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  1. Please add Pangea Survival to games to stream

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  2. Can u please add PUBG Lite as a new category? Its a different game comparing to the original steam version of playerunknown's battlegrounds . My viewers sometimes are confused when I use the steam versions category, but I play PUBG Lite. These are 2 different games. https://www.igdb.com/games/pubg-lite
    Thank you.

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  3. I feel like there should be a general category for certain series. Such as Zelda, Mario, Megaman, RE, Digimon all under one catergory instead of individual games(unless they are a new). IGDB already implements this under what they call "Collections."

    What do you think? People who play older titles but are a part of said series' community would be more in their line of audience. It's better than having them spread out in random places like Retro or Just Chatting. So instead of having massive communities around certain games, whether they are thriving or dying, you can have a continuous…

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  4. It would be great if your database had a link to live stream channels for the game.

    For example GTA V could point you to these links.

    https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Grand%20Theft%20Auto%20V

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOquqcRMJmURiGfEnaitptg

    https://www.facebook.com/gaming/game/grandtheftautov

    Not sure if there are other similar sites... But also if you add this please open it up to the API as well!

    Thanks!

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  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/Goldeneye007-_N64.html

    3 votes

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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!

  6. 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.

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    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!

  7. 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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  8. Be able to add URL links to home pages of subsidiaries and/or departments if they are distinct.

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

    20 votes

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  10. Add more external game sources

    such as


    • uplay / uplay connect

    • epic

    Add more website sources

    such as


    • uplay / uplay connect

    6 votes

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    Hey Barry!
    Yes absolutely this is planned. While External Games and External Websites are separate they are closely related and may tackle them together.

    For External Games this will be a big focus for us going forward.
    Stay tuned!

  11. Please add the Sinclair ZX81 as a platform. It is the computer that pre-dates the ZX Spectrum and came after the ZX80. It has a few classic games like for example 3D Monster Maze (the first or one of the first first person games).

    If available I'd like to add games to that platform (which I own myself) to further complete the IGDB database.

    5 votes

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  12. 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

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  13. Adding a Full/Partial Controller Support column for titles in the database.

    This would be monumental for indexing games that can be played from the couch or not.

    3 votes

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  14. 3D view of game covers, being able to view the front, sides and back sides.
    Could be nice when having many regions and scanned images of all sides of a box art.

    2 votes

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  15. Currently IGDB's release date options don't allow for tracking both a game's initial early access release and the date at which it was declared to be in full release — e.g. Hades was originally released in early access for Windows on 12/6/18 and went into full release for Windows, Mac and Switch on 09/17/20. Currently, there can only be one Windows release date. Not only does this create ambiguity as to which date a page should go with, but ultimately both are valuable information and should be included on the page – there are contexts in which users will want…

    5 votes

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    Heya!
    This is an excellent suggestion, and in fact something we’ve been wanting to have for a while.
    It is in our backlog to indeed allow for more than one release date, early access is a great example but it is also applicable to other game status indeed.

    No ETA, but absolutely something we will be looking at in the future!

  16. Some of the games don't get results through the API because the names used by ROM (and other game images) documenting organizations have some rules that don't apply to IGDB's main title rule.

    Some of them:

    If the title starts with an article, it goes to the end of the title. (Legend of Zelda, The)
    If there is a non-standard character, like slashes, quotes, etc, they are removed.
    The Japanese naming scheme uses double vowels instead of singles ones.

    It would be good to have as an alternative title option something like: "Alternative title - No-Intro Naming Convention".

    I'm pretty…

    2 votes

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  17. It would be nice to add 'hardware bundles' of games to the database. With NES & SNES Classic Mini, Mega Drive Mini, Neo Geo Classic, Playstation Classic Mini, Capcom home arcade, 1Up Arcades and several other mini consoles on the market, it would be nice to integrate those as 'hardware bundles' - bundles of existing games that are bundled in one hardware release.
    it could be realised with a dedicated category like Main Game, DLC, Bundle,… or just marked as Bundle. The platform where it is released could be either specific for each release or could be one general "hardware…

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    Heya!
    We recently discussed adding the ‘retro classic’ mini consoles on IGDB, likely as a Version to the main consoles.

    While that would help having the data for the hardware itself, currently we wouldn’t be able to have a listing of game for a particular console version. Which can prove tricky for some specific edge cases, Starfox 2 comes to mind being exclusive to SNES Mini for example.

    I can confirm adding to those consoles is on our backlog as an initial step, platform Bundles though would probably be a separate task.

    Thanks!

  18. hi, thank you for the amazing database.
    Im new to igdb and I don't know if this suggestion has been asked before but ...
    Have you guys ever considered adding store deal to this database?

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  19. For games and platforms there could be an icon imagem, of small size, which could be used as a visualization flair on the website and also as a data point for the API, as applications could use them to their UIs.

    2 votes

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  20. Noting the [CN] China region as well as [KR] Korea, but it is worth adding that releasing in mainland China is and has been EXCEPTIONALLY difficult for western publishers, which is why most devs have historically opted to release in [HK] Honk Kong or [TW] Taiwan and let those sales be an "in" to the region.

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    This is interesting, so even though TW or HK release are a way to enter the Mainland market, they are actually different? in terms of content and/or release dates?

    Sounds like we need to investigate this further.
    If you happen to have example of some titles please share them in a comment in here as that would help.

    Thanks!

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