With help from a growing posse on 4chan, Pastebin user Data_Baser is attempting to compile a list of every video game ever released. Not just console games or PC games, but every mobile and browser-based game as well. The current count? 43,806.
Good luck buddy
It will take luck. There are a large number of games that flew under the radar with little to no exposure. Today, it's like they never existed. You will need someone knowledgeable and probably old enough to remember some of the earlier ones.
Just covering the Atari 2600 is going to take some serious research.
Wow but how do you know when ur finished though?
You aren't ever finished. However, with the explosion of shovelware on the Wii and Kinect will make this a burdensome task.
How...pointless. No offense, but I see nothing to gain from this, from the guy's perspective and from anyone else's. Seems like he just has A LOT of time to kill.
I mean I doubt he's looking to gain anything from it anyway so saying there's nothing to gain from it may not be particularly relevant. We all have a lot of time to kill don't we?
Eh, I dunno, if I had an excessive amount of spare time, I would learn a skill or trade, or take up a fun hobby. This cataloging just seems kinda...'depressing'? I don't mean any offense to the guy, if he's enjoying it, great. I just seriously hope he is. Because it doesn't sound like my idea of a good time. xD
He is gaining publicity some of us will never have.
I've been compiling a database myself for a collection program I'm writing. It's rather tedious, and after compiling about 5000 entries based off gamefaqs data, I've been looking at other ways of getting the data. I'd love it if this guy makes this publicly available, since I never plan to monetize it, as it would save me a lot of time, for something I'll likely never be able to finish. But it's just part of something I"m interested in, so I don't find it a waste of time.
My head is spinning just thinking about this.
Depends on the definition of video game? For example does the mini game off the Harry Potter DVD count?
It would've been more impressive if it was in video form crammed into less than 5 minutes. Is E.T on the list? Lol Oh, does those handheld games count, like those Tiger Games?
Dude, I just wanted to say I love the Guardian Legend avatar pic. :)
Thanks! :-) Totally a great game. Needs a reboot.
This is going to be a burden.
Wouldn't be so bad if it was just console games but PC & mobile? this won't end well.
wow talk about extra time on their hands lol.
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