Game Connect is built around our central online database: Core for Games. All factual game details and cover images are used and shown directly from Core for Games.
This factual game data is not stored per user. Instead, it is stored only once, inside Core for Games then linked to for every CLZ Cloud user that owns that game.
So in order to see full game details and cover images in CLZ Cloud, it is essential that your game entries are linked to the corresponding entries in Core for Games.
Without linking, your game entries will show up as simple Title entries, with just the personal data you may have filled in.
How to link your games
If you have been using the Add Games screen to catalog your games, then most, if not all of your games will already be linked.
Games that you’ve added manually can be linked to entries in the central database.
You can also link games to a specific edition to get specific edition information if you want.
- Click on the game you want to link.
- Click the “More” icon and click “Link”
- The “Link Game” page opens.
- Search for the game and pick the correct result.
- Click the blue “Link this Game” button to finish.
The advantages of linking and central shared data in Core for Games
Automatic Updates: When our content managers or other users update the game information in Core for Games (e.g. to add a better cover image, to improve data, or to fix a typo), you will immediately see those changes in your collection, so your collection always automatically shows the latest version of the data and cover art.
It’s fast: Sharing the factual game data means that its retrieval can be optimized (e.g. by caching), resulting in a smooth experience when browsing your collection.
It’s efficient: Shared factual game data is only stored once, which means our servers are not clogged by duplicate copies of data and images (that are all the same for every user). This also makes it possible for our systems to make daily backups of your game collection data.
What if a game is not in Core for Games?
If you can’t find your game when you try to link it, you can use the Report button at the bottom of the search results to report the missing game to us.
Need more help with this?
Don’t hesitate to contact us here.