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Hi. You're a professional image editor so I want to make a request.

File:EVO 2 console.png is too low in brightness. Look how dark it is!

Windows Photo Gallery can't edit PNG files, so I tried converting it to JPEG, but then it loses quite a lot of quality! So can you do it please? Thanks.

--Gaming&Computing (talk) 21:56, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

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Wales: Map[edit]

Hello Alphathon,

You certainly have my approval. In my opinion it is excellent. I just hope that the majority of my compatriots will think so too. Kind regards, Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 00:24, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad you approve. Face-smile.svg Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 00:33, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
Quick response... you were up late like me. I had been celebrating Wales beating the old enemy and winning the Triple Crown. Let's hope Scotland has success today in Murrayfield.
I wonder if I could ask you to make me a somewhat similar map, but featuring South Wales/the traditional county of Monmouthshire/Castleton Castleton is a small village/hamlet midway between Cardiff and Newport. My User page lead would explain my interest. Would it be too much trouble? Only do it if it isn't. Best wishes, Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 10:41, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, that shouldn't be too much trouble at all and I'm more than happy to do it. There are a few things I'd like to clarify though:
  1. When you say a similar map, do you mean a map showing South Wales/the traditional county of Monmouthshire/Castleton within the UK?
  2. What do you mean by South Wales (the Wikipedia article gives various definitions - which do you mean)?
  3. Do you want one map or three (i.e. all of those things together or one for each of them)?
Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 16:23, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. To try to explain:
  1. Partly "Yes" to that question, but, comparing it with your Wales map, Europe would be replaced by South Wales as the largest, background map, so that in turn Monmouthshire would be replacing the British Isles as the middle map, which would then be enlarged to form the third map, highlighting Castleton, Newport.
  1. To give you enough room, I suggest it might be best to not take South Wales too literally, but to draw a line West-East through Wrexham or thereabouts and regard all Wales south of that line as your largest map.
  1. All things together as your new Wales map.
Kind regards, Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 19:03, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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A470[edit]

Hello again,

I am wondering whether you would be not too busy to make a straightforward map showing the total route of the A470. We are anxious to improve this article within the WikiProject Wales programme.

The A470 is a major long-distance connective spine road in Wales, running from Cardiff on the south coast to Llandudno on the north coast. It covers 186 miles (299 km) in its entirety, over a zig-zagging route through the country's mountainous central region, including the Brecon Beacons and much of Snowdonia National Park.

Really just a relief map of Wales showing the route that could be inserted into the Info' box.

With regards, Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 21:53, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for replying so promptly. There is no reason for a relief map... it was just my idea... and an outline map of Wales would be fine. To facilitate the job, you choose whichever is best for you. I realise the Castleton map must be a challenge, and please fit it in whenever you are inclined. Kind regards, Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 08:06, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
Would this suit? Wales Cardiff.png
Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 12:08, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that one is far more suitable... and easier on the eye!
Green on green... ouch! ...it would have to have been red, and I determined yesterday morning that the road has been designated as a (T), so red would have been totally wrong. Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 15:42, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
YesY Perfect! Excellent job. You did it so quickly. Was it difficult? Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 19:37, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
I am glad to know that. You've been very kind. Thank you, again, Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 20:35, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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Rocksmith Entry[edit]

Not sure why you feel the need to reign over this page as though it were a personal project of yours. Maybe it is. Or, maybe you feel some need to defent Joystiq and its reviews/reviewers. Nonetheless, I don't think you're contributing to the quality of the page or to the general knowledge of mankind (as you suggest is your goal) by capriciously removing factual and verifiable information from the page. The date of review may not be relevant to YOU, but this isn't YOUR website. Please stop acting as though it is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikerrr (talkcontribs) 21:08, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


As far as whether this was developed in S.F. or not, you may want to review this article: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/blogs/gear-up/rocksmith-inside-the-do-or-die-development-of-the-first-real-guitar-video-game-20111018. Unless, of course, you don't think Rolling Stone is a credible source, either. But, that would be a matter of your opinion. Again.

Appreciate your efforts, but with all due respect you're just sort of being an obstructionist with regard to this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikerrr (talkcontribs) 21:16, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

PAL?[edit]

PS2 Online games that show WITH NET PLAY are PAL only? What is then shown on NTSC-U and NTSC-J?

--Gaming&Computing (talk) 14:56, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

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My modifications[edit]

To what are you referring? I am an English teacher and know exactly how to spell and punctuate. If you are referring to billion then the U.K. billion, which we teach at British schools as 1 million million differs vastly from the U.S. billion, being 1000 million.

Incidentally, how do you become a Wikipedia dictator and what qualifies you to determine how we spell and modify? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Felipito1.966 (talkcontribs) 12:13, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Obviously, you are not au fait with English education. We continually inform pupils of the difference between a U.S. billion and U.K. billion and teach them accordingly so do not tell me what young people are taught. It is very probable that few people even realiSe the difference. Lamentably, the English are being influenced by vulgar Americanisms and incorrect spellings. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Felipito1.966 (talkcontribs) 22:37, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

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There may be no regulating body but English does have grammatical rules, as does every language. I can assure you that our examination bodies certainly do not accept incorrect, yes incorrect U.S. orthography. The U.S. elected to de-angliciSe the language after independence from England and to this day is the sole Anglophone nation, though there is no national language, to spell differently from the rest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Felipito1.966 (talkcontribs) 11:37, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Nintendo DS[edit]

The orginal DS used IEEE 802.11 (legacy mode) which ran at 2 Mbit/s. If you want more details then read this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11_(legacy_mode) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whitebro (talkcontribs) 14:26, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

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Modifications[edit]

I bet you´re a bloody American then! I can assure that at school, which is where I work we use the correct spelling of words, i.e. realiSe, metRe i.e. 100 cm, laboUr, and 1 million million for one billion and we explain that the American billion is different. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Felipito1.966 (talkcontribs) 19:32, 11 September 2012 (UTC)


Greetings![edit]

Wales map[edit]

Hi Alphaton, the Robinson Projection seems to have disappeared from the map at the Wales page. Any idea how/why? Daicaregos (talk) 09:07, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

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Your signature[edit]

I noticed your signature contains templates and parser functions; this is not allowed, see WP:SIG. Please fix it. BTW, too bad Sony stopped releasing useful sales figures. Anomie 18:33, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Ah, I wasn't aware of that; thanks for the heads up. It has now been rectified. Alphathon /'æɫ.fə.θɒn(talk) 18:38, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response! Anomie 19:28, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Xbox 360 sales list[edit]

The Xbox 360 sales in list of best selling video games was edited without any prior discussion with other users. At least discuss and don't go of your own accord. Many users have agreed that statisticsbrain is a reliable source. Here's a proof saying that they can be relied upon for list of video game sales(http://www.statisticbrain.com/about/). They're a professional website. You're list is totally outdated COD MW3 is best selling video game of 360 now and many sites agree say the same thing. Please next time take a consensus than editing the list straight away. KahnJohn27 (talk) 08:01, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Fallout: New Vegas[edit]

Talk:Fallout: New Vegas/GA1 --Niemti (talk) 20:49, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Ref Wikipedia Video Game Category[edit]

Hi, I wanted to find out if it would be possible to include a reference to our website on some of the video game articles found in Wikipedia. I noticed references on several pages but when I read these references I found that some of them had very little information about the game in question. I thought I would contact some of the chief editors at Wiki Gaming section to see if were eligible to be cited in various game pages.

A little about our site:-

The site contains over 700,000 High Definition images taken from the gameplay of around 27,000 games. These images are taken from real gameplay and are not from game trailers as is often the case with sites such as IGN, Gamespot, etc. Our site has a UK and a US section and there are currently over 5000 reviews on site, unique reviews written by professional gamers, not in-house staff, and as a result they are completely unbiased video game reviews. We also have thousands of trailers on site and are constantly adding to them.

I have been working hard for over 5 years and have still some way to go. When I see links like the example below in Wikipedia I feel that my site may at least be worth a mention if not a reference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed_III:_Liberation

The above Wiki link contains the link below on the page for external source information.

http://www.gameinformer.com/games/assassins_creed_iii_liberation/b/playstation_vita/archive/2012/10/08/assassin-39-s-creed-iii-liberation.aspx

The above url is a little long, ugly and not user friendly and there is far too little useful information, if any at all, on the page it links to. The information consists of 20 words and one image. The information that it does contain does not relate to the PS Vita at all so making it to all intents and purposes irrelevant.

This link for example, nice and clean url.

http://uk.reviewanygame.com/creed-iii-liberation-ps-vita.html

and on reaching the page referred to the reader will find the following:

1) A review of the actual game played on the PS Vita. 2) Images of the actual game being played on the PS Vita. These images will not be found anywhere else online as they were taken solely from the game when we played it on the PS Vita. Not even IGN have images in HD of this game taken from real game play. 3) We have a Video Trailer, without ads, that is compatible with all browsers and mobiles. 4) There are prices for this game and we check over 20 of the UK ’s and USA leading sites.

I also see other links on numerous pages listing gametrailers.com carrying a simple video trailer. We have over 7000 pages with contents like that of the numbered list I gave above. These also contain images, reviews, prices, cheats, video trailers, and on most pages recorded in game footage.

The URL below leads to an example of one of our pages which contains both gameplay footage and trailers, a review, cheats, prices, related games, a large cover image and in game images.

http://uk.reviewanygame.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-xbox-360.html

Granted we do not have 27,000 reviews yet, but we would like more exposure to be able to attract more contributors to write reviews with the aim of turning it into a massive gaming site with masses of useful and user friendly content and comments.

Here is another example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart_7

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/8rkg6d/mario-kart-7-tgs-11--hang-time-trailer

The above url links to a page that has only a trailer and you have to wait 30 seconds before you get to see it.

Our site again, http://uk.reviewanygame.com/mario-kart-3d-3ds.html I feel is certainly better than the link immediately above it, ie. gametrailers.com/videos/8rkg6d/mario-kart-7-tgs-11--hang-time-trailer. Our page contains images, a video trailer, prices, a review of the relevant game, and with no ads on the videos you get to watch the video immediately.

I was hoping that I would be able to edit some of the articles relevant to games on our site if I felt our site provided more useful information than some already present, without having to worry about having such edits, references or links removed by editors because the site is not well known.

Our site is 5 years old, and I personally have worked for up to 18 hours on most days even during the 2 years when it was off line while being seriously restructured, and content has, and is, continuously being added. What we really need now is more customer added material in the form of reviews and cheats and so on, but of course this requires exposure. It’s a bit of a Catch 22 situation.

If we are ever going to compete with the likes of IGN I need exposure such as that which follows from inclusion in pages listed in Wikipedia. Our information is, we believe, factual, relevant and better than most sites listed in Wikipedia to date.

I thought I would contact you because you are the chief editors of Video Games in Wikipedia, and did not want to start listing my urls on pages without proper permission. I personally have put my heart and soul into this site and I hope it shows, and I really need it to work. I have worked so hard, it hurts. We now have over 1000 members, and 5 staff, so we are making huge progress daily.

Sorry for the long post, I wanted to put my point across as well as explain what my ambitions are for this site. It is not just a one page site as there are over 400,000 pages, and over 200,000 pounds worth of investment has been ploughed into it. Without the help of editors on Wikipedia, and the exposure that such a highly regarded source is likely to bring, I cannot possibly hope to compete with sites who have so many links in Wikipedia although much of our material is more comprehensive. I feel that once seen many will agree that a more visible internet presence is deserved.

I hope you can offer some assistance or guidelines in regards to your policy for inclusion.

I also wondered if it would be possible to for me to create a page on Review Any Game as this site did. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ToTheGame

The reason being, the site above may be half decent, but we have more images, more games, more trailers, more gamplay and we also do reviews and prices, yet we have no page in Wikipedia. The above company maybe a lot older, but in terms of comparing the two sites, our site far outshines the above site in almost every respect.

Thanks for taking the time to read this I really would appreciate your time and would welcome any advice that you can offer.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Alex Mavity . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reviewanygame1 (talkcontribs) 14:19, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

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Sixaxis[edit]

I restored some of the changes I made for several reasons. First, your recent edits had grammar issues. For instance:

1. "...was the official gamepad for Sony's PlayStation 3 console from the game console's launch in 2006 until 2008"
The term "console" doesn't need to be mentioned twice. Also I don't see how stating a date range by adding additional prepositional phrases was an improvement over what was in the opening before. Seems to stretch it out too much.
2. "...incorporates the haptic technology"
Here, "the" is not necessary.
3. "Sixaxis controllers can also be used on the PSP Go using Bluetooth; the controller..."
Your subject is plural and then goes singular, which isn't preferred when using a semi-colon. Also, this sentence shouldn't exist by itself. The prose used in the lead needs to be in paragraph form.

I also noticed you are trying to separate Sony and PlayStation 3 by linking both in the opening line. Successive links are discouraged per WP:LINKSTYLE.
Sorry, not trying to be overly critical here. There's a lot of work to be done elsewhere on Wikipedia, and I would prefer not to spend too much time on this. --GoneIn60 (talk) 14:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Responded on my talk page. Thanks! --GoneIn60 (talk) 17:29, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

GameCube[edit]

This article was moved from Nintendo GameCube to just GameCube back in September. In your opinion, should Nintendo still be in the title? It would seem that Nintendo is part of the official title, although it is technically acceptable to omit it. --GoneIn60 (talk) 09:02, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't really have a strong opinion either way. With most systems it is incorrect to add the manufacturer, so those kinda have to remain without it. For others, such as the (Super) Nintendo Entertainment System, it is kinda important that it be included. With the (Nintendo) GameCube however, it isn't really imperative that it be either way. Nintendo GameCube is correct, but GameCube would probably be allowable under WP:COMMONNAME. There was a discussion about it on Talk:GameCube#Move to Nintendo GameCube a few months ago, but didn't contribute to it since I don't have a strong opinion. I'd be fine with it either way (unless someone comes up with a really strong argument one way or another). Alphathon /'æɫ.fə.θɒn(talk) 12:12, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, I should have simply checked the talk page! I agree that there are good arguments either way, but as it seems, the last established consensus was ignored, intentionally or not. Therefore, I don't see a reason why we shouldn't revert it back to NGC. Do you? --GoneIn60 (talk) 17:12, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
I don't think consensus being ignored previously (unless it was only a short time ago) is a valid reason to move an article back to its old location. What matters is current consensus, and it is certainly possible that in the intervening period (or even prior to the move) a silent consensus has grown for the new name. I think the only reason why one should move an article that has been stable at a particular name for a while (like GameCube) without discussion is if it is in blatant, unambiguous violation of a policy or guideline (e.g. WP:TITLE). Remember, page moves are not quite as trivial to undo as edits. Also, in order to do so, you'd have to delete the redirect Nintendo GameCube, which I think requires admin rights, so unless you have those I don't think you can move it on your own. (See WP:MOVE.) Alphathon /'æɫ.fə.θɒn(talk) 17:57, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your input. Actually, you can move a page back over a redirect without admin rights, as long as that redirect hasn't been tampered with since its last move. However, you do have a valid point that enough time might have passed to form a new consensus. My only issue is that there are a lot of articles out there (what I'd call children articles like Nintendo GameCube controller) that should follow the same pattern as the main article. If GC is acceptable, then so should GC controller, and thus, should probably be moved as well. Also, the formatting in the infobox, lead, and other parts of the article need updated to represent the name change. That's why I wanted to check with another editor first before I delved into it too far. Thanks again for your time. --GoneIn60 (talk) 20:20, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Maps[edit]

Hello,

I am a regular visitor on wikipedia and I have looked at many of your European historical maps. I've studied history for many years and I would say it is my specialty. I'd be very interested in chatting to you about your sources just out of curiosity. If you have time, I'd much appreciate if you could contact me by email: kieran_nelson@hotmail.com.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 180.213.174.100 (talk) 16:30, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

The data for my maps are generally collected from various other maps already on Wikimedia Commons. At some point I intend to make a full list of sources for each map and post it on each map; the only reason I haven't yet is I haven't had time to track them all down again. There are some examples I can give off the top of my head however, such as Rzeczpospolita Rozbiory 1.png, which was used for Europe 1789.svg, and Ziegelbrenner's maps of Germany, which I have used for several of my maps and which each have a list of sources:
Some are also derived from older maps, such as Europa 1890.jpg, which was used for Blank map of Europe 1890.svg. Since the scale of this and other similar old maps of Europe as a whole limit their precision, the data are combined with those from maps with smaller boundaries (such as those mentioned above).
Of course, many of the borders are also derived from modern borders (e.g. the Prussian/German Imperial - Habsburg/Austrian Imperial/Czechoslovak border from the modern Polish - Czech border).
Alphathon /'æɫ.fə.θɒn(talk) 16:09, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

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PS3 sales at 75mil?[edit]

I've found this source. [1] « Ryūkotsusei » 16:17, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

RfC "Mega Drive" versus "Genesis"[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Sega_Genesis#RFC:_.22Sega_Mega_Drive.22_or_.22Sega_Genesis.22_as_the_article_title.3F

Might be of interest to you. --85.211.130.47 (talk) 22:38, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Xbox 360 image[edit]

Hello there. The current infobox image for Xbox 360 is File:Xbox-360-Consoles-Infobox.png - however I believe this image is bad because the Elite is black like the S, so sometimes it looks as if both consoles shown are 360 Ss. Another thing is that the Elite on that image looks as if it received little light, and also the Elite's power button is off (no light), which both again makes it look like the S.

My suggestion is to replace the Elite by one of the white/silver 360 models (i.e. Core, Arcade, Pro). I unsuccessfully tried to do it by making this image File:Xbox_360_Pro_and_S.PNG, but obviously that's a bad image. What do you think and what can we do? --Gaming&Computing (talk) 15:36, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

First of all I don't think it is a problem. To me, the Elite is clearly distinct from the S, black or not. I also disagree about the Elite receiving little light. Regardless of that though, you're never going to be able to Photoshop two photos together effectively enough to replace the existing image unless the two console were taken under more or less identical conditions (lighting, camera angle, focal length etc). I you really think it's a problem you should probably contact User:Evan-Amos about it, since that is who took the existing photo (and several others on here, including one of an arcade). Before you do so however, you might want to ask about it on Talk:Xbox 360, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games or ;Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games/Xbox to see if anyone else agree that there is a problem at all.
Incidentally, you might want to delete the "attempt" you made - the Pro console image you've used is from a Microsoft press-kit, and is thus non-free and may not be used on Commons (there is no fair-use on Commons).
Alphathon /'æɫ.fə.θɒn(talk) 15:52, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the heads up. I think I'll go and delete the image I created. To me it is a problem though particularly about the colour making it look similar. I was originally going to ask this on Xbox 360's talk, but I realised there was very little activity in the talk recently so I came up to you. I personally would like to see File:Xbox360 white HDMI 203W front vertical.jpg (with a white background obviously) to replace the Elite - I've contacted Evan-Amos about it. Thanks anyway. --Gaming&Computing (talk) 16:06, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
That image won't work any better than the first one you used - the angle, lighting etc are all completely different than the S photo, so when placed side-by-side will look completely wrong (they will at best look like two photos side-by-side, not like two consoles photographed together). Also, without some kind of reference point, such as a controller, getting them to the correct scale would be nigh on impossible. I'd still try the 360 talk page before going ahead as well, even if Evan-Amos gets a photo taken for you - the fact that there's not much activity doesn't mean nobody's watching, just that they don't have anything to say. Worst case scenario, you don't get a response and your position remains the same. If you don't and just go ahead, anyone who objects is far more likely to simply revert your change - it's generally best to discuss these things first. It should also be noted that while I do not oppose replacing the Elite with a Pro, Core or Arcade, I would oppose any change that was not at least as good a photo as the existing one. Practically speaking, this probably limits what I'd consider acceptable to another photo by Evan-Amos (since photographers of his calibre and who have access to the quantity of gaming hardware that he has, along with the inclination to photograph it, are few and far between on Wikipedia). Alphathon /'æɫ.fə.θɒn(talk) 16:20, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Key box[edit]

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xbox 360 page[edit]

hey Alphathon i just wanted to say that you need to add some info onto the page. The info is the introduction of the Xbox 360 e the ps3 has a section on the super slim and just feel like it is just to give the xbox 360 e its section as well — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.211.144.5 (talk) 07:31, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

My Talk page today[edit]

Good morning Alphathon,
I trust you are keeping well.
Would this request be of interest to you?  –
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard|— 07:18, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks for your swift reply (as usual) and I am glad the second subject interests you.
As ever  –
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard|— 14:13, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

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