The Year of Living Gamegerously #YOLG

What is the year of living gamegerously?  Well, it is the brain child of the great BongoTheSane from the Overseas Podcast.  After realizing how many games he’s purchased and not finished (aka – the backlog of shame) he decided to take action!  He has committed to spending no more than £100 this year until he has completed his “Dirty 30” list of games.

What does that have to do with me?  Well, he’s extended the challenge to our little community of gamers and like a dummy, I have decided to join.  So, between Dec 1st 2016 and Dec 1st 2017 all of us YOLGers will partake in this crazy ass challenge!

You can go to the list of YOLGers and see all the participants and their games.

I’ve not really set a budget for myself, but I’ve gotten good over the last couple of years at not spending full price on new games.  I will do my best to limit any full priced new games that I purchase.  As of today, the only 2017 games that are day 1 purchases are Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Finding 30 games that I have not finished was the easy part.  I ran through my Steam library and checked the Xbox One and PS4 for those games that are begging me to start and/or finish.  Without further ado, I present to you my Dirty Thirty List!


1.       Red Dead Redemption

2.       Mass Effect 3

3.       Uncharted 4

4.       Battlefield 1

5.       DOOM

6.       Dying Light

7.       Fallout 4

8.       Far Cry 4

9.       Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series

10.   Grand Theft Auto V

11.   Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

12.   Ori and the Blind Forest

13.   Rise of the Tomb Raider

14.   South Park: The Stick of Truth

15.   The Walking Dead; Season Two

16.   The Witcher 3

17.   Call of Juarez Gunslinger

18.   Metro Last Light

19.   Metro 2033

20.   Alien: Isolation

21.   Batman Arkham Knight

22.   The Evil Within

23.   Just Cause 3

24.   Mad Max

25.   Wolfenstein: The New Order

26.   Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

27.   Gears of War4

28.   Infamous Second Son

29.   Mark of the Ninja

30.   Limbo

After reading through the list and listening to B1gBadDaddy give his list, I have added the following honorable mentions as I don’t think I’ll ever complete a game like The Witcher 3 (just not my style of game) or Fallout 4 (just too darn big).

1.       Valiant Hearts

2.       Assassin’s Creed Black Flag

So, there are some games that I’ve always wanted to finish off, but never got around to.  The one that stands out the most is Red Dead Redemption.  I think the last time I played, I had just opened up the last section of the map.

With any luck, I’ll be posting back here in a month of two with some news that I’ve completed some of these games!  To see how everyone is doing, check #YOGL on twitter.

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Gary DeFelice

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