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#1 Edited by minus_273 (55 posts) -

So, we've made  a wii gamer card system, which will have  its own API that homebrewers can plug into to push recently played games.    I love the giantbomb api though since it lets me pull box art of the games reliably.  The card system isnt public yet, it is running in a private beta while we icon out  a few bugs.   As part of this project, we will probably open source some wrapper PHP classes that eliminate the XML part and allow you to make simple calls to the giantbomb db pretty easily (assuming you have an API key) without any knowledge of XML. 
 
Thanks Giantbomb.  you've eliminated the need to build game databases on the internet!
  
http://www.messageboardchampion.com/2009/11/22/announcing-the-ncard/    
 

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#2 Posted by 71Ranchero (3372 posts) -

So am I to believe that your stealing bandwidth from GB by hot linking all there box art? Did you get permission for this?

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#3 Edited by minus_273 (55 posts) -

       It is now in pulic beta. This is how it looks with the default theme . Ill post the giant bomb php code next.  

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more  info here: 
 http://www.messageboardchampion.com/2009/12/10/ncard-public-beta-begins/       
 
 
The images arent hotlinks. It downloads the coverart for the games using the giant bomb API.
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#4 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3844 posts) -
@minus_273 said:
" which will has its own API
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You just lost any credibility  you might have had with me.
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#5 Posted by minus_273 (55 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum:  
Fixed in the post. Sorry, I alternated between have and has when writing that.  The API is made but it isn't public. I my mind it has an API the public will have it soon. 
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#6 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -

hahaha that's........cute

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#7 Posted by minus_273 (55 posts) -

I  should probably clarify that since I wrote the OP and now, it's become a universal gamer card. you can stick any game from  the giant bomb database on your card. 

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#8 Posted by minus_273 (55 posts) -

I guess its time to mention that this automatically updates from the wii now  with homebrew that reads the wii's game play logs and then uses the giantbomb db to make the card. Wii gamer cards are now functionally equivalent to PSN cards.  
 
 http://www.messageboardchampion.com/2010/04/19/ncard-wii-client-private-beta-begins/     
 

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#9 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -

a wii gamercard that's cute ahahaha

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#10 Posted by minus_273 (55 posts) -

why?

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#11 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@minus_273 said:
" why? "
because the wii does not have cheevos there for the wii gamercard  has no purpose other than saying 
"hey I waste money on wii games then I wasted a lot time making this card."
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#12 Posted by minus_273 (55 posts) -

wow,  you are a jackass. 

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#13 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

Just ignore him.