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1. Posted: Mon 10th Aug 2009 16:30 BST
Tell me right away if i'm stepping out of bounds by promoting another website on these forums. I hear a lot of people wanting NL to add some sort of game list online, well until we actually see this around here. My very good friend has been developing this new version of the website for a couple years now on his spare time.
In the beginning we were basically a Phantasy Star Online clan for the Dream Cast, then it evolved into more of an online community with a forum and now it's a more of a 'Feed' based website.
What you can do on VGscore:
What we're not:
With this said I invite you to try out http://www.VGscore.com we already have a few members who's been with us since 2001 but now we'd love to see some more activity around there and give this website the activity it deserves.
If you have any questions, fire away!
disclaimer: we do not currently run any ads on vgscore, nor does it generate revenue of any kind. this is purely from the goodwill of shaf2k. enjoy!
Edited on Mon 10th August, 2009 @ 16:33 by Firkraag
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2. Posted: Mon 10th Aug 2009 16:40 BST
I don't THINK you're breaking any rules with this post, but I'm not really sure. A lot of us around here have opted to go the Backloggery route for game collection organization, though. True, your site has some features Backloggery doesn't, but the reverse is also true. Personally, I don't feel like trying to get my 300+ game collection updated on more than one site, and I've already made my choice.
My Backloggery Updated sporadically. Got my important online ID's on there, anyway. :P
3. Posted: Mon 10th Aug 2009 16:55 BST
thats just like backloggery which has been around for awhile like Stuffgamer1 has stated. its a great idea but so many people use backloggery that i doubt many people will want to readd their games to your site
4. Posted: Tue 11th Aug 2009 07:43 BST
It's not fair to compare VGscore.com with backloggery. Both websites accomplishes completely different things, where VGscore is more based on easier library management, scores, interaction on the feed and with eachother. Backloggery does just as it says, keeps a track of your backlog and keeps user guest books.
Also if you ever have any idea of where we could improve the website or features you wish added all you have to do is run it by me and i'll whip shaf into action, rawr! ... who apparently is the coolest person I know according to an angry tell on AIM, nah but he really is always evolving the website should a demand come up for a new feature.
Don't judge it before you've had a go at it, make a profile add some games through the search feature and see after that.
5. Posted: Wed 12th Aug 2009 20:56 BST
Okay, I've just spent a few minutes snooping around VGscore.com. To be completely honest, it's far worse than I thought when I read your first post a couple days ago. You have to go by what games the site recognizes as existing (it doesn't even have full listings for the pathetically small selection of consoles), and the search box, near as I can tell, is completely worthless (a search for Mario came up with nothing, even though there are several Mario games on the site).
6. Posted: Thu 13th Aug 2009 00:27 BST
'pathetically small selection of consoles'? It's got all of the current and previous generation of consoles. I don't know about you but that's what is most important right now while we get it all set up.
The games so far has to be manually added by the admins right now so we might not have every game on there, but we do certainly have most of the popular ones. Every search I've done has worked so far, but as you say Mario really does turn up nothing, I'll have to talk with Shaf about that.
Appreciate the feedback of course, although a bit biased since you obviously only went through a few of the features.
I'll say this again, everyone of you will be a part of the development of this website as every suggestion and feedback will be read and answered swiftly. I can't expect anyone of you to care, but if you put some time into it and actually help by providing feedback good or bad in the end I think it will be worth it.
For now i'll see what I can do with as per your feedback:
Edited on Thu 13th August, 2009 @ 00:28 by Firkraag
7. Posted: Thu 13th Aug 2009 01:29 BST
I joined recently, but you really have to add more games to the site!
8. Posted: Thu 13th Aug 2009 01:34 BST
Thank you, and point taken. I'll talk to the coder about this. At the very least we'll get a Request Game system up. That way the games that's not already on the site will become available soon after reporting.
At the time of writing this we have 970 games in the database, spread through 8 consoles, that's obviously something that needs improved.
Edited on Thu 13th August, 2009 @ 01:35 by Firkraag
9. Posted: Thu 13th Aug 2009 01:42 BST
It didn't look like there really WERE very many more features, but it doesn't really matter either way. The problems I already talked about were bad enough to keep me from the site. You don't have NES, SNES, N64, Gameboy, or any other system from the 80's and 90's on there! I can't track my collection like that! I don't think you even had VC or WiiWare on there yet...I can't double-check that, because the site won't let me navigate away from you page on the PS3 web browser! I rely on this browser a LOT, so I can absolutely GUARANTEE you I won't sign up on that site if you can't make it run on it!
10. Posted: Thu 13th Aug 2009 15:18 BST
Mario problem is taken care of, and that will hopefully fix your complaints with the search box if there's still any game that cannot be found even if it's there let me know.
Request a game is being worked on, if you try the search bar again you'll see a "request a game" on the bottom of every search and if the search turns up nothing it will ask you to request as well basically you'll request a game that's not there it will end up in a list where we'll add them as they come.
We're in the middle of discussing what other consoles we would add if any, we'd love to take requests.
11. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 19:27 BST
Edited on Fri 14th August, 2009 @ 19:36 by Firkraag
12. Posted: Tue 18th Aug 2009 19:28 BST
Edited on Tue 18th August, 2009 @ 19:30 by Firkraag
13. Posted: Tue 18th Aug 2009 21:22 BST
This is a really cool site, Firkraag.
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14. Posted: Tue 18th Aug 2009 21:33 BST
If you got the whole "(almost) no games in the database" issue fixed I feel this might evolve into a pretty nice site eventually. If it weren't for the fact that I'm still sorta haunted by how increbibly boring it was to fill in entire my backloggery I might actually have signed up... Atleast once the game database got sorted out...
15. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 18:12 BST
Thanks for your support everyone! And Odnetnin, you've had more activity there than anyone in recent times, I'm glad you like it!
16. Posted: Wed 19th Aug 2009 20:32 BST
I'VE JOINED IT SORRY CAPS lol+
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17. Posted: Thu 20th Aug 2009 10:10 BST
Nice progress for such a short time. Still, I can't help but feel that the basic system using a database for games is flawed, having been exposed to Backloggery. Granted, there's no way to give an aggregate review score for a game on Backloggery, but I usually get that sort of info from small groups of friends anyway, so that doesn't really matter to me.
18. Posted: Thu 20th Aug 2009 18:18 BST
@Stuffgamer1 You're a hard to please, there are several advantages to having a database. I'll just name a few, you can have discussions about a game in the comments section, you can see the overall score for it, we're going to add user reviews sometime soon, without it the feed wouldn't work and your library rating would be void, we can have box arts and have a much better looking game library.
I'm not really worried about competition from backloggery, sure we might not have 100% every game because we're dependant on a database but they don't have the advantages that we have because we take the time of actually making one.
Edited on Thu 20th August, 2009 @ 18:20 by Firkraag
19. Posted: Thu 20th Aug 2009 18:19 BST
Ooh, DSiWare! Logging on presently...
20. Posted: Thu 20th Aug 2009 19:01 BST
I knew there was something I had forgot. Try again, every game should be there now!
Sorry about that.