Questions tagged [game-identification]

Previously known as [identify-this-game] (ITG), if you have a question concerning the guidelines and rules of Game Identification on Arqade, or wish to discuss or suggest changes to this policy, use this tag.

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Game identification question based on description from memory

I was hoping to ask a game-identification question, basing my description of the text-based RPG on memory. But the tag description states: Only ask if you have a screenshot, video, or audio clip from ...
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Is this question (identify an arkanoid-like game) appropriate?

I have a question which I'm not sure is a good fit for this site (searching around, I'm not finding a lot of similar questions here); before asking it, I wanted to run it by meta. EDIT: embarrassingly,...
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How should a Game Identification question that no longer has a valid artifact be handled?

There is a recent close-vote review for a game-identification question that had a YouTube video in the post as the artifact for the game(s) needed to be identified. However, the post is nearing 4 ...
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Game ID questions in SE [duplicate]

So as we all know, Arcade doesn't allow Game ID without some kind of resource (image, video clip, etc) to help the answerer correctly identify the game in question. However, I saw this question on SF&...
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Adjusting the Game Identification off-topic reason to call for credible references

Since this happened, and the voting for questions of that kind is erratic, can we please just adjust the description of the off-topic rule for game-identification? Currently this is Game-...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a game identification question which was closed as off-topic because it was lacking a screenshot or video from the game I'm trying to identify. Is there anywhere else I can ask my question if ...
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How can one find the name of an old arcade game without an image or sound bite? [duplicate]

Without an image or sound bite how would one find out the name of an old coin-op arcade game made before the early 90's? There does not seem to be a tag for coin op games and you can only use the game-...
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User asks an identification question with a game artifact, has it closed, gets answer after closing, and wants to fix the question

We're running across an increasingly common occurrence in which a user asks an identification question with an artifact that people are concerned isn't from a game, the question is closed in very ...
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May I ask game identifcation questions on meta? [duplicate]

I know that I can't ask on the main site, as per the tag definition of game-identification. If I can remember some description of a game, may I ask it here? If not, does anyone know a non S.E site ...
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This Castlevania question shouldn't have been closed as game identification

I answered a question recently: Alucard Visual Effect - Original Appearance?. It's a game ID question, so we had to go through the usual rigamarole of certain users not counting high-budget studio ...
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Where do we stand on artifacts the asker believes are from a game?

We've got a class of questions related to game identification that we seem to be rather inconsistent on. We've gotten several questions where the asker wants us to identify something, and believes ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Update: Thanks to all for your suggestions and feedback! We have decided to go with Dragonrage's suggestion, which addressed all the key points, and combined the best parts of the other suggestions. ...
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Can we please Be Nice when commenting on ITG questions?

I understand that it's annoying to see game-identification questions that don't have artifacts. I understand that it is annoying that the people who post those questions don't seem to have bothered to ...
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Would adding an additional prompt for 'game identification' questions encourage users to provide more information?

I've been on a number of SE sites for a while now but this is my first post on a Meta. If this has already been suggested before, I'm happy to recind the question. Game identification questions are ...
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Should we redirect Game Identifications to other SE (or even non-SE) sites? [duplicate]

From time to time we do get a few Game Identification questions, that are off-topic since they lack images. However, is it acceptable if we redirect users towards other domains where they can get ...
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Are we shutting down art character identification questions?

This is an inconsistency that I'm seeing pop up fairly often. We get a lot of questions dealing with "Who is this character?" with a piece of artwork supplied, with the question having a fairly ...
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Titles of game identification questions

My suggested edit to a game-identification question got rejected. The edit changed the title from What Game is shown in this newspaper snippet? to What game (isometric perspective, showing ...
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defining “concrete reference” in function of ITG questions [closed]

So we have already restricted questions tagged with identify-this-game to "only allowed with concrete reference to the game", which in the tag wiki is defined as "a screenshot, video, etc". My ...
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What comes first, rules or helpfulness?

Reading this question, 99% of the gamers probably can figure out what the game is 2 sentences in. I'm perfectly aware that we don't allow game identification because it would be too opinion based to ...
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Should we give a website recommendation for off-topic identification and recommendation questions? [duplicate]

We have some topics on Arqade that we do consider as off-topic. I will here talk about the four ones you can flag a question for: Questions about unreleased or illegal content. Questions about Game ...
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Add game tag to answered game identification question? [duplicate]

Once a game identification question is answered, and the asker acknowledges the answer, would it make sense to add the tag for the game to the question? I think this would primarily serve to alert ...
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Is suggesting games in comments for off-topic questions discouraged?

A question recently was asked, Racing Game in Arcade where you can save your game. Based on the information the asker was able to provide, this was flagged as off-topic, as there was only criteria he ...
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Why does Game Identification require pictures, audio or screenshots?

If you cannot remember what a game is called, how can you have footage or screenshots? Unless it's in a YouTube video (or any other video sharing site). A game is identifiable through a list of ...
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Why do (good) Game-Id questions get so much rep?

When I say "good" I mean the ones that follow the rules - that provide some example of the game. I often see these questions pop up, and in just the same way that users pounce on game-id questions ...
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Does the ban on game identification cover custom game levels?

I am looking for a particular level wad file from Doom II. Is this allowed, or is it banned via the "Requests for game identification based on personal recollection alone" exclusion? I read this, but ...
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Answered in the question [duplicate]

Originally, this question was closed because it didn't have the required details for a game-identification question. However, with a little perseverance, they did find the solution. Should it be re-...
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What are the requirements for asking a game identification question?

I want to ask about a game I don't know the name of. How should I do that?
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Why was the Game Identification ban decision enforced when the result was not clear-cut?

Why does the rule prohibiting Game Identification exist? I was told that the decision was taken here: What should be done with questions asking for game identification? - Is it possible to cancel or ...
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Consistency with the ID Request Ruling

I was reading here that ID Requests are Off Topic on Arqade, and in the tour it says as much, however i asked this question long after that ruling and there are still questions which are ID Requests ...
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Where to have game identified? [duplicate]

Where should I go to get a game identified if I don't have audiovisual of it? This site doesn't allow game ids without it and I don't have it.
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Is it appropriate to ask for reopen votes on correctly identified ITGs?

Context: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/160025/cant-remember-an-old-cyberpunk-winforms-game-update-found Is it appropriate to ask for reopen votes? If it is, then please consider the ...
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Why is this question on hold?

There is this question that is currently on hold. From the comments, it seems that it is on hold as "unclear what you're asking" but it is currently on hold as off-topic for game identification. ...
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How best to ask about a game identification

I'm posting this here before writing up a question because, after reading the about page, I came across this rule: X - Requests for game identification or recommendations Now this rule lead me to ...
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What is an audiovisual artifact?

There's been a debate going on over whether or not this question should be closed: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/123362/can-someone-identify-this-game-music-please The controversy is ...
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Revisiting the Identify-this-game ban

I think the time is ripe to revisit our identify this game rules, following this week's discussion on chat and meta. The status quo The current policy is that any question asking to identify a game ...
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What ITG posts were deleted?

I as a plebian can't search for deleted posts, but I assume someone else with superpowers can. Can I get a list of these (links) so at the very least 10k users can reflect upon that quagmire?
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“Here is a thing. Look at the thing. Do you see the thing? I would like to know what this Thing is Called.” A plea for sanity

identify-this-game was a Bad Tag. It was applied to Bad Questions. It is gone forever, and I could not be happier. But it appears, that we have been throwing some babies out with our admittedly ...
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Identify this game - removed?

ETA: Yes, I have read the arguments. I found them lacking. While they have their merit, none of them really explain why ITG questions harm SE and why they must be removed. The only single fact that ...
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Should vague ITG questions have an edit window? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Game Identification/ITG questions based only on the asker's memory are now prohibited on the site. See the following post: What are the requirements for asking a game ...
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Call for concepts: Determining new “Identify This Game” criteria [closed]

This phase ended with one suggestion (+22/-4) submitted. The next step is/was a poll here that ran from 3/9 to 3/16. The purpose of this question is to determine what requirements would need to be ...
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What issues must be resolved before we vote on keeping “Identify This Game” questions? [closed]

Update: On Monday, the moderator team will post a question calling for concepts around the topic of better ITG criteria. Further details on how we will evaluate these criteria will be part of the ...
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Let's Talk About UFO's, and I don't mean the Ask Question Mothership: [closed]

175 Reasons LessPop_MoreFizz Doesn't Like identify-this-game This is a list of every currently open unanswered ITG Question that has not seen activity in more than a week. All but the first 25 or so ...
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Standardized guidelines for improving identify-this-game questions? [closed]

I don't want to rehash old arguments about the validity of these types of questions, since they're generally accepted as being on-topic for the site. However, it seems like a good percentage of ...
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Why was my “identify this game” question removed? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Identify this game questions are now prohibited on the site. I had forgotten the name of the game, again, and decided to look at my old question about it. To my surprise, I ...
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Identify this game questions based solely on music [closed]

Is it valid to ask for identification of a game just from a piece of music? A certain level of detailed information is clearly required for a good identify question. However, virtually all of us at ...
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Tagging [identify-this-game] with the identified games tag? [duplicate]

I was thinking should we add the game title tag to successfully answered identify-this-game tagged questions? For example, I would add outland to https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/30588/...
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Do we still like 'Identify This Game' questions? [closed]

As time has worn on since last-year-ish, and various identify-this-game (ITG) questions worn on GSE denizens, has the community position on them changed? Half the time they seem ridiculously vague, ...
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Closing reasons for identify-this-game questions [closed]

I'm puzzled about why this question has been closed. IMEO, identify-this-game questions should be closed if they have so few details they can "match" multiple games; while I agree that the linked ...
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How to interpret voting on identify-this-game questions? [closed]

Voting is meant to separate good from bad answers. However, identify-this-game questions can only have one correct answer or none. There is no (potential) continuous answer quality level. So, should ...
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Identify this game: duplicates [closed]

What to do with identify-this-game duplicates? The answer to this question is the same as this one, but the descriptions that users gave were a bit different. Do we have to close it as duplicate or ...