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Yeah, I have a habit of buying Mech games, I'm not talking Armored Core strictly, I'm talking any game revolving around Mechs of some kind.

If I find out a game has Mechs, I generally try to buy it.

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General / Re: Games you beat the same day you bought them?
« on: May 10, 2021, 08:51:25 am »
Mirror's Edge.  So excited for that game, got home after school, opened it up, and then beat it like 2 hours later.

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I haven't really been buying much since covid started... mostly a can't be thrifty anymore, deals just aren't there.  I also own a lot and there isn't a ton left that I'm really seeking out anymore.  And then prices skyrocketed across the board so even less interested in buying... and now I'm boxing everything up because we're planning on selling our home.  I don't think I've really played anything but PC games in the past 2 weeks and even then it's pretty infrequent, I maybe play twice a week.  I'm having a hard time not pushing myself to sell huge chunks of my collection and just plan to rebuy stuff in a year or two when things cool down.

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It's nice to see an actual poll being made about it since it is an issue that I brought to attention a few months ago. I'm unsure what option would be best to choose, but my general goal would be to follow the box style. For instance, GTA San: Andreas on 360 has 2 versions, the 360 "DVD sized" box and the later version branded as 360 & ONE featuring the ONE box style. Sure, the disc ISO is the same I believe, but since the box style of the second version follows the ONE style, it should be under Xbox One. Same for Xbox demo discs, a portion of them play on both the original Xbox and Xbox 360, but when I tasked myself with cleaning up the Xbox Demo section in the database 2 years ago (and I'm still not done yet) I treated those releases as 360 Demo and not OG Xbox Demo. And finally, the fact that this is already how most of us did things in the database, it is logical to keep it this way. But yes, the opposite would be true, in the case of that Watch Dogs Legion release for instance, it's definetly a PS4 game, who cares that the PS5 can still play it, it's called retrocompatibility. If there's a PS4 logo, it's a PS4 release. If there's a PS5 logo, it's a PS5 release. If there's both logos but the box style is closer to one console, we should list it under that console. And as for those ONE/Series cross-platform releases, both logos are there and the box style is exactly the same between both consoles, so you have to view the retrocompatibility argument. If it plays in both consoles it just means that it's a Xbox One game and it's simply recognised as a Xbox One game internally when inserted in a Xbox Series and your game is merely played on retrocompability mode. That's the way I see it, but yeah blurring the line between game generations is causing a lot of problems for archivists and I hate this trend.
This was the option I wanted essentially.

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Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Sims 3 guides
« on: April 30, 2021, 01:18:22 pm »
It works there for Prima, but not others. Certainly not the two Resident Evil 4 links you put.

Whereas this one: https://www.vgcollect.com/item/62546
Is Resident Evil 4: Official Strategy Guide on the cover and Resident Evil 4 (Secrets Revealed!) on the spine.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/7qgAAOSwhnZevEYx/s-l1600.jpg

And: https://www.vgcollect.com/item/45889
Is Resident Evil 4 on the cover and Resident Evil 4 (Signature Series) on the spine.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/FwQAAOSwFE1gSRlr/s-l1600.jpg
Yup.  Personally, I'd want those to be more identifiable Resident Evil 4 (Covers Nintendo Gamecube) and Resident Evil 4 (Covers Playstation 2), but that seems too odd of an exception to capture.

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Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Sims 3 guides
« on: April 30, 2021, 10:58:50 am »
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Yes, these are exactly the things I'm wondering about.

Personally, I'd say 007 Nightfire: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

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I think my opinion doesn't fall under any categories, so I went with the one that seemed the least wrong.

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Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Sims 3 guides
« on: April 29, 2021, 11:37:36 am »
Okay, so if I understand correctly... Title/Spine and then (descriptor) if necessary to differentiate two items with same Title/Spine?

I think it just seems weird to me (Again opinion which I fully understand is meaningless) to name the book the same as the game.  Is there someplace to source book titles like we do for games with gamefaqs/moby/etc?

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So something I forgot to mention when I used GhostRunner as an example.  The PS4 item has the PS5 upgrade text, but the PS5 upgrade won't be available until Fall 2021 at the earliest even though the game is out already on PS4 (and of course things happen, the PS5 upgrade could get cancelled, right)

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Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Duplicate List 2021
« on: April 28, 2021, 02:14:04 pm »
SRS guides
https://www.vgcollect.com/item/26181
https://www.vgcollect.com/item/198964

I accidentally submitted a dupe on this one.


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Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Sims 3 guides
« on: April 28, 2021, 02:13:14 pm »
If they are not editions they should not use hyphen. Putting a publisher in descriptor is no different than we do for video games.

So Donkey Kong 64 (Prima) and Donkey Kong 64 (BradyGames) are fine.

The fact you need to do edits once there are two things with the same name to add a descriptor is nothing new. I don't think we will get away from it.
Ah, I misunderstood.  That does leave me with some questions for clarification, because if I can get a firm set of rules or whatnot I can go scan through the whole Strategy Guide section and start correcting titles where necessary.

I have a bunch of examples if I can maybe get some input on what the final title should be.

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/55006
Would become 007: Nightfire (Prima)?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/56361
Would become Animal Crossing: City Folk (Prima), Animal Crossing: City Folk - Premier Edition (Prima), or stay as is Animal Crossing: City Folk - Premier Edition?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/104532
Would become Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Collector's Edition (Prima), Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Collector's Edition, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Prima Collector's Edition, or stay as is Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Official Collector's Edition?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/198965
Would become Diddy Kong Racing (Prima)?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/63374
Would become Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo Power), Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo), or Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo Power Player's Guide)?  I'm not sure what's the right descriptor for the Nintendo guides

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/9893
Would become Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition (Prima)?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/83983
Would become... uh... actually I'm not sure about this one at all... maybe just remove the Official Game Guides and leave it as Final Fantasy Box Set (FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX).

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/74114
Would become Final Fantasy Tactics (Sybex)?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/20477
Would become Final Fantasy XI Online - Fall 2003 Version (Bradygames) or Final Fantasy XI Online (Fall 2003 Version)?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/198834
Would become Mortal Kombat (Gamepro)?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/74508
Would become Luigi's Mansion (Versus Books) or Luigi's Mansion - Perfect Guide or Luigi's Mansion - Perfect Guide (Versus Books)?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/198838
https://www.vgcollect.com/item/12870
These are different.  Would become Mortal Kombat 3 (Fighter's Kompanion) and Mortal Kombat 3 (Fighter's Kompanion w/PC CD ROM)?

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/62546
https://www.vgcollect.com/item/45889
Would become Resident Evil 4 (Bradygames Gamecube) and Resident Evil 4 (Bradygames PS2) or just Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube) and Resident Evil 4 (PS2)?

I think that covers a lot of the different situations I've wondered about.

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Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Sims 3 guides
« on: April 28, 2021, 11:08:40 am »
So when I've created entries for guides, I followed that standard because it was the most prominent (Yes, I understand just because it's prominent doesn't mean it's right) and the style guides information didn't specifically call out how to treat strategy guides and it seemed to make sense.

There are tons of guides like Donkey Kong 64 where there are 4 or 5 different publishers/versions, so you do Donkey Kong 64 - Prima's Official Game Guide and Donkey Kong 64 - Bradygames Official Game Guide, etc.  Right?  If that's the case, then since we know there could be multiple guides per game we could always include an "edition" for them, at least that was what I figured the logic was.  It just seems to me that if you let the first entry be Super Mario 64 and then someone creates Super Mario 64 - Prima Game Guide, someone would need to go edit the original to Super Mario 64 - Nintendo Power Player's Guide.  Alternatively you might wind up with two Super Mario 64 entries for different products with no descriptor.

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:53:57 am »
Not to throw shade in any particular direction, but does this board's software support a block or mute at all? At this point and I think it would probably resolve the bulk of the issues around here if folks had the option.
I've brought it up a few times that smf mods has friend/foe system and other block mods and they should integrate easily.

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Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Sims 3 guides
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:17:17 am »
Sims 3, The: Officially Licensed Game Guide (Covers Xbox 360)
Sims 3, The: Officially Licensed Game Guide (Poster Included)
Just the (Covers Xbox 360), or should it be the full text of (Covers Xbox 360, Playstation 3, & Wii)?

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General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:02:17 am »
And now, every single day for the past week some neighbor has been blaring tejano music.  My direct neighbor has contributed 5 of those days playing from 11am to 7pm most days with one day them going from 11am-11pm and one day starting at like 8am.  Really bass-y stuff.  Another neighbor contributed a single day from like 6pm-10pm, no bass, pretty deal-able in general, but I've been dealing with the other neighbor so everything is stressing me out.  And then last night, another neighbor started blaring tejano music around 6pm until about 11pm, pretty sure this neighbor is like 6 houses down and it sounded like they were right next door that's how loud it was.  Life has been hell this past week.  I had a couple of mental breakdowns and panic attacks, I'm hearing music when there is no music.  We live outside of city limits so I have no recourse other than trying to sue them.  I'm not particularly happy here anyway, so I'm happy to move... and I may still reach out to a lawyer regardless.

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Call the police and make a noise complaint. Or even better, go to your neighbors and ask nicely if they could drop the volume down. You mention your mental woes, but you don't know what woes of their own they have that that music is helping them with, especially taking into account the current situation we're in right now.
Seriously, you can fuck right off with that noise.

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