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This is a collection of discussions on the deletion of articles related to Video games. It is one of many deletion lists coordinated by WikiProject Deletion sorting. Anyone can help maintain the list on this page.

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Video games-related deletions[edit]

Degica[edit]

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Fails WP:NCORP, non-notable JMHamo (talk) 22:55, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Are localisation companies/publishers no longer notable? They've put out a similar amount of games to other companies like Sekai Project, MangaGamer and Nicalis and their releases of stuff like Muv-Luv and RPGMaker have garnered a fair amount of attention so I'm not sure where the issue lies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Malincia (talkcontribs) 03:18, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
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Submachine (series)[edit]

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Fails WP:GNG: the subject lacks significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject. The current sources include 2 interviews (1 self-published, 1 on a defunct unremarkable game site), a rather short article on The Gameshelf (another defunct unremarkable game site) and a couple links to Jay Is Games (which per WP:VG/RS cannot be used to demonstrate notability). I looked for sources using the WPVG custom Google searches and found only more Jay Is Games coverage plus a whole lot of false positives for the word "submachine". Woodroar (talk) 23:30, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

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  • Delete. Was a notable subject 10 years ago, but today the newest game is 3 years old, and in a year from now it will no longer be playable online because Flash will be discontinued. (For anyone who can prove me wrong, please do so.) Georgia guy (talk) 00:57, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Note that notability is not temporary. MarkZusab (talk) 02:13, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Billiard Academy Real Break[edit]

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Likely non-notable cue-sports video game. Lists as "arcade machine", but I could find nothing except some ROM hacks, and some gameplay video on a WP:BEFORE search. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 09:18, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

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Shingen the Ruler[edit]

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Fails WP:GNG per lack of significant coverage where I agree with Czar that the sources posted in the 1st AfD were passing mentions or just not WP:SIGCOV in his previous nomination. Nothing to find in my searches Jovanmilic97 (talk) 20:58, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

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@Czar: FWIW, while I agree with the statement Being featured in a James Rolfe YouTube video has no bearing on notability—that's entertainment, not a reliable source. in theory, the fact remains that the vast, vast majority of so-called "reliable sources" on video games (and indeed all modern popular media) are in reality entertainment pieces meant to make money by selling audiences, who watch/read the product for their own entertainment rather than to be informed by the work of scholars/critics/reporters, to advertisers. The Rolfe video I linked above can be used as an independent source to verify more "encyclopedic content" about the game than many of the articles whose standalone existence we currently tolerate. Again, I'm still saying weak keep because, honestly, I agree with you, but it seems arbitrary that an article on an old Japanese video game should be deleted when other articles that rely on equally shitty sources survive AFD because their shitty sources happen to be online. Hijiri 88 (やや) 13:45, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
A source is made credible by its editorial chain, whether that's editorial policy, journalist pedigree, or reputation among peers. The incredibly low standards of video game journalism only underscores the very low bar that this game's coverage would need to cross and yet cannot. Being an "old Japanese video game" is surely a factor, but the bigger point is that we are lacking reliable, secondary sources to paraphrase: in effect, we cannot do justice to this game based on the available sourcing. (No, an episode of the Angry Video Game Nerd on YouTube is not a quality source for the purposes of an encyclopedia.) czar 00:44, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
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  • Delete per Czar. Swordman97 talk to me 04:53, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Weak Delete as I clearly didn't take the opportunity to fix the article last time it came up for deletion, I probably won't fix it this time, and Czar was more than patient in the intervening years. The Japanese wikipedia has a slightly better article on 武田信玄 (ファミリーコンピュータ) (it cites Famitsu and Family Computer Magazine, but I'm doubtful that the contributions cited actually qualify for SIGCOV). I'd guess even a full translation would not be up to English Wikipedia standards because (1) much of the page is about the game mechanics (e.g. army levels, battle movement, scenarios, etc) which would be better-suited for GameFaqs, (2) the article itself discusses the 1st game rather than the 2nd, and Shingen the Ruler was Takeda Shingen 2, and (3) even the Japanese Wikipedia doesn't have a page for Takeda Shingen 2. If Hot B's page was around, I'd've recommended this page for redirection to there, but Hot B was deleted before Shingen came up for discussion, so that's no longer a viable option short of a lot of work, which I'm clearly not going to do. Cookie3 (talk) 15:15, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

The Wild Rings[edit]

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Does not meet WP:NVIDEOGAMES, as one source I think is only minor faq website which is not realible as the only source of this article. Sheldybett (talk) 15:14, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

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Conga Bugs[edit]

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Fails WP:GNG for lack of significant coverage in reliable sources. Nothing significant to find in my searches besides the Gamezebo review that is already in the article. Jovanmilic97 (talk) 15:54, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

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Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers[edit]

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Does not pass WP:GNG which says we need significant coverage in multiple reliable sources. I am not able to find literally anything in my searches (does not help the game released only in Japan). The article includes 1 press release from Konami, 1 Konami reference, 1 reference that shows how Nintendo hardware looked and 1 is a song list reference. Jovanmilic97 (talk) 22:43, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

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Redirect and I'd suggest being bold and redirecting other ones lacking sources and notability to the series article. TarkusABtalk 23:39, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Merge and redirect to Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix. No sign of significant coverage, and it is essentially just a variant of 2ndMix. Pax:Vobiscum (talk) 17:47, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
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Charmed (video game)[edit]

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The game does not appear to meet WP:GNG as I could not find a significant amount of coverage from independent, reliable sources. Aoba47 (talk) 19:30, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

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  • Thank you for the comment. Aoba47 (talk) 19:40, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
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  • Redirect to Charmed merchandise#Other merchandise as a WP:ATD. It fails WP:GNG by a large margin, nothing to find from significant coverage in reliable sources in searches or in the article (Mobygames, GameRankings pages and passing mentions in press releases don't establish notability). There is already a sentence on Charmed merchandise, and that is just enough for this. Jovanmilic97 (talk) 10:28, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you. And that makes sense to me. I was unaware of the merchandise article when I nominated this. Aoba47 (talk) 17:22, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Hardcore Gamer[edit]

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The only sources used in this article is from Hardcore Gamer itself and there does not appear to be any secondary sources on the website. GamerPro64 04:30, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

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  • Comment - It does seem like the magazine did get some news coverage in 2009, regarding its attempted sale on Ebay and subsequent buyout. While various gaming news sites covered it, it did notably have an article written about the situation in the New York Times, here. 169.232.162.112 (talk) 19:13, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Also covered by Kotaku. I don't see anything else, and nothing to indicate this subject is notable under the WP:GNG (though it's a need-haystack situation given the number of results for "hardcore gamer"). Add an entry at list of video game magazines (as it did publish in print) and then redirect. --Izno (talk) 15:46, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
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  • Delete for now, without prejudice against recreation with multiple reliable sources showing in-depth coverage to satisfy WP:GNG. At this point, it's an article sourced entirely to the subject's own website. That's no good. My search for sources found one good one, but all other nontrivial coverage is about that single event -- the company's listing itself on ebay. The search terms are hard, though, and I wouldn't quite rule out the idea that more could be out there. For now, though, an entirely self-sourced article about a company is WP:TNT worthy. Specifically Oppose Redirect to the list article, which has been poorly maintained. At this point, it includes only notable examples, rather than being a linkfarm/directory of anything that exists, so if this article ceases to exist, it shouldn't be included there. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 03:25, 18 March 2019 (UTC)