SiriusHardware
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New dedicated category for Games?

Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:17 pm

Mods: Would it be possible for us to have a new category 'Gaming' with emphasis on porting games to the Pi and playing them? Although this category is ostensibly for that, there's such a huge amount of Media Centre traffic here as well (rightly so, given the Pi's capabilities in that area) that the games stuff tends to get washed away out of sight within a day. A dedicated games category would be appreciated.

I'm not expecting anyone to sit and sieve through all the messages so far and take all the games related ones out and put them in the new category: But it would be good if all new posts on the subject of games had a category of their own to go into.

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:20 pm

I would second that -- while I'm interested in both, there's not a whole lot of overlap.

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:57 pm

Thirded.I come to find out about games, and it's XBMC and codecs as far as the eye can see...
note: I may or may not know what I'm talking about...

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:25 pm

+1 for a new forum specific for gamming....

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:45 pm

I agree. It's always seemed a bit out of place really. Media Centres are more related to the Graphics/Sound forum than gaming.

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:57 am

Agree.
Pretty please with sugar on top.... and a cherry for good luck (or in this case a raspberry)

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:13 pm

yeah, +1 to a dedicated gaming subforum.

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:35 pm

I agree too. We need a Gaming category.


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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:37 pm

i agree aswell. Pi has great GPU and lots of games could possibly be ported to it..
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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:27 pm

+1 / agree
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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:54 pm

+1...doooo iiiiit

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:03 pm

I think good idea too. Its always been a bit strange that two completely unrelated subjects have been lumped together.

Maybe more likely to be noticed in the feedback and requests section?

SiriusHardware
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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:55 am

blugerchug wrote:I think good idea too. Its always been a bit strange that two completely unrelated subjects have been lumped together.

Maybe more likely to be noticed in the feedback and requests section?
I took up that suggestion: Just have to wait and see now (but a few more yes votes probably wouldn't hurt)

Thanks for all the positive responses so far.

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:09 pm

+1
finding gaming topics is really hard

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:37 pm

1up :D

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:54 pm

Agreed! This'd be an excellent idea

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:07 pm

There you go, have fun :)

[n.b it's unlikely that all the gaming threads will be moved as it becomes progressively more hassle-y. But if there are any specific that you would like moved let me know.]

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:30 pm

Thanks for the hard work moving the threads :)
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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:56 pm

Happy to help - I've just done a few more, should be all the major ones (in terms of replies/views/recent-ness). I'm bored now though :D so let me know if any glaring omissions...

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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:15 pm

Yay! Thanks :)
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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:52 am

I would like this

SiriusHardware
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Re: New dedicated category for Games?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:58 am

From the OP: Thanks for doing this for us.

For the record, when I contacted one of the mods to suggest this I said that I didn't expect them to pick out all the pre-existing games posts in 'Media Centres and Gaming' as that would just be too much work.

...But they did it anyway.

Cheers, guys.

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