The 2020 Videogame Challenge!
It's time to get ready for a new year; a year that we hope will be great for all of you! A year with a lot of love, good fortune, and happiness for all of you and your loved ones. But of course, a year full of video gaming!
For this purpose and the success of this year's challenge, we are repeating the challenge with a few changes!
New this year: (*note that these changes don't affect the hardcore challenge, which remains unchanged from previous years)
Instead of having to beat games, you get to choose how deep you want to delve into each game. You get to say when you count a game as played. For one it could be after x hours, for a second when you have beaten the game, for a third when you got all the achievements. These are just some examples, ultimately, you decide.
To reflect this change, we have also upped the number of games required for non-hardcore badges to 10 and 25 games played.
You are now able to play the required amount of games or complete the hours requirement (before you had to satisfy both requirements)
We felt there were too many badges, and have simplified the number of badges available. There will be 2 tiers for the normal challenge and a hardcore badge.
Optional, but encouraged: We suggest having the VGG community help pick some of your games (5 suggested, but it is up to you) so that there will be more interaction on this list. You may, of course, list stipulations on those suggestions (examples: from my backlog, from my wishlist, only certain genres).
If you have feedback about these changes (what worked, what didn't, suggestions, etc.), please discuss it on the challenge thread so that we can fine-tune what worked and what didn't in upcoming years.
Let VGG'ers play at least 10 video games or accumulate at least 100 hours of game time.
Enter a geeklist item in the geeklist; you can count games played this year before entering the regular challenge. Only games and hours played in 2020 count.
Optional: You may make up a list of 10 video games you intend to beat this year (3 alternates are allowed). If you are able to complete this challenge with 10 of the games on this list, you will be eligible for the hardcore challenge microbadge. Only games and hours played after locking in your hardcore list count for the hardcore challenge.
- As soon as you choose your hardcore list and update your geeklist item, copy the list and post it as a comment under your geeklist item. Do not edit the comment, as it is how we can check if you kept to your list and are eligible for the hardcore microbadge.
- You may add 3 alternate games to this hardcore list so that if you get a game that you really don't like or run into playability issues you don't have to play it to the end.
When you play/beat a game, tell us about it on VGG. Where you talk about it is up to you - it could be in a short review (we like that a lot), on the beaten videogames geeklist, in a play thread on the videogame page, or the "What Videogames Did You Play This Week?" lists - but talk about the game; that's what VGG is for.
Adjust your geeklist item entry and make a list of which game(s) you have played/beaten and how long you took to do it.
Once you have played/beaten 10 games or have accumulated at least 100 hours of game time, you will be eligible to receive the corresponding challenge microbadge. There are also microbadges available for playing 25 games or 250 hours and the hardcore challenge.
When you hit a goal, post about it in the thread to get your microbadge(s) - a link to your geeklist item would be appreciated. Microbadges will be handed out monthly. I plan on reading comments throughout the year and geeklist items at the beginning and end of the year, but it will be easier for me to keep track of who needs badges if you post in the thread.
Do I have to start a game over from the beginning if I want to include it in my hardcore challenge?
No, you may continue a game you have previous progress in as long as you don't count any hours you played for the game before you entered the hardcore challenge.
What do I do about episodic games? Do I count all the episodes together as one game or each episode as one game?
That is up to you. You are allowed to count each episode as one game if you like because that is how we've been doing them in the other lists, but if that doesn't sound challenging to you go ahead and group them as one game. Rules for expansions are similar in this regard.
Can I play digital board games for part of the challenge?
Yes, technically digital board games count as video games. They show up on some of the other challenge lists, so you can play them for this challenge if you so choose.
You can find the thread here: The 2020 Videogame Challenge!
Microbadges that can be earned:
- earned with 10 games played or 100 hours of game time
- earned with 25 games played or 250 hours of game time
- earned by beating 10 games on your hardcore list.
2020 Community Gaming Challenges:
Community goal 2020: Play the top 401-500 games on the VGG ranking list
Imperium Ludorum: Videogames Beaten by VGGers in 2020
35 years of videogaming - 1985-2020
VGG 2020 Double Community Challenge: Multi-platform gaming!
How Long to Beat
What Videogames did you play this weekend: WVGDYPTW subscription thread
- [+] Dice rolls