Are you keeping your gaming resolutions for 2020? Many of us made the decision to play through more of the games waiting in our backlogs this year, because we all want to get rid of that feeling of discomfort experienced when realising just how many untouched titles we own.

But what if it didn’t need to be this way: what if our libraries were something to be celebrated rather than a source of shame? A mountain of games surely isn’t a cause for guilt; it’s a sign of just how much you enjoy your hobby, and that you have something suitable for every gaming mood. That’s why #LoveYourBacklog Week is kicking off once again this year and encouraging everyone in the community to show their backlog a little bit of love during this week of Valentine’s Day romance.

If you’re up for feeling proud about your pile of video games, read on to find out how you can get involved.

Backlogged and proud of it

Show your backlog pride by selecting one of the following badges to be displayed on your blog throughout this week. If you’re open to others viewing your games list and possibly connecting with you, feel free to add a link to your library to the image so we can check out your collection.

#LoveYourBacklog, 2020, 100- games   #LoveYourBacklog, 2020, 100+ games   #LoveYourBacklog, 2020, 200+ games
#LoveYourBacklog, 2020, 300+ games   #LoveYourBacklog, 2020, 400+ games   #LoveYourBacklog, 2020, 500+ games

Do what bloggers do best

Declare your love for the backlog by writing a post about your game collection before Sunday, 16 February 2020. Nominate unplayed or unfinished titles from your library for the first four of the following categories, and let us know about someone who has great taste in video games too:

  • A game you’re eager to play, but haven’t yet started
  • A game you’ve started several times but haven’t yet finished
  • The most recent addition to your library
  • The game which has spent the most time on your backlog
  • The person responsible for adding the most entries to your backlog

  • Participate in #MaybeinMarch

    The backlog appreciation isn’t over at the end of this week as there’s more planned for next month. You know that game nominated for the ‘most time on the backlog’ category above – well, how about attempting to complete it during March and then telling the community all about the experience? This isn’t about getting a title off your list however, but more about celebrating all of the awesome releases which are part of it. Keep an eye open for more details coming very soon.

    Thank you to everyone who’d like to get involved in 2020’s #LoveYourBacklog Week! Now go out there and be proud of your backlog – we’re looking forward to hearing all about your game collections.

    We’re taking part in GameBlast20 to support SpecialEffect, the gamers’ charity.
    Making a donation will bring you great loot, increase your XP by +100 and make you immune to fire.*
    (*Not guaranteed.)

    #LoveYourBacklog Week 2020

    41 thoughts on “#LoveYourBacklog Week 2020

    1. I just finished PoE 2: Deadfire at 95 hours with all DLC and am only missing 2 achievements, so my review will be up soonish.
      Going to play through some shorter games, whilst tackling Planescape or Baldurs Gate enhanced edition, more likely Baldurs Gate because I want to try Siege of Dragonspear, so might just join in on this, as tackling the loooong games in the backlog is always the most formidable for me. (Can I have a 800+ badge 😅)


      • I’m pretty lucky in that my ‘longest time on the backlog’ games for both last year and this year have been shorter indie ones, which can be completed in around four hours. I do love a title you can can get wrapped in for months but sometimes the prospect of starting them can be really daunting!

        Looking forward to reading about your 800+ backlog if you’re able to participate. 😀


    2. I’m in for this!

      My Steam dynamic library for ‘Unplayed’ currently sits at 549 titles, so uh… Yeah. I’ll be taking that big badge, thanks. lol

      And truthfully, that’s just the literally never-once opened list. For those unfinished or barely started I might be pushing at the edges of needing 1000. (Ok, just checked, my entire Steam library is 961 titles — so not *quite* there yet. Give it another few months of Humble Choice though and it will be.)

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      • You need to share a link to your library when you publish your post – I need to see this list of games! I’m around 300 myself, so I’ve still got a way to go. 😉

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    3. 500+ games in your backlog?

      You gotta pump those numbers up, those are rookie numbers! (I can’t post a picture, so that’ll have to to)

      I’m sitting at 982 unplayed games. Woohoo, I’m under 1000 already! 🙂

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      • Correction: I stand now at 997 unplayed games…

        I just can’t pass a bargain! I am tempted to buy 4 four games, just to be above 1000 again 🙂

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        • I think I’m going to have to create additional badges for the event next year! You wait: by the time #LoveYourBacklog is over, I bet you’ll have reached 1,000. 😉


    4. Sounds like fun, I’m in!
      I had an idea for a post coming up in March kinda along the lines of this – finally finishing/beginning a particular backlog entry.


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    8. Post should be up tonight! I’ll probably participate in #MaybeInMarch. 🙂 Looking forward to it!
      As far as my badge goes. I’m sitting at around 823 games, although my library used to show a lot more. I don’t know how but I kind of managed to make all those light novels I own vanish. Anyways, I qualified for the 500+ badge, so I’m quite lucky, I guess, haha.

      Anyways, nice post, Kim! I think it’s a great idea and I hope that a lot more people will participate in it.


      • Next year, I’m definitely going to have to create some additional badges! I honestly wasn’t sure whether many people would need them for over 500 games so I’m very impressed. 😮

        I can see your post – I’ll make sure it’s shared this morning!


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    16. I’m not at the moment. Whenever I see these weekly blog events I just post them at my own pace and my own time, even after it’s passed for everyone else. But I think I should try this out.


      • The more the merrier! And if you’re unable to participate this month, the backlog love will spill over into March so you’re more than welcome to join in at a later date. Looking forward to reading about your games. 😀

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