Steam is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to Steam...
Douglas Adams quotes aside, Valve's game-serving service is pretty huge, with over 3500 titles and more added each and every week. Anyone who uses Steam at all regularly has a huge library, bolstered by countless sales, Humble Bundles and more. And one guy is trying to complete them all.
Multitasker is that man, and he's been keeping track of his impressive journey on Reddit since 2012. A couple of times a year he posts an image like this one.
That's a list of all the games he's currently got ready to play and those highlighted in green are the ones he's beaten. So far there are 283 in green and over 1400 in total to play. He's listed the number of games left to buy as infinite, because it's likely Steam will never stop growing. And he will never play all the games, but that hasn't stopped him from trying.
Eurogamer managed to track the real Multitasker down for a quick chat - he's a Norweigan fellow in his mid 30s with a wife, a two year old child and another on the way. He manages 16 hours of so of gaming a week, and doesn't let it get in the way of the rest of his life. Instead of vegging out in front of the TV, he tackles one of the three games he always has on the go. When he finishes one, he downloads another. He'll be doing this for many years to come.
Is it a fools quest, absolutely? Is it also kind of cool, undoubtedly.
You can follow his progress on Reddit and also on his own YouTube channel.