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Product Credits

posted by nextday Jul 16, 2020 10:48 AM (13 comments)
A common request we've received over the last decade is to add support for games without soundtracks. Wouldn't it be great to see all the games a composer has worked on, and not just the ones with album releases?
Today we've added a new system to link artists to products. You'll now be able to find a "Product" tab on artist pages listing everything they've worked on. Along with these changes, you'll now see products featured here on the main page. Going forward, we hope that VGMdb will be a one-stop source for finding out which games (and other products) an artist has worked on. We hope to expand on these features even further in the coming weeks.

For the full list of today's updates and examples of the new features, see here. As always, please use this thread if you have any feedback about this update!

The VGMdb Team

New Scope for VGMdb

posted by Secret Squirrel May 17, 2020 03:41 PM (0 comments)
VGMdb's scope has been an often-debated topic since its inception. While we began as a database for video game music, that quickly expanded in 2009 when we reformulated as "The Music of Visual Arts and Games." We rebranded because our love of game music crossed over into adjacent genres, particularly anime and manga. The last decade has seen continual friction over what "visual arts" really mean, and what albums are eligible here. This was additionally hampered by a set of rules that were difficult to find, enforce, or even explain. In addition, our interests and coverage have expanded organically over the years, but this hasn't officially been addressed Given these circumstances, we were long overdue for a formalization of our scope. The new scope is described here:

https://vgmdb.net/forums/showthread.php?t=22321

Mainly, the new scope defines the visual arts we are cataloging here, and includes some additional visual arts (like tokusatsu) that we have unofficially allowed here for a long time. In addition, the scope broadens the eligibility of albums that fill out discographies of composers and arrangers. To support the new scope, we implemented the changes outlined in this post:

https://vgmdb.net/forums/showpost.ph...4&postcount=56

2019 New Year Update

posted by Gigablah Jan 2, 2019 06:41 AM (3 comments)
Join our Discord server to chat about VGM and seek assistance from our experts on album submissions, artist credits, and all sorts of obscure trivia. For those who prefer our regular IRC channel, we've set up a bot to bridge the two rooms so everyone can still talk to each other. Or not, it's your call.

We've also split out our database to a separate server with its own dedicated resources. Expect much improved stability from now on.

Happy new year, and huge thanks to all our community members and contributors!

Server migration heads-up

posted by Gigablah Oct 25, 2018 05:02 PM (3 comments)
Our hosting provider ServInt was acquired by Leaseweb earlier this year, and they're currently migrating customers to new infrastructure. Our server is undergoing this process, so there may be some downtime within the next few days. (Don't worry, the database and assets are replicated.)

We're back

posted by Gigablah Apr 26, 2018 05:52 PM (27 comments)
One of the database tables (forum related) crashed and needed to be repaired. Apologies for the downtime.

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VGMdb freedb emulator

You can access our database using the freedb protocol through the following addresses:
  • English
    http://vgmdb.net:80/cddb/en
  • Japanese (SJIS)
    http://vgmdb.net:80/cddb/ja
  • Japanese (UTF8)
    http://vgmdb.net:80/cddb/ja.utf8
  • Romaji
    http://vgmdb.net:80/cddb/ja-Latn
For compatibility you can also use '~cddb'. For more information, please consult the freedb thread.