My Game Collection

By Rich Stone,
One of the longest (and oldest) Site Wishlist Forum threads is for a way to manage your Game Collection.

I've been putting off this development for a while, mainly due to its scale and the impact it can potentially have across the whole site. However, as our programming team has grown in both size (welcome to the team WebChimp UK) and experience (good skills Mr Doomful), we have decided to finally take it on!

My Game Collection page
We have added a new My Game Collection link to your gamer nav bar. This takes you through to your all-new Game Collection page:

Game Collection Image ViewGame Collection Image View

The Game Collection page defaults to using this Image View, but there is also a List View that shows a lot more information. You can change views by by clicking on the View and Filter button:

Game Collection OptionsGame Collection Options

As you can see, there's a great deal more you can do tucked away under this button - you can filter on all of the following:

- Genre and Sub genre
- Platform
- Media (Digital, Disc, Both)
- Ownership (Owned, Loaned out, Looking to trade/sell, Borrowing, Renting, No longer have, Ordered)
- Play status (Playing now, Starting soon, Done with)
- Started (Started, Not started)
- Completion (Complete only, Incomplete only)
- Categories (Backwards Compatible, Game Preview, ID@Xbox)

Most of these you'll be familiar with or are worked out automatically, but the Media, Ownership and Play status options can be set by you. more on this later!

You can also choose which columns you want to see in the List View - simply tick the ones you want in the filter dropdown to see them instantly added to the list!
Game Collection List ViewGame Collection List View

Here you can edit the media, ownership and play status by clicking the Edit button when you switch to the List View:

Game Collection Edit detailsGame Collection Edit details

Click on the Save icon to set these as your default View, Sort and Column options.

Adding Games to your Collection
You can of course add games that you haven't played into your Game Collection by going to the game's page (even pre release games - see Halo 5 in the screenshot above) and clicking the Add to Game Collection option in the Game dropdown under the game pic.

To make it even easier to add games, you can go to the Full Games List, type the name of the title and then click on the new Add to Game Collection icon in the results.

Game Collection settings
As you unlock your first achievement in a game, it will automatically be added to your collection - you can turn this off in My Settings. From here you can also set the GAMES tab on Gamer pages to use the new Game Collection pages instead of the old Gamer Games List (however this will still be available on your gamer menu).

Implementation across the site
There are an awful lot of places where we can potentially use the data from your game collection - for now we have put a new option on your to exclude achievements from games you have set to Done with. This defaults to be selected on the Easy Achievements page.

Give us your feedback!
We'll be adding a lot more functionality to this over the coming weeks, if there are further places you'd like to see Game Collection data implemented, or any additional features, please post them in the Game Collection thread.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Rich and the team
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Yo! Rich here - I was the one that created TrueAchievements back in 2008 as I felt the Xbox Gamerscore system could be improved. The site has evolved massively since then and it's now the biggest and best Xbox community on the planet! Racing games and open world shooters are my thing, but I'll give most genres a go. Except RPGs - those things are evil.