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  1. 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.

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    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.

  2. When sorting an API request on e.g. totalratingcount descending, I'd expect the highest numbers to be at the start, and games with no ratings to be at the bottom. This is currently not the case, where games with no ratings (null) are at the start. This essentially makes the sorting function broken. Please treat null as zero in the API so that these games appear at the bottom of the response as expected.

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  3. The game bundle SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics (https://www.igdb.com/games/sega-mega-drive-and-genesis-classics) contains a large amount of games on the webpage, but in the API only one game is returned, sonic:

    'fieldsname, url, bundles; where bundles = (80185); limit 50;' https://api-v3.igdb.com/games
    [
    {
    id: 3192,
    bundles: [
    4157,
    7189,
    20502,
    20621,
    22297,
    46204,
    80185,
    86067,
    96393,
    99953
    ],
    name: Sonic the Hedgehog,
    url: https://www.igdb.com/games/sonic-the-hedgehog
    }
    ]

    If you pick one of the games listed on the web page as in that bundle that is missing from the API, for example Gain Ground, the web page for Gain Ground says it…

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  4. The 'follow' attribute for a game is never returned from the API.
    For example, I would expect the following query to return "follows": 466 (as per the website).

    fields name, follows, hypes;
    where name ~ "last of us: part";
    limit 10;

    Instead, I get:

    "id": 26192,
    "hypes": 325,
    "name": "The Last of Us: Part II"

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    Hey there, we don’t actively support Follows (and Hype) as a data point. We need to update our documentation to reflect this, apologies.

    Follow is part of the private endpoint we are sunsetting.

  5. When you click on the personalize button on the home page, there is no Playstation 5 or Xbox Series XS options there. It should be there?

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    Hey! Yes that is absolutely correct the new gen platform should be there.
    We’ll take a look into that, thank you for pointing it out!

  6. When using a reference ID field, such as requesting https://api.igdb.com/v4/games/ where release_dates.platform [48,49,6]; as shown in an example in the API docs, the API returns a syntax error "You are trying to compare and exact array with an non array field: platform". This seems to be true of any field which is a reference ID when using this syntax. the array OR syntax (48,49,6) works fine.

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  7. It appears the API result for Snack World (https://www.igdb.com/games/snack-world-the-dungeon-crawl-gold) is incomplete, as it is missing images, release date, etc.

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  8. When trying to tag my stream as the game Sonic the Hedgehog (the 2006/2007 game for Xbox 360 and PS3), it is impossible to tag in any list or drop down, be it Twitch, Twitch Studio, OBS, Streamlabs, etc. I see that the game is on IGDB, so why doesn't the game ever show up?

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  9. A user wanted to sort the release dates of platform versions by date and get the name of the version. But could not since platform-version-release-dates field platform_version is missing.

    Example query:

    https://api.igdb.com/v4/platform_version_release_dates

    fields *, platform_version.name; sort date desc; limit 500;

    Expected: A sorted list of platform version release dates and the name of the platform version name

    Actual: A sorted list of platform version release dates without the platform version data.

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  10. The current popularity value for a game doesn't make any sense.
    Please see below examples showing the popularity value with the hypes, and number of user ratings.

    "id": 115278,
    "hypes": 1,
    "name": "Rune Factory 4 Special",
    "popularity": 2090.622837928576

    "id": 120268,
    "name": "Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition",
    "popularity": 1431.973719413489

    As you can see, the top 2 games by popularity both have 0 user ratings. How can these be the most popular games on IGDB?

    The docs say 'The popularity number is calculated using usage statistics of game pages at https://www.igdb.com' which can't possibly be true if these games are at the…

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    We’re not currently supporting popularity unfortunately, the existing hypes in the API are out of date and therefore out of sync, which is very likely why you’re getting those games as results.

    We will be updating our documentation to reflect this, but meanwhile we recommend not using Popularity since it isn’t providing an accurate count.

  11. I get data from"https://api.igdb.com/v4/games" api.
    'category' data is not matching 'CategoryEnum' data.
    'category' data is exist 13 and 14 key in game data, but 'Category
    Enum' is not exist 13 or 14 key and value. check please :)

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  12. /genres return the following array:
    [
    { id: 4, name: 'Fighting' },
    { id: 5, name: 'Shooter' },
    { id: 7, name: 'Music' },
    { id: 8, name: 'Platform' },
    { id: 9, name: 'Puzzle' },
    { id: 10, name: 'Racing' },
    { id: 11, name: 'Real Time Strategy (RTS)' },
    { id: 12, name: 'Role-playing (RPG)' },
    { id: 13, name: 'Simulator' },
    { id: 14, name: 'Sport' }
    ]

    containing only 10 genres but many /games have genre ids that are not listed in said endpoint.

    for example 15 & 32 : Strategy & Indie and some more

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  13. I'm experiencing an issue where the maximum number of objects allowed by the "limit" property isn't being returned, despite that number of objects existing.

    Consider this query:

    {baseUrl}/games
    body (text/plain): fields name,cover.imageid,firstrelease_date,platforms.name;limit: 10;offset: 30;search "halo";

    It's currently only returning 9 objects, but a search on IGDB.com reveals that there are 73 total and other queries (e.g., offset 40;) give 10 results as expected.

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  14. When you filter by alphabetical order or Rating or release date the list is different but the number of pages does not change.
    An example is PS1 since the alphabetical order A - Z page 54 ends up in the letter D and from Z - A page 54 ends up in the S. Which means that games with initials E to R do not appear in alphabetical order however in other orders they appear and others do not Final Fantasy VII appears in the order by Rating but not by Release Date or Alphabetical

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  15. https://api.igdb.com/v4/age_rating_content_descriptions has some unkown category enums like 58 and 50 for the ids, 13505 and 13506

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  16. Hi,

    I'm having issues with the APIs Pagination features. When making the following call the last item on the list of games is 'Pokemon Silver':

    request search "Pokemon";f id,name,cover.image_id,aggregated_rating,aggregated_rating_count,first_release_date,summary;l 20;w version_parent = null&category = 0;

    I then make this second call to get the second page of items, which returns 'Pokemon Silver' as the first result:

    search "Pokemon";f id,name,cover.image_id,aggregated_rating,aggregated_rating_count,first_release_date,summary;l 20;o 20;w version_parent = null&category = 0;

    At first I thought this was an issue with the offset, but if I search for another term it works okay. Any ideas what may be causing this?

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  17. I submitted a game prologue, which was rejected because it was a demo.

    However, I marked that game as "played" before it was rejected. Now, I have a ghost "played" game, whose existence is given away by the game count.

    I would like to be able to remove that "ghost" game from the list, but it is not visible in the list, and I don't know its IGDB ID, so I cannot forge an API request to remove it from the list.

    A simpler fix would be NOT to count "ghost" games when counting the number of games in a…

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  18. https://www.igdb.com/games/far-cry-6/countdown far cry 6 has not been released on google stadia, but it shows that it is. please change this immediately.

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    Hey! thanks for pointing it out. It seems to be due to a bug rather than a false release mind you. We’re taking a look!

    As a note, if you do spot some incorrect data you are able to edit and submit an update in case :)

    Thanks!

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  20. As some reviews age, some sites can go out of business or just shut down. However there doesn't appear to be an automatic way the database removes or reports broken links or updates scores as they go away. Additionally, some of these will push scores averages down if they continue to inaccurately are placed as Review Scores, yet hold broken links.

    Steel Battalion
    https://www.igdb.com/games/steel-battalion
    - 404 Review Links (Gaming Trend)

    Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
    https://www.igdb.com/games/fatal-frame-ii-crimson-butterfly
    - Inaccurate count of 3 reviews on Game Page, but 2 reviews listed on Critic Reviews breakdown page.

    Disgaea 2 Dark Hero Days
    https://www.igdb.com/games/disgaea-2-dark-hero-days

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