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The Deadman
01-16-2016, 11:02 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/someone-is-trying-to-play-and-finish-every-steam-g/1100-6433895/

A Norwegian man's goal since 2012 has been to finish every single Steam game available. It seems like an impossible task, one that even he knows he'll never complete. Regardless, that isn't stopping him from working towards that insurmountable goal.

The man goes by Multitasker on Reddit, which is where he updates the project he's dubbed "Finish all Steam games." He recently posted the eighth progress report. He displays his progress on a picture of his Steam library that also includes his personal favourites, underrated games, and games that he wishes were on Steam. You can see that picture above.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Multitasker reveals he isn't someone with unlimited free time and no responsibilities. He's actually a married man with a job and a two year old son. And he's expecting another child, too.

Multitasker limits himself to playing three games at a time, installing a new one once he's beaten the last. To him, beating a game is seeing the credits roll. Multiplayer games, which can't be finished in the same way, have been postponed until after he's completed all of Steam's single-player experiences.

To prove he's actually finishing the games, Multitasker records his progress on a YouTube channel.

He might have bought some of his games from the latest Steam Winter Sale, which despite breaking tradition by not offering daily and flash deals, was a huge hit.

I commend him for actually attempting this but nobody ever really finishes their entire game library without buying new games. I could see if he were like a Twitch streamer he'd be able to make a job out of it but he's not.

sdp
01-16-2016, 11:31 AM
It's impossible for the simple fact that there's more hours of gameplay on steam than there are left in his life even if he played for 24 hours for the rest of his life.

Peanut
01-16-2016, 12:16 PM
Well, that's stupid. For every game he could possibly beat another 15 go up on Steam. This kind of thing works with a guy like Jeremy Parish who's playing, recording and documenting every single game in the Gameboy library chronologically, but even then he's not beating all of them. The Chrontendo guy has been doing the same with the NES/Famicom library for something like 6+ years already. Those two are both doing it to catalogue and record the enterity of a consoles life, which is really interesting.

What this dude is doing is pointless. There is no definitive beginning and end to the PC as a platform, so he's never actually getting closer to an end goal. He may as well plan to beat every game ever made.

Etsyturtle2
01-16-2016, 12:21 PM
Idddiiiiiiiot.

Prowler
01-16-2016, 03:22 PM
Even if you don't have a life, this doesn't seem like a possible thing to achieve. So I dunno how he's gonna manage to do that...

Ninjinister
01-17-2016, 09:17 AM
It's like pulling yourself up Mt. Everest with one hand and no legs... Only for the mountain's height to double every time you move.

TurtleTitan97
01-17-2016, 10:50 AM
Talk about pointless....

ProactiveMan
01-19-2016, 09:12 PM
To him, beating a game is seeing the credits roll. Multiplayer games, which can't be finished in the same way, have been postponed until after he's completed all of Steam's single-player experiences.

Postponed? How would he ever complete a multiplayer game? What about single player puzzle, or fighting games? Why doesn't he do something useful like pick up litter on the side of the road or something.

snake
01-19-2016, 11:36 PM
I don't get all the hate honestly. It's a dumb and impossible goal but the guys just having fun and enjoying himself. Have to agree with Peanut about some of the other completionist projects making a lot more sense though and can probably be completed themselves.



Why doesn't he do something useful like pick up litter on the side of the road or something.

Starving kids in Africa

ProactiveMan
01-20-2016, 12:04 AM
I don't hate the Norwegian man, but I pity the fool.

Coola Yagami
02-10-2016, 07:55 PM
Wake me when he gets to the fnaf series.