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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2013[edit]

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account! -X201 (talk) 08:01, 22 May 2013‎ (UTC)

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WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, October 2013[edit]

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Holiday wishes![edit]

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X201, thanks for your hard work this year, you deserve wonderful holidays!

I wish you success and happiness in your endeavours for this coming year, and I hope we'll be able to carry on improving the wonderful project that is Wikipedia together! Keep rocking on! :)

  • Salvidrim!, wrapping up another great year of collaboration with y'all!

WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Quarter 4, 2013[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2014[edit]

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Mischief Makers[edit]

I'm looking for Edge reviews/previews of Mischief Makers circa September 1997. Might you be able to take a look in your collection? I imagine the mag would have reviewed it, but I haven't been able to find a citation online. czar  02:51, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

@Czar: No problem. Will take a couple of days. - X201 (talk) 09:29, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

GTA5 sales[edit]

Recently I've seen you removed the sales figures that mentioned 33 million copies had been sold. You say that the 33 million figure is a "sold-in" figure i.e. "shipped" not sold to end users. However you know without proof you cannot say that. You should know that Microsoft said it had "shipped" 5 million XONEs while Sony "sold" 7 million PS4s. Companies make clear distinction when saying that the figure is about the shipped product or sold (sold as in sold to end user) product. You need to prove that the 33 million figure is shipped not sold. Without that you cannot remove it. KahnJohn27 (talk) 13:01, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

@KahnJohn27:Sold-in means the same as shipped. See the following. "Keep in mind that these numbers refer to games that are sold-in (to retailers) rather than units sold-through (to consumers)." and "Meanwhile, Microsoft announced that with Xbox One selling 311,000 units in March, the new console has passed 5 million units sold-in (shipped) to retail." - X201 (talk) 14:29, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
That IGN article about 32.5 million shipped is an old article which clearly says they are the shipped figures. This article on IGN clearly says sold not sold-in. The world sold-in has not been used anywhere in this article. You still haven't been able to prove yourself correct. KahnJohn27 (talk) 07:32, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
The IGN article uses the Take Two investor relations news release as its primary source. "In a conference call with investors today, Take-Two Interactive Software revealed ..." The Take Two primary source, stating that GTA V has "sold-in" 33 million is here. The IGN article also has an error that the author is having fixed after I pointed it out to him. I have proved myself correct. - X201 (talk) 08:05, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Well impressive. I didn't know anything about that. You were correct after all. I am sorry it never crossed my mind if you were reverting the edit there must be a real reason behind it. I hope you don't mind since there's no way I could have known about it. Also thank you for your edit and contribution. KahnJohn27 (talk) 07:33, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
@KahnJohn27: No problem. Wikipedia (and indeed real life) needs people to question things that are going on. The "Sold-in" thing basically boils down to companies trying to be a bit sneaky, by changing the terminology; from 'shipped' which is pretty clear and a well known term, to 'sold-in' which could be easily confused for 'sold' - X201 (talk) 08:07, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

niemti[edit]

please dont bring up such an editor again on a discussion i brought up. this editor uses every chance he gets to harass me. and i rather not let that happen again. the fact that it wasn't necessary to point this editor out over navbox organization (anyone can do it, and everyone in WP:VG has) feels almost intentional. Lucia Black (talk) 15:11, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

@Lucia Black: Didn't know about your problems with him. Only knew him from noticing that he'd improved infoboxes on articles I have passed through. Sorry if its caused you any upset. - X201 (talk) 15:32, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
It is fine. i hope more editors being more opinions in. Lucia Black (talk) 16:01, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Edge Games COI[edit]

I might be misunderstanding the context here, but when you say "Now if I'm correct, and you are either Mr Langdell, a relative or an agent or employee of Edge Games, you do not have to declare your interest, but it would create a bucket load of goodwill and make this whole process easier if you are and did.", hasn't the user already gone beyond that? They haven't merely declined to comment on a possible conflict of interest, they've explicitly said that they are "not affiliated with the topic". If this is a lie on their part, they're in breach of Wikimedia's terms of use. --McGeddon (talk) 09:03, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

This has been going on so long I forgot about that bit, thank you for pointing it out, have edited my comments on the Edge page accordingly. I think its fairly obvious that the involved editors are having trouble believing that Vertisis is not a duck. Because of good faith and giving him/her/it a fair representation and a chance to voice their opinion of the article, I'm willing to suspend my disbelief and work with them on any sane suggestion for improvement, rather than have them blocked and them turn up in a range of accounts to nudge and hack the article to remove any critical comment. I think Czar's, PresN's and my comments were just three people needing to vent. - X201 (talk) 09:43, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
No problem. Might be easier just to delete your comments since nobody has replied to them yet. (And if you're going for full on grin-and-bear-it AGF in the hope that Vertisis will behave in response, the "I assume you are lying" Scooby Doo gag rather undermines that.) --McGeddon (talk) 09:57, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Isn't there some point where the duck test applies, or some such similar policy? The SPA has a clear agenda with this article. -- ferret (talk) 23:27, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

WP:VG's Newsletter department is looking for editors to interview for our Featured Editor column, and your name has come up in discussions during the last several quarters as a likely candidate. The interview consists of some 15 questions that you can answer however you like and which you can tinker with up until the newsletter is published. Our hope is to have a small number of interviewees (~3) cued up for upcoming Featured Editor columns so your interview would most likely appear in the 4th Quarter (January 2015) issue. You can review previous interview questions here to get a sense of the kinds of questions you would be asked. If you would be willing to answer some questions, please let me know at my talk page. -Thibbs (talk) 13:34, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2014[edit]

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Development of L.A. Noire[edit]

Hey X201. I've been working on an article for a little while over on my sandbox. It's about the development of L.A. Noire, and I feel like it's now complete. However, before I publish it, I just wanted to make sure that you're okay with it, seeing as you're the main contributor on the main L.A. Noire article. When the article's published, the Development section on the main article will have to be updated accordingly, but I can take care of that if you wish.

Please let me know if you have any concerns, and I'll be sure to try and address them. I don't want to suddenly jump in and burden you with this development article without warning, so I'd like your approval first. You don't even have to read the article, just let me know of anything you need. Thanks! -- Rhain1999 (talk to me) 10:55, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

@Rhain1999: Looks great. I'd come to the conclusion that to get L.A Noire to FA, the development section either needed shrinking and turning into an incomplete section, or hiving it off into its own article in order to do it justice. I've started looking to add to the research section with info about the crimes used as inspiration.(User:X201/sandbox#Dev) Thanks for giving me the heads up on this. I need to find the time to prep L.A Noire for FA one day. The Dev article looks great, hit the button and move it. - X201 (talk) 11:38, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

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Rockstar Japan[edit]

Since you seem to have interest in Rockstar Games related topics, what are your thoughts on deleting/moving Rockstar Japan to defunct status? I've outlined my points on the Talk:Rockstar Games page. Thanks! Gamerzworld (talk) 16:04, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

I meant to comment on that. - X201 (talk) 16:06, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Category:Infobox video game with deprecated parameters[edit]

How you fix these errors? Try fixing the one of Capcom Platinum Hits Triple Pack, so I can watch. Thanks OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 11:53, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

@OccultZone: We're currently in the process of tidying up all of the video game infoboxes. About 4 years ago numerous outdated fields were removed from the Video Game Infobox. Even though the code for these fields may be in an article, the fields will no longer show. At the start there were 12,000 articles that contained non-working fields. In order to find which articles need cleaning, the Video Game infobox has been altered to make the articles with old fields appear in Category:Infobox video game with deprecated parameters. I've removed the three old fields that were in the Capcom article, so it has now been moved out of the category. There are 16 old fields in total, some articles have just one of them, some articles have all of them, but having just one is enough to make the article appear in the category. Hope this helps. - X201 (talk) 13:24, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Can you name all those 16 fields? OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 17:19, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Just to inform you, I had checked Template:Infobox_VG#Field_changes and I have started working on this category.[1] is probably my first edit. Although error still shows on pages like The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness, which field is causing error? If you receive any updates you can let me know. Thanks OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 12:51, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
@OccultZone: We appreciate the help, but could you please stop. This is not just about removing the fields. There are other things tied into it as well. - X201 (talk) 14:20, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
That's why just did 100 for now. I had seen that there were some details but provided in article too. Keep updating, thanks. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 14:29, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Date formatting in Abyss Odyssey[edit]

Hey X201! It's been a long time!

I noticed that you recently did this this edit, where you changed the date formatting per author nationality. I'm a bit confused, the game was created by a Chilean developer but I'm not sure why that would have bearing on an article like Abyss Odyssey. I checked out WP:STRONGNAT but it didn't seem relevant to the article at all. I usually have the date formatted like that because I prefer to work with the dates like that... would you have any objection if I reverted your change to the article? Nomader (talk) 00:47, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

No problem with you changing it. I just think its more appropriate to have the article in the date format of the developer rather than US date format which has no relation to it. When I create an article I follow what MOS:TIES recommends for books, "use the engvar of the author", I can't see the point in putting a date format/engvar that isn't related to an article on it. - X201 (talk) 13:40, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Help on List of PlayStation 4 games[edit]

A user keeps removing Infamous First Light from List of PlayStation 4 games. I don't know why. I've asked the user to justify the actions but they keep removing it. I've already reverted a bunch of times, violating 3RR if one would not consider this vandalism (although I do). I've reported them in Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring but no result yet 24 hours later. I see you've made various edits on the list so any assistance you could provided would be helpful. WhereAmI (talk) 20:52, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

User was blocked for 24 hours. If they try again after that time, do you know if I'd go back to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring again? WhereAmI (talk) 22:25, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
The process basically resets itself. If they vandalise you revert, notify them pointing out its referenced (and that its a stand alone game - not DLC, which is where I think the problem may lie) then you notify the admins again, mentioning they've already been blocked for it. But above all, stay calm, there's plenty of time to fix it. - X201 (talk) 05:18, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Mario RPG revert[edit]

You said people with sight problems would need the full description, and that is why its so long. Can you point to the policy that says this? As on other articles Wikipedia does not use such a lengthy description for screenshots. I would not mind of course changing it to be a bit longer. So that bowers keep would be included. But I think talking about all the buttons etc, is more then a little bit excessive and does not add anything, except sounding like a manual or a faq. NathanWubs (talk) 18:45, 18 August 2014 (UTC)