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So I was reading your WP:VG interview and decided to submit one of the articles you mentioned to reddit. It caused quite the traffic increase. JACOPLANE • 2011-04-7 21:17
Hi Gamer. Since you recently reviewed this article for GA status, I'm letting you know as a courtesy that I've prodded File:Roar original soundtrack.jpg for deletion because its current use doesn't comply with WP:NFCCP or WP:FILMSCORE.
In addition, there doesn't appear to be any mention of any of the images used in the article in the GA review and maybe they were discussed somewhere else, but there are three other non-free images being used in the article besides the album cover. The non-free poster art used in the main infobox is almost certainly OK, but the other two (the screenshot in the filming section and the 2015 re-release poster) might be borderline/questionable per WP:NFCC#8 (WP:NFC#CS) and may require further discussion at WP:FFD if someone disputes their non-free use rationales. The re-release poster is not being used in the main infobox as its corresponding rationale claims and screenshots are not typically used to "illustrate" filming locations just to show them per WP:FILMNFI unless the screenshot itself is the subject of sourced critical commentary. I realize you didn't upload these files and add their corresponding rationales, but am just letting you know about possible issues with them once again only as a courtesy since you carried out the GA review. -- Marchjuly (talk) 02:27, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
- Hello! I am the uploader of a few of the images. If you want, you are free to come and discuss the images on my talk page. Right now I'm absolutely fine with letting File:Roar original soundtrack.jpg be deleted. But I'd like to see if I can potentially fix the problems with the 2015 re-release poster (which I did not upload) and the image taken during filming. -NowIsntItTime(chats)(doings) 06:03, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
- How was it incorrect? It wasn't edited for six months. GamerPro64 18:06, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Hey! I'd say it's going to need a revamp; the article is thin and in sorry shape right now. Daikatana is a subject that will easily, if taken up to FA-level comprehensiveness, require 200–400 citations. Because of the period when it released (before the dot-com crash hollowed out the game journalism startup economy), the game's outsize fame and controversy during development, on top of its enduring legacy, it's quite simply one of the most-covered games of all time. Since you worked on the article for Ion Storm's Anachronox, you have a ballpark idea of how large this could be—but Daikatana is a few orders of magnitude more daunting. I also worked on Anachronox as a sourcing assistant to Zeality when he wrote the bulk of that article, and Daikatana still scares me as a subject.
In terms of how to approach the structure of the article, there are a few long-form sources that can provide much of the framework (although not the meat) for the game's development, release and promotional campaign. These are what you might call the "central pillars" of Daikatana coverage, at least in my somewhat limited understanding:
- Masters of Doom – per the index, Daikatana is broadly covered around pages 236–286
- Keighley, Geoff (June 2, 2000). "Knee Deep in a Dream: The Story of Daikatana". GameSpot. Archived from the original on April 29, 2001. – very famous and extremely detailed article (publication date visible on this page)
- Biederman, Christine (January 14, 1999). "Stormy weather". Dallas Observer. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. – another extremely detailed article, and at the time one of the most controversial reports ever written about a game
In terms of arranging the article, it's tough to say. Daikatana is sort of a unique entity and may require some innovative structuring to cover properly. Darkwarriorblake's work on Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines could be a starting point, although there will certainly be differences. Daikatana's story is much more simplistic, for example, and its promotional campaign will probably require its own section (outside the release section) given its vast representation in the sources. Anachronox could be another reference point for structure, but it's again a bit of a different animal.
As for delegating work on the article, I'm more than happy to keep adding hard-to-find sources on the talk page. I think we'll need two or more experienced editors on mainspace writing duty because of the size of the subject. The gameplay and plot will be relatively straightforward to cover, I think—both are fairly simplistic. It's really everything else that's going to be a headache. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 23:59, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
- Oh, an aside: this cache of Daikatana-related magazine scans will be crucial to covering the game properly as well. Quite a few longish articles in there, although nothing as individually comprehensive as the three sources I listed above. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 00:01, 24 October 2019 (UTC)