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All the Video games nodes which are maintained by Insert Coin:
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Computer and Video Games On Everything
Insert Coin began its life as an effort to replace Encyclopaedia of Computer and Video Games with something more consistent and useful, as well as less namespaced. The result of that effort is video games, which is a metametanode of lists of noded games and associated people, things, and ideas.
The point of Insert Coin is not to make all-inclusive lists of every possible subject about videogames. Instead, it is an ongoing effort to catalog any and all game, creator, character, etc. nodes that have been noded on E2. If you have noded anything even peripherally related to video games, drop Insert Coin a /msg. You might get some useful feedback, maybe even some XP...
Other lists of games do exist on E2, usually under the system nodes. While these are not limited to noded games, they are an excellent source of subjects that need noding. Noded lists include...
- Atari 2600 (broken down by company)
- Atari 5200
- Atari 7800
- Atari Jaguar
- Game Boy (very incomplete)
- Game Gear
- MAME (emulated arcade games)
- Sega Genesis/MegaDrive (rare games only)
- Sega Saturn
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (rare games only)
- TurboGrafx 16/PC Engine (very incomplete)
- Virtual Boy
Other lists include such projects as the Pokedex or the remnants of the Encyclopaedia of Computer and Video Games. The above lists are the business of their noders, and are frequently out of date. /msg the original noder or a god with correction.
Proposals for future metanodes:
A list of Mods, organised by host game. (Your best bet would be to start with older games such as Quake 1, where the pace of Mod development has dropped off)
Good luck. This may not be worth doing, as most major mods go in the video games list anyway.
A list of developement and publishing companies.
Bear in mind, a lot of companies have made games over the years.
A list of major game concepts and terms.
This could get unwieldy; what is and is not a "concept or term"? In any case, we already have a fairly decent glossary of terms provided by Leynos (Computer and Video games : Glossary of Terms). Denamespacing, updating, and cleaning this up would be a good step.
The glossaries of gaming terminology need to be wrangled into something sensible, and lots of other commonly used terms need explaining and adding. It also doesn't need to duplicate the genres list ... and ideally it should have a saner title. (And maybe, if Damodred doesn't mind, it should be handled by Insert Coin?)
So we need to work out decent, non-namespaced (other than "video games" as appropriate, as with video games characters) titles for all the above and fill them.
The Big List of Games, People, Hardware, and Ideas That Need Noding or Rescuing
- Consoles, Platforms, and Hardware
- Atari 7800 - in dire need of a comprehensive w/u
- GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable - Used with Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, some Sonic Adventure GC titles, and some others. This is the official name; please don't node it under any other.
- Indrema - It went and died since the last w/u was written.
- NEMO/ControlVision - Hasbro's abortive VHS-based console. Original platform for Night Trap and Sewer Shark, and the impetus for the founding of Digital Pictures.
- Wonderswan - It never made it to the US, and is now defunct. This node could use updating.
- 007 Nightfire
- Aggressive Inline
- Ai Cho Aniki - infamous homoerotic PC Engine sidescrolling shooter
- Armored Core and all the sequels. (Armored Core and Armored Core 3 are covered, but the AC1 node has a list of the sequels.) There's a community built around playing these games competitively in tournaments.
- Alone in the Dark 2
- Alone in the Dark 3
- Aquanaut's Holiday
- Atlantis III
- Ball Jacks - Namco budget Sega Mega Drive/Genesis game
- Black Belt - early Sega Master System (was originally a licensed game?)
- Black Panther
- Blinx: the Time Sweeper
- BMX XXX - Be sure to mention the controversy over the censorship of the PS2 version, as well as the second wave of adult video game controversy (in conjunction with GTA3 and GTA:VC.)
- Cachat - arcade puzzler
- Captain Commando - Capcom side-scrolling beat-'em-up, as well as Vs. series character
- Castlevania III, Castlevania Chronicles, and Vampire Killer
- Cloud Master / Chuka Taisen - Sega Master System 'Monkey' themed shooter
- Almost all of the Contra series:
- Crimson Skies and Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge - Not the tabletop game, the PC and Xbox titles
- Curses - "Curses is [...] a superb piece of free interactive fiction by Graham Nelson."
- Daikatana - an actual description of the game and/or an account of why it went wrong
- Daytona USA and Daytona USA Online, the Dreamcast port
- Dragon's Lair 2
- Dynamite Headdy - Treasure's flashy Mega Drive/Genesis platformer
- Gallop - arcade schmup by Irem
- Gynoug / Wings of Wor - Classic Mega Drive/Genesis shooter
- Almost the entire Harvest Moon series needs noding (There is a list in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town)
- Hotel Mario - One of the contractual obligation CD-i Nintendo titles.
- INXS: Make My Video and Kriss Kross: Make My Video
- Jet Set Radio Future
- Medal of Honor Underground (including a GBA port) and Medal of Honor Frontline
- Mega Man X7, Mega Man Battle Network 2, and Mega Man Battle Network 3
- The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2
- NFL Blitz (and NFL Blitz 2000, where the arcade version is notable for its use of the N64's memory cards to save custom plays)
- Ninja Assault - wonky arcade lightgun shooter
- Panzer General (the original)
- Pilotwings 64
- Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star III.
- Ranger-X / Ex Ranza - Mega Drive/Genesis's answer to Cybernator
- Red Baron - Sierra's version. It may be worth noting that it's the worst Mac game ever.
- Riot City - West One scrolling beat-'em-up
- Rise of the Robots - fighting game with ray-traced graphics and an infamous flop
- Rival Schools and its sequels
- Road Rash 2 and 3
- Robotic Alchemical Drive
- Sagaia - aka Darius 2, I think...
- Sewer Shark - One of the best-remembered "interactive movie" early CD titles.
- Skate or Die - Inspired Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, has a cult C64 and NES following. The less-worthy sequels are unnoded, as well.
- SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals and SOCOM 2: U.S. Navy Seals
- Soviet Strike and Urban Strike
- Strikers 1945 or any of its sequels, Dragon Blaze, or any of Psikyo's other superb shooters
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Sword of Mana - GBA remake of Seiken Densetsu/Final Fantasy Adventure
- The Sims - Entirely too much has been said about the PC versions, but there were console (PS2/GC/Xbox) versions released, with the addition of some new items and an objective-based game mode. Many of the expansions for the PC verson are unnoded as well.
- The Sims Online - Some info on the game, instead of how creepy it is, is sorely needed.
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x
- Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion, Turok Evolution.
- Unreal Tournament - Needs basic info and a description, not just a comparison to Quake 3
- Zone of the Enders
- Any unnoded games in Capcom's Vs. series, including Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, SNK Vs. Capcom Chaos, and others
- Any unnoded games in the King of Fighters series, particularly King of Fighters '97 (the series' pinnacle) and King of Fighters 2001 (barely survived the death of SNK)
- Douglas Adams, author/creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bureaucracy (Infocom), Starship Titanic (The Digital Village)
- Cliff Bleszinski (aka Cliffy B), had something to do with Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, and Epic MegaGames)
- Ed Boon and John Tobias, creators of Mortal Kombat
- Dan Bunten, had something to do with M.U.L.E., Seven Cities of Gold, and Modem Wars
- Adrian Carmack, graphic artist for Softdisk and id Software
- Stevie Case, former(?) PR head for the Cyberathlete Professional League, developer for Ion Storm Dallas on Daikatana, romantically attached to John Romero
- Eric Chahi, directed Another World/Out of This World and Heart of Darkness while at Delphine Software.
- David Crane, directed Pitfall, Ghostbusters, and A Boy And His Blob for Activision
- William A. Higinbotham, creator of Oscilloscope Tennis, one of the first video games ever
- Koji Igarashi, aka "IGA", creator of the Castlevania series
- Eugene Jarvis, creator of Robotron 2084, Smash TV, Crusin' USA and its sequels, and others - worked at Williams
- Jason Jones and Alex Seropian, founders of Bungie
- Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear and others - He's done more than just Metal Gear, including Policenauts, Boktai, and Zone of the Enders
- Howard Lincoln and Ken Lobb, influental former heads of Nintendo of America (Ken now works for Microsoft)
- Yasumi Matsuda, director of Ogre Battle, Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XI
- Shinji Mikami, eccentric creator of the Resident Evil series
- Tommy Tallarico, sound director, co-host of Judgement Day/Reviews on the Run, infamous industry loudmouth
- Hiroshi Yamauchi, president of Nintendo through its heyday, now retired
- 3DO - The company, not the eponymous system. They're now defunct; what better time to cover them?
- Agetec - publishers of Armored Core, Clock Tower, etc.
- Bullfrog - Peter Molyneux's (now defunct) development house, bought by EA
- Bungie - Developers of Marathon, Myth, and Halo
- Digital Pictures - Made games for (Inflicted games upon?) the Sega CD and 3DO, founded by Tom Zito.
- Dynamix - made graphic adventures, Tribes, and others for Sierra, now defunct
- Electronic Arts
- Electronic Gaming Monthly - This is apparently the first video game publication in the US? Someone research this.
- From Software - Developers of Armored Core, Lost Kingdoms, Otogi, and others
- Game Designers Studio - the go-betweens for Nintendo and Square Enix, developed Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Sword of Mana, others
- HAL Laboratories, creators of the Kirby games and the Super Smash Brothers series, has always worked closely with Nintendo
- Intelligent Systems, formed from defectors from R&D1 (the Metroid/Kid Icarus development team), creators of the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series, owned by Nintendo
- Ion Storm could stand to be updated, along with a distinction between Ion Storm Dallas and Ion Storm Austin - There's a lot of history to both, especially the defunct Dallas branch (John Romero's fall and Daikatana)
- Maxis - Will Wright's pet company, now owned by EA. Created SimCity and sequels, The Sims, others.
- Microsoft the game company; this is a large enough topic to fill a w/u and then some
- Psikyo - Cult favorite Japanese developers of top-notch vertical shooters (like Strikers 1945 or Dragon Blaze)
- Retro Studios, creators of Metroid Prime
- SNK - perpetually bankrupt creators of the NeoGeo. There's several companies now who are carrying SNK's torch.
- Toys for Bob, creators of Star Control and Star Control 2
- None are in dire need of noding at the moment.
This is not a be-all and end-all list. Many game nodes are missing the basic info every node needs (take a look at E2 FAQ: Video Games), some are just GTKY nodes ("I played this game, it rulz"), some are missing info on the different versions of the game, and a handful are just downright wrong. Not only that, but there are countless unnoded games out there.