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[POLL] Character Tournament

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If we run a character tournament this year will you participate?

Previous tournaments included the Tournament of Heroes (2012 mb) and the Tournament of Villains (2016 mb).

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If we run a character tournament later in the year will you participate?
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If we host another character tournament what category or theme should we use?

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What category or theme should we use?
Male protagonist
Female protagonist
Sidekick/companion
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How the Character Tournament works:

1. A nomination thread is held in which everyone suggests characters.
2. Then a vote is used to narrow the nominations down to just 64 characters.
3. Each of the 64 characters is paired with an opponent. The winners are decided through voting.
4. The winners move onto the next round, of which there are six.

Everything is recorded using an elimination chart.



Tournament of Heroes Champion: Mega Man
Tournament of Villains Champion: Death (Gauntlet)
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POLL: Metroidvania or Dungeon Crawler?

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We have been mulling over the idea of adding Metroidvania and/or Dungeon Crawler as a genre(s) and would like your input:

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Which genre(s) should we add to VGG?
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Metroidvania
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EDIT: While were at it, I figured we should get the community's input on the Hack & Slash genre.

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Genre Definitions:

Dungeon Crawler:

A dungeon crawler has the player navigate a labyrinthine environment such as a dungeon while battling various monsters, disabling or avoiding traps and looting any treasure they may find. Dungeon crawlers are usually party based and typically feature a first person view window. They have traditionally lacked meaningful plot or logical consistency despite often being paired with the RPG or roguelike genre.

Endless procedurally generated dungeon terrain and randomly placed monsters and treasures are common. The 1980s may be seen as the "golden era" due to the simplistic graphic style and the need for repetitive tiles or similar-looking graphics. Some distinguish "dungeon crawlers" from rogue-likes and RPGs with stories and character-interaction, while others use the term to describe any game which features ample amounts of dungeon exploration.

Metroidvania:

Metroidvania or Castleroid is a portmanteau name of the games that inspired the genre. Metroidvania games generally feature a large interconnected world map the player can explore, though access to parts of the world is often limited by doors or other portals that can only be opened after the player has acquired special items, tools, weapons or abilities within the game. These can then be used to defeat more difficult enemies and for locating shortcuts and secret areas.

Metroidvania games include tighter integration of story and level design. Most of the time a Metroidvania game doesn't have discreet levels that you can't return to; returning to earlier parts of the game to progress is practically genre defining. The careful design of levels and character controls encourage exploration and experimentation.

Hack and Slash:

Hack and Slash, or hack and slay refers to game-play, typically with a sword or other melee weapon that requires quick moves and devastating attacks to take out massive hoards of enemies relatively quickly. Combat and violence is usually emphasized above all other game or plot mechanics. A dodge mechanic is not always present as the player is expected to repeatedly "hack away" at their opponents. The genre has it's origins in the pen-and-paper RPG Dungeon and Dragons.
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The Final Stretch to 40K

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We have hit the 39k mark! Whomever submits game number 40k will receive an exclusive microbadge. We will also be handing out a special microbadge for a limited time to anyone who is present for game number 40k.

Unfortunately we are unable to run a final push like in years past due to real life responsibilities and a lack of free time.

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POLL: What DLC should we accept?

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Downloadable content has become more prominent in the video gaming hobby since VGG first started. When our DLC rules were initially put in place it was done as a way to exclude anything that did not contain story or gameplay elements: skins, texture packs, new items and characters, etc. We are considering changing the policy but would like your input.

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Additional/unlockable characters and items
Additional/unlockable skins and texture packs
Additional/unlockable music and language packs
Additional quests and story packs
Additional maps, missions and game modes
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Notes:

New races, factions or units/troops fall under new characters.
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40,000 Games in the Database

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We are approaching 40,000 video games in the database. As in the past (20k in 2011 and 30k in 2014), we will be handing out a special microbadge for a limited time to anyone who is present for game number 40k. Additionally there will be an exclusive microbadge given out to whomever submits game number 40k.

As of right now there are 37,721 games in the database. I will post updates here when we hit 38k, 39k and 40k.

Update #1: We have hit 38k!
Update #2: We have hit 39k!
Update #3: We have hit 39.5k!

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POLL: Restart The Gift Guide?

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VGG released a gift guide during the holiday season for just two years. It was dropped starting in 2013 due to the amount of work required to put it together and a lack of community interest in the project.

Is it time to bring it back?

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Minor Update (November 7): New Franchise - Vaporware

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We have a new franchise: (Unreleased Games - Vaporware). A banner and placeholder image are in the works.
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Christmas is coming

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Yes I know we are still not done celebrating Halloween yet (btw: did you change your avatar?) but we are already preparing for the next big event and this always takes some time: Christmas!

Two of our traditional celebrations have opened up to sign ups!

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Send cards to other VGG'ers and bring joy to everyone's heart at the right time of the year.

2016 VideoGameGeek Christmas Card Exchange

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Get a target and surpise him or her with awesome videogames for their christmas. But who is going to get you a present? (In my case probably Jonna)

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POLL: Compilations

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You may remember our post from last month about the change to compilations:

"Games that were only released as part of a compilation and never as a "standalone" game can now get their own entries in the database. This is so they can be found in a search as well as appear in the "contains" field of the compilation they are apart of."

We are now reconsidering the change and would like to know how you prefer we handle games released as part of a compilation and never as a standalone game.

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List them as alternative names on the compilation entry
Give each game a database entry, then list them in the "Contains" field
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No opinion/Indifferent
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(*) Both of these options are being considered, because they can both be used without the need for additional coding.
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First community goal beaten

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We have beaten the first community goal of the year:

Community goal 2016: Let's together beat games from each year 1986–2016!

The participants should have received their first microbadge by now. Thank you all for the help.

We are still working on 5 other challenges:

1. Have the VGG community play games on each of the 118 platforms listed on the geek. 28 out of 116

2. Beat 1800 number of games in the 2016 Videogames that got beaten geeklist. 1274 games beaten so far.

3. Get the VGG community to play the top 100 games on the VGG ranking list as off 01.01.2016. 73 of 100 beaten/played

4. Let 20 users each play 5 games on different platforms. 12 out of 20 users completed this already.

5. Get 10 numbers of players together online for 4 sessions. 0 progress on this front.
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