Author Topic: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread  (Read 10206 times)

tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2020, 12:09:15 pm »
The Style Guide is designed to work around whatever limitations there are in the software or site design. Actually changing the site design is beyond the scope of this this and not in the power of DB Admins. Only red Admins can make changes like that to the site.

Personally, I am against editing or hiding information in a database. As such I believe that the actual covers should be represented even if they contain nudity, but again, I don't get to make that decision. And besides, with the image quality we're talking about here, it would be essentially this:


 ;D

pzeke

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2020, 12:34:56 pm »
Yeah, I'm well aware who does what around here, and what I'm proposing has been directed to those that handle the intricacies of how the website runs as a whole. I think they've been somewhat complacent as of very late and just need a bit of pep in their step. And yes, now I'm busting balls.

All in all, I'm with you, the images should be left as-is—there's no need for censorship, especially considering the quality and resolution isn't the greatest, as you said. But hey, if there's a no nudity clause, then we must abide.

tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2021, 10:31:24 am »
Added the old unwritten rule relating to co-branded game releases to the Platform post.

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2021, 11:17:02 am »
Added the old unwritten rule relating to co-branded game releases to the Platform post.

With your Xbox One / Xbox Series X co-branding example, I have a question. Is this rule absolute? I ask because there are two types of packaging: items such as Gears Tactics which have only "Xbox" at the top of the item's packaging which indicates Xbox Series X and items The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope which have "Xbox One" at the top of the item's packaging which indicates Xbox One with the built-in support for Xbox Series X enhancements. Both types have Xbox One and Xbox Series X as a part of the black label, but only examples such as Gears Tactics have the Series X logo in the top-right corner of the packaging for further ease in differentiation. To me, it seems that the differentiation is clear to determine classification of an item being either Xbox One or Xbox Series X with these two combined elements.

On that note, I don't think PlayStation 5 packaging features co-branding at all, but stickers have been included on later PlayStation 4 game packaging which highlights a PS5 upgrade available when present, although they still remain in PlayStation 4 packaging cases proper.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2021, 11:36:10 am by dhaabi »

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2021, 12:05:20 pm »
On that note, I don't think PlayStation 5 packaging features co-branding at all, but stickers have been included on later PlayStation 4 game packaging which highlights a PS5 upgrade available when present, although they still remain in PlayStation 4 packaging cases proper.[/font]
Yeah, I don't think there are any co-branding stuff.  Watch Dogs Legion for instance is PS4, but mentions free upgrade to PS5.  Disc is still a PS4 product, just allows the use of the digital PS5 version with disc as DRM.


tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2021, 12:20:21 pm »
Now I see the Watch Dogs Legion on PS4 is not a co-branded game. It is basically a special offer, where if you were to use this disc on a PS5, it would install the PS5 version from PSN. Are there any examples of PS4/PS5 co-branded games?

For the Xbox One games that are "forwards compatible" is it the same as the Watch Dogs Legion on PS4 example? Are there any Xbox One games that are forwards compatible but do not have the Xbox One molded case?

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2021, 12:29:29 pm »
Now I see the Watch Dogs Legion on PS4 is not a co-branded game. It is basically a special offer, where if you were to use this disc on a PS5, it would install the PS5 version from PSN. Are there any examples of PS4/PS5 co-branded games?

There haven't been any releases like this so far, from what I've gathered.

For the Xbox One games that are "forwards compatible" is it the same as the Watch Dogs Legion on PS4 example? Are there any Xbox One games that are forwards compatible but do not have the Xbox One molded case?

For Xbox One games, they are the same as Watch Dogs: Legion on PlayStation 4. As far as the Xbox One and Xbox Series X game cases, I believe that they are the exact same. Only the cover art layout design differs from another to highlight if a title is for Xbox One or for Xbox Series X.

« Last Edit: January 11, 2021, 12:32:50 pm by dhaabi »

tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2021, 10:23:29 am »
Added the rule regarding "compatible" releases. That will allow for the PS5 upgrade games to be in PS4 and the "playable on Series X" games  to be in XBox One.

Fixed entries
The Dark Pictures: Little Hope: https://vgcollect.com/item/188356
Watch Dogs: Legion: https://vgcollect.com/item/163318

A couple things... First I know that the names on these Dark Pictures games on GameFAQs is "wrong" or at least they are missing the Anthology part of the title. Also someone did make a listing in the Xbox Series X for that game, but I merged the dupe. This is just another one of those things where dupes are going to show up for this, one with the naming issue and two because of the branding.

tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2021, 12:01:46 pm »
Since we have resolve the issue with posting [BR] in the forum, work has continued on this. Now working on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive section, which should have 1 post for each of the sub-categories.
https://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,11326.msg187455.html

This is less the Style Guide part, and more of the identification part of that section. I hope that some day we are able to have an informative post like this for each of the categories on the site.

If there is something that you feel should be included in one of the existing posts that would be helpful, feel free to let me know.