2010 Year in Review: My Pile of Shame

When I buy a game, I have every intention of playing it at some point. This is common behavour amongst most gamers. However, sometimes I just don’t get around to everything I buy. As a kid I didn’t have this problem, but as I got more money to spend on games, I had less time to actually play them.

This stack of games that hardly gets played or never gets played at all is often known as the pile of shame. My pile has been accumulating for the last few years now, and 2010 has only made it bigger. Click through to see a few of the games I added to the pile of shame this year.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Apologies to anyone expecting this game to appear as a finalist for In Third Person Game of the Year. After forcing myself to finish the first game, I had nothing left in the tank for the sequel. I don’t know what it is about this series, but I just can’t get into it. At some point I’ll come back around to at least give it an honest try, but there’s other games I’d rather play first.


After hearing a number of positive things about Darksiders, I decided to pick it up when it went on sale for $20. I played through the opening sequence and haven’t picked it up since. I enjoyed what I had played, but I just haven’t gotten back to it. My backlog of games is pretty thick right now, so I don’t know when I’ll try it again.


Infamous is one of the games I bought a PlayStation 3 for. I’m really interested in jumping into that world and playing with those super powers, but I haven’t even taken the game out of the wrapper yet. I plan on getting to this before the sequel comes out.

Green Day: Rock Band

Unlike the other games in my stash, I don’t think I’ll be going back to this one. I enjoy Green Day music, but the structure of the game didn’t impress me that much. Unless I’m looking to scrape this one for achievements, I’ll just enjoy these Green Day tracks in Rock Band 3 instead.

What games did you add to your pile of shame this year?

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