Property talk:P6337

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PCGamingWiki ID
for PC video games tracked on PCGamingWiki
RepresentsPCGamingWiki (Q17013880)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainvideo game (Q7889), mod (Q865493), game controller (Q865422) and virtual reality headset (Q22980233)
ExampleHalf-Life 2 (Q193581)Half-Life_2
FTL: Faster Than Light (Q4308783)FTL:_Faster_Than_Light
Portal (Q274897)Portal
Bastion (Q810662)Bastion
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Q725902)Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic
Fallout 2 (Q910938)Fallout_2
Formatter URL$1
See alsoSteam Application ID (P1733), GameSpot ID (P5494), IGN ID (P5385), Giant Bomb ID (P5247), IGDB game ID (P5794)
Proposal discussionProposal discussion
Current uses5,030 out of 30,155 (16% complete)
Search for values
[create] Create a translatable help page (preferably in English) for this property to be included here
Single value: this property generally contains a single value. (Help)
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P6337#Single value, SPARQL, SPARQL (new)
Distinct values: this property likely contains a value that is different from all other items. (Help)
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P6337#Unique value, SPARQL (every item), SPARQL (by value), SPARQL (new)

Adding PCGW IDs to video games across Wikidata[edit]

I'm interested in adding PCGW IDs to Wikidata entries for video games across Wikidata. I'm currently still investigating how to best pull this off, but I'm starting by generating a list of all the PCGW articles using a Ruby script and then putting it up on Mix'n'match.

Nicereddy (talk) 22:13, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Expanding coverage[edit]

I wanted to suggest that the PCGamingWiki ID property be expanded beyond video games, to also support game engine (Q193564), video game publisher (Q1137109), video game developer (Q210167), and video game series (Q7058673).

There aren't as many engines and companies as there are games in the database, only 281 Engines (, 2255 Companies (, and 2048 Series ( Engines, at least, can easily be handled manually via Mix'n'match. Companies and Series can probably be handled to some extent in the same way. Companies (and some engines) also often have Wikipedia articles in PCGW, so they can be automatically matched that way. Series unfortunately don't have any link to Wikipedia articles, so they can't be automatically matched in that way.

For example:

I've already created a simple script that gets all the Engines on PCGamingWiki and their associated English Wikipedia article (if one exists):, this isn't that useful alone, and due to the lack of Wikipedia articles for game engines probably can't be automatically associated, but I intend to iterate upon it and also create similar scripts for Companies and Series'.

See also my previous messages about this on the Project chat and WikiProject Video Games talk page.

Pinging the people who responded on the original property request: @Lewis Hulbert:, @Cwf97:, @Jean-Frédéric:, @Kirilloparma:, @ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2:, @Pintoch:

Nicereddy (talk)

I think that’s a good idea. I’m never quite sure what’s best between creating additional properties for each type (eg Q56462477#P1687) or have one property for all types (eg Giant Bomb ID (P5247) − I used to argue for the former, but User:VIGNERON convinced me otherwise. The former certainly makes things like constraints easier, but it’s a bit of ID proliferation and definitely hard to justify if the formatter URLs would be the same − which would now exactly be the case here: we can have the namespace in the ID (Engine:Source or have it in the formatter URL (and just have Source).
As I’m really on the fence, I would suggest asking on the Wikidata:Project Chat − we usually get swift answers there :)
Jean-Fred (talk) 21:02, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
@Jean-Frédéric: I actually already did ask on the project chat, though I'm not sure if you want me to ask something more specific? Nicereddy (talk)

Useful queries for finding games that are missing the PCGamingWiki ID property, or other properties[edit]

The queries are all available here:

The idea is to find games that are represented in other datasets but that don't yet have a PCGW, as many of these _do_ have PCGW IDs but haven't been associated with their respective Wikidata item yet. These should be relatively easy to repurpose for other properties if any wants to use them.

Nicereddy (talk) 19:55, 17 February 2019 (UTC)