April 12, 2015 @ 7:19 pm
After VGChartz, GameSpot & Raptr decided to fuck up their user tools in the last few consecutive years, it's time I revisited game databases for a better option.
So, along with good oldies GameFAQs, MobyGames + GameSpot, VGChartz's gamrconnect (wasted potential), Raptr, IGN & GamesTracker, I'm now testing RetroCollect, VGCollect, GameDeed, MyVideoGameList, VideoGameGeek, Backloggery, HowLongToBeat & Grouvee in terms of database consistency & user tools for rating, tracking, editing, adding to lists and community features. Hoping I haven't forgotten any decent site but guessing there will be no winner here. No home has it all.
UPDATE: It appears I had forgotten some DBs, and now I'm also testing them. These are Darkadia, Gamedex, KeepTrackOfMyGames & UVList.
First impressions tell me that way too many games are missing from MVGL. Plain members should be able to submit games and edit info via a form, rather than the forum. Another simple tweak is the MVGL rating to display the number of users voted and to be featured in a more prominent place design-wise. Lots of ideas to pour for brainstorming sessions, provided we can somehow contribute more directly or on the technical side of things. Let's see where this foray might lead to...0 comments