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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 10 Jan 2016, 22:28

I know that Kultpower.de (which is my website about German game magazines) is not really a "game database" in the sense of this thread, but it may become one :D

So for the German speaking people of us I wrote an article about the future of Kultpower.de. Read it here (Kultpower blog) or here (Facebook).
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 01 Mar 2016, 21:04

The guys from IGDB announced today that the core developer team will work full time on their project from now on.
Wow!
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 07 Mar 2016, 14:37

Yeah, obviously they found two guys believing in them to create the IMDB for video games. :)

What surprised me the most about this announcement is their number of API users. 450 and counting for such an incomplete database? They must do something right.
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 07 Mar 2016, 23:53

Another interesting note, this time from mobygames:

Talking of which, we've run into a couple of people recently who are scraping MobyGames for projects like this. Well, your scraping will soon be unnecessary! Work is officially underway on a MobyGames API - for anyone wanting to use our data for non-commercial purposes. We really want to become _the_ easily usable data source for game info, & will be talking about how you can test the system & get an API key soon.


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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 09 Mar 2016, 21:41

Now that is something I'd expect some 450 immediate users from. :)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 10 Mar 2016, 07:35

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

Postby Trypticon » 01 Apr 2016, 00:55

gene wrote:I know that Kultpower.de (which is my website about German game magazines) is not really a "game database" in the sense of this thread, but it may become one :D

So for the German speaking people of us I wrote an article about the future of Kultpower.de. Read it here (Kultpower blog) or here (Facebook).


Especially the magazine archive was interesting and useful to me over the years, would be sad to see it go. Speaking of gaining experience for gaming databases which you mention there (though in a different context), I've accumulated a bit more of that in the last 2 years as approver at Moby. It was certainly illuminating in some ways. I'm pondering to a write detailed post about that in the near future.
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 03 Apr 2016, 16:34

Trypticon wrote:
gene wrote:I know that Kultpower.de (which is my website about German game magazines) is not really a "game database" in the sense of this thread, but it may become one :D

So for the German speaking people of us I wrote an article about the future of Kultpower.de. Read it here (Kultpower blog) or here (Facebook).


Especially the magazine archive was interesting and useful to me over the years, would be sad to see it go. Speaking of gaining experience for gaming databases which you mention there (though in a different context), I've accumulated a bit more of that in the last 2 years as approver at Moby. It was certainly illuminating in some ways. I'm pondering to a write detailed post about that in the near future.


Don't worry, the Kultpower-Data will never be gone :D

Give us a hint when you've written your post about your illuminations at Mobygames!
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 03 Apr 2016, 22:26

Trypticon wrote:
gene wrote:I know that Kultpower.de (which is my website about German game magazines) is not really a "game database" in the sense of this thread, but it may become one :D

So for the German speaking people of us I wrote an article about the future of Kultpower.de. Read it here (Kultpower blog) or here (Facebook).


Especially the magazine archive was interesting and useful to me over the years, would be sad to see it go. Speaking of gaining experience for gaming databases which you mention there (though in a different context), I've accumulated a bit more of that in the last 2 years as approver at Moby. It was certainly illuminating in some ways. I'm pondering to a write detailed post about that in the near future.

That would be an interesting read, indeed. I don't know where you want to publish this article, but you are invited to use Oregami's blog for it. :)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 02 May 2016, 22:14

Hear, hear!

GiantBomb is rebuilding their wiki as a RESTful site. :)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 02 May 2016, 22:50

MZ per X wrote:Hear, hear!
GiantBomb is rebuilding their wiki as a RESTful site. :)

:lol: :lol:
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 13 May 2016, 22:19

gene, this one's for you:

The lead developer of IGDB shot a 46 minute video about the technical base of the site. Slides here!
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby gene » 13 May 2016, 22:53

MZ per X wrote:gene, this one's for you:

The lead developer of IGDB shot a 46 minute video about the technical base of the site. Slides here!

Great, already looking at it :-)
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby hydr0x » 22 May 2016, 13:03

Discovered another site out there today: http://www.vgdb.com.br/i/quem-somos.html
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Re: News and information about other online game databases

Postby MZ per X » 23 May 2016, 20:57

Thanks, added for next News Roundup.

Just took a moment to think about the number of database projects in every major language, and all the double work that is happening. :(
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