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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 06 Sep 2015, 22:45

MZ per X wrote:MobyGames lifted their media scan rules, and now accepts complete sets, where the media only differ by a number (say "1 of N").
Yeah, saw this at the Mobygames forums. Is that such a big deal? :o

MZ per X wrote:And I wrote another News Roundup for video game databases. Please yell at me, when I missed something. :)
The GERMAN TRANSLATION is missing! 8)

There's also the possibility for game shops to integrate their game products to the price comparison feature of IGDB; another strong sign for the commercial nature of the project.
Why is this "another strong sign" for the commercial nature of the project? Please explain this. :D
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 07 Sep 2015, 18:11

I added the new OGDB barcode search, and some more monitored projects.

gene wrote:
MZ per X wrote:MobyGames lifted their media scan rules, and now accepts complete sets, where the media only differ by a number (say "1 of N").
Yeah, saw this at the Mobygames forums. Is that such a big deal? :o
No, but worth noting nonetheless. :)

gene wrote:
MZ per X wrote:And I wrote another News Roundup for video game databases. Please yell at me, when I missed something. :)
The GERMAN TRANSLATION is missing! 8)
I KNOW !!! ;)

Will do it in the next days, wanted to finalize the English version first.

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There's also the possibility for game shops to integrate their game products to the price comparison feature of IGDB; another strong sign for the commercial nature of the project.
Why is this "another strong sign" for the commercial nature of the project? Please explain this. :D
Hmmm, don't know what I was thinking, probably read the word "shop" and went commercial. :) Anyway, I removed this.
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 09 Sep 2015, 12:54

German version is ready. Will publish both versions soon, if nobody screams. :)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 09 Sep 2015, 18:56

MZ per X wrote:German version is ready. Will publish both versions soon, if nobody screams. :)

Great, make it so! :D
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 10 Sep 2015, 15:03

Both posts are online! :)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby Independent » 10 Sep 2015, 15:11

Thank your for the translation. The EAN Search function is verry great and I hope we do this well.

(Das mit der EAN ist eine super sache. Damit kann man genau schauen ob ein spiel schon vorhanden ist oder nicht. Sollte man sofern man das cover beisteuert auf jedenfall mit angeben)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby hydr0x » 11 Sep 2015, 07:56

EAN/UPC search is easy, the problem is filling in all the data ;) Also, unfortunately, a EAN is not a unique identifier for a release. I have seen countless of different releases with the same EAN :( E.g., we haven't added a EAN search yet because only 600 out of our 18000 releases do have an EAN. It would just frustrate users getting no results.
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby Independent » 11 Sep 2015, 16:34

Really? this is bad. Thought that would be a good idea to delete the duplicate entries.
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 16 Sep 2015, 16:10

hydr0x wrote:EAN/UPC search is easy, the problem is filling in all the data ;) Also, unfortunately, a EAN is not a unique identifier for a release. I have seen countless of different releases with the same EAN :( E.g., we haven't added a EAN search yet because only 600 out of our 18000 releases do have an EAN. It would just frustrate users getting no results.

Yes. it's mainly the people who entered their complete collection with all the data who will benefit from this.

MobyGames posted a news item looking, again, for coding help, and to fill the database holes identified earlier.

The IGDB people are working hard on a new image system. As a preparation, they are currently converting all their images to "support retina, mobile/tablets and the new image format WebP (both lossless and lossy)".

And there's a discussion over at VGG about cleaning up the Visual Novel genre.
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 16 Sep 2015, 16:20

BTW, the VNDB seems like a cool project we should watch, it even is open source! :)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 16 Sep 2015, 16:29

MZ per X wrote:BTW, the VNDB seems like a cool project we should watch, it even is open source! :)

What the heck is a "Visual Novel" ? :roll:
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 16 Sep 2015, 20:55

gene wrote:
MZ per X wrote:BTW, the VNDB seems like a cool project we should watch, it even is open source! :)

What the heck is a "Visual Novel" ? :roll:

Please see here! :)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 16 Sep 2015, 21:39

MZ per X wrote:
gene wrote:
MZ per X wrote:BTW, the VNDB seems like a cool project we should watch, it even is open source! :)

What the heck is a "Visual Novel" ? :roll:

Please see here! :)

Thx 8)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 02 Jan 2016, 14:33

A Happy New Year to you all! :)

It's about time for a new Game Database Roundup, I will start soon on it.
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby hydr0x » 02 Jan 2016, 17:17

MZ per X wrote:A Happy New Year to you all! :)

It's about time for a new Game Database Roundup, I will start soon on it.


I guess our main update won't make it in time then :? :mrgreen: Migration of our database to the new design has finished, but we're still converting all the the php models and adding the new data to various pages. Well, something for the next roundup then. We do have an update in the next 1-2 weeks though with new platforms ;)
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