If you’ve been listening to the show for the last few weeks, you know we’ve been making an effort to finish a pile of our unplayed games before the big Fall rush—starting with Grand Theft Auto V—consumes all our spare gaming time. We know some of you listeners are sitting atop your own piles of shame, though, and we want to encourage you to cross a few off your list and make some room for some of the big titles you’re looking forward to during the rest of the year. It’s a great way to discover some overlooked classics and even feel like you’re being productive while playing video games!
And just in case the sense of accomplishment isn’t enough, we’ll throw in some extra incentive: The listener we decide has made the most impressive backlog progress will win the Fall new release of their choice!* (Because they’ll need something else to play after getting through all those other games, right?) We’ll even send the game to you using Amazon wormhole technology so you can play it on release day.**
To join in, first post a list of the unplayed games you plan to get through between now and September 6th. That gives you four weeks to play, so pick your games wisely—we’ll declare a winner based on who we decide had the biggest accomplishment. (We’ll be more impressed if you 100% the Mass Effect trilogy than if you play a bunch of Wii party games, for example.)
Second, follow us on Twitter and keep listening to the show in case we drop any special instructions for you!
If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line on Twitter @vghangover or send us an email and we’ll be happy to explain any of the rules. We think it’s simple enough, though: play your old games, win a new one! Now get to it and post your list below!
* MSRP $60 (U.S.) or under
** Where available. If the game you choose isn’t eligible for release date delivery, we’ll use the next fastest shipping.