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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2014[edit]


The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 7, No. 2 — 2nd Quarter, 2014
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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:06, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Hey there[edit]

I see that you are editing again. How's it going? GamerPro64 16:37, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

It's been going well, I'm glad to see that you're still around, Gamer! I've had a few hours to slack off at work recently and I decided to put it to good use. Hopefully I'm able to stick around a bit longer this time but my job's about to ramp up pretty hard. Are there any tasks you need help with for the project or articles you'd like me to help work on while I'm here? Nomader (talk) 19:56, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I can't think of anything that is need of help in the project for the time being. I've mostly been maintaining Featured Topics lately. But in terms of article work, while I'm taking a break on working on it, I and some other editors have been trying to get Ion Storm-related articles to GA/FA statuses to form a topic. There's also Unturned that interests me. GamerPro64 21:38, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Sure, I'll try to pitch in! I'll also try and do some reviews for FC because I know how backlogged we are on that kind of stuff. Just send me a ping if you ever need help with anything. Even if I become inactive again, it goes to my e-mail now so I'll respond as soon as I can. Nomader (talk) 00:24, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Whatever you can do will be helpful. Thank you. GamerPro64 02:44, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for PlayStation Vita Pets[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:37, 12 August 2014 (UTC)


Knock Knock! I solved all issues for Wikipedia:Featured_list_candidates/List_of_Bleach_video_games/archive2. Waiting further instructions. Cheers mate! (Nightwolf87 (talk) 17:00, 14 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 Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.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)

DYK for Abyss Odyssey[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 1 September 2014 (UTC)