How do we rate games?

Every year, more and more games are released. With so many titles competing for our limited attention, we must often make choices about which games to buy and play. The rise of video streaming affords the modern gamers an unprecedented ability to preview the content of a game, but we often still fall back on... Continue Reading →

How many games do we have?

Today we have access to more gaming content than ever before. Sales, bundles, freebies, and subscription services add games to our collections faster than we can play them, and it’s hard to keep track of how many games we own. We have more games than we know what to do with, but… how many do... Continue Reading →

When is a game done?

“Did you finish that game?” A tricky question. It can be as easy to answer as “Did you finish that show?” and as hard as “Did you finish having fun in life?” This would not be a complicated question for linear media, such as movies, TV, and books. Games, however, are often non-linear (if they... Continue Reading →

Beat Your Backlog: Check Your Hype

The Digital Revolution in game distribution has grown our collections dramatically, causing gamers to suffer Overchoice when searching their backlogs for something to play, and to dread the thought of their "pile of shame". But as much as it may feel like an unstoppable natural phenomenon, our game backlogs only grow when we buy new... Continue Reading →

Beat Your Backlog: Cut Your Losses

Previously in our Beat your Backlog series, we explored why more and more gamers have vast collections that they can never hope to play through, and how this abundance of choice can place a lot stress on people and make gaming less a fun and relaxing activity, and more of well, a chore. Counter-intuitively, having... Continue Reading →

Can we have too much of a fun thing?

The year was 1909 and, responding to demands from his salesforce for increased model variety, Henry Ford announced, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black." Yet despite the massive success of the black Model T, by the end of its lifetime, 18 years later,... Continue Reading →

Introducing AllMyGames

Hello, world! This blog is a companion to AllMyGames, a new web service for unifying your cross-platform video game library and organizing your backlog. We're building AllMyGames because digital sales, bundles, and freebies grow our libraries faster than many of us can play through them, resulting in us thinking of our extensive collections of fun... Continue Reading →

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