Weekly Wiki Update Monday, March 31st 2015

Sorry for posting this a little bit late, but with Wrestlemania and some other things I had to do yesterday it totally escaped me that I hadn't yet posted this.

The Pages

This week I started off with adding an overview to the Butasan page after watching it on the quick look.

Next up I corrected the date, added a new cover image, and added more concepts/objects to the ArcheAge page. The game was recently added to Steam which is how I came across it.

I then added a new page for Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan, which is a hidden object game that was added to Steam recently. When I created the page I also created a franchise page for the Grim Legends series.

I really can't remember why I visited the page, but I noticed that the Doodle Kingdom page was totally empty so I added an overview to it.

I went over and added just a handful of object associations to the Will Harvey's Zany Golf page after watching it on the old games stream.

Another game that I watched in a video here that had an empty page for was Please, Don't Touch Anything so I added a little overview to that one.

Keeping with tradition this week I went to the page for Project D Online after Jeff played it on Unprofessional Fridays. It was another barren page that I added an overview and some other various things to.

I went back next to another game that was recently added to Steam, Princess Evangile. It is an anime visual novel game that had an empty page, so I did what I normally do and I added an overview to it.

The last game I went to the page for this week that was from Steam is a game called RIDE. The page was not empty this time, but I added some concepts and objects to it.

And last and surely least was the page for the game Hong Kong 97. After I saw that the Angry Video Game Nerd did a video about it I decided to check out our page for it. I ended up only added a couple of concepts to the page since it already seemed to have a lot of information

Closing

so this week I had worked on a bunch of pages, but didn't do too terribly much to them. I always figure that having at least a small overview is better than having a totally empty page.

That brings me to a question I have, I know Twitch.tv was using the wiki for their games, is that still happening? I know before if a page was totally empty it wouldn't show up or something which is another reason I try to make sure at least something is there.

That is all I have for this week, how about the rest of you? I would love to know what kind of work has been getting done around these wiki parts.

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Weekly Wiki Update Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Hey would you look at that, I actually managed to do two of these in a row. This past week I managed to squeeze in a little more than I did last week, but I still would have liked to do some more.

The Pages

Started out small this week by simply adding an overview header, a little bit of text, and an image to the Arcade Archives franchise page.

Next up I added a few Zelda games to the Save File Copy page that @beachthunder created. I only added a few that I knew for sure contained that concept, but I know there are plenty more games.

After that I added some more information to the Pocket Mine 2 page, and I plan on doing more still.

Next up was a hidden object game that I have been playing on my phone called Agent Alice. It is not really a great game, but I have played it enough to fill in quite a bit of the information on the page. As part of the Agent Alice page I also created and worked on the page for Wooga, the company that made it.

The next page was yet another game I have been playing on my phone, this time it was Giant Boulder of Death. The page was already created, but was left sitting completely empty. I ended up filling in a bunch of the information and added an overview and gameplay section.

While I was still working on pages for games I have been playing on my phone I decided to see if Google Play Game Services had a page, and it did. I added a little bit of information to the page but added a bunch of games to it.

I then moved on to Crossy Road which was surprisingly empty. I added the overview and small gameplay section to it.

As I watched the Quick Look for 5 Star Wrestling I decided to write up the overview and a very basic gameplay section. It certainly needs more work though.

And last up was Minna de Spelunker Z. After watching @jeff play it on Unprofessional Fridays I decided to download it and give it a shot. I only ended up adding an overview and a couple of concepts to it, but it is a start.

Closing

And there you have it. It was certainly a more productive week for me, but I would really love to find more time to do more. I have been hearing about people having troubles with linking, but have not seemed to come across it myself.

Again, I would like to point everyone who edits the wiki or would like to edit the wiki to this forum post if you have any questions, concerns, or anything else pertaining to the wiki.

As always, what have you all been up to in the wiki?

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The Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, March 15th 2015.

Welcome everyone to my tales of working on the Giant Bomb wiki. So it has actually been two weeks since my last "weekly" wiki update, but the thing is I honestly thought I had just done it last week. So other than that I spent the first half of this week barely getting to spend any time at my computer since I was laid up on the couch with pain in every joint in my body. Alright, enough of this boring catch up, on to what I did get a chance to work on.

The Pages

Since the last weekly wiki update I did not do too much, so this should be short. I added overviews and some basic information/clean up on Turbo Prop Racing for the PlayStation and ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth for the Xbox. I got to the Turbo Prop Racing page after I purchased the game, and honestly do not remember how I stumbled on the ToeJam & Earl page, probably something to do with the new game.

After those pages I decided to see if Giant Bomb had pages for some of the games I have been playing on my phone recently. I started out with the game Pocket Mine. I have been playing a fair amount of it so I thought it could use a page. I also went and added a page for Roofdog Games, which is the developer and a page for the Pocket Mine franchise.

Since the sequel to Pocket Mine was recently released I decided Pocket Mine 2 needed a page also. After all those pages were created I added a gameplay section to the first Pocket Mine, and plan on doing the same for the sequel.

Closing

Another weekly wiki update is in the can. I wanted to point out The Wiki Discussion Thread that was created by @beachthunder. There has been some good wiki discussions going on over there so if you have any issues, ideas, or whatever pertaining to the wiki that is a good place to go. As always, what kinds of things have all you been doing in this fine wiki of ours?

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(The return of) The Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, March 1st 2015.

Here it is, the return of the (probably not so much) long awaited Weekly Wiki Update. The last one of these I did was way back on December 1st 2014. Once the holiday season hit it was one thing after another that was keeping me busy, from work giving me more hours to needing to hit multiple Christmas celebrations to doing work on the house.

I did however do some work on the wiki throughout that time, so let's just get into it.

The Pages

So the first page I worked on since I left off way back in December was Farmville 2: Country Escape. I am certainly slightly ashamed to admit how much time I ended up "playing" this game for. I didn't do a whole ton of work on the page, but I did add an overview and a gameplay section as well as a bunch of associations.

Next up (after some very small edits) was the Christmas with Weezer game for iOS. Again, nothing too much here just an overview and some gameplay.

I also ended up putting some work into the Removed from Steam concept page adding an overview and a ton of games.

And after these I went on a string of adding basic information such as overviews and developer/date information to a bunch of page. Mixed in with these pages I also added some credits to a few games, in which I again found frustration with doing a bunch of them only to have it error out and lose it all.

I also ended up adding a whole bunch of pages for games that were added to Steam. Games are starting to come out at such a fast pace on Steam now that it is hard to keep up with them.

An incredibly small edit, but one that bugged me was removing what was basically a joke from the Puyo Puyo Tetris page. I am not sure what makes people think this is an alright thing to do in the wiki, but it sometimes makes me wonder if people do it because the Giant Bomb wiki is not seen as credible or serious.

For whatever reason I did decide to actually fill out the page for Spartans VS Zombies Defense which is a completely horrible game complete with copyright infringing audio.

Other than all of that I just did some more creating pages and filling in basic information.

Closing

And there you have it, the first Weekly Wiki Update of 2015. I would really like to get back to doing these on a weekly basis. Since it has been so incredibly long, what has everyone else been up to with their wiki workings?

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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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