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We have that unfortunately does not distinguish between the 2004 Star Wars: Battlefront by Pandemic Studios and the 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront by EA DICE. Similarly, does not distinguish between the 2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II by Pandemic Studios and the 2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II by EA DICE.

Some questions about 2004 Star Wars: Battlefront by Pandemic Studios

Some questions about 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront by EA DICE

Some questions about 2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II by Pandemic Studios

Some questions about 2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II by EA DICE

So what do we name the new tags?

It seems pretty clear to me that we need a new tag for each game, especially since it's not always easy to distinguish based on the question title or even the content. But what do we name it to? looks a little silly to me. Would be better? Are there other options?

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    IIRC, Previous consensus is to add the year of release for the less relevant games, so something like [star-wars-battlefront-2004], [star-wars-battlefront-2-2005] and [star-wars-battlefront], [star-wars-battlefront-2] for the recent titles. – Robotnik Nov 14 '17 at 22:47
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    @Robotnik - Not sure, I raised the issue in the past but seemed to draw criticism for suggesting that legacy tags should be renamed – user101016 Nov 15 '17 at 8:45
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    gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11584/… – user101016 Nov 15 '17 at 8:45
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    I really see the need to address this now, as I assume in the future we're going to get duplicated names not only with games but also with consoles. I personally think renaming legacy tags is the way to go because for the most part, people don't ask questions about older games, they ask them about newer ones. You don't need to worry about someone looking up star-wars-battlefront-2 and when they really meant star-wars-battlefront-2-2004 because that's going to happen once for every thousand lookups of the new game. – FoxMcCloud Nov 17 '17 at 21:00
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I already touched on this problem before:

Are we making new tags for duplicate game names hard(er) to use?

It is not my preference, but it would seem that we use the following tags to do things the way we have always done it:

- original Battlefront 2 questions
- new Battlefront 2 game questions


The other option is to revisit the original meta (potentially adding a procedure to reassign legacy game tags once a new game is released with the same name, such as we have seen recently with DOOM, Battlefront and so on).

Part of the original argument for not renaming legacy tags was because it was too much work. The point made regarding the extra moderation needed to correct tags on the newer questions using the legacy tags didn't seem to have enough weight (but does occur, as I just fixed one of your questions). I fixed a few others too for the containing questions, but I suspect a few more also need migrating.

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