Created By: SeptimusHeap on July 16, 2014 Last Edited By: SeptimusHeap on August 19, 2014
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Video Games

A hub page for VideoGames like Anime, WesternAnimation and Manga

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I am aiming at creating a "Hub page" for video games much like the pages Anime, Western Animation, Manga, Tabletop Game and the like are for their mediums. I'll need some input regarding the history of video games and whether to name it "Video Game" or "Video Games".

Electronic games that rely on the input of a human through an user interface.

The idea of operating games electronically is old, but the first "pure" video game is considered to be Tennis For Two in 1958.

Video games by virtue of their interactive nature have unique tropes associated with them, the Videogame Tropes.

See also Choose Your Own Adventure for a precursor to modern video games and Visual Novel for videogamelike works in the narrative style of literature.

Videogames and videogame series:

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    0-C 

    D-F 

    G-J 

    K-N 

    O-R 

    S-T 

    U-Z 

Community Feedback Replies: 27
  • July 16, 2014
    DAN004
    Didn't we USED to have this?
  • July 16, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Maybe, but if so, it was a looong time ago.
  • July 16, 2014
    DAN004
    That see also box is broken btw.
  • July 16, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Fixed it.
  • July 16, 2014
    DracMonster
    Weird. Video Game exists as a redirect to Video Game Genres.
  • July 16, 2014
    Someoneman
    Is this page going to just contain a link to every single video game page on the site? And yeah, it's already a redirect to Video Game Genres, which is pretty much what you have here but better organized.
  • July 16, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    No sir. I am aiming at creating a page like Western Animation and the like. These contain different stuff than Video Game Genres. Yes, they also contain a list of work pages that don't have more specific indexes serving them.
  • July 16, 2014
    Koveras
    Given how most games are indexed based on their genre (unlike Western Animation, for instance, since non-interactive works can rarely be put into distinct categories as games can), I'd suggest not having a list of games on this page, and instead replacing it with the contents of the box in the write-up.

    I would also recommend cleaning up Video Game Genres: for instance, Fantasy Video Games and Science Fiction Video Games are not "video game genres" but "story genres found in video games", and are better placed on the hub page.
  • July 16, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    One issue I have with not having a list of videogames is that videogames can sometimes create indexing problems; I frequently have to index pages I come across and the lack of general indexes and insufficient information on the work page make it hard to do so for videogames.

    That said, adding the stuff mentioned ^ seems good to me.
  • July 16, 2014
    Koveras
    In that case I would make an index called "Uncategorized Video Games" or something and put such unindexed pages there. It amounts to the same thing but doesn't run a risk of a troper misinterpreting the point of the index and adding every video game in existence here.
  • July 16, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Eh, I am not worried about that - the other indexes I mentioned don't have that problem while being sufficiently well used regardless.

    Are there other port-able items like Fantasy Video Games and Science Fiction Video Games.
  • July 17, 2014
    Koveras
    It just seems that the games list is the most contentious part of this YKTTW. :) As for other items, Horror Video Games and Mecha Game seem like they are more about the story genre rather than gameplay type.
  • July 21, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Put these and a few more works in.

    Yeah, the worklist is the most problematic item. That said, I think it has uses as mentioned before, plus Anime, Western Animation and the other "Hub articles" all have them, so it seems odd not to have one here as well.
  • July 21, 2014
    bitemytail
    Breath Of Fire can go in the long list of series.
  • July 21, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Eh, that one has already plenty of more specific indexes.

    Other opinions, though?
  • July 21, 2014
    crazysamaritan
    May want to break it up by

    A

    B

    C

    and so on....
  • July 21, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    I can live with that, or with folders.
  • July 23, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Went with folders. Are there any more objections to the concept, or can I ask for hats?
  • August 1, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Another bump. Has someone got more opinions or hats to offer?
  • August 1, 2014
    Koveras
    Since this is an index, it doesn't really need five hats before launching, but you can have mine if it makes you feel better. :P
  • August 1, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Thanks. I always feel better with hats on any YKTTW - this way, I know that it's an idea that not just I consider good.
  • August 5, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    One last hat request bump.
  • August 15, 2014
    Koveras
    Just Launch It Already. After that, we may have to start thinking about splitting Video Game Tropes into more manageable indices.
  • August 15, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Point. For safety, I'll wait a few more days though.
  • August 18, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    Added a few more entries. Setting the launch clock; to anybody objecting, speak now or forever hold your peace.
  • August 19, 2014
    TheTitan99
    This looks fine. Just, it's gonna need all that "Nightmare Fuel/Tearjerker/Such and such" after it's launched. And, this should probably have a group picture, like the other entries do. Maybe a Super Smash Bros. splash art?
  • August 19, 2014
    SeptimusHeap
    I was already thinking of a picture. I will bring it up in Image Picking afterwards. Thanks for the suggestion.
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