My pile of shame will continue to grow

Editor-in-chiefMy pile of shame is terrible. I will freely admit that any time someone asks. But what is a pile of shame, you ask? It's that long list of games that you've bought and are getting around to playing but somehow never make time to do so. Things come up, life gets in the way and you never seem to find the time to devote to trying a game. Worse yet, it also applies to those titles that you know are going to be released in a short amount of time but you never seem to buy them or actually attempt to play them. A pile of shame is blight upon every gamer's resume.

My pile of shame includes quite a few titles: any of the modern Batman titles, God of War, Uncharted, Red Dead Redemption and probably any modern shooter of the past 10 years not named Borderlands. I can't help it: I just don't have the time. That's primarily why GI is a retro publication. I don't have enough time in the day with work and life happening to sit down and play something new that requires a large amount of time to invest in story and development.

Even though I lack time and sometimes interest in some of the more modern titles out there, I have managed to knock a few big names off the pile. LittleBigPlanet, which we're reviewing this quarter, is one of those. Read my review of the quirky platforming product here. With the value of hindsight, I now see and understand the considerable hype surrounding the adorable tale of Sackboy. Add to that ModNation Racers and New Super Mario Bros. 2. I believe I'm starting to make a dent in the pile, no matter how small that incursion may be. Progress is progress, I always say.


Lyndsey Hicks is editor-in-chief of Gaming Insurrection. She can be reached by email at