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Apr 21

Gamepedia: Cataloging Can Be a Pain.

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So I decided to break down and actually do my best and catalog my game collection. Being a Mac user I had some great cataloging programs to choose from and at the end of the day, I decided to settle back down to Gamepedia since I actually purchased a license on the program, two computers ago.

I was tempted between Delicious Library 2 and Gamepedia. While the interface of the Delicious Library 2 was tempting, the ability of Gamepedia to search several databases like Mody Games, Wikipedia and most importantly Amazon, made this the simplest choice, for a guy with a lot of imported games.

The UPC scanner is a neat feature with this program. All you have to do is have your isight take a photo for the UPC code and the program will search the data base for your title. The data that pops up is usually correct, but then I will spend the time to add new photos reflecting if I own the box or not and fix any incorrect information as needed. This is pretty convenient for titles that have UPC codes but the ones without, you can just do a search on the game’s title.

All in all I’m trekking along with home-brews and imports being the only road bump towards my ultimate goal of gaming organization. Gamepedia is a great piece of cataloging software that should be a must buy for Mac users. This is something I should have follow through years ago.

Remember, it’s never too late to catalog your junk.

–Jangofatt

About the author

Jangofatt

Jango believes in the simple rule of gaming: games are meant to be played and enjoyed, not to be placed behind glass only to be to stared at. When he isn't playing old school games, Jango is also the host for the Pinekast in which you will hear his frustrations with his fellow site members. Believe you me, a bad day gaming and recording the Pinekast is always better than a good day at work.

2 comments

  1. driph

    So what made you go with Gamepedia as opposed to Backloggery, RF Generation, or one of the other online cataloging sites? Was it just that you happened to own a license anyway, or did it ultimately end up being your favorite of the bunch?

  2. Jangofatt

    I already paid for it back in ’08 and I’m not really fond of the idea of having my game list floating on the web. It’s not graphic heavy so it’s snappy and quick compared to the others.

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