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budewsama
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# 51 - Posted on 4/25/17 7:28:34

Hello. You can just call me Budew. I've been buying more games than I can play, but that's OK! I'm a sucker for cute artwork and RPGs, especially if there are monsters to recruit and battle with. I came here along with an online group called The RPG Club. We have monthly playthroughs and discussions on Reddit/Discord. It's like a book club for RPGs. Anyway, I really look forward to using this site and being part of the community. Thanks!

merph518
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# 52 - Posted on 4/25/17 14:04:02

/wave

I'm Merph. Been using that name online since I was 13 or so, which was a while ago (think SNES era). I've been a gamer since I was five years old, and it's still my primary hobby now.

I was an MMORPG addict from 1996 (Sierra's "The Realm") until about 2013 (RIFT). And many more in between. During that time I felt like I missed out on a lot of games, non-MMO games. I pushed myself to start playing non-mmo titles and actually beating them. It's been a lot of fun and now I don't think I'd go back to a full-time MMO.

The call to start tracking my backlog better came in 2012 when I realized I had just bought a game I already owned! I started with a Google Spreadsheet (which I still maintain) and later found Backloggery. I was never really quite happy with the site, as it was a bit basic, but I enjoyed the social aspect of it. I found this site last week and immediately liked it. Thankfully importing my collection from my spreadsheet was very easy with the bulk import, thanks for that.

Back in 2014, I happened across a post advertising a "RPG Club" or a "book club for games" on the /r/jrpg subreddit. I joined immediately. The group has been a lot of fun and it helped fill that missing "guild" group I've had throughout my MMORPG years. We're still going strong now, this month being our 29th round. A handful of folks have joined me in checking out this site, as you might have seen above/elsewhere.

Thanks for having me, and more importantly, thanks for making the site I've been thinking of for years.

dhobo
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# 53 - Posted on 4/25/17 15:48:37

@Scorchio - I'm a bit late to the party with this one, but welcome aboard! moho_00's always working on improving things around here, either for optimization or making it more user friendly, so if you come across anything where you think it could use a little work to make it better, feel free to leave a suggestion!

I've tried multiple times to get into the Persona series, but I have this compulsion where I have to play the games in order (when possible.) Since the first Persona game is a bit rough around the edges, I think I've borrowed and abandoned it around 4-5 times. Next time's the time I get it done properly though since I'll buy it and then feel obligated to play it through, lol :)


@budewsama & merph518 - Welcome fellow RPG enthusiasts and any others who tagged along from your club! An RPG club like you describe would have been right up my alley when I was younger, that was the genre I played nearly exclusively for years. I'm a bit more well-rounded these days and generally a lot busier, so RPGs unfortunately take ages for me to complete.

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HevyD
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# 54 - Posted on 4/27/17 5:15:28

Hi, I'm HevyD. I came with Merph. I buy... so many games. I love organizing my collection and this site is the best for that. I feel like organizing my collection will help me play more games. It won't, but I still love doing it.

RageMix
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# 55 - Posted on 4/27/17 13:47:57

Hi, RageMix here. I'm from Chile. My library is mainly Steam but I have some PS2 games. Also, PSP, NDS/3DS and Wii. Love to complete games or, at least, have the most amount of unlockables unlocked (redundancy redundant). I will check some profiles to find new games to play/complete. Amazing website, definitely a good tool for sorting the collection of videogames. Regards.

DeathStarDog
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# 56 - Posted on 5/07/17 6:43:53

Hi everyone, finding the site really useful so far. I've been playing games for longer than I can remember but more recently have found myself spending more time (and money) on adding games to my collection rather than playing them. Trying not to buy too many new games this year. Have set myself the target of finishing at least 15 games this year but as the list includes Witcher 3 complete, Fallout 4 and Divinity Original Sin it might take longer than I originally expected. Hopefully this site will help me keep on track...
Cheeds,
Dave.

ec_ho
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# 57 - Posted on 5/07/17 16:14:57

I'm Sam and I develop apps and games. And well.... collect games. I'm a beginner to game collecting.

I found this site because I was looking for an alternative to Grouvee and I found this and now I prefer Completionator to Grouvee because it's more community based and informative.

I love PlayStation and Nintendo's consoles a lot.

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prositen
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# 58 - Posted on 5/10/17 13:11:47

Hi all,

I'm Anna, 38, from Sweden; a gamer since the wee age of 6-7. I joined yesterday and have been slowly importing my ginormous collection of games. Sad thing about being an adult and finally having the money to buy all the games I want is that I don't have the time to play them instead :( I'm a programmer by trade and naturally I've had thoughts about making a game myself, but so far nothing has come of it.

I like RPGs, adventure games, puzzles, strategy, .. well, most everything except for sports games tbh. I've been using backloggery for a couple of years but Completionator seems to be a great competitor!

moho_00
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# 59 - Posted on 5/11/17 13:00:39

Hello and welcome to everyone! I'm always glad to see the community grow Feel free to post here on the forums if you have any questions or feedback!

GospelEXE
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# 60 - Posted on 5/26/17 18:17:03

Can't believe I never saw this before. Might as well introduce myself here.

I go by GospelEXE (or Gospel) while my real name is Mark. Call me whatever you'd like. I came here from Merph as a reference as well from the RPG Club, as well as a dedicated Backloggery user for almost 7 years at this point.

I have been playing, collecting, and beating games for years now, probably since I've been a child of around 6 years when I grew up with the wonderful SNES. Just turned 28 today, so I've been gaming for quite a bit. My favorite genre of video games usually fall under the RPG and Rhythm Game categories (Haven't played many rhythm games lately, but I often try to play DDR, especially with a DDR Ace cabinet just minutes from my house), but I'm a freelancer and willing to try anything.

I was quite the MMO addict for quite a while, especially from high school and in college. I've taken the liberty to abandon that from my gaming life in order to do the impossible of beating my backlog. Although that will not exactly happen 100%, I can at least do my best and experience the games that I never got to a few years ago... Especially for games that are still in their shrink wrap from years ago. My initial quest for this year is to beat 50 games, but since I am already close to that goal, I'll probably extend it to 75, especially with many of these games being long games that I'd like to beat by the end of the year.

Overall, I am hoping to get myself more involved with gaming communities, especially with this community here. Feel free to give me a friend invite and/or drop something in my chat box on my profile page. Nice to meet you all.

Drymonema
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# 61 - Posted on 5/26/17 18:30:23

Welcome Mark (officially)! And happy birthday :)

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AlcheMik
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# 62 - Posted on 6/26/17 14:40:47

Hello, all. I'm Mik / Mikhail / X, or whatever people focus on calling me based on my usernames.

Been gaming since before I could read, on the C64 / Amiga and still active from older emulation to most current systems. Favorites are usually RPG, SHMUP, Puzzle, and Platformer varieties.

Followed the RPG Club people over here and we'll see if I use this more than the previous backlog site I was at.

Teamtom15
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# 63 - Posted on 6/28/17 21:26:30

Hey guys,
Been on the site for about a week but it's safe to say I am loving it! I've been gaming since I was 4 back on the SNES, then N64, PS1, PS2 and them made the jump up to PC in the early 2000s. I've recently purchased a Switch but I'm primarily battling through my backlog of PC games.

Do we have a Discord channel for real time chat on btw?

dhobo
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# 64 - Posted on 6/29/17 13:54:28

Welcome aboard AlcheMik and Teamtom15!

@Teamtom15 - I don't have the link/info handy, but someone did set up a discord channel for organizing the rarely occurring group game session, but as it stands currently there's never really enough traffic on it for chatting to be honest. As the site gets more active users hopefully it will see some life breathed into it!

Ardraaken
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# 65 - Posted on 7/11/17 23:28:32

Hey guys! Been lurking around the site for a little while now - gradually adding my collection, playthroughs and a few stacks as well as checking out the odd forum post.

Like most of you I've been gaming (casually) for some time now - I think my first real experience of games was a lunar lander game on an old PET computer, over the years I've had a few consoles and computers including an Atari Woody (back when I was in single digits), Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, Commodore VIC 20, Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, etc.... the list goes on. I've only recently got into more serious gaming and have built up a fairly solid collection of physical games over about 17 different systems (all of which I have original hardware for) - I prefer to buy physical as I still like to have something I can hold (probably due to my advancing years lol - big Four-Oh next year!!!)

dhobo
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# 66 - Posted on 7/12/17 15:39:50

Speaking as a young whipper-snapper of 36 years, welcome to the site Ardraaken. :P

Some of my best memories from my childhood involve playing on that very same Atari model at my aunt's house. Used to play Bowling with her all the time, haha.

Zarue
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# 67 - Posted on 8/09/17 19:38:07

Salutations! My name is James. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology, but not much to show for it.

The name Zarue, for me, originated for the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and what I wanted to call my character (I scrambled up the letters in 'azure', no real depth but I really like it). My very first video game was Pokemon Blue which was in a purple Game Boy Color that my brother found in a parking lot and gave to me (I don't remember how old I was). I gravitate towards mostly are JRPGs, even more so if they have a neat art style. I still love some solid platformers, adventure games and simulation games. I have a tendency to avoid shooter games and sports games. Nintendo handhelds are my go to.

I've gotten a bit overwhelmed with my collection when I was cleaning my house. Which lead me here to help gain a more tangible feel of how many games I have. Also, the backlog and progression options contributed me to sign up as well. My favorite feature, so far on this site, is total percentage of games completed out of one's collection. I am also gonna use this site to weed out which games I will end up never playing.

I've been experiencing some ins and outs of gaming burnout over the past few years. Main contributors for my burn out are the past few Pokemon games, I haven't beat AlphaSapphire or Sun/Moon. That's alright and all, I just miss my passion that I had for this series. I found myself with a drive for buying games more than actually playing them there for a good while. Now just recently I let up purchasing them, in order to tackle the ones that I do have that uncompleted.

ZombieGod
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# 68 - Posted on 9/05/17 23:36:24

Hi, i'm new to this community and i'm really liking this website so far, i play on pretty much every gaming platform but recently the platform i've been playing on the most is by far the Nintendo Switch. I mostly play on Nintendo and Playstation. I like most game genres, exceptions being sports games and Mobas.

bvg
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# 69 - Posted on 9/08/17 12:10:40

Hey Gang

Born back in the early 70s. I'm an avid gamer since my hands touched the first Nintendo Game & Watch in the 80s. Today I play games on my PC and consoles including the Nintendo Switch. I'm still playing old(er) games like point & click adventures in DosBox and/or 80s consoles by either plugging them in or emulate the games. Proud family father of two girls (13 and 10) and happy to play Zelda games with them. But we do not only play on computers, we do own more than 150 board games also ;) Having that said, for computer games this site might become what boardgamegeek.com is for my boardgame activities: vital ;)

Bernhard

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Drymonema
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# 70 - Posted on 9/08/17 13:33:47

Welcome Bernhard!! My wife and I love board games as well, but I haven't made much use of BGG (though I probably should). I also love classic Dos point & clicks myself. Anyway, nice to have you :)

Also a belated welcome to Zarue and ZombieGod!

Post Edited on 9/08/17 13:34:57
ChampionMeister
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# 71 - Posted on 10/03/17 13:14:25

Hi! Cheers to all! I have been long looking for a Goodreads for games and I ended up here, looking good!
Im a husband and dad which takes away most of my time although I am already teaching my 3yo to play videogames (we are having a blast playing Persona4 on the Vita)

Cheers!
CM

EmileDurham
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# 72 - Posted on 11/10/17 6:06:14

Hello Guys !! I am new Join over here and Looking forward to make new friends around here. I love to play video games, which I mostly play online with my brother and friends.

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