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The 26 Game Challenge: play a game a fortnight - 2015

Post by Nacimota » 09 Nov 2015, 18:54

This thread was originally posted at games.on.net on the 01/01/2015 and was hastily copied here at the suggestion of at least one person.

What?
Originally stolen from Reddit by Makena, then stolen by Ashigaru, then stolen by Matty. The torch now passes to me (by theft, naturally) to run this year's...

26 Game Challenge - Play a game a fortnight!

Why?
With digital distribution exploding in popularity over the last five to ten years - making video games cheap and plentiful for all the good little boys and girls - one of the biggest problems currently faced by our society is a large backlog of unplayed video games.

In a particularly stark example, PirateEggs recently worked out that if he were to play one game per day, it would take five years to complete his backlog of unplayed games on Steam. Given that he keeps buying games on Steam at an absurd rate, he will never achieve this goal and an intervention is probably necessary at this point.

However, the average PC gamer is probably not beyond saving. So it's time to give those neglected games of yours the play-through they've been wanting for so very long. It'll be fun, trust me.

How?
The challenge is simple and frankly, self-explanatory, but here goes: there are 52 weeks in a year and thus 26 fortnights (math!). You must complete 26 games that you have not yet completed by the 31st of December, 2015. The rules of the challenge are pretty relaxed and/or non-existent. For instance, you don't actually have to play one game per fortnight; you can go at whatever pace suits you. As per previous threads, you can set arbitrary goals for multiplayer titles and other games that can't be "completed" in the traditional sense (max level in an MMO, playing 100 songs in Audiosurf, etc.). You also don't have to play old unplayed games from your library if you'd rather opt to play new games; just remember that your old games are crying on the inside.

I shall be keeping track of everyone's progress in the next post. Simply post in this thread whenever you finish a game or start playing a new game and I will update accordingly.*

* unless I pull a Matty and go AWOL for months at a time
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Progress Tracking

Post by Nacimota » 09 Nov 2015, 18:54

Total Games Completed: 201
Total Games in Progress: 89


Statistics & Leaderboard:
Total players: 14

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Pos.   Name                Progress       GPF
1st  - Novocaine           36/26 (138%) - 1.50
2nd  - exe3                35/26 (135%) - 1.46
3rd  - Alex Walker         23/26 (88%)  - 0.96
4th  - Nacimota            21/26 (81%)  - 0.88
5th  - Matty               18/26 (69%)  - 0.75
6th  - Makena              16/26 (62%)  - 0.67
7th  - Anon. E. Moose      12/26 (46%)  - 0.50
8th  - LimitedTimeGamer    09/26 (35%)  - 0.38
9th  - mini                08/26 (31%)  - 0.33
10th - ginji               07/26 (27%)  - 0.29
11th - Mr.Gomez            05/26 (19%)  - 0.21
12th - PirateEggs          05/26 (19%)  - 0.21
13th - Disruptor4          04/26 (15%)  - 0.17
14th - Kharis              02/26 (8%)   - 0.08
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Alex Walker
Completed: 88%

Complete:
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Jazzpunk
South Park: Stick of Truth
Painkiller Hell & Damnation
Unreal Tournament 2004 (Singleplayer)
Evolve (unlock all hunters/monsters)
The Jackbox Party Pack
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (co-op)
LEGO Star Wars (co-op, at least two episodes)
Mortal Kombat X
The Order: 1886
Frozen Cortex
Tomb Raider
Armello
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Helldivers (co-op)
Castle Crashers
Duck Game
Rocket League (play a full season)
Tennis Elbow 2013 (win a Grand Slam in singles and doubles)
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
Grey Goo
Rayman Origins

In Progress:
Dungeon of the Endless
Just Cause 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
HeXen: Beyond Heretic
The Last of Us Remastered
Rayman Legends
Bloodborne
Dragonball Xenoverse
Pillars of Eternity
Divinity: Original Sin
Ori and the Blind Forest
Gunpoint
Dreamfall Chapters
Battleblock Theater

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Anon. E. Moose
Completed: 46%

Complete:
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Super Mario 3D Land
The Walking Dead Season 1
Super Smash Bros 3DS Challenge Pages
The Walking Dead: Season 2
S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat
Grand Theft Auto V SP
GTA Online Heists challenges
Alpha Sapphire challenge (Fully EV train and level a competitive pokemon team to level 100)
Rocket League (100% achievements except DLC)
Hearthstone
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS

In Progress:
Fallout: New Vegas DLC
Telltale's Game of Thrones

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Disruptor4
Completed: 15%

Complete:
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Golfy Bird (android) completed
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

In Progress:
Tomb Raider

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exe3
Completed: 135%!

Complete:
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row: The Third: Genkibowl VII, Gangstas in Space and The Trouble With Clones DLC
X-Men Origins Wolverine
Gears of War 3
The Darkness
MotorStorm: RC
Shadow Warrior
Alan Wake: The Signal and The Writer DLC
Sleeping Dogs DLC (Wheels of Fury, Zodiac Tournament, Nightmare in North Point, Year of the Snake)
Battlefield 4 Campaign
Dead Space 3
Grand Theft Auto V
Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Grapple
Trine
Trine 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Ratchet and Clank 2
Portal Stories: Mel
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie and Resurrection DLC
Expendable
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
Nihilumbra
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD
Deadlight
The Beginner's Guide
Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction: Armageddon: Path to War DLC
Tomb Raider 1
Just Cause 2
Bastion

In Progress:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Skyrim
The Witcher

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ginji
Completed: 27%

Complete:
South Park: Stick of Truth
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Tomb Raider
Lego The Hobbit
Diablo 3 (reach level 70 with a HC character)
Batman: Arkham Knight
Mad Max

In Progress:
Defense Grid 2
Wasteland 2
Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain

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Kharis
Completed: 8%

Complete:
Achieve Divine status in Skyforge
Injustice Gods Among Us Story mode

In Progress:
Shadowgate
Dragon age: inquisition
Final fantasy 7
Final fantasy 8

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LimitedTimeGamer
Completed: 35%

Complete:
Gitaroo Man
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix
Sonic 2
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers
Xenoblade Chronicles
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD
Batman Arkham Asylum
Dungeon Fighter Online

In Progress:
Tales of Graces f
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix

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Makena
Completed: 62%

Complete:
20 Hours of WoW
Worms 2: Armageddon (Android)
Level a priest to 100 in WoW
Dragon Age 2
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Far Cry 4
Not A Hero
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomc Edition
Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
Doom
Trials Fusion
StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void
The Stanley Parable

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Matty
Completed: 69%

Complete:
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGENCE
I Am Bread
Lonely Planet
Tomb Raider
Little Big Planet 3
Roundabout
Dying Light
Sleeping Dogs
GTA Online: Heists
Temper Tantrum
Escape Machines
GTA V
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Assassin's Creed: Unity
The Talos Principle
Game Dev Tycoon
The Beginners Guide
Tony Hawks Pro Skater

In Progress:
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Trine
Trine 2
Wolfenstien: The New Order
Far Cry 4
Big Pharma
Gran Turismo 2

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mini
Completed: 31%

Complete:
Need for Speed: The Run
Sleeping Dogs
Banished (village of 100 people)
Craft The World
Next Car Game - 20 hours of driving
New Super Mario Bros DS
Dirt 3: Reach driver level 30
Shadowrun Returns

In Progress:
Skyrim
Red Dead Redemption story (XBox 360)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Gaucamelee Gold
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Level 20 Wanted Level
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Level 20 Police Level
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Hearthstone - All characters to level 10

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Mr.Gomez
Completed: 19%

Complete:
Saints Row IV
Tomb Raider
Dishonored
Max Payne 3
Bioshock Infinite

In Progress:
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Gunpoint
ARMA 2
Metal Gear Rising: REVENGEANCE
Batman: Arkham City
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Prototype 2
Borderlands 2
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Divinity: Original Sin
Divinity 2
Sleeping Dogs
Dragon Age: Origins
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Skyrim
Fallout: New Vegas
Wasteland 2
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Space Pirates and Zombies
Invisible, Inc.

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Nacimota
Completed: 81%

Complete:
Far Cry 3
Sniper Elite v2
Tomb Raider
Flow Free (Windows Phone)
Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One)
Halo CE: Anniversary
Halo 2: Anniversary
Halo 3 (Xbox One)
Halo 4
Half-Life 2: Update
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Transmissions: Element 120
Skyrim
Cut The Rope (Windows Phone)
Broken Age
Massive Chalice
Portal Stories: Mel
Earthworm Jim HD (Windows Phone)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut
Mirror's Edge
Zero Punctuation: Hatfall - Hatters Gonna Hat Edition

In Progress:
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Divinity: Original Sin

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Novocaine
Completed: 138%!

Complete:
Uncharted 2
Little Big Planet 3
Demon's Souls
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F
Freedom Wars
The Order 1886
Persona 4 Golden
Murasaki Baby
Infamous First Light
Counterspy
Hotline Miami
DmC: Devil May Cry
Dark Souls 2 Scholar of the First Sin
Shovel Knight
Monument Valley
Halo
Bloodborne
Shadow of Mordor
Ori and the Blind Forest
Halo 2
Halo 3
Hyperdimension Neptunia U
Halo 3 ODST)
Halo 4
Rayman Legends
Hatoful Boyfriend
Shadow Complex
Sunset Overdrive
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1
Devil May Cry 4 SE
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Xeodrifter
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Transformers Devastation
Metal Gear Solid V
Halo 5

In Progress:
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd (Platinum Trophy)
La-Mulana EX
Bloodborne (Platinum Trophy)
Michael Jackson: The Experience
Galak-Z
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart

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PirateEggs
Completed: 15%

Complete:
Far Cry 4
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Campaign)
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Sniper Elite 3
Dying Light

In Progress:
Alien: Isolation
Antichamber
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
Batman: Arkham Origins
Battlefield 4 (Campaign)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Campaign)
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Bulletstorm
Don't Starve
Fallout: New Vegas
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
Thief
This War of Mine
Watch_Dogs
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Re: The 26 Game Challenge: play a game a fortnight - 2015

Post by Makena » 12 Nov 2015, 00:22

Legacy of the Void - Complete
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Re: Progress Tracking

Post by Forgetful_Lion » 13 Nov 2015, 14:16

Nacimota wrote: Makena
Completed: 58%

Complete:
20 Hours of WoW
How does one complete WoW in 20 hours? :P
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Re: Progress Tracking

Post by Makena » 13 Nov 2015, 21:36

Forgetful_Lion wrote:How does one complete WoW in 20 hours? :P
I counted a 20 hour block of a multiplayer game as a completion
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Re: The 26 Game Challenge: play a game a fortnight - 2015

Post by GamingKen » 13 Nov 2015, 21:49

https://steamtrophies.com << Recommended if you want to track completion by percentage of the games achievements earned. It also advises you of what achievements are most obtainable for you next and gives you an ongoing trophy score. It's kind of like a Steam version of psnprofiles.com (which is fantastic for psn). My goal is to get as many of my Steam games as I can above a 50% completed rating.
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Re: The 26 Game Challenge: play a game a fortnight - 2015

Post by Mini » 21 Nov 2015, 21:26

Yay I can add something...

Shadowrun Returns - Complete!!!!

Awesome game, fairly short, but for $3 I can't really complain... Campaign took 9 hours to complete.
Now onto Shadowrun Dragonfall I think.

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Also can I have my name changed from mini15michael to Mini??
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Post by Nacimota » 22 Nov 2015, 11:44

Done and done.
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Re: The 26 Game Challenge: play a game a fortnight - 2015

Post by Makena » 22 Nov 2015, 11:53

Being kinda dodgy again

The Stanley Parable - Complete

I've seen a few endings, working on finding some more, but still, I did technically reach the end :P
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Re: The 26 Game Challenge: play a game a fortnight - 2015

Post by Thermal Ions » 26 Nov 2015, 01:21

Given I'm currently playing FO4 and constantly wandering off away from the main storyline, I think I better just wait for someone to appropriate the 2016 version before giving this a go. I need to try something to address my backlog.
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Re: The 26 Game Challenge: play a game a fortnight - 2015

Post by storm84 » 28 Dec 2015, 21:37

Been thinking about what games I could do for this in 2016. One thing on my backlog is a number of RPGs that would require a large number of hours dedicated to beating them, so choosing which RPG will suit alongside the shooters, adventure games, strategy games and puzzlers is tough.
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Post by PirateEggs » 28 Dec 2015, 21:48

I'm going to do a modified version of this, and just buy a game a fortnight. I know I'll complete that.
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Post by kharis » 28 Dec 2015, 22:14

i'll just get 5 or 6 bundles from humble or bundlestars, easy :)
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Post by storm84 » 30 Dec 2015, 09:35

Purchase-wise, the challenge would be to buy less than 26 games in a year.
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Post by kharis » 30 Dec 2015, 10:46

storm84 wrote:Purchase-wise, the challenge would be to buy less than 26 games in a year.
But that's unpossible
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Post by PirateEggs » 30 Dec 2015, 14:35

storm84 wrote:Purchase-wise, the challenge would be to buy less than 26 games in a year.
Challenge not accepted.

But, I am going to attempt to complete some games this year. Maybe one per month because I'm lazy.
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