The Categories section is planned to house starting points for exploring all of the content at Videogame Pavilion. At the moment it is primarily a holding place for links but will become a more graphical page after decisions are made during the alpha period.
Videogames themselves are a secondary focus at the moment with the majority of the information simply gleaned from the magazines. You’ll find additional information about how Videogame Pavilion will handle games by reading the linked page and some of the introductory articles.
The majority of the Screenshots available at the moment come from the source magazines and as such are a mix of photographs of screens and artist renderings. Deciding on how to handle other sources (such as direct-capture footage of the game as it is being played) and how to organize what will be a large cache of images in the future is part of the launch process. Ideas regarding grouping (or tagging) such as aspect ratio, source and other metadata will be considered.
Original artwork commissioned by the magazines as well as that provided by game publishers appears on the site. Finding ways to organize these images through grouping and tagging is part of the alpha process. Artist, year and type of art are just a few possible categorizations.
Original photography commissioned by the magazines as well as that provided by game publishers appears on the site. Finding ways to organize these images through grouping and tagging is part of the alpha process. Photographer, year and type of photo are just a few possible categorizations.
Grouping articles by type and tag to allow exploration of the content is another aspect of the site to be discussed during this alpha phase. Allowing the user to explore “reviews” or “features” are just two examples of a way someone interested in learning more about videogames could approach the content of the site.
Platforms represent the physical hardware necessary to play the game in a particular format. At the moment there are three master categories: Coin-ops, Consoles and Computers. This section is less developed than the similar Games category at the moment which is discussed in one of the launch articles.