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  1. Due to the different types of machines in the new console generation, this issue has become even more important.

    21 votes

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  2. Many players use the "Shogi" category without having any idea what Pony Canyon is.

    Ladies' Professional Shogi_Harbour and I (amateur) recommend this description:
    Traditional Japanese board game similar to chess.

    5 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Edits & Contributions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi!

    Unfortunately this Twitch category isn’t coming from IGDB anymore, as per a previous userVoice suggestion it was decided that Shogi deserved it’s own (non video game)-category.
    On IGDB there was a GameBoy came which Twitch was pulling from, but this isn’t the case anymore.

    As this is not pulled from an IGDB entry it needs to be updated by Twitch itself. We can recommend putting a request here instead: https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/310210-discover

    Thanks!

  3. According to contribution guidelines, "Genre is the first tier in our 3-tier categorization system. Choose the most fitting genre(s) to broadly describe the game."
    "Indie" is not the primary, broad description for a game. Maybe in 2007, but not today. They are puzzles/platformers/etc before they are indie. Indie is better suited as a keyword, if anything.

    39 votes

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  4. I've been looking at how to get a card game that is currently being streamed on twitch by a few people listed in IGDB so that twitch will have it listed as a game.

    Currently people are just streaming it under the Magic the Gathering label because you have to pick something and that is card-gamey. But whilst MTG is the largest card game, many other games are seeing success online in various forms.

    Whilst pokemon and MTG command the limelight in terms of box openings etc.
    There are plenty of people playing other card games virtually over webcam or…

    4 votes

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  5. Sometimes users may not log onto the site for a time, while there may be pending questions from Admins that may require feedback or clarification to get approved.

    Having the ability to enable Email Notifications for new comments on pending entries could help notify users in a more convenient way.

    4 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey! There is very much a need for this absolutely. However it wouldn’t be a simple implementation at this point of time.

    We’ll definitely stay in touch when we proceed forward!
    thanks

  6. Allow a link to a theme song (or theme songs) for a game. For example a direct link to a song.

    download link: http://gamethemesongs.com/song/download/12052
    page link: http://gamethemesongs.com/Goldeneye007-_N64.html

    4 votes

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    2 comments  ·  New Data Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Heya! This could indeed be interesting, however there’s a lot of possible legal investigation to look into when it comes to music copyrights.

    In the short term it’s hard to say how we could approach this. Long term we of course would love to expand our data and game info with music, sounds like an obvious fit!

  7. Hey!

    Seeing that there are already both screenshots, and Artworks it would be great to also be able to add game logos.
    I make covers often from official artworks so I usually end-up downloading transparent logos at the same time anyway.

    Thanks!

    32 votes

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    0 comments  ·  New Data Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey! yes this is a great suggestion, we’ve definitely been wanting to expand our Game Media coverage with logos.
    Especially for PressKits for example.

  8. It would be great if I could get notified about game info changes for games I follow. Maybe you could show a message in notification section for this.

    4 votes

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  9. Add Wikidata item related to the game. Wikidata links to IGDB and this could be a way for IGDB to link back to Wikidata.

    2 votes

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  10. There could be a way to link a game to another as a sequel or prequel, what would be good for game series like Metal Gear and The Legend of Zelda, for example. In the game page, there could be a place saying "Sequel to "game X" and "Prequel of "game Y".

    23 votes

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    3 comments  ·  New Data Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey! we had a chat about this internally and landed on the fact it could become problematic, so we wanted to double check your suggestion in more details.
    How would we define the order within a series? As this could be seen either as chronologically by release, or by story.

    For example, MGS3 being the first one in the story, yet the 3rd one by release date. This could prove very divisive either way.

    Another issue that could be problematic are differences in the order by region. Final Fantasy is an infamous case, where FFVI was released as FFIII in North America for example.

    Was this the sort of approach you had in mind with such a feature? Let us know :)

  11. As I was in the process of adding a game to the database, I was shown a list of fields into which I could enter URLs to that game's pages on various stores (Steam, GOG, Epic, etc.) but there was no URL field for the Microsoft Store. Why? The Microsoft Store has to be one of the most popular digital game sources. When IGDB adds a field for a Microsoft Store URL, I will edit the game's entry on IGDB to add a link to that game's Microsoft Store page.

    2 votes

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    3 comments  ·  New Data Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Heya! Thanks for the suggestion, definitely a good one.

    As a matter of fact we have plans this year to introduce stores, and possibly linking them to “Platforms”. You are correct that windows, XOne, X360 etc.. all have different stores so they would need separate implementation.

    Stay tuned!

  12. Have more options in the personalise home screen that change the categories that show, and maybe change the locations like widgets.

    Bee able to see suggested games (based on ratings), see karma hunter categories (missing credits, missing screenshots), be able to make the coming soon big like the popular games right now etc.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Search & Discover  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Awesome suggestion thank you. Revisiting the homepage is definitely planned in the future. Right now we do have filters by platforms that will impact the games reviewed and the coming soon/recently released sections.

    Being able to showcase more community driven games, such as rated, reviewed or contributed is definitely one good option.

    We’ll have announcements when we return to this! thanks

  13. Several games have interesting or obscure caveats in terms of their release or their playability, and it's worth mentioning them for the sake of completeness. For example, Donkey Kong Junior is listed as a Gameboy Advance release, which is technically correct, but it was only playable via the e-Reader, which is not obvious. Additionally, Donkey Kong Junior also exists as a playable game within Game and Watch Gallery 3 and 4, which may technically not count as a release but deserves mentioning somewhere. There are several examples of games with unique scenarios like this, and this data doesn't really have…

    2 votes

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    Hey! This is excellent, we ourselves have been wanting Triva data for a long time. Although this isn’t a high priority data it would offer a lot in terms of general knowledge.

    However this is a difficult data to handle, as verifying it can be quite difficult and time consuming. Eventually we will revisit the concept and see what options we can come up with to faciliate this.

    Leaving this ticket open if other users have suggestions, such as sources of gaming trivia that could be researched.

    Thanks!

  14. There is already a wealth of video types one can choose from when uploading a video related to a game, but commercials for a game are not included. These commercials often give an insight into the culture of the era in which the game was released, or occasionally have some lore or culture of their own.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!
    Good news! We discussed this internally, and thought it would indeed be a great addition!

    We’ll be adding a new category for our videos labeled Commercial Trailer.

    We’ll be in touch once it’s done and live! Thanks again for the suggestion :)

  15. I'm having an issue where preforming API searches doesn't return games that exists on the IGDB site.

    For example, these two Pokemon games exist on IGDB:
    https://www.igdb.com/games/pokemon-x
    https://www.igdb.com/games/pokemon-y

    But when I search via the API I get no results back.

    I'm searching this endpoint:
    https://api-v3.igdb.com/games

    And here's my search body:
    search "Pokémon x"; fields id,name,cover.imageid,firstrelease_date; where cover != null; limit 5;

    I get an empty JSON result.

    17 votes

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    5 comments  ·  API Bug Report  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey there.
    Search in the API is indeed in need of a big overhaul, this is planned and in our backlog, unfortunately it isn’t on our immediate roadmap and therefore not currently being worked on.
    Apologies in the meantime, we will keep our API community up to date as soon as work on this feature begins.

  16. Something that would mirror my preferences from Twitch, as well as save battery life on mobile phones/laptops and be easier on the eyes from all the stark white would be the ability to have a Site-wide Dark Mode.

    There are a few displays this would probably help as well, like you're daily output graph on the Karma Hunters page, which can be difficult to view on some LCD monitors at non-optimal viewing angles.

    13 votes

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  17. Add information about if a game is on/included in a subscription service.

    Such as gamepass or stadia (included with the stadia sub)

    And if a removal date exists (as games will leave gamepass)

    5 votes

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  18. (Confirmed in the pipeline)
    In addition to Steam and mobile platforms, links to the web storefronts of additional platforms would be helpful.

    Discord: https://discordapp.com/channels/114736716505546761/352159900849274892/722780997334335508

    21 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Heya!
    Update on this, we identified one possible issue which is that unlike PC stores, most console links are region specific.
    So we’re investigating how we could either generalised them or whether we’d introduce this when we tackle localization of IGDB.
    Stay tuned!

  19. Pick topics on how to review a game

    example
    20% gameplay
    80% soundtrack

    don't ask the user for a final score determine the total score based on each category

    does not have to be my idea though just upvote this if you wanna see a more robust review system

    2 votes

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  20. With other statuses like Offline, Rumored, or Beta, "Delisted" would help highlight titles that no longer are available to purchase, download, or have been removed from online stores. This would set it apart from, say, an Offline status where the Multiplayer or Online severs have been shut down, but you can still acquire the game.

    Examples:
    - PT
    - Earthworm Jim HD
    - Scott Pilgrim

    6 votes

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