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I know that I can make suggestions to the details of a Platform on the Games DB, but I was wondering would people be more accepting to see similar notes on all platforms?  It seems that it would be nice to have consistency, especially if the info is displayed in Bigbox.  I know I have seen a few that are very thorough on the system, and others that are lucky to have a sentence.  I am going through mine and replacing with text like this:

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The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, commonly known as the Atari 5200, is a second generation (1976–1992) video game console developed and distributed by Atari, Inc. It was released in November 1982 at a retail price of $269. The 5200 was based on Atari Inc.'s existing 400/800 computers and the internal hardware was almost identical, although software was not directly compatible between the two systems. The console was manufactured until May 21, 1984.

The RCA Studio II is a second generation (1976–1992) home video game console developed and distributed by RCA. It was released in January 1977 at a retail price of $149. One distinct feature of the Studio II was its five built-in games. The console exited the console market in February 1984.

I am at a point that I have gotten a lot from the community and I am willing to give back if it would be appreciated.

Thoughts?

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So i revised the text i put together for consoles.  I have made the submissions to the GamesDB for the following so far: Atari Consoles. (A lot of what we have is just cut and paste for Wikipedia anyway.)

My goal was to have as concise a description as I could put together in one paragraph of information.  The paragraph has the following:

1. A sentence describing the name, console generation, and publisher.

2. A sentence with the primary country's release date and price.

3. A sentence for other released countries and years.

4. A sentence talking about a defining feature of the device.

5. A sentence describing the discontinuation date of the platform.

These descriptions seem to look decent in the Unified Redux Big Box Theme. 

Any other information that seems super necessary when viewing in say BigBox or the GamesDB mainly?

 

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Here are what I have submitted so far,

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The Atari Video Computer System (VCS), later named the Atari 2600, is a second generation (1976–1992) home video game console developed and distributed by Atari, Inc. It was released on September 11, 1977 in North America at a retail price of $199. The console was later released in Europe (1978) and Japan (1983 - as the Atari 2800). The Atari 2600 popularized the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games contained on ROM cartridges. The console was discontinued on January 1, 1992.

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The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, commonly known as the Atari 5200, is a second generation (1976–1992) video game console developed and distributed by Atari, Inc. It was released in November 1982 in North America at a retail price of $269. The console was not released outside North America. The 5200's internal hardware was almost identical to Atari's 8-bit computers however it came with an innovative controller featuring a 360-degree non-centering joystick with a numeric keypad, start, pause, and reset buttons. The console was discontinued on May 21, 1984.

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The Atari 7800 Pro System, commonly known as the Atari 7800, is a third generation (1983-2003) video game console developed and distributed by Atari Corporation. It was released in May 1986 in North America at a retail price of $79.95. The console was later released in Europe (1987). The 7800 is considered one of the first backward-compatible consoles as it could play Atari 2600 games without the use of additional modules.  The console was discontinued on January 1, 1992.

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The Atari Jaguar is a fifth generation (1993–2005) video game console developed and distributed by Atari Corporation. It was released in November 1993 in North America at a retail price of $249.99. The console was later released in Europe (1994), Australia (1994), and Japan (1994). The Jaguar was marketed as being the first 64-bit video game console; however this claim was widely criticized.  The console was discontinued in early 1996, possibly at the time of the company's sale on April 8, 1996.

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The Atari Jaguar CD is a fifth generation (1993–2005) CD-ROM peripheral for the Atari Jaguar video game console developed and distributed by Atari Corporation. It was released in September 1995 in North America at a retail price of $149.95. The peripheral was also released in Europe (1995). The Jaguar CD unit featured a double-speed (2×) drive and its own cartridge slot to allow cartridge games to be played without removing the CD drive. The peripheral was discontinued in early 1996, possibly at the time of the company's sale on April 8, 1996.

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The Atari XE Video Game System, commonly known as the Atari XEGS, is a third generation (1983-2003) video game console developed and distributed by Atari Corporation. It was released in November 1987 in North America at a retail price of $199.99. The console was not released outside North America. The XEGS was able to operate as either a stand-alone console or full computer with the addition of its specially designed keyboard. The console was discontinued on January 1, 1992.

 

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Two More Updates:

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The Amstrad GX4000, commonly known as the GX4000, is a third generation (1983-2003) video game console developed and distributed by Amstrad. It was released in September of 1990 in Europe at a retail price of £99.99. The console was not released outside Europe. The GX4000 was Amstrad's short-lived attempt to enter the games console market, being primarily a home computer manufacturer. The console was discontinued in late 1991.

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The Bally Astrocade, originally referred to as the Bally Home Library Computer, is a second generation (1976–1992) home video game console developed by Midway and distributed by Bally Manufacturing. It was released in late 1977 in North America at a retail price of $299. The console was not released outside North America. The Astrocade was known for having the most powerful graphics and sound capabilities for all consoles of it's era. The console was discontinued in mid to late 1983.

 

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Made A Few More Submissions:
 

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The Casio Loopy, subtitled My Seal Computer SV-100, is a fifth generation (1993–2005) video game console developed and distributed by Casio. It was released on October 19, 1995 in Japan at a retail price believed to be 25,000¥. The console was not released outside Japan. The Loopy was marketed to females and included a built-in thermal color printer that could be used to create stickers from game screenshots. The console was discontinued in October 1986.

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The Casio PV-1000, is a third generation (1983-2003) video game console developed and distributed by Casio. It was released in October 1983 in Japan at a retail price of 14,800¥. The console was not released outside Japan. The PV-1000 failed to achieve a significant market share, and thus only had 13 games released during it's life. The console was discontinued by early 1984.

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The ColecoVision is a second generation (1976–1992) home video game console developed and distributed by Coleco Industries. It was released in August 1982 in North America at a retail price of $175. The console was later released in Europe (1983). The ColecoVision offered a closer experience to arcade games than its competitors at the time. The console was discontinued in mid-1985.

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The GCE Vectrex, usually just referred to as Vectrex, is a second generation (1976–1992) home video game console that was developed by Western Technologies/Smith Engineering, and distributed first by General Consumer Electronics (GCE), and later by Milton Bradley Company after its purchase of GCE. It was released in November 1982 at a retail price of $199. The console was later released in Europe (1983) and Japan (1983). The Vectrex had an integrated vector monitor which displayed vector graphics, which set it apart from other consoles that needed a TV to play on. The console discontinued in early 1984.

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The RCA Studio II is a second generation (1976–1992) home video game console developed and distributed by RCA. It was released in January 1977 at a retail price of $149. The Studio II was released with five built-in games, and was capable of making beep sounds with variations in tone and length. The console was discontinued  in February 1984.

 

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