Up For Debate - What is your Sticky Bun game?

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 5:00 PM

It obviously can’t have escaped your notice that today it’s National Sticky Bun Day. I mean, who could forget this iconic day in the culinary calendar? Not I, for I am a true lover of mediocre pastry snacks. 

Right now, you’re probably wondering what on earth sticky buns have to do with videogames. The answer, in truth, is not a whole lot. But bear with me. 

Sticky buns, you see, were a speciality dish brought over to the States in the 18th century by German immigrants. The humble sticky bun became a staple of the diet in Pennsylvania, a state where sticky buns are no doubt chowed down with great heart and gusto to this very day.  They are the evergreen treat; the sugary delight which never gets old... a bit like Twinkies.

So what, then, is your sticky bun game? The game you can’t possibly take your fingers off, no matter how many years you’ve been playing? 

I’ll get the bun rolling with a personal favourite of mine - Rainbow Six: Siege. It’s been over four years now since I first got gunned down repeatedly in the beta, and still I keep coming back for more. To my mind, Siege is one of the ultimate examples of adapting and growing a game well beyond its initial scope. Ubisoft has sculpted and shaped it, adding new content, ironing out the wrinkles, and proving ever more ambitious. It still does that annoying thing where my drone doesn’t spot the bomb four years on, but everything else has been given a loving touch, even lonely old Lord Chanka.

That’s mine, so it’s over you. What is the one game which you’ve been playing for the longest time? Do you have a game which you never get bored of? Let us know what it is below!

P.S. Oh and because it's national sticky bun day, we're giving you a treat to celebrate this of buns made sticky, courtesy of the Anna Olson herself:

How many years have you been playing your most played game?

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13:54 Feb-24-2020

I always keep returning to Skyrim, it just never ceases to amaze me in terms of content. Like how did I miss this in my previous playthroughs?

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15:01 Feb-24-2020

Do you mod it much?

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07:59 Feb-24-2020

SSX 3 for at least 15 years, first on de original Xbox and now with the pcsx2 emulator.

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05:38 Feb-24-2020

Front Mission 3, 20 years now and still playing it


It would be a dream come true to see a remake of this on PC!

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18:17 Feb-23-2020

Warcraft 3 RoC/TFT

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17:37 Feb-23-2020

Definitely the Star Wars: Battlefront series, both old and new. The old games basically defined my childhood and the series reboot reinvigorated my love of both Star Wars and gaming in general.

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17:13 Feb-22-2020

This one would be Lotro for me. Although i have long breaks sometimes (half a years mostly) i always come back.
And i play it since the day it was released.

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17:11 Feb-22-2020

Rome Total war and EUIV

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15:34 Feb-22-2020

PlanetSide 2 since 2014. The game is stronger than ever now. Huge update coming out 26th with the Aircraft carriers.

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14:32 Feb-22-2020

Guild Wars 2, started in 2014 and currently clocking 5,811 hours. I've taken considerable breaks but kept in touch with my guild throughout and always seem to come back for more WvW (largescale pvp). Its a good game to come back too as well, since there is no gear treadmill, no level cap increases; the progression is lateral (more stuff to do with your gear, not better gear to acquire).

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12:36 Feb-22-2020

Played Siege since launch, started on xbox now I'm pc and still playing. Unless they stop supporting it or mess it up somehow I'm going to be playing for many more years to come.

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11:45 Feb-22-2020

NFS Hot Pursuit 2010 been playing it since day 1 I have logged about 2000 hours in the damn game and just last night i beat my mate for the Reventon Reveal wuth a time of 1.04.25 he had the record since 2016 with the time of 1.04.93 but bef

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11:47 Feb-22-2020

before that we kept swapping the records on a daily basis while in college untill i took the lead in 2011 all the way till he beat me in 2013 then a few more swapping rounds and he had me beat in 2016 i was 2 seconds + behind i had truly gi

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11:58 Feb-22-2020

given up hope of being able to match him until i realized yesterday morning that I actually owned each and every other record in the game and boy that gave me some good feels and there I was jumping and dancing like a Japanese school girl a

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12:00 Feb-22-2020

as I had finally claimed the record that mattered the most and yeah what can I say, Sim racing and Initial D Manga made me a better Arcade racer?

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12:03 Feb-22-2020

sure i keep reinstalling Crysis 1,W,2,3 but mainly 2 cause its a very good shooter if you wanna feel like GOD + Battlefield 2142 but its not as regular more like every couple of years do i play for a few weeks NFS HP is every 3 months I don

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12:06 Feb-22-2020

dont even know why I am obsessed with this game? I simply am and i am not complaining what a perfect bloody game


BY the way does THE FLASH GAME HELICOPTER COUNT that win hands down no competition. while Im on call thing are loading noNet

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06:27 Feb-22-2020

"Unreal Tournament" 1999, "Duke Nukem 3D - Atomic Edition" .

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05:37 Feb-22-2020

Crusader kings 2 and cities skylines!!! Yeah I’m boring lol

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10:26 Feb-22-2020

Boring? Both games are full of excitement, especially CK2.

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16:07 Feb-29-2020

I agree!!! Where I live I seem to be alone in that sentiment most are into call of duty and football -.-

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17:43 Feb-29-2020

I have 4 friends that love it very much and we have excellent multiplayer sessions, my only complaint is that some of them don't run the game well so they slow down the game speed.

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02:55 Feb-22-2020

12k hours in World of Tanks, no biggie. i have been playing it since 2010.

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00:54 Feb-22-2020

Not sure but would probably be ETS2.

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02:15 Feb-22-2020

Agreed. Though the Witcher 3 and my heavily modded GTA V also share a place in that list.

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23:42 Feb-21-2020

Grand Theft Auto V, Garry's Mod, CS:GO and BeamNG.drive I have played for 4+ years

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05:59 Feb-22-2020

Beam NG just get better and better each time

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18:37 Feb-24-2020

true

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23:28 Feb-21-2020

Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas have eaten up a lot of my time over the years. It's obviously the modding communities fault. -grin- Thank you modding community for all the joy.

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20:36 Feb-21-2020

Vampire The Masquerade : Bloodlines. I buyed it day one in 2004... I'm still playing it in 2020. And the community continue to patch the game and to do awesome mods. Like it's protagonists, this game is immortal.

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20:12 Feb-21-2020

I never really ever had a "sticky bun" game. I am looking but I very highly doubt I will ever find it.

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03:20 Feb-22-2020

You and me both friend. I'm sure there are dozens of us. Dozens!

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19:30 Feb-21-2020

Diablo 2 and Age of Empires 2

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