Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I did the math

I did the math and it's not looking good.

I keep a very detailed list of all the video games I own.  Title, genre, whether or not I finished, Metacritic score, Time to Beat, release date, Developer and whether or not I have the season pass.  It's all in an Excel file with a single tab for each system I own, including handhelds.  I also keep track of gamer score earned vs. total and what percentage that is for my Xbox 360, Xbox Arcade and Xbox One.  Haven't figured out the best way to keep track of Playstation trophies.

I use Excel every day at work and I know how to do some formulas, but I finally figured out how to do some formulas that I was struggling with for awhile (I'm trying to avoid Pivot tables).  Now I know exactly how long it would take to finish all my games based on the completionist times on www.howlongtobeat.com.

If I did nothing else and played video games for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week it would take me 926.2 days to complete them all.  In other words, two and a half years.  And that's not counting any games that don't have times for from www.howlongtobeat.com.  Or course, I have already finished some of them but I think those make up for the ones I don't have times for. 

That's a lot of time.  And a lot of games.  1,016 to be exact.  And that's not counting my PC games.  I have a lot of those but they are all CD based and my laptop doesn't have a CD drive so I'm not sure how to play those now.

I've already got some plans in place for my YouTube channel through the end of the year (mostly) so for next year it might be me just playing those really old games that I think every hard core gaming fan should have played.  Unfortunately new games keep coming out that I want to own and play.  I have a feeling this is all a losing battle but I'm going to give it my best.

What older games do you think every gaming fan should have played?  Leave a comment and let me know.  If I've got them I'll try to make an effort to play them and let you know what I think.

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