My 2015 New Year’s Gaming Resolution


As customary for this time of year it’s time to make some New Years resolutions. As a collector, the obvious resolution would be to buy more and more games. But with recent life changing events, space is a hot commodity in my home. So this year, I decided to actually play through and complete games in my collection.

Like many collectors, eventually I’ll want to actually play the games I collect. Though this concept is not an original one, it will be somewhat of a challenge for me. My attention span in pretty short, and for the majority of my gaming life, I only wanted to play shooters.

The goal is not to beat every Call of Duty game ever made or some easy and short game. I want to tackle games from NES to current gen. RPG’s to platformers to shooters to schmups. This is a personal goal, but I figured I’d lay out a few ground rules for myself:

  • No games I’ve already finished unless I’m going for 100 percent completion
  • Not all games have to be completed 100 percent
  • Take a picture of end screen/credits
  • Keep track of the time it took to complete
  • No easy targets like Super Mario Bros

I have already compiled a list of games that I want to begin with– mostly current generation games. I can’t promise I will write a review on all the games I play, but I will definitely keep my progress updated. My personal goal is to finish 100 games by the end of 2015. Can I do it? I dunno. I guess I’ll find out soon enough.


  • 100!? That quite ambitious of you! Ive got dozens, upon dozens of RPGs that i have a bad habit of clocking in 5-10 hours in and giving up. I’m starting the year off playing Person 4 on the PS2, and im trying to commit to it. It’s just hard having a full time job and putting 30-50 hours into one game. So you might want to keep the RPGs on the shorter side. Mario RPG legend of the Seven Stars wouold be a good start!
    Good Luck!

    Robert Fowler January 5, 2015 9:21 pm
    • Thanks Rob! Yeah I definitely feel you on those RPG’s. Like I’ve mentioned before I’m not big on them but I do want to throw a few of those in the mix. Most likely they’ll all be on the portable side so I can play on my lunch breaks. Nonetheless it will be a fun undertaking.

      Doug Contreras January 6, 2015 3:29 pm