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God of War (series)[edit]

Hi JDC808, I'm beginning the copy-edit for the above article that you requested on the GOCE request page. Feel free to contact me, or to correct or revert my edits if I'm doing something I shouldn't. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:23, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you again. --JDC808 04:27, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

In 'Critical reception' --> 'Collections' there are two 'reception' tables, but there are three collections listed in text - 'Collection', 'Origins Collection' and 'Saga'. Which table relates to which collection? I plan to add a condensed title in brackets in the boxes next to 'Reception'. I've also adjusted the text formatting in 'Games' --> 'Collections' to avoid whitespace in the centre of the section; though I think I need to do more work there! Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:02, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

The first is for God of War Collection and the second is for the Origins Collection. I hadn't added one for God of War Saga as it doesn't have a GR or MC score (yet at least) and only one of the two reviews there I found gave a score. When I added the tables, I lined them up with the "collection's" paragraph they belong to. --JDC808 04:16, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying - I'll probably deal with that section tomorrow - I'm breaking off for now. I can re-adjust the whitespace to line up again, but it really does look awkward on my 4:3 monitor. I'll see what the MOS says and get back to you if I find anything relevant. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:33, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Alright. I just had an idea, and maybe you agree. The collections do add a bit of extra bulk to the article. When the first collection came out (and any collection like this), I was against the notion of creating separate articles for collections in general because the games already have complete articles and these would be better as just sub-sections on the series page. Since this particular series has grown to feature 3 collections, I'm now in consideration of creating one separate article dedicated to the 3 collections (and any others they may release). Do you think this would be a bad idea, or do you think this would actually be better for the series article? --JDC808 04:48, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I think there's enough material for a separate collections article, especially if more are released. More detail and reviews could be added without swamping the rest of the 'series' article, and summaries left in 'series'. Don't move it yet though, or the text won't get copy-edited. :-)Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 05:06, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Alright, cool, and will leave it there so it can be copy-edited. Thanks. --JDC808 05:13, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Well I couldn't find a way to add titles to the tables without upsetting the wikicode, so I've left them alone. I've also removed the track listing from 'Music' and the 'Other appearances' section. the former isn't really necessary - the GoW game series is the focus of this article. The latter is covered in the Kratos article, and again is redundant here. The text is on the article talk page; feel free to replace them if you wish. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 05:46, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
Okay, no problem. --JDC808 18:22, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
Done - I added alt text to images and titled the tables as above; finally worked out how to do it! :-D Feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit; good luck with your planned FA nom. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 22:25, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Thank you very much. I do have a question regarding two previous copy-edits that you've done for me. Could you look over the Plot sections for both God of War (video game) and God of War II? They've been changed some since you originally copy-edited them and I wanna make sure they're still good. I also added a paragraph to the development section on God of War. I've also added a sentence or two to the very beginning of the Release sections on both articles. --JDC808 00:36, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Okay, since I've done them before I'll have a look. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:59, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Done x2. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:29, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --JDC808 02:31, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
No worries. :-) As for the present article, I couldn't find anything in the MOS specifically covering use or distribution of whitespace, and it might be a good idea to get a Peer Review before nominating. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:29, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Okay, and speaking of Peer Review,after I nominated God of War: Chains of Olympus for FA, and though it passed after the second attempt, I've made it a plan to have all these GoW articles (ot at least the ones I think really need it, like the series page) Peer Reviewed before FA nom. I currently have God of War (video game) up for Peer Review. --JDC808 02:45, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Just wanted to say sorry about your GOW fac getting archived again, I don't quite get why, I thought it had a few supports. Darkwarriorblake (talk) 20:25, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't really understand why either. It had 6 supports versus 2 opposes. I dropped a message at GrahamColm's talk page asking why. --JDC808 20:27, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
It seems to depend partly on who you get reviewing it. I had Ian Rose and I noticed the Broken Sword has him as well, and he seems more willing to say "Ok this has support but I want to see a review of this before I pass it". So in my case he wanted someone who wasn't a gamer to review it, and on Broken sword, last time I checked he had asked for an image review. Graham seems more happy to just shut down a nom. Darkwarriorblake (talk) 10:06, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────His reasoning was because someone had said its prose isn't "brilliant and professional" and Graham agreed with that. I asked Graham to provide an example of where it's not "brilliant and professional" because a copy-editor who copy-edited after that comment said it looked excellent. He has yet to provide an example. --JDC808 18:13, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

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They not the creators of the SERIES. They are only the directors of the games. The only creator of the series in general is David Jaffe. That's why I edited. Please, keep in that way. ---- Lemaroto (talk) 16:55, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

God of War I and II[edit]

I believe you are mistaken by labelling my edits "good faith" and reverting them. I tried to get rid of superfluos details from the plot, I believe the plot was already over 700 words, and I tried to make sentences more concise and flow more. Please explain as to why you should revert on both articles. You stated I added unecessary detail when I did not, I condensed information. --JTBX (talk) 02:46, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Well, if you read my Edit Summary, I said why I reverted. For example, unnecessary detail. On GoW1, at the beginning of the section, you added "Kratos stands atop a large cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea and jumps, to his apparent death." This is unnecessary detail. Yes, this is the very first scene, however, we don't need an exact play-by-play (and this does get mentioned, so we don't want repetition). Another example, "Although Ares intended for this act to make Kratos the perfect warrior without any emotional bondage." The italicized portion is again, unnecessary detail. In one spot, there's a weird insertion of a sentence. "Kratos becomes plagued by nightmares of his horrible deed and commits to ten years of servitude to the other gods of Olympus to atone and rid himself of the visions. Now Ares wages war on Athens. Tired of his servitude,..." The italicized sentence is very random and out of place. I will say, this sentence (or at least what it's saying) can be useful, just not there. As per the plot summary length, that actually says "There is no universal set length for a plot summary, though it should not be too excessively long." I've had both GoW1 and 2 copy-edited in August conveniently by the same editor and he does a pretty good job at trying to cut out superfluous details, making it more concise, and making the article flow better. I'm not saying he's perfect, but he does a good job and is better than myself. --JDC808 03:48, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

I'll try a second time, let me know what you think. However, I did not understand your revert of GOW2.--JTBX (talk) 14:25, 7 November 2012 (UTC) Your point about the sentencing is correct, if only you did not revert me on GOW 2 when that was what I was targeting. Read the Gow 2 Plot.--JTBX (talk) 14:40, 7 November 2012 (UTC) I unreverted you on the GOW 2 plot because there are so many problems with it I do not know where to begin, please read the the plot before and after.--JTBX (talk) 17:47, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Arkham City[edit]

Hi JDC808, I've been trying to burn through some of the bookmarks I had on Arkham City, so I've made the following 3 large edits to it. I know you said if I wanted your input to ask so if you get time please take a look and feel free to give any input.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Batman:_Arkham_City&diff=522574549&oldid=522569983
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Batman:_Arkham_City&diff=522568080&oldid=522483040
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Batman:_Arkham_City&diff=522119206&oldid=521993123

Darkwarriorblake (talk) 02:18, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Looks good. I made a small tweak which was changing "WiiU" to "Wii U". --JDC808 05:10, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot JDC :D. Darkwarriorblake (talk) 13:44, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
You're welcome. --JDC808 01:50, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
How come they didn't promote when you had more supports? Darkwarriorblake (talk) 12:11, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Another editor, who gave his support and has been helping out with copy/editing the page, asked Graham Colm if the nomination could be reopened as per what I had said on your Talk page. Graham Colm said "Sorry but no. After nearly two months at FAC, there was no clear consensus to promote." (even though it was 3 supports and 1 oppse). He also said that "spotchecks of sources for close-paraphrasing and verification still need to done." despite the fact that the same editor had done so on a lot of the sources. He later said he doesn't think it's ready. You can see the discussion here it you'd like. The most annoying part is that I, and you as well, have to wait two weeks to be able to nominate again. I don't know what I need to work on because he closed it before the user who opposed had another look to see if we addressed the issues, and I know you're in that same boat, at least for Arkham City. --JDC808 21:16, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Hmm...reading that, his answers seem unfair and POVish, "he doesn't think they are ready" so tough tomatoes; multiple 'low-brow' games fail including GoW with 3 supports whereas he seems to have an interest in biology, and the more 'prestigious' bio article on James_Bryant_Conant passes no problem with 5 supports. Darkwarriorblake (talk) 21:44, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
If it's any consolation, I'll try to review Arkham City the next time you nominate it. I was planning to do that this week, but it was archived before I had the chance. I'll also reaffirm my support on the next GoW nom. —Torchiest talkedits 21:48, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Torchiest, just gotta wait like another 12 days :( Darkwarriorblake (talk) 20:24, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

God of War III[edit]

Thank you very much. --JDC808 03:34, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

My pleasure. Glad to help! Miniapolis (talk) 03:41, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

You may like to take a look at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Sinistar: Unleashed/archive2 and leave some comments :). Thanks. — ΛΧΣ21 04:50, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

By the way, would you like to work with me in a videogame article for FAC? :) — ΛΧΣ21 15:06, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Which article? --JDC808 18:28, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Are you interested in Tomb Raider? — ΛΧΣ21 06:08, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

I've only played a very little bit of two of the games and I believe that's one of them. I never really had an interest for the games or movies, but I can try and help out. Is there any particular areas of the article you think need attention? --JDC808 06:15, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Well, I will write the first game from scratch. I won't do it yet because I am finishing another project for FAC first, but I guess i will start it next month... Id like you to give me a hand overall, and then do a co-nom at FAC :D — ΛΧΣ21 04:16, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Okay. Let me know when you wanna begin. --JDC808 05:10, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Btw, Congrats on the Sinistar: Unleashed FA. --JDC808 05:12, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks :) And I will letcha know :P — ΛΧΣ21 05:14, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Let me know when you are finished expanding reception and novel on GoW. After you improve those [mostly expand Reception and paraphrase a bit the quotes], I'll be ready to support :) — ΛΧΣ21 18:11, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

List of God of War characters[edit]

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Wikipedia:Non-free content policy and guideline[edit]

Please do not place or replace any non-free images to any pages except for actual articles, as you did at User:JDC808/sandbox. Such use is a clear violation of point number 9 of our policy concerning the use of non-free images. VernoWhitney (talk) 15:33, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Bluerim RFC[edit]

FYI, I am working on an RFC on Bluerim at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Bluerim. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 01:57, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. Is there anything I can do to help, or do you think you've got it covered? --JDC808 01:59, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
I've got most of it covered, but you can help me expand on the RFC if you would like to. Thanks, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 02:10, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I'll look over it and try to get to it in a little bit. --JDC808 02:20, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

God of War (comics)[edit]

Hi, JDC808, I'm beginning the copy-edit you requested for the above article at the GOCE Request page. Please feel free to contact me, or to correct or revert me if I'm doing something I shouldn't. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:06, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Done - feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit. Good luck with the FA nom, though I recommend you request a peer review before nominating. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:12, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
Alright, thank you. --JDC808 02:41, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

God of War Assessments[edit]

JDC, your GoW nominations for A-class have been up for over two months. It is alright if I close their noms and just keep them as they are right now? GamerPro64 20:27, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I was thinking about removing God of War (video game) anyways cause it's up for FAC. --JDC808 20:46, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
I am doing some tweaks at GoW's gameplay section to solve Sandy's concerns about the no-gamers. You can tweak my tweaks if I make some mistakes :) — ΛΧΣ21 21:18, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
Okay. I'll check it out. --JDC808 02:41, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Re:Copyedit[edit]

Unfortunately, I've got to turn you down. As I indicated to Khanassassin before I copyedited his article, it was a one-time situation. I used to do a lot of copyediting, but I just don't have the time or energy these days. I'd like to help—just can't. Sorry. Maybe you could try asking on the WPVG talk page. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 05:54, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

That's unfortunate. Okay, thanks anyways. --JDC808 05:57, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Re: God of War (video game)[edit]

I'll see what I can get to this week. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 21:26, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. --JDC808 22:58, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Happy Festivus[edit]

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Here's wishing you a happy Festivus!
May you emerge victorious from the Feats of Strength,
may your list of Grievances be short,
and may your days be filled with Festivus Miracles.
Torchiest talkedits 13:58, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
lol you too --JDC808 02:23, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Holiday wishes![edit]

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JDC808, I wish you excellent holidays and a glorious 2013!

I hope you'll have great meals, memorable family reunions and joyful times with those you love. :)


  • Salvidrim!, signing off on my best year yet, thanks in no small part to y'all!

Thanks, you too. --JDC808 10:17, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

God of War-related[edit]

I have gotten your message revolving around God of War: Ghost of Sparta. It would appear that the creators of the game have inducted an actual Piraeus Lion into the franchise like they created some monsters for the game. Rtkat3 (talk) 5:57, January 19 2013 (UTC)

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God of War FAC[edit]

Regarding your recent changes in response to my comments at FAC, you've been really responsive and the article is showing improvement. I'll try to spend more time later this evening to go through it some more. Neil916 (Talk) 00:07, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Alright thanks. I'm really hoping to get it to pass this time. --JDC808 00:42, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Hey! Could you take a little look at my FAC: Homework? Thank you! — ΛΧΣ21 01:00, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Was that directed towards me or Neil? --JDC808 01:03, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
To you, my dear friend :) — ΛΧΣ21 01:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Ok lol I'll look here soon. --JDC808 01:23, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Wow thank you :D — ΛΧΣ21 02:11, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. --JDC808 05:44, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
  • You know, I really want to. But I think the delegates are cracking down on what I think is gamer bias. Like, since we're all from the Video Game Project, and we may Support the article, they might not accept them since we are gamers. Look at this. I'm amazed this is being said about us being a "fraternity". So as such, and I wish I wouldn't have to, must decline on reviewing it. GamerPro64 06:57, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
That's unfortunate and unfair as per delegates IMO. --JDC808 07:18, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
That's something I'm extremely concerned about, and I'm working on a big, long-term project that will hopefully help us shake that reputation. —Torchiest talkedits 01:56, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Great, if there's anything you need help with, I may be of assistance. --JDC808 02:16, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Oblivion FAC[edit]

Sure, I'll take a look at your FAC if you review mine. You are correct to assume that as a college student, I am sometimes busy, so instead of doing one comprehensive review, I'll probably add comments periodically. Good luck! --Futuretrillionaire (talk) 00:11, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Okay, great. I don't know if I can get on it tonight, but most definitely tomorrow afternoon. --JDC808 02:16, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Notifying you that Batman Arkham City is up for FAC[edit]

I've nominated this article again, it failed last time not through opposition but lack of interest. It's a quality article encompassing all the available information in a neat, presentable and interesting way, so I hope you can lend your voice to the discussion if you have the time. Thanks for reading. Darkwarriorblake (talk) 15:50, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Gravity Bone FAC[edit]

Hey! I have nominated Gravity Bone for FA and I'd like to know if you would be able to review it. Thanks! — ΛΧΣ21 18:35, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Okay, I'll have a look later tonight or tomorrow. --JDC808 18:41, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks :) — ΛΧΣ21 18:59, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

Hello sir, we would like your suggestions on the fac. Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Priyanka Chopra/archive1. Please , review it and represent your thoughts. Thank You.Prashant    18:27, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

I'll have a look tonight. --JDC808 22:57, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Thank you for supporting Batman: Arkham City and helping make it a Featured Article! Darkwarriorblake (talk) 23:10, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Awesome! Great job! Now God of War (video game) needs to be promoted. --JDC808 07:54, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Coming to consensus on video game console acronyms[edit]

Hi JDC808,

As you might recall, a little while ago I made some edits on the article on God of War II. Amongst other things, I removed the acronyms PS3 and PS2 in the lead*, which you reinstated later on. The reason why I did that is that I don't think it is relevant to mention the way consoles are usually shortened. Like you said Wikipedia isn't just for gamers, so I always make sure that in article bodies it is spelled out PlayStation 2 or something similar (X360 -> Xbox 360, NGC -> Nintendo GameCube). But I'm not trying to convince you, I'm trying to find a consensus: 'cause at the same time, on Wikipedia we do write PSP, PS Vita, and Nintendo DS. Also, it seems, the PlayStation 4 will be marketed as PS4 so it seems obvious to me to go for those acronyms throughout articles.

I think when the name of the console is first used in the article, we should identify the acronym. We don't necessarily have to use the acronym ourselves when we're writing the article(s) or adding information, but if we do, it'll be covered, and also, quotes often use the acronyms. Also, if a non-gamer reading these articles come across an article or something else that uses the acronym but doesn't identify what the acronym means, they might remember it from reading it here. --JDC808 20:37, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

I also want to congratulate you on the great work you've been doing on the God of War articles. Like Darkwarriorblake runs a tight ship on Dishonored and Masem on BioShock Infinite you got a good understanding of Kratos and bloody murder in ye olde Greece. Thanks for that.

Thanks. I'm actually surprised there aren't more people on Wikipedia interested in editing the God of War articles. Oh well, I enjoy it and hope to eventually bring all of them to FA. I've got Chains of Olympus there, and currently have God of War 1 up for FAC. --JDC808 20:37, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Anyway, let me know what you think what's the right way to go by acronyms. Otherwise we can always drop by those guys.

Thanks, and happy editing. --Soetermans. T / C 20:08, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

 • On a sidenote: I absolutely hate it when people write 'lede' instead of 'lead'.

I also hate that and actually google searched why people do that. --JDC808 20:37, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2013[edit]

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Slime[edit]

Finished phase one of GA review, come look! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 02:55, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Phase 2 done as well, I will start learning about archiving cites to try to do that in the future. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 01:41, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Phase 3 done! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 02:35, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the high quality review! I feel like the article is much better as a result, so thanks! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 03:25, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. It looks great. Let me know if you take it to FAC. I'll surely support. --JDC808 03:35, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: God of War: Chains of Olympus[edit]

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God of War: Chains of Olympus is a 2008 third-person action-adventure video game. It is the fourth installment in the God of War series and a prequel to the original God of War. It is loosely based on Greek mythology and has vengeance as its central motif. The player controls Kratos, a Spartan warrior who serves the Olympian Gods. Kratos is guided by the goddess Athena, who instructs him to find the Sun God Helios, as the Dream God Morpheus has caused many of the gods to slumber in Helios' absence. The gameplay is very similar to that of its predecessors, with a focus on combo-based combat. The game features quick time events that require the player to complete game controller actions in a timed sequence to defeat stronger enemies and bosses. The player can use magical attacks, and the game also features puzzles and platforming elements. Debuting at No. 5 on the North American charts, Chains of Olympus achieved the highest composite score for a PlayStation Portable title from Metacritic and GameRankings. It has won several awards, including "Best PSP Action Game", "Best Graphics Technology", and "Best Use of Sound". By June 2012, the game had sold 3.2 million copies worldwide. (Full article...)

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Re: this, well done. I personally think God of War II should also be featured eventually, as I believe it is the definitive GOW game and has that broad appeal. Perhaps in a year or so? Regards Bluerim (talk) 11:22, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Oh it will be, eventually lol by the way, if you don't see any other issues with it in its current state, you could nominate it if you want to, or we could conominate, whichever. --JDC808 04:50, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles for project Video games, such as God of War: Chains of Olympus and many more of the series, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Thanks for the recognition. Didn't know about this. P.S. Made a spelling correction in the title. --JDC808 21:18, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 460th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:50, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

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Happy Birthday[edit]

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Thank you :) --JDC808 21:11, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Congrats, it's been a long couple of months I know, since January i think hasn't it? Happy birthday. Darkwarriorblake (talk) 22:17, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
    • November...but yeah, thank you. --JDC808 02:16, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar for you.[edit]

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Thanks. --JDC808 02:17, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Happy birthday[edit]

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Happy birthday! And congrats on the FA czar · · 03:27, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. --JDC808 03:59, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

GoW[edit]

Congrats on the GoW FA, and a slightly late Happy Birthday to you :) I know how much work you've put in, so it's one that's very well deserved. --Tærkast (Discuss) 18:54, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. --JDC808 20:38, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Re: God of War: Betrayal FAC[edit]

I have replied to your request on my talk page, and I have also left some comments for you on the FAC page. Just a heads-up, I do respond to talk-page messages on my own page. Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 15:30, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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God of War (video game), Making of article[edit]

You should incorporate Edge's The Making of God of War into the Wikipedia article. It has only just appeared online this weekend, but was originally published in 2009, and has been available all this time from the (much underused) VG Reference Libary. Featured articles should be a thorough and representative survey of the relevant literature, so don't forget print. - hahnchen 20:31, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Alright. I'll try to read over that tonight and see what I can do about implementing it. In regards to print, I don't really have access to physical print sources (I don't subscribe to any gaming magazines etc.), unless those print sources are also available online. --JDC808 01:40, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

re: God of War: Betrayal FAC[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a response at Czar's talk page. czar · · 13:55, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations on the promotion! —Tourchiest talkedits 01:18, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. God of War II is up next for FAC. --JDC808 03:19, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Quite busy with other quality improvement projects and GA Reviews, but I'll see if I can get to it later. — Cirt (talk) 18:00, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

re God of War II FAC[edit]

Oftentimes because it breaks up the formatting and gets more confusing. — Cirt (talk) 05:23, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

Hello!, I thought to inform you about my article which is at the fac. It would be great, if you could look at it once and share your comments. Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Priyanka Chopra/archive2. Thank You.—Prashant 06:25, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

WP:VG newsletter interview[edit]

Hey, are you interested in answering some questions for an interview for the VG newsletter? If so, we'd need to get it done ASAP, hopefully by the end of the weekend. Let me know, and I'll put them together and post a link for you. —Torchiest talkedits 13:08, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Sure. --JDC808 16:48, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
Great! Go here, answer all the questions, and leave a note on my talk page when you've completed them. I'll go over it and copy edit for grammar etc, then leave one last note for you to approve it, and it should be out with the newsletter this Wednesday! Thanks. —Torchiest talkedits 00:01, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Okay, I've made a few minor changes to it. Let me know if you're okay with it, and we'll call it good. Thanks again! —Torchiest talkedits 00:05, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

Hey! I wanted to say hello and inform you that I have taken Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned to FAC. The nomination page is here. Comments are welcome :) — ΛΧΣ21 02:28, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Characters of God of War[edit]

Hey, JDC808. There's a discussion going on about whether or not Characters of God of War, one of your GA nominees, is an article or actually a list. I'd put my name on it to review this morning, but in light of the discussion, I've asked for a second opinion and consensus here. Thought I ought to keep you in the know. Thanks. Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 17:05, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

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Cheers for the interview![edit]

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Thanks. --JDC808 19:17, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Clearly you need to read the plot[edit]

I did not add a single piece of unnecessary detail...in fact when I first saw it I was surprised as more detail was added than last time...the only thing I did was rearrange some sentencing to make it read anf flow better. LOOK at the differences...I made cuts not additions, further more it is important to clarify certain details like how Prometheus was found on the finger because both him and Typhon are titans and it confuses people. Also this game came out before God of War III, we don't need revisions in the plot to reflect a new addition to the franchise as that constitutes real world information. --JTBX (talk) 07:18, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

I'll point out all areas of unnecessary detail,:

  1. 1st paragraph:
    1. "The eagle reveals itself to be Zeus, who states he was forced to intervene against Kratos as Athena refused to do so."
      1. "against Kratos" is unnecessary detail. It's already implied who Zeus is against.
  2. 2nd paragraph:
    1. "She instructs Kratos to find the three Sisters of Fate,"
      1. It's already been established there's three sisters, why state it here again?
    2. "chained to one of Typhon's fingers"
      1. Completely unnecessary. You said it's important because it confuses people, how? It states that Prometheus is a Titan twice: right before this statement and in the Characters section. Also, with my reversion on this, the sentence flows smoother and it states that he's in mortal form because of Zeus.
  3. 3rd paragraph:
    1. "Just before reaching the island,"
      1. You're removing this, why? Removing this causes two problems, 1.) that's 3 consecutive paragraphs that begin with "Kratos", and 2.) there's no segway from paragraph 2 to 3.
  4. Last paragraph:
    1. As per WP:INUNIVERSE, if it helps the reader, it should stay. No other game in this series has an ending that is also the next game's beginning.

Oh, and I have read the plot, numerous times. --JDC808 08:12, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

AfD closure 7/20/13[edit]

Why was List of God of War: Ascension downloadable content deleted? There was not a consensus to delete. --JDC808 17:53, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

  • I find that there was a rough consensus to delete as unencyclopedic content. You are welcome to list at WP:DRV. Stifle (talk) 17:59, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

I was wondering if you review my featured list article (Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series/archive1)? Please, it will be greatly appreciated! By the way, I am reviewing you're article now, so it would be great if you can return the favor. SoapFan12 Talk smile 11:22, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks and I'll have a look today. --JDC808 19:18, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
I have responded to you're requests. Are you ready to resolve it or is there more? SoapFan12 Talk smile 20:21, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Characters of God of War[edit]

I would love to, and I applause your great excursions to improve the God of War content, but I don't think you want my vote, because I believe articles such as this one are not lists, but articles. There is too much prose and many other structural issues that show it to be in fact an article not a list. I would nominate it for Featured Article status instead. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 16:22, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

There's a rather lengthy discussion regarding this situation. I had nominated it at GAN, but it failed because they said it was a list. --JDC808 19:53, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the link to the discussion, I will endorse your article for the featured list candidacy at this present :) Judgesurreal777 (talk) 01:00, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. :) --JDC808 01:58, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

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A cupcake for you![edit]

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Yum, and you're welcome. --JDC808 16:12, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

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Ghost of Sparta FAC[edit]

Hi, you might want to raise more awareness of the FAC if you want to keep the ball rolling. At the moment there are two supports and one oppose -- unless you can get two or more supports, the FAC might not pass. Although you and I do not agree with jps's stance, you need several more supports to give the nomination its best chance of success. I suggest you issue more notifications at the appropriate WikiProject talk pages, or ask two or three people to participate in the process using neutrally-worded requests. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:18, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I've dropped a message to an editor who's done some reviews on my past FACs. I'm going to ask a couple others as well. --JDC808 05:29, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Kratos[edit]

Hello. I originally edited that sentence because, as said previously, it's a statement that's hyperbolic and also unsourced, which is a perfectly valid reason for its removal (re: your initial response on the edit page). I'm aware of the positive reception the character has received, but to boldly claim that Kratos ranks up there with the likes of Sonic or Lara Croft (neither of whom are actually mentioned in the article) and Mario without any third-party source cited therein rates as simply personal opinion. sixtynine • spill it • 02:40, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

The sentence itself comes from a Featured Article which does not source it, which it doesn't need sourced. It is sourced that he's a video game icon. The second part is saying he's a newcomer in this group, which includes those other characters who've been around far longer, and unless you do not know much about video games, it's practically common knowledge that those others are icons. --JDC808 02:53, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

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The Video Games Barnstar[edit]

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For their effort in promoting the article God of War: Ghost of Sparta to FA status, I hereby present JDC808 the Video Games Barnstar. Great effort! --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:54, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. --JDC808 07:17, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Kingdom Hearts units sold[edit]

Thanks for the reword on this. I could not tell either when I added the info, but I thought it was talking about the game, not the series (figuring the sales from HD 1.5 Remix), but that does seem exorbitant. You are right in saying Square Enix should have been clearer in their distinction, by adding "series" or "original game". - Favre1fan93 (talk) 05:04, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014[edit]

Hi, you should consider signing up for WikiCup 2014. Cheers, --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 00:42, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

God of War III FAC[edit]

Hi, JDC808. Just wanted to let you know I'm satisfied with your work on God of War III and have closed my comments as "resolved" and officially supported the article for FA status. I'm sorry to see you're having a tough time getting a lot of feedback here since it seems video game articles don't really catch on with the crowd at FAC or FLC... I'm waiting on one at each respectively, myself. Hopefully the addition of some support will help keep you from getting archived a second time. Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 15:38, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, and yeah, it can be annoying waiting around until it gets archived. --JDC808 09:44, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup![edit]

Hello JDC808, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition will begin at midnight tonight (UTC). There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 17:32, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

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Hey[edit]

Great work on GoW 3, I offered my support :) Would you mind reviewing Thirty Flights of Loving? it is up at FAC now. Cheers. — ΛΧΣ21 Call me Hahc21 16:45, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll take a look soon. --JDC808 03:42, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

File:GoW3 UE content.jpeg[edit]

Hey—missed your comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/God of War III/archive2. The issue with the image is that it contains copyrighted material. So if I were to wear a shirt that had the GoW III box art silkscreened and my shirt was prominent in the image, Commons wouldn't be able to host the image (even if the image is licensed cc-by or freer) because it contains copyrighted work that restricts further free use (commons:Commons:Licensing#Derivative_works). czar  23:35, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for late response. So if the pic didn't have the box art, it would be fine? --JDC808 20:21, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm less sure about that part. The box art is definitely copyrighted, but I don't know if the other stuff falls under the same guideline that, say, a picture of a product like an Xbox would. Okay, found it. That "product packaging" part applies, though I can't really see the item on the right, and I'm not sure if the case in the middle counts as "3D art". I recommend asking someone on one of the copyright boards first (and if you wouldn't mind pinging me, I'd like to know the answer myself). Edit: Looks like the Xbox would be an item of "daily use" (link), though as part of a limited edition, I doubt the case in the middle qualifies. czar  20:28, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Let it go[edit]

Seriously, man, let it go. That's how some people get off. Curly Turkey (gobble) 00:21, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup points.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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FAC[edit]

Hey JDC808. I just wanted to see if you would be willing to take a look at this FAC. I contact you because you have reviewed some of my previous FACs and I would value your input on this one. Cheers. → Call me Hahc21 22:46, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

I'll take a look soon. --JDC808 18:25, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2014[edit]

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Hey, I was wondering if you were up to helping a fellow Wikipedian with an article? URDNEXT (talk) 20:00, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Sleeping Dogs[edit]

Hey, Jdc, how's it going! I was wondering if you could help me with Sleeping Dogs (video game) since I really need help with it. Ever since I joined Wiki I have been trying to tackle the article alone but I can't seem to do it by myself wit the amount of experience I have. Is there any way you could help me take it to GA? I know you usually only edit God of War related articles, but this one is rated B class so it should be an easy thing for both of us. What do you think? Thanks for everything in advance, URDNEXT (talk) 13:04, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 September newsletter[edit]

In one month's time, we will know our WikiCup 2014 champion. Newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) has taken a strong lead with a featured list (historical coats of arms of the U.S. states from 1876) and a raft of featured pictures. Reigning champion Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) is in second place with a number of high-importance biology articles, including new FA Isopoda and new GA least weasel. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who is in his fifth WikiCup final, is in third, with featured articles Pictor and Epacris impressa.

Signups for the 2015 WikiCup are open. All Wikipedians, new and experienced, are warmly invited to sign up for the competition. Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may also like to sign up for the GA Cup, a new WikiCup-inspired competition which revolves around completing good article reviews. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2014[edit]

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