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Checkpoint: Backlog Clearing Q1 2009 Edition


Some gamers have them. Some don’t. It’s not even exclusive to gamers. Even movie and music fans have them. And don’t forget book lovers too.


My backlog isn’t much. Two to three games max? That’s because I’m frugal and tend to finish what I purchase before committing to another purchase. This is why Lost Odyssey was the only game in my back log for the past six months. And now it’s on its way to the completion pile.

Backlogs get built up due to lack of time and/or lack of attention span. My reason for not playing Lost Odyssey was in fact a hardware problem. My Xbox 360’s finicky disc drive meant that my patience was going to be tested again and again. Thus it sat there on the shelf awaiting the day when I picked up a replacement console.

Turns out I didn’t need to pick up a replacement when the New Xbox Experience debuted last November. Installing the four discs onto my hard drive meant no more disc read error worries. The only thing that could ruin this party would be an RROD or an E74 error. But I’m not going to let those get to me.

So with the April lull, I have at least a month or so until the likes of Infamous or Bionic Commando, what will I do? I doubt Lost Odyssey will occupy more than two weeks. I do have my  virtual shelf and clear out Half-Life and Castle Crashers. After that, I could look into visiting the gems of the past. I’ll talk about those next week.

I don’t even want to get into my movie backlog. I think there’s at least five movies on that. So enough about me, how about you? How big is your pile of uncompleted games?

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