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Testing the waters on Blood Knights[edit]

I've been doing articles on XBLA games for several years now, and I've been getting better it over time. I've recently brought Blood Knights up to GA level, and it's the first article I've done that I feel might been a viable candidate for Featured Article. Before I move forward with that, however, I wanted to ask you and a few other people that are involved in video game FACs what their thoughts are on the matter. In short, does the article have a realistic chance of going through FAC successfully? How much work would it take to be at that level? Your thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Sven Manguard Wha? 22:07, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2014[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Seiken Densetsu 3[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Seiken Densetsu 3 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ugog Nizdast -- Ugog Nizdast (talk) 18:50, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup error[edit]

Hi there- this is just a quick note to apologise for a small but important mistake in the last WikiCup newsletter; it is not 64 users who will progress to the next round, but 32. J Milburn (talk) 18:43, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Seiken Densetsu 3[edit]

The article Seiken Densetsu 3 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Seiken Densetsu 3 for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ugog Nizdast -- Ugog Nizdast (talk) 19:41, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

New article: can you help?[edit]

I am working on a new article for the soundtracks of Final Fantasy XIV and its reboot/remake/sequel A Realm Reborn. Since you seem to know a lot about putting music articles together and I don't, could you help me with this? What I've got now is extremely early on and should absolutely not be taken as the final work. --ProtoDrake (talk) 11:21, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Finally! I've been waiting years for it to come into fruition. Was gonna comment on that too but I do believe I've made at least two threads on your page relating to it so my beat a dead horse? GamerPro64 18:00, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Looking at it, it's hardly perfect, but I've put new articles out in far worse condition. I think we can safely do it, and it shouldn't be long before we can upgrade it to GA standard. Thank you for all your help. I'm just hoping my next GAN goes as well as creating this article as done. --ProtoDrake (talk) 19:08, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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Re:Barnstar[edit]

Huge thanks! It means a lot to me. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 16:56, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Advice needed[edit]

Hi, PresN, I think I need advice. After this year's E3 has come and gone (I have high hopes of new developments there), I'm thinking of putting Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy up as a GAN (it's by no means a solid plan: Drakengard in general is far higher and more concrete on my long-term priority list). I've been doing a little work on it today, and it's looking alright. But I'm still not happy with the "Titles" section. It seems too clunky, and it's not helped by the nature of the series. I tried modelling it after the article for Kingdom Hearts, but it's still not right. It isn't linked by common gameplay or a single story. All that unites it is that mythos, which is covered as thoroughly as it can be in another section. The trouble is, since I can't find any comparable article or series in Wikipedia, I don't know how to rearrange or rewrite it. Could you give advice, and maybe lend a helping hand? I'm seriously hoping to get this article to FA someday. --ProtoDrake (talk) 21:36, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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Potential GAN[edit]

Okay, something different. User:Judgesurreal777 contacted me and suggested I put some of the articles I had worked on a lot up for GA review. Among those he pointed out in a later post was Music of Final Fantasy XIV. As you were also a substantial contributor to this article, I felt that I should consult you about the article's viability for nomination before taking any steps in the matter. So, do you think we could safely take it to that stage? --ProtoDrake (talk) 07:42, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

I'd rather you took charge of Music of Final Fantasy XIV. I only want so many GA reviews to deal with, and I couldn't have done it without your help and you motivated me while I searched for the references (some were bloody difficult to find). --ProtoDrake (talk) 17:32, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
Teeny, tiny secret: neither have I, anymore than I've played any of the Drakengard games. My knowledge is through second-hand observation and research online. Anyway, thanks for the offer. I'll probably take you up on that. --ProtoDrake (talk) 17:52, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

re: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Deathrow (video game)/archive1#Image_review_by_PresN[edit]

You have a message at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Deathrow (video game)/archive1#Image_review_by_PresN Hey PresN, there's a reply for you at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Deathrow (video game)/archive1#Image_review_by_PresN, when you have a moment czar  12:43, 2 May 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)

WPVG indie cat[edit]

Do you know how long it'll take for the {{WPVG}} template to update? I tried purging the caches but I'm seeing no new categories on articles such as Talk:Fez (video game) czar  00:54, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

FA congratulations[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Infinity Blade to FA status recently. If you would like to see this (or any other FA) appear as "Today's featured article" soon, please nominate it at the requests page; if you'd like to see an FA on a particular date in the next year or so, please add it to the "pending" list. In the absence of a request, the article may end up being picked at any time (although with 1,301 articles in Category:Featured articles that have not appeared on the main page at present, there's no telling how long – or short! – the wait might be).
You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. If you'd got any TFA-related questions or problems, please let me know. BencherliteTalk 09:08, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Good Article exchange[edit]

Hi! I was wondering if you wanted to do a Good Article review exchange. I would like Alfred V. Verville to be reviewed and I see you need Music of Final Fantasy XIV to be reviewed. Agreed? Nasa-verve (talk) 20:19, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Deathrow FAC[edit]

Hey PresN—would you have the time to expand your image review into a full review? I'm looking for additional thoughts on the FAC. czar  13:10, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

TFA[edit]

Congratulations on the Thatgamecompany TFA. Definitely well deserved. I remember copyediting that article way back when—fun times. It'll be cool to see a game studio on the front page. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 05:15, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Congrats Pres...[edit]

Got a fun new thread on the main talk page involving your article. GamerPro64 22:00, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

GamerPro64[edit]

He suggested that I looked for you. I'm working on the Sleeping Dogs article, which is nominated for GA. There's a couple of things that need to be worked on in the article, and I was wondering if you'd be interested. It's mostly reference stuff. URDNEXT (talk) 18:08, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

chocobo games[edit]

hi presn, please note that there are some errors in the way you handled the "dokodemo chokobo" portion of this article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chocobo_media

dokodemo chokobo 2 and 3 are not two part-apps like dokodemo chokobo 1. dc1 was two-games-in-one, while dc2 and dc3 were just single games where the first segments came preinstalled on the phones and the second segments, called "sequel", could be downloaded separately on the same day the game was released.

and as you can see here

http://stoical.egoism.jp/game/chocobo/chocobo.htm

and in other references i can't find anymore, dokodemo chokobo 2.5 isn't the "sequel" part of dc2, but is just a "normal" sequel of the game, released in february 19 2004

you mistakenly changed the dc2.5 release date here

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Chocobo_media&diff=589186746&oldid=585980401

and then removed the entry here

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Chocobo_media&diff=590881681&oldid=590715808


would you please correct these errors? --SquallLeonhart_ITA (talk) 22:17, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

dokodemo chokobo 3.5 doesn't exist, there are the first part and the "sequel" part of dokodemo chokobo 3, the first part and the "sequel" part of dokodemo chokobo 2, and another game, dokodemo chokobo 2.5, which is a separate game (a true sequel) continuing the story of dokodemo chokobo 2. the "false sequels" were just the second parts of the games, with the same title and available on the same release date. dc 2.5 had a different title and was released almost a year later than dc2.the only other reference i found is here

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/hinata_hoko/e/a3d4162aba24da3399cc806f75dc6456

the japanese wikipedia has a separate article for dokodemo chokobo, describing it as a series of four games: dc1, dc2 divided into two parts, dc2.5 single part, and dc3 divided into two parts.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%81%A9%E3%81%93%E3%81%A7%E3%82%82%E3%83%81%E3%83%A7%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9C

unfortunately there are no more links on the internet about どこでもチョコボ2・5 潜入! 古代遺跡 (you can search on google)--SquallLeonhart_ITA (talk) 14:26, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Potential XIII GTN update[edit]

Lightning Returns has passed its GA review. Now we can go ahead with nominating the articles concerned with Final Fantasy XIII (XIII, XIII-2, those two's music articles Lightning Returns, Characters and Lightning herself) as a Good Topic. I don't think there's enough information on the music of Lightning Returns to make an article: I put everything I could find in the section that's there now. --ProtoDrake (talk) 16:02, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]

I've just put together a soundtrack section for Final Fantasy Type-0. It's as complete as possible for the moment apart from track lists, which I really can't get my head round properly. You seem better at them, so could you please help and put them in? --ProtoDrake (talk) 16:11, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks. --ProtoDrake (talk) 22:19, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

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Sleeping Dogs[edit]

Excuse me, are you available for contributing to the Sleeping Dogs (video game) page? It's almost at GA, and you don't need to know anything about it; just knowing how to edit. Contact me if yes. URDNEXT (talk) 16:27, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

The colors[edit]

So I'm here working on List of million-selling game consoles, and on paper, the colored key I came up with sounded good. After implementation though, I'm not too certain lol. What do you think? « Ryūkotsusei » 22:54, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

I need to remember to try fading. Also, you know no one wants to hear anything more about Sega. « Ryūkotsusei » 00:46, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Anachronox/archive1[edit]

First off, thanks for directing me to Wikipedia:File Upload Wizard which helped me upload File:Anachronox gameplay.jpg. But since I uploaded a new image for the article to replace the original gameplay image in the article, I believe that means that you have to do an Image Review on that image as well. Would it be possible for you to do that for this one? GamerPro64 03:50, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for having a second look on the images. I believe I made the proper corrections to the FUR and shrank the image down the the proper size. GamerPro64 02:07, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Improving Transistor (video game) to FA.[edit]

I had checked out this article for the game Transistor (developed by Supergiant Games, who created Bastion), and it's in poor shape: Gameplay details overshadowed by plot section, too little information about the development and reception, and not enough references. I want you to improve the "Transistor (video game)" article to GA status, then you can take it up to FA quality. This task may seem interesting because you had taken the article "Bastion (video game)" to FA, and both Bastion and Transistor were developed by Supergiant. }IMr*|(60nna)I{ 14:08, 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) 16:01, 28 June 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)

Your GA nomination of Music of Final Fantasy XIV[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Music of Final Fantasy XIV you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Czar -- Czar (talk) 01:42, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Sock[edit]

I think Avalagatie is back: [1]. Same MO.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 07:09, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Seattle Wiknic invitation[edit]

Will you join us? Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/Wiknic/2014. --Pine 17:47, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

What to give the Wikipedian who deserves all the barnstars?[edit]

Fine Arts Star.png The Barnstar of Fine Arts
Since Video Games are Fine Arts, that makes your work an excellent example of improving the coverage of the Arts on Wikipedia. Your tireless contributions saved many Good Article nominations of a burned out Wikipedian, and continue to this day. Let them continue to blossom! Let the Arts flourish thanks to your good work! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 15:50, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2014[edit]

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Favre1fan's review[edit]

Hey PresN. I have that review for you if you would be so kind as to do one. It is for Marvel One-Shots. I have personally nominated this one, as a main contributor to the page. I also have another GA nom just up, for which I am just a major contributor (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). If you have any interest in reviewing CapTWS as well, that would also be appreciated. Thanks and congrats on your list becoming a featured list! - Favre1fan93 (talk) 17:46, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Music of Final Fantasy XIV[edit]

The article Music of Final Fantasy XIV you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Music of Final Fantasy XIV for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Czar -- Czar (talk) 20:21, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Featured Topics and the Signpost[edit]

So I was looking through the archives of the Signpost to read anything they had on Featured Topics and came across this little number. Besides it showing how much the process has changed over the years, I found it interesting to see you being the one who wrote it up. GamerPro64 21:49, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Yeah I do my best to keep the project running as strongly as it is. Requesting delegation for FTC was probably the best idea to keep it relevant. Though I do think Wizardman helped significantly while he was still a delegate. But seeing how much it changed is something. Especially the percentile to be a Featured Topic changing other and other. I only remember it being 33% before increasing. GamerPro64 00:23, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you so much for the quick review and pass! That has to be the fastest GA nom I've ever been involved with! - Favre1fan93 (talk) 19:35, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Tips[edit]

Hey man, do you have any tips for new editors like me on the site? Thanks. URDNEXT (talk) 21:16, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Lightning consultation needed (from someone whose feeling biased)[edit]

I am thinking of bringing Lightning up as FAN at some point in the future (not the near-future mark you, as I want to take it easy for a while in the article nomination department) and I need another opinion on it. Apart from the usual things, there's something else: the article on Aerith Gainsborough has a section concerning the character's music, and as comments have been made on Lightning's leitmotif Blinded by Light, should there be a section for it there, or is the article looking too big already? I realize that I may have been obsessing over this article a bit, but I want it to be as good as it possibly can be. And anyway, bringing a character article to featured status is a nice challenge. But I definitely need more input from other users, and since you're the other main XIII contributor... --ProtoDrake (talk) 09:11, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the opinion. I wasn't actually planning on including it seriously, but I just wanted to check. --ProtoDrake (talk) 18:28, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

IGTM GT/FT[edit]

Hey—for my next trick, I was considering working on the Indie Game: The Movie article and bringing the topic to at least "good" status. Since you worked on Super Meat Boy, I wanted to see whether you'd be interested in bringing Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes's articles to GA for such a project. Thoughts? czar  13:23, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Listline dateline[edit]

I'm trying to find the page that discusses article sections written in the "On X date, Y. On Z date, W." format. I knew the phenomenon but not that such a page existed until recently when someone reposted it in a WPVG discussion. Now I don't recall where or who posted it, but might it have been you? czar  14:47, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

@Czar: the "listline" reminded me of the right name- Wikipedia:Proseline. Don't know who posted it at WT:VG though. --PresN 17:19, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
That's it—thanks! (By the way, it was @Masem) czar  17:50, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Music of Final Fantasy XIV[edit]

The article Music of Final Fantasy XIV you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Music of Final Fantasy XIV for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Czar -- Czar (talk) 01:22, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

XIV Ms up to GT member?[edit]

Now that the article for XIV music has become a GA, can it be added to the Final Fantasy Music Good Topic? Or do we need to jump through hoops for that to happen? --ProtoDrake (talk) 11:03, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Just wondering. And on that note, if an article within a topic, say the Final Fantasy XIII Topic, was upgraded from GA to FA, is it just a case of upgrading the symbols in the topic box, or is that a process of resubmitting? I'm asking because Lightning Returns will likely be upgraded at some point in the future, and I'm planning for Lightning to get the golden star. --ProtoDrake (talk) 17:16, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Question[edit]

I noticed that you just blocked for the 4th time a user I knew in the past. I did not really watched him for a long time, but I do have a question to you about this [2]. Could you please answer? Thanks, My very best wishes (talk) 03:01, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Sleeping Dogs[edit]

Hey, Pres, 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 Military 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) 12:35, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Feedback request[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Permanent_death#rfc_ADF653E. If you could spare a few minutes of your time to help us determine whether of not Path of Exile belongs on the list of games featuring permanent death, we'd be much obliged. Thanks. I really need that username (talk) 19:54, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Staying on top of things[edit]

I am glad you are keeping the Snakes in the grass under heal. They have been a source of distraction to far too many busy Wikipedians such as yourself and need to be addressed within wikipedia guidelines which they Wikilawyer to allow their rudeness and refusal to work cooperatively. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 18:11, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Commons deletion[edit]

I am notifying you since you were the image reviewer at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink/archive1. File:The Bean and McCormick Tribune Plaza.jpg is part of a mass deletion at Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Cloud Gate (note that you have to scroll down past a couple of closed discussions at the top).--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:32, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

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Secret of Mana sources[edit]

Hi PresN. I don't know if you saw my reply at my talk page, but I don't have the Nintendo Official Magazine sources you requested. It looks like User:Ashnard has them instead. I do have some material covering the game in Diehard GameFan, though. So here are those sources:

The material on pages 78-80 may not be as helpful as I'd hoped. They are printed in the section where reviews are normally found so I expected a review, but this is more like a walk-through... The scoring chart on Pg.22 may be more helpful, though. Let me know if it's too blurry and I can clarify any words. The scoring system for GameFan is such that 4 staff members individually rate the game and then all 4 scores are printed. This is similar to ho Famitsu does its cross reviews if you're familiar with that magazine. The four scores for this review are credited (in order from left to right) to Skid, Sgt. Gamer, K. Lee, and The Enquirer. "Skid" is the nom de plume of Dave Halverson, "K. Lee" is Kelly Rickards, and "The Enquirer" is Andrew Cockburn. Good luck with the article and I hope this is useful to you. -Thibbs (talk) 00:52, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

You know what, I just found a Secret of Mana "prescreen" (AKA preview) in the December 1993 issue of Edge. It's not in the article yet, but it may have some development info. Secret of Mana is also the cover story for Retro Gamer #85. I'll try to make both of these available for you tomorrow. And I'll dig through a few other magazines to see what I can find. -Thibbs (talk) 01:13, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry time got a little bit away from me today. Here's the December 1993 Edge article:

I'll get the Retro Gamer piece to you by tomorrow. It's about the whole Seiken Densetsu series, but hopefully it will have some good info. -Thibbs (talk) 01:52, 20 August 2014 (UTC)


Et voila:

Let me know if you need more and I can look further. I have some Famitsus from 1993 so there may be some coverage there as well. -Thibbs (talk) 12:14, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk page archiving[edit]

Hopefully I'm not being TOO bold, but I just helped by archiving your user talk threads up to March 2014; it should help both you and your visitors with accessibility, and I deliberately chose a cutoff point far enough that there should have been no premature archiving. I also respected your previous mode of archiving by copypasting the threads to a new archive and adding a link to it under your "Archive" collapse. If you don't like it, feel free to revert! Hopefully you don't mind me too much; I know it's generally bad to mess with the userpages of others but I assume this is being helpful. :D ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  01:47, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Niemti[edit]

Didn't knew that SNAAAAKE!! had a previous name. If possible, you can edit the WP:EDR where he had been mentioned. I don't know if we are allowed to add multiple names though. Thanks OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 19:34, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Niemti changed username but many people still call him Niemti. We should leave WP:EDR under "Niemti" and mention the new username also. By the way, PresN, you can use the unicode double-exclamation-mark character ‼ to avoid breaking the table, like we did with MKDD. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  02:05, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks both. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 03:47, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I did fix it today, by the way. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  02:27, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

In case you haven't found it yet[edit]

Here (alt with better formatting) is the LEVEL article from issue 6, translated into English. If you're concerned about the reliability of the translation, just ask a Wikipedian who speaks Swedish to verify the relevant passages. Chrono Compendium has been used as a source in FAs before, though, so it should be fine. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 20:41, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Re:Barnstar[edit]

Big, big thanks. I actually came on to message you about that FAC. Congratulations on yet another quality FA—and major props for the amazing job you did handling my review. I'm aware that I can be the Reviewer from Hell (I'm certain that my ridiculous Resident Evil 2 prose review contributed to User:Prime Blue's departure from the project), but you trooped on. I'm glad to hear that you thought it was worthwhile in the end. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 02:16, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Also, if you need help with sourcing Legend of Mana (which I see you're working on), my Official PlayStation Magazines, Next Generations and Electronic Gaming Monthlies are at your disposal. I haven't gotten around to indexing the EGMs from that period yet, but I'd be willing to flip through them manually if necessary. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 23:07, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Re:Legend of Mana sources[edit]

Ahead of the scans, which should be up later tonight, here are some online LOM sources that might be useful. (Three of the OPMs you asked for are available in the Internet Archive.)

There are solid details about the game and its production timeline in these, but nothing concrete about its development. Ditto for all of the material I have yet to scan. From my Googling, it seems that your best bet might be the Ultimania companion book, which I saw used as a development source on the JAWP LOM article. Good luck finding it, though. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 03:34, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

If all else fails with regard to Ultimania, you could always bug a Japanese speaker to translate it for you. It probably won't be an issue unless you attempt FAC, though. Here are the scans. Images are linked in the templates for convenience; obviously, not for use in the article itself.
Hopefully you can get something out of these. I didn't have OPM August 2000, so the final scan is from OPM's 2002 guide to all of their PSOne RPG reviews. It features LOM's original score combined with a short review summary. Good luck. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 08:48, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

EarthBound composers[edit]

I'm trying to figure out what to do with Keiichi Suzuki (composer) and Hirokazu Tanaka's articles. Do you have any ideas for finding information on Japanese composers? czar  23:23, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Dunno about the first, but Hip Tanaka is also the president of Creatures Inc., I'd imagine he's given interviews about that at least (although potentially in Japanese). ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  23:34, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
@Czar: Tanaka interviews at [3], [4], and [5]; official website at [6]. Found these by checking out VGMOnline (formerly Square Enix Music Online)'s biography page (not in and of itself a reliable source) at [7], then jumping through to his VGMDB (user-generated, so non-RS) to see if there were more links there. Suzuki doesn't seem to have given a lot of interviews in English; found his website though- [8]. --PresN 01:45, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm not as familiar with VGMOnline. Want to take this one? czar  00:44, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

@Czar:, @Dissident93: - Lets try to keep all of the discussion in one place, so I'm pinging you both to here. Anyway, WP:VG/RS says that SEMO/VGMO is considered a reliable source for their interviews and album reviews/information, but not for their biography pages. If I remember correctly, this is because their bio pages are just basically an unreferenced wikipedia article that merges together a bunch of (uncited) sources. Editors are encouraged to instead track down those sources and cite them directly. That said, it's been years and years since that entry was made, and I can see arguments that if Greening is fact-checking those bios then they could be cited- not to mention that SEMO/VGMO has grown more and more reliable as a source as time has gone by. Dissident93- you mention in your revert edit summary that "Chris Greening directly contacts all of the people he writes for" - any proof of that or that he edits/factchecks the biographies? --PresN 01:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
@PresN: GMO does cite their sources, check the bottom of the profile pages. Greening does directly contact many of the composers (as do some of the other staff on the site, as seen with the photo here), but you are also correct in saying that he mainly fact checks other sources and compiles them from there. Because of this, I've replaced the references on the Hirokazu Tanaka page with the original sources.
And secondly, how can album reviews/information from SEMO/GMO be a reliable source, but not VGMdb? There are a lot of factual errors on SEMO due to VGMdb not existing at the time. 95% of the info submitted to VGMdb comes directly from the liner notes of the albums, and a lot of the info there can't be found anywhere else on the web. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 01:41, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
@Dissident93: VGMdb isn't reliable because it's user-submitted- I've contributed some stuff myself. It's certainly the most accurate source by far, and I trust it implicitly, but a user-submitted site can't be an RS. Do note that you can cite the liner notes of an album directly, for information like about which composer did which track; if its factual information that's on the album itself its fine to source it directly if you can't find a more easily available source. --PresN 02:29, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
@PresN: Fair enough. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 02:49, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

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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:

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FA congratulations (again)[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Secret of Mana to FA status recently. I know you know all about WP:TFAR (specific and non-specific date slots) and the "pending" list, so this is just a reminder to use them as and when suits you. Many thanks. BencherliteTalk 13:47, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

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