You're here. You're reading Kotaku. You probably understand this situation better than anyone. You're excited by video games. You see new releases on the horizon and you anticipate them. But beneath that veneer of enthusiasm lurks a layer of dread. Got time on your hands? You probably can't afford to buy video games. Got enough dough to buy every single new release? You're probably don't have enough time to play them.
Your hobby of choice is creating a weird anxiety in your sternum. You buy games and you never play them. You freak out because you won't get this game finished before this one comes out. Oh my god oh my god oh my god. There's even a catch-all terms for it. We all use it. 'The Pile of Shame'.