And So It Begins…

Posted: 22nd November 2010 by Mulholland in Introduction

Are you settled in? Good, then let us begin.

Most crazy blog ideas tend to formulate under the happy influence of alcohol. Then again so does the majority of man’s strange decisions. Yes, rugby players I’m talking about your drunken antics.

However, this blog’s birth had far more humble beginnings. It started after a trip to the Piccadilly Waterstones when the boyfriend caught sight of what would have been a rather cracking Christmas present… God!

A few months ago a veritable tome of gaming knowledge was released called the 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die… and I think you guys know what’s coming next. That’s right; our plan is to get through all of these games in a challenge that is likely to take us 5+ years.

We’ve spent a week or so copying out the actual list onto a spreadsheet and rounded up all the games on the list that we actually own… more than either of us actually expected (a selection of which you can see below).

Of course there are games which we do not own or won’t be able to find for free via Google (at least Tetris and Ms. Pac-Man have been taken care of eh?) So there will be the enlisting of friends and possible future visits to arcades so that any gaps in ownership are soon filled.

There are some ground rules. Each game needs to be played to either completion of for 4-6 hours. This may not seem like too long but when you consider how many games are ahead of us it means we have at least some chance of finishing this before they invent hovercars.

That’s it for now: Let the games begin! (sorry)

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