Infobox could use links to more digital distributors
But Andy, how many people are going to want to fill in all that info? No-one. By just pointing out important differences in the article, it keeps the article more focused.
I'd have no qualms about maybe putting links to the top 3 stores where the game is available in the infobox. For example, if steam or gog doesn't have a particular game, put in the next largest DD that has it. Leave the option for most DD's in in the infobox, but just fill in the top 3 that have it. That way it's more a matter of who has it and less about how big they are.
A Wiki is a collaborative effort. You contribute with the ones you know, if you want to. Nobody is obliged to do that, the same way nobody is obliged to create or edit articles. And why name only the top 3 stores? Why choose Steam instead of Beamdog, for example? What if a game is not available on those "top 3" stores but on some other? I'll say it again, it's misleading and biased to just name only the "most known".
And Andytizer, many thanks for finding a reasonable solution. About the differences between each version, can the DRM (or lack of, as in the case of GOG) count as a version difference? It's a relevant detail for some (including me) to know if a said game is available DRM-free or not.
Thanks in advance.
If a game is not available on the top three, then it would list the 3 most popular DD services (via some measure like # of users or something, something measurable) that have the game available. That way there are quick links to a few DD services, and it's more about who has it and less about popularity. It provides quick info like the infobox is designed to do while remaining fairish, and allows a space in the article proper to expand on info.
As for your other question, I think that DRM is a difference to note, but only in a case where say most have it and one doesn't (thus only noting the one that doesn't have it, and not mentioning every one that has it.)
I'm all for being fair most of the time, but not to the point where we have to stuff every article with massive amounts of mostly unnecessary information in the name of "fairness".
I agree that the infobox is not the right place for DD links, it is too cluttered otherwise.
However, we should aim to place information on every single DD service a game is available to. This allows people to input data about differences in versions (there usually are!)
It's not even a question of 'fairness' as such, but it's a core part of what the wiki is about. I want to reduce the amount of searching (like searching for Fallout GOG vs Steam vs GamersGate vs White Label etc.) by putting all this info in a centralised, user-editable area. We aim high and we will get there eventually :).