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#1 Edited by Not_Rage (566 posts) -

@emtilt: I remember talking about this issue. I looked at my post history and it turns out I discussed this 2 and half years ago! I agree with you on separate pages for handheld games when their different games. Here is what I said back then:

Actually I think they can be different pages. When a major game got released it often had a gameboy/GBC/ DS version. In a lot of cases this handheld version of the game was a completely different game. They were made by a different developer and built from the ground up with no resemble to the console version. Different story, different gameplay. The only thing they shared was the name.

I think it would be ok for gameboy/ds games to have their own page, but your right it would be a mess. But technically I would be correct IMO. But there would be just a bunch of empty pages because nobody really played the handheld versions and nobody would fill them out.

For example, the DS version of Call of Duty 4 has its own Wikipedia page for this reason:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty_4:_Modern_Warfare_%28Nintendo_DS%29This is actually really rare, but it was a big enough game where enough people cared to write a separate page specially for the DS version.

I actually think pretty much EVERY handheld game could have its own separate page.

In this case if someone took the time to fill out the Gameboy version of this Star Wars game, it should be allowed to stay since they are in fact different games. IMO

#2 Edited by Not_Rage (566 posts) -

I can't seem to find the 3DS game Frozen: Olaf's Quest in the GB wiki. Is it in the database? I don't want to make a duplicate. It's a pretty major Disney movie, so it's a little surprising no one made a page for the game.

#3 Posted by Not_Rage (566 posts) -

I remember Jeff once saying he wants company pages to show the history of the company with name changes, timelines and mergers. I think Snider responded by saying "We're just programmers Jeff, not magicians." And he's right, this is a very difficult thing to master. In fact I don't think any game wiki has figured it out. As others have said, it's very difficult to keep track of companies since they frequently merge, get acquired, change their name or dissolve. A lot of these companies exist in name only and some are legit studios. But it's difficult to find this information, as it's often not very public.

#4 Posted by Not_Rage (566 posts) -

Managed to get one, thankfully I was watching this thread.

#5 Edited by Not_Rage (566 posts) -

I don't see why not. It has games like Angry Birds and game shows games like You Don't Know Jack. I'm always in favor for adding more platforms. I think the GB database should be as complete as possible.

#7 Edited by Not_Rage (566 posts) -

There's a Lance Armstrong character page. But it says that in the cycling games his real name isn't used and they use the fictional name 'Lance Neilstrung". So I think there should be a character page for that fictional cyclist and not have Armstrong attached to these cycling games.

Also why is he listed as being a character in Oblivion and Assassins Creed? He's not in those games....right?

#10 Edited by Not_Rage (566 posts) -

@spwn said:

http://www.giantbomb.com/racers/3030-29845/

Was most likely "in development" just for Tim Langdell to show that his Edge studio was active

That's exactly right. In order for him to keep the "EDGE" trademark (so he could keep suing people), he needed to show that his studio was actually real. So on his website he claimed games like this were in development and "coming out soon". He went as far as getting "Racers" rated by the ESRB. But in reality there was no game at all, just a logo on his website. And his company is just himself with no employees. His actions were pretty ridiculous.

EDIT:

After doing some research, it turns out this game was released on the PC:

http://chaosedge.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/video-games-killed-the-racing-star/