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  1. Add new category.

    Called "AOFrost" since it is an independent development of another game, called "Argentum Online" that already has its category.

    Attach example image : https://imgur.com/3vMR2MW

    We have brand logo and website
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    Sorry for my bad English, do you have Spanish support?

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  2. There's already a request for logos and I would like to add this request for icons, like the ones used for the game shortcuts.
    It is common for computer games to have them, and some other platforms have icons of the games in some places (like on the memory card management system).

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  4. 6% of males and ~0.4% females have color blindness. A good number of games feature a colorblind mode (Forza 5 for instance). Many don't and have nearly unplayable sections as a result.
    When I'm looking for a game, one of my greatest concerns is with color-coded information. If it exists, I need to see it in action, and if it's red-green or any other combination that is a problem, I need to know if I can change it. If I can't change it, I'll usually pass.

    Some examples:
    RTSs sometimes use red and green icons on minimaps - literally any…

    3 votes

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    Hello!


    This is a great suggestion thank you! Actually the timing couldn't be more ideal, as we are in fact investigating how we could tackle accessibility data in games, which would cover Colour Blindness of course. 


    This might be a long process (no ETA unfortunately), but something we are very interested in indeed :) 


    Thank you!




  5. Just like we have websites like Wikipedia and Wikia, Google Arts and Culture also have info pertaining to games.

    Example: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/video-game-super-nintendo-super-mario-world-nintendo/aQG4PR61zCQHRA?hl=en&avm=4

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  6. ELSPA was the rating system used in EU before the PEGI system replaced it.

    Degrees of ratings can be found here:
    https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Parents/Age-Rating/The-ratings-system-for-older-games/ELSPA-rating/ELSPA-rating-854931.html

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  7. Currently, IGDB provides all the current CERO age ratings [A, B, C, D, Z], but not the pre-March of 2006 ratings [ALL, 12, 15, 18], which the organization still considers.

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  8. Is it possible to add Metacritic, PC Gamer and IGN review scores to every game?

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  9. Games' ratings may be skewed or conflicting if they have wildly different ports.

    For example, "The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning" has its console ports, which are fundamentally the same, but it also has a 2D side-scroller port for GBA, and an isometric port for DS; both vary greatly (especially the GBA port) from the console release. Another example is Shrek 2, where the PC port is effectively an entirely different game from the console ports (and the matching PC port was called "Shrek 2: Team Action!")

    Metacritic already separates game ratings by every port, and imo that's how…

    3 votes

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    Hey there!

    You are 100% correct on this :) We would consider the GBA, DS, and DS releases as Ports in the sense they deserve their own pages on IGDB so they can be rated & reviewed individually.

    This is indeed a perfect example for ports. In this case it’s simply that we haven’t got around to split the releases and clean up the data.

    Thanks for pointing it out, we’ll get right on it!

    Dropping the link to our guidelines Ports just in case as well: https://github.com/twitchtv/igdb-contribution-guidelines/wiki/Game-Types

  10. Seeing as though Roblox is starting to be a sort of platform for games as opposed to being just a game itself, I think it would make sense to categorize games that run under Roblox (such as Bad Business, Phantom Forces, etc.) separately from Roblox itself. This is purely for game-tracking purposes in game-tracking services that use IGDB as their database.

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

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  12. 5 votes

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  13. Currently the IGDB is only a database of video games but is the canonical source of twitch's game list. It should include all games if it wants to be called the IGDB and not IVGDB. This includes board and card games that do not have a digital version. This choice on the data front results in non-digital games all having to be lumped into the broad board game category and having to push for individual inclusion. Either make all video games jump through the same hoops or make IGDB live up to its name.

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    Hey there!

    Understandable about the naming expectation, but i can confirm that at this point in time, and the near future at least IGDB is strictly focused on video games.

    Few reasons for this:
    - Coming up with video game taxonomy to set industry standard is already a monument of a task, and it makes sense for us to narrow down this goal by excluding board games, card games and other physical types.
    - Twitch does have some very unique use cases beyond video games, which is why there is a distinction in being the database that powers Twitch’s gaming need, rather than being Twitch’s database itself. Our data being used by many more services than Twitch alone, we remain focused right now on video games.

    It’s totally possible that in a long term vision we start tackling taxonomy of non-video game products, but likely not in the near future…

  14. There are many games that ended up becoming a different game, or with prototypes so different from the official release that deserve a main entry in the database, but now there's no right way to link them (the datatypes now don't match this description, and the versions are likely to be used only to editions). A few wxamples:

    EarthBound 64 / Mother 3
    Gimmick Land / Tomato Adventure
    Donkey Kong Racing / Sabreman Stampede
    Rayman SNES / Rayman

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  15. The TI-84 Graphing calculator can play certain video games and some made exclusive for it. I don't see why it couldn't be on IGDB.

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  16. This one may look like a stretch, but there are many hardware-exclusive games out there, and it would be the same as the Arcade platform, which isn't, by itself, a concise hardware platform, but a concept.
    The only handheld electronic game option on IGDB now is the Game & Watch, but there are many games, even in renowned franchises, for things like the Tiger Electronics and other smaller brands.
    The one I got to know recently was the Nelsonic Game Watch series (don't confuse with Game & Watch), which had some games licensed by Nintendo itself, like The Legend of…

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  17. Since there are reasons for duplicated not been removed quickly, I suggest providing a way to quickly link from a duplicate to it's original. I.e. Game Type as duplicate. This would have the added benefit of adding duplicates to the standard changes queue

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  18. 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…

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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!

  19. There is a platform missing that I would like to be able to register games for - the Commodore MAX Machine which was released exclusively in Japan in 1982.

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  20. 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/Goldeneye_007_-_N64.html

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    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!

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