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NOTICE: Feel free to edit the content in the portal. The portal is interesting if people change the content often. I might have created the template, but I have little time to keep updating this page. Jacoplane 23:26, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)


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Indie GamesEdit

Is there a portal for Independent games? If anyone would like to help get one started, post a reply here. BKalesti (talk) 03:37, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

  • I dont think so! That is a really good idea, so how do we start? --me 16:08, 28 September 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gdcdigital (talkcontribs)

A New Idea We should put walkthroughs to games on wikipedia! Well, that's all, but its a great idea no?

  • Sure, put one up. BKalesti (talk) 03:37, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


Somebody has deleted the Characters section as well as the music , magazines and retail section! Is there some troglodyte that needs to be stopped or what?

It seems they never had any content, they don't seem to have a history. Or do categories not have history pages? Jacoplane 23:26, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Categories do have history pages... but not if they are deleted. The mentioned pages were moved for consistency with other category names, therefore the old categories were deleted. I've directed the pages to the new categories now, though. --TheDotGamer Talk June 30, 2005 03:57 (UTC)
Ok cool, thanks! Jacoplane 30 June 2005 04:09 (UTC)

"Indie" is not a genre Hi guys, I was reading a wiki article on Starbound, and wanted to know what kind of game it is, so I looked into the right info-box, and found - Genre: Indie. This is incorrect, genre is supposed to specify how the game plays, while "indie" is business/publishing model, it specifies how the game gets marketed and distributed. So I changed it there, but I also wanted to let you know, maybe you do already, but... well... how'd I know that? (MidnightSt, not really registered here) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.197.198.99 (talk) 15:04, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

When do you link to this portal from a computer game article and when do you not?Edit

I saw this Computer and video games portal linked from one game article, so edit-added it to another, only to have it promptly reverted with an "unnecessary" comment. Is there disagreement over awareness and use of this portal? A curious newcomer -- Sitearm | Talk 17:38, 2005 August 8 (UTC)

I think it's only proper to link on Computer and video games (which has a box) and the category. K1Bond007 17:55, August 8, 2005 (UTC)

You said: I think it's only proper to link on Computer and video games

I read the introductory descriptions on WikiProject:Computer and video games and WikiPortal:Computer and video games and it seems to me that Computer and video game and genre articles may well include a link to WikiPortal:Computer and video games because Unlike WikiProjects, WikiPortals are meant to be used both by editors and by readers of Wikipedia.. Readers reading about one particular game or genre may find the portal a good start point to learn more about similar games, genres, or games in general. I know I do.

I would agree that WikiProject:Computer and video games would be better linked to from a narrower set of pages such as Computer and video games because A WikiProject is... a resource to help coordinate and organize article writing. It is a resource for editors.

Might we agree that if a contributer wants to add a game portal link to a game article, the addition be respected? -- Sitearm | Talk 19:28, 2005 August 14 (UTC)

PSPEdit

I thought the PSP in the UK was the fastest selling console so far? -- Thorpe talk 21:43, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

Purge link needs a homeEdit

I don't know where it can go, but it looks lost down at the bottom there. GarrettTalk 13:04, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

I put it at the top. I didn't even see it down there! Thunderbrand 01:47, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Ubisoft ScreenshotsEdit

Please note commons:User:Avatar/Ubisoft. --Avatar-en 12:05, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Am I allowed to do this?Edit

Am I allowed to mention the video game wiki Encyclopedia Gamia here in the talk page?

Featured VG article templateEdit

I've created a template with which to identify the selected articles of this WikiProject. I thought that it would be useful, especially to serve as recognition to good VG articles that haven't (yet) been promoted to featured article on the main page. The template is accessible via {{Featured_VG}}{{Selected CVG}} and looks like this:

Of course, it can probably use some improvements in the linkage. --Michiel Sikma 10:22, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

I've migrated this template to {{Selected CVG}} to reflect the fact that the article is selected, not featured, and to use the standard CVG initialism instead of VG. --Pagrashtak 04:52, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Template has since been intergrated into {{cvgproj}} Hbdragon88 04:12, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

External linksEdit

What is the suggested limit for external links on a page? Jedi6 17:46, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

As many as are strictly relevant to the topic at hand and notable enough to appear in a reasonably sized list. If you're making an article about Sim City, then Maxis's site must be on there, but "SimDude8090's GeoCities Strat Guide" must not. --Michiel Sikma 06:32, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Moby Games?Edit

What's the deal with all the external links to "blank" at Moby Games... is that standard practice of CVG articles or just some guy going round trying to promote moby games?Qeee1 18:00, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

That is strange. No game entries will appear on Mobygames until they actually get released. So there's no point linking to there on Portal for a few more months. Maybe some wiki editor was just trying to leave a space for the links? --WildKard 00:09, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

The-underdogsEdit

I noticed that what was once http://www.the-underdogs.org is now defunt and points to generic advertizing rubbish. Several game entries such as Robot Odyssey have a link to what was once the game's entry in this site - is there a possibility to write a bot to remove these on a global level? Eldar 00:07, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

I think the new domain is http://www.the-underdogs.info . You might be able to do this using the Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser. You're probably better off asking these kinds of questions on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Computer and video games -- that page is watched by many more people. jacoplane 00:10, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! I cannot use autowikibrowser myself (being a Linux person) but I will post this issue to the video games project as per your suggestion. Eldar 22:21, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Fair-use imageEdit

I've removed the Half-Life 2 game cover image from the selected article section as it violates Wikipedia's fair use policy. Please remember that fair use images are only allowed in the article mainspace (though the Main Page is an exception).--TBC (aka Tree Biting Conspiracy) 10:02, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Selected articles/pictures are rarely updated, so here's an ideaEdit

The selected articles/pictures rarely seem to get updated. The current selected article has been there nearly two months and the selected picture about a month and a half. To improve variety, I think it would be a good idea if we create a few pages, each with either a selected article or selected picture and then set them up to be included in the portal based on a certain time.

It would work in a similar way to featured pictures and articles on the main page. But I feel we should run it on a looping system instead, so that it would run perfectly fine without anyone updating it, but people could change it if they wanted to.

This could be done by creating seven selected articles and seven selected pictures. Each day a different one would be included based on the day of the week. For example:

  • Monday 12th: Game 1
  • Tuesday 13th: Game 2
  • Wednesday 14th: Game 3
  • Thursday 15th: Game 4
  • Friday 16th: Game 5
  • Saturday 17th: Game 6
  • Sunday 18th: Game 7
  • Monday 19th: Game 1
  • Tuesday 20th: Game 2

And so on. This way we would have a different game each day. The pages with each game on could be changed at any time. So if Game 3 was NetHack, I could come along and change that to BZFlag, then in the future, it would show that instead.

I think this may require the page to be purged, but there's a big link for that at the top, so I'm sure someone presses it. Even if it doesn't get clicked for a little while, this method still has a lot more variety than the current method.

If people think this is a good idea, I'm happy to make the pages and add in descriptions for seven selected articles and pictures. Anyone can change them in the future. I'll make a page which shows all seven features articles and another which shows all seven featured pictures, so that it's easy for people to change them. Icey 14:00, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

That'd be cool, I'm tired of seeing BZFlag and that random game's picture. --PresN 01:34, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Works for me SWATJester Ready Aim Fire! 01:37, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Did you know box problemEdit

There's a well visible problem with Did you know box in Mozilla browser. It overlaps with the others, being displayed directly under the WikiProjects box. I'm not sure how to fix it in a good way. I made a quick fix with br-clear so it displays correctly, but possibly it needs more specific attention. Please report if there are any problems with display now. CP/M comm |Wikipedia Neutrality Project| 12:07, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

I'll take a look at that... *Cremepuff222* 22:13, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, it seems the box has been deleted some time between the year or so since that prevoius message has been left. So, I guess it's been fixed! ;) *Cremepuff222* 22:14, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Deletion IssueEdit

Hi there, I've just created an article about an Online Game named Regnum Online, and I have an issue with a user (User:Pan Dan) who insists the article is about web content and insists on deleting it. The article is written in a similar fashion as Lineage II or World of Warcraft, so I don't see why it is inappropriate. If you could lend me a hand in this matter I would be grateful.

Thanks! Jcpetruzza 15:01, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Current EventsEdit

The c. events link does not work. It relinks to the main page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.170.204.50 (talkcontribs)

I know, I did that on purpose for the moment. I did not have time to maintain it and nobody else was working on it. JACOPLANE • 2007-01-2 17:05

No Article About Open Source Games?Edit

Hi

I just found out that there is no article about open source games! That's pretty interesting if you consider that there is a huge list that is dedicated just for these types of games... I will try to create one, but my english isn't that good. So please feel free to make the article better! --87.167.206.9 13:02, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I'll see what I can do... :) *Cremepuff222* 22:11, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Computer and Videogames with Multiple Endings category deletionEdit

I just noticed the category on computer and videogames with multiple endings was deleted. Why is that? --L337 kybldmstr 22:01, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

No idea. Check the category's deletion log to find out why. *Cremepuff222* 22:12, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Sega Pro and Mega PowerEdit

The articles on these journals require a listing of an ISSN. Can someone help me find this information? Keesiewonder talk 01:14, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Nobody really watches this page: you should ask on WT:CVG. JACOPLANE • 2007-03-4 02:17
Done; thanks. Keesiewonder talk 02:31, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

I don't think Torchic should still be appearing as a Featured Article.Edit

I noticed that Torchic is one of the Featured Articles in the Featured Article box. It was however delisted as a Featured Article. Should the article still appear in the portal's Featured Article box? Funpika 20:50, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

No, it shouldn't. I just haven't gotten round to fixing that yet. Thanks for pointing that out. Cheers, JACOPLANE • 2007-04-20 20:53

Bumpy Trot/Steambot Chronicles Sequel: More Info!!Edit

I was overjoyed when I found that there was an article up for the sequel to one of my favorite games, but it needs screenshots and more information and I don't think I'm capable of doing it correctly. Do you think any of you could help me out?? ^_^() --KaleidoMagic 20:06, 11 October 2007 (UTC)KaleidoMagic

Emergency Heroes. More info needed.Edit

Hi. Some time ago, I have created an article about an Ubisoft game called Emergency Heroes. However there aren't too much things about it, so I need some help to expand that article and put more info and screenshots. I just hope that someone helps me. ShifterBr (talk) 21:46, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Note: reposted at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games to get more responses. (Guyinblack25 talk 00:28, 2 November 2008 (UTC))'

Featured TopicsEdit

Should good topics be included in the portal's featured topic list? If so, Wikipedia:Featured topics/Final Fantasy XII needs to be added, but if not, Wikipedia:Featured topics/Key visual novels needs to be removed. MrKIA11 (talk) 22:22, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Yeah. I added them to give more variety because the number of FTs was so low, and changed the title from Featured topic to Selected topic. It should already be in the rotation. Portal:Video games/Featured topic/13. (Guyinblack25 talk 00:11, 1 March 2009 (UTC))
My mistake, it was Wikipedia:Featured topics/Kingdom Hearts that was missing. I added it now. MrKIA11 (talk) 00:22, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I switched it out for the new Myst topic because KH is at FTRC and thought it would be removed. It looks like it might actually be kept though. :-D (Guyinblack25 talk 00:27, 1 March 2009 (UTC))

Monopoly City StreetsEdit

I'm actually surprised this is not a higher priority as it is becoming rapidly popular and will develop further.  Piandao  08:27, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Media listing in infobox/digital distribution listingsEdit

Are there guidelines for media listings in infoboxes? Most games have CD/DVD/Bluray, and that's fine, but when people put "Steam" as a media, it doesn't work (especially when a game is available from multiple services), and some articles have "Download" while I would think "Digital Distribution" might work better. Maybe some guidelines when dealing with digital distribution of titles under the media section, as well as when adding comments about digital distribution to games. Do games need a comment saying "released on Steam" or the like? Should DD release dates be listed in the infobox? (GTA 4 Lost and Damned has this, but there was a significant delay between DD and boxed). Lonyo (talk) 19:57, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Note: Reposted at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games to get more responses. (Guyinblack25 talk 23:35, 27 October 2009 (UTC))

Help/Guidance needed on new browser game articleEdit

Hi! The other day, the Facebook game Fish Wrangler was voted the best Facebook Game and best Facebook Application at the Open Web Awards by Mashable. As (I think) that makes it notable, I decided to start up an article.

Only problem is that I am useless at writing articles!

I have put a request on the Fish Wrangler forum boards for help, and I have also asked the game's developer to upload a few images to Wikipedia for us to use in the article. Knowing how passionate the players of the game are about Fish Wrangler (well, I am one of the Wrangler addicts!), it could far too easily become an advert for the game, or an instruction Wiki (we already have one of those).

So, would it be possible for someone to help write the article, or (at the very least) pop over and guive some guidance on good things to include in the article? Having an impartial third party to look over the article from time to time to keep us on the straight and narrow would be very helpful. Thanks! Stephen! Coming... 08:45, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Note: Reposted at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games to get more responses. (Guyinblack25 talk 22:16, 24 December 2009 (UTC))

Need help editing Current EventsEdit

I need some help in the current events of the video games portal. How do you add something? Lamb99 (talk) 01:58, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

To add news, edit Portal:Current events/Video gaming/In the news. As it says in the comment, add a new item to the top and remove the last item. —Ost (talk) 14:58, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict)
There are a few things to keep in mind when updating Portal:Current events/Video gaming/In the news.
  • Report from reputable sites.
    • Check out this page for sources.
    • Add the link in a single set of brackets ([http://www.example.com]) after the news item.
  • Make sure the number of news items does not exceed 10. For every item you add, please make sure to remove one from the bottom.
  • Use the {{*mp}} for the bullet points, and include the month and date the news item was reported ({{*mp|April 9}}). This helps keep track of when to update.
  • Bold the subject of the news item.
  • Try to keep things balanced. All Nintendo news or news focused solely on single titles omits too much stuff. Try to include:
    • Sales milestones for single games, series, and hardware
    • Announcements for new games and hardware
    • Industry events like trade shows and conferences
    • Don't forget about the PC (gaming is not confined to consoles)
    • Company announcements like mergers, bankruptcies, and buyouts
    • And it doesn't hurt to include some obscure tidbits that you find interesting.
  • Adding an image is not required, but is helpful. However...
    • The image should be relevant to one of the news items. Include "(pictured)" after the pictured subject in the news item.
    • Make sure it is a "free" image. Check out commons:Category:Video games for free images.
    • If you can, avoid using any picture already on Portal:Video games/Picture. There's a chance the picture will be on the portal twice otherwise.
    • The size can be tricky because some images are wide while others are tall. Wide images can be around 110–120px wide, whichever doesn't clutter the text as much. Tall images can be around 90–100px wide, again, whichever doesn't clutter the text as much.
Hope that helps. Feel free to ask for more details or clarification. The news updating often has lulls, so any help you can provide would be appreciated. (Guyinblack25 talk 15:27, 9 April 2010 (UTC))
Okay, thanks for the info. Lamb99 (talk) 18:06, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Default portal imageEdit

Currently, there are two different portal images, depending on how the portal template is called. Which one would people prefer? I'm not watching this page, so it would be great if you could comment at Template talk:Portal#Case duplicates. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 17:45, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

{{Portal|Video Games}}
{{Portal|Video games}}
{{Portal|VG}}
Note: Reposted at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games to get more responses. (Guyinblack25 talk 15:16, 19 April 2010 (UTC))

Non-free image questionEdit

  Resolved: Smallman12q (talk) 22:10, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

When uploading box art, can we put up both sides in an article, or should the front side be used only?Smallman12q (talk) 00:42, 18 April 2010 (UTC) Copied from my talk page

Hi. I saw the question you posted at Portal talk:Video games.

Typically there's no reason to include the rear of a box. The most identifying aspect of the box art is the front cover. Anything more would be unnecessary and push the boundaries for WP:NFCC. If you have more questions about video game images, check out WP:VGIMAGES on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games' article guidelines, or post at the project's talk page. (Guyinblack25 talk 14:57, 19 April 2010 (UTC))

Thanks!Smallman12q (talk) 22:10, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Lesser family vanity spam attackEdit

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&redirs=1&search=lesser+%22The+Role+of+Computers%22+column&fulltext=Search&ns0=1 - guess someone (some bot) should purge 'em. --Asperchu (talk) 13:38, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

RequestEdit

I'm unsure if this is the right place but two stubs I created, Chameleon (game engine) and Naughty Dog Engine have not been given any rating on the importance scale (which I have seen on other VG related articles). I'm just wondering if game engines need to have a scale rating. Many thanks. Kindest Regards, WhiplashInferno (talk) 19:47, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

The importance is set on the talk pages for article with {{WikiProject Video games}}. This also classifies the game as being under the scope of WP:VG. In the future, you will get quicker responses to questions like this at WT:VG. I have put the banners on the pages you identified. —Ost (talk) 20:08, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much :). Best, WhiplashInferno (talk) 20:14, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

History of video game consoles (eighth generation)Edit

The article History of video game consoles (eighth generation) needs some help with references and to answer the question: Is calling the new consoles "8th generation" original research, or is it just a synonym for when the media call it "next generation or "new generation". --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:23, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

One bot is constantly reverting stuffEdit

Like this. Bot being mindless, can not understand how some wikis are NOT covered by #12 "blacklisting" (direct quote: Links to open wikis, except those with a substantial history of stability and a substantial number of editors.). Can someone do anything about it? Thank you. --94.246.150.68 (talk) 11:04, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

The appropriate approach is to post the problem to User Talk:XLinkBot or to the WP:BAG. Incidentally, I think that you're seeing the problem because you are editing without username. —Ost (talk) 18:41, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Different platforms - different gamesEdit

A big problem I have stumbled upon is the fact, that there doesn't seem to be a rule for how to properly handle multiple games for different platforms that go by the same name. In a few cases there is separate articles for different platforms (for example there is "Street Fighter: The Movie (home video game)" and "Street Fighter: The Movie (arcade game)" despite the fact that the games are quite similar), but there is a whole lot of absurd situations, especially in the case of games based on movie licenses, where handheld versions of a game have the same title as their home console or computer counterpart and share one article. In general these games have nothing in common besides a similar release date, a common publisher, the title and their license, while their engine, game mechanics and developer are mostly completely different. As a result there is lots of absurd articles where a handheld console such as the Game Boy Advance may be listed as a platform while the article does not cover it at all. I would propose that in these cases there should be separate articles for the handheld versions, for example titled "Max Payne (Game Boy Advance)". In my eyes there is a lot of articles that require this kind of change. If there actually already is a rule how to handle this, then I have to say that it's either bad or it's not being followed at all. --F4LL0UT (talk) 17:37, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Particularly for movie-based games, the press rarely gives much attention to the variations between versions even if they are significant. If there is a lot of sourced discussion on one specific platform for a game and similarly a lot for a different platform, then one can likely created separate articles. But if reviewers ignore, say, the DS version of a game in lieu of talking the 360 and PS3 versions, there's not much we can do about that DS version. It's all about what the sources can support, not how different the games are. --MASEM (t) 17:42, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Reviewers certainly do distinguish the games as many of these articles feature separate "reception" paragraphs for the handheld games with absolutely separate results (in most cases much worse then their home console counterparts). And I do not think that the ignorance of the press should lead to ignorance in the Wikipedia. Also this does not justify the error of listing all platforms in the information box while the article discusses another game. Either way the different versions should at least feature separate information boxes so that there is no confusion. --F4LL0UT (talk) 18:36, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Computer Games MuseumsEdit

there are some museum in the world who dedicated to video games like this => [1], and this => [2].

פארוק (talk) 09:01, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Odd, I never heard of museums like that, but I'll check out for more. --Another Type of Zombie talk 08:09, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

CharactersEdit

Check out what i wrote at Portal talk:Fictional characters. --194.145.185.229 (talk) 15:48, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Remake in vidéo gameEdit

This page List of video game remakes is completely wrong. And is similar at the categorie:vidéo game remakes where there is, the same, a lot of games who aren't remake but simply "Porting" or re edition. LatinoSeuropa (talk) 19:17, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Peer ReviewEdit

I just stumbled across this article; Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force. It looks very good. Does anyone think it's good enough to be an FA? or am I just easily impressed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.216.118.113 (talk) 18:18, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Critique of decadesEdit

As some of you may have noticed, I spend a lot of time editing the decade pages (i.e 2000s in video gaming, 2010s in video gaming). Obviously, the 2010s page is a little rough and won't have its content fulfilled until the end of 2019, but what I am requesting is a little critique of those pages. In my mind, I view the '2000s in video gaming' page as an ideal model for the layout of these decade pages (that means having a section for what generations are present, some of the history, any specific paradigms, and a list of notable franchises established). I haven't looked much into the nineties and prior decade pages, but from what I've seen, they need a lot of work to matching the type of concise, clean layout requirements that I, and a few other users, have established. I don't have much time to dive into the '90s and conform it to the clean, 2000s-layout example, because that article is a beast of information. I may get to it eventually, but it may be slow and in chunks. What do all of you think of the decades pages? (Tigerghost (talk) 06:51, 15 February 2014 (UTC))

Change"this month in gaming history" into "this day in gaming history"Edit

I think:A year only have 12 months,and "this day in gaming history" will be better.117.79.232.182 (talk) 13:09, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Every single link to a Future Publishing site is brokenEdit

Future Publishing recently consolidated their magazine sites into gamesradar.com. Existing links to Future Publishing sites, including magazine sites used as references in our video game articles, have been redirected to gamesradar.com. The links go either to the gamesradar front page, the magazine site's new front page, or sometimes to a piece of relevant content. However they almost never link to the original material that is being cited. For example, this link in the MGS2 article: [3] redirects to this: [4] This affects sites like C&VG, Edge-online, PC Gamer UK, and loads more. Every single one of those reference links is going to have to be changed to the article's new location, an archive.org link, or a citation needed tag. Happy hunting. 131.111.185.44 (talk) 10:01, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

I've posted this over at WT:VG the main project discussion page to get more eyes on the issue. --MASEM (t) 14:33, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Portal peer reviewEdit

Portal:Video GamesEdit

I was thinking of nominating this portal for featured status some time soon, and wanted some thoughts. Namely, whether more images are needed, and whether the "news" section should be updated more often, although I'd appreciate any comments :). Thanks! — Omni Flames (talk contribs) 01:56, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Comments from AdrianGamerEdit

  • You can add a DYK section. We have a lot of articles displayed in the main page very often.
  • The picture and FA section can be updated as well. (Picture was last updated in 2009 and the FA part was lasted updated in 2013)
  • I have been maintaining the news portion since June last year. I don't really see the need o updating it more often given that there isn't a lot of significant gaming news. I am not inclined to add game's announcements unless they are announced during important exhibitions like TGS, Gamescom, E3, PSX etc.

AdrianGamer (talk) 03:44, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

I changed my mind on video game release. I decided to leave a row for brand new video game announcement every month. @Omni Flames: Are you still working on the portal? AdrianGamer (talk) 12:34, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Comments from AnarchyteEdit

  • Towards the bottom, where it has the taskforces, some aren't listed, such as the Indie task force.
  • As AdrianGamer said, a DYK section would be a nice addition.
  • The dates in the "In this month" section should probably be changed from "YYYY-MM-DD" to "DD MM YYYY".

I was also looking at this portal and wondering why no one had mentioned the possibility of being featured. Anarchyte (work | talk) 11:17, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Inclusion of in-game informationEdit

As Modern Warfare 2 is set from the 10th to 16th of August 2016 (as can be seen in, for example, the Call of Duty Wiki), it may be worth including something to celebrate/note the game's setting next month. However, this raises the question of where the information should be shown, if at all. Does anyone have any thoughts on what should be done? 180.200.140.31 (talk) 02:50, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

The game's setting is probably really not that significant or important. The Modern Warfare 2 article barely mentions anything about the game being set in August. AdrianGamer (talk) 06:33, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Put the Video Game Portal on Talk:Ultimate Chicken Horse.Edit

Put The Video Game Portal on Talk: Ultimate Chicken Horse because the game support PlayStation 4.John Harry Lau (talk) 09:23, 23 September 2016 (UTC) JohnHarryLauTV

Help with a project.Edit

'ello Chaps.

Being a gamer, you might think that sometimes several Game Franchises are connected together.

That's why I've started a Timeline: The Gaming Multiverse Timeline.

Here's what it is:

- It's kinda like that Master VG Timeline, but with Google Sheets.

- It'll include dates for levels & YouTube Videos. (Links to wiki pages of the Franchises might be provided.)

- Lot's of Games.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The reason I'm writing this is to reach out to you folks on Wikipedia to help me by providing info & dates.

I don't intend to do it by myself, that's why I'm allowing volunteers.

Link to the Timeline

So.... hope on down if you'd like to gimme and hand. 5.80.237.17 (talk) 22:04, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Game Developer Region (Game Scenes)Edit

I have been convenience that there are certain game developer region that have in influence the video game industry. I would like to purpose that people would help in make a article on game developer regions that are influential in the median. Some region I can name off the top of my head are Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Maryland, etc. I want a approval to do this and some editors to help me cited and critique the articles. Please response this I got college work to do. Picaxe01 (talk) 12:07, 13 November 2016

@Picaxe01: In theory, this talk page is only for discussions about the portal, Portal:Video games. To reach the editors most interested in editing video game articles, I suggest you post at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:15, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Duke Nukem ForeverEdit

(I've already asked this on the talkpage but so far no answer)

I can't find why the scores of GamePro, GameSpy and Joystiq in the reception infobox are invisible. The boxes containing the scores remain blank, but when I hover over it with my mouse, it does show the scores. Anybody? Oxygene7-13 (talk) 19:25, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Replied at article. -- ferret (talk) 21:17, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Notice from the Portals WikiProjectEdit

WikiProject Portals is back!

The project was rebooted and completely overhauled on April 17th, 2018. Its goals are to revitalize the entire portal system, make building and maintaining portals easier, support the ongoing improvement of portals and the editors dedicated to this, and design the portals of the future.

As of May 2nd, 2018, membership is at 60 editors, and growing. You are welcome to join us.

There are design initiatives for revitalizing the portals system as a whole, and for improving each component of portals. So far, 2 new dynamic components have been developed: Template:Transclude lead excerpt and Template:Transclude random excerpt.

Tools are provided for building and maintaining portals, including automated portals that update themselves in various ways.

And, if you are bored and would like something to occupy your mind, we have a wonderful task list.

From your friendly neighborhood Portals WikiProject. Hope to see you there. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   07:50, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Main box--edit suggestionEdit

Hello, I'm Rebestalic.

Instead of just having the PS, Xbox and NES logos on the main box, I think their should perhaps be some more famous console brands; in this case, we can only look to the past, as the former three brands create a triopoly in the console market (e.g. Atari).

Thank you, Rebestalic (talk) 08:28, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Creating a portal dedicated to AtariEdit

Hi! Me and some fellow editors have been working recently on stuff related to Atari. I checked the Video Game Portal section here for the first time and i'm surprised to see that there is no portal created for all Atati-related articles. Is there any way to remedy this? Thanks and have a good day everybody! Roberth Martinez (talk) 01:34, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

No one really maintains any of these portals. -- ferret (talk) 01:39, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Incorrect linking from Smurfs in the search barEdit

When I type: Smurfs in the search-bar it automatically fills in (amongst others): Smurfs: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle. When I click on that, it redirects me to List of The Smurfs video games instead of the (existing) article Smurfs: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle... what's going wrong here? Equinoxepart5 (talk) 15:46, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

One article is Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle and the redirect to the list article is Smurfs: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle - X201 (talk) 15:51, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Now fixed. - X201 (talk) 15:53, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict)@Equinoxepart5: It's known as a redirect. When a topic doesn't have it's own article or isn't considered notable enough for one, it may be "redirected" to a page that discusses it, at least in part. In this case, over the years this redirect got messed up and was pointed to the wrong place. I've fixed it, it now leads to Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle -- ferret (talk) 15:54, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ferret: @X201: Thanx!!! Equinoxepart5 (talk) 15:54, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
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