So the system changeover a few months back really screwed up the database editing software, and I applaud our Top Men for ironing out so many of the bugs since then. But I've noticed that even right now, this specific page for the Sega corporation can't be edited, not by me at least. It doesn't matter what the change is, it just brings up the "Saving..." window for much, much longer than it takes on any other page, and then displays the red "Whoops, looks like we ran into an error" message.
So am I the only one who is incapable of editing the Sega page? Are there other pages which stubbornly refuse to accept any edits whatsoever? Why this page and not others? Colour me confused, duders.
@milkman: Yeah, that's what I'm getting out of this, the unfortunate rumours about the next gen of consoles are true, and EA is trying to get a little positive publicity out of it before people find out that they really did it because online passes are about to become irrelevant.
Aww man, what a letdown for Darksiders fans. I'd heard that after Crytek hired most of the ex-Vigil Games dudes, they'd actively been trying to get the licence so they could put it back in the hands of the people who created it. I think I'd rather have seen Darksiders go to no one and just fade out after two great games than see it go to these guys, who seem incapable of making anything that isn't a broken, buggy mess. Go out on a high note, you know what I mean?
I just don't get why these are any more appropriate than the dumb flash games we don't allow on our wiki. At least those have real gameplay.
You know, I was basically expecting the response this thread got, but I'm glad to see at least one other person who'd like to see the community they enjoy adopt some semblance of standards. "Because it exists" has never been a good enough reason for anything else, so I'm not sure why it seems to be sufficient on Giant Bomb. Ah well. Someday...
So, as I recall, it turned out that the only reason pornographic images were allowed on the site in the first place was because someone forgot to delete that text when copying some rules over from Anime Vice (may it rest in peace). Since that has since been corrected, and the images purged, doesn't it follow that we should remove all of the pages for the pornographic games too? I mean, the entry for RapeLay is darkly hilarious and all, but come on, people. Leisure Suit Larry is one thing, but having "games" intended for you to masturbate to listed alongside actual video games really takes away from whatever class this database has.
Personally, I found that it suggests the "moral" that there is simply no way to be happy when living with depression, and found that mildly offensive, but if others see it in a positive light, more power to them.
So we just kinda let this one taper off without really deciding what to do about it. Seems to me if the category can't be altered they should be recreated as concept pages and then the original should be deleted. Mods? Anyone?