Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Reference library

Welcome to the WikiProject Video games Reference Library, a directory for sources to use when editing articles about video games. This library provides specialty guidance for print materials, defunct websites, and other sources that are offline, inaccessible, or otherwise difficult to find through traditional search engine methods.

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Online sources edit

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Defunct edit

  • WP:VG/RL Online website archive – Archival links for websites that are now defunct, or those that received major renovations or purged much of their old material.
  • WP:VG/RL Online print archive – Many print video game magazines used to host their printed articles and reviews on the internet, but have since removed them. This page lists archival links for when they had these articles available.

Print sources edit

Online scan depositories edit

Magazines edit

Strategy guides edit

Brand Availability
BradyGames RL
Nintendo Player's Guide RL
Prima Games RL
Versus Books RL
Miscellaneous RL

Books / other edit

Television edit

Program Subject Country Years Availability
Bits Computer game reviews United Kingdom 1999 – 2001 YouTube playlist
The Electric Playground News, reviews, features Canada 1997 – 2015 EPN on YouTube has playlists for several early seasons
GamePro TV News, reviews, features United States 1991 – 1992, 1996 YouTube playlist
GamesMaster Game show with some reviews United Kingdom 1992 – 1998 YouTube playlist
Good Game News, reviews, features Australia 2006 – 2016 ABCTVGamer on YouTube has playlists for all seasons. Also available here is a detailed list of episodes with games mentioned
High Score Documentaries United States 2020 Available on Netflix
How Videogames Changed the World Documentary United States 2013 One-off television special. Available on YouTube
Icons Documentaries United States 2002 – 2007 The Wikipedia article lists each episode and subject. Several playlists exist on YouTube: [1] [2] [3]
Thumb Bandits Reviews United Kingdom 2001 – 2002 YouTube playlist
Xplay Reviews United States 1998 – 2022 There are several episode playlists on YouTube: [4] [5]

Miscellaneous resources edit

Cover art and screenshots edit

On Wikipedia edit

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