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User Info: Lightwarrior11

Lightwarrior11
2 weeks ago#1
I'm talking about the list that appears on this page (using my own profile as an example):

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/community/Lightwarrior11/games/owned?platform=0

It was initially confusing and always slightly inconvenient that company names are appended to some systems (e.g., Sega Master System, Nintendo Switch) and not to others (e.g., Genesis, Gamecube). More than that, it just looks unprofessional for there to be different naming conventions on the same list (e.g., NES, Super Nintendo; Playstation Vita, PSP). It would be a lot quicker/easier to find the right system if the naming conventions resulted in an alphabetical grouping by company.

I suggest the following changes to major platforms:

3DS -> Nintendo 3DS
CD-I -> Phillips CD-I
Dreamcast -> Sega Dreamcast
DS -> Nintendo DS
Famicom Disk System -> Nintendo FDS
Gameboy -> Nintendo Gameboy
Gameboy Color -> Nintendo Gameboy Color
Gameboy Advance -> Nintendo Gameboy Advance
Gamecube -> Nintendo Gamecube
Gamegear -> Sega Gamegear
Genesis -> Sega Genesis
iOS (IPhone/IPad) -> Apple iOS (IPhone/IPad)
Jaguar -> Atari Jaguar
Jaguar CD -> Atari Jaguar CD
Lynx -> Atari Lynx
Neo Geo Pocket -> NeoGeo Pocket
NES -> Nintendo NES
Playstation -> Sony Playstation
Playstation 2 -> Sony Playstation 2
Playstation 3 -> Sony Playstation 3
Playstation 4 - Sony Playstation 4
Playstation Vita -> Sony Playstation Vita
PSP -> Sony Playstation Portable
Saturn -> Sega Saturn
SG-1000 -> Sega SG-1000
Super Nintendo -> Nintendo SNES
Turbo CD -> NEC Turbo CD
TurboGrafx-16 -> NEC TurboGrafx-16
Virtual Boy -> Nintendo Virtual Boy
Wii -> Nintendo Wii
Wii U -> Nintendo Wii U
Windows Mobile -> Microsoft Windows Mobile
Wonderswan -> Bandai Wonderswan
Wonderswan Color -> Bandai Wonderswan Color
Xbox -> Microsoft Xbox
Xbox 360 -> Microsoft Xbox 360
Xbox One -> Microsoft Xbox One

With similar changes made to the minor platforms I did not mention or do not have in my own collection.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd0T6SjHejw
(edited 2 weeks ago)

User Info: TimeSquid

TimeSquid
2 weeks ago#2
*either way sign*
Some of the names fit well, but Microsoft Xbox? I don’t like that. There are some of these that are pretty unnecessary.
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(edited 2 weeks ago)

User Info: DragonAtma

DragonAtma
2 weeks ago#3
*anti-sign*

Prefixing them with company names is not needed, especially since for any decently successful system, the vast majority of people know what company made the system.
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User Info: MorbidEngel

MorbidEngel
2 weeks ago#4
*Anti-sign*

I don't see the need to add company names to the console names when you can just get that from the console's page.
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User Info: Lightwarrior11

Lightwarrior11
2 weeks ago#5
DragonAtma posted...
*anti-sign*

Prefixing them with company names is not needed, especially since for any decently successful system, the vast majority of people know what company made the system.


1) That will be increasingly untrue for each new generation of gamers.
2) Knowing what company made the system will make it faster and easier to find that system in a list organized by company.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd0T6SjHejw

User Info: HipsterSora

HipsterSora
1 week ago#6
I think the anti-signers are missing the point, it's less about the name recognizability and more about grouping. The Nintendo systems should be together, but instead you have 3DS up top, Gamecube a ways lower, then Nintendo Switch and 64 in the middle, then later at the end Wii and Wii U.

*conditional sign*

I think it doesn't need the company name as long as the grouping is established with a header. It could also go in release order by company.

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User Info: Lightwarrior11

Lightwarrior11
1 week ago#7
HipsterSora posted...
I think the anti-signers are missing the point, it's less about the name recognizability and more about grouping. The Nintendo systems should be together, but instead you have 3DS up top, Gamecube a ways lower, then Nintendo Switch and 64 in the middle, then later at the end Wii and Wii U.

*conditional sign*

I think it doesn't need the company name as long as the grouping is established with a header. It could also go in release order by company.


Thank you.

HipsterSora posted...
I think it doesn't need the company name as long as the grouping is established with a header. It could also go in release order by company.


Good point, good idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd0T6SjHejw
*sign*

It should be made more consistent, no matter which way they choose to implement it (with or without company names). For example there's no reason why it needs to be "Nintendo Switch" instead of just "Switch". The 3DS has been referred to as "Nintendo 3DS" in all official statements and documents by Nintendo (including the game title Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS) yet this site doesn't list it as "Nintendo 3DS", so it's not an issue of trying to keep formality.
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User Info: Lightwarrior11

Lightwarrior11
1 week ago#9
Something of note is that the Advanced Search page also has a drop-down list of platforms: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/search_advanced

Unlike the one in my profile, it is comprehensive, uses headers (though not the way we're talking about), and doesn't sometimes write Neo Geo as NeoGeo.

Its naming conventions are otherwise inconsistent in the same way as the profile list, (e.g., 3DS vs Nintendo Switch; PSP vs Playstation VITA; Famicom Disk System vs NES; etc.).

If one list is updated, it would probably be a good idea to make the same changes to the other list.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd0T6SjHejw
(edited 1 week ago)
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