imdb owner should make a new site for games.

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i cant seem to find most people that plays voices in games so i think imdb should make a gaming site just like imdb  one but games instead of films and call it tgdb (the gaming database)
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my ideas already there i also think it would be profitable in some ways for imdb owner.
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Technically IMDB already lists voice acting credits for games.

If you are finding games that are not listed; than someone needs to make pages for those games and update them with the information from the games credits.

What you need to realize is that IMDB data for movies, tv shows and games is all input by users like you, me and the thousands of other people who visit here.

IMDB staff does not create the content for this site; they create the software that hosts the site and than monitor updates that are submitted by users.

If they were to create a seperate site for games: you would have the same issues you have now; waiting on users to input missing data. In this case, you already have a site that hosts this information. Games are in fact listed on IMDB as voice acting credits; but if you find things missing it's because no one has gotten around to putting them in a database.

IMDB is similar to other sites of this nature such as Wikipedia. It's an information database that is only as accurate as the users who input the data to share with others. The biggest difference with IMDB is the lengthy process of moderator checks that information goes through before it is updated; most wiki or database sites with user content will update instantly with only a check done if there are complaints. This lengthy verification process often causes people to think that IMDB is responsible for keeping the database up to date or adding missing games/movies/tv/etc

So, there's a few choices here:
1. Make a list of missing games and post it to sites like this and maybe you'll find someone willing to go through and update the games (I do it occasionally if I happen to own a game that isn't on IMDB)

2. Go through and list the games on IMDB yourself; IMDB can grow on you. Being part of the community and helping to update data can be something of a hobby.

3. Email the publishers of the games that are not listed on IMDB. If they care, they might send a PR person over to the site and add games and its voice acting credits.

You will find most big games are already in the database; such as Halo:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309654/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3

What slips through the cracks are more obscure games where no players have come here to update the credits yet.

Also realize: Actors have to pay to update their pictures and resumes on IMDB, many of them would not bother paying to update for another site just for game-work when that info is already here

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What would be a nice addition however is if IMDB allowed you to sort and search the site for games only. This is already an option for TV shows which can be sorted and searched seperately from movies through the user interface; but, an actual separate web site is simply not needed as the functionality is already here. And the acting talent pool is often a cross section of working actors and voice actors in TV and movies as well (at least with larger games; the smaller games are sometimes voiced by the game developers)




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Actually, IMDb does let you search for Video Games only. This can be done via the Advanced Title Search. You can get to this feature by selecting Advanced Search in the dropdown menu at the right side of the Search bar (probably currently shows All).

The Advanced Search allows you to restrict the search to any combination of  these Title Types:
Feature Film
TV Movie
TV Series
TV Episode
TV Special
Mini-Series
Documentary
Video Game
Short Film
Video
Unknown Work

P.S. : A search using only 'Video Game' as the restriction indicates there are  14,113 Game titles currently on site.

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Learn something new every day.

I was thinking of the settings in profiles which let you permanently filter out things like TV listings from your searches (site preference, general, Hide television listings toggle)

I didn't even remember to check the adv search function for it
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The only data the site 'filters out' with your preferences is in the display, where they allow you to select how many episodes you wish to show by default. You can always expand the listing to show all episodes. It certainly would not exclude the data from the search.

As for 'Hide television listings', if I am correct I cannot check this out. However, I believe that the various title pages will show the next few scheduled showings on TV (basically the data shown on pages like this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348894/tvschedule). Since TV listings are currently only available for the USA and I am in Canada, I cannot see if that data shows on the appropriate title pages for US users, but I am fairly sure that this data is what is affected by the Preferences.


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