Twitch category name collision
Currently two (or more) games with the exact same name (usually reboots) share the same category in Twitch. And all the cover art, description, tags are taken from only one of the games. This usually means that the other game(s) effectively completely lacks a page on twitch, despite being a completely different game and having unique gameplay. Can something be done about this?
Adding the release date of the game as a post-fix to the title seems like a good idea to solve this.
Trying to play Sonic 2006. It's an infamous game that people love tuning in to watch, but because it's official title is "Sonic the Hedgehog", which has two other Sonic games by that title including the very first one in the series. Hence, it's hard to have a proper category of it and it doesn't have a title screenshot: http://sofoxcentral.com/storage/images/Sonic06Bug.png
This is really annoying, because there are numerous times a game publisher released reboots with the same name as the first one in the series (Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, Thief, or even Prey which wasn't even a reboot, just had the same name)
There are just so many instances where completely different games have the same name. Heck, it happens with movies the whole time. Having a fully functioning thumbnail to tell them apart would be super helpful, or even vital for attracting the right audience of a game. (an original game from the 90s and its reboot from the 2010s could have similar, yet still very different audiences. You want to make it easy for Twitch users to quickly find the right game category to look for, and for streamers to know the right category to stream their game as).
Yeah as a speedrunner for Tomb Raider (1996) I would really appreciate if the category could be seperated from the 2013 version. The community for the old tomb raiders is very active so I'm sure the category wouldnt be redundant either
It would be great to have different pages for "Tomb Raider (1996)" and "Tomb Raider (2013)" labeled as such because the reboot is the only one taken into account.
Still irritated that Ratchet & Clank (2002) and Ratchet & Clank (2016) are considered the same game on Twitch despite the fact that the reboot is fundamentally different from the original in almost every way.
It's not just a remaster, it's a new game, so it shouldn't replace the original.
There are two "Point Blank" games in the same category:
1. Point Blank from Namco (1994)
2. Point Blank from Zepetto (2008)
Now all streamers from the "Point Blank" category only play Point Blank from Zepetto (2008), but the cover art still uses the Point Blank game from Namco (1994), and people do not play Point Blank from Namco anymore, so the cover art needs to change.
Somes games have the same name like Tomb Raider (from 1996) and Tomb Raider (from 2013) but only one category exist (for the 2013 Tomb Raider), i believe they merged into one category since the implementation of IGDB. It's been quite a while and i think it would be nice to have a way to differentiate those games category, like adding the release date between parenthesis after the game name so both categories can exist.
There are two "Oni" categories now with the same name in search list:
1) old one for Bungie/Rockstar game from 2001 tagged as [Action / Shooter]
2) some new one without boxart and tagged as [Adventure Game / Action]
The problem is that they also have the same link https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Oni and Bungie's game is no longer accessible. Due to this it's gone from Following/Categories list, because the new game "overlapped" the game from Bungie.
re1 and re2 have the originals and demakes mixed together in the same category. they're not the same games, not even similar. re3 has separate categories though because of the "nemesis" subtitle on the original. so the categories are mixed because of the identical titles? so why not slap a "remake" on there and call it good? the re1make is titled "resident evil hd remaster" on psn...
there's technically still both categories but when you click on one all streams from both are there.
The fact that it's missing is just embarassing.
I agree with the author that we need to split some of the categories so they represent games correctly, especially the Tomb Raider 1996 category. Currently two COMPLETELY different games ('96 and '13) are merged into one, causing ENORMOUS confusion and annoyance to anyone who is looking for streams playing those games. It is unacceptable that in 2022, over 10 years after twitch was launched, that the website still lacks proper categories to games that been here for quarter of a century and pretty much shaped whole genres.
I agree with the author that we need the Tomb Raider 1996 category. Currently two COMPLETELY different games ('96 and '13) are merged into one, causing ENORMOUS confusion and annoyance to anyone who is looking for streams playing those games. It is unacceptable that in 2022, over 10 years after twitch was launched, that the website still lacks proper categories to games that been here for quarter of a century and pretty much shaped whole genres. We need those categories.
I agree with the author that we need the Tomb Raider 1996 category. Currently two COMPLETELY different games ('96 and '13) are merged into one, causing ENORMOUS confusion and annoyance to anyone who is looking for streams playing those games. It is unacceptable that in 2022, over 10 years after twitch was launched, that the website still lacks proper categories to games that been here for quarter of a century and pretty much shaped whole genres.
I released a game in 2019 named Graviton, which is currently receiving some interest by speedrunners. However, there is a name collision with a 2021 game, also named Graviton, which all appear under the other game's category. Thus, the categories should be separated from each other, and if that is not possible, consider making the earlier released title take priority over the newer.
2022 and ITS STILL MISSING. Come on Twitch what on Earth are you playing at??
I would also like this as I stream TR1 1996 and people come into my stream expecting the reboot. 🤷🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
Classic example of this would be with World of Warcraft, not the only game but it seems to be the most relevant at the time. As there are different versions of the game that tailor to different viewers, we should have separate pages for what iteration of the game we are playing. Maybe having a game category listed as World of Warcraft Classic would be enough so that way we don't have to search for users playing a specific patch of the game. And maybe having an option to select what platform we are playing on to encourage viewers who want to play with the streamer rather than having it in the title. It's extremely difficult to search for someone who is playing Classic like me when I want to raid someone, or when I want to enjoy a stream for Classic WoW its hard to find those streamers. Having a different sub-category would be awesome. Thank you!
There is no way I will stream Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) in the Sonic The Hedgehog (1991) category. It's a mess just because Twitch doesn't make the effort to create a clearly identifiable stream category for Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and easily selectable with the right cover in the stream manager.
I don't understand that the games are OK in the IGDB but not on the Twitch Games DB. Maybe precising the year only for this kind of duplicates. Because under the same game category are both games. It can seem misleading for viewers.
Please add Tomb Raider 1 (from 1996) back as a playable category bc it has dissapeared