Weekly Wiki Update - Monday, December 1st 2014.

It is time for another Wiki Wiki Update, just a day late. Just as I had predicted I did not get too much wiki editing in this week as the holiday was quite busy. I still did manage to sneak in some here and there however so let us get into it.

The Pages

This week was mostly about small fixes. I added the game Nerf Arena Blast to the bounce pad concept page as the game does indeed contain them.

Next up I added an overview and some basic information to the Game Boy Color game Tech Deck Skateboarding. I also removed a bunch of games that were labeled as similar just because it was a skateboarding game. I am not sure what the general consensus is about adding similar games, but to me just because the game is in the same genre does not mean it is similar. At the time I left Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 as the Game Boy Advance/Game Boy Color version are indeed actually similar.

Next up was the PlayStation 2 game American Pool 2. The page was pretty much barren so I added a quick overview and some other basic information to it, nothing special.

I also ended up cleaning up some of the formatting on the Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers page. The game has a ton of information, but it was all in very large blocks and was hard to read.

And lastly I had to do the same thing to the Mario Pinball Land page that I did for Tech Deck Skateboarding in which I removed a bunch of non-similar pinball games from the similar list. I also added Rollers of the Realm to similar games as it has a really similar feel, just with some RPG elements mixed in.

Closing

Well there you have it folks. It was a rather bland week of wiki editing but a busy one for real life things. I would love to know what everyone's take is on the similar games issue that I referenced earlier and if maybe I am just thinking too much about it.

Also coming up in a couple of weeks I should be getting a decent chunk of time off so there are some game pages I really want to dig in on and tackle.

What editing has everyone else been up to this past week or more?

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The (Mostly) Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, Nov. 23 2014

Here we are yet again with another Weekly Wiki Update. Sorry for the lack of update last week, but I had back to back almost double work days last weekend so I didn't have the time.

The Pages

This week I started out by just simply removing italics from the Bionic Commando: Elite Forces page.

After that I moved on to do some work on the NBA Jam 99 page, which was just about completely empty before.

After those pages I continued on editing more pages for games that were released on the Game Boy Color with Looney Tunes: Twouble! which needed more info and had some second person that needed removing.

After the Looney Tunes page I deviated off the Game Boy Color path and created a page for Hard Rock Casino which is a game I ended up picking up for the PlayStation 2 and found it was not in the wiki yet.

After creating that page I jumped back to Game Boy Color games with Rats! I ended up filling in the gameplay section as well as adding several objects/concepts.

Next up I stumbled across the page for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets since it was released on the Game Boy Color. I ended up having to clean it up quite a bit, mostly removing a ton of second person and some formatting.

Closing

And that was pretty much it for the past couple of weeks. This week probably won't be much more productive as it is Thanksgiving weekend and I have a lot to do.

As always what have all you other wiki editors been up to?

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Steam Code Giveaway

I am doing a quick blog to give away a bunch of extra Steam codes I have laying around in a text file. I will apologize ahead of time if you request something and it doesn't work as it is a notepad file that has gone out of control and sometimes I forget to take one off after I have already sent it. Anyway if there is something you want, let me know and I will send the code/redeem website (Humble Bundle and such).

  • SPAZ
  • Fairy Bloom Fresia
  • Necrovision
  • Necrovision: Lost Company
  • Broken Sword Directors Cut
  • Angelica Weaver
  • Trainz Simulator 12
  • Rig N Roll
  • Electronic Super Joy
  • Pid
  • Midnight Mystery 4
  • Ring Runner
  • Hero Academy
  • Cities in Motion 2
  • Prime World Defenders
  • The Bard's Tale
  • Naval Warfare
  • Eldritch
  • Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies
  • Civilization III Complete
  • Rush Bros.
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
  • Shufflepuck Cantina
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
  • Guacamelee! Gold Edition
  • Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
  • Hero of the Kingdom
  • Fez
  • Mini Motor Racing EVO
  • Arcane Worlds
  • Ring Runner
  • POSTAL
  • Postal
  • Gun Monkeys
  • Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World
  • Disciples III: Renaissance
  • Afterfall Insanity Extended Edition
  • Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior Gold Edition
  • Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
  • Supreme Commander
  • Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  • Gravity Badgers
  • Party of Sin
  • Shattered Haven
  • Aerena - Clash of Champions
  • Ravensword: Shadowlands
  • Broken Sword 2
  • Holy Avatar Vs. Maidens of the Dead
  • Knytt Underground
  • Savant: Ascent
  • Finding Teddy
  • Runespell Overture
  • Humans Must Answer
  • Divo
  • 4 Elements
  • Giana Sisters
  • Nightmares From the Deep
  • Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
  • Gateways
  • Dark Shadows - Army of Evil
  • Ignite
  • Shadow Man
  • Demolition Inc.
  • Day One: Garry's Incident
  • Rock of Ages
  • Draw a Stickman: EPIC
  • Iron Grip: Warlord
  • Zack Zero
  • Unearthed
  • Legend of Dungeon
  • Party of Sin
  • Survivor Squad
  • Jack Lumber
  • Little Racers STREET
  • Not the Robots
  • Sacraboar
  • Cube & Star
  • CT SPECIAL FORCES: FIRE FOR EFFECT
  • Street Racing Syndicate
  • Grimind
  • Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising
  • Humanity Asset
  • Captain Morgane
  • EDGE
  • Thunder Wolves
  • Puzzle Kingdoms
  • Toki Tori 2+
  • 1000 Amps
  • T.E.C. 3001
  • Sweet Lily Dreams
  • Xotic
  • Universe Sandbox
  • Stealth Bastard Deluxe
  • Savant Ascent
  • Jack Lumber
  • Montas
  • Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory
  • 99 Levels to Hell
  • QuestRun
  • Giana Sisters
  • The Wonderful End of the World
  • Dinner Date
  • Dead Hungry Diner
  • Hostile Waters
  • Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold Episode 1
  • Pool Nation
  • Guacamelee Gold Edition
  • Kill Fun Yeah
  • Terraria
  • Super Amazing Wagon Adventure
  • Lilly Looking Through
  • Jet Gunner
  • Spate
  • Urban Trial Freestyle
  • 8BitBoy
  • Vector
  • Vitrum
  • Ludwig
  • Realms of the Haunting
  • Wizardry 6 & 7
  • 7th Guest & 11th Hour
  • I have no Mouth, And I Must Scream
  • Shadow Man
  • Imperium Romanum - Gold Edition
  • Disciples III - Gold Edition
  • Fieldrunners
  • Ittle Dew
  • Frozen Synapse
  • Legend of Grimrock
  • Anomaly 2
  • Civilization III: Complete
  • MX Vs. ATV Reflex
  • Castleminer Z
  • Deadly 30
  • Cubemen 2
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • T.E.C. 3001
  • Pretentious Game
  • The Sun at Night
  • Hero of the Kingdom
  • The Samaritan Paradox
  • Major Mayhem
  • Hunstman: The Orphanage
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren`s Call
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
  • Crazy Machines 1.5
  • Glacier 3: The Meltdown
  • The Culling of the Cows
  • CHIP
  • Dracula Trilogy
  • Dracula 4 and 5 Special Edition
  • Into the Dark Ultime Trash Edition
  • Larva Mortus
  • Shadows: Price For Our Sins
  • Them - The Summoning
  • Hamlet or the Last ame without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement
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The Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

It's Sunday so you know what that means, time for another Weekly Wiki Update.

The Pages

So this week was a MUCH less productive in terms of wiki work than last week was.

I started the week with mostly small edits, fixing italics here, adding concepts there.

I added some basic information and a story section for the Christmas themed GBC game Santa Claus Junior.

I then ended up going on to do a bunch more small edits, which involved adding a game for the second time this week to the language selection page.

Then today I picked up the total gem of a game known as Hannah Montana: The Movie for the Wii so I decided to check out the page. As to be expected it was pretty much empty so I did some slight re-arranging of what was there and added an overview and a bunch of concepts/objects/ect. I also for whatever reason cropped a cover art photo to remove the platform specific part and made it the default image, which is something I don't usually do.

And then the last thing I did before typing this up also happened to be the only page I did a significant amount of work on. I went for another Game Boy Color game, this time it was Las Vegas Cool Hand.

Closing

So that is it for another weekly wrap up of the work I did on the wiki. This week seemed to bring much less problems with the wiki, which was nice. Of course I decided not to do any credits this week just to avoid that headache.

I am hoping to do a little more work this next week, but it will be a pretty rough week at work so who knows for sure.

So as always I would love to hear what the rest of you were up to this past week or what your plans are. As always, keep up the great work!

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The Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, Nov. 2 2014

Hello all and welcome to another edition of the Weekly Wiki Update.

The Pages

So after last weeks edition I decided to start digging back in to some Game Boy Color games. I started the week off with cleaning up and adding some stuff on the All-Star Baseball 2000 page. I also tried to fill in all of the credits but was met with a bug and lost close to 40 minutes worth of them so I decided to just move on.

Then for some reason I decided to jump on the page for the game Street Sk8er and did a small amount of work on that, despite saying to myself I was going to work on the Game Boy Color games.

Next up was actually a Game Boy Color game. I did as much work as I possibly could on the Barcode Taisen Bardigun page, but not knowing Japanese or owning the barcode scanner the game uses, it wasn't too much.

The first page that I spent a pretty decent amount of time on was the page for Bomberman Quest. I actually had quite a bit of fun playing this game so I decided I would try and fill out a page for it. I even managed to get the credits done for this one without getting an error.

After a bunch of random small edits to games I added a small gameplay section to Dragon Dance, but it wasn't too much. I also ended up adding a small amount of content to the otherwise completely empty Game Boy Wars 2 page, which surprised me.

On another tangent I ended up somehow running across the concept page for Jiang Shi and added a section about the two Ragnarok Online enemies that are based on it.

Another page I put a decent amount of time into was another Game Boy Color game called Hexcite.

From there I ended up shifting my focus yet again, which I am prone to do. On Saturday I ended up picking up about 40 PlayStation 2 games. I decided to check out the Giant Bomb pages for some of these games and ended up finding a bunch of empty pages. I ended up filling in basic information and an overview for a handful of these games.

And the final page I worked on was filling out the Hot Shots Golf 3 page which was all but a barren wasteland when I found it. This one really surprised me since I thought Hot Shots Golf was a popular enough series that someone would have filled it out.

Closing

So that is it for this week, which was a much more productive week than the last few were. I still am finding myself getting more and more frustrated by the fact that there is such a small amount of people doing any real work on the wiki. I will regularly see a page I worked on hours ago still be the most recent edited page, and when I do see someone else working on them it is always the same handful of other dedicated folks. I am not sure if there is some way to incentivize people to start doing it, or if there should be some kind of content from the staff once in a while spotlighting the wiki in some way, or maybe even have them call out "bounties" or something in a video?

I am also getting frustrated with the lack of input on a lot of different topics that come up about the wiki. Sometimes threads sit without answers forever, or some for a very long time. I feel like the wiki is really not something people care about.

Besides all of that nonsense I would love to hear what all of your thoughts are and what you have been working on.

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The (Mostly) Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, Oct. 26 2014

Do not adjust your sets I am actually posting a Weekly Wiki Update this week. I was pretty busy, and spent some time out of town so I ended up missing the updates. I actually felt pretty bad about missing them, but I just ended up not being able to do them.

I left off after the last update with working on some more pinball stuff. I worked on a bunch of empty table pages to add their basic information and I added a lot more tables to the multiball concept page.

I ended up creating some pages over the last couple weeks as well starting with a mediocre hunting game called Deer Drive Legends. I then added a Japanese PS2 game called The Tōbō Prisoner: Ross City Shinjitsu eno 10-Jikan which is volume 110 of the Simple 2000 series.

Most of what I worked on recently was just random small edits on a lot of pages either filling something in or just fixing it.

The only other thing I really worked on was filling in information/credts/ect. on some more Game Boy Color game pages.

Alright everyone I am really hoping to get back on track this week, but with Halloween, who knows? What has been going on with you other wiki editors while I have been slacking?

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Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, October 5th 2014.

Hello fellow wiki editors or people with a passing interest in it.

This week I ended up doing more than I had done last week, but still did not really fully fill out any pages. I ended up putting some basic information into more empty pages, but this week I also created some more pages.

The first page for a game I created this week was for the new Stern Pinball machine based on The Walking Dead. The same time I had found out about the new Stern machine I also found out about a new arcade light gun shooter called Teratoma: The Last Rebellion so I created a page for it as well.

I also ended up finally adding a page for the PS2 game Let's Ride: Silver Buckle Stables which I have owned for quite some time but never got around to creating the page.

So because of creating the page for The Walking Dead pinball I ended up with pinball fever once again and started creating some pages for more pinball tables/companies. I ended up adding a page for a machine called Winter Sports. While reading up on the table I also ended up reading about the company that created it, Zaccaria. As it turns out Zaccaria was an Italian pinball manufacturer that ended up becoming Mr. Game, who had created the game Motor Show that I worked on a few weeks back.

So while digging into that companies history I also ended up making pages for two of their other tables, Blackbelt and Aerobatics. On the same topic of pinball I also added an object page for Drop Targets. This is a really common item on a pinball machine so I thought I would add it, it is just not quite as filled out as say the page for Ball Saver.

Well that is it for the weekly wiki update this week. I guess I should have called this one pinball madness since that is where the large bulk of my work went. As always what have you duders been working on in the wiki?

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Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, September 28th 2014.

It is Sunday which means it is weekly wiki update day. This week was another pretty slow week for me when it comes to wiki editing, but I did manage to do some things.

This week I ended up adding a few games which I found while out hunting at thrift stores. The first game I bought that was not in the wiki was The Land Before Time: Great Valley Racing Adventure. It is interesting to see another on foot racing game as those always intrigue me. This game seems pretty simple and boring, but I will find out for myself when I play it. I also ended up making a franchise page for The Land Before Time as I noticed there have been a few games based on the series.

The second game I bought that I had to add was Horse Illustrated Championship Season. This one was the strangest of all the games I found. I had never heard of it or seen it before. It appears to be a simulation game in which you raise and train horses to compete in competitions. I will be installing this one for sure.

And the last game I bought was Rescue Copter for the PlayStation. I am not sure if this game is going to be any fun because the thought of playing a simulation of a rescue helicopter doesn't sound too appealing to me.

Other than adding those games I just did some minor edits here and there and some more work on empty pages. I would like to point everyone in the direction of the blog that @mento posted about his work on the wiki as it is an interesting read. Anyone else out there doing some fine fine wiki editing? Let us know!

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Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, September 21st 2014.

Another weekend means another Weekly Wiki Update. So this week I still mostly poked around on completely (or pretty close to) empty pages and tried to put some basic information in and box art and such. There is still a pretty overwhelming amount of pages that have not ever been worked on in the wiki and I have been noticing quite a lot of them seem to be German. With these games I try to fill in what I can, but not knowing any German makes it difficult to do so beyond the very basics.

I did not end up really working on any sort of goals again this week with playing games and working taking up most of my free time. I did however decide for some reason to really dig in and fill out the page for E.T. Digital Companion. Not only did I decide to fill out the page for this thing, I actually spent a couple of hours playing around with every feature of this mostly non-game.

I also added some credits for a couple of games this week which brings me to something I am confused on. If the game has actors in FMV sequences what would I classify them under in the credits? There is a credit for voice actor, but they are acting with more than just voice and we have no credit for just actor. Maybe @jeff has some input?

Alright well that is it for another (short) edition of the Weekly Wiki Update. As always I want to know what you other wiki editors are doing out there!

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Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, September 14th 2014.

This weeks edition of the Weekly Wiki Update will probably be quite a bit shorter. Between getting some extra surprise hours at work and both Destiny coming out and finishing Dead Rising 3 I did not spend a whole lot of time working on the wiki.

This week instead of working on any specific goals I sought out some pages that were pretty much all but barren with no real information and try to give them at least the basic information and overview. In doing this I realized just how many pages have never been touched since this site started and that there are still many pages that are duplicates or compilation pages. I basically just went to games page and went to the last page which are the games that were edited the longest ago.

I also did a little bit of adding Steam Trading Cards and such to some games that did not have them yet, but did not have to create any pages for them.

I also went to the Sega Channel page, which I cannot remember for the life of me how I got there. Anyway I went through and added a lot more games that had appeared on the service that were not yet on the page.

Since I was playing Dead Rising 3 I also went to the page and added every object and concept I could think of as being in the game, which turned out to be a lot. I also ended up adding the location for Aduna Boxing Gym with the intentions of adding more.

One last thing I ended up doing was re-adding a bunch of associations to the Kinect Sports page as they had all been wiped. While I was there doing that I also changed some of the body text of the page to remove a lot of the word “you”.

Alright there you have it, this weeks not very fancy wiki update. So as always what are all you other wiki updaters working hard on? How about any new editors out there that maybe need some assistance?

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