Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My 500th Game

I've been using PlayFire for a while now, mainly to keep track of my game collection. For those not in the know, you can track what games you own, what you're currently playing (it will automatically do this for 360 games, if you so choose), what your favorite games are, and if you've beaten one or not. This list is purely editable by you, and you can create your own lists to further help categorize your games (I've only created one custom list, named "Pre-ordered").

Recently, I've watched my "Owned" games climb steadily, reaching ever so closer to the 500 mark. Sitting at 499, I pondered over the game releases for May in iCal, planning out which game would be mystical number 500. Well, today I finally added number 500. Technically, more like three weeks ago. Ladies and Gents, I give you Mr. 500:

Splinter Cell: Conviction!

I'm glad that I can say that Badass: The Game is my 500th owned game.

But, why did it take me nearly a month to say this? Frankly, number 500 was created today, thanks to Halo Waypoint. Remember how I said PlayFire can auto-add 360 games to your list? Silly me, I forgot to add Waypoint to my roster of games, so I clicked the "Own It" icon, in all it's cash-emblazoned glory.

Now, you can throw technicalities at me and say that Waypoint isn't technically a game. True. If you really want to get technical, you can say Electroplankton isn't a real game. Afterwards, go cram a soldering iron into your eye socket and see how long you can last before "9-1-1" becomes the only three numbers you can type into your phone.

Milliseconds, you say?

If you want to go down that path, then either Skate 3 or 3D Game Dot Heroes will be number 500. Either way, these two games will be purchased by me day 1. Skate 3 was pre-ordered on the EA Store back when they were doing their GDC $20 off promotion, so god only knows when the mail lady will drop off a package filled with skateboard goodness.

Until then, I'll see you in Dotnia.