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I've been absent for a while!

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Howdy! It's been a while since I've updated my backlog blog, but rest assured I'm still working on it, with a few slip ups :P


I graduated at the end of May and was offered a position at my Alma Mater shortly after, which is basically a dream come true for me. I get good starting pay with fantastic benefits in a ladder position which basically means I have a career ahead of me! Not having to live like a college student has been really nice, but we're still keeping on a shoestring budget to get all of our student loans paid off in under two years so we can be debt free and have significantly more disposable income to play with.


With this new lifestyIe came the desire to splurge a bit, so we got a new HDTV, bluray player, and a Wii U, so I added a few games to my backlog! I'll be reposting a backlog blog soon with an updated list of stuff I beat since my last blog, may be a week or so though, work keeps me really busy and my free time is split between working on our finances, going out and doing things, and getting a little game time in. 


Hope everyone is doing well!

JUNE 11th UPDATE - Backlog Countdown to next gen!

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Decided to get more detailed with this since it has gained interest from some! For those of you unfamiliar with Dave Ramsey, he has a debt program called the debt snowball, which helps people get out of debt faster. Not to get off topic, but it's fantastic, and has worked wonders for us, both my wife and I had to get a lot of student loans for college, and we'll be debt free within the next year and a half. TOTALLY debt free.

I DIGRESS. The point of this blog is to get GAMING DEBT FREE! Many of us have huge backlogs. We spend thousands of dollars over time collecting games we just cant wait to play! However, most of us end up getting buried by unplayed games, and the more new exciting games that come out, the more neglected our backlogs become. So here is my backlog debt snowball! I am forcing myself to beat every single game in my backlog before moving onto the next gen. I have way too many GREAT games to play to just leave them unplayed. Not only does this save me money by giving me more time for next-gen consoles and games to get price cuts, it also allows me to delve more into the games that I got at a big discount late in the generation.

So here we go! This is a big list to get through across multiple generations of consoles, I'm looking forward to delving into unique experiences, classics, and even the duds to make the rest of them look even better by comparison! :P

Most Recent Games Beat:

Beat WWE 13, my first wrestling game since the PS1 era!

Wii Backlog: 38 games to go.

  • A boy and his blob
  • Arc Rise Fantasia
  • Band Hero
  • Battalion Wars 2
  • Boom Blox: Bash Party
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Conduit 2
  • Dawn of Discovery
  • Dead Rising: Chop 'Til you Drop
  • Deadspace: Extraction
  • De Blob
  • Disney Epic Mickey
  • Disney Universe
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • EA Sports NFL Training Camp
  • Endless Ocean: Blue World
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
  • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  • Fortune Street
  • Goldeneye 007
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Guitar Hero: World Tour
  • The House of the Dead: Overkill
  • Just Dance 2
  • Just Dance 3
  • Just Dance 4
  • Just Dance: Summer Party
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Kirby's Return to Dreamland
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Last Story
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Madworld
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Mario Party 9
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience
  • Monster Hunter Tri
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade
  • NBA 2K12
  • NBA Jam
  • NCAA Football 09 All-Play
  • Need for Speed: Nitro
  • New Play Control: Pikmin
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • No More Heroes
  • Okami
  • Pandora's Tower
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Rayman Origins
  • Red Steel 2
  • Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
  • Rock Band 3
  • Rune Factory: Frontier
  • Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
  • Sid Meier's Pirates!
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
  • Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
  • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
  • Sonic Colors
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Super Mario All-Stars: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Paper Mario
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
  • Wii Party
  • Wii Sports
  • Wii Sports Resort
  • WWE '13
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure

Wiiware Backlog: 18 games to go.

  • Art of Balance
  • Bit.Trip Beat
  • Bit.Trip Flux
  • Bit. Trip Runner
  • Cave Story
  • Contra Rebirth
  • FAST - League Racing
  • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years 
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King 
  • Fluidity 
  • Jett Rocket
  • La-Mulana 
  • Lost Winds
  • Lost Winds: Winter of Melodias  
  • Max & The Magic Marker
  • MotoHeroz
  • NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
  • Swords & Soldiers 
  • TV Show King 2 
  • Tetris Party
  • Toki Tori
  • World of Goo

Gamecube Backlog: 12 to go.

  • Animal Crossing
  • Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
  • F-Zero GX
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Master Quest
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Luigi's Mansion
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash
  • Pikmin 2
  • Soul Calibur II
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Viewtiful Joe

Virtual Console + Others Backlog:

NES Backlog: 2 to go.

  • Donkey Kong
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Pacman
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros 3

SNES Backlog: 20 to go.

  • Aladdin
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Donkey Kong Country 3
  • Dragon Quest V
  • Earthbound
  • Final Fantasy II (IV)
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Ken Griffer Jr.'s Baseball
  • Killer Instinct
  • Lion King
  • Mortal Kombat 3
  • Secret of Mana
  • Shadowrun
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Super Star Wars
  • Super Empire Strikes Back
  • Super Return of the Jedi
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!

N64 Backlog: 5 to go.

  • F-Zero X
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Smash Bros.

Sega Genesis Backlog: 6 games to go.

  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Shining Force I
  • Shining Force II
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3