List of Every Video Game Ever Made

List of Every Video Game Ever Made

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Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 05:42PM EDT by Don.

Added Apr 25, 2014 at 03:04PM EDT by Don.

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Overview

“List of Every Video Game Ever Made” is a comprehensive catalog of every title that has been released since 1971 as indexed by 4chan user Data_baser.

Background

On April 16th, 2014, Data_baser created a Pastebin[1] page titled “List of Every Video Game Ever,” containing over 44,000 video game titles listed with each developer, publisher, release year, compatible platforms, collector’s editions and downloadable content packages.



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Online Reaction

The same day, Data_baser posted the Pastebin to the /vr/ (retro games) board on 4chan, where he enlisted other 4chan users to assist in completing the catalog. On April 18th, Data_baser created a second Pastebin[8] page titled “Alternate List of Every Videogame Ever,” which gathered more than 91,000 entries in the next week. On April 19th, Redditor Faynton submitted the original Pastebin page to the /r/gaming[2] subreddit, where it gained over 12,000 upvotes and 1,400 comments in the first six days. That same day, Redditor Slash-E posted a screenshot of the list to the /r/pcmasterrace[7] subreddit. On April 21st, Xbox Achievements Forums[6] member lid posted a thread about the list.

News Media Coverage

In the coming days, several video game news sites published article about the Pastebin catalog, including Kill Screen,[3] Kotaku,[5] Destructoid,[9] Polygon[10] and Geek.[11]

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