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Your GA nomination of Ridiculous Fishing[edit]

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Development of Fez[edit]

Hey, just checked out your draft of Development of Fez; it's looking really good! I'll be interested in doing the GAN for that one too whenever it's done. --PresN 19:27, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

@PresN, thanks! Appreciate the support. I have a half-dozen GANs in the queue for next month, so you'll likely see them all at once (mostly indie games too) czar  20:05, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Peer review on Tangled[edit]

I got here from the volunteer list on the peer review page. Would you like to spend some time on reviewing Tangled, on which I has been working? Thank you in advance!Forbidden User (talk) 17:03, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Here is the link:Wikipedia:Peer review/Tangled/archive1.Forbidden User (talk) 17:05, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

@Forbidden User, have my hands full at the moment. Might want to try someone who has closer interests. I'd give it a go if I had more time czar  22:28, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

FA[edit]

Hey man, I'm working on the Super Mario Bros. 3's page and I was wondering what you think of it, considering I'm planning on taking it to FA. Cheers! URDNEXT (talk) 16:00, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Re:short length[edit]

Unfortunately, I can't remember specific examples. Until February of this year, my last major edits were in 2012. And I haven't really been involved in FACs since 2011. I distinctly remember the phrase being a subject of criticism at FAC, because of its oxymoronic structure, but I can't recall when or where. Sorry. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 21:17, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

If it was something like short-long, I could see the oxymoron, but shortness in length is a perfectly normal phrase (otherwise every length would be long!) czar  21:26, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Saints Row 2 (mobile)[edit]

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Soda Popinski[edit]

I was wondering if, once your schedule clears up, you could offer a copyedit for this article. Thanks! - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 23:35, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hundreds (video game)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Fez (video game)[edit]

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Wikipedia:BNA email[edit]

Hey Czar, I sent you an email a few days ago detailing how to recieve access to the BNA partnership with the Wikipedia library. Please fill out the Google form included in the email, and we will get the access to you as soon as possible, Sadads (talk) 15:55, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Just pinging to remind you to fill out the Google form: I cannot issue you access without that information, Sadads (talk) 17:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

If You Build It (film)[edit]

Please complete your DYK review. I will respond and make finals changes when you have completed the review. I would prefer not to go back and forth, with continual "new discoveries"; please be specific with your comments. Thanks! 842U (talk) 12:34, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Responded at the nom czar  12:42, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
You said you hadn't completed the copyvio either, so I was waiting on that. In the meantime, I revised the specific sentence regarding neutrality that you cited and have reviewed the article for neutrality. I've added further citations that verbatim support that cowpie water purifiers were made on the first day. I can't say that's the most reliable source, but taken with the other source, it's clear (and having seen the movie) the cowpie water purifiers were in fact made on the first day of class, which would qualify as the beginning of their school year. Only saw one paragraph without a citation; I added a reference for the complete cast. Thanks! 842U (talk) 13:54, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hundreds (video game)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:44, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

EarthBound[edit]

Hi. I've been watching your efforts to expand the EarthBound article. Great work! Though there are some things you should watch out for that I want to bring up. There are some areas in this and EarthBound fandom that are close to non-neutral, especially in the latter, with things like "the loyal EarthBound fan community anticipated a sequel" (I had removed that) and "their efforts are largely ignored by Nintendo." You also should not copy text directly into both articles. Because if there are problems in one article then editors will need to update both, like the colloquialism, "Lindblom struck down...". Hope you hear me well, and keep up the hard work. --ThomasO1989 (talk) 03:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I appreciate the edits, but a bit more once I've already finished my draft. Text will be copied between closely related articles, and "struck down" isn't a colloquialism per NOAD, but I can remove "loyal" from that instance, yes (even though I believe that's how the source used it). "Largely ignored" is very well cited in all of the texts, though I can throw more refs on it if you'd like. In fact, "largely" is to soften that they were fully "ignored" (per the RS). czar  03:44, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I agree in staying true to the sources, but we should remain objective. The tone of the sources shouldn't creep in. I wouldn't use "largely ignored" because that still introduces bias. The demand for additional games in the series is acknowledged with the general response "we have no plans for Mother at this time." To declare as fact that "Nintendo's ignoring them" isn't really appropriate. For the "stuck down" thing, I would use terms that are more formal, like "denied." --ThomasO1989 (talk) 03:54, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I can provide a dozen mainstream sources that say that the group was ignored, so it's nothing I'm unilaterally declaring as fact. I'll try to think of a creative rephrasing that'll work for you. czar  04:03, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
✓ decided to go with adding refs instead of rephrasing. For what it's worth, there was only one use of "largely ignored" (in the lede as summary of the fandom article), and I couldn't find any instances of that "loyal" quote czar  04:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Re: Mischief Makers[edit]

Sure, I think I can swing that before I romp off. Later today, maybe. Tezero (talk) 12:35, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I too am involved with your FAC. I'll be happy to work with you on this. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 19:55, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Shinobi (Series)[edit]

Hey sorry I have been MIA, my real job has kept me pretty busy but I told you I would help out with Shinobi (series) and I finally have some time to do it. I am integrating 5 references from Sega-16. You will need to show me how to replicate them again for other sentences as I don't remember how you did it.--Cube b3 (talk) 04:31, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

@Cube b3, nice to see you again. Check out WP:REF#Repeated_citations czar  04:35, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
@Czar Thanks, that was fairly tedious but I think I got the job done. I have read the article and did not find anything inaccurate in there. Everything in the article could be verified from the History of Shinobi feature from Sega-16. Further more, I added the reviews for all major games as a reference to their respective section. Lastly, I used Sega-16's Yuzo Koshiro feature to cite a few other things. You can go ahead and remove the tag for citations.
That said, the article needs to be updated and expanded. I could add all the updates from Sega Nerds and Sega Bits as they cover all the recent Shinobi news.

This took me like 2 hours so I am going to call it a night. Good Night!--Cube b3 (talk) 06:03, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

@Cube b3, cool. I'm busy now but I'll try to take a look later. I'd recommend against using sources that haven't been confirmed as reliable. Definitely add info from Sega print sources, though. I can point you in the right direction for those if you need a place to start czar  18:18, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
{{ping|Czar|p=} Come on man, this is suppose to be a fun hobby for me. Print sources? That cost money and Sega specific print publication are limited to none these days. The next thing you would probably say is go for main stream websites; to that I would say recall our earlier discussions.

Right now the only thing Shinobi page needs to be updated on is info about the PS2 versions of Shinobi and Shinobi 3DS. I have intimately played all those games, as a matter of fact I have written the article for series creator Noriyoshi Obha, why do I need to go to such inconvenient places to find references when the best ones are right under my nose?

http://www.seganerds.com/?s=Shinobi http://segabits.com/?s=Shinobi--Cube b3 (talk) 23:45, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

@Cube b3, print sources can be fun! If you know the tricks for retrogaming research, you can find treasure troves of info otherwise lost to the Internet. Many of the old mags have been digitized. Seganerds, Segabits—they aren't reliable sources as of last check and any work you do to add them will end up reverted by someone else if not me. It's likely not worth having that conversation again, but if you want to bring your case to a wider audience, you can try WT:VG. czar  23:54, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
{{ping|Czar|p=} I will have to read this tricks article and I probably will cause it is always good to have more information however I would probably like to use that article for another game as I am intimately familiar with Shinobi and I already have references that have all the necessary information. Searching for other sources which have the same information is tedious and not fun therefore I like your suggestion off taking the case to a wider audience because it was a stale mate because nobody besides you participated in the discussion.--Cube b3 (talk) 03:37, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Marcus Lindblom[edit]

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DYK for Never Alone (video game)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 05:50, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of EarthBound[edit]

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Hypertension: Harmony of Darkness[edit]

This is an upcoming Dreamcast game that I have been following for many years and I wanted to build a page for it.

It's got a couple of secondary references from approved websites like Diehard Game Fan & IndieDB. http://www.indiedb.com/games/hypertension-harmony-of-darkness http://diehardgamefan.com/2009/11/05/interview-with-tdgmods-on-hypertension-dc/

These are the only 2 I can find from approved websites. We have a few more but I can't find the list of approved secondary video game references. Wikipedia search wasn't being cooperative.--Cube b3 (talk) 03:50, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

The easy shortcut is WP:VG/RS (WikiProject colon Video Games slash Reliable Sources). In the first paragraph there's an external link for a custom Google search that only searches reliable sites—that's a good place to start. And remember that not every video game meets the notability criteria for inclusion (WP:42) czar  03:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Hey, that search is super helpful however it oddly isn't showing the 2 references I have shared with you even though they are from approved websites. Nonetheless, thanks to the search I found another reference.

http://www.screwattack.com/shows/retro-game-review/retro-news-round-june-2014

That would give us 3 references. The game is very notable, if for no other reason then the fact that this is the first FPS game on Dreamcast in over a decade! A decade!!

So what do you think should I go ahead and make it, or wait for 5 references? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cube b3 (talkcontribs) 06:06, 10 July 2014‎ (UTC)

It isn't showing those two references because they aren't reliable. A search of the WP:VG/RS page shows that we only use Screwattack for opinions (not facts) and that Mod DB is unreliable. Diehard should be fine, even though I haven't read it. You can start building a draft in your userspace, but I would absolutely not even think about pushing it live until it's of substantial size as built out from facts in actual reliable sources. czar  06:26, 10 July 2014 (UTC)