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Stiq Figures, September 8 - 14: All at once edition

Thomas Schulenberg, @T_Schulenberg
September 22, 2014
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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter.

You've probably finished quite a few movies in one sitting, but video games are longer, more demanding and generally built for multiple sessions. Fatigue from doing the same thing for more than several hours is completely sensible, and yet, a rare game can override that, compelling you to sit put until you're watching the credits scroll. Of course, having a term paper you really don't want to write helps with your incentives quite a bit ...

Aside from brawlers, Portal 2 is the only game I remember finishing from start to finish in one go. No warp pipes, no shortcuts, just an eight-hour plow through puzzles, exquisite dialog and an oddly heartwarming reunion. As someone who typically bores with games regardless of quality after more than two consecutive hours, I was both impressed and a little frightened by how quickly Valve's puzzler drained an entire day from my weekend. Suddenly the sun was gone, leaving my blank, glowing word document as the only source of light in our living room.

Have you managed to accidentally clear a full game in a single session, or is there one you specifically set out to conquer as quickly as possible your first time through? Tell us about the games you've finished in one go and what compelled you to see it through, right after you check this week's Japanese hardware sales after the break!



[Image: Valve]


3DS LL: 31,602 [UP] 7,978
PS4: 23,623 [UP] 16,324
Vita: 12,331 [DOWN] 2,110
3DS: 7,967 [UP] 2,036
Wii U: 7,062 [DOWN] 287
PS3: 6,083 [DOWN] 56
Xbox One: 3,015 [DOWN] 22,659
Vita TV: 817 [DOWN] 93
PSP: 101 [DOWN] 187
Xbox 360: 96 [DOWN] 30









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