nullI played 16 PC and other miscellaneous games for fun in 2008 and finished three of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about the games that didn't fit into my other posts. These are the PC games, the one iPod game, a GameCube game and other odds and ends.

What did I play? And which three games did I finish?

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nullI played three WiiWare games for fun in 2008 and finished none of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about WiiWare, Nintendo's new-in-'08 download service for original games.

What did I play? And why didn't I finish any?

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nullI played 22 Wii games for fun in 2008 and finished five of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about the DS, a system I got a lot of use out of this year, surprisingly mostly with third-party games, not Nintendo stuff.

What did I play? And which five games did I finish?

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nullI played 11 Xbox Live Arcade games for fun in 2008 and finished one of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft's long-running service for downloadable Xbox 360 games.

What did I play? And which one game did I finish?

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nullI played 29 Xbox 360 games for fun in 2008 and finished 11 of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about the Xbox 360, the system on which I played and finished the most games in 2008.

What did I play? And which 11 games did I finish?

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nullI played 10 PSN games for fun in 2008 and finished two of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about the PSN, the consistently impressive service for downloadable games on the PS3.

What did I play? And which two games did I finish?

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nullI played 16 PS3 games for fun in 2008 and finished seven of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about the PS3, a system that was supposed to have a banner year, but managed something that felt more like just a decent one.

What did I play? And which seven games did I finish?

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nullI played six PSP games for fun in 2008 and finished three of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about the PSP, a powerful system with disturbingly few games released for it in 2008.

What did I play? And which three games did I finish?

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nullI 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.)

nullI played 22 Wii games for fun in 2008 and finished five of them.

As I did last year, I've compiled a list of the games that I played for fun in 2008. One list per major gaming platform.

(Check out the rest of my 2008 Gaming Playlists for other platforms, updated daily until New Year's.)

Today's entry is all about the Wii, a system on which I played more disc-based games than I did on the PS3, but fewer than on the Xbox 360.

What did I play? And which five games did I finish?

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