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Discussion in 'Games' started by The2ndQuest, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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  2. zacparis VIP

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    Well we're here if you need us.
  3. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    I can't find the Mass Effect thread...I was sure there was one...I've looked through several pages...am I just blind? :confused:
  4. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    I don't think you are blind. It should be in the first few pages. At least it was when we moved...I'll look into it.
  5. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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  6. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    @PrincessKenobi--What's the truncation issue? Is it the thing where I go to the last page and there's no posts at all?
  7. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    It seems that some threads after a certain amount of pages those post disappear. We're working on a fix for it. Hopefully it will be soon. But there are a lot of threads where post just don't exist. It's the same with missing post and dates in post history at the moment. Also if a post has more then 10,000 characters the rest of the post is non existent. Which that is more of an issue in fan fic.
  8. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    Should I a) wait for this to be fixed b) post in the thread anyway or c) start a new thread?
  9. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    Well that's up to you. If you start a new thread. We can always merge it once the old ones get fixed. Or attempt to post in it anyway. But I'd probably go with the merge option, just to play it safe.
  10. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    Okay, I'll make a new one tomorrow, maybe. See if the itch to post and discuss is still there.
  11. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

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    One for the suggestion box - a Kickstarter thread for pointing out game we may like to fund.
  12. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Hi! I would like to suggest we have a thread prefix specifically for Star Wars games. I just see so many threads on the first page about SW video games that it might be useful and I imagine we'll see more as we get new users due to the new movies coming out. Thoughts?
    Last edited by Boba_Fett_2001, Nov 22, 2012
  13. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I'm not opposed to the suggestion, but my main concern would be if there'd be enough current SW games to warrant it. Currently we've only had 7 SW game threads active within the last month or so, and not even half were very active.

    There's bound to be more games as we get closer to the movies, but with things seeming to gravitate towards more multiplatform releases (ie: don't have to worry about a thread for an XB exclusive, a Wii U exclusive & a PS3 exclusive, just one thread for the game in general) and the increased development time for AAA (or even AA) titles, I don't think they'd be in any danger of getting drowned out by the other game threads or the other game threads getting drowned out by them.

    But, I could be wrong. I think we should wait and see what kind of releases (in terms of quantity) are aimed for 2014/2015 , and judge from there.
  14. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I already sent this to you guys in a PM because I did not see this thread.

    I was wondering if I could start a new series of threads call Game of the Week. The threads would include recentally released games on a poll on top and people couild discuss their favorite game of the week below. Also if it is popular enough we could have Game of the Month contest or even further on Game of the Quarter then Game of the Year.

    Travel of the game of the Year.

    Game of the Week Compitition
    Goes Againist 1 to 3 other games.
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    Game of the of Month
    Goes Againist 2 to 4 other games (depends on how many weeks in the month)
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    Game of the Quarter
    Goes Against 2 other Games
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    Game of the Year
    Goes Against 3 other Games to become the Game of the Year

    I do not know if the Game Boards already has something like this but I think it is a cool idea.
  15. TiniTinyTony Episode VII Movie Poster Contest Winner

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    Prefix suggestions:
    I think it would cool to have a MOBILE prefix to discuss games only available on mobile devices.

    In addition to VIDEO, it would be cool to have separate ones for Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, unless you think it would look too cluttered. A new game on multiple platforms would get the VIDEO prefix, but then Mario Kart, for example, would get the Nintendo prefix.

    Lastly, I'd like to suggest a DISCUSSION prefix for general discussions.
  16. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    One current problem is we can't double-tag threads. We've been having discussions with the Fan Fic mods on that subject since the Disney EU announcement. There is a plug-in available that handles double-tagging but it won't work on our current Xenforo release. I could see the MOBILE prefix being useful but I think splitting VIDEO down could get messy. Under your scenario, a user searching for Nintendo topics would not see the threads tagged with VIDEO. Not sure if we have enough cross-platform (i.e Video, card, etc) discussions to warrant that tag.
  17. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Yeah, there's not really enough threads for each platform to need to break Video up.

    Due to the double tagging issue LAJ described, with so many games being third party multiplat, there's not going to be exclusives left over outside of maybe Nintendo since that platform is still heavy on them- and most if those are pretty easy to find the threads for.
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  18. TiniTinyTony Episode VII Movie Poster Contest Winner

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    Double tags would be neat, but it wasn't what I was looking that. Personally, when I see "Video", it makes me think of YouTube or a movie, not video games, so seeing the specific company I thought might have been more appealing.
  19. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Understandable- it's just unwieldy to spell out "Video Games" in a tag.
  20. TiniTinyTony Episode VII Movie Poster Contest Winner

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  21. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    I was just thinking the same thing.
  22. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Thing is "VG" is ultimately less informative to casual users than "video" is. When taken in context with the other tags, one can at least understand Video's function (ie "Video" Games, "Board" Games, "RPG" Games, "Card" Games, etc).

    It's not a flawless system but it's easy to decipher.
  23. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    How about the Star Wars tag I suggested a while back? I mean, just look at the first page.
  24. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Again, lack of double tagging prevents that- the best you would get us a jumble of SW VGs, BGs, TCGs and RPGs.
  25. TiniTinyTony Episode VII Movie Poster Contest Winner

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    Any more thoughts on the [MOBILE] tag?
    Last edited by TiniTinyTony, Jun 27, 2014