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#1 Edited by tsiro (226 posts) -

Can't say for sure how long this issue has been around, but it seems relatively recent. I have a little script that is filtering games by number_of_user_reviews, and it suddenly started claiming that the number of games with non-zero user reviews is zero.

You can see this looking at the number_of_total_results to these two requests:

  • https://www.giantbomb.com/api/games/?api_key=<api_key>&limit=1&field_list=name,id,site_detail_url,number_of_user_reviews&filter=number_of_user_reviews:1&format=json
  • https://www.giantbomb.com/api/games/?api_key=<api_key>&limit=1&field_list=name,id,site_detail_url,number_of_user_reviews&filter=number_of_user_reviews:0&format=json.

Not only that, but it seems like specific games with non-zero user reviews on their pages are reporting zero user reviews, e.g. Pokémon Red/Blue:

  • https://www.giantbomb.com/api/games/?api_key=<api_key>&field_list=name,id,site_detail_url,number_of_user_reviews&filter=id:3966&format=json

Let me know if I can provide any other information! (Also, apologies if this should've gone in the Bug Reporting forum.)

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#6 Posted by LookAYoYo (2 posts) -
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#8 Edited by apozem (1 posts) -

I have seen the same issue while scraping games.