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Is there a videogame database that can sort by release date?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:45 pm
by Jerkface Killah
I am working on an ongoing project in which I need to identify a game every week that came out this week, some year in the past. To clarify, I could say, "this week in 1989, Game X came out." I am having trouble finding a website that will display games by release date. MobyGames.com lets you sort by year but not by month. Any suggestions? I don't want to have to make my own list as it would be games for all consoles. Help! Thanks.

Re: Is there a videogame database that can sort by release date?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:08 pm
by Ack
I'm not aware of any. The RFGeneration database and Mobygames database can be searched by release year, but that's the best I know of.

Re: Is there a videogame database that can sort by release date?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:41 pm
by corn619
Gamefaqs has the release date of a game when you select it from a list. Thats about it man.

Re: Is there a videogame database that can sort by release date?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:44 pm
by flojocabron
im not too sure but I think that wikipedia has something that can help, at least I think it does.

pick a video game, towards the bottom of the screen there's an index and whats there may help you

Re: Is there a videogame database that can sort by release date?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:54 pm
by Hobie-wan
Actually, even Wikipedia can help. For instance go to the List of NES games. If you look at the column headers you can click on the >< button to sort by that column. Then you can change it to up/down as you prefer. Granted they're only by year, but still that should help.

Re: Is there a videogame database that can sort by release date?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:24 pm
by ja_le_co
The sortable columns on Wikipedia's "List of x games" are a great way to get started, but oddly some of the dates on those tables are different than the dates in the game's individual entries. Chrontendo made this list for NES games that's pretty helpful.

Re: Is there a videogame database that can sort by release date?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:02 pm
by Jerkface Killah
Thanks for the suggestions everyone! This Wikipedia page would be the best, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_v ... es#By_date but it only has PlayStation 1 and 2. But Wikipedia seems to be a good place to find links to lists. I'll let you guys know if I make a giant master list.