List of Video Game Websites?

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List of Video Game Websites?

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 7th, 2019, 7:28 pm

I was putting together a special page commemorating the 20th anniversary of the site when I stumbled onto this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_v ... e_websites

Would you believe this site isn't even listed? Pretty sad! Sometimes I think the industry has it out for this site and has systematically scrubbed all references to it!

I know that there used to be a lot more references to my site on Wikipedia (including its own page) but they are long gone.

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Re: List of Video Game Websites?

Postby pacman000 » June 7th, 2019, 10:57 pm

Over the years Wikipedia's notability guidelines have changed. Three mentions used to be enough for something to be considered notable; now you need several people to write about you, & Wikipedia must consider them significant enough to cite.

Problem is, Wikipedia itself competes against other information sources. Why write about gaming websites? Wikipedia already has a list of 'em; there's no profit in competing against them.

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Re: List of Video Game Websites?

Postby LoganRuckman » June 8th, 2019, 7:49 am

I was really miffed about Wikipedia removing this site's page. I hate their deletionist attitude and arbitrary notability guidelines. I support it going towards a more inclusionist direction. Purposely deleting knowledge on a website dedicated to knowledge seems backwards to me.

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Re: List of Video Game Websites?

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 8th, 2019, 10:07 am

I remember back when this site had many references on Wikipedia. At the I was corresponding with one of their editors. That editor noticed someone else was systematically removing the VGC references, and asking me if I knew of somebody had animosity towards the site. I told them I didn't know of anyone. But it's quite possible a single person with a grudge against the site removed all references to The Video Game Critic.

I used to think that putting out quality reviews would be enough to "bubble up" on the internet, but now I think it's more like who you're know and how much you're willing to pay.

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Re: List of Video Game Websites?

Postby pacman000 » June 8th, 2019, 11:20 am

Here it is: https://web.archive.org/web/20120630232 ... ame_Critic

Chances are most of the sources which made you "notable" went off-line overtime.

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Re: List of Video Game Websites?

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 8th, 2019, 1:59 pm

A plausible explanation, yes. But my far-fetched conspiracy theories are a lot more fun!

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Re: List of Video Game Websites?

Postby charlie » June 8th, 2019, 9:21 pm

I found your site in 2014 or so, probably from googling the name of some games I was wondering about. I have been reading ever since. I don't post a ton...

As a test, I just googled 'kid icarus review', and your site came up on the 7th page. I know there are ways to code a site to make it more search friendly. Maybe that would help?

Anyways, just some thoughts, keep up the great content!

PS as recent as this April I bought a game because of your review, and it was great!


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