Video Games Until April 2017

Dataset from the Internet Games Database API as of April 2017

(27 columns, 26623 rows)

Examples

Basic Examples

Retrieve the ResourceObject:

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ResourceObject["Video Games Until April 2017"]
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View the data:

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ResourceData["Video Games Until April 2017"]
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Find the developer of Grand Theft Auto V:

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SelectFirst[
  ResourceData[
   "Video Games Until April 2017"], #Name == 
    "Grand Theft Auto V" &]["Developers", 1]
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Find the first release date of Super Mario Bros.:

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SelectFirst[
  ResourceData[
   "Video Games Until April 2017"], #Name == 
    "Super Mario Bros." &]["FirstReleaseDate"]
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Visualization

Plot number of releases per year from some major publishers:

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Table[Legended[
   Normal@GroupBy[
     Select[ResourceData["Video Games Until April 2017"], 
      MemberQ[#Publishers, p] && ! MissingQ@#@"FirstReleaseDate" &], 
     Normal@DateObject[#@"FirstReleaseDate", "Year"] &, Length], 
   p], {p, {"Electronic Arts", "Activision", 
    "Ubisoft Entertainment"}}] // DateListPlot
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Find the most common genres from 4th-gen and 8th-gen consoles:

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Table[Select[ResourceData["Video Games Until April 2017"], 
       MemberQ[#@"PlatformCategories", p] &][All, "Genres"] // 
     DeleteMissing // Flatten // Counts // 
  TakeLargest@5, {p, {"4th-gen console", "8th-gen console"}}]
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Show covers from Super Mario games scaled by rating:

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Select[ResourceData[
     "Video Games Until April 2017"], #Collection == "Super Mario" && 
      NumberQ@#Rating &] // 
   Map[#Rating^10 -> Import[#["Cover", "URL"]] &] // Normal // 
 ImageCollage[#, Background -> White, ImageSize -> 600, 
   ImagePadding -> 10] &
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Michael Hale, "Video Games Until April 2017" from the Wolfram Data Repository. (2017)

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