We're working on new rules right now, sit tight if you're waiting to join - we'll open a new thread shortly :)


This thread was opened to introduce the group Backlog Assassins Extraordinaire, or BLAEO for short. This is what we do:

  • Play our backlog-games [mostly focusing on SG wins first]
  • Post about our progress in dedicated threads and here on SG on our brand-new website O.O (thanks to mandrill!)
  • Possibly sometimes share giveaways (this is not a GA group, there are no ratio requirements or any expectations of GAs)
  • Play games based on monthly themes

What you need to have if you'd like to join us:

  • An SG account
  • A Steam account with unfinished games (i.e., a Steam backlog)
  • A willingness to work on your backlog

Requirement to stay in the group:
Please set up your backlog plan in your profile on our website and sort your games there, or post your progress thread in our Steam forums sometime within 3 weeks of joining - otherwise we may think you're not serious about your backlog and may ask you to leave the group ^^
Reply to this post if you'd like to join. Feel free to ask questions about the group here as well - I can't promise any answers, but I'll do my best.

We recently started excluding inactive members (no posts or organizing their profiles on the website since joining 4 weeks ago or earlier). If you feel we've made mistake excluding you, please post here with your reason(s) or contact us in the group's chat.

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I'm willing, but life gets in the way

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I'm the same - I think I get about 1 game a week done when work is normal, and right now it's crazy and I can't start anything new (I still keep buying games though XD)
So, would you like an invite? Like I said, "willingness" is enough, no one will be expecting/forcing you to play/finish a certain number of games every week ;)

6 years ago
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Na, got to many groups anyway.
Thanks for the offer

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Sure thing, and thanks for the initial bump :)

6 years ago
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but... backlogs aren't meant to be finished.

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That's what the occasional Group GAs are for ;)

6 years ago
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sounds fun, count me in.

6 years ago
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invite sent :)

6 years ago
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i know how this is gonna end, but im willing

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invite sent :)

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I've got ~28 games that I want to finish during the next months - may not seem like much compared to a lot of other peoples backlogs, but I really want to take my time with each of them. Plus being active on SG now only helps my backlog grow. Count me in. c:

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28 is plenty, I think I only managed to finish about 12 games since I started really working on it a few months ago (also trying to take my time, otherwise it's just work and not fun like it's supposed to be). Sent you an invite :)

6 years ago
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I want to join! (yet another incentive to try to tackle my backlog)

6 years ago
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Sent you an invite, hopefully we can motivate you :)

6 years ago
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yay I already feel more motivated :D I even made a thread :)

6 years ago
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awesome! :D

6 years ago
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I'm a completionist, but I tend to buy faster than I play so my backlog grows despite my dedication. Eventually I have to run out of games to buy right? Would enjoy being part of this group if you'll have me :)

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I'm the same - wishlist game on sale? Cool new bundle? I'll by that, even if I don't have time to even play one of those games before I buy the next one xD
Sent you an invite :)

6 years ago
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Thanks Nelly!

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I'd love to join! As a long-time-mmorpg player, my steam library has grown and grown and grown, but very little has actually gotten played.
Now I've quit hardcore mmorpging, and my focus is on raising my achievement %, which.. means.. getting through that insane backlog of games!

6 years ago
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Sent you an invite :)

6 years ago
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I would definitely be interested in joining, I'm always working through my never-ending backlog :) do remind me to do those progress reports though in case I forget!

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sent you an invite :)
Progress reports are entirely up to you, we just want at least an initial thread from you to see that you're trying ;) (if you want, you can ask in that thread that we nudge you every now and then, maybe we'll do that ;) )

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Thanks for the invite! I'll get a thread up and running shortly.

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I've actually been posting dear diary entries for all my backlog games somewhere else.
I'd love to share with ya'll.

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Invited you, looking forward you those entries :)

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those are lovely, everyone should read them :D

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Thanks :) I'm glad someone actually reads them.

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You're welcome :) I firmly believe that I'm not the only one who is lurking quietly through your diaries :D

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I love reading them too. <3

6 years ago
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Saw your request about the subforum. Unfortunately we can't make subforums for subforums, otherwise I'd open one for you right now, but I'll see what the other admins say (don't just want to decide to open a new subforum for one person by myself). Until we figure that out, you could also use the Review subforum - make a new thread for every game there (it's not just for straight reviews, but any thoughts you'd like to share about your gaming experience outside of your backlog thread), and maybe collect the links to those threads in a master list (we could pin that to the top of the forum), for when others post their threads in that forum as well and stuff gets buried ;)
Alternatively, you could just link to the first entry for every new game in your backlog thread, a bit like a table of contents.
Also, thanks for sharing those with us :)

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Yeah, I figured that was the case. :)
Whatever the admins decide to do, I'll manage.
Thanks for considering the request!

6 years ago
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Actually I'm working on something group related that may be a good place for your diary entries ... Well, I don't want to tell too much or I'll just put pressure on myself -- right now I don't have enough time for this, so progress is slow.

Anyway ... just wanted to give this non-information as a little teaser ... I might come back to you and ask for your opinion once I have something testworthy :)

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Next week i finish my finals then i will join you people i still play a lot tho

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I'll put you down for later, so we don't distract you from your finals now. Let me know when it's over. And good luck! :)

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i just got a 7 in one, just one more in friday :3

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My head explodes when I think about my backlog.

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and it grows back in a few minutes.

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naturally, how else would you be able to think about your backlog again when grows some more XD
Do you want some help with that (i.e. support in the form of being in the group)? ^^

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Sure :)

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Hi there! I'm here to remind you that you've been in BLAEO for over 4 weeks now and haven't posted your thread yet. We also have a shiny new website now, where you can organize your Steam backlog and post about your progress. (Click here for a neat guide to get started.)
If you haven't shown any interest in being part of and participating in the group by at least

  • organizing your backlog on the website and/or
  • posting your backlog strategy in your website profile and/or
  • posting a thread on our Steam forum

by next week (30. March), we will have to let you go from the group.

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I've been working on mine a bit recently.For a bit, I had a habit of starting, and not finishing games, and Christmas really put me behind here. You all are too damn generous.

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Same here, I often play the tutorial part, and by the time I get back to the game, I barely remember anything from the tutorial ^^"
Would you like an invite? The group/"pressure" from "going public" sort of helped me look at what I've started and finish at least a few of those games :)

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That could work as a motivator :O
count me in !

6 years ago
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done :)
It definitely helps me go about it more systematically (and actually finish games), and reading other people's progress motivates as well :)

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I'm already inspired, I just did this

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Lol xD

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so accurate it hurts D:

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I mostly post a simple note on completing the backlog when finishing a game, and often writing a review - I would like to join, seems okay :)

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You write good reviews, I've read a lot of them :D

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Wow, thanks :D I just picked up the habit of writing reviews, to organize my thoughts and feelings about the game, I'm happy people actually enjoy them :)

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cool, invited you. We have a review subforum, but there's not much going on yet. If you want to post your reviews there, feel free to either create a new thread for every review or collect everything in one thread :) (or you could just make a not in your regular backlog thread ;) )

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Maybe just maybe, this would be helpful...
I've got a couple hundred games to play, but I'm not really fond of singleplayer stories...I usually get tired fast and lose interest.
Then again, I am a sucker for achievements, but most games have hard achievements(unlike Make it indie!).
Life is hard, decisions have to be made. I can't promise anything, but I'd like to try trying at least ^_^

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Invited. You can also post a thread/check other people's threads to find someone for multiplayer games (of course, you don't need the group for that, SG has a subforum for that as well ^^)

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oh I'm too shy for that, I don't even dare ask the people in my friend's list...
but I think maybe looking at other people's progress guilt trips me into playing more of my backlog ^_^

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I would like to join! I really need more motivation to play my games.

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Invite sent :)

6 years ago
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I'd like to join, have got a huge ass backlog.

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We'll try to help you with that, invited! :)

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Any assistance will be appreciated, thanks for the invite. :)

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I'm afraid to join.

My backlog is huge, and XCOM 2 comes out Friday (which will kill at least a few days of time, so rip) so I'll sit out until the end of the semester.

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okay, just let me know when your semester ends/you want to join :)

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done! :)

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Hi there! I'm here to remind you that you've been in BLAEO for over 4 weeks now and haven't posted your thread yet. We also have a shiny new website now, where you can organize your Steam backlog and post about your progress. (Click here for a neat guide to get started.)
If you haven't shown any interest in being part of and participating in the group by at least

  • organizing your backlog on the website and/or
  • posting your backlog strategy in your website profile and/or
  • posting a thread on our Steam forum

by next week (30. March), we will have to let you go from the group.

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SIgn me up haha. I've been doing this for the last 3 years and making a blog out of it. xD

Also here's the site. I know you said thread but I already have everything here sooooo... yeah definitely serious about this lol. https://playtildrop.wordpress.com/

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wow, that's so cool! sent you an invite :)
You can just open a thread with the link and nothing else, if you want - it's just a precaution in case people apply just to get into a small group in order to have access to giveaways with better chances (fewer entrants). Since we don't really have any entry requirements and we're growing quite a bit now (didn't expect this ^^), we'll check for users with no threads periodically - can't promise that we won't accidentally kick you from the group if there's no thread ;) (we'll probably send out reminders first, but still,^^)

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Thread made, thanks for the invite! :D

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awesome :)

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I'd join. It's likely that i'll not be completing many games with my lack of free time at university currently but i'll still try my best.

Also I don't know if your aware of "completing the backlog" steam group but that basically does the same thing as yours. I use this group as well but will also post in this group :)

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Invited :)

I browsed their group page for a bit, but the group seemed pretty huge and impersonal. Also, I only found them about half an hour after creating this group XD But yeah, I don't know much about them, but I think the difference is that we're exclusive to SG and we're not quite as "groupy" - there won't be weekly announcements and giveaways etc., it's mostly up to the members to browse the forums and post/interact there, or on SG ... although we have some event-type things and an awesome surprise planned (at least one of those will start in March, the other one is up to its creator and probably needs a bit more time ^^)

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The willingness is there. The backlog too. And they coexist like water and oil.

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Invited, hopefully you'll get them to mix a little bit :)

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I will try my best. I've never intended to have a backlog and I recently decided to enter only wishlisted GAs... just to see my wishlist grow up to 500 titles :)
Thanks !

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And thanks for the blurry nature of the group obligations. I'll do my best for those too :)
May I ask you something ?
Would you kindly look at the games I won (around 40) and tell me which one you would like me to play first ?

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The group just came about from a thread revilheart made a while ago (linked in the OP), the main goal for the group was really just to not spam SG with every single little update and discussion about it ;) You can also check that thread for ideas on how to go about your backlog of SG wins.
If tables and batches aren't for you, here's what I think, although I don't know many of your games. So far I only played Overture (not for long, got old/repetitive fast for me and I read that it's really difficult to beat, unless you're into grinding or exceptionally good at it) and Schein (that was fun, a puzzle platformer with a message, sort of; it took a few days to beat and I had to look up how to defeat the bosses - for some I still don't know how it worked and why it sometimes didn't work). I also have Tales from the Broderlands, Frederic: Resurrection of Music and Unium on my to-play-lists, and would like to try Particulars and maybe Two Brothers, OlliOlli and Frozen Synapse Prime (I think I even have that in my library), so I guess just pick a genre you're more into right now and start :)

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Thanks for your in-depth answer ! This is a good place to start !
I'll tell you about my adventures as soon as possible !
(and make some GAs as soon as my slots will be available again :)
Cheers !

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don't worry about GAs, a good portion of the group isn't even entering any right now or is very selective about it (adds to the backlog ;) ), and ratio doesn't matter in the group either :)

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Nice.
Well, I'll try to contribute within these very open boundaries.

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Hi there! I'm here to remind you that you've been in BLAEO for over 4 weeks now and haven't posted your thread yet. We also have a shiny new website now, where you can organize your Steam backlog and post about your progress. (Click here for a neat guide to get started.)
If you haven't shown any interest in being part of and participating in the group by at least

  • organizing your backlog on the website and/or
  • posting your backlog strategy in your website profile and/or
  • posting a thread on our Steam forum

by next week (30. March), we will have to let you go from the group.

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Hello nellyneko.
I'm sorry. My enthusiasm met some unexpected shortcomings. I won't be able to fulfill the requirements for being part of your very nice group. So I'm glad to leave my place for someone who can.
Cheers !
Maybe the next time...

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thanks for letting me know, feel free to reapply when you feel it's more for you :)

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It should be for me. I love games. And I'm only entering wishlisted GAs so beating the shit out of my backlog should be my n°1 priority. It's just that I'm a bit overwhelmed these days and can't find the energy to play.
I'll apply in due form whenever I'll be better organized.
Great group. I love it. Especially:

this is not a GA group

Cheers !

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I'd like to join. I will, however be away from my main rig for the next month or so. The computer I'm on now can just about play XCOM: UFO Defense (Which I will be playing) without problems. I can post about that, if it helps.

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Invited :) That's no problem, just make sure to put up a thread in the Backlogs under Attack section, how much you put in it and your game progress is up to you :)

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Thank you, kind person.

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It's hard to find the motivation to play really anything, and when I do something comes up or my computer breaks :(
The group seems cool but I've kinda stopped making goals for myself because something always comes in the way and ruins them. Hopefully I'll do a good job going through my backlog on my own. Good luck to ya'll, have fun and bump.

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Thanks for the bump, Tree :)
Good luck with your backlog quests, I hope your computer gets better and/or stuff stops to come up ;)
(You can join anytime without goals, if you want, reading other people's thread is pretty motivating too ;) )

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