#1 Posted by blakevanlan (1 posts) -

I am a college student at Kansas State University and I am attempting to start a website that functions similar to Craigslist but for buying, selling, and trading used console games. You can see that website at http://thegameshuffle.com/. I pull in data from the GiantBomb API so that I can validate all listings as being games. My problem is I have tried to contact GiantBomb in every way possible to get permission and have yet to get a response. Has anyone else been able to get in contact with a GB rep?

#2 Posted by CornBREDX (4454 posts) -

The darkadia guy uses it so he might know.

I would assume contact Dave. Lately, with the CBSi buy out things seem to be crazy with them right now but if anyone Dave would be the one to contact.

#3 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

No advertising.

#4 Posted by snide (2394 posts) -

@blakevanlan said:

I am a college student at Kansas State University and I am attempting to start a website that functions similar to Craigslist but for buying, selling, and trading used console games. You can see that website at http://thegameshuffle.com/. I pull in data from the GiantBomb API so that I can validate all listings as being games. My problem is I have tried to contact GiantBomb in every way possible to get permission and have yet to get a response. Has anyone else been able to get in contact with a GB rep?

You have our permission to use the API.

#5 Posted by killacam (1282 posts) -

you do not contact giantbomb. giantbomb will contact you, if/when the time is right.

#6 Posted by GoodKn1ght (491 posts) -

Wow so I'm doing the same thing for a class. I too tried to contact dave through the email on api documentation page but no response. I wasn't sure if I even needed permission though because we aren't going to push the site live, it's just for a project, so we would never be making any profit from it. There was a part in the documentation though that said they can cut off your access at any time. I didn't want that to happen all of a sudden before we have to turn it in or anything.....

#7 Posted by Freek (90 posts) -

@GoodKn1ght: If you are following the TOS I really don't see it being an issue or why they would cut you off.

I have been using the API for a small mobile version of the site (built before they offered anything officially) and it has been up for 2+ years without any interruption.