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Backlog Attack! June 2016

Backlog Attack!

It’s back! Every summer, when the days between new game releases grow longer and longer, we take advantage of all extra time by digging into our backlogs for older games we’ve never gotten around to playing. This year, we’re committing to finishing two old games for each month this summer, and we’re inviting you to play along, too! For the first round, all you have to do is post your own list of unfinished games you want to get through by the end of June. You can put any games you want on the list, but choose wisely: We’ll pick a winner based on who we think has achieved the greatest feat of backloggery. For instance, we’ll be more impressed if you max out every character in Final Fantasy XIII (disclaimer: please don’t play Final Fantasy XIII) than if you watch the end credits roll in the latest incarnation of Tetris.

Once you’ve posted your list, all you need to do is start playing those games! But don’t forget to listen to new episodes of the podcast each week and follow @vghangover on Twitter in case we drop in some bonus backlog challenges.

In the first week of September, we’ll select three monthly winners to receive prizes, and we’ll pick one overall Backlog Champion who will receive the new Fall release game of their choice!*

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line via Twitter, Facebook or 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. If the game you choose isn’t eligible for release date delivery, we’ll send it via the next fastest shipping method.


  1. metaly
    metaly June 8, 2016

    For June, I’ll be playing 2 games:

    1) Last Window: The Secret of Cape West — the sequel to Hotel Dusk, an adventure/mystery game for DS. I loved Hotel Dusk and this has been on my list to play for years, so it’s great to finally get into it.

    2) Deus Ex: Invisible War — Another sequel to one of my favorite games that I’ve somehow avoided playing. It’s not supposed to live up to the original (admittedly a tough act to follow), but people say it’s a decent game in its own way. I’ll be streaming my playthrough of this starting Saturday, June 11 at 1PM Pacific time. Watch it at !

    • Erik K.
      Erik K. June 9, 2016

      Invisible War is pretty bad from what I remember I wish you luck good sir

    • metaly
      metaly June 27, 2016

      Wrapped up Deus Ex this weekend! It was ~just OK~. Looking forward to diverting more attention to Last Window, which is still very much Hotel Dusk Episode 2 but it’s cool to see the story continue.

  2. spaulsandhu
    spaulsandhu June 9, 2016

    Nice, I’ll be starting my backlog with some REVENGEANCE of the Metal Gear kind, and following it up with more MURDERING in Undertale.

    I may also attempt to stream more often since D.J. has inspired me.

  3. Darklurkr23
    Darklurkr23 June 9, 2016

    Well I gotta finish up Project SPark before it gets taken offline, (ugh)
    and I’m trying to start Walking Dead, and I just got Elder scrols Online off a 3rd party site didn’t really waant it, but lost 1000 bucks when 99gamers bailed so cleaning out my 3rd parties

    • A Parker
      A Parker June 10, 2016

      ugh, I never actually used 99gamers b/c it just seemed odd but sorry to hear the bubble burst and ripped you off :-/

    • spaulsandhu
      spaulsandhu June 11, 2016

      Yeah that 99 Gamers fiasco sounds awful. Sorry to hear you got caught up in it.

      Never heard of Project Spark, what’s it like?

  4. Russ Greeno
    Russ Greeno June 9, 2016

    I’m really bad with backlogged games. I’d really like to get back to Captain Toad.

    • spaulsandhu
      spaulsandhu June 11, 2016

      Everyone is bad with backlogged games Russ! I’ve heard good things about Captain Toad.

  5. A Parker
    A Parker June 10, 2016

    I don’t think I’ll be as organized as years past (rough busy year) but I’ll give the old college try in June with:
    1) PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (was curious and was free through PS plus a while back)
    2) Metal Gear Sold V: Ground Zeroes (short, but satisfying from what I understand; also a PS+ title
    3) P.T. which is not normally my kind of experience, but its on my PS4 and if I remove it I can never get it back…
    4) …
    5) profit?

    Good luck with the backlogs all!

    • A Parker
      A Parker June 10, 2016

      As an All-stars update: I’ve played periodically over the last two days on my vita…. not good 🙁 I’m sure I suck and don’t appreciate the nuances, but its locked up more than once causing me to restart the whole arcade mode play through, and isn’t going to evolve significantly past a button masher for me since I want to play as lots of different characters and each character is dramatically different. I’ll probably play through a couple of more characters I personally like and then call that a completed PS+ experience. 🙂

      • spaulsandhu
        spaulsandhu June 11, 2016

        Oof, probably a good idea to put it aside if it keeps locking up like that…

        • A Parker
          A Parker June 12, 2016

          Yeah, I’m kind of through and will probably pick off some easy trophies to make it more “complete” 🙂

      • A Parker
        A Parker June 12, 2016

        I finally got a chance to start uncharted 4 this weekend which I’ve technically had since 5/21 so that counts too, right? 😉

        I had forgotten the joy of hunting for treasure and mowing down hundreds of guys in the process 😀

    • A Parker
      A Parker June 22, 2016

      Update: I blew some of the dust off my backlog website
      and I’ve put a pin in PlayStation All stars, finished uncharted 4 (full 15-16 hours of gameplay up on youtube and linked on my backlog site).

      I also started a second vita game (Stealth Inc 2) and plan to pick up either Metal Gear or P.T after getting a night or two of sleep.

    • A Parker
      A Parker July 1, 2016

      Final June Standing:
      1) PS all stars – done!
      2) P.T. – done!
      3) (subbed) Uncharted 4 ( 😉 ) – done!
      4) Stealth Inc 2 – still playing
      5) (subbed) Dying Light – still playing

      I’ve streamed all PS4 content and its linked to on my blog. Not that its worth watching but fun to document my gaming since its so easy now.

  6. Grant Gustafson
    Grant Gustafson June 10, 2016

    Witcher 3 blood and wine, Doom (2016), Gothic 3, Assassin’s creed: rogue, F.E.A.R., Deadpool, Grand Theft Auto 4.

    And… whatever else I get to. First time participating by the way. Always wanted to 🙂

    • spaulsandhu
      spaulsandhu June 11, 2016

      Awesome list, and glad you’re joining us this year!

  7. Erik K.
    Erik K. June 10, 2016

    I’ll do this again.
    1. Fallout 4’s DLC
    2. Witcher 3 Blood and Wine
    3. Doom (2016)
    I shall attempt these in June

    • spaulsandhu
      spaulsandhu June 11, 2016

      That’s an ambitious list for June! How long is the Fallout DLC? I know Witcher’s DLC was about 25hrs for me.

      • Erik K.
        Erik K. June 14, 2016

        Fallout’s DLC is around 10-20 hours for Far Harbor. Yea Blood and Wine is looking to be around 20 hrs and Doom should take me 4-5. I think I’ll be able to get all 3 done.

        • Erik K.
          Erik K. June 19, 2016

          Making progress almost done with Doom and Blood and Wine

  8. Rockherder
    Rockherder June 27, 2016

    Late to the party, but I will start in July with Blades of time and Overlord for July’s Games on the PC

    • metaly
      metaly June 27, 2016

      Nice! Make sure to leave a note in the July post so we don’t forget—it’ll be up on the 1st!

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