Backlog: just a small word but one which tends to send a shiver down most gamers’ spines. That sense of unease and discomfort experienced when looking at our pile of unplayed titles is a feeling we’re all too familiar with. Yet try as we might, we just can’t stop ourselves from adding entries to our library of games to be played and feeling oh-so-guilty about it.
But what if it didn’t need to be this way: what if our backlogs were something to be celebrated rather than a source of shame? This is the subject of a conversation I had with LightningEllen from Livid Lightning recently. A huge pile of games surely isn’t a cause for guilt; it’s a sign of just how much you enjoy your hobby and it means that there’s always a title at hand for whatever mood your in, ready to entertain for a few hours and transport you to another world.
That’s why we’re kicking off the shiny new #LoveYourBacklog Week today. During this week of Valentine’s Day romance we’re encouraging everyone in the community to show their backlog a little bit of love over the next seven days. If you’re up for feeling proud about your pile of video games, read on to find out how you can get involved.
Backlogged and proud of it
Show your backlog pride by selecting one of the following badges to be displayed on your blog throughout this week. If you’re open to others viewing your games list and possibly connecting with you, feel free to add a link to your library to the image so we can check out your collection.
Do what bloggers do best
Declare your love for the backlog by writing a post about your game collection before Sunday, 17 February 2019. Nominate unplayed or unfinished titles from your library for the first four of the following categories, and let us know about someone who has great taste in video games too:
Participate in #MaybeinMarch
The backlog appreciation isn’t over at the end of this week as we’ve got more planned for next month. You know that game nominated for the ‘most time on the backlog’ category above – well, we want you to attempt to complete it during March and then tell the community all about the experience. This isn’t about getting a title off your list however, but more about celebrating all of the awesome releases which are part of it. Keep an eye on the Livid Lightning site for more details coming soon.
Thank you to the lovely LightningEllen for being my partner-in-crime for #LoveYourBacklog Week, and to everyone who gets involved! Now go out there and be proud of your backlog – we’re looking forward to hearing all about your game collections.
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.