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?
It seems the Levelhead community's efforts to restore its original category has just resulted in the capitalizations being changed to "levelHead" (for the 2008 game, the one that nobody has played here afaik) and "LevelHead" (for the 2019 game). While these changes might be viewed as acceptable, this hasn't changed our situation since Twitch's URL identifiers aren't even case-sensitive.
We'd still like our original category back, thank you very much, as well as a solution for other communities impacted by this.
Please fix this!
When I search for it on Twitch, it seems to crash. IGDB is also showing my artwork on a different Ghosted page than my game, and it would be nice if this could be fixed manually.
https://www.igdb.com/games/ghosted--1 (my game)
Please add the Original Unreal 1 back to twitches category! the one that is on twitch isn't the unreal that anyone plays! https://www.igdb.com/games/unreal please add this classic back!
Given this issue is being actively ignored by Twitch, I would recommend asking the communities of affected games to vote this up and raise awareness.
My game has problem with this collision as well.
The fix would be appreciated.
Running into this problem with my upcoming game as well.
Twitch seems to get information based on the title, rather than the unique id. All the information in IGDB is correct. This appears to be a Twitch problem.
Hi, I have this issue with my game Margo. It displays the wrong image, description, and tags. It is, however, the correct link that IGDB directs to.
It should be up to Twitch to update to modern web standards, not IGDB to apply bandaid solutions on a game by game basis just to make Twitch work. The url scheme can work for channels since all channels names must be unique and the channel database is controlled by Twitch, but it can't work for categories not held to the same restriction. The responsibility especially shouldn't be put on the shoulders of a third party that provides the game database.
I've had the same issue with the Card Shark game last year and a rejected change on IGDB. Seems complaining here does not help neither.
My feeling is that this should not have been reported here in the "categories" section but in the "bugs" section. It's a twitch-side bug, and it makes sense IGDB should not be the home of a dirty workaround.
Not only the name-based url make the game page colliding but it also messes up with the miniatures showned under every live or vod on the site.
This actually make the bug highly visible as soon as a game is played by big community streamers. Even big franchises such as Resident Evil and Tomb Raider are impacted, and it's only going to be worse as even more remake are released.
Maybe the bug is actually not easy to fix, depending on how they implemented the url generation from igdb, but seems to me it's definitely worth one or two devs spending a few days on it.
I am Joining PTNGMS and HannyS. Please take a look at this problem.
I am asking for the same as my colleague HannyS. ˅˅
It's causing us quite a bit of trouble.
Month passed and nothing happend. Please do something about this because it creates alot of problems for our community not to mention Czech and Slovak streamers overall.
Another games colliding. Especially problem for our Mafia speedrun community. Since someone added this old C64 game it keeps throwing us into that category. I would kindly ask for fix since IGDB page just would not accept to slightly rename that recently added game....
Hello Twitch & IGDB... We need separate URLs for games with duplicate names! This issue will only get worse over time as more and more exist.
It looks like IGDB accepted a change for the old Levelhead to Levelhead - 2008 even though it's not the "official name", but then an admin put in a request to change it back 2 hours later. Progress?
I think the God Of War case confirms that Twitch KNOWS of this problem, they just choose not to fix it. I'm guessing it's because they don't want to make the URL more complicated, choosing to have a simple-looking product at the expense of smaller games getting screwed over.
If that is the case, it annoys me that the IGDB response to this issue is directing people to this post, which is actively being ignored. As a reminder, IGDB is operated by Twitch.
Also Castlevania (NES and N64)
To reiterate, the following games currently are experiencing URL overrides/name collisions on Twitch due to how IGDB supplies Twitch with the data & it's lack of unique URLS for multiple games with the same name:
Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT), Super Mario Bros 2, Ninja Gaiden & NG Black, Zero Hour, Ratchet & Clank, WoW, Graviton, Resident Evil, Oni, Point Blank, Live A Live, Otherside, Levelhead, The Harvest, Oxygen, Ixion, & Mafia
August 6th, 2022 someone added a duplicate name to igdb for a game only available on a usb stick that isn't supported by the dev any longer and ruined our twitch community
Can you please stop the comment spam, you are just yelling at everyone else suffering from the same issue