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  1. When a entry is "deleted" in favor of a duplicate.

    Send a update for and update both entries.

    The old/dead entry, remove all data (consider the remove optional) and add a

    replaced_by: new_id

    entry.

    The new entry is updated with an existed_as which is an array of "old id's" that have been merged into the record

    7 votes

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  2. 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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  3. The EAN on the back of packages are a unique way to identify different versions of games. This could help to find details about a game and revision.

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  4. Instead of using random algorithm for similar games on IGDB pages. Make users enable recommend games based on their review. See MyAnimeList for the implementation. Its something like this :

    If you like [Insert game title], then you can try this based on users recommendation and similar theme.

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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/Goldeneye_007_-_N64.html

    6 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. 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)

    6 votes

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  7. Many companies exist on the site under two or more names, with a number of games attributed to each of the various forms of their name. A procedure to flag and combine these disparate developer and publisher listings under a single company name would allow this data to be cleaned up and made more useful.

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  8. By showing the version title, it would be easier to know which version is which for games with the same name in different versions. It could be shown in front of the release date.

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  9. 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!

  10. I've noticed a large number of my games have no critic rating in gog due to gog using igdb for their database.

    There also appears to be no way of adding critic reviews or flagging a game as requiring them?

    Would it be possible to have this feature and perhaps provide a link to another website that has documented them to speed up the process? This way they can still be vetted by yourselves.

    6 votes

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  11. http://retroachievements.org/ is a platform which provides achievements for retro games running in emulators, Currently there are only achievement categories for Steam, PSN and Xbox.

    If we had a RetroAchievements category we could add achievements to thousands of games which may never have achievement's otherwise. It would be very cool for things like GOG Galaxy 2.0 integration plugins

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

    Heya!

    This is interesting for sure, we would have to look into it. One thing that comes to mind is whether or not those achievement lists are official, or approved by the original developer/publisher, as this could prove tricky from an IP perspective. Since we would redistribute the data, we’re very careful about the source and provenance.

    We’ll be looking into this internally first. Thanks!

  12. Add language options as games data, according to the release (each platform and region may have different language options).

    6 votes

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  13. Add Brazil and UK region for game release dates, because there are games released specificaly for those regions. Mainly Brazil, because there the Master System and Zeebo consoles have many Brazil only games released.

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  14. 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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  15. Specifically for PC games, this website gives info on how to get games running correctly and well, with patches such as widescreen support and workarounds to DRMs. For many older games, the information on this website is essential to get the game running correctly. Thanks!

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  16. My idea is simple; adding GameFAQ pages to the possible website additions on the website. This will allow people easy access to both answers to questions they might have regarding the game as well as a walkthrough if needed.

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  17. I find filtering options missing in the results of the Karma Hunters sections.

    For example to be able to filter in the section "Missing Covers" by platform, or in the section "Under 25% Information" by "Empty developer", "Empty Publisher", etc ..

    Having these filtering options would make easy, and also would encourage users, to fill in missing information

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  18. I was thinking about how to increase the amount of user reviews and interactivity between members and think this may be the best solution. Right now there is a section for recently reviewed games, but that doesn't seem to be showing user reviews? (Clicking on most items returns nothing, may be recently rated?) This would give more incentive to leave reviews which would appear on the front page for a short amount of time. Could be as simple as Game Cover art, reviewer name and rating, with a link to the game page, a more advanced method would be to…

    5 votes

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  19. 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…

    5 votes

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  20. The element used for browsing lists of games that fit a certain page’s criteria (e.g. game engine pages, category/keyword pages, franchise pages) sometimes does not display the pagination, preventing users from seeing any games beyond the first 10 shown. Changing the sort mode can allow you to see a different slice of 10 games, thus verifying that there should be additional pages visible.

    some examples:
    https://www.igdb.com/game_engines/bitsy
    https://www.igdb.com/game_engines/pico-8
    https://www.igdb.com/game_engines/twine
    https://www.igdb.com/categories/homestar-runner
    https://www.igdb.com/categories/real-time-battles
    https://www.igdb.com/franchises/homestar-runner

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

    Heya! Indeed definitely a bug, we’ve added this into our backlog and will look at a fix as soon as possible.
    Thanks!

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