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  1. At times editors can realize an important bit of information was missed or forgotten after selecting Update Game. If the editor selects Edit again before their previous update has been approved. Several parts of the update appear to inconsistently display the recently entered data, while others do not. Many of these edits also will not change, even if re-edited prior to an Approval being confirmed by Admins.

    Examples:
    - Franchises do not save
    - Removing Platforms from various Release Dates, Companies and Age Ratings do not save
    - Removed Companies continue to display
    - Previously added Multiplayer Modes do not…

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  2. It is my understanding that you are planning to implement a system where multiple cover-arts can be uploaded. This is a good start, but I strongly suggest you consider allowing the defaults (those shown on the IGDB page to logged out users, and those shown on Twitch) to be selected on a case-by-case basis. Factors such as popularity in differing regions and how the game is represented need to be taken into account, for example there are games that, though they released in the US, never received any sizable following there whereas they did elsewhere. To only allow US box…

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  3. 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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  4. Seeing as though Roblox is starting to be a sort of platform for games as opposed to being just a game itself, I think it would make sense to categorize games that run under Roblox (such as Bad Business, Phantom Forces, etc.) separately from Roblox itself. This is purely for game-tracking purposes in game-tracking services that use IGDB as their database.

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  5. Add the number of pending changes on the "You Changes" page.

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  6. Have a non-custom list like want/playing/played that lists all companies you have added as favourite.
    The icon could be present in the company pages.

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  7. It would be very nice to have the images of the platform work in the API. I don't mean the logos, I mean the wide image that displays the console in its entirety. Maybe add it as Platform Images or something like that.

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. 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…

  11. 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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  12. There is a variety of arcade games on IGDB, but there is no differentiation between the different arcade hardware. For example, Chunithm and maimai Finale are both on IGDB under the platform of simply "Arcade", despite Chunithm running on the Sega Nu 1.1 board, while maimai Finale runs on the Sega RingEdge 2.

    While there are a lot of platforms that would have to be added should this change be made, I do believe that this change follows the mission of IGDB, as the website strives to be a collection of all relevant information for a game, and there are…

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  13. 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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  14. The Watara Supervision is a fourth generation handheld platform released to compete with the Game Boy. It isn't a very popular console, but got recently added to the RetroAchievements service.

    Wikipedia article: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watara_Supervision

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  15. The Nintendo 64DD is a very known japanese Nintendo 64 add-on with some exclusive games. It is like the Famicom Disk System is for the Famicom and the Super Disc (Nintendo PlayStation) is for the SNES.

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  16. 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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  17. 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!

  18. It seems rather common that users want to post the release dates and other info into the original releases of titles, such as Ports, Bundles, Remakes and Remasters, when these points have already been documented in the respective entries.

    While you will almost certainly never fully eliminate this, I feel a large portion of it has to do with people not realizing the entries exist, and often need to scroll down to areas they may not frequent as often to notice the options exist.

    I would suggest possibly moving these sections for Ports, Remakes, Bundles, etc. into the same area…

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  19. 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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  20. These types of trailers are common for fighting games and even games like Overwatch had them back in the day.

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