Are You Well-Played?

It all started with that one spreadsheet: a trifle to amuse myself between bouts of frenzied editing and marathon writing sessions. It was called “the Database”—an inside joke shared by me and no one else—and it was my attempt at listing every videogame I had ever played in my life. At first, I thought it insurmountable; the kind of self-ordained project that I would sink a few careless hours into before cosigning to the same dustbin shared by my teenage projects. After all, I had spent most of my life playing videogames, or at least what felt like it. How…


Enterprising 4chan user is creating a comprehensive list of every videogame ever

On my really optimistic days I think of the internet as this magical place where people from all over the world can come together and do things that are simply not possible without near instant access to vast amounts of data. On the days that are slightly less optimistic than that I see the internet as this place where things simply occur because if you have enough brains all connected together eventually they hivemind up something like what 4chan user “Data_baser” is doing, compiling a list of every videogame ever. The list includes visual novels, foreign games, mobile and browser…