Welcome to the Giant Bomb Developer API Forum

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#1 Posted by andy (445 posts) -

Everyone at Giant Bomb is pleased to announce the Giant Bomb API.  Using the API, we hope our users can find crazy new ways to use our data.  If you're a developer, check out the API site and sign up for an API key.

This forum should be used for any questions regarding the API, including technical questions.  If you're having trouble with something, post a question.  I'll be frequenting regularly to answer any questions.

We're also planning on adding more data to the API in the near future.  If you have a cool idea but can't find the data you need, please ask.

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#2 Posted by Hamz (6899 posts) -

Whiskey Media go from strength to strength. Great job guys, hope to see some interesting stuff from this!

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#3 Posted by Yit (938 posts) -

When the iPhone app comes out, I'm buying 12 iPhones.

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#4 Posted by AmericanPegasus (454 posts) -

I'm hope soon I'll be able to put it on my touch.

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#5 Posted by citizenkane (10892 posts) -

Wow, this is awesome.  I can't wait to try stuff out.  Thanks guys!

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#6 Posted by Moon (286 posts) -

So please explain what giantbomb api is.

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#7 Edited by LordAndrew (14608 posts) -
Moon said:
"So please explain what giantbomb api is."
It's an application programming interface. With it, people can create applications that use Giant Bomb's data.
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#8 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -
Yit said:
"When the iPhone app comes out, I'm buying 12 iPhones."
That has me really excited. Thankfully, I already have an iPhone so I will be waiting for the day.
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#9 Posted by ltcoljaxson (1204 posts) -

Cool stuff. Now I just wonder what some people are going to do...

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#10 Posted by snide (2690 posts) -

Jeff will do a write up in a bit, but basically this API gives anyone the ability to use Giant Bomb's game database however they want. Using a site's data is usually illegal and will score you some legal troubles. Here, we feel that since the community builds the database in the first place the community should have access to it.

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#11 Posted by citizenkane (10892 posts) -

Now if only I knew XML...

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#12 Posted by FizzyChicken (5 posts) -

Guys - opening up your data is awesome. Can't wait to start linking the data to my own applications - all free of course... 8)

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#13 Posted by serbsta (1952 posts) -

This is awesome, if only i was more learned in XML. :(

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#14 Posted by BronzDragon (125 posts) -
CitizenKane said:
"Now if only I knew XML..."
That's not how it works. It's kind of like saying "If only I knew pen and paper".

I do get what your getting at though.
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#15 Posted by Hardgamer (762 posts) -

API? Why does it  not has some better features.

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#16 Posted by LordAndrew (14608 posts) -

What sort of features are you looking for?

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#17 Posted by Hardgamer (762 posts) -

Well, i am expecting edit stuff on the site not for points if is for developing the site.

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#18 Posted by LordAndrew (14608 posts) -

The API only allows use of the data already on the site. It doesn't allow you to edit anything on the site, and that's something that could potentially be abused if the API did allow it.

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#19 Posted by ChumpsAdam (3 posts) -

has anybody made anything using the api yet, as i really want to get my teeth into it but am just not sure what to do with the mounds of awesome data.

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#21 Posted by helder227 (1 posts) -

there is any free php script to use with the api?

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#22 Posted by Firrae (140 posts) -

@helder227: to be honest it's fairly easy stuff to do AJAX calls or CURL requests. I don't know of any pre-built libraries in PHP, or any language I use currently, so it's safe to assume it's roll your own.

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#25 Posted by sadsdf7 (1 posts) -