#1 Posted by Gowans007 (17 posts) -

I am want to create a feed to look through the games and pick out in XML

Game Name, Platforms, Genre, Publisher, Release Data & Box Art URL used on the Games page.

Any ideas on how I do this or get started on it?

#2 Posted by andy (427 posts) -

Sounds like you'd want to use the "Games" List resource.  The URL would look like:


http://api.giantbomb.com/games/?api_key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXX&format=xml

Where XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is your api key.

You can paginate through this list using the limit and offset filters.


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#3 Posted by Gowans007 (17 posts) -
@andy: I am trying to cut down the info with filter, field_list and sort but I'm not getting anywhere?

360 as example
http://api.giantbomb.com/games/?api_key=xxxxxxx&format=xml&field_list=name,image,genres,platforms,publishers,release_date&filter_type=platform&filter_value=X360&sort=release_date

but I just get everything, I also want to only have one image (the box art displayed on the game page).

Any Ideas?
#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@Gowans007: filter_type and filter_value are not valid parameters. The documentation lists a platforms parameter, so use that instead.
In addition, only reviews and videos have a sort option. You'll have to code your application to do the sorting for you if that's what you want. You'd use the original_release_date field, or the expected_release_month, expected_release_quarter, and expected_release_year fields.