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#REDIRECT [[Talk:List of Applications/Games]]
Wouldn't this be better off merged with the main [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Games Games] listing as a sub section, or perhaps just "runs well ok netbook"? The issue here is that netbook hardware specifications range greatly. [[User:ScannerDarkly|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. -- [[User:Roygbiv|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 &ndash; system requirements. I promise to bring both "Games" and "Notebook games" into better shape in less than 1 week. --[[User:AlexanderR|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]].
:::-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 06:16, 3 January 2012 (EST)
::::Started work in this direction. --[[User:AlexanderR|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. [[User:Ambrevar|Ambrevar]] ([[User talk:Ambrevar|talk]]) 09:15, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
::::::I confirm my old position in favour of the merge for practically the same reasons, however [[User:AlexanderR]] has been the main maintainer for the involved articles, so we must wait for his reply and see whether his position has changed in these 6 months. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 21:36, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
:::::::No change in one year. I guess it's time we proceed to the merge. I've added the templates to both articles. --[[User:Ambrevar|Ambrevar]] ([[User talk:Ambrevar|talk]]) 18:23, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
::::::::Definitely, please go on if you have the time to do it :) -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 12:15, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
:::::::::Done, see [[Talk:List_of_Applications/Games#The_big_merge]], closed. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 17:43, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

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