Dry July? Pfft… It’s Shameless Gaming Month

Dry July? Pfft… It’s Shameless Gaming Month

Dry July? Pfft… It’s Shameless Gaming MonthPlenty of folks I know are doing Dry July – in fact our night editor, the charming and glamorous Elly Hart, is doing Dry July. Me? Well, I don’t drink, so I’m indulging in an activity a number of Kotaku regulars are taking part in – Shameless Gaming Month.

We all have a pile of shame, a number of games we haven’t finished, or even bothered starting. New games come out, we get excited, buy into the hype and watch as the other games we’ve yet to finish get thrown back on the shelf – ignored… abandoned.

Kotaku reader Trjn had a pile of shame, a pretty epic one at that. He decided to do something about it.

July provides us with a month where the supply of new games runs short and the end of financial year sales have ended. That also means that we have a month where we can sit down and make a molehill out of the mountain that is our pile of shame.

There aren’t any particular rules to this endeavour, but the general idea is reasonably simple: play as many games to completion as you can in the month of July.

For the sake of simplicity, completing a game means playing it until you are satisfied that you’re done. That might mean getting a platinum trophy or 1000 gamerscore for it, playing out the single player campaign through to the end credits or simply playing the game up until the point that you want to hurl that disc into the centre of the sun never to be thought of again.

Let us know what games are in your pile of shame and what you’re trying to play as the month progresses. If many people are playing the same game, we can form something not entirely unlike a book club where we can discuss the fun being had by all and sundry.

I fully support this endeavour. I have my own pile of shame which currently includes…

Half-Life 2, Darksiders, Dead Space 2, Metroid Prime 3, inFamous 2, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet 2, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Fallout: New Vegas, Dragon Age 2…

Oh man. I literally could be here all night.

Point being – let’s get our pile of shame down to a manageable level, and let’s do it together!

Until the end of July, I’ll be dropping in a post of my own personal progress every Tuesday until the end of July, and I’d like to invite you all to participate in the comments section.

Let’s get this thing done!

Are you guys up for taking part? What games do you have in your own pile of shame? Let us know in the comments below.

Shameless Gaming Month [trjn]

Comments

  • My actual pile of shame:
    God of War II
    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

    My digital pile of shame:
    X-Com Collection (Steam)
    Dead Nation (PSN)
    Death Spank: Thongs of Virtue (PSN)
    LittleBigPlanet (PSN Welcome Back)
    Ratchet & Clank (PSN Welcome Back)

    I find that a digital pile of shame is a far bigger concern these days, because it doesn’t sit on the TV unit staring at you each night like a proper PoS does.

  • Infamous 2, Prince of Persia:TFS, Darksiders, Dead Rising 2, Skate 3, Vanquish, Just Cause 2. **hangs head** I’m so sorry guys.

    • good work mate.. we are all behind this movement… Sad there was no pineapple in the post but what can you do…

  • oh god I don’t event want to think about my pile of shame. . .

    I’m fairly certain its up to like 25-30 games now. . .

  • HA! Wow. Great minds! (mis-quoting I know.) Me and some mates started doing this a month back.

    I have TWENTY SIX!!! games to finish. But I had 30 only two weeks ago so I’m feeling pretty good about it so far.

    I plan on getting that number into single digits before DEUS EX 3 comes out =P

    • THE LIST:

      Dragon Age 2
      Homefront
      Fallout:NV
      Fable 3
      Beyond Good & Evil HD
      Test Drive Unlimited 2
      Dead Space
      EA MMA
      Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
      Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1
      Kane & Lynch 2
      Batman:AA
      The Saboteur
      Transformers:WFC
      Fear2
      Alone In The Dark
      Assassins Creed 2
      Resident Evil 5
      Prototype
      Kung Fu panda
      TES:Oblivion
      Bioshock
      Lego Indiana Jones
      Lego Batman
      Toy Soldiers
      50 Cent:BotS

      yea wtf, right?

  • Pile of shame includes KotOR 2, Outland, Starcraft 2 and Fable 1. Also just picked up a cheap copy of Dragon Age 2, but I only started last night, so that might not count.

    You haven’t finished Half Life 2? For serious? Hell, Mark, I’m EXCITED for you! Go play it!

  • Oh dear… just looked at my back catalogue… where to start :s Im gonna try and get through some of the following this month:

    Dead Space 2
    inFamous 2
    Alan Wake
    Bioshock 2
    the last chapter of Final Fantasy XIII
    Metro 2033
    Halo ODST

    I could keep this going for months… hopefully August is a quiet month for new releases…

  • This’ll be fun 😀
    My pile of shame (well, what I can remember of it)
    Lego Star Wars I
    Lego Star Wars II
    Lego Batman
    Lego Star Wars III
    Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Need for Speed: High Stakes
    Need for Speed: Undercover
    Rollercoaster Tycoon 3
    Portal 2 (Co-op)
    Super Meat Boy
    That’s all I can think of right now…

  • In no particular order:

    Bayonetta
    Dante’s Inferno
    Shadows of the Damned
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    Psychonauts
    Half Life 2: Episodes 1 and 2
    Team Fortress 2
    Portal 2 co-op
    Enslaved
    Fight Night Champion
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
    Costume Quest
    Shadow Complex
    Splosion Man
    Stacking
    Brutal Legend
    Red Faction Armageddon
    Fallout New Vegas
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Kirby’s Epic Yarn
    Alan Wake
    WWE All-Stars

    Likelihood I’ll get any more than 3 of these completed… 40%. There’s just not enough time in the day once work is done!

  • As there is no way I could do a dry July, I to shall take part in this Shameless Gaming Month.
    At last count I had about 14 games I hadn’t finished.
    I have no-one to blame besides myself, as I tend to get distracted eas… oh look a shiny

  • Mine is awful, simply awful. This list contains games I actually want to complete, there’s others that I can’t be bothered with, plus some stretching back to the PS2 which I haven’t listed…

    PS3
    Darksiders
    Stranglehold
    Demon’s Souls (up to 2nd to last boss but he’s a jerk!)
    Heavy Rain
    Bayonetta
    Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction

    Wii
    Super Paper Mario
    Okami
    Goldeneye

    360
    Bioshock
    Assassins Creed
    Kameo
    Halo 3
    Dragon Age 2

    DS
    Zelda Spirit Tracks
    Yoshi’s Island DS
    Chrono Trigger

    PC
    Mafia II
    Far Cry II

    PSP
    Daxter
    Ratchet & Clank Size Matters

    and there’s probably some PSN and XBLA games too

  • You haven’t finished Half-Life 2 yet, Serrels? Gah, get onto it!

    My pile: Arkham Asylum, Borderlands DLCs, Aliens vs Predator, Fallout 3, Bioshock, and uh, Half-Life 1…

  • Mine includes:

    – inFamous
    – Duke Nukem: Forever
    – L.A. Noire
    – Goldeneye (Wii)
    – Epic Mickey
    – Dead Nation
    – Zelda: Minish Cap
    – Pheonix Wright: Justice for All
    – Pheonix Wright: Tirals and Tribulations
    – Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
    – Assassins Creed
    – GTA4
    – Mad World
    – House of the Dead: Overkill
    – Conduit

    That’s from memory, I’m sure there’s more. There is no way this can be done in a month 🙁

  • Excellent.

    For great justice I shall start with the following:

    Demons Souls (PS3)
    Red Dead Redemption (360)
    Shank (PC)

    Good luck everyone!

  • My current pile of shame:

    Darksiders (although it’s just the last tower)
    Dirt 3
    Operation Flashpoint
    Episodes From Liberty City
    inFamous
    Virtua Tennis 4 (arcade mode)
    Burnout Paradise (finished it once before, playing through again cause it’s so good)
    Monkey Island 2 remake
    Lego Pirates of The Carrabbien (girlfriend loves it)
    Dead Nation
    Ratchet and Clank

    And I also just bought RE2, RE3 and Silent Hill off the US PSN, so I’ll play through them eventually.

    P.S. And I can’t forget my daily 1000 Heroz runs, damn that game is addictive
    *phew* Good luck to everyone else!

  • My pile of shame is too big to type, and I won’t even be in the country for half the month… and to make it worse I basically haven’t played games at all in June (been socialising too much… gasp). I’ll do my best!

  • Games I have that I have never played and would like to get through:
    Ass Creed Bro
    Tales of Monkey Island
    Torchlight
    Half Life Episode 2
    Alien vs Predator (recent one)
    Chronicles of Riddick
    C&C4
    Crysis Warhead
    Duke Nukem Forever (waiting for it to be patched)
    Lara Croft Guardian of Light
    Hydrophobia
    Far Cry 2
    Metro 2033
    Supreme Commander 2
    Tales of Monkey Island

    With the Steam sale going for the next 10 days, I expect this list to double.

  • I was just thinking I needed to go back to my pile of shame now that I have platinumed inFamous2… Ive got some good ones in there.

    GTA4
    Uncharted 2 (I know I know)
    Darksiders
    3D dot game heroes
    Little Big Planet 1 (prob not gonna happen)

  • Thanks to Steam my pile of shame is beyond insane.

    360:
    L.A. Noire
    Red Dead Redemption
    Enslaved

    PS3:
    inFamous 1 & 2
    LittleBigPlanet 2
    God of War 3
    Demon’s Souls

    Wii:
    Mario Galaxy 2

    3DS:
    Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Ghost Recon

    DS:
    Pokemon Soul Silver
    Mario 64

    PC:
    Starcraft 2
    Dungeon Seige 3
    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Machinarium
    Back to the Future Parts 2-5
    Dragon Age 2
    The Witcher 2
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Half-Life 2 Episode 2

    …that’s just the first few that come to mind as well.

    • But wait! There’s more!

      PC:
      Alice: Madness Returns
      Duke Nukem Forever
      Shogun 2
      Bioshock 1 & 2
      Homefront
      Alpha Protocol
      Aliens vs. Predator
      Dirt 3
      Mafia 2
      Borderlands
      Prince of Persia
      Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
      Prototype
      Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
      Magicka
      Fable 3
      Red Faction: Armageddon

      360:
      Final Fantasy XIII

      …I’m sure there’s more too.

  • One thing I’m not quite clear on Trjn – was your intention to begin and complete a game entirely within the month, or simply to finish off those games that had been hanging around incomplete for a while? Because the games on this pile are primarily ones with 30-90% completion status, but Bayonetta, Killer 7 and Dragon Age (still in shrink wrap!) are all pristine.

    I realise it probably doesn’t matter too much, but I want to make sure I’m embracing the concept completely!

    • It’s both.

      Finish the games you own, whether you abandoned them after playing a while or never took them out of the shrink wrap. Whatever you want to take priority, gets priority.

      • Fair enough. Well as you know then, I cleared the first game from my pile – LA Noire – at 12:20 this morning. Off to a flying start!

        • That was an impressive way to start the month. Admittedly slightly sneaky but there isn’t a rule against finishing a game you’re almost done with as soon as the month begins.

        • Im suffering from premature game completion… I finished LA Noire about 2 nights ago.. just to get warmed up. Im not competing with anyone or anything, just wanted to get back into completing things… Im also planning leave toward the end of the month so this should help.

  • My pile of shame –

    GTA 4
    Beyond Good and Evil HD
    Just Cause 2
    Fallout 3
    LA Noire

    Thank goodness Deus Ex is not out till August! 🙂

  • It’s hilarious because I wrote up a list exactly with this intent the other week! All for it!

    Half-Life (incl all 2 Eps)
    Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    Zelda: Spirit Tracks
    Metroid: Other M
    Donkey Kong Returns
    Mario Galaxy 2
    Sonic 4
    Left 4 Dead
    Mario Sunshine

    To Buy and Finish:
    Epic Yarn

    Bit of Nintendo there

  • I’m all for this. I’ve actually been telling myself for a while that I need to finish the games I already have before buying more… (Even though I went and bought Just Cause 2/Assassins Creed 2 at the toy sales yesterday. Sigh.)

    Here’s my starting off pile:
    – Red Dead Redemption
    – Infamous
    – Donkey Kong Country Returns (I only had like, 3 or 4 levels left but then I stopped for some reason)
    – and get ONE Platinum trophy in any game. Just one. Every game I play I’m like ‘yes, this will be the one’. But then it never happens. 😛

    • Assassins Creed 2 was the easiest (and ONLY) platinum trophy I ever got. Also, Just Cause 2 is a brilliant game, and I’d recommend not involving it in shameless gaming month. Like being with Maggie Q during bed times, it deserves your full, undivided attention.

  • I really should finish
    MVC3,
    bulletstorm,
    final fantasy XIII,
    need for speed,
    and brutal legend.
    All games i bought in the last 12 months and have not finished

  • Lucky this fits into my existing plans for July which were to demolish my pile of shame. Sweet!

    Off the top of my head, I’ve got:

    Alan Wake
    Far Cry 2
    Medal of Honor
    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
    MGS4
    God of War III
    3D Dot Game Heroes
    Enslaved
    Limbo
    Infamous
    LittleBigPlanet
    Crysis 2
    Fallout 3

    ..I’m pretty sure there’s more. Argh!

  • Pile of shame:

    Fallout: New Vegas
    Vanquish
    Metro 2033
    Tom Clancy’s Hawx 2
    Bioshock 2..

    Hang on, not as bad as I thought it was 😀

  • What games? In the pile?

    Ahahahaha… haha…. ha….

    *Deep breath*
    JUST on the PS3:
    3D Dot Game Heroes
    AC Brotherhood
    Agarest
    Agarest Zero
    Alpha Protocol
    Ar Tonelico III
    Bayonetta
    Bioshock
    Bioshock 2
    Borderlands
    CoD: World at War
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    Red Alert 3
    Cross Edge
    Darksiders
    Demon’s Souls
    Dragon Age II
    Eternal Sonata
    Fallout 3
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Final Fantast XIII
    God of War
    God of War 2
    Half Life 2
    Hyperdimension Neptunia
    Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
    Killzone 2
    Last Rebellion
    Little Big Planet
    Lost Planet
    Lost Planet 2
    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
    Mass Effect 2
    Megaman 9
    Megaman 10
    Naruto: UNS
    Naruto Shippuden: UNS2
    NIER
    Ninja Gaiden
    No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise
    Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
    Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands
    Prototype
    Red Dead Redemption
    Sacred 2
    Silent Hill: Homecoming
    Sonic Unleashed
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    The Saboteur
    Trinity Universe
    Vanquish
    White Knight Chronicles
    X-Blades
    Yakuza 4

    And that’s ONLY the ones I could get looking at my trophy list online and a few from memory. There are many more. Also, no fighting games or racing games are included.

    There are also Wii, Steam, NDS, PSP and even some PS2 games. 🙁

    I need a Shameless Year.

    • In detail:
      PS3:
      3D Dot Game Heroes
      Agarest
      Agarest Zero
      Another Century’s Episode R
      Ar Tonelico Qoga
      Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
      Atelier Rorona
      Battlefield Bad Company
      Battlefield Bad Company 2
      Blazblue Calamity Trigger
      Borderlands
      Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
      Cross Edge
      Darksiders
      Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
      Demon Souls
      Dragon Age Origins
      Dynasty Warriors Strike Force
      Dynasty Warriors 6
      Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires
      Dynasty Warriors 7
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 (JP)
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
      Eternal Sonata
      Final Fantasy XIII
      God of War Collection
      God of War 3
      Initial D Extreme Stage
      inFamous
      inFamous 2
      Killzone 2
      Killzone 3
      Little Big Planet
      Little Big Planet 2
      Lost Planet 2
      Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
      Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight
      Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
      Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
      Nier
      Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
      No More Heroes Paradise
      Prince of Persia Trilogy
      Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
      Red Dead Redemption
      Resistance 2
      Sengoku Basara 3
      Sly Trilogy
      Star Ocean: The Last Hope
      Transformers: War for Cybertron
      Trinity Universe
      Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
      Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
      Valkyria Chronicles
      White Knight Chronicles
      White Knight Chronicles 2
      Yakuza 3
      Yakuza 4

      Xbox360:
      Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
      Alan Wake
      Bayonetta
      Bioshock
      Bioshock 2
      Blue Dragon
      Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
      Devil May Cry 4
      Dragon Age: Origins
      Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires
      Dynasty Warriors 6
      Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2
      Fable 2 GOTY Edition
      Fable 3
      Halo 3 ODST
      Infinite Undescovery
      Lost Odyssey
      Lost Planet
      Magna Carta 2
      Mass Effect
      Ninety Nine Nights 2
      Oblivion GOTY
      Phantasy Star Universe
      Project Sylpheed
      Samurai Warriors 2
      Samurai Warriors 2 Empires
      Tales of Vesperia
      The Last Remnant
      Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare
      Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare 2 Legacy Edition
      Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Vegas
      Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Vegas 2

      There’s also a ton of DS, 3DS, PSP, PS2, and PC games that I’ve let to play. I also excluded a majority of racing and fighting games

    • In detail:
      PS3:
      3D Dot Game Heroes
      Agarest
      Agarest Zero
      Another Century’s Episode R
      Ar Tonelico Qoga
      Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
      Atelier Rorona
      Battlefield Bad Company
      Battlefield Bad Company 2
      Blazblue Calamity Trigger
      Borderlands
      Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
      Cross Edge
      Darksiders
      Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
      Demon Souls
      Dragon Age Origins
      Dungeon Siege 3
      Dynasty Warriors Strike Force
      Dynasty Warriors 6
      Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires
      Dynasty Warriors 7
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 (JP)
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
      Eternal Sonata
      Final Fantasy XIII
      God of War Collection
      God of War 3
      Hyperdimensional Neptunia
      Initial D Extreme Stage
      inFamous
      inFamous 2
      Killzone 2
      Killzone 3
      Little Big Planet
      Little Big Planet 2
      Lost Planet 2
      Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
      Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight
      Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
      Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
      Nier
      Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
      No More Heroes Paradise
      Prince of Persia Trilogy
      Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
      Red Dead Redemption
      Resistance 2
      Sengoku Basara 3
      Sly Trilogy
      Star Ocean: The Last Hope
      Transformers: War for Cybertron
      Trinity Universe
      Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
      Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
      Valkyria Chronicles
      White Knight Chronicles
      White Knight Chronicles 2
      Yakuza 3
      Yakuza 4

      Xbox360:
      Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
      Alan Wake
      Bayonetta
      Bioshock
      Bioshock 2
      Blue Dragon
      Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
      Devil May Cry 4
      Dragon Age: Origins
      Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires
      Dynasty Warriors 6
      Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam
      Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2
      Fable 2 GOTY Edition
      Fable 3
      Halo 3 ODST
      Infinite Undescovery
      Lost Odyssey
      Lost Planet
      Magna Carta 2
      Mass Effect
      Ninety Nine Nights 2
      Oblivion GOTY
      Phantasy Star Universe
      Project Sylpheed
      Samurai Warriors 2
      Samurai Warriors 2 Empires
      Tales of Vesperia
      The Last Remnant
      Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare
      Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare 2 Legacy Edition
      Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Vegas
      Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Vegas 2

      There’s also a ton of DS, 3DS, PSP, PS2, and PC games that I’ve let to play. I also excluded a majority of racing and fighting games

  • “…Half-Life 2…”

    As in the first main sequel? Not the eps?

    Dude, your pile of shame includes the best game of *2004*. Get cracking, and post your thoughts – I’m keen to hear what you think!

  • Pile of shame worthy to be completed:

    – Lara Croft: Guardian of Light
    – Valkyria Chronicles
    – Little Big Planet
    – De Blob
    – House of the Dead: Overkill
    – Donkey Kong Country Returns
    – Super Paper Mario
    – 3D Dot Game Heroes
    – Tales of Eternia

    I’m sure there’s more.

  • Mine includes Darksiders, Duke Nukem Forever, Perfect Dark, Forza 3, Child of Eden and Dance Central.

    It did include LA Noire, but I took the cowards way out and gave it to someone else.

    For those of us who’ve finished Darksiders… I’m stuck on the level where you use portals to transfer light beams… anyone who how far from completion I am?

  • Well I did consider this but unfortunately steam summer camp sale

    I can see my pile of shame growing rather than reducing

  • X360
    Dead Rising 2 (Still)
    LA Noire
    ++But considering I haven’t replaced my dead Xbox yet not going to happen++

    PC
    Gratiutious Space Battles
    Fallout New Vegas
    ++That’s quite a short list… oh wait.++
    Half Life 1
    ++Sadly I’m serious.++

    …and a Steam sale, I’m so screwed.

  • wow, i think it would take me a long time to make a list and it would span decades!

    this whole thing points out the real difference between a great game and any other. when you finish a great game, you wish there was more. you are sad that it is over, and it often leaves a noticeable gap in your time. sure you can replay, but with most games there is not so much fresh and new and undiscovered after even one playthrough. just new variations on path to the same or a similar goal. the best examples of great games i loved and completed, some a few times? fallouts (old and new), thief 2, baldurs gate 2, morrowind, every 3d GTA, Red Dead Redemption, and Ico.

    in between great games are all the others. the games you buy hoping to fill that obsessive void left by the last great title you completed. even a good game can become work, however, and never quite get finished if it doesn’t drive you onward all the way to completion.

    its those games that lay behind me, likely never to be played again. some games barely grab my attention and lose me in the first 3-4 hours and get forgotten. others i get to that 90% complete but frustratingly difficult stage, and its often obvious when the developers are just padding out the end of a game for length.

    also, sometimes you really start to see behind the curtain, where all the cogs and gears are… games are often a kind of simulation, so when you start to see the mechanics of the simulation more than what is being portrayed by the simulation it can make me lose interest. grinding levels is a good example of where the mechanics start to override story or immersion.

    There are too many to mention but off the top of my head I never finished: Assassins Creed, Demon Souls, Oblivion, Dragon Age, the latest Prince of Persia reboot. I never finished Shadow Of the Colossus, but if they bring out a ps3 one that runs well i will do so.

  • July Goals

    1 Platinum Trophy
    3 Games Finished (eg: Main Story complete)

    Should be doable, whether or not this means I dip into the pile of shame is another thing though! :p

  • All I have to finish is Final Fantasy XIII
    and I haven’t played that since march 10th last year.

    God help me.

  • The more entries i read the more games i remember are on my pile… 🙁

    Bayonetta
    Just Cause 2
    Dragon Age:Origins
    Red Faction Guerilla
    Bully
    Enslaved
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
    Darksiders
    Fallout 3
    Fallout New Vegas
    All the crazy endings for BlazBlue

  • That’s funny, pretty much the whole of June was a shameless gaming month for me. I had a whole pile of Wii games built up that I hadn’t so much as touched, and I’d hardly been playing anything lately, so I just sat down and started to change all that. Worked through the last of de Blob 2, since I got lazy on that and had left it for a while, then dove into Monster Hunter Tri. That took over my life for a while there. Sunk 64 hours into it in the first week alone, managed to hit the credits by 84 hours then decided I should move on to something else. Played through Momohime’s quest in Muramasa on hard, then decided to finally fire up Conduit 2. That went by surprisingly quick, only did a couple of nights of multiplayer before shelving that and cracking open Donkey Kong Country Returns. I started off doing it all completionist-like, running each level to find all the items then going for the gold time trial. But eventually I hit some levels that I just couldn’t get anywhere near the top time and I was wasting heaps trying to do it, so I decided to leave that all for later and just play it the traditional way for now. Still only up to world 3.

    Remaining in that particular pile are the two Pikmin games, but I’m not going to play those because I already did that on Cube. Then there’s Epic Mickey and Sonic Colours. Got a few others in there like Zack and Wiki and Endless Ocean that I still haven’t touched 😛 On 360, there’s Bioshock still unfinished, but I don’t think I’ll bother. Put in a couple of hours but it just didn’t grab me at all. Bomberman Act Zero ($5 clearance, how could I resist? :P), Chronicles of Riddick, Viva Pinata 2, MvC3 (only played that a few times with a mate), Orange Box, Bionic Commando and Darksiders.

    My DS pile is even more shameful. In fact, up until recently it was quite literally a pile. I used to keep the most recent few game boxes on my bedside table, but eventually I ran out of space on my shelf so they just kept stacking up there. Must’ve been at least a foot and a half tall by the time I cleared some space in the wardrobe and put most of them away. Not going to list them all, but there’s at least 17 unplayed ones in that latest batch, and a half dozen or so unfinished ones. And still a fair few of each in the earlier stages of the pile.

    A month ain’t gonna cut it 😛

  • My pile:

    Wipeout HD

    Demons Souls (I’m still only on the second part of the first level, I need to start playing this gem again)

    Metal Gear Solid

    Assassins Creed Brotherhood (trading it in b/c I find the controls to be complete garbage)

    Dead Space 2 (trading it in b/c it becomes half-assed and cheap halfway through the game)

    Infamous (I was gonna get the second one when I finish this, but I’m already bored to tears and I’m only on the second island)

  • I guess I should throw in my lot as well, though I dunno how much I’ll ever get through

    Portal
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    Little Big Planet 2
    L.A. Noire
    Alice Madness Returns
    Amnesia (I got half way but turned it off crying)
    White Knight Chronicles
    Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
    Demon Souls
    Disgaia 3
    Red Alert 3
    Borderlands
    Blazblue
    Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight
    Touhou Project ~ The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
    Rule of Rose
    Dante’s Inferno
    Pokemon White

  • Order of play:

    1. Bully: Scholarship Edition (nearly done, but considering whether I want to 100% it)
    2. LA Noire (depending on time of receipt!)
    3. Darksiders (1/2 finished)
    4. God of War 1 (never played)
    5. God of War 2 (never played)
    6. God of War 3 (never played)
    7. Metal Gear Solid 1 (finished many times on PC, never played on PS1)
    8. Metal Gear Solid 2 (finished many times on PC, never played on PS2)
    9. Metal Gear Solid 3 (1/2 finished on PS2 once, but lost save game, never played Subsistence version, which I now own)
    10. Metal Gear Solid 4 (the only one of the four I’ve never played, but don’t currently have saves for the others)

    Others on my pile that won’t make the cut:
    1. Star Ocean: Last Hope
    2-12. Every Final Fantasy game ever released on any PS system
    13. Every game in the Orange Box except for Portal
    14. Max Payne 1
    15. Max Payne 2

    Bloody hell that’s a lot of games. And there’s way more I can’t even remember…

  • I think July for me will be b-grade game month. Right now I’m finishing James Cameron’s Avatar out of sheer stubborness and I think that is the way I’m going to approach all of July.

    Maybe I’ll finish Legendary so I have at least more than 10G for it.

    Maybe I’ll unwrap National Geographic challange, Truth or Lies, or Force Unleashed 2 (for which I even have all the DLC).

    Ultimately I expect my played list to look like I played and enjoyed every piece of crap I could find.

  • I’m currently playing Portal 2 but also just ordered Enslaved, i was really looking forward to it before it’s release but then i got a bit put off by the luke-warm review so now i’ve bought it on the cheap.

  • I’m thinking i should just cut my losses and just forget about the games I’m only half-way through. Much like the terabytes of unwatched movies that site idle.

    Bring me some good games!

  • PC
    Company of Heroes Anthology
    Assassin Creed
    Painkiller Resurrection
    Metro 2033
    CNC Kane’s Wrath
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
    Bioshock 2
    NFS Hot Pursuit 2010
    Red Faction 1+2
    Fallout 3 GOTY
    Call of Juarez Bound in Blood
    Dead Space 1+2
    Crysis + Warhead
    Alone in the Dark 2010
    Chronicles of Riddick Escape from Butcher Bay
    Assault on Dark Athena
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    + a plethora of GoG Games

    Wii
    Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands
    Okami
    Disaster Day of Crisis
    Dead Space Extraction
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Goldeneye
    NBA Jam
    Cursed Mountain
    Muramasa: The Demon Blade

    PS3 (though may not count as i have not yet bought a PS3)

    Resident Evil 5
    Tomb Raider Trilogy
    God of War Collection
    God of War 3
    The Darkness
    Dante’s Inferno
    Star ocean the last hope
    Uncharted 1+2
    Infamous
    Heavenly Sword
    Darksiders
    Demon Soul’s
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
    Hyperdimension Neptunia
    Bayonetta

  • While I’m all in favour of Shameless Gaming Month, this “Dry July” thing just sounds painful.

    The chafing will be extremely uncomfortable.

  • Got quite a few on mine but I usually stick with just PC gaming.

    Crysis 2 single player is something I have started on. The GTA expansion packs. Fable3 for PC, would love to play it though with someone though didn’t get must of the multi in the Xbox version. I’m also sure there is an indie game I’ll pickup in the steam sales to.

  • I recently started playing Darksiders for this same reason. Its awesome, and currently very cheap – everyone should give it a go.

    Other games I own that are on my list of shame include:

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
    Crysis 2 (got like 90% through and then stopped)
    Bioshock
    Bioshock 2
    Uncharted 1
    Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
    inFamous

  • Pile of Shame (It used to be so much bigger):

    XBOX-
    Dead Space 2 – Un-opened!
    Vanquish
    Lara Croft: Guardian of Light
    Dante’s Inferno
    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
    BattleField Bad Company
    Alien vs Predator
    Lost Odyssey
    Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
    Resident Evil 5 (Played 1-2 Hours)
    Fallout 3 (Played 4-5 Hours)
    Prince of Persia
    Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
    Shaun White Snowboarding

    PS3-
    L.A. Noire
    Dead Nation
    Wipeout HD
    Infamous
    God Of War 3
    Little Big Planet

    …I’ll get to them someday…

  • I have 56 uncompleted games on my PC desktop alone (I like a full desktop).
    I probably have at least half that again in console and handheld games.

  • 3DS
    -Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    -Chronicles: Samurai Warriors
    -Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (eShop)

    Xbox 360
    -Bulletstorm (Only 2 chapters to go!)
    -Fable 3

    PS3
    -Ratchet and Clank: Crack in Time (I was about 90% done towards my Platinum Trophy when I had to reformat the HD without the option of backing up, I would really like to get it, but since i’d be starting from scratch it could end up taking the whole month…)
    -Sly Raccoon 1, 2 & 3 (about 50% through each of them)

    PC
    -Fallout: New Vegas
    -Steam Summer Sale

    Hard Mode
    -Unlock/Complete all Golden Temples in DK Country Returns
    -Amnesia

  • My list isn’t too bad but it might require some work…

    – L. A. Noire
    – Metro 2033
    – The Witcher 2
    – Eufloria
    – Machinarium
    – Super Meat Boy
    – Worms Reloaded
    – Trenched
    – REZ HD
    – Assassin’s Creed 2
    – Alone in the Dark

  • *sigh*
    The problem with liking most games from most genres on most platforms means that they come out faster than it’s humanly possible to play.

    My pile of shame goes back to the early 90’s and seems to gain a good 50+ titles per year on PC… and that’s only because my first console was the Wii (of which that has probably contributed about 70 so far)

  • Shame list from the top of my head

    PS3
    -L.A. Noire
    -Dead Space 2
    -Dead Space Extraction
    -Sly Trilogy
    -Hunted The Demon Forge
    -Portal 2
    -Mortal Kombat
    -Atelier Rorona The Alchemist of Arland
    -Hyperneptunia Dimension
    -Ar Tonelico Qoga
    -Bioshock 2
    -infamous 1 & 2
    -Resonance of Fate
    -Duke Nukem
    -Demon Souls
    -Blazblue: CT
    -Agarest Generations of War

    PSN

    -Blade Kitten
    -echochrome 2
    -Beyond Good & Evil HD
    -Alien Breed: Impact
    -Might & Magic: Clashes of Heroes

    3DS

    -Zeld: OoT (unless I make a start on it this weekend)

    Wii

    -Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Problem is, I’m thinking about getting a 360 so my list could literally blow up 2x if I don’t get crunching on it. -__-

  • My pile of shame is generally kept pretty small. I recently finished off my longest standing shame-game, The Last Remnant (which sat there taunting me for almost 3 years).

    Now that’s gone, I have no shame pile at the moment, but I suspect Earth Defence Force will keep me busy for most of July. 😀

  • Oh boy, were to start…

    PC:
    Quake 1,2,3
    Half-Life
    Red Faction
    Lords Of Everquest
    Portal

    PS2:
    Ratchet & Clank 2
    Gran Turismo 4
    MOH:Frontline
    Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
    Spyro: A Hero’s Tail
    Canis Canem Edit
    The Getaway
    Crash Twinsanity
    The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night
    The Getaway: Black Monday
    Jak 3
    Black
    GTA: San Andreas

    PS3:
    Portal 2
    Ratchet & Clank: Tools Of Destruction
    Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty
    Burnout: Paradise
    Dead Nation
    The Sly Collection
    NFS: Hot Pursuit
    Modnation Racers
    LittleBigPlanet
    LittleBigPlanet 2
    Gran Turismo 5
    Wipeout HD Fury
    NFS: Shift
    COD: Black Ops
    Street Fighter IV
    Dead Rising 2
    PSP:
    Dead Head Fred
    Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
    Pursuit Force
    Daxter
    Mercury
    Burnout Legends
    GTA: Liberty City Stories
    LittleBigPlanet
    Wipeout Pulse

    Sega Master System: (Yes, even this!)
    Alex Kidd in Miracle World
    Enduro Racer
    The Ninja(It’d be easier to saw off my own hand than to complete this game!)
    Ghost House

    …These may not all be finished until I’m possibly in my 60’s. 🙁

  • PS3:
    Mass Effect 2
    Castlevania : Lords of Shadow
    Assassin’s Creed : Brotherhood
    Star Ocean : Last Hope
    Mortal Kombat
    SSF4 : Arcade Edition
    Uncharted 1 & 2
    Resident Evil 5
    inFamous 1 & 2
    Little Big Planet 1 & 2

    iPhone:
    Final Fantasy 3
    Infinity Blade
    Zenonia
    Chaos Ring
    Osmos

  • Metroid Prime 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, StarCraft 2 campaign, Ocarina of Time, No More Heroes 1 and 2, Mass Effect 2, and I just got Portal 2 today…
    Well, that list isn’t nearly as impressive as some of the others on here.

  • I literally have no pile of shame. i simply cant start a new game until im done with an old one. Its sometimes torturous

  • I have an enormous pile of shame – well over eighty, and about a third of them are still in the shrink wrap – but that’s not the worst of it.

    The problem is that once your shameful collection grows to a certain size, it can actually be hard to pick one to focus on. So last weekend I found myself re-playing Uncharted 2. Which I’ve finished before. Twice. I felt very guilty. 🙁

    • I do that too. I replay games a lot while other games just sit there waiting to be played

      • Me too. A big part of my to-play portion of my Pile of Shame are games I’ve already played and beat on other consoles/PC.

      • I even tried prioritising a small portion of my pile at one point about a year ago, sorting according to how much I wanted to finish, how much I’d already played, and how old the game was (the plan was to try and retire my old PS2):

        http://i.imgur.com/9ze32.jpg

        That project died after the top two games though. 🙁

  • Wow, some of these lists you people have are insane. I really need to show my wife this list because she tells me I have too many games that I haven’t played.

    Off the top of my head:

    Just Cause 2
    Bioshock 2
    Eternal Sonata
    Mini Ninjas ( My wife bought this but it’s still part of the pile)
    Dead Rising 2
    Super Mario Galaxy
    A Boy and his Blob ( My Wii just gathers dust)

    There is definitely more, will just have to take a look

  • lets see …
    Alice Madness Returns
    Alpha Protocol
    Halo
    Halo II
    Portal 2 Co-op
    Duke Nukem Forever
    Amnesia: The dark descent
    Resident Evil 5
    Vanquish
    Devil May Cry 2
    Medal of Honour: Allied Assault, Pacific Assault and Airborne
    Battle Los Angeles

    … I think that’s all of them

  • this is my list, have started most completed none

    God of War 3 PS3
    Red Dead Redemption PS3
    Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PS3
    Assassins Creed 2 PS3
    Assassins Creed: Brotherhood PS3
    Enslaved: Odessy to the West PS3
    Borderlands: GOTY Edition PS3
    Littlebigplanet PS3
    Grand Theft Auto IV PS3
    Gran Turismo 5 PS3
    Brutal Legend PS3
    Killzone 2 PS3
    Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3
    Burnout Paradise PS3
    Heavenly Sword PS3
    GRID PS3
    Far Cry 2 PS3
    Eyepet PS3
    Devil May Cry 4 PS3
    Turok PS3
    Lost Planet 2 PS3
    Mirrors Edge PS3
    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction PS3
    Resistance 2 PS3
    Valkyria Chronicles PS3
    Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection PS3
    Prince of Persia PS3
    Quantum of Solace PS3
    God of War Collection PS3
    Shadow of the Colussus PS2
    God of War 2 PS2
    Mass Effect 2 PS3
    La Noire PS3

    Star Craft 2

    New Super Mario Bros Wii
    Super Mario Galaxy Wii
    Metroid Prime: Corruption Wii
    Wii Fit Wii
    Wii Sports Resort Wii
    Deblob Wii
    Ufitness Wii

    Gran Turismo PSP
    Locoroco 2 PSP
    Hot Shots Golf PSP
    Avatar PSP

  • Shame list from the top of my head

    PS3
    -L.A. Noire
    -Dead Space 2
    -Dead Space Extraction
    -Sly Trilogy
    -Hunted The Demon Forge
    -Portal 2
    -Mortal Kombat
    -Atelier Rorona The Alchemist of Arland
    -Hyperneptunia Dimension
    -Ar Tonelico Qoga
    -Bioshock 2
    -infamous 1 & 2
    -Resonance of Fate
    -Duke Nukem
    -Demon Souls
    -Blazblue: CT
    -Agarest Generations of War

    PSN

    -Blade Kitten
    -echochrome 2
    -Beyond Good & Evil HD
    -Alien Breed: Impact
    -Might & Magic: Clashes of Heroes

    3DS

    -Zeld: OoT (unless I make a start on it this weekend)

    Wii

    -Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Problem is, I’m thinking about getting a 360 so my list could literally blow up 2x if I don’t get crunching on it.

  • Shame list from the top of my head

    PS3
    -L.A. Noire
    -Dead Space 2
    -Dead Space Extraction
    -Sly Trilogy
    -Hunted The Demon Forge
    -Portal 2
    -Mortal Kombat
    -Atelier Rorona The Alchemist of Arland
    -Hyperneptunia Dimension
    -Ar Tonelico Qoga
    -Bioshock 2
    -infamous 1 & 2
    -Resonance of Fate
    -Duke Nukem
    -Demon Souls
    -Blazblue: CT
    -Agarest Generations of War

    PSN
    -Blade Kitten
    -echochrome 2
    -Beyond Good & Evil HD
    -Alien Breed: Impact
    -Might & Magic: Clashes of Heroes

    3DS
    -Zeld: OoT (unless I make a start on it this weekend)

    Wii
    -Super Mario Galaxy 2

  • This has finally given me the motivation to make up a database of all the games I own, and then if I’ve played them, and completed them.

    Missing last four months purchases (as I didn’t have photos on my phone at work), I’m up to 315 games across consoles. I’ve probably finish 100 of them. I’ve got a large stack to play.

  • Shame list from the top of my head

    PS3
    L.A. Noire
    Dead Space 2
    Dead Space Extraction
    Sly Trilogy
    Hunted The Demon Forge
    Portal 2
    Mortal Kombat
    Atelier Rorona The Alchemist of Arland
    Hyperneptunia Dimension
    Ar Tonelico Qoga
    Bioshock 2
    infamous 1 & 2
    Resonance of Fate
    Duke Nukem
    Demon Souls
    Blazblue: CT
    Agarest Generations of War

    PSN

    Blade Kitten
    echochrome 2
    Beyond Good & Evil HD
    Alien Breed: Impact
    Might & Magic: Clashes of Heroes

    3DS

    Zeld: OoT (unless I make a start on it this weekend)

    Problem is, I’m thinking about getting a 360 so my list could literally blow up 2x if I don’t get crunching on it. -__-

  • Shame list from the top of my head

    L.A. Noire
    Dead Space 2
    Dead Space Extraction
    Sly Trilogy
    Hunted The Demon Forge
    Portal 2
    Mortal Kombat
    Atelier Rorona The Alchemist of Arland
    Hyperneptunia Dimension
    Ar Tonelico Qoga
    Bioshock 2
    infamous 1 & 2
    Resonance of Fate
    Duke Nukem
    Demon Souls
    Blazblue: CT
    Agarest Generations of War

  • My List

    *NONE

    I buy a new game and play it til its finished, then I might get a new game.

    Don’t understand how anyone can even have a list.

  • Hmmm I’m late to this generation so the pile of shame is a bit out of control

    Here we go… (where I’m up to in brackets)

    360:
    Mirrors Edge (only 2 chapters left)
    Borderlands (Lvl 19)
    GTAIV (unlocked Alderney finally)
    Just Cause 2
    Assassin’s Creed 2 (Just finished Sequence 4)
    Crackdown 2 (1/3 done)
    Mass Effect 2 (“Horizon”)
    Portal 2 (Ch 8)
    Half Life 2 (“Highway 17”)
    BFBC2 Single Player (There’s a single player?)
    Transformers War for Cyberton (“To the Core”)
    Splinter Cell Conviction (3 more chapters)
    Banjo Kazooie N+B (“Jiggoseum”)

    PS2:
    GTA San Andreas (up to LV missions)
    GTA Vice City (stuck on some RC Helicopter mission)
    GTA Vice City Stories (I forget)
    GTA Liberty City Stories (Still on the first island)
    MGS2 (Stuck with no ammo!)

    Gamecube
    Super Mario Sunshine (Final Level – I keep getting killed on that disintegrating boat)
    Metroid Prime (Second boss – its demoralising to have to start back at the beginning of a level every time you get beaten)

  • @Mark Serrels

    No I just buy games I generally like, not just go out and buy every game that comes out. When I get that new game I just play that til I have completed the main story line and maybe some over things in the game that’s about it.

    I have never had more than 1 game going at time

    Games I have started playing this year

    Just Cause 2
    Dead Space 2
    BulletStorm

    Games I still am playing

    Halo Reach
    Just Cause 2 (only brought it 3 weeks ago and finished the main story)

    Don’t see how finishing 3 games in a total of 7 months is hard at all.

    I look at people’s list and see alot of games I wouldn’t even touch as they do not even interest me one bit.

  • GEEZ, some of these lists are super impressive! And shameful! I definitely have my pile, which I’m embarrassed to admit. But I probably will anyway. Actually, considering how massive some of these lists are, what is the ratio of games you DO complete? I’m curious, but I’m also not one to talk because I have some sort of neuroses that even if I enjoy a game, I will get to the end and never finish it. I don’t even know what is wrong with me. Although, if it is a Bioware RPG, I will have completed it multiple times. I dunno, okay? Shut up.

    (Crap, checking Steam for games was the worst idea ever. There goes $20.)

    Let’s see:
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Bioshock 1 and 2
    Deathspank
    Fallout 1 and 2
    Haunted House
    Lego Batman
    Machinarium
    Magicka
    Overlord 1 and 2
    Psychonauts
    Various episodes of quite a few Telltale games
    All of the various Jedi Knight games
    The Penny Arcade games
    Torchlight
    Trine
    The Witcher
    Syberia 1 and 2
    A few small indie adventure games I’ve collected here and there.

    Whew, could be worse.

  • Oh snap. This is going to be long.
    Baten Kaitos
    Eternal darkness
    Luigi’s mansion
    Pokemon XD
    Warioware, inc.
    XIII
    Beyond good and evil
    Clock tower 3
    Deus Ex
    Disgaea
    Farenheit
    Glass rose
    God of war
    Haunting grounds
    Ico
    Jade cocoon 2
    Killer 7
    KHII
    Tomb raider anniversary
    Max payne
    Max payne 2
    Persona 3 FES
    Persona 4
    Psychonauts
    Rayman 3
    Scooby Doo and the spooky swamp
    Shadow of the colosuss
    Shinobido
    SH origins
    Trapt
    Viewtiful joe

    And this is just the Gamecube and PS2 ones. I have more for Nes, Snes, N64, wii, xbox, playstation and pc ;_; My shame pile is terrible. TT_TT

  • @sarujin13

    No aint poor or a kid, I just stick to one game til i have finished it.

    Unlike alot of people who seem to have more money then sence.

  • I’ve been trying to get through my pile of Shame anyway, but I think I need this month too.
    My top ten in my pile of shame that I just need to finish before I can justify further game purchases:
    Assassin’s Creed
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Bioshock
    Borderlands
    Dragon Age II
    Hitman: Codename 47
    Magicka
    Portal
    Monkey Island 5
    The Witcher

    Although I just bought ME1 (and also own ME2) and Black vs White 2…this is never going to end

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