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Video games-related deletions[edit]

American Challenge: A Sailing Simulation[edit]

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Poorly sourced and fails to prove notability. I was unable to find any online sources besides the ones already in the article, and MobyGames only lists one other review. No possible redirect or merge targets so this should be deleted as a non-notable video game. Anarchyte (work | talk) 06:54, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Aurora (video game)[edit]

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I was going to PROD this but I was concerned that I may have missed some possible sources and given the lack of attention the page gets, it would have been unfairly deleted. However, all I have been able to find are [1] [2] [3]. As it stands, this is a non-notable video game unless anyone else is able to find additional reliable sources. Anarchyte (work | talk) 07:41, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

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List of video game soundtracks considered the best[edit]

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The page has only 15 entries after culling the others that did not have at least three separate sources. Previous discussion on the talk page was to delete the page if it could not be improved, and it's been over three months with no attempt to do so. Other suggestions than being outright deleted are to merge with List of video games considered the best (unpopular on the talk page) or just redirect to video game music. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 21:50, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Delete. I've debated nominating this before; it's honestly just a really trivial page and its information could easily just be discussed in the articles of the games listed here. ("considered" is also a weasel word—considered by whom?) However, I wouldn't oppose redirecting to video game music. JOEBRO64 22:08, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  • redirect to save history.Thanks, L3X1 ◊distænt write◊ 22:40, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Meh, but sure, redirect to video game music. Part of the reason there are few sources is because some perfectly decent sources originally in the article were thrown out on loose grounds. That said, nom's rationale is somewhat off: a short list is perfectly fine (Honorary citizenship of the United States is a list of 8 people; AFD'ing it for being too short would be silly though). The better reason to redirect is that the sourcing is still weak, at least with some sources contested. There are good, proper, published sources that aren't listicles out there on video game music (e.g. the book "Understanding Video Game Music"), so I don't think it'd take TOO much work to bring the article back if, say, 1 or 2 really solid sources could be found. SnowFire (talk) 03:39, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete - this comes across as original research. Vorbee (talk) 06:55, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Unlocked[edit]

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See previous discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mystery Case Files: Key to Ravenhearst. Casual game does not pass WP:GNG. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:59, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

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  • Delete. Not notable. No significant coverage from reliable sources, aside from one review from Gamezebo. Newslinger (talk) 12:20, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Lucky 11's[edit]

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Product fails WP:GNG. No reviews on metacritic, or on custom google search. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 09:16, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

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  • Delete. Not notable. No significant coverage from reliable sources, in contrast to its sister game Photo Hunt. Newslinger (talk) 12:00, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

List of games with OpenGL support[edit]

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Same reason the DirectX lists were deleted. Indiscriminate list that should effectively list every game playable on Linux and OSX. Completely bonkers. TarkusABtalk 20:21, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

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Ben Kuchera[edit]

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Fails WP:BASIC and WP:GNG. Biography of a non-notable games opinion writer (previously journalist). Article has not improved since 2013/2014 and the rationales at the two previous AFD's were at best, weak for keeping. Situation has not changed, the subject's journalism did not garner any significant coverage and his subsequent opinion pieces are not notable in any way. Coverage of the subject as sourced in the article is either routine coverage (Kuchera moved employers) or directly linked (so not independant) by being related to his employment. While his name crops up in online searches (as an online writer there is unlikely to be much else) it is generally related to other subjects like gamergate etc. Opinion pieces talking about opinion pieces do not make someone notable. Its also problematic in that some of the more direct (as in, directly about Kuchera) pieces available on the web would be disallowed by WP:BLP for not being RS or being opinion pieces in themselves. Only in death does duty end (talk) 10:56, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

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  • Delete I agree that the person is not notable. One among millions game reviewers. 93.36.191.55 (talk) 11:20, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete Fails WP:GNG Snowycats (talk) 04:34, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Thais Weiller[edit]

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Fails WP:GNG. Sources mentioned include a passing mention in El Pais, a (very short) article in estadao.com.br and a mention as a participant in the Tehran Game Convention, which is not independent. I found no other sources and all this does not add up to notability. Kleuske (talk) 13:26, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

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  • Keep: more sources now added.Appears notable. PamD 17:09, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Keep - With additional sourcing, passes WP:GNG. Onel5969 TT me 14:04, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
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Thy Geekdom Con[edit]

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Local (Philadelphia area) fan convention. To quote the PROD tag removed by the article creator, "Very close to CSD A7 - but only local references asserting importance of this event are shown. Does not seem to meet WP:NEVENT." Calton | Talk 12:41, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

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  • Keep Has credible sources from state papers and national anime websites.--Gameinfirmary (talk) 11:31, 10 July 2018 (UTC) Note: editor is creator of the article
  • See phrasing above. re: "local sources". And the "national anime websites" are simple event listings and straight-up press releases. --Calton | Talk 12:54, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
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  1. https://technical.ly/delaware/2015/11/16/thy-geekdom-con-innovation-week/
  2. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2015/11/12/geekdomunitesforonedayconinwilmington/75291430/
  3. http://www.delawarebusinesstimes.com/geekdom-con-ii-grows-stronger-each-year/
Coverage seems WP:DIVERSE. Daask (talk) 15:48, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Keep RS is a bit thin, I think borderline keep. Deathlibrarian (talk) 04:00, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Rodeo Stampede[edit]

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Is not notable enough to pass WP:GNG. I could not find it on any of the top ten games listed by reputable sources. 2Joules (talk) 07:15, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Striking confirmed, blocked sockpuppet nominator Atlantic306 (talk) 16:15, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
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  • Toucharcade review, Gamezebo review, Toucharcade followup, Gamezebo followup, Gamezebo followup 2. Not much else, so I'm going with a weak delete. --Izno (talk) 17:10, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
    Video game mags will review any and all video games that make it out of the pipeline and then some. This is their standard way of doing things. -The Gnome (talk) 12:26, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
    I guess you can bug me for !voting weak delete rather than just delete. Seems like there are better things to do though... I do disagree just about categorically with your assertion however, because some games will pull up 0 results. This one didn't. --Izno (talk) 00:02, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
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  • Keep has enough significant coverage in reliable sources as shown above to pass WP:GNG Atlantic306 (talk) 16:15, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • delete - Despite a claim for borderline notability, it's not convincing. The article as a whole deserves WP:TNT. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 15:15, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete per nomination, on account of subject failing notability criteria. The whole text is someone's personal work, typically unsourced. Much as I despise sockpuppetry, the nomination is correct. -The Gnome (talk) 12:26, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
P.S. : WP:NVIDEOGAMES's requirements seem to accomodate what the article's subject has to offer. But it's an essay and not a guideline. -The Gnome (talk) 12:26, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Trap Adventure 2[edit]

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Article created by a UPE sock in violation of WMF TOU/policy, A lot of user guides on how to beat levels but very little in the way to establish notability. Still seems questionable given the WP:UPE even if sources were to exist. CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 01:17, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

  • I was asked on my talk page to restore it (I've had a couple requests for Mayamaya articles since the ban) and I did on the basis that it had a few RSs; no opinion beyond that. --PresN 01:19, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
    I dunno, policy is pretty clear on this and I see little evidence this would meet inclusion criteria and in addition to that, it was requested by a sock. The request and restoration should be re-evaluated. CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 02:45, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
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  • I see no reason to keep this? The whole developer doesn't even seem notable, one of their games even less so. Let them take it to Everipedia.. Alexis Jazz (talk) 07:01, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
    Generally, developers have a harder time in showing notability, and games are usually more notable than the studio they come from. There are some reliable sources as indicated in the article (Kotaku, Washington Post, Nerdist, Polygon, etc.) Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:26, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm somewhere in the realm of keep and merge and redirect to Super Mario Bros.#Legacy given that sources do exist, though not many and not much in detail. There's maybe scope for a List of Super Mario Bros. clones that might be able to take as mergers from the various other games linked from #Legacy. --Izno (talk) 13:58, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
    • I'm not real fond of #Legacy approach. You must realize how many barely notable games draw influence from something as huge and iconic as Super Mario, right? There'd be lists of games 100 entries long if we gave a shoutout to every little rando game like this. Indifferent to the "clones" proposal - it'd be better, but I don't know if anyone's dedicated to creating that just so we have resolution on this particular article. Sergecross73 msg me 13:49, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
      • I'm quite aware #Legacy can problematic for inspiring games, but I think a list of clones would be one way to deal with that since we already have the general legacy article (which is the series article). --Izno (talk) 15:10, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
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  • @Izno: a Mario clones article is imho a better solution than individual articles for kind-of-but-not-really notable games like these that seem to be forgotten within weeks. It should probably not be called "clones" though (maybe "derivatives"?) and for a game to be on the list it would still need to meet some notability standards, like this game does, having several reliable secondary sources. Should also be limited to games that have some connection to Mario, this developer has many games that likely even infringe on Nintendo copyright, so it would likely qualify. It should not be a list of all sidescrolling platform games. Alexis Jazz (talk) 23:57, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Keep because nobody here is noticing THE INSANE AMOUNT OF COVERAGE THIS GAME IS GETTING FROM RELIABLE SOURCES. This search is all the need to prove that. editorEهեইдအ😎 21:49, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
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