View Poll Results: Which game databases do you use?

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  • Digital Press... duh!

    16 15.84%
  • IGN, they have it all!

    15 14.85%
  • ConsoleCity: 20,510 games

    1 0.99%
  • Moby Games: 32,235 games

    6 5.94%
  • VGRebirth: 33,232 games

    14 13.86%
  • Gamestats: 45,739 games

    1 0.99%
  • GameRankings: 20,821 games

    2 1.98%
  • Other: Please list below

    60 59.41%
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Thread: What games database do you use to catalog your collection?

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    Default What games database do you use to catalog your collection?

    Above are the "major" games databases on the net. I determined majorness by size and completeness. So, databases with just a list of games don't count.

    A comment as to why you use that particluar DB would be cool too.

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    I use ign for no other reason than that I already had a good start of games listed on it a couple years back so when I started tracking again I went there simple because it was already started.

    Do any of the other services allow you to just check titles off a list instead of searching one title at a time like ign does?

    On the other hand I use a checklist for my genesis games as I keep track of boxes and manuals for those

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    I use IGN and access.

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    A big fat Excel spreadsheet!

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    VGR! Same as the last time this question was asked.
    Quote Originally Posted by thetoxicone View Post
    Do any of the other services allow you to just check titles off a list instead of searching one title at a time like ign does?
    VGR lets you tick boxes for owned or wanted from any search results listing. /end viral-marketing

    Seriously, though, it's a hell of a lot more streamlined for adding stuff to your list than, say, IGN. Though it's a bit of a pain to remove stuff...

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    Other - I made a list on my freewebs site (there's a link in my sig). I also have a copy saved on the computer and update both lists whenever I get new games.

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    Other - I use EGM, Electronic Game Manager, and old unsupported software.
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    Excel and VGR.
    Last edited by anagrama; 03-01-2007 at 03:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    A big fat Excel spreadsheet!
    Same for me!, this man knows...

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    I use IGN, and have for years. I've stuck with them even when the "My Collection" section took a big shit last year. It's not perfect, but it'll do for now.
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    I use VGR and RFGeneration online and Cart Commander off.

    I'm suprised that RFGeneration is not on the list too.
    What have you done America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    A big fat Excel spreadsheet!
    I've though about doing this for a long time. This way I could look at what I own, how many I've had and if I sold extra copies how much I've made, ect. I don't do much trading/selling but if I do one day it'd be very important, but should at least be used for tracking purposes on purchases.


    I use DP for my overall database references. Due to the site changes I can no longer store my game list on here so I moved it all over to my public CS account at school and posted them all there organized. I still use DP to make sure the games are referenced correctly.
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    Yep, I use places such as here and AA for example to keep track of what's out there and use it to determine what I still need, but for the collection itself, it's mostly laid out in Excel. I'll be completing the format list in due course once I've moved everythingt to my new place; only the Commodore and Cube stuff is actually indexed at the moment.

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    I use the one at CGCC.ca. It has a small list of game (7359) in the database compared to the others listed but it is also pretty new. I have been submitting game info to help it grow.

    I was using ign for a little while but I have been having problems adding games to my list.

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    I use the 2 DP books to keep track of my stuff.
    I'm just trying to keep from losing my mind!

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    I'm old school. I just manually make out long ass lists front/back on MS Word documents and print them out, then keep them in a filing cabinet. The said games are in the same filing cabinets. I don't have anywhere near what I used to in my collection, getting down just to what "I really intend to play" but even when I had over 1,400 games... I just used MS WORD. I'm a complicated individual by nature so I've learned it's best to live a simplistically as possible.

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    RF Generation game database.

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    IGN.com

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    I'm a big fan of VG Rebirth and I use it religously. That and good ol' MK. 1 Eyeball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briskbc View Post
    I use the one at CGCC.ca. It has a small list of game (7359) in the database compared to the others listed but it is also pretty new. I have been submitting game info to help it grow.
    Thats the same one I use, I like how easy it is to get games added, normally takes a couple days but I don't mind the wait.

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