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User Info: maybecalls

9 months ago#11
I do have quite a few games on Steam that I haven't played much. I eventually realised that I just don't like them, and there's no point in keep 'giving them another go'. There are very few games that I really do like, and I just play those.

A few months ago I made a decision not to buy any more media of any sort for the rest of this year. That's games, films, tv series, music, books, magazines, newspapers, and whatever else is left. Already have more than enough to keep me occupied for a long time.

User Info: candlefighter

9 months ago#12
Maybe these will help?
A) Like Eye of the Beholder said, focus on one game at a time.

B) Start with shorter games.

C) If you're into it, cheating can help, especially for harder games.

User Info: Stonedwolfed

9 months ago#13
Disconnect from the Internet.

Forums are one of the worst time drains.
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User Info: Heisenberg312

9 months ago#14
1) Quit your job. If you already don't have one, don't waste precious game time by looking for a new one.
2) Sleep as little as possible. Take little naps instead of sleeping for long periods.
3) Treat your backlog like it was a hydra. Beat one game, but make sure you buy two more in it's place.
4) Tell families, and loved ones that you are in a very dangours place and you will call them as soon as you are safe. Then, don't call them.
5) Admit that you have a video game problem, but don't seek help. Play games instead.
6) Don't bathe.
7) Don't waste game time by asking gamefaq for advice. Instead, play games.
Now, say my name.

User Info: Heaven17

9 months ago#15
With a drill hammer. Sometimes, even a knife is enough.

User Info: hellofriend

9 months ago#16
I don't. Every time I start working on a game, I end up buying 2 or 3 more.

I will never get through it all.

User Info: Ultimate_Noob

9 months ago#17
The process I've found effective is only two points:

• Stop buying more games and play what you have. Sales come and go all the time, and games rapidly lose value as they age.
• Make a clear distinction as to whether you actually like a game. If you don't, stop considering it in your back log.
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User Info: JKatarn

9 months ago#18
Stop buying games constantly and sit down and play your games? But seriously, create a "COMPLETED" category for your games in Steam, then add a few to maybe a dozen games you've been meaning to play to your "favorites" so they'll be visible (I favorite all the games I'm playing at the moment), once you're doing playing through a game, remove it from your favorites list and add to the completed list.
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User Info: Hi C

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9 months ago#19
Finish everything you start. I have a bad habit of playing something about 30-50% through then getting into something else and by the time I get back around to what I was playing I feel obligated to restart from the beginning, especially in RPG's.

And stay away from perpetual time sinks like online games.
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User Info: ablerider

9 months ago#20
I actually don't finish most games these days, just play a bit and move to another one. Play whatever you want and don't worry about finishing them and try to buy only games that you know you'll play at least once. The only games l haven't even installed are games from bundles but l don't feel like I've wasted money because l probably enjoyed other games from the same bundle.
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