Brittany's 2020 Gaming Resolutions: Finish Those Games

Brittany's 2020 Gaming Resolutions: Finish Those Games
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Now that 2020 is finally here, I'm all about making some important changes in my gaming life. I'm going to make this year special in several ways, cut out some old habits, and try plenty of new things. That brings me here: to my 2020 New Year's gaming resolutions. I've been thinking about it, and there are a few things I'd like to address now that it's a new year. Here are some of my 2020 New Year's gaming resolutions.

Finish Those Games

I'm a video game journalist, so much of my time is spent playing games for review, writing up reviews, covering news, and all of that fun stuff. So I spend a lot of the day and night finishing review titles. That leaves me little time to invest in actually finishing the games I'm playing for fun.

This, of course, is much different from when I was a kid, where I could just sit and while away my time pouring hours into Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete or work to unlock all of the summons in Final Fantasy VII. Now, I have a bad habit of starting a game, then setting it aside to play and finish a review game, and then never picking the original back up. I may be 75% finished with one, but forget where I was to pick it up back up again, so I never do.

This year, since 2020 has rolled around, I'm going to make it my business to start completing games again, without setting the ones I'm personally interested in aside, even if I have to get through a few reviews games first. It's totally doable if I manage my time correctly, which is a challenge in and of itself. That's no matter, though. As they say, ain't nothin' to it but to do it. And that's what I need to do, because life is short, and I've got too many games I want to get through.

But in the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions for maximizing my time in each game and making sure I see the credits roll while juggling all of my other responsibilities, I'm all ears!

About Brittany Vincent

Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over
a decade for publications like G4, Popular Science, Playboy, Empire,
Complex, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, GameSpot, Variety,
Rolling Stone, Yahoo, and more. She's also appeared as a speaker at
video game conventions like PAX East and has coordinated social media
for companies like CNET.