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Virtua Racing

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Arcade variants

There's another arcade version Virtua Formula (vformula in MAME) but I can't immediatelyt ell the differences... And Wikipedia also claims there was a DX version with a 16:9 aspect ratio? - Andlabs 18:23, 28 November 2011 (CST)

I think Virtua Formula is the big-scale attraction Sega installed in a few SegaWorlds. this one. Same thing, but physically bigger and with more players. -Black Squirrel 09:31, 29 November 2011 (CST)

Split

I was going to suggest maybe splitting the 32X and Saturn versions out of this article and into their own separate pages. Seems more worthwhile than what we did with Space Harrier/After Burner/whatever. Keep the Mega Drive version here since we're not adding crazy things like cars or tracks -Black Squirrel 14:32, 19 May 2012 (CDT)

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The help is appreciated, Over9000, but the "references" are a tad excessive. We don't need to explain what a video game director is - truth be told there's no solid definition anyway, and Encyclopedia Gamia probably isn't a good source. Also we have separate pages for the 32X and Saturn versions so no need to talk about those here.


I've been thinking about this and I don't think we're ever going to need "Critical Reception" or "Reception" sub-headings. Wikipedia has them because it's not specifically game related and doesn't like to dwell on "non-free" content.

As they can't host the magazine themselves, they'll quote EGM so that people can get a jist of what the publication said back in the day. Retro CDN, however, can host it, and we'd have a reference right next to the score (see: ratings template) - we don't have to write down what EGM said - people can click the link and find out exactly what they said for themselves. Probably in a much better context too.

Because I suppose critical reception isn't so much "information about the game" as it is "information about what some bloke in 1993 thought about the game", which although may be valid, is better served through a complete magazine scan which we can in theory provide.

Although there might be a case for keeping the section until the scans arrive. Which is why I haven't removed it. But in theory it will go eventually so future planning - don't spend too much time on these sections.

I'm also a tiny bit sceptical about "awards". My copy of Red Dead Redemption claims to have over 160 "game of the year" awards from different publications - some of those surely have to be meaningless. It's another type of bite-sized review and again, might be served better as just a link to a hosted magazine or whatever.


Also for consistency reasons I'm trying to keep the likes of promotional material, artwork, scans, etc. towards the bottom of the page, not half-way through. idk it just looks cleaner to me.

-Black Squirrel (talk) 14:08, 3 July 2015 (CDT)

I've just finished up on my last expansion just now, and wasn't planning to do any more expansions after that. If some of the material I've added is problematic, then I wouldn't mind trimming some stuff down. Over9000 (talk) 20:24, 3 July 2015 (CDT)