Talk:Kinect Star Wars

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Late 2011 or 2012?[edit]

The present article states that the release date is "2012", using this other article as a reference: http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/06/05/star-wars-at-e3-your-first-look-at-kinect-star-wars-exclusive/ Here, i quote from the link: "Simply called Kinect Star Wars, the game is intended for all ages and will hit stores this winter." The author is from USA, so it's obvious the date referenced is 'winter/late 2011'. Besides, on this other article http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11720937, which title is: "Xbox Kinect to get Star Wars game in 2011" so it supports my idea. You guys could add it as a reference, because i dont know how, i'm going to edit the article right now. Greetings


Winter?[edit]

Winter in 2012 where I live starts in June. This is a very USA-centric and northern hemisphere-centric article. Please, when writing articles for Wikipedia, try to remember that there is a lot more to the world than the USA. In fact there are 6 billion people that DON'T live in the USA. SpencerCollins (talk) 05:14, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

BLP in the DYK[edit]

Twice now ([1] [2]) the DYK hook was removed from this talk page by someone claiming it is a BLP violation, without any further explanation. I ask that before this user removes it again, they comment here on the talk page about why exactly they feel it is a BLP violation. Personally, I don't see how it could be considered one. This is simply a notice that this article was featured in DYK, with a hook that was peer-reviewed by multiple editors at T:TDYK, was met with no BLP complaints there, and seen as appropriate enough to run on the Main Page. The only thing I can possibly see as being argued a BLP is the fact that it wikilinks to Star Wars Kid, but the mere fact that it links to it isn't a BLP. First of all, that article is about an Internet meme, not a person. Secondly, if simply linking to the article is a BLP violation, then that would mean the article itself would have to be a BLP violation, and yet that article still exists. — Hunter Kahn 22:12, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Taking that quote ("no one wants to look like "Star Wars kid") out of context is a BLP violation, especially in light of Star Wars Kid#Harassment lawsuit and settlement. I pulled the DYK entry from the main page (by request of an editor) for the same reason. We shouldn't be posting insulting, offensive, or disparaging remarks against living people, unless they are notable in context. And that context must then be provided. Prodego talk 05:00, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • The quote isn't out of context, it's very much in context. And again, "Star War kid" refers to a meme, not a person. There was no objection like the one you are raising brought up at DYK, where there is a careful review process to avoid just that. (In fact, my original DYK nomination didn't even have a wikilink to Star Wars Kid, it was added later.) And you're not addressing my argument that if simply using the term "Star Wars Kid" in itself violates BLP, then how can the article for the meme possibly exist, and how can that article include references to its appearance on shows like American Dad and South Park? — Hunter Kahn 14:03, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • The quote can appear in the article, where it is attributed to the developer who said it. But in the DYK hook it appears we are making that statement ourselves, which violates BLP. An in context quote would be acceptable, taking that quote and copying it without attribution and without context in a DYK hook is not. Prodego talk 15:39, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
    • I don't really agree with that; the use of quotation marks makes it clear it came from someone. Further, this DYK is in the talk page of the article, and likely will only be read by people familiar with the article itself, so that will help with the context further. That being said, as a WP:Compromise, I'd be willing to either remove the wikilink from the DYK hook (so it would just read "...to look like Star Wars kid"" with no link) or add "they said" to it, so the fact that it comes from the publisher is even clearer (i.e., "...because they said no one wants to look like..." — Hunter Kahn 20:59, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

This is a wiki, not a game review site[edit]

The following quote should be removed as to keep in wiki standards of objectivity.

Brad Shoemaker of Giant Bomb thought poorly of the game saying, "It doesn't matter who you claim Kinect Star Wars is for, it's a shoddy product on almost every level. There are a few glimmers of what could have been in here, but this is not the game that legitimizes Kinect as a game-playing device, nor does it do a single thing to restore any vibrancy or value to the Star Wars license. Fans of Star Wars, Kinect hopefuls, and little kids all deserve better."[10]

Reasoning: Who is Brad Shoemaker? What does he have to do with the game other than writing a scathing review? This should not be intended to persuade someone to spend money on a product nor to avoid a product. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.64.212.107 (talk) 20:51, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

(for archival purposes) The subject of critical commentary is often a part of encyclopedias, of which Wikipedia is one. The 'wiki' part is just the format the data is presented in. --Teancum (talk) 15:10, 18 September 2012 (UTC)