MyVideoGameList - 2019 Update

My fellow gamers,

We hope everyone has had an excellent year filled with lots of new (and old) games and that everyone's backlog has gotten a bit smaller! This year at MyVideoGameList we have (unfortunately) not gotten a lot of work done on the site besides a few small fixes and backend changes. The development team (there's only two) has been busy with other engagements preventing us from getting much of anything done, beyond these small things here and there.

However, our Game Database Administration team has been working hard all year to get your requests added into our database. They've worked countless hours to ensure we have quality data for every game in our database. They've allowed all of us to fill our lists with the games we've enjoyed. For that I am extremely thankful and I know they will continue to work hard into the next year.

For 2020, we have a crazy plan to rewrite the entire website from the ground up using more modernized technologies. When MyVideoGameList was built in 2011 it was built for 2-3 people as a project to learn more about developing with PHP, MySQL and Javascript. In the last 8 years we've grown and gone to places we have never imagined. We currently have over 85,000 users, 42,000 games in our database and users have created over 16,000 threads in our forums. We have an active and fun group of people in our Discord server (come join and chat with us if you haven't)! This year we want to refresh our site and give it the much needed update that it deserves.

This is a huge undertaking and as such we honestly have no idea when it will be completed by. We'd prefer not to give an ETA given that we will literally be rewriting almost all of the code and functionality. We should also note that the forums will be going away. Our plan for replacing the game request functionality will be to build a custom game request system. The community/communication aspect is replaced by Discord. The reason behind getting rid of the forums is because the software that is presently used is about 7 years old and has not received any updates since then.

We're really excited to get started on building the new MyVideoGameList and hope you are too. We hope that in some small way our site and service has helped make your lives a bit easier and more organized. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season filled lots of new games and some downtime to play them!

From all of us on the MyVideoGameList Team, thank you!

As noted above, the forums will be going away starting January 1, 2020. If you can't find a game in our current database get your request in as soon as possible!

Written by jimmyb on December 22, 2019 @ 11:53 pm

Comments


December 23, 2019 @ 3:18 am sullynathan
Would it be easy to have metadata from other platforms like STEAM & PSN so that Myvideogamelist can automatically detect which new game you played and how long you played them?

December 23, 2019 @ 3:27 pm fadingnothing
One cool feature would be a more easily accessible search results page. For example an option where you can either chose between mobile, PC or console games or maybe browse it by year and genre. Other than that thank you to all the people that kept this website going and especially to the moderators that were always quick to help with our game requests. :) Happy new year to everyone! Can't wait to see the website update.

January 01, 2020 @ 2:41 pm Papanomics
Thank you for all the hard work!

January 06, 2020 @ 9:19 pm cloud3299
Thank you for the hard work. I'm sorry for the forum and shocked also. Can we have Asphalt 9: Legends on Switch and Skullgirls 2nd Encore on PS4 added in the database? thanks!!

January 07, 2020 @ 6:39 pm syker6
Thank you so much for all the hard work. Love this site.

January 09, 2020 @ 12:42 am Veilor
@cloud3299 - Please join the discord, we have set up a game request channel there. It's not all doom and gloom 😄

January 10, 2020 @ 3:38 pm cloud3299
Anyway, why replace the forum for that garbage of Discord? E' o'cess oh.

January 16, 2020 @ 10:18 pm Urieki
so now, how can i request a game to add in the database?

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