Steam tells me I own over 2,000 games Iâ€™ve never played. Not one single minute. Never even installed, in most cases. Itâ€™s a shameful list, and while mine is extreme (thanks to my job) I think most gamers eventually rack up a similar backlog. Theyâ€™re good games, by and large. Some are great, even. Iâ€™ve always meant to get around to Monster Hunter World, and Devil May Cry 4, and Ashen. One dayâ€”when I had time, you know?
Or at least, thatâ€™s what Iâ€™ve told myself for years. These past few weeks Iâ€™ve had all the time in the world though. Iâ€™ve played a lot of Animal Crossing, Dreams, and the excellent card game Ancient Enemy. When I get bored though I pull up my Steam backlog and justâ€¦stare at it. I havenâ€™t made a dent, havenâ€™t even played one of the myriad games Iâ€™ve been â€œmeaningâ€� to play.