Short bio: Cynical, misanthropic, insomniac, pessimistic French Canadian hermit. 35 years old, buys too many games, plays too little. Gamer on a budget. Expert at procrastinating.
Honestly if you're reading this, odds are you already know me. I'm not what I'd consider a 'good' person. I'm more of a realist, even if the truth sucks sometimes.
If you wanna know more, why don't you ask me? Psh.
Goal for 2020: Get past the 'I just started this game' phase of my Final Fantasy XIV addiction and get back to playing actual games too.
During this process, I have been going through something I call 'the great steam purge'. Simply put, over the years I have amassed a ludicrous amount of steam games, and a decent amount of them are simply... Titles I'll never play for various reasons, ever. I usually give those a shot, play them for a bit, and see if I do end up liking them, and sometimes I do... But if I don't, I have been using the 'remove games from account permanently' steam option. Each decision is weighed heavily, and not taken lightly.
Each game I remove from my steam account is done as a 'stealth delete' because I simply don't want it to show up in my memory card. I don't think anyone would care, but I want to keep what games I chose not to keep to myself.
Just as one is able to trade or sell physical games they own, I believe that steam games you bought and don't want anymore should be something you can dispose of, and thankfully steam has given that option. I realize that to some this might be ridiculous, but I actually intend to beat my backlog now and have been making efforts to actually regularly play games and beat them, while also enjoying them. I someday want that
count to be at 0, as I feel like it'll be something mentally liberating for me.
All the titles from my 'The graveyard of unwanted steam games' dump category will be given another shot, and either moved to my actual backlog, or deleted entirely. (Save a few exceptions)
I've also been finding duplicate entries and either removing them, or marking them nulled if I have another version of the game in some way. My backlog is pretty messy (In one case I had 4 duplicate entries of the SAME GAME not even different versions), but that should be sorted by the time I reach 0.