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VGG Admin Gazette - News update Apr '16

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Microbadge: Golden VGG UploaderMicrobadge: Wargamer since the 80sMicrobadge: PC Gaming fanMicrobadge: Order of the Stick fanMicrobadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level VI -  Is six any more shiny? ... Well, it's one shinier isn't it? ... Okay, why don't you just make five a bit more shiny and then that would be the most shiny? ... Because these go to six.
Time for another update from me! With more admins posting news updates, I have less to cover. So thank you for that!

Business/Construction theme
We've expanded the Business theme to Business/Construction to include the place city/town building games in.
There still might be a number of games with currently only theme "Other" which now should be labelled "Business/Construction". I trust my fellow VGGeeks to find and correct those!

Hall of Fame updated
page: Hall of Fame
I recalculated the list of Ultimate VGG Uploader microbadge owners. HUGES CHANGES
First off, a great applause for Forbidding. In the last months since my previous update, Forbidding added another 1000.9 points widening the gap to the #2 to a stunning 1460 points! 1000.9 points in a few months! That's enough to get you in the Hall of Fame, when you start at zero!
Frumpish also did great, increasing a place in the ranking and becoming the new #2, by adding 247.75 to his score.
Andrewhodkinson managed to rise 3 places, becoming the new #4, by adding 206.75.
LostDice added another 26.25 but had to give up a place, due to andrewhodkinson's run. Now at #6
Sirjeyhmis added 86.45 points, enough to rise 2 spots, to #7
These were all the HOFamers which increased in score more than 25 points.

kidsplinter and jgoyes now have new company: Bryce is now also a Herculean microbadge holder. Which one of these three will enter the Hall of Fame first? Or will we be surprised by a newcomer, suddenly amassing 1000 points, like Forbidding just did?...
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VGG Admin Gazette - News update May '15

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Microbadge: Golden VGG UploaderMicrobadge: Wargamer since the 80sMicrobadge: PC Gaming fanMicrobadge: Order of the Stick fanMicrobadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level VI -  Is six any more shiny? ... Well, it's one shinier isn't it? ... Okay, why don't you just make five a bit more shiny and then that would be the most shiny? ... Because these go to six.
So, back with a new News overview, as seen through my VGG admin glasses...

VGG Community Geeklist
geeklist: VGG: Building a better community!
VGG now has a community geeklist to introduce yourself and get to know other VGG users.

VGG new forum: Multiplayer
forum: Multiplayer
Since VGG has a community which does a lot of gaming together online, we've introduced the Multiplayer forum to make it easier to find people and set up games.

VGG twitter account
thread: VGG@Twitter
Thanks to Barad_the_dwarf VGG now has an active (revived) twitter account! Become a follower and claim that microbadge!

Image policy changed
thread: VGG image policy changed. Upped to 24 screenshots limit
We've made a numer of changes to VGG Image Policy. More to come, but for now most notably we've upped the screenshot limit from 12 to 24 and we're accepting press kit images.

Canceled and Unlicensed games
Due to recent experiences we've changed the policy of not taking pics for unreleased games to "Please only submit images if you own a copy or have legal access to this item." - yes, that does happen, apparently. We also felt we should allow pics of unlicensed games. We don't make judgment calls. We merely acknowledge their existence.

DRM gone from "Create Videogame" form
As this field was barely used and did not add any value to the user experience (in sort of info which people want to look up) we decided to hide that field and no longer use it.

Hall of Fame updated
page: Hall of Fame
I recalculated the list of Ultimate VGG Uploader microbadge owners. The only change in ranks was LostDice (now 5th) overtaking celiborn. Most active was Forbidding, rising another 233.6 points since January.

New Geekmod
thread: GeekMod v2
Not so new (Feb) but new since last Gazette, so still mentioning this one. It's been tweaked since on several issues and bugs and I believe most already got used to it.

That's all newsflashes I could think of. Till next! cool
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VGG Admin Gazette - News update January '15

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Microbadge: Golden VGG UploaderMicrobadge: Wargamer since the 80sMicrobadge: PC Gaming fanMicrobadge: Order of the Stick fanMicrobadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level VI -  Is six any more shiny? ... Well, it's one shinier isn't it? ... Okay, why don't you just make five a bit more shiny and then that would be the most shiny? ... Because these go to six.
Hi there! My first blog on the entire *GG-domain. It seemed like a good idea to use the VideoGameGeek News for my 'Gazettes'. So, without further delay, what's New on VGG from the admin point of view? :

Barad_the_dwarf became admin
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Jan joined our admin team, to focus on community events. He already had solid ideas before he became admin, now he's starting those up!

Hall of Fame updated
Hall of Fame
The list of Ultimate VGG Uploader microbadge owners is still 12 long. Most remarkable item: Forbidding took over first place! And drove Ncik to second. On average these Ultimate uploaders amassed 39 points since last calculation, with frumpish leading with +214,5 points since last time.

Fire OS added as new platform
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Since Amazon has announced the release of a few titles which will only run on Fire OS, this new platform has been added. The platform is meant for games on the Fire Phone and Kindle Fire range of tablets.

Amazon ratings added
The rating which Amazon uses in its app store are added to our list of rating:
Amazon - All Ages
Amazon - Guidance Suggested
Amazon - Mature
Amazon - Adult

MOBA added as genre
Genres
Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), also known as action real-time strategy (ARTS) has been added to our Genres.

Review - play rules changed
Monthly VGG Review Contest Subscription Thread
VGG featured reviews post
Lastly, about written reviews of video games submitted to VGG: VGG has the monthly Review Contest. The rules of that contest have been changed per 1/1/2015: the theme is no longer mandatory, but optional for extra geekgold. Meaning everyone can now participate with any review(s) written in the current month.
Secondly, we now have a fixed post in the announcement section, specifically for featured reviews. The winner of last month's contest winner is listed. And if a review is about a game which was released in the last 12 months, that review will also be listed for a month.

That's it! For now cool
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