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This year I'm finally going to tackle my gaming backlog—please take me seriously, I have a plan and everything


It's 2024, the beginning of a new year, and you know what? I'm gonna finally get my gaming life in order: Tackle my backlog, tame my cluttered library, and be free from my hoard of unfinished games.

Stop laughing at me. 

I know you've heard it all before—from yourself, your loved ones, or your friend who buys way too many bundles and $1 Steam sale steals. We all say we're gonna tackle our backlog, and do we? Hell no. It's an unruly mess, a beacon of guilt, a huge-ass timesink. I'm guilty of it too; I've lost count of how many times I've installed games, proclaimed that today is the day I'm finally going to play it… and then I uninstall it two months later, still as untouched as it was the day it took up 60GB on my hard drive.

Each Starfield sandwich I have not yet finished is a video game. (Image credit: Bethesda)

But I'm determined. This year, I'm gonna be different. It's the year of new and improved Mollie, a person who finishes their damn videogames, no longer shackled by a virtual logjam that grows every year, mocking my lack of commitment for anything. At least, I'm gonna actually try for once.

Although I claim to be a gamer, I am not very good at finishing games.

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