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I just made a new page about Brigade E5: New Jagged Union and was following the new wiki Editing Guide and old Sample article pages. When I was filling the infobox, one thing got me a bit puzzled, being the release date and publishers. Since the game was first published in Russia, without English localization whatsoever, I put the release date of the Russian version I found in Russian Wikipedia. However, the other sources, like Steam use the English release date, since, obviously, Steam is mostly English-oriented (and so is PCGW for the matter). Similar issues was with the 7,62: Hard Life mod I put on Series box - it released in December 2014 as a DRM-free mod on developer's website, but was later published in 2015 as an official bonus game entry on Steam. I took the 2014 release date of the mod as the first one and used 2014 instead of 2015.

 

So the question arose, what release date should be used? First release date, no matter what country/language was it, or the first release date in English? This should also be reflected in the Editing Guide, for future reference.

 

Another problem I had was the publisher. Editing guide says "List all the publishers involved in the PC releases of the game.", so I listed Strategy First (which was the first publisher for the game in most of the world) and 1C Company (which later bought out the rights and are publishing the game now). However, I have a physical version too, which was released in Poland, and it was published by Cenega here. I suspect various other countries have other publishers too for certain games.

 

So again, do we list only the English publisher or do we list only the English/international one (typically the ones listed as publisher in digital releases) - and again, this should be reflected in the editing guide as well.

 

Thank you in advance for answering :)

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I just made a new page about Brigade E5: New Jagged Union and was following the new wiki Editing Guide and old Sample article pages. When I was filling the infobox, one thing got me a bit puzzled, being the release date and publishers. Since the game was first published in Russia, without English localization whatsoever, I put the release date of the Russian version I found in Russian Wikipedia. However, the other sources, like Steam use the English release date, since, obviously, Steam is mostly English-oriented (and so is PCGW for the matter). Similar issues was with the 7,62: Hard Life mod I put on Series box - it released in December 2014 as a DRM-free mod on developer's website, but was later published in 2015 as an official bonus game entry on Steam. I took the 2014 release date of the mod as the first one and used 2014 instead of 2015.

 

So the question arose, what release date should be used? First release date, no matter what country/language was it, or the first release date in English? This should also be reflected in the Editing Guide, for future reference.

 

Another problem I had was the publisher. Editing guide says "List all the publishers involved in the PC releases of the game.", so I listed Strategy First (which was the first publisher for the game in most of the world) and 1C Company (which later bought out the rights and are publishing the game now). However, I have a physical version too, which was released in Poland, and it was published by Cenega here. I suspect various other countries have other publishers too for certain games.

 

So again, do we list only the English publisher or do we list only the English/international one (typically the ones listed as publisher in digital releases) - and again, this should be reflected in the editing guide as well.

 

Thank you in advance for answering :)

I don't know how to answer the first question, but I can answer the last one. You list all the publishers. Here's an example of how (visual reference here):

 

{{Infobox game

|title        =

|cover        = Game_article_layout.jpg

|developers   =

{{Infobox game/row/developer|World's Greatest Games|}}

|publishers   =

{{Infobox game/row/publisher|1C Company|Original}}

{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Infocom|Current}}

|engines      =

{{Infobox game/row/engine|WarpCore}}

|release dates=

{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|April 10, 1995}}

|steam appid  =

|steam appid side =

|gogcom page  =

|wikipedia    =

|winehq       =

}}

Edited by Expack3

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First release, nobody cares for localization ;)

If you think actual original date is too "niche", that's what references are for!

Look at Neuro perhaps (I darn fatigued to find a proper page).

 

Then, regarding publishers name.. there was a bit of discussion on Morrowind for about the same reasons

Game was released with his engine called X, and everybody calling it X.. then back to our days Bethesda decided that's no longer its name and who knows (and this should count as an "update" more or less I guess)

 

Your case is simple though because I don't think 1C company ever dared to touch an old game.

So old conventions/name still stands.

Ok, actually is a bit more difficult than this.

Official publisher is 1C company to be honest. Then cenega just seems the polish 1C distributor brand.

Strategy First in the end was only the NA publisher.

 

You may like the following links

https://web.archive.org/web/20051202064133/http://strategyfirst.com/press/DisplayArticle.asp?sLanguageCode=EN&iArticleID=3232

http://www.strategyfirst.com/press/1908-strategy-first-signs-brigade-e5-new-jagged-union.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20070716214106/http://www.strategyfirst.com/press/DisplayArticle.asp?sLanguageCode=EN&iArticleID=3308

http://www.strategyfirst.com/press/1982-brigade-e5-new-jagged-union-launches.html

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20080501014618/http://www.strategyfirst.com/en/games/BrigadeE5/

http://www.strategyfirst.com/games/1640-brigade-e5.html

 

Arrange them as you want, I'm pretty tired for today :)

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First release, nobody cares for localization ;)

If you think actual original date is too "niche", that's what references are for!

Look at Neuro perhaps (I darn fatigued to find a proper page).

A better example would be the OS X release for Earth 2150 (see http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Earth_2150). Who would believe a (at the time) 15-year-old game would get a Steam-exclusive OS X release with virtually no fanfare unless it was referenced?

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Thank you so far everyone for the replies; figured out that I didn't thought that there's indeed a difference between publisher and distributor :)

 

Anyway, it seems I'll have to do some research about Brigade E5 specifically later and find my physical release to double check things, as the thing that got me curious now is that in the manual included on Steam Cenega logo is included and mentioned a few times as with email @ co.uk and website @ .com. The version of the game incuded on Steam was clearly not for the US market anyway, as the logs the game creates during the launch call the version "Version 1.13 EU_FINAL", suggesting that US had a separate release.

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