The ONE New Year's Resolution Every Gamer Needs To Make
Everyone always asks every year, "Chris, what is your New Year's Resolution going to be?" One year it was losing weight (you know, like everyone says they are going to do, but never actually do. And this is fine because the other people don't, so it's a wash.) I did try on year to read one book a month, and came really darn close. I think I was at 10 or 11 for the year. Another year I wanted to grow this site to X amount of followers, (I forget how many, but I do remember succeeding.) This year I would like similar resolutions that are ongoing to better myself, to lose weight, exercise more etc, but one that really stuck out was...
Play More Of My Backlog
The Backlog is a strange place. It's a stack (or multiple stacks) of video games that you might have purchased and have been meaning to ACTUALLY PLAY at some point. Maybe you grabbed some games during a sale that seemed like an irresistible price and you had to have. And maybe they ended up on the shelf, like mine usually do. And then something amazing comes out like Super Mario Odyssey which sucks all of your game time up and then those games sit on the shelf even longer. This is very common during the holiday season when tons of AAA titles are released to market, making other games very difficult to get that precious game time to the player.
Board Games are no exception to this rule either. For instance, we often have review copies of various games sent to us, and when "Board Game Night" rolls around, those get preferential treatment over something that we have been meaning to play for months.
Now for some this also could mean games they have been meaning to play but didn't get on release and only acquired recently. For instance, for Christmas I received Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy from my brother. This game came out over six months ago, but it's new to me. So to combat this backlog issue, I figure I would use Gaming With Swag as a platform to keep me on track to combat some of these unplayed games. Look for a feature called "Late To The Game" each month to check out what I am playing from my backlog. I hope all of our readers have a wonderful 2018, and I challenge you to dive into YOUR backlog too!