#1 Posted by Per128 (4 posts) -

... simple if you have database access, that is. Editing these one by one on the Wiki would be very slow. You would sort by country or website URL to get these listed and wouldn't need to refer to the list of company names.

I searched through all the rules and FAQs. This is the most relevant place I could find to make this post.

Companies with only "www" as URL:

  • Amazon Game Studios
  • Astec 21
  • Division2
  • Earthly Soft
  • Fincon
  • Firesprite
  • Game in a Bottle
  • Ghost UK
  • GMF
  • GREE
  • Harvester Games
  • Intrepid Pursuits
  • Kiki Co., Ltd.
  • Libredia
  • Mercenary Games
  • Neutron Games
  • Niantic Labs
  • Nintendo EAD Tokyo Group No.1
  • Nintendo EAD Tokyo Group No.2
  • Nintendo SDD Software Development Group
  • Nintendo SPD Group No.2
  • Nintendo SPD Group No.3
  • Nintendo SPD Group No.4
  • Northway Games
  • ParityBit
  • PES Productions
  • Pixel
  • Skywards Software
  • T1 New Media

Studios without HTTP:// in URL:

  • 12 Gauge Studio
  • 3G Studios, Inc.
  • 4sdk
  • 7 Raven Studios
  • 7th Level, Inc.
  • Aerosoft GmbH
  • Alchemist
  • ALL CAPS
  • Alliance Interactive, Inc.
  • Angry Mango
  • Area 52
  • Arkalis Interactive
  • A Sharp, LLC
  • Berserk Games
  • BlankMediaGames LLC
  • Cardboard Lemon
  • Carnivore Studio
  • ClearCut Games
  • Convict Interactive
  • Cornfox & Brothers
  • Creaky Corpse Ltd.
  • Crytek Seoul
  • Dark Computer Entertainment
  • Dead Alien Cult
  • Dead Mage
  • Demergo Studios
  • Digital Arrow
  • Digital Ranch Interactive
  • DK Multimedia
  • eGenesis
  • EivaaGames
  • Epiphany Games
  • Firehazard Studio
  • Firehazard Studio
  • Frima Studio
  • Gamepot Inc.
  • David A. Palmer Productions
  • Eleven/Gavaking Co. Ltd.
  • Gala Networks
  • Greenstreet Software Ltd.
  • HKFiftyOne Games
  • Hololabs
  • Ideaworks Game Studio
  • Image & Form
  • Increpare Games
  • Jarokn Games
  • Jersey Jack Pinball
  • JoyBits
  • Kill3rCombo
  • Studio Light Cross
  • Koya Game
  • Kukouri Mobile Entertainment
  • Kwalee
  • Linux Game Publishing Ltd.
  • Little White Bear Studios
  • LoPoly Games
  • Lunar Giant Studios
  • Magic Pixel Games
  • Mechanist Games
  • Moonpod
  • Morgen Studios
  • Mossmouth, LLC
  • Mossmouth, LLC
  • Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd.
  • Niffler
  • Night Dive Studios
  • No More Room in Hell Team
  • Nordic Games GmbH
  • Oberon Media, Inc.
  • Orion Games
  • Osmeh Igrice
  • Boxer8
  • Pandora Play
  • Pastel Games
  • Pig Farmer Productions
  • Pixel Tales
  • Sinclair Research Ltd.
  • Dark Vale Games
  • Pocketeers
  • Polygon Entertainment
  • Poppermost Productions
  • Preloaded
  • Prodigium Game Studios
  • Ratracer
  • Reality
  • Recreational Computing
  • RetroSouls
  • Revistronic
  • Ricochet
  • Robotube Games, LLC
  • Rockstar Games
  • Roppy Chop
  • Sanrio Digital
  • Saurus Co., Ltd.
  • Semi Logic Entertainments, Inc.
  • SG Diffusion
  • SGuerra Design Ltda.
  • Skunk Studios, LLC.
  • Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation
  • Sparsevector
  • Spice Interactive
  • Squad Interactive Media
  • Square EA
  • StateVector Games
  • Radiant Entertainment
  • Strawdog Studios Ltd.
  • StreamworldDesign
  • Taldren
  • Tapulous
  • Tenco
  • Toro-Publishing
  • Totally Screwed Software
  • Tricktale
  • Deep Silver Volition, Inc.
  • Vortex Media Arts
  • VTech
  • Wanadoo Edition
  • Warlock Studio
  • Wiering Software
  • Xing Interactive C.V.
  • Xona Games
  • ZeexSoft
  • Zorlim Software
  • Open Emotion Studios
  • Studios with "N/A" as url:
  • EA Black Box
  • Snappy Touch

Companies with neither HTTP:// nor WWW. prefixes in URL:

  • JAST USA
  • Logic Artists
  • M2H
  • Magical Company
  • Marvel Studios
  • Massive Damage
  • Merge Games
  • EA Black Box
  • Snappy Touch
  • Nom Nom Games
  • Origin8
  • Popcannibal
  • Pyrodactyl Games
  • QV Software International
  • SaNiTaRiUm Inc.
  • SOFEL Co., Ltd.
  • Robir
  • Robit Studios
  • UGF
  • KOCH Media UK Ltd.
  • Women Wise
  • Casual Labs
  • CodeRunners
  • Kraflab
  • CSR-Studios
  • CyberSports Ltd.
  • Dawn of Play
  • Entersphere Co., Ltd.
  • Fill-in-Cafe

USA is written at least this many different ways:

  • America
  • The United States of America
  • U.S.
  • U.S.A
  • U.S.A.
  • Unied States
  • United Sates
  • United Stataes
  • United States
  • United States of America
  • United States Of America
  • United Statues of America
  • Unites States
  • US
  • USA
  • Washington

England is listed as a country, but so is

  • UK
  • United Kingdom
#2 Posted by Per128 (4 posts) -

Quick follow-up note: "Studios with neither HTTP:// nor WWW": Of course, websites must not necessarily use a "www" prefix.

#3 Edited by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Is this like the "API reports" I did a few years ago? It might be time to pick that up again.

Do these malformed URLs have user-facing side-effects. I had hoped the new site would be a bit better at defecting and correcting these common errors automatically.

Until there is a style guide specifying a preference, I am uninterested in unifying the United States naming. Well, we should fix that "Washington" at least.

#4 Posted by Per128 (4 posts) -

Hi LordAndrew,

Didn't see your post until now, never received a notification although I'm watching the topic.

It's up to staff whether to take action, I'm just bringing these points to attention.

Standardization can often be automated and of course holds advantages as far as making comparisons/stats go (How many companies are American?), as well as getting reliable output (returning an actual, well-formed URL when you ask for a URL)

There's also a number of duplicate company names. These are usually smaller/indie companies without any information whatsoever except for the names.

Otherwise duplicate names may at times be the same except prefixed with Ltd/Limited/LLC/etc, making it unclear whether or not they refer to the same company.

#5 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

I just finished up the first list. But as far as I can tell there's nothing wrong with Skywards Software and T1 New Media. The URL field is blank.

I'll leave the others for now.