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Add Your Friends!

Written by jimmyb on November 11, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

Today I bring you our friending feature. This allows you to create a friends list of up to 200 friends. Simply visit your friends profile, and click on the '+' symbol to add them as a friend. You can view your friends list, by going to your profile page and clicking on the 'Friends' tab. You can also use this page to delete people from your friends list. I've done some thorough testing however something(s) may not work 100% correctly. If you come across a bug with this new feature please let me know via the forums! Enjoy!

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Game Submitters Wanted!

Written by jimmyb on November 10, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

Hello Gamers!

We're looking for a few people to join our team as game submitters! This involves adding games into our database as requested by our users as well as where you see need. This job involves monitoring the game request forum and following up to get the game added into our database. If you're interested, we ask that you have had previously submitted games to our database of which you can provide examples of. Why?

Because previously we were getting a lot of poorly done submissions, submissions that did not follow our submission guidelines. You must be willing to follow our policies and procedures for adding games to our database so that we can maintain a high quality website. The games (after our wonderful users) are the heart and soul of this website, so it's very important that each game be added with all the proper information and in a standard format.

If you're interested and you feel that you would be up to the task please leave a comment with some games which you had previously added to our site so we can review them. We're looking for about 2-4 people to fill this position and join our team.

If there's any questions about what this job entails (I may have left something out that you must know) please leave a comment!

Thank you everyone, and I'm looking forward to having more people on board!

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Site Codebase Updates

Written by jimmyb on November 08, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

Hi Gamers!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a fantastic week and are looking forward to the weekend! Today I worked on closing a bunch of old and outstanding issues we had. I did push a bunch of updates to the site, so if anything is broken please let me know (via a thread in the support forums). There were several back-end changes to favorites and wish lists.

Writing reviews for games should be working properly now. I added some back-end code there as well as some front-end code for making sure the review score on the game was submitted properly. I've got a couple things to finish for the administrative end of things, but submitting your game reviews should be working now!

You can now remove your own comments you've left on game profiles.

Usernames should now show in color per the level/title you are on the site. For example, game submitters will show in an orange color, MvP/Donators will show in a nice lime green color, site and content administrators will show as maroon, game database administrators show as green, etc...This coloring will show anywhere a username is displayed, such as the forums, game profiles (in comments) in user profiles (in comments) in the gamer feed and more.

Your status on your profile is now linked with your chat status. I did have to reset everyones status and I apologize for this. You can update it now though to whatever you'd like.

I'm really hoping by the end of this month I can fully push our a friends module and groups module which would allow you to add your friends to a friends list and create and join groups.

If anyone see's any bugs with these new features please let me know (or any bugs for that matter).

Have a great weekend everyone! I'll be catching up some Call of Duty: Ghosts and Pokémon X!

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The Next Generatation: Xbox One & Playstation 4

Written by jimmyb on November 05, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

I always get excited around the time of new console releases. I think I really started following things when the Playstation 2 and Nintendo 64 came out. I would be checking through the usual gaming magazines, PSM, Nintendo Power, EGM, etc...I'd be following E3 each year like a hawk.

Well, it's that time again and this generation is giving us the Xbox One and the Playstation 4? Should I count the Nintendo Wii U as well? Regardless, I think we're going to be seeing a lot of really cool games and ideas coming from all of these consoles. I've read and I'm sure you've all read the countless articles about the new consoles so I won't bore you with specs and game lists and such, but I do ask, has anyone pre-ordered any of the next generation consoles? Did you get any games to go along with them, and if so what?

I myself have not pre-ordered either console (yet I managed to snag a Limited Edition copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One). I think I'll end up getting both the Xbox One and Playstation 4, I am going to try to get my hands on them between launch day and Christmas. I'd love to know what everyone thinks of the new consoles and what games they're looking forward too!

I'm looking forward to Watch Dogs, Titanfall, Final Fantasy (??), and hopefully a Legend of Zelda game for Wii U.

I'll be giving some more updates about MyVideoGameList in my next posting I hope! Thank you everyone for joining the site and reporting bugs, it definitely helps me a lot!

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Happy Halloween!

Written by jimmyb on October 31, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

Happy Halloween gamers! I hope everyone is enjoying their candy and getting some gaming in tonight. How many of you dressed up this year? What did you dress up as? I think the last time I went trick or tricking I went as Darth Vader. We've got a bunch of kiddies coming to the house with lots of neat costumes. I think I've already gained 5lbs by stealing candies from the bucket, oops!

Tonight, I think we'll play a little Resident Evil 1 for old times sake, and the sake of playing a decent survival-horror game! Either that or I'll try to start in on Dead Space 3, any of you play it?

We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Halloween night! BOO!

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MyVideoGameList v2 Beta Launched!

Written by jimmyb on October 19, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Hi my wonderful gamer friends!

I've been really hard at work since August or so, coding away at the new version of MyVideoGameList. This serves as an official announcement of our version 2.0 launch. All the features from the previous website should be included on the new version along with a couple new features as well! I've also got some new features planned such as friend adding, and the ability to create and join groups. We've also added several new fields to game profiles such as multiple regions for release dates, music composers and a field for the official website if one exists. We also added the Gameboy Advance platform.

As this is the beta launch I do expect there to be some bugs and broken things and it would be greatly appreciated if you'd all help me by reporting the bugs you catch in the forums.

We're also planning on checking through every game we have (which is over 4500 games) and making sure they all have the appropriate box art, release dates, set to the correct platform, etc...

I really hope you all enjoy the new site, it's been a lot of work, but I think it's come out really well! Don't spend too much time on it though, there's so many games to be played!

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MVGL v2 Updates

Written by jimmyb on October 05, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

Hi everyone. I know it's been a little bit since I've last updated you all. I've been hard at work on the new version of MyVideoGameList. Things are really coming along, and most of the core components have been migrated into the new site. I'm really hoping by October 15th, I can roll out a version which everyone can try out and submit feedback and issues on. My hope is that I can roll out a mostly finalized version by October 31st.

I believe it's also worth mentioning I have a new helper (maybe you've already noticed games being added into the database in a much more timely fashion). ZeroPhoenix has been working with me for a couple weeks now, and we're been drafting up submission guidelines, site usage guidelines, and other cool things we want to bring to the site. She's doing an awesome job, so give her some thanks.

I hope everyone is well, and enjoying their games, I've got to get some more coding done, so I'll let you all get back to your gaming!

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MyVideoGameList.com v2!

Written by jimmyb on August 31, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

This weekend I've been busy working on v2 of the website. It's coming along very well so far, however a fair amount of time will still need to be spent designing and coding. There's going to be at least 2-3 new features along with a more streamlined design. Check out my blog post to see some screenshots of how it's looking so far!

See more here.

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Hello Gamers!!

Written by jimmyb on August 20, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

Hello everyone!

As usual, here's my apology for the severe lack of updates on the site. I've been trying to get to the games being added to the database as often as I can. Being a Linux Systems Administrator by day means the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit in front of the computer some more, in fact, the only thing I want to do is play video games!

I've also been working on going through your suggestions and bug reports and adding them into my internal tracker so I know what needs to be done. At this time, I would love to get some help around MVGL. I think I have some various positions created, if you feel up to the task please go ahead and email me (jobs [at] myvideogamelist.com)! Here's the list of positions I've come up with.

Forums Moderator: This not only involves the forums being moderated but also reporting bugs and suggestions into our internal software tracker. You don't necessarily need to be technical. But you need to be able to copy and paste (difficult I know)! You also need to be available to check our forums at least 4-5 times a day and respond to users questions and remove, close any threads which do not belong on our forums. This is a relatively easy job. This is open to 1 or 2 people.

Developers: People who are familiar with HTML/XHTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL would be perfect for this task. We definitely need you to be familiar with PHP and MySQL as well as using git to manage your code. People also familiar with tools like Gitorious, GitHub or GitLab will be preferred. If you only know some basic CSS or HTML you may skip on this position. We've got a lot of features and ideas we want to get going, so if you can help us out, that would be great. This position is open to 1 or 2 people.

Site Moderators: This position is for people who can help us go through entries submitted to the games database. This task is mostly easy and only requires that you review the summary of the game and check all the fields to make sure they comply with the site submission guidelines. You will also be responsible for checking the reviews submitted by users to make sure they follow the site submission guidelines as well. You will also be responsible for checking to make sure users are following the site guide lines (commenting on game profiles, user profiles and any other user interactions). You can also be responsible for managing the games appearing on the home page and writing in our news blog when we have information to publish. This position is open to 2 to 3 people at the moment. Being proficient in tools like Photoshop, Pixelmator or a similar image editing/creation tool is a plus!

If anyone can think of any other positions I've missed please let me know. As mentioned, if you're interested in any of these positions please email me, let me know what prior experience you have, any references you can give and what you can bring to MVGL (jobs [at] myvideogamelist.com). Anything submitted simply asking for a position will be sent into the ole' recycling bin. At the moment I really need developers and people to assist with getting games added into the database. I've been extremely busy myself between moving and my normal day job, so extra hands will certainly help this site continue to grow and function properly! I know we're also sick of seeing the same darn games on the home page! I hope everyone is doing well and we all continue to enjoy this site!

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New Games & Updates!

Written by jimmyb on September 15, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

Hello everyone!

I apologize for the lack of updates and how long it's taken to get all the new games you've all so kindly added into the database! I've been in India for the last month and a half or so. The way I coded the game approvals locked me out (oops, I made it to secure) so I wasn't able to access the tool while I was away. I am terribly sorry about this, but now all games should be added into the database. Thank you every for taking the time to add games and such!

Also, hello and welcome to all the newcomers! It's great to see new faces around here!

I have a lot of plans for the site and tons of code and fixes to work on so keep an eye out!

Anyone excited about the Wii-U? I just pre-ordered the deluxe version for myself the other day! I also picked up the new Nintendo 3DSXL and a copy of New Super Mario Bros 2 3D!! I also put in a pre-order for Call of Duty: Black Ops II for XBOX360!

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