Hey guys, I decided to make a thread to call attention to one of our major features here, the Game Database. I'll probably bump it from time to time to let everyone know about new hot games that have been added that you can add to your collections or rate.
First, let me explain a few things about rating games and adding them to your collection. Everyone (yes, even you -1ers!) can rate games and add them to your collection. This is a pretty simple process. Go up to the menu above and select GAMES -> Game Database, or just CLICK HERE. You will see a list of titles you can browse, and you can also search for specific titles with the search feature at the top, and even add games you can't find with the little bar at the top right above the search functionality that says "Submit a Game (keywords)". To add a game to your collection you check the box under "Owned" next to the game, and to rate it you select a number under "You" (you can add without rating and vice versa, if you want to). You can do one game or a whole page at a time, and when you are ready to submit your collection and ratings updates, click the "CLICK TO UPDATE THIS PAGE OF YOUR COLLECTION AND RATINGS" bar that can be found at either the top or bottom. Simple!
You can also rate games and add them to your collection from the individual game pages that you access when you click on any game from the main game page. For instance, if you were on the Mario Party 6 page there is a box in the top right where you can add it to your collection or rate it and click the "PUSH" button to update.
Now, let me explain something about writing game reviews. Again, everyone (yes, even you -1ers!) can write reviews for the site. This is a pretty simple process. Like before, go up to the menu above and select GAMES -> Game Database (or just CLICK HERE. Select the game you want to review (you can use the search at the top to find games quickly) and click on it. Near the top right of the page for that individual game you will see "Add a review" with a little plus next to it. Click the plus, write your review, choose a score (or not, if you don't like scoring reviews) and submit. Easy as pie!
And don't worry about not being formal enough, or sticking to a specific review format, or whatever. As long as you can write a paragraph or two and put your thoughts into a semi-coherent form, everything is good. Also, reviews of older games are totally acceptable, for instance I recently posted a WarioWare: Twisted! review of mine that I wrote like 6 years ago or whatever.
Alright, that's all I have for now. Use the features guys!
Hey Zero, I have a question about XCOM: Enemy Within. It's an expansion for Enemy Unknown that came out this year, and I'd like to add that I own it on PC. The thing is, it's a standalone expansion on consoles (and thus is worth making a separate entry for, of course), but on PC it requires Enemy Unknown, so it's not a standalone expansion there. I don't remember if you've had any rules up to this point about adding expansions or DLC of a significant size as separate entries to the database, so I'm curious what your thoughts are.
Hmm, I don't know if we ever made an official rule on this. We haven't been adding regular DLC to the database, but if something could be purchased on its own... then it becomes like a New Super Luigi U type thing.
I'd say add a separate entry, and then in the PC version of it be sure to mention that it requires Enemy Unknown to play. I think if something can stand on its own, it deserves its own entry, DLC or not. Minerva's Den for Bioshock 2, for example, could have its own entry.
Added a couple of Catwoman games for Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance. I ordered the GBC one but they sent me the GBA version instead. I got a refund and some free games because of it. Then I reordered the GBC one and got that as well. I haven't really played the GBA one yet, so there's not much of a description. But I think the one for the GBC Catwoman is good.
If we're on the subject of proper titles, the "New Play Control!" games don't have the correct ones either.
New Play Control! Pikmin is in the database as Pikmin (NPC). New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is in the database as Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (NPC). Now Pikmin 2 is a bit of an oddity, as the European version is "New Play Control! Pikmin 2," but the US version is simply "Pikmin 2." Either way though, the title is not Pikmin 2 (NPC).