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Re: Boss Fight[edit]

Yeah, looks like there's some development information at least that I can add; I'll go ahead and do so since it'd probably take just as long to just scan the pages as to add the information with the way the book is laid out- I'll need to re-read the bits about SMB2(J) anyways. --PresN 02:46, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Alright, added in what it had about TLL. So confusing having SMB2 refer to two different games... Anyways, feel free of course to change around what I wrote, and let me know if you want any direct quotes. --PresN 03:59, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Appreciate it. I'd like to add more specific page numbers, if possible (to aid in verification). If you have a moment to scan those pages, that'd be great. Feel free to email me a link if it would work better. czar  04:08, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
K; I'll try to get to it soon. Ping me if I don't get to it in the next few days. I'm glad the VG reference library gets used by people! --PresN 04:16, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
@PresN, ping czar  12:58, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for taking so long! [1] --PresN 17:46, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Super Mario World 2 sources[edit]

Have some scans:

  • "Viewpoint: Yoshi's Island". Diehard GameFan. No.34 (Vol.3, Iss.10), Pg.18. October 1995. ISSN 1092-7212.
    • KEY: The subscore letters should be interpreted thus: G=Graphics, C=Control, P=Play Mechanics, M=Music, O=Originality.
      And the reviewers from left to right are: Nicholas Dean Des Barres writing as "Nick Rox", Casey Loe writing as "Takuhi", and Matt Taylor writing as "S. Quan"

As before, let me know if anything's come out illegible and I'll make something up decipher the smudges. -Thibbs (talk) 19:52, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Metamorphabet[edit]

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DYK for Outer Wilds[edit]

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DYK for Windosill[edit]

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The Huntsman (film)[edit]

Hello Czar, please move Draft:The Huntsman (film) to The Huntsman (film) - Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 17:30, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

✓ done czar  18:31, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Re:Article for you[edit]

Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely check this out. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 19:50, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

A new reference tool[edit]

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Possible Polygon reference[edit]

Saw this on Ars Technica on something involving Polygon. Think there can be something made with this? Looked like an interesting story when I read it. How a journalist briefly got control of a major new gaming brand’s domain. GamerPro64 20:17, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

@GamerPro64, interesting find—thanks for sharing it. The story appears to be more about Lego and marketing than about journalism ethics and Polygon. Even if I were to add on a sentence on the story, it would seem out of place since there wasn't any actual ethical hubbub apart from forums—almost seems like a non-story from that regard. Anyway, let me know if you have any ideas czar  20:24, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
That's a good point. Maybe it can work in the Lego Dimensions page in some way? GamerPro64 20:27, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Definitely. I did find another article on Ars for Polygon, though. Adding it now. czar  20:28, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Rare spelling[edit]

Hi, which consensus did you mean? I thought all Rare articles used that form of spelling per ENGVAR? Jaguar 20:06, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

@Jaguar, edit consensus is to use the existing format, as in that the article has used AmEng and MDY formatting for a long time. There is no cross-article consensus that Rareware articles use BritEng and the only relevant guideline would be strong national ties to a topic, which is for towns or wars that have a, well, strong affiliation with a nationality. Rareware, or any product developed somewhere, is not that. If it may appear that all Rareware (or Rockstar) articles use BritEng, it is because editors have continued to misapply strongnat unilaterally. The slow march of history aside, there is no reason to change the date and language format of Donkey Kong Country without a consensus otherwise. czar  12:28, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks I got confused there; I think ENGVAR would benefit from an update but that would probably be best for another time (don't want to get banned again)! I don't know why but I've always wrote with both. The 90s' Rareware games are on my list for future GAs and I'm pulling everything I got at getting DKC to GA soon, thankfully it's one of those games where there are a lot of sources available (I even have physical sources). I think Donkey Kong Country would benefit from staying neutral for the sake of stability (and my sanity) Jaguar 17:55, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Re:EGM scans[edit]

Hey, Czar. Bad news: Game Rankings has a habit of misreporting review dates, particularly for EGM. I checked the issue in question and (as I suspected) it contained nothing about SML. All is not lost, though. The EGM review for SML 1 is in issue #3 on Retromags. (EGM #38 has the SML 2 review, but, to my knowledge, it isn't available online. Check N-Force #8 for an alternative SML 2 review.) SML 1 and 3 have summary reviews in Super Play #23. Another SML 1 review is in GamePro #5. EGM's review of SML 3 should be in either #55 or #57, which aren't in my collection but may be found online. Hope these are useful. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 22:22, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, JB. Went through the SML1 stuff, SML2 and 3 are next. czar  12:55, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (film)[edit]

Please move Draft:Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (film) to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (film) - Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 03:26, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

✓ done. The book article's sourcing is weak at the moment—does it meet the general notability guideline by itself? Otherwise may be worth merging the book and film together at the location without the disambiguator. czar  12:55, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

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Zoolander 2[edit]

Will you please merge Draft:Zoolander 2 into Zoolander 2 ? Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 02:02, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

✓ done czar  04:55, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Re: Portal bar changes[edit]

Please see my response.—DocWatson42 (talk) 05:09, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:47, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Source question[edit]

Hi Czar. I'm gathering sources for an article on the early "Arcade Alley" column written by Bill Kunkel and two others. I am on the lookout for Kunkel's 2005 book, Confessions of the Game Doctor and I saw you'd mentioned it in this thread. Do you have a copy of the book and if so could you take a look to see if it covers "Arcade Alley" or Video magazine in any detail? -Thibbs (talk) 13:29, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

@Thibbs, I don't (should have), but I'd try @PresN and WT:VG to see if anyone else does. If not, I can interlibrary loan it—just let me know czar  13:45, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, no worries. I may be able to get my hands on it via another source as well. Secondly I'm curious if you've got the Project MUSE access thing working yet? I saw that you got approved close to the same time I did and I was wondering if you'd gotten to step #4 under "What to expect with TWL account processing". I've filled out the emailed Google form with the required information and I've been waiting for weeks for a reply. If something's gone wrong I'll contact the WP liaison coordinator. -Thibbs (talk) 17:51, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
Pretty sure I'm in the same boat. Sometimes it takes them a while to divvy things out, but let's ping@Nikkimaria just in case czar  18:05, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
You are both on the list of approved editors that was sent to the folks at MUSE a couple weeks back - I will check with them what the status is with regards to distribution of logins. Nikkimaria (talk) 18:27, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Nikkimaria. No rush, by the way. I was just hoping I hadn't missed an email or something. Anyway I appreciate your looking into this for us. You were the one I was referring to as the "WP liaison coordinator" above. Are you in fact the "account coordinator" which is listed at the top of the Project MUSE page as "TBD"? If so you might want to update the page when you get a moment. -Thibbs (talk) 20:35, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
For the moment, as we're a bit short of volunteers. I'll do that, thanks. Nikkimaria (talk) 21:00, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
You should now both have received your MUSE logins, sorry for the delay. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:26, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Yup, mine's working now. Thanks for your help, Nikkimaria. -Thibbs (talk) 19:00, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Some DYK help[edit]

can you please review a couple of articles which which I nominated? Template:Did you know nominations/High Orbit Ion Cannon and Template:Did you know nominations/Surin Elephant Round-up. I am really new to DYK so can't do QPQ, would really appreciate the help. FreeatlastChitchat (talk) 03:35, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cloud9 (team)[edit]

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Thank you for going through that large list of links on the Cloud9 AFD. I had seen the list, and was dreading doing that myself, but knew I owed it to them since I was the one who submitted the AFD. Your doing so has saved me the work of doing so myself, and so I thank you for taking the time. TexasAndroid (talk) 16:01, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Drafts move[edit]

Please move

- Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 03:37, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!, ✓ done. Pretty sure you could have moved the second one yourself as there was only one edit in its history. I think the target only needs to be deleted when there is more than one edit. Try that next time and let me know if it doesn't work. I'm also not sure the ID2 Twitter reports mean that shooting has actually begun, but the planned date is close enough that I'm fine with it. czar  12:15, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks man. Shooting on Independence Day 2 has begun actually, sometimes production begins earlier than planned dates. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 16:11, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of David Earle[edit]

Hi Czar! I corrected the concerns that you had about my article David Earle and I hope you will re-review its nomination. Thanks for your time and comments, and let me know if I can help. Z1720 (talk) 02:03, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Super Mario Land[edit]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell[edit]

Please move Draft:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell - Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 17:06, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!, ✓ done. (I'll be disappointed if there isn't a Birth of Venus reference in here somewhere...) By the way, feel free to ping me on article talk pages for future move requests, if you prefer. czar  20:29, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
I'll. Thank you. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 01:54, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Saints Row IV[edit]

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Deletion question[edit]

Hey! I'm wondering if you can tell me why you nominated this file for deletion (and I suppose, why it was subsequently deleted). Thanks! BobAmnertiopsisChatMe! 03:34, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

@Bobamnertiopsis, the Commons log is here. I don't remember what I wrote verbatim but the gist is that the stage designer has copyright on the look of a private theatrical production. Even though that photo's author used a Creative Commons license, the production design itself was not licensed under Creative Commons, so that permission would need to be secured for Commons to host the image. czar  08:17, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Thanks for the info! BobAmnertiopsisChatMe! 14:10, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

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