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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 lot of love, good fortune and happiness for all of you and your loved ones. But off course a year full of videogaming!

For this purpose and the succes of this years challenge we are repeating the challenge!

The Goal:

Let VGG'ers beat at least 5 games which accumelate to at least 50 hours of game time.


The Rules:


1 Enter a geeklist item in the geeklist before starting the challenge, games you beat before entering the challenge count but only for the regular challenge. Only games and hours played in 2017 count. To let them count for the hardcore challenge you need to enter the challenge before playing the games.
2 Optional: You may make up a list of videogames you intend to beat this year. If you are able to complete this challenge with the same ten games you have listed you will be eligable for the hardcore challenge microbadge.
2-1 As soon as you choose your list and updated your geeklist item then copy the list and post it as a comment under your geeklist item. Do not change this anymore as this is the way we can check if you kept to your list and are eligable for the hardcore microbadge.
2-2 You may add 3 alternate games that to this hardcore list so that if you get a game that you really don't like you don't have to play it to the end. Alternates have been limited to 3.
3 Play videogames!
4 As soon as you beat a game, tell us about it on VGG. Where you talk about it is up to you. This can be as a short review (we like that a lot) or just on the beaten videogames geeklist, but it could be in a play thread on the videogame page, ... but talk about the game, that's what VGG is for.
5 Adjust your geeklist item entry and make a list of which game you have beaten and how long you took to do it.
6 As soon as you have beaten 5 games and have at least 50 hours of combined gametime (you can play shorter games but need more entries then) you will receive the Complete challenge microbadge.
7 If you either hit at least 10 games beaten and got 100, 150 or 200 gamehours you will get another special microbadge for that.
8 When you enter the challenge or hit a goal, post about it in the thread. I don't monitor the list.

You can find the geeklist here: The 2017 Videogame Challenge!

Microbadges that can be earned: - new ones have been ordered

mb - earned by participating
mb - earned with 5 games beaten and 50 hours of gametime
mb - earned with 10 games beaten and 100 hours of gametime
mb - earned with 10 games beaten and 150 hours of gametime
mb - earned with 10 games beaten and 200 hours of gametime
mb - earned by beating the 10 games on your hardcore list.
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Definitely in again! I love this challenge. laugh

Minor typo - your point 1 says 2016 instead of 2017. This is the case above and in the geeklist header.
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In again!

2 games short on my hardcore list this year. I'd hoped to finish them over Christmas but I picked a bad time of year to get sick.
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Cricky wrote:
In again!

2 games short on my hardcore list this year. I'd hoped to finish them over Christmas but I picked a bad time of year to get sick.


If it's any consolation, I am also sick right now.
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wagglybean wrote:
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In again!

2 games short on my hardcore list this year. I'd hoped to finish them over Christmas but I picked a bad time of year to get sick.


If it's any consolation, I am also sick right now.

Nope, that's no consolation. Though I hope you get better soon!

I always know when I'm genuinely sick as I'd rather go to bed early than play games. If I can stay up then I'm not that sick.
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I counted on getting sick (which I am), so I finished my hardcore list two weeks early! That's planning, baby!

But get well soon.
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I managed to complete over 30 games this year. Though only 8 on my hardcore list. I think I'm just really bad at making that list.
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Quote:
Optional: You may make up a list of videogames you tend to beat this year.

Another typo, you probably meant intend, unless the hardcore list is only of game you beat every year.
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Cricky wrote:
I managed to complete over 30 games this year. Though only 8 on my hardcore list. I think I'm just really bad at making that list.

Right? I always end up beating 10 games well before tackling my hardcore list -- we're just bad at predicting what future us will want to play.
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Finished over 90 games this year but barely managed to finish the last one on my list. Should be able to complete this one faster.
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I'm going to try this!
I have a few questions to make sure I understand correctly.

1) Can we use a game we started in 2016 but beat in 2017? (Hours in 2016 would be ignored)

2) What about games with no solid ending? What constitutes beating and do we set that in the grey areas?
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Quaseymoto wrote:
I'm going to try this!
I have a few questions to make sure I understand correctly.

Based on the rules from last year, I'll take a stab at answering these.

Quaseymoto wrote:
1) Can we use a game we started in 2016 but beat in 2017? (Hours in 2016 would be ignored)

Yup, that's fine!

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2) What about games with no solid ending? What constitutes beating and do we set that in the grey areas?

You get to decide what constitutes as beating those types of games. Which is always so hard for me, because I tend to set crazy goals...
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adularia25 wrote:
Quaseymoto wrote:
I'm going to try this!
I have a few questions to make sure I understand correctly.

Based on the rules from last year, I'll take a stab at answering these.

Quaseymoto wrote:
1) Can we use a game we started in 2016 but beat in 2017? (Hours in 2016 would be ignored)

Yup, that's fine!

Quaseymoto wrote:
2) What about games with no solid ending? What constitutes beating and do we set that in the grey areas?

You get to decide what constitutes as beating those types of games. Which is always so hard for me, because I tend to set crazy goals...


Well I know my first goal will be 100% Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7
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I just received a message from my future self telling me I have completed my hardcore challenge and over 200 hours of gametime for 2017. Feel free to preemptively give me the microbadges since I will obviously be successful in this endeavor!
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wizcreations wrote:
I just received a message from my future self telling me I have completed my hardcore challenge and over 200 hours of gametime for 2017. Feel free to preemptively give me the microbadges since I will obviously be successful in this endeavor!



without a Microbadge, it didn't/won't happen mb
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In again... Since I finally got a computer, I need to see which 10 games to put on my list this year... Plan on making some of them shorter games for once too...
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wizcreations wrote:
I just received a message from my future self telling me I have completed my hardcore challenge and over 200 hours of gametime for 2017. Feel free to preemptively give me the microbadges since I will obviously be successful in this endeavor!


Alas they are still in production, my future self tells me they will only be available at the end of the year
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adularia25 wrote:
Quaseymoto wrote:
I'm going to try this!
I have a few questions to make sure I understand correctly.

Based on the rules from last year, I'll take a stab at answering these.

Quaseymoto wrote:
1) Can we use a game we started in 2016 but beat in 2017? (Hours in 2016 would be ignored)

Yup, that's fine!

Quaseymoto wrote:
2) What about games with no solid ending? What constitutes beating and do we set that in the grey areas?

You get to decide what constitutes as beating those types of games. Which is always so hard for me, because I tend to set crazy goals...


Both are correct.
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I'll have another go, lets see if I can make it to 10 games beaten this time!
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Barad_the_dwarf wrote:
wizcreations wrote:
I just received a message from my future self telling me I have completed my hardcore challenge and over 200 hours of gametime for 2017. Feel free to preemptively give me the microbadges since I will obviously be successful in this endeavor!


Alas they are still in production, my future self tells me they will only be available at the end of the year

Lies! Never trust a future dwarf!
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Trying again after a year of almost no video gaming to see if I can complete the challenge for the first time ever.

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Having another stab!
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Having another stab!
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