All seems fine to me
Okay, thanks, it's live. If anybody still finds corrections, please let us know.
Talking about MG's title policy, we have found a few new issues with it, as the title should always be as it appears on the FRONT COVER. So Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? It shows up as Call of Duty: MW3. Even better, look at this one's title: http://www.mobygames.com/game/ian-flemi ... mputer-gam
Sounds like absurd. http://d1vr6n66ssr06c.cloudfront.net/wp ... endary.jpg
So full name of it should be "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition: Dragonborn, Hearthfire, Dawnguard"? Imo only case when title on front cover should be relevant is when you can't find any reliable information about game's release and its title making only source of information its cover.
First thing to say about this is that MobyGames needs a "main" title, and a policy for it, which makes this problem worse than with us, where we're working to get rid of this flawed concept for good. So at Oregami, a cover title is just another title at first, and therefore needs to be assigned to the game as any other title needs to be.
The main thing to decide is which assigned title to display in all the data views. And for me, the answer to that question is not necessarily the cover title (For instance, MW3 means MechWarrior 3 in my world.
), but the title(s) that people will probably search for, dependent on the region they sit in, the language they speak, or the choosing they make. So, IMHO we'd need to mark some titles as "display title", for use in game lists, and data sheets. In the examples above that would be "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3", "James Bond 007 in Live and Let Die", and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition" for me.
I'm in favor of preserving the original spelling with an "@" or capital/non-capital combinations. We just need to technically make sure that an "@", and an "A" are both found when a user enters an "a" into our search engine, or are interpreted as an "a" when a game list is sorted by title.
A title with a budget series name in it shouldn't be a display title, I think. Nevertheless, it will be assigned to the game as a re-release title, and therefore will be found via the search, or will be shown as an AKA.
hsssh wrote:There should be an option when user is registering to the site. Something like "Do you want to see titles appropriate for your location?", because frankly while I'm from Europe I really don't care for European release names (asides of historical importance), while browsing database it would be just a distraction and confusion for me since I was always more interested in original releases.
Yes, this whole title display thing needs to be customizable in the end.
hsssh wrote:Maybe I missed it but it also doesn't really say what title will be shown for users that haven't registered? Will you try to use their IP to determine their location (not really 100% reliable) or original title?
Interesting question, we haven't really discussed this, yet. What's your suggestion?