Giant Bomb DLC!

Guys, Giant Bomb added DLC to their API finally. I think they actually did it a few months ago, but I didn’t see it until now. I will work hard to get that data into the database.

Wow, that’s great news! Also because I never noticed that giantbomb had a DLC section to begin with.

Are you planning on doing something similar to releases with this?

That’s the plan! It might take me a little bit, but I’m going to get it in there.

I’m finishing up some Steam import changes today, then I’ll move on to DLC next.

Well that’s a big change. So are DLC’s nested under the release? Or are they treated separately?

Also, that’s very timely given the last Grovecast.

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DLC is just attached to the main game. It does have platform data attached to it, but it’s not tied to a release. I don’t know how it will work yet to be honest. Just thinking about how it needs to tie together is kind of making my head spin. Game databases are super hard!

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I was thinking that perhaps the two can be linked via the meta data. Example there is data flagging games as part of franchises currently. Maybe DLC can have a field akin to franchise that pertains to the base game instead. Thus when viewing DLC on its main entry page you can see the base game listed in the column on the right. And vice versa, the base game can list DLC under a DLC field in the same area. Does that make any sense?

Yeah, that makes sense. That’s kind of how I envisioned it working myself. However, when you said the word “release” I kind of thought you meant tagging DLC to the different releases we have in the Grouvee database currently. So I thought people might want to tag DLC to the UK, PC version of whatever game maybe. While it’s a valid idea, I don’t think that’s possible currently.

Ah, yeah I shouldn’t have used the word release, that was misleading.

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Not sure i would even wish to log dlc for all ze gamez. thats a lot of work! :stuck_out_tongue:
it also would mean to be honest… my played shelf would get choped in half with a big backlog of all that dlc i havent played.

its still cool that has a page. it will definitely be nice for some games (skyrim, witcher, dragon age) that have lots of content one might revisit later.