Talk:Netbook Games

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Wouldn't this be better off merged with the main Games listing as a sub section, or perhaps just "runs well ok netbook"? The issue here is that netbook hardware specifications range greatly. ScannerDarkly 14:32, 29 December 2010 (EST)

I agree. It should be merged with Games, categorized and each game entry should be reduced to a one-liner with a short description + link, like the current layout in Games. As you mentioned, the hardware specs. varies alot, plus games that are playable on netbooks are also playable on other type of desktops and laptops - so they should all be listed in one place. -- Roygbiv 08:19, 20 June 2011 (EDT)
I disagree. After merging "Lightweight applications" with "Common applications" resulting article rapidly turned into something extremely ugly and bloated.. Unlike lightweight apps, notebook games can be identified by real thing – system requirements. I promise to bring both "Games" and "Notebook games" into better shape in less than 1 week. --AlexanderR 06:02, 2 January 2012 (EST)
I admit that to me "Netbook Games" sounds a lot like "Lightweight Games", and in analogy with what happened to Lightweight Applications I'd be a strong supporter of merging this article with Games. Theoretically, every game listed here should be duplicated in Games, since "Netbook" games are just a subset of general games.
That said, I appreciate the fact that you are willing to improve both pages: the main problem in duplicating content is with maintenance, but until there are dedicated maintainers the two pages can stay.
Just a suggestion, this article needs to be interlinked better with Games and I'd say also Common Applications.
-- Kynikos 06:16, 3 January 2012 (EST)
Started work in this direction. --AlexanderR 03:27, 22 January 2012 (EST)
I really agree with the suggestion of merging. For example I'd say that Warzone 2100 belongs to the same category than 0 A.D. You must think as a newcomer: you will search by name, possibly by category. Not by hardware. You rarely know games by hardware indeed, How could one know if a game fits the netbooks category or not? This is not obvious, nor universal. Besides, this categorization is subject to change, since netbook hardware is highly evolving. Some good netbooks can run all the games in Common Applications/Games. An odd detail: I do not understand why fortune-mod has its place among games. Last point: on the aforementioned page, the netbook page is linked as "Noteworthy games with low hardware requirements". Does it mean that non-noteworthy games with low hardware req. and noteworthy games with high hardware req. would all fit in Common Applications/Games together? In fact I believe the seperate article make things only more complicated. Ambrevar (talk) 09:15, 11 July 2012 (UTC)