Author Topic: Category/Platform Requests 2.0  (Read 22194 times)

koemo1

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Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #120 on: December 26, 2020, 05:17:41 am »
When would it be time to move the Interactive DVD's and DVD Games out of the subsection 'other', and into their own subcategory "Interactive DVD"
but still in the main section: "Other"?

Perhaps we can allow them to be in the Swag videos category, since that category has moved well beyond only having promo videos in it.
Actually that would be worse than the "Others" section they are in now. Since they in fact games, some hold more gameplay than some Cd-I or Sega CD games. If there won't be a section for themselves, the current section would be better than swag video
Currently a graduate student History of Politics & Society at Utrecht University
Playing:
Demon's Souls [PS5], Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WiiU], Tomb Raider [PS1] & Link's Crossbow Training [Wii]


Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #121 on: January 05, 2021, 09:58:52 pm »
Could the genre Board be added? For many items I've come across, I've been labeling them generically with either the genre Party of Strategy, or have been leaving the genre field blank altogether. However, I've come across dozens of PlayStation [JP] titles alone that could better benefit from such a new selection.

tripredacus

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #122 on: January 06, 2021, 10:14:05 am »
How many examples are there of a game that would qualify as board game but not party or strategy game? Even all of the Shogi titles could be classified as strategy over board game.

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #123 on: January 06, 2021, 03:25:04 pm »
As far as traditional games such as shogi, mahjong, igo, etc., I firmly consider these to be categorized with the genre Classic, unlike the myriad of older titles such as many in the Atari sections which are labeled as such. That being said, when I was writing my previous comment, I had not even thought about these types of titles when proposing the Board genre. At the same time, I feel as if Board could offer a better categorization to the titles I've come across, just as Light Gun Shooter is a better option for those titles as opposed to First Person Shooter, Beat 'Em Up opposed to Fighting, Action-RPG opposed to RPG, and so forth.

I scanned all that I've gone through during my progress in PlayStation [JP]. Here are 54 unique entries that may better be represented with Board:

Bokujyoukeieteki Board Game: Umapoly

Dokapon! Okori no Tetsuken / PlayStation the Best

Dragon Money

DX Jinsei Game / PlayStation the Best for Family

DX Jinsei Game II / PlayStation the Best for Family

DX Jinsei Game III / The Best Takaramono

DX Jinsei Game IV / The Best Takaramono

DX Jinsei Game V / PSOne Books / The Best Takaramono

DX Monopoly / The Best Takaramono

DX Nippon Tokkyu Ryokou Game: Let's Travel in Japan / PlayStation the Best for Family

DX Okuman Chouja Game / PlayStation the Best for Family

DX Okuman Chouja Game II / PSOne Books / The Best Takaramono

DX Shachou Game / PSOne Books / The Best Takaramono

Eko no Kids: Taga Tame ni Kane wa Naru

Gaia Master: Kamigami no Board Game

Game de Seishun / SuperLite 1500 Series

Glint Glitters

Guucho de Park: Theme Park Monogatari / PlayStation the Best / PSOne Books

Hi-Hou-Oh: Mou Omae to wa Kuchiki Kan!!

Itadaki Street: Gorgeous King

Kaibutsu Monster Paradise

Kimagure My Baby

Magical Dice Kids

Minya de Ghost Hunter

Momotarou Dentetsu 7 / PlayStation the Best for Family / PSOne Books

Momotarou Dentetsu V / Limited Edition / Hudson the Best / PSOne Books

Monopoly / Special Price

Naniwa Kinyuudou: Aoki Yuuji no Seken Munazan-you

Naniwa no Akindo: Futte Nanbo no Saikoro Jinsei

Next King: Koi no Sennen Oukoku / Limited Edition

tripredacus

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #124 on: January 07, 2021, 09:34:52 am »
Hmm well we do not actually have any definition for genres, and people just pick whatever and they do get changed a lot because people have different ideas about things, or are using different references. For a quick example, GameFAQs calls Jinsei Game a board game but Mobygames has them as strategy. Yes even in our genre list, party is not an invalid selection for these.

I think that we should only add genres for things that are missing, and not try to delve too deep into sub-genres, such as "board game" being a division of "party"... We would rather have the sub-divisions of "Sports" before that I think, as there are many more games that need that type of separation.

Light Gun Shooter is an example of a genre that does need to be expanded upon. For the simple fact that there are many Wii/PS3/360 games that people try to attach Light Gun Shooter to, and the problem being is that those consoles or games do not actually use light guns.

koemo1

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Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #125 on: January 10, 2021, 12:00:28 pm »
How about an section for European Atari Lynx games? I will fill them in :)
Currently a graduate student History of Politics & Society at Utrecht University
Playing:
Demon's Souls [PS5], Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WiiU], Tomb Raider [PS1] & Link's Crossbow Training [Wii]


tripredacus

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #126 on: January 11, 2021, 09:54:10 am »
How about an section for European Atari Lynx games? I will fill them in :)

Is there more than 3 games?

koemo1

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Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #127 on: January 12, 2021, 05:13:13 pm »
How about an section for European Atari Lynx games? I will fill them in :)

Is there more than 3 games?
According to Wikipedia, there have been as many games released in PAL areas as there have been in the USA: 76.
Honestly, if I search 'atari' on a platform like www.marktplaats.nl (our most populair 2nd hand site) you get more hits for Lynx games than 2600 :)
Currently a graduate student History of Politics & Society at Utrecht University
Playing:
Demon's Souls [PS5], Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WiiU], Tomb Raider [PS1] & Link's Crossbow Training [Wii]



tripredacus

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #129 on: January 14, 2021, 10:21:58 am »
How about an section for European Atari Lynx games? I will fill them in :)

Is there more than 3 games?
According to Wikipedia, there have been as many games released in PAL areas as there have been in the USA: 76.
Honestly, if I search 'atari' on a platform like www.marktplaats.nl (our most populair 2nd hand site) you get more hits for Lynx games than 2600 :)

Atari Lynx [EU]
https://vgcollect.com/browse/lynxeu

tripredacus

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #130 on: January 14, 2021, 10:31:56 am »
Not a great showcase. Duplicated (bad quality) art within entries, bad titles, bad descriptions.

First of all, are any of these actually video games and is this a video game console?

Acquired a new system and cart set that has no home yet

Mattel Children's Discovery System
Can Probably Nest underneath the Mattel Brand that already exists for Aquarius, Handhelds, etc..

Children’s Discovery System <--- Currently in Hardware
https://vgcollect.com/item/192905

Complete game library entered under Mattel Handheld.
1 https://vgcollect.com/item/192968
2 https://vgcollect.com/item/192969
3 https://vgcollect.com/item/192971
4 https://vgcollect.com/item/192972
5 https://vgcollect.com/item/192973
6 https://vgcollect.com/item/192974
7 https://vgcollect.com/item/192975
8 https://vgcollect.com/item/192976
9 https://vgcollect.com/item/192977
10 https://vgcollect.com/item/192978
11 https://vgcollect.com/item/192980
12 https://vgcollect.com/item/192981
13 https://vgcollect.com/item/192982
14 https://vgcollect.com/item/192983
16 https://vgcollect.com/item/192985
18 https://vgcollect.com/item/192987

tripredacus

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #131 on: January 20, 2021, 12:01:51 pm »
How about an section for European Atari Lynx games? I will fill them in :)

Is there more than 3 games?
According to Wikipedia, there have been as many games released in PAL areas as there have been in the USA: 76.
Honestly, if I search 'atari' on a platform like www.marktplaats.nl (our most populair 2nd hand site) you get more hits for Lynx games than 2600 :)

Atari Lynx [EU]
https://vgcollect.com/browse/lynxeu

When adding EU releases, we need the information to be able to tell the difference between an EU and US release.
For example these two entries for Ishido on Lynx
https://vgcollect.com/item/9294
https://vgcollect.com/item/193284

Even looking on Ebay, I cannot find any version sold in EU that is different than what is sold in US. If a version is sold in US and it is the exact same with no differences as the EU release, then an entry should not be created in EU category.

So with the above example of Ishido, if no information in the EU entry can separate it from the US entry, the EU entry will get merged/deleted.

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #132 on: February 01, 2021, 11:45:27 am »
Sorry if this has already been asked (I tried searching the forum but didn't find much) or if this already exists under a different name and I'm just blind, but would it be possible to get an additional platform for Amazon Games?

I have ~100 games on that platform that I've received for free over the years from Prime Gaming. They are only playable through the Amazon Games app, so it would be very helpful to be able to categorize them separately from my other PC games.

Thank you!

tripredacus

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #133 on: February 01, 2021, 11:50:52 am »
Sorry if this has already been asked (I tried searching the forum but didn't find much) or if this already exists under a different name and I'm just blind, but would it be possible to get an additional platform for Amazon Games?

I have ~100 games on that platform that I've received for free over the years from Prime Gaming. They are only playable through the Amazon Games app, so it would be very helpful to be able to categorize them separately from my other PC games.

Thank you!

We are not adding additional categories for PC game platforms. The reason is because of the many different platforms or places to get games these days, the actual games are the same. As we have always said, we are not interested in documenting software revisions on game data (only as it is applicable to physical media) and we have no interest in catering to data collectors, there is no reason for us to create separate entries for games on all of the different places they can come from.

You have to use PC Digital Downloads and make sure to put into description what platform the game is on.
You can see this specifically referenced in the Description post under "Digital Games" in the Adv Style Guide:
https://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,10837.msg178499.html#msg178499

Re: Category/Platform Requests 2.0
« Reply #134 on: February 01, 2021, 12:23:47 pm »
You have to use PC Digital Downloads and make sure to put into description what platform the game is on.
You can see this specifically referenced in the Description post under "Digital Games" in the Adv Style Guide:
https://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,10837.msg178499.html#msg178499

Sounds good, thank you for the clarification!