I finished 38 video games in 2008.
So much for the theory that people whose work involves games don't finish them.
As I did in 2006 and 2007, I have tallied my video game playlists for 2008. Somehow, in this my first full calendar year being married, I managed to start more and finish more games than ever before.
I owe this to two things:
-The privilege to work on a beat that enables me to secure copies of games for free from all gaming publishers.
-The immense patience of my wife.
I'll be on vacation until January, but between now and then you will still see daily posts from me between now and then detailing the roster of games I played (and sometimes finished) for every major gaming platform.
I can tell you now that the system I played the most games on was the Xbox 360. The longest game I played through was probably "Fire Emblem" on the Wii; the shortest was PC darling "You Have To Burn The Rope." I finished one GamCube game this year and only started one game on my iPod.
Hopefully you can use them as a jumping off points to discuss what you played in 2008. Click this link between now and New Year's to see the growing list of my 2008 Playlists.
And here are some fun comparison stats:
My final 2006 tally was: 102 games played; 21 finished.
My final 2007 tally is: 118 played; 35 finished.
My final 2008 tally is: 135 played; 37 finished. [UPDATE: Added 2 more games played to PSN and PC lists]
(Note: The Games Played number counts only 2008 games that I played for fun, outside of work or industry events. The Games Completed stat counts games from any year that I finished this year.)