Wikidata:Property proposal/PCGamingWiki ID

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PCGamingWiki ID[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Creative work

DescriptionA Wikidata property related to video games (Q28147643) for PC video games tracked on PCGamingWiki.
RepresentsPCGamingWiki (Q17013880)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainvideo game (Q7889)
Example 1Half-Life 2 (Q193581)Half-Life_2
Example 2FTL: Faster Than Light (Q4308783)FTL:_Faster_Than_Light
Example 3Portal (Q274897)Portal
Example 4Bastion (Q810662)Bastion
Example 5Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Q725902)Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic
Example 6Fallout 2 (Q910938)Fallout_2
External linksUse in sister projects: [ar][de][en][es][fr][he][it][ja][ko][nl][pl][pt][ru][sv][vi][zh][commons][species][wd].
Number of IDs in source29000
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1
Robot and gadget jobsBots/scripting can likely automate much of this by matching all the articles on PCGamingWiki that have Steam AppIDs with Steam application ID (P1733) on Wikidata, or via the Wikipedia article linked on many PCGamingWiki articles
See alsoMultiplayer ID (P6267), GameSpot game ID (P5494), Steam application ID (P1733)


Currently there are 29,000 game articles in PCGamingWiki. 6470 articles (a portion of those articles are controllers and developers, so let's say 5000) have associated English Wikipedia articles, and more than 7000 articles have associated Steam AppIDs (only 3700 video games on Wikidata have the Steam AppID property (Steam application ID (P1733)), so there's a lot of data that's missing here). We'd be able to share data like Steam application ID (P1733), GOG application ID (P2725), Wine AppDB ID (P600), etc. between PCGW and Wikidata.

This is my first proposal for a Wikidata property, please correct me if I've done anything incorrectly :) Nicereddy (talk) 18:21, 29 December 2018 (UTC)


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  •  Support Seems very useful, why not have the scope cover more than just video games though? It seems a good ID for stuff like developers and game engines too. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 21:29, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
    • The main reason I excluded other domains is because the Games data is the most plentiful, accurate, and useful. Developers, publishers, and engines can be pretty useful though, I agree, and they're pretty accurate as far as I'm aware. --Nicereddy (talk) 23:52, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
  •  Support Cwf97 (talk) 21:23, 29 December 2018 (EST)
  •  Support David (talk) 06:24, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
  •  Support I was thinking about that one as well − thanks for the property proposal :) Jean-Fred (talk) 16:31, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
  •  Support Kirilloparma (talk) 16:58, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
  •  Oppose Is adding yet another ID necessary? They have a Steam App ID redirect script<api_id>. Their Steam IDs to WP articles was my source for seeding Steam application ID (P1733) (which failing to blossom). Dispenser (talk) 04:44, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
However, not every single PC game is released on Steam. There's a lot of exclusive releases on other DRM platforms like Origin or Uplay, as well as older games that only ever got retail releases. Lewis Hulbert (talk) 14:40, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Dispenser, Nicereddy, Pintoch, Cwf97, Lewis Hulbert: @Kirilloparma, Jean-Frédéric: ✓ Done: PCGamingWiki ID (P6337). − Pintoch (talk) 19:45, 6 January 2019 (UTC)