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The 2016 Community Goals

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As you may or may not know in 2016 we are trying to hit 6 common goals with the community. Since we're just a bit over the first half of the year I thought it would be nice to take a look at how far we have already got:


1. Have the VGG community play games on each of the 118 platforms listed on the geek.
Community goal 2016: Let's together play games from all platforms!

29 out of the 116. Yes two platforms were crossed of the list. But still this is a very hard challenge and all help is still needed!

2. Beat 1800 number of games in the 2016 Videogames that got beaten geeklist.
Videogames Beaten by VGGers in 2016

On the 15th of july, which we are as I'm posting we are just shot of 900 games beaten on this list. So we are a little bit behind the halfway point halfway the year but I think this will surely be possible to hit. I'm confident we will make this.

3. Get the VGG community to play the top 100 games on the VGG ranking list as off 01.01.2016.
Community goal 2016: Play the top 100 games on the VGG ranking list

56 out of 100 games. Nicely done, just over the halfway point with 6 months to go. Maybe these that are left will be harder to get played but we are counting on everyone to help us out!

4. Let 20 users each play 5 games on different platforms.
Community goal 2016: Play games on 5 different platforms!

We have 26 people registered to help us out on this one and 5 out of the 20 users goal have already completed this challenge. It's a fun multiplatform challenge. Come join.


5. Get 10 numbers of players together online for 4 sessions.
Keep an eye on our: Multiplayer forum

I'm afraid nothing has been done so far, multiplayer forum has gone a bit quit but hopefully we can still get this going.

6. Play a game published from every single year from 1986 till now, including 2016.
Community goal 2016: Let's together beat games from each year 1986–2016!

3 years (1999, 2006 and 2008) have not yet been beaten. So we are very close on this one.

Users who have been helping us out getting to one or more of these goals this year will also receive a special microbadge (series):

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Thank you all so far for participating and let's beat these goals. I also want to thank three users in particular doing a great job in helping these goals been kept up to date:

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Happy Video Game Day! Free microbadge inside!

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It's that time of year again, it's the 8th of july and that means it's Video Game Day! No idea who invented it or why, we don't care that there also is a national video games day in september but we sure celebrate this one!

We also are having our yearly holiday mb giveaway, so if you didn't get it last year, here is your chance: Video Game Day
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Frumpish's Fourth Annual Browser Game FLASH-O-RAMA!

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It's that time of the year again, Tim is launching his 4th annual brower game challenge upon us! Come join:

Frumpish's Fourth Annual Browser Game FLASH-O-RAMA!

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VGG Rating Event

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We are holding a new event, it's time for the VGG Rating Event. It's time to sort your collection and make it up to date. Rate and comment on your videogames!

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March of Games had ended: Results

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We just ended the The 2016 March of Games -- Geekgold and Special Microbadges event.

We want to thank everyone who participated and made this into a great event.

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ran this event and made some stats for us:

* We added over 600 games into the VGG database in a two week span.
* That is 1.8 % off the entire VGG database.
* Over 2000 geekgold was made by the users by adding these games.
* Due to the event we also handed out 1467 extra geekgold bonuses.
* 3 users submitted their first game ever into our database.
* 12 users got the third threshold and added at least 31 games.

Keep an eye out, there will be a second game submissions event later this year.
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VGG Admin Gazette - News update Apr '16

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Time for another update from me! With more admins posting news updates, I have less to cover. So thank you for that!

Business/Construction theme
We've expanded the Business theme to Business/Construction to include the place city/town building games in.
There still might be a number of games with currently only theme "Other" which now should be labelled "Business/Construction". I trust my fellow VGGeeks to find and correct those!

Hall of Fame updated
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I recalculated the list of Ultimate VGG Uploader microbadge owners. HUGES CHANGES
First off, a great applause for Forbidding. In the last months since my previous update, Forbidding added another 1000.9 points widening the gap to the #2 to a stunning 1460 points! 1000.9 points in a few months! That's enough to get you in the Hall of Fame, when you start at zero!
Frumpish also did great, increasing a place in the ranking and becoming the new #2, by adding 247.75 to his score.
Andrewhodkinson managed to rise 3 places, becoming the new #4, by adding 206.75.
LostDice added another 26.25 but had to give up a place, due to andrewhodkinson's run. Now at #6
Sirjeyhmis added 86.45 points, enough to rise 2 spots, to #7
These were all the HOFamers which increased in score more than 25 points.

kidsplinter and jgoyes now have new company: Bryce is now also a Herculean microbadge holder. Which one of these three will enter the Hall of Fame first? Or will we be surprised by a newcomer, suddenly amassing 1000 points, like Forbidding just did?...
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A reminder: the vgg community geeklist

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A short reminder to all of our lovely community members out there. Introduce yourself in our great community geeklist:

VGG: Building a better community!

We are still missing a lot of you in there!
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Fun stuff around the geek

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If you weren't spending a lot of attention on the geek recently you may have missed a few fun things. Here is a list.

The Tournament of Villians has started. First round, a lot of contestant, you help to decide who goes through! Go vote (first round end the 11th of january):

Tournament of Villains: First Round

Rocket League must be such a fun game a small league is getting started on VGG. If you want to join in the fun, click this link:

ROCKET LEAGUE DIVISIONS AND SCHEDULE SET! 2 Divisions! Come see on last page!

There is geekgold to be earned by the last man standing who has the most obscure videogame collection. Take a fellow down and survive here:

Your Most Obscure Games--a Contest
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New Genre: Walking Simulator

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We were pointed in this thread to the fact that the Visual Novel needed some cleaning up. So after some discussion it was decided to add a new genre to the VGG Genre database: Walking Simulator.

Over 50 games already got added to this genre, for example: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Gone Home, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Journey (2012), The Stanley Parable, ... and many more.
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2016 Challenges, Gaming and Community fun stuff!

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Since it's almost 2016 I'm looking forward and advertising a bit about the new plans. If you like, join us.

The 2016 Videogame Challenge

First of all, we are having another gaming challenge in 2016. Like this year the goal is to play games, 'beat' them and collect gaming hours. New this year is that we added an extra microbadge for more casual gamers. The first reward tier is now put on beat at least 5 games and get at least 50 hours played. To join, just add an item to the geeklist. General chatter, microbadge claiming, questions, ... can be posted here: The 2016 Videogame Challenge!.

The 2016 Pillar of the Community

The pillar of the community is getting an overhaul in 2016. It's not necessary to participate in 12 events this year but we are going to give points for contributing to the site. More information can be found here: The 2016 Pillar of the Community Badge.

The 2016 VGG community gaming goals

This one is still being set up as we speak. We are planning to do 6 community gaming goals. 6 goals that we need everyone's help with. We are still looking for input and volunteers to help out along the way to achieve these 6 goals.
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