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Backfill

June 29, 2022 by Tim

Boy, it never lasts long, that feeling of making a dent.

Finish one, buy three more to take its place.

The Hardcover books from our most recent Kickstarter are now available for purchase. Currently we’re only shipping to North America. Digital options will follow soon.


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Singulativ
Singulativ
5 months ago

Remember: If you have unfinished business when you die, you will become a ghost.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
5 months ago
Reply to  Singulativ

Should’a told me before I got obsessed with roguelikes.

At this point when I die, I’m pretty sure I’ll just climb out of the pool, shake the blood out of my hair, wave to Hypnos, fist-bump Achilles, pet Cerberus, straighten up at the mirror, and then go for another run.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
5 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

This, but no way I’m stopping at just one pet – the good boy has 3 heads for a reason.

foducool
foducool
5 months ago
Reply to  Singulativ

and I’ll never be able to decide whether roaming the earth as a ghost is torture or freaking rad

Stef
Stef
5 months ago
Reply to  foducool

It’s probably rad for a while, but will get boring and lonely after that

Not That Brian
Not That Brian
5 months ago
Reply to  Stef

I’m assuming that you get to chat with the other ghosts – it shouldn’t be too lonely…

foducool
foducool
5 months ago
Reply to  Not That Brian

I wanna be a poltergeist so I can still play video games XD

Minothor
Minothor
5 months ago
Reply to  foducool

I’d argue that would be hell, short of being a being capable of absolute apathy or absolute empathy…

You’re either watching the folly of humanity play out as those with money or power toy with the existence of those just trying to get by, or you’re fortunate enough to see it overcome those trappings, but too late for it to have enriched the lives of yourself and those you love.

foducool
foducool
5 months ago
Reply to  Singulativ

could probably make more money suckin’ d*cks, just saying…
(man, I hate these bots lol)

leduk
leduk
5 months ago
Reply to  Singulativ

I’m good with that

Risky
Risky
5 months ago

Luckily it’s too close to my birthday to buy games… Although what if I get steam gift cards again…

Last edited 5 months ago by Risky
rebmcr
rebmcr
5 months ago
Reply to  Risky

Are you gonna spend it all on Steam, Sarah?

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
5 months ago

My wife and me (try to) never buy a new game until we have finished the previous one we are playing. The problem is when we replay a game and found that for one or other reason we have free dlcs… then, then backlog growth…

thallone
thallone
5 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I take it you avoid sandbox games then 😀

Daniel Sørensen
Daniel Sørensen
5 months ago

Great to see the kickstarter books going retail, even if it’s only for NA. It is sad, that not many get to read the extended ending for 1.0 in physical format, so them getting a chance to see this “remaster” edition, even if they missed the kickstarter campaign is awesome. I’m just looking forward for volume two for each series 🙂

Dom
Dom
5 months ago

I’d lower the bar and aim to just play the games and not feel guilty about missing out. I have 4-5 hundreds of games on steam and letting go of the dream to play them all was the best decision I had to make.

Arcanum
Arcanum
5 months ago
Reply to  Dom

You don’t have a backlog, you have a collection. A library from which to choose whatever strikes your fancy at the moment.

Not That Brian
Not That Brian
5 months ago
Reply to  Arcanum

Ok, but what happens when the collection gets so big it gets hard to select a game?

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
5 months ago
Reply to  Not That Brian

Dice.

Arcanum
Arcanum
5 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Yup, I think there are websites that will do it for you, too.

Or just buy another game that sounds good at the moment. 😀

Last edited 5 months ago by Arcanum
MRD
MRD
5 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Sometimes they don’t make dice that big.

MasterofBalance
MasterofBalance
5 months ago

Idk about you, but I also have about 20 I haven’t installed yet because they’re all starting to take up too much room >.<

Nextgener
Nextgener
5 months ago

Don’t forget to add Xbox Game Pass ontop of that.

Hey, remember when we had a new game come out once every few weeks instead of every day? Ahhh, those were the simpler times…

Tracker
Tracker
5 months ago

Huh.. currently locked in on a Hunt stinge, bought TW3 but its sitting on my HD till immortal empires and updates, and patiently awaiting sunbreaks release..

i haven’t played cyberpunk since it launched and probably need to get back to that at some point.

I feel validated!

But with a huge backlog already and humble bundle piling ten or so new games ontop of it each month.. i am just ignoring the steam sales completely nowadays.

at least, i’m trying to. Keep getting friends ‘helpfully’ showing me deals.

I.. MUST… RESIST!

tgrizz
tgrizz
5 months ago
Reply to  Tracker

This. so much this

Liack
Liack
5 months ago

I’ve recently made a document listing all the games I have on the various game stores. I then put a status on each, to check which I’ve completed and which I’ve sampled. And which games I simply never played.

If I feel the need to buy a discounted game, I just open that file and that need goes away.

Last edited 5 months ago by Liack
Savedbythezsh
Savedbythezsh
5 months ago
Reply to  Liack

I use GoG Galaxy for that, it automatically syncs with the stores. You can also use playnite which is a little more feature rich but also more janky.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
5 months ago
Reply to  Liack

Same, except I used backloggery dot com to do it.

And I did it 12 years ago

raven0ak
raven0ak
5 months ago

I havent feared steam sales for few years now, reason: I already more or less own any worthwhile game, and I consider 99% of modern new releases as absolute trash thats not worth even heaviest discount; the 1% I buy regardless of sale status when ever I find such rare jewel

Lily
Lily
5 months ago
Reply to  raven0ak

That might be true but if they release 10,000 games in a year, that still means there are 100 games worth playing. And if we say 90% of those good games are in genres you just don’t happen to like, that still leaves 10 good games in the genres you like.

raven0ak
raven0ak
4 months ago
Reply to  Lily

gotta also account that I do exclude now: activision, ea, sony, microsoft, bandai, SQE, ubisoft and rockstar as publishers, it further limits 10 games down to 1 maybe per 5 years

Kenju
Kenju
5 months ago

*Steam Summer Sale has entered the chat*
Wallet: Please be gentle.

Drew
Drew
5 months ago

And then Tim’s wife takes away his credit cards…

Quaza
Quaza
5 months ago

Behind him is Humble Bundle Subscription, and he’s smiling menacingly.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
5 months ago

I just finished Wolfenstein: New Order and Borderlands 3 (Had been sitting on the backburner a while), next is…Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – that one is going to take some remembering how to play.

foducool
foducool
5 months ago

helloooooo

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
5 months ago

I still have so many free games from Epic to play…….and all I am playing right now is Valorant. I staying away from Steam because I know it would be wasted money….or at most something I’ll play only in 5 to 10 years

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
3 months ago
Reply to  lechuckGL

That’s me

robloughrey
robloughrey
5 months ago

Is anyone else getting the comic appearing below the back backgroud? I have to scroll way down to see even the top of the comic.

Digi
Digi
5 months ago

Hey Tim. Will there be a digital version of these books?

$125USD Including shipping to Ontario is a bit more than I can comfortably afford for comic books. That comes to $161.00CDN.

Sweetos
Sweetos
5 months ago

Backlog is a curse

Pulse
Pulse
5 months ago

ah the benefits of being too poor to afford even steam sales

Chibi-Acer
Chibi-Acer
5 months ago

At this point I just consider investing in my Steam backlog as part of my retirement plan. Need to save money for food and medical expenses in my twilight years, but I have entertainment covered.

Pyre
Pyre
5 months ago

Oddly, my biggest “dent” came when I thought that I might be moving and I did a long and hard assess of the games that I knew that I was never going to bother finishing. Of course, those were a major factor in me getting a Switch when a couple years later in Black Friday 2019, I became worried about Entertainmart closing down and all my store credit becoming worthless so I got a Switch. Still, I have been slowing down as I attend to “The Loop”. I plan to get a PS5 next year but only for the (mostly)… Read more »

leduk
leduk
5 months ago

I dont even remember the last time I beat a game completely… sometimes I dont even finish the main story ~~’

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
5 months ago

I long ago abandoned the idea that I should eventually play a game just because I have it, let alone treat unplayed games like a backlog. Sure it can feel wasteful to pay for a game you never play, but it’s doubly wasteful to apply the sunk cost fallacy and play a game you’re not currently enjoying. So instead of throwing good time after bad money, I accept that the library collection is a “dollar cost averaging” strategy. It decouples the cost/value expectation of a particular game (and the research effort to pick out games I’ll eventually play) from the… Read more »

Meatballs21
Meatballs21
5 months ago

I’m on chapter IV of RDR2… and have a save I brought all the way through Witcher 1 and 2 expressly to get the most out of 3… but I’ve resisted buying 3 due to the potential time sink.

UNTIL NOW!

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
5 months ago

I have enough games I haven’t had a chance to start yet that we could enter another year long lock down and I’d still have new stuff to play. (new to me anyway).

Stormlord15
Stormlord15
5 months ago

Hail… Hydra?

Giraldi
Giraldi
5 months ago

More Starcaster when?

MRD
MRD
5 months ago

Well, you beat it. Sure. But did you platinum it? Hm? Hmmmm?
I’m just messing with you. I finish maybe one game a year.

Justin
Justin
5 months ago

We are continuing to work with industry to replenish U.S. inventories and backfill stocks of allies and partners, and we’ve requested additional resources from Congress through the supplemental bill to continue this work,” she said in a statement

Patz
Patz
5 months ago

Honestly, I love having a large backlog. I’m a strong believer in “play whatever you want and don’t sweat whether you finish the game or not,” because being stressed about it negates the relaxation that is supposed to come with playing video games.

Last edited 5 months ago by Patz
Daemonslayer
Daemonslayer
3 months ago

Its a great time to get into hunt showdown, event going on is nice