Welcome to the 2014 Shame Pile Challenge.
The Shame Pile Challenge is a forum game where we monitor how many games we acquire and complete each month. The goal of this is to reduce the number of unfinished games to a more reasonable level. What is reasonable? When is a game finished? Well that's up to you really. Whilst there is a leader board the challenge is to achieve our own goals; not to compete with each other.
Sound interesting? Well read on to see the basic rules
- ]To enter post your initial game count and target. E.g. I have 40 unfinished games right now and I'd like this to be 10 by the end of the year
- At the end of each month post how many games you acquired and how many you completed. E.g. In January I completed 3 games but purchased 4
- Game completion is subjective. i.e. A game is considered "complete" when you think it is. This could be 100% of achievements, completion of SP story or just playing it long enough to feel you've got your money's worth. It's up to you.
That's really all there is to it. I'll maintain a leader board in this initial post and it'd be cool if, when posting monthly results, you posted which games you completed/acquired so we can discuss and encourage each other... or discourage if you prefer :)
Personally I use a spreadsheet to maintain my list and mark off games as I complete them. I've saved a copy here as a template so feel free to grab a copy and use it. Pretty self explanatory but I'll put some instructions in the spoiler and I left some sample data in there to help you figure it out.
Download 2014 Shame Pile Challenge Spreadsheet (MS Excel 2007)