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« Reply #315 on: October 13, 2018, 07:55:22 PM »

I have mixed feelings on this, as hardware means hardware in general, not particularly a console. So these mini consoles actually are hardware that play multiple games, although not removable or changeable.
As far as my opinion goes, if I can't play my NES/SNES carts or PS1 discs with it, it's a Plug & Play. As for it being Hardware/Software in this category, I can see either, but I think we need every P&P entry to be consistent.

I agree. Why don't we kick this over for other DB staff to weigh in on?
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« Reply #316 on: October 15, 2018, 10:19:28 AM »

Speaking of Hardware/Software, why are all the "cheat devices" listed as hardware?  Stuff like Action Replays and Game Genies.   I know you don't "play" them but technically aren't they software?  Especially the disc version ones.  

About the only ones I would consider Hardware would be the Saturn and PS1 Action Replays as they actually plug into different ports then the game port.

Just a random thing I always thought was a little strange.
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« Reply #317 on: October 15, 2018, 07:53:14 PM »

If they are physical devices, they are typically going to be entered as hardware.
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« Reply #318 on: October 18, 2018, 04:32:24 PM »

http://www.rfgeneration.c...nfo.pl?ID=U-027-S-00430-A

Thereís some dead extra media links on this one. Normally I could tidy this up in the edit game page but itís blank. Can anyone else fix?
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« Reply #319 on: October 19, 2018, 04:06:19 AM »

I have noticed two duplicate entries in the database that should be somehow resolved. 

Both the NES and SNES classic editions are entered as hardware under the respective consoles and as software under plug and play TV games. 

NES classic:
1. http://www.rfgeneration.c...fo.php?ID=U-027-H-01010-A
2. http://www.rfgeneration.c...nfo.pl?ID=U-00J-S-01580-A

SNES classic:
1. http://www.rfgeneration.c...nfo.pl?ID=U-00J-S-01570-A
2. http://www.rfgeneration.c...fo.php?ID=U-044-H-00620-A

It appears this may be the case for several regions as well.  For consistency it seems they should only be in one category.   

This may also bring up a broader question of how should these "classic" consoles be handled in the database?  Are they all considered "Plug & Play TV Games", a part of the console they are based on, or their very own new category of "Classic Consoles"?  It may be sensible to make a category exclusively for throwback consoles like these as more are hitting the market with the NEO GEO and and upcoming Playstation adding to the field.
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« Reply #320 on: October 19, 2018, 12:04:45 PM »

I have noticed two duplicate entries in the database that should be somehow resolved. 

Both the NES and SNES classic editions are entered as hardware under the respective consoles and as software under plug and play TV games. 

NES classic:
1. http://www.rfgeneration.c...fo.php?ID=U-027-H-01010-A
2. http://www.rfgeneration.c...nfo.pl?ID=U-00J-S-01580-A

SNES classic:
1. http://www.rfgeneration.c...nfo.pl?ID=U-00J-S-01570-A
2. http://www.rfgeneration.c...fo.php?ID=U-044-H-00620-A

It appears this may be the case for several regions as well.  For consistency it seems they should only be in one category.   

This may also bring up a broader question of how should these "classic" consoles be handled in the database?  Are they all considered "Plug & Play TV Games", a part of the console they are based on, or their very own new category of "Classic Consoles"?  It may be sensible to make a category exclusively for throwback consoles like these as more are hitting the market with the NEO GEO and and upcoming Playstation adding to the field.

Hey. Thanks for the heads up.

These are actually on the staff list to be sorted already. They should be plug and plays. Thereís a bit of a discussion as to whether these things should be Software or hardware but I think we are leaning more towards software
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« Reply #321 on: October 21, 2018, 09:18:42 PM »

http://www.rfgeneration.c...nfo.pl?ID=U-027-S-00430-A

Thereís some dead extra media links on this one. Normally I could tidy this up in the edit game page but itís blank. Can anyone else fix?

Something weird is up with this one. There is nothing stored on the DB side for the extra media, which is why you can't fix it. I'd need someone that could look at the page coding to figure out where it is pulling this data from.
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« Reply #322 on: October 24, 2018, 11:51:03 PM »

Please delete this title: http://www.rfgeneration.c...fo.php?ID=U-00G-H-00010-A
I submitted a correct entry here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...nfo.pl?ID=U-00G-S-00600-A
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« Reply #323 on: October 25, 2018, 11:29:28 AM »


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« Reply #324 on: November 08, 2018, 10:21:42 PM »

DoDonPachi DaiOuJou is listed as a PlayStation game, but it's actually a PS2 game.
http://www.rfgeneration.c...nfo.pl?ID=J-061-S-00120-A
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« Reply #325 on: November 16, 2018, 12:55:32 PM »

I donít know why but a lot of recent game submissions have been submitted as ďE - E10Ē instead of just E10. Some approvers arenít catching this either. Just keep an eye out.
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« Reply #326 on: November 26, 2018, 02:26:14 PM »

Trying to add "America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel Of Fortune & Jeopardy" for Switch but it keeps telling me I'm missing a required field, when I'm not.
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« Reply #327 on: November 26, 2018, 07:44:24 PM »

Trying to add "America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel Of Fortune & Jeopardy" for Switch but it keeps telling me I'm missing a required field, when I'm not.

Double-check each field. Wink
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« Reply #328 on: December 03, 2018, 04:23:01 AM »

The page credits for the Japanese Saturn 3D controller are messed up.  Currently displaying as a string of random characters:

"TWljaGFlbCBDb2xsaW5zfFBhZ2UgRGVzaWduLCBIVE1MIENvZGV8RWRkaWUgSGVycm1hbm58UGVybCBTY3JpcHR8RGF2aWQgTXVybmFufFBIUCBTY3JpcHR8QXBvbGxvQm95fFRpdGxlIEFkZGl0aW9u:   Scott Williams"

http://www.rfgeneration.c...fo.php?ID=J-060-H-00060-A
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« Reply #329 on: December 06, 2018, 12:05:39 PM »

Trying to add "America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel Of Fortune & Jeopardy" for Switch but it keeps telling me I'm missing a required field, when I'm not.

Double-check each field. Wink

I definitely did like 5 times. Was still not able to add it.
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