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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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What DLC should we accept into the database?
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
All of the above - accept all DLC
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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!

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Want to help us reach 40k, expand the database and earn yourself some GG in the process? Here are some great sources of missing games:

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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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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
Alternative Idea: see my explanation below
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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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Update (September 25): New Theme

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We have added a theme for Mech / Robot.

There has also been a minor change to the guidelines. 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.
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Update (September 2): Guidelines Change

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Today we made a change to the "What is not covered?" section of the guidelines. Previously, we excluded games played in a DVD or Blu-ray player with a TV remote. This rule has been revoked and the first "DVD player game" has been accepted into the database - Deal or No Deal - The Interactive DVD Game Show.



We have added the standard DVD regions:

Region 0 (FREE)
Region 1
Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Region 5
Region 6
Region 9 (ALL)

...And the standard Blu-ray regions:

Region A/1
Region B/2
Region C/3
Region FREE (ABC)

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) ratings were added:

MPAA: G
MPAA: PG
MPAA: PG-13
MPAA: R

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) ratings were already in the database. We may add additional film ratings if there is need of them.
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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.
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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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