FM - A good run for me recently and REALLY enjoyed Hotline Miami.  Can't find my copy of COD:WAW.  May have to swap that out.  Also, my son has deleted my save on Grow Home.  I was at the end of the game.  Damn.

Jan 10th 2017 - JL - Alright, four checked off and still a lot of gameplay to go. Still pondering some substitutes for a couple of titles, will make that decision this week. Feels good to wrap up some of these games, even better to free up the hard drive space.

Jan 9th 2017 - FM - After much soul-searching, I am removing two games and replacing with different options.  Divinity: Original Sin needs to go, and so does Max: Curse of the Brotherhood.  Both have been given chances, but I can't bring myself to play them. I replace them with Ryse: Son of Rome, and Hotline Miami

Jan 3rd 2017 - FM - A few more games done. Of note is The Last Guardian which I received as a Christmas present and promptly finished in a few days.  It replaces Assassin's Creed Black Flag.  It turns out I don't own a game that was on my list.

Dec 22nd 2016 - JL - Two games down, 28 to go. I'm finding it difficult to chose what to tackle next, bouncing between games. Not the method I want to go with, I'd rather target one at a time and finish it up. Focusing on the smaller ones to parse down the list, leaving giants like Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 as the final bosses of my #YOLG. Playing Telltale's Batman on iOS, making it convenient to play anywhere. Thinking of pulling a Fraser and replacing Battlefield 4 to avoid that madness. TBD!

Dec 20th 2016 - FM - I fired up Divinity the other day.  I had no idea what was going on.  This game scares me. I know there is a great game in there, but what if I can't find it? It's the longest game on my list.  Maybe I will bite the bullet and replace it.

Dec 11th 2016 - FM - A high and a low from today.  Pneuma got finished, hooray.  I also decided to get stuck into Banner Saga 2.  I'm not gonna hate on it as it looks like a very polished game and has good feedback from players, but it's not my thing at all.  I will never finish it.  I'd rather stick pins in my eyes.  I had 31 games on my list, so I'm down to 30 (which is what it should be).  Net loss of zero.

Dec 9th 2016 - FM - Fired up Battlefield 4, only to find that about 2 hours of progress was not saved.  According to the interweb, this is a known problem with Battlefield 4's campaign.  Removed from the list and replaced with Lara Croft GO.  Hopefully the same happens with that piece of shit Battlefield Hardline.

Dec 8th 2016 - FM - Not content with finishing Deadly Tower of Monsters, I went back and platinumed that SOB.

 

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