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  1. Just a button on IGDB to go to a random game in the database. Maybe you can set a date frame or different filters to it but in general a button to show a random game would be awesome.

    6 votes

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

    Hey!

    This is a good suggestion thank you! This has been discussed a couple of times in the past. We can’t promise any ETA on such a feature but it would be interesting to investigate.

    Our main concerns so far would be what can be included is random: should it have filters, should it be games on all platforms or only selected ones, all age ratings etc..

    If you have more ideas or specifics that always helps, we’ll leave this ticket open meanwhile!
    Thank you!

  2. As it stands, there is a lot of confusion and mixed up data between Collections and Franchises, all relating to the series in which a game belongs. Some games will be within a collection without a franchise, while other series titles such as "Legend of Zelda" has 2 different database ID's for its collection and its franchise.

    Because of these differences, it's hard to utilise the series distinction in searches, as it might be in one category or the other, or both. If both are merged, there would be a more consistent way of determining a "series", with many games…

    5 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Contribution & Content Guidelines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Due to the different types of machines in the new console generation, this issue has become even more important.

    24 votes

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  4. It would be the desireable behaviour from a database like this to treat equally to all the information but in this case Unreal Engine seems to be in privilegie in Twich and here appearing as "a person" and also a engine, a game itself and everywhere else... Not the same case as the others.

    In this case Godot Engine is a game itself done with itself... Yeah Godot is a "game" done in Godot Engine... It would be seen as Core in UE (wich is also there in the list, surprise)

    It would be good for equality that all users…

    3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Contribution & Content Guidelines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    Sorry not sure i fully grasp the issue at hand. Currently Twitch does not ingest game engine data from IGDB. So if there is a tag existing for UE that isn’t coming from IGDB.

    As a database we do indeed try to be as neutral as possible, and all the engine data we have connected to games get the same treatment in the form of a discovery profile page.
    Here’s the one for Godot Engine: https://www.igdb.com/game_engines/godot-engine

    If you have more info on it please feel free to contribute to it, as all of IGDB is user contributable :)

    Thanks!

  5. 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

    8 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!

  6. 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.

    42 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Edits & Contributions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    5 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

  8. 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.

    4 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

  9. 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…

    3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  New Data Suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

  10. 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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  11. 1 vote

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

    Hi!

    Could you give us more information what you mean in this case? By status do you mean adding a new one along side Alpha, Beta, Early Access, Cancelled etc..?

    If so how would you define Dropped, it sounds like it would be similar to cancelled, as in the development has been in definitely put on hold.

    Thanks!

  12. 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!

    38 votes

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    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.

  13. 2 votes

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  14. 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".

    28 votes

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    5 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 :)

  15. 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.

    3 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 :)

  16. Pouvez vous ajouter la catégorie "Orchidée" pour notre petite communauté de streamers s'il vous plait ?

    1 vote

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  17. This feels topical...

    So, when an entry/game submission or edit is rejected and discarded, it's kind of all-or-nothing. If one major thing is wrong with the edit, often the entire submission has to be rejected, just for practical reasons.

    It might be beneficial if Admins had the option to select sections of a submission to reject, like Title renames, content deletion, or bad cover art changes while the rest can be approved without the entire entry to be resubmitted..

    2 votes

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  18. I'm not an advocate for the platform, but I feel if Sega CD and 32X addons are their own platforms, this should probably be one as well, even for as short lived as it was.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Jaguar_CD

    1 vote

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  19. 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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  20. 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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