Author Topic: Category/Platform Requests  (Read 14593 times)

karyann

Category/Platform Requests
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:43:08 pm »
If there is a new category or platform that you would like to see in the database, request it here.  Please only request categories/platforms that you actually own items/games for.  We don't want to fill up the database with empty categories.  All requests will be researched by the staff, and added if we feel it is necessary. 

We'll update this main post each time we add new categories.

Pending requests (pending approval and/or implementation):

LED handhelds
Xbox [KR]
3DO [KR]

Ratings:
ESRB E-E10+

---------awaiting further evaluation-----------
Split PC [NA] into:
- PC 5.25" Floppy Disk [NA]
- PC 3.5" Floppy Disk [NA]
- PC CD-ROM [NA]
- PC DVD-ROM [NA]

Split PC [EU] into:
- PC 5.25" Floppy Disk [EU]
- PC 3.5" Floppy Disk [EU]
- PC CD-ROM [EU]
- PC DVD-ROM [EU]
- PC - Digital Download [EU]
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Requests that have been added in 2016:
WonderSwan Accessory
Apple Mac OS X (Intel) [EU]
PlayStation 4 [CN]
Nintendo 64 [CN]
Nintendo eShop (Wii U) [AU]
Game Boy Advance [AU]
Game Boy Color [AU]
Game Boy [AU]
Playstation Vita [CN]
Philips in2it
Game Master
Game Plus
Sega Game Gear [BR ]
Sega Game Gear [KR]
Acorn Electron
Sega Mega Drive [AU]
Sega Master System [AU]
Playstation [AU]
Neo Geo Pocket [EU]  *not color*
Neo Geo Pocket [NA]  *not color*
Neo Geo Pocket [JP]   *not color*
Playstation 3 [BR ]
Playstation Vita [AU]
Gamecube [AU]
Wii [KR]
Atari 7800 [EU]
PSP UMD video [AU]
Atari 2600 [BR ]
ColecoVision [AU]
ColecoVision [EU]
Commodore 64 Cartridges [AU]
Dragon 32
Mac OS X [JP]
MSX [KR]
N-Gage [AU]
Nintendo 3DS [KR]
Nintendo DS [KR]
Pioneer LaserActive [JP]
Sega CD [BR ]
Sega Dreamcast [BR ]
Sega Master System [KR]
Sega Master System [TW]
Sega Mega Drive [AS]
Sega Saturn [AU]
Sega Saturn [KR]
Sega SG-1000 [TW]
Sharp MZ [JP]
Sharp X1 [JP]
Sony PlayStation 4 [TW]
TRS-80 Color Computer
Xbox 360 [AS]
Xbox 360 [KR]
Xbox One [TW]
Sega Mega Drive [AU]
Sega Mega Drive [ BR]

Ratings:
ESRB - E-M (US / Canada)
ESRB - E-T (US / Canada)
ESRB - RP-T (US / Canada)
ESRB - RP-M (US / Canada)
GRAC - All
GRAC - 12+
GRAC - 15+
GRAC - 18+
GRAC - Pending
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Rating_and_Administration_Committee

Renaming:
PlayStation Vita [US] => PlayStation Vita [NA]
PlayStation Network (Vita) => PlayStation Network (Vita) [NA]
TRS-80 [NA] => Tandy TRS-80 [NA]
Mega Drive [CN] => Sega Mega Drive [CN]
Mega Drive [EU] => Sega Mega Drive [EU]
Mega Drive [JP] => Sega Mega Drive [JP]
Mega Drive [KR] => Sega Mega Drive [KR]
Mega CD [EU] => Sega Mega CD [EU]
Mega-CD [JP] => Sega Mega-CD [JP]

Parent change:
Tandy TRS-80 [NA] under Tandy
Sega Pico [NA] under Sega Pico
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 02:05:49 pm by badATchaos »

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 05:41:25 am »
Requests:

1. Game Boy Advance [AU]
2. Game Boy Color [AU]
3. Game Boy [AU]
4. Playstation Vita [CN]

fazerco

PRO Supporter

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 07:24:12 am »
Lets try again

Philips in2it
Game Master
Game Plus
 
Ive put some in the other categorie

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 10:36:16 pm »
Could Amiibo be made its own category?

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 06:10:21 am »
Hi everybody, I hope I didn't miss anything, but as I read in old posts that there won't be a separate platform entry for Origin, would it be possible to create a platform PC - Digital Download (EU)?

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 11:34:00 am »
Is CN China? I thought the only form of N64 that went to China was the iQue Player.

telly

PRO Supporter

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 01:23:26 pm »
There's an Xbox [CN] game in the Xbox [JP] Category. Wanted to let you guys know in case you would like to make the cat for it; it's just one game though.

Fable: The Lost Chapters [CN] - http://vgcollect.com/item/92273
Currently Playing:
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (PS4), Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4)

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 03:07:08 am »
Yeah, CN = China

I don't know why the database named it CN instead of AS for ASIA - since many were actually released in HK/Taiwan.
JP (Japan) gets its own category which is normal and understandable but many games are now also getting an Asia version (which often supports multi-language)

karyann

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 07:33:38 pm »
CN is China indeed. Almost all categories are named CN, so for the same of consistency the recent ones were added as such. However, some light search seemed to indicate that "Asia" (or AS) could be better indeed.


As far as N64 [CN] goes, it had been requested for this game specifically, which has the N64 logo and everything:
http://vgcollect.com/item/63551

I don't know more than that, though.

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 03:19:35 pm »
Category "PlayStation Network (Vita)" should be "PlayStation Network (Vita) [NA]"

Also, to match everything else shouldn't "PlayStation Vita [US]" be "PlayStation Vita [NA]"?


karyann

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 07:57:26 pm »
Category "PlayStation Network (Vita)" should be "PlayStation Network (Vita) [NA]"

Also, to match everything else shouldn't "PlayStation Vita [US]" be "PlayStation Vita [NA]"?

PlayStation Network is a mess  :'( There are things to change around in there, but the cross-buy makes it more complicated to manage. A brainstorm over this is in order.

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 11:11:35 am »
Category "PlayStation Network (Vita)" should be "PlayStation Network (Vita) [NA]"

Also, to match everything else shouldn't "PlayStation Vita [US]" be "PlayStation Vita [NA]"?

PlayStation Network is a mess  :'( There are things to change around in there, but the cross-buy makes it more complicated to manage. A brainstorm over this is in order.
I suppose it is, but I'm just referring to the name of the categories.

Also, cross-buy is the equivalent of owning multiple copies of a game.

On a separate note, I'd like to petition that we split the "Xbox Games Store (X360) [NA]" category back to "Xbox Live Indies [NA]", "Xbox Live Arcade [NA]", and "Xbox Live Games on Demand [NA]".  Browsing through the Xbox Games Store (360) category is madness.  At least splitting out the Indies category would be fantastic since it's a dead category and you can no longer purchase these titles.

Also, changing (XbOne) to (X1) or (XB1)
« Last Edit: January 21, 2016, 11:16:32 am by ctracy87 »


tripredacus

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 11:25:44 am »
I don't know why the database named it CN instead of AS for ASIA

China and Asia have separate releases for a lot of different platforms.

Forward looking, as I keep going along with the Game Gear stuff, I will need these at some point soon so I can add games into them:

Sega Game Gear [BR)
Sega Game Gear [KR]

For Brazil and Korea

EDIT: Aparently, our standard method for listing country codes is conflicting with the forum software, as our code for Brazil stands for (line)Break. See above where I have a typo on purpose.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2016, 11:27:32 am by tripredacus »

telly

PRO Supporter

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2016, 07:19:29 pm »
This is a small request, but I thought I would ask here for the dual ESRB ratings to be added, for games like:

Rare Replay (E-M) http://vgcollect.com/item/85758

Jak and Daxter Collection on PS3 (E-T) http://vgcollect.com/item/24018

There are also demo games that have the RP-T or RP-M rating.

GameCube Preview Disc - http://vgcollect.com/item/11079
Currently Playing:
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (PS4), Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4)

karyann

Re: Category/Platform Requests
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2016, 11:38:20 am »
Also, cross-buy is the equivalent of owning multiple copies of a game.

The problem with entering it once under each system is that you either end up with 2 items in your collection that are really just one (say, the PS3 + the PS4 versions), or you just choose one to log in your collection but can't see at a glance that you own it on the other system too. I haven't found anything that doesn't have such a drawback yet  :-\

As far as Xbox Live Indies go, the issue they caused is the same that can be currently seen under PS1 Classics and the likes. Each game could be logically placed under both Xbox Live AND Indies, which causes problems when someone browses by category, and makes a lot of people create duplicates. If most people feel that they prefer Indies separately and have a suggestion on how to keep it clean so as not to create confusion, this can be thought over once more. However, before making the change we created a thread asking about it, and the answers were mostly agreeing towards merging the categories like it was done.

Also I think I sounded like I didn't agree with the PlayStation Vita categories renaming that you mentioned, but I only forgot to add them to the list! Sorry about that. They're pending until the next work session.


This is a small request, but I thought I would ask here for the dual ESRB ratings to be added, for games like:

I added the ones you mentioned to the pending list, if you find more to be added please let me know! I can't find a list of the existing ones, so I guess they'll have to be added when found.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2016, 11:45:42 am by karyann »