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  1. Why have you changed the way you sort games in custom lists?
    I have several lists with 200-400 games and sorting out new additions now is a nightmare.
    I'm sorry but among the many things that need to be improved you have made one worse...

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    Hey! This update was merely one step in a series of improvements we are planning. We acknowledge currently it isn't ideal, but we are planning several new fixes soon. 


    Stay tuned!

  2. I often omit the endings of titles from the Storyline section to prevent posting spoilers, but I realize I'm not everyone. Generally I feel if people are just looking for more info on the game, why play it if you already know how it's going to turn out?

    I'd love to see a section you could add or highlight sections of a plot in Storyline that might be best hiddened for new users, rather than a full block of the field.

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  3. I would like to get suggestions based on what my friends are currently playing. Just a section that says what my friends are playing, not the whole discover thing.

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  4. right now you can see games in a specific month or a specific year. But you can't search by a exact day regardless what year, like today in history in mobygames https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day. I think you have all the data, just need add some buttons. Thanks.

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  5. I actually like the new placeholder image for missing covers on entries, however, the same image will show for pending uploads to new covers while the system caches the preview. This can be confusing to new users that don't understand they simply need to wait for their submission to upload before it displays. A separate "preview pending" image would help to communicate this to new users.

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  6. When i try to rate it, nothing happens, rating is not set

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  7. 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…

  8. 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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  9. In addition to box art, id love to see the actual game cart / disc label hosted. Actual carts themselves could be problematic as scan/photo/image quality would vary wildy, but if we could have high quality representations of the label, it could be simple to add to a clean template cartridge to display. See how screenscraper does it under the label heading for an example of what i mean: https://www.screenscraper.fr/gameinfos.php?plateforme=14&gameid=5441

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. I'd like a way to link releases and publishers. For instance, a game might have been published by Midway in North America and Taito in Japan. Right now there's no way to distinguish such information, and both appear as publishers with no additional information. Also, a game might have been published by different companies at different times on the same platform - this would also be helpful to be able to differentiate.

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  14. Have the ability to add links to the Internet Archive where older games can be streamed legally.
    Example: https://archive.org/details/sammax_dos

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  15. IGDB frequently logout me on mobile browser (firefox for android), after day or two, sometimes more.

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  16. IGDB have ability to export your data, which is greate, and it would be nice to have a way to import this exported data back to your account.

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    Hey there!

    Could you clarity what do you mean by data in this case, is it to do with the lists and ratings in particular?

    Curious to learn more about such a use case, is there a particular need to re-upload the exported CSV or Excel document rather than use the website?

    Thanks!

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    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!

  18. I have been a huge fan of your site and contributed with game additions. The prospect of having a fully functional and well supported IMDB for games was such a great idea. Unfortunately, since Twitch took over the platform, everything has come to a halt and It seems like Twitch only bought the site and it's userbase and never had any intend of developing the site further. Apps are no longer worked on, the site is buggy and you cannot even maintain a wishlist without any technical issues. It's a shame really to see this potential and love of every…

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    Heya! Thank you for the honest feedback, it does mean a lot and we totally understand such frustrations. I can add some context on where IGDB is at the moment, but first i can say that it is absolutely still our plan to return to the website development and just like you the team is very eager to improve on the potential it has :)

    An acquisition is a complex matter from an engineering perspective, from months prior the public announcement we had set deadlines to migrate infrastructure, services, security systems etc.. to align with our new teams. That took significant time and effort, during which we had to put development of the website on hold beyond basic maintenance (unfortunately). Once done we decided to focus on growth of our core product as a database. Which is why the main product updates we made have been around our contributing users,…

  19. It would be great if the API returned which company worked on which platform, for example Company A worked on platforms X, Y and Company B on platform Z. This information is visible on the edit page on IGDB, but not via the API (should presumably be included in the "involved companies" endpoint).

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  20. The ability to link a gamejolt.com page with your games since most of my games are on Gamejolt and i'd like to make categories for them

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    Hi!

    We looked into this and we thought that indeed adding Gamejolt might be a good fit. This has been added to our backlog and we’ll take a look at it when we can.

    Thank you for the suggestion!

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