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Encyclopedia Gamia (previously known as Wikia Gaming) is the end result of the merger between Encyclopedia Gamia, Gameinfo, Cheatbase, and an older site by the name Wikia Gaming.

Original site rationale

Cheatbase

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Encyclopedia Gamia

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Encyclopedia Gamia was started in 2005 by Achernar while contributed to, at first, by members of the Penny Arcade forums.

It is a wiki that is intended to be a source of information for all types of games: Video games, Computer games, Trading Card games, Pen & paper games, Board games and more. Things relating to these topics are welcome too, such as information on consoles, video game voice actors, or even TV shows related to gaming and its subculture.

New community members are always welcome to add relevant information. If you need help learning how to create articles, edit articles, or find out specific code, please see the Help section on the left navigation bar.

Gameinfo

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Wikia Gaming

Wikia Gaming was created by Wikia, and was intended as a "Hub", or central nexus point where users could find crucial information about a given game, and then be led to another site on Wikia's network if the user desired additional information on that game or fandom.

What's the difference between Encyclopedia Gamia and Wikipedia?

  • Our site is focused on Gaming entirely; we strive to cover anything related to gaming and video gaming.
    • As an example - Looking up DOOM in Wikipedia will bring you information and facts about the game and the series. Looking up DOOM in Encyclopedia Gamia in the future will not just bring you facts and information about the game, but everything that's related to it: Such as the Doom: The Boardgame, Doom the Movie and even games that are related to it by heritage (like HeXen, which shares the same engine).
  • Our notability criteria are a lot less strict. We want to maintain a neutral point of view throughout our articles, but we also want interesting information that would never come up on Wikipedia, such as cheat codes.
    • As an example - Games like Uniracers and Iggy's Reckin' Balls would never be linked together in Wikipedia as there are no related connections between the two games. Such cross promotion between similar games, mechanics or designs are often neglected at Wikipedia, as they are not "facts".
  • We haven't forgotten Wikia Gaming, and we still very much strive to link to communities elsewhere on Wikipedia.

Why use Encyclopedia Gamia over Wikipedia?

A common criticism of Encyclopedia Gamia is that people might as well use Wikipedia. There are benefits to Encyclopedia Gamia and crucial differences between the two:

  • Encyclopedia Gamia is gaming-focused; when you type "Frog" into Wikipedia, you will not get the Chrono Trigger character right away. When you type Rupee you will not get the Legend of Zelda currency.
  • While Encyclopedia Gamia may not be very useful, at the moment, for looking up game information, it is a great place to go if you want to write about your favorite games.
  • You can also find components such as weapons and units in particular games and get a better perspective of the gameplay.

What Encyclopedia Gamia is not

Encyclopedia Gamia is not...

  • ...a general-content encyclopedia. (perhaps you're looking for Wikipedia?)
  • ...an image-hosting site. Images must conform to Fair use rationale to be used here.

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