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  • A 32 year old male gamer
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  • Joined on June 2nd 2007, last online 4 minutes ago.
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Turning Orange 500 box arts added to the VGChartz database.
Moar Badges! Earned 80 badges.
TimeSplitter 1,000 game release dates added to the VGChartz database.
11 Years Has been a VGChartz member for over 11 years.
OK Computer Rejected or approved 500 GameDB jobs.
Harvest Time Logged in at the start of Spring.
Sander Cohen 500 video game banners added to the VGChartz database.
Mighty Heart Logged in on Valentine's Day.
Odd Job Dealt with (accepted or rejected) 50 reports.
Marshall Law Dealt with (accepted or rejected) 100 reports.
Careful Now Rejected or approved 50 GameDB jobs.
Job Simulation Rejected or approved 100 GameDB jobs.
Cleanse The Wilderness 250 comments posted on VGChartz news articles.
Oh, I'm Just Getting Started 15 comments posted on VGChartz staff reviews.
Hit And Run 15 comments posted on VGChartz news articles.
Gaming Journalist 100 VGChartz news articles posted.
Super Sleuth 250 VGChartz news articles posted.
Psychic Spy 1,000 VGChartz news articles posted.
Retro Gamer 500 game release dates added to the VGChartz database.
Freezing Logged in on Christmas day.

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< Machina updated his status:

80 badges milestone!

< XD84 posted something on Machina's wall:

What is up with the pre-orders at the front page from 14th April 2018?

Dunno, shouldn't be there (that latest charts box is automated). Hopefully it doesn't become an issue next week when I publish the actual pre-order chart for that week.

on 28 May 2018

Curiously I've now published that pre-order chart and it's live here - http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/

But isn't showing in the latest charts box.

on 31 May 2018

This is better news than expected.

on 31 May 2018

< Masked_Muchaco posted something on Machina's wall:

There is a badge that's apparently not working for me. I added my 100th banner more than 24 hours ago and I still not received the Artiste badge.

Odd. I've manually awarded it. Do let me know if any other badges don't unlock, because if it's a common problem Talon will need to take a look.

on 17 May 2018

< FloatingWaffles posted something on Machina's wall:

hey machina

not sure if this was the place to ask but I thought maybe you would know since you're a site admin

have you noticed a lot of older accounts or people who haven't logged in in a while all show the same "last online" date of April 27, 2017? Is the site glitched or something lol

Yeah I vaguely remember that being caused by some site issue, and around the same time I received a flood of 'I can't log in' e-mails.

Eventually Talon got to the bottom of it, so it's since been resolved.

on 12 May 2018

ah, so will it always just say that date regardless now?

on 12 May 2018

Until/unless they log back in, yep.

on 13 May 2018

What a coincidence, I was about to ask the same thing XD

on 13 May 2018

Adding to that permabanned accounts waaay before that date somehow also managed to log in

on 14 May 2018

< Machina updated his status:

Grrr, same problem as last week. This frigging site :@

I'm assuming :@ is supposed to be an angry face or something? It looks like a guy with a funny moustache though

on 05 May 2018

Yeah it's the old MSN chat angry face!

Fortunately Talon came to my rescue today.

on 05 May 2018

Good 'ol Talon coming to the rescue again. It's really good that him, trunks and yourself are keeping the sales side of the site going now

on 05 May 2018

< Machina updated his status:

Site's functioning again. I'm working on the charts straight away.

< Machina updated his status:

No chart today. Talon's checking out some of the code; hopefully I'm able to restart work on the charts tomo. In the meantime I'll do some adjustments.

No progress yet unfortunately.

on 26 April 2018

< BraLoD posted something on Machina's wall:

You have far too many tags xP

Each one earnt through hard work, thank you very much!

on 14 April 2018

You can never have too much of a good thing!

on 14 April 2018

Yes, like LoD

on 14 April 2018

< Masked_Muchaco posted something on Machina's wall:

Is there any submision for Super Mario Run on iOS? I've tried to add this game but the database says it's already added, even though it's nowhere to be seen.

We did a mass delete of all iOS entries because 90+% were spam apps. We can un-delete individual titles that need re-adding. I've now done that for Super Mario Run.

on 05 April 2018

< Masked_Muchaco posted something on Machina's wall:

A game can only be added to a user collection if it has a release date, right?

I believe so.

on 03 April 2018

I think I've encountered a bug then. Both ACA NEOGEO ZED BLADE and ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97 for Xbox One can't be added to a collection even though they already have a release date.

on 03 April 2018

That's a future release date though. You can only add games to your collection that have released.

on 03 April 2018

I feel dumb now, didn't notice the future release dates, which I wrongly added. I've corrected them now.

on 03 April 2018

No worries, we all make mistakes. Tho whoever approved them should've double checked and spotted the error!

on 03 April 2018

< Masked_Muchaco posted something on Machina's wall:

Are all badges working already?

Yeah, all of the badges are working. They update once roughly every 24 hours.

on 02 April 2018

If you qualified for one and it doesn't show up within 24 hours let me know.

on 02 April 2018

I didn't knew they take time to update, I asked because 2 badges that I qualified for yesterday weren't appearing, but they've showed up this morning. Anyway, thanks :)

on 02 April 2018

Good good :)

on 02 April 2018

< Masked_Muchaco posted something on Machina's wall:

Hi. I tried to add the following ACA NEOGEO games to the DB: Mutation Nation, Pulstar, King of the Monsters and Shock Troopers. But when I did this, it said they were already in the DB. The problem is that these 4 games are nowhere to be seen in the DB.

Looks like they were added then deleted for some reason. I'll 'un-delete' them for you and let you know when they're all done.

on 29 March 2018

Ok, thanks!

on 29 March 2018

OK they've been 'un-deleted'. I also found these and 'un-deleted' them as well:

- WORLD HEROES 2 JET
- TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY
- MAGICIAN LORD
- KARNOV'S REVENGE

on 29 March 2018

< XD84 posted something on Machina's wall:

Today you are on fire! Thank you for your effort to close the gap.

Thanks :)

Nice to know it's appreciated.

on 19 March 2018

< Machina updated his status:

Couldn't resist - did some chart work today after all. France will be live soon.

< VGPolyglot posted something on Machina's wall:

Happy Birthday!!

< Machina updated his status:

Probably no chart tomo. It's my birthday so ima take the day off.

< Machina updated his status:

Going to drop SW tracking for these platforms when I start the 2018 charts:
DS, PSP, PSV (in the west).

I'll keep the following going for another year if I can (problem is samples may get too small to make even a half-decent estimate):
Wii, WiiU, PS3, X360

I've been looking at the DS software, and I think there are a couple of them misstracked. According to https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/ds.html NSMB is undertracked and Nintendogs is overtracked.

on 02 March 2018

They're likely to remain that way unfortunately.

When I got the ability to adjust I decided that I wouldn't adjust titles further back than the start of the PS4 gen (including WiiU).

The main reason is that the further back I make an adjustment, the longer I have to run the tool that filters those adjustments out to all of the charts on the site.

Going back to the start of this gen (so, say a change to a WiiU launch title) takes hours, during which I can't work on any charts. I dread to think how long it would take going back to the start of the DS era; quite possibly an entire day. It's just not practical to do.

on 02 March 2018

< Slarvax posted something on Machina's wall:

Hey Machina. A magazine released today a Top 20 best sellers of 2017 in France (retail only, but no bundles). I thought you could use it for the French software charts.
http://www.sell.fr/sites/default/files/lessentiel_du_jeu_video_fevrier_2018.pdf
On Page 9 it has combined SKUs, and Page 10 has individual SKUs.

Yup it will be very useful. I want to get a bit more caught up then I'm going to go through each country and region making adjustments to SW for the full year.

on 26 February 2018

< Machina updated his status:

Looks like we're up and running again!

US pre-order chart link now directs to the correct page.

Will get to work on the USA chart tomo and hopefully publish it as well.

Going to go into crunch mode until I've gotten the charts 4 weeks from actual - as of today they're almost 10 weeks from actual because of the various delays :'(

< Machina updated his status:

Quick update - Brett got back to us and he's working with Talon to get everything back up and running.

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