- Use a new game as an incentive to finish an old one
- Only buy a game if you’re going to play it right away
- Don’t buy bad games; Research before you buy
- Don’t buy bundles; Buy only what you will play
- Avoid buying time-consuming games
Now that we’ve begun whittling away at our backlog, it’s important to keep it from growing out of control again. Here is a list of habits to change to prevent your backlog from growing. Continue reading “Beat Your Backlog Tip #6: Change Your Game Buying Habits”
When you’re finally ready to play a game you’re going to want to spend as much of that time playing as possible. And you’re going to want to make it count. Don’t waste your game time.
- Don’t spend time doing side quests if your goal is to complete the main story. Stay on task and save the DLC for later.
- Don’t waste time trying every possible combination if you’re stuck. Embrace assistance by reading an FAQ or watching a walkthrough video.
- Do play on easy difficulty, if you’re not in it for the challenge. You’ll get through the game faster and still be able to enjoy it.
- Don’t get distracted and don’t multitask. You’ll get less done and gain less enjoyment from it.
- Do prepare for future sessions by taking notes.
We’ve made our lists, chosen our game, and now its time to start playing. But when? Do you wait until you’re “in the mood”? I say “no”. If you’re committed to beating your game backlog, you’re going to need a schedule. Continue reading “Beat Your Backlog Tip #5: Manage Your Game Time”
Here’s another tip from:
“Take a break from your MMO or Multiplayer game of choice.