Brings back an array of information which allows the creation of a panel showing a video review from the Everygamegoing site.

http://www.everygamegoing.com/api/v1/getEggVideoReview/[choice]/[id_type]

You must give [choice] a value, but you may use it in a number of ways, as detailed below:

  1. random chooses a video at random
  2. recent chooses the most recent video
  3. thing_video_id expresses that you require a specific video of which you already know the thing_video_id (and you place that id in [id_type]). More information on this is given below.
http://www.everygamegoing.com/api/v1/getEggVideoReview/latest/

will return a response containing an array similar to the following:

{
	"response":
	{
		"youtube_ref":"GespUfKV_bw",
		"show_title":"Adios A La Casta Episode 1",
		"item_title":"Adios_A_La_Casta_Episode_1",
		"ills_folder":"4mhz",
		"format_type_group_name":"Cassette",
		"release_date":"2015-12-18 00:00:00",
		"release_year":"2015",
		"machine_type_group_id":8,
		"machine_type_group_default_folder":"amstrad",
		"thing_short_description":"A fast-paced platform game...",
		"machine_type_group_name":"Amstrad CPC464",
		"format_folder":"tapes",
		"machine_type_id":8
	}
}

 
The fields returned are all self-explanatory but a table explaining them is given below.

Key Human-readable Explanation Value Data Type Value Example
youtube_ref YouTube Reference String GespUfKV_bw
show_title Show Title String Adios A La Casta Episode 1
item_title Item Title String Adios_A_La_Casta_Episode_1
ills_folder Ills Folder String 4mhz
format_type_group_name Format Type Group Name String Cassette
release_date Release Date String 2015-12-18 00:00:00
release_year Release Year String 2015
machine_type_group_id Machine Type Group ID Integer 8
machine_type_group_default_folder Machine Type Group Folder String amstrad
thing_short_description Short Description String A fast-paced platform game...
machine_type_group_name Machine Type Group Name Integer Amstrad CPC464
format_folder Format Folder String tapes
machine_type_id Machine Type ID Integer 8

If your choice is for a random or recent video, the call can be further refined by specifying a machine_type_id as the second parameter, so:

http://www.everygamegoing.com/api/v1/getVideoReview/latest/15/

will return the latest video created for a Commodore 64 (machine_type_id 15) game.

If you want to get a specific video by its thing_video_id, you can currently get this id by:

  1. using the call to getEggVideoSuggestions