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#1  Edited By michaelenger

So we basically have two groups: those who want to merge them and those who don't. I guess this is up to the GB crew to decide. Is there an admin around here somewhere?

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#2  Edited By michaelenger

But... isn't it stupid to specify it as the US release date seeing as some games (like this one) are never released in the US? Oh well, at least I know now.

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#3  Edited By michaelenger

That's what I was thinking. Splitting the concept in twain just causes confusion. I say that if you can make maps using some editor (included or not) it should have the Map Editor concept ("Map Maker" just seems so... off somehow).

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#4  Edited By michaelenger

So the distinction is whether the game has the map editing function built in? But how can you then say that the map editor is a part of the game. I mean, the track editor in Trackmania (you have a grid and you use the mouse to lay down track pieces) cannot be compared to UnrealEd or Hammer in terms of complexity and difficulty, but for the purposes of the program the end result is the same. And UnrealED and Hammer are both separate tools that aren't a part of the general gameplay experience... both UT2004 and HL2 rely heavily on User Generated Content, but saying that they should fit under Map Maker just because there is the possibility somewhere to go and make some customization using a program that you have to get ahold of and learn how to use yourself and you could just as well take a course in 3D modelling if you want to do anything with it sort of seems like overkill.
Maybe I'm overthinking this and we're supposed to be documenting EVERY part of games and gaming so I should just shut the hell up.

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#5  Edited By michaelenger

We have both of these concepts and I'm not sure which one deserves to be here or if they're both valid (separate) concepts:
Map Maker vs Map Editor

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#6  Edited By michaelenger

Actually, while we are on the subject, the same could be said about:
TrackMania Nations which has two different releases, the ESWC one and the new Forever one.
Same with TrackMania United which was updated to be called TrackMania United Forever (TrackMania United has no page of it's own, but I suggest renaming the TrackMania United Forever page to remove the "Forever" part).

I hope this isn't too hard to grasp.. I'm laying it on thick here.

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#7  Edited By michaelenger
Trackmania Sunrise
Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme

Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme is not a sequel but a re-release (or update, if you will) of the original game. I suggest placing the Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme into the releases for Trackmania Sunrise and then simply having a description of the new release on the game overview (which I am working on right now).
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#8  Edited By michaelenger

I wanted to add a review to a game that I've added (Free Running), but there is no review section... even games that don't have an official review have a review section, but this one doesn't. Is it because it doesn't have a US release? I'm confused...

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#9  Edited By michaelenger

I've also tried this and didn't have a picture.

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#10  Edited By michaelenger

I would go for yes. It's not a screenshot, design image or any form of in-game graphic, it's on the outside. And sometimes the box art is featured on the game cart so I'd say "go for it".
My power of decision on this matter isn't grand, though... be wary that the community could react negatively.