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Episode 33: Backlog to the Basics

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Episode 33: Backlog to the Basics

Jake & Trav

In episode 33, the podcast revisits its roots. Jake and Trav discuss how they track, justify, and maintain adding and removing games to their backlog, as well as discussing games that have done just that since the last episode. 
 

THE FRONT HALF OF THE PODCAST: BACKLOG

THE BACK HALF OF THE PODCAST: DISCUSH: BACKLOG TO THE BASICS

SHOW NOTES

Episode 33

Talk about recent OffKillter episode and what is in store.  Solicit participation.

Recent pickups & Radar

2017 Game Release Schedule

  • Trav-

    • Pickups

      • Mega Man 6 (NES)

    • Radar (early feb)

      • Sniper Elite IV (PS4,XB1,PC) V-day (Feb 14)

  • Jake-

    • Pickups

      • None    

    • Radar (early feb)

      • Nothing (4 weeks down, 20 to go)

 

Gaming Resolutions for 2017

  • Trav

    • Beat a space shmup (Darius Twin, Gradius, R-Type, etc.)

    • Beat Ocarina of Time or A Link to the Past

    • Continue to attempt games on secondary platforms

    • Play more RPGS

  • Jake

    • Beat a large scale RPG (Skyrim, Fallout 4, Witcher 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, Divinity Original Sin, Persona 4)

    • Beat more Retro Games

    • Track Progress Better

    • Purchase no new games for 6 months (excluding 2 preordered games, and subscription services)

PREVIOUSLY ON PAWLYKEEEL

The first true podcast of the year has Jake neck deep in Tomb Raider’s lovely depths after completing the first Dishonored.  Trav starts Wolfenstein Old Blood and completes Xexyz and GOOF TROOP.  Will Jake maintain his new year’s resolution to buy no games for 6 months?  Will Travis finally stop pretending to be a Zelda fan and actually beat Ocarina of Time or a Link to the Past? Find out in this episode! Last episode the fellas shared their favorite gaming music tracks as the TAWPIC AHF DISGUCCHS.

Added to BL:

  • Trav - Parasite Eve 2 (PS1),

  • Jake -     

Completed

  • Trav - Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), Gears of War 4 (XB1), Shovel Knight (XB1)

  • Jake -Rise of the Womb Raider, Battleporn, Quantum Break
     

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The Long Play

Games that we are spending time with in our backlog.

  • Trav- Wolfenpuss Old Blood

  • Jake - Soma

Sidequests

  • Trav - Fatal Frame (GC),

  • Jake- Stardew Salley, Metro 2033

 

STOP THE FUCKING CAMERA

Discush

BACKLOG TO THE BASICS

 

  • What goes in your backlog?

    • Games you’re about to play?

    • Games you want to remind yourself to play?

    • Any game you have but haven’t played?

    • Is it just for games to play? Or games to FINISH?

      • Does that depend on the game? (Hearthstone vs Mario)

  • Is there a difference between a backlog and a bucket list?

    • Are those games different?

    • Are they ever the same?

  • Do you force yourself to play games because they are in your backlog?

    • Subconsciously?

  • How do you organize your backlog?

    • Spreadsheets?

    • Websites?

    • Mental tally?

    • Pinning them to menu (steam, XB1)

  • How do you decide what to play next?

  • What techniques or tendencies do you have for having multiple games going at once?

  • When should you retire a game?

    • Not fun anymore?

    • Too difficult?

    • Been too long since you played it last?

  • As hosts of a podcast about the journey toward slaying the backlog, how has your backlog philosophy evolved over time?




 

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