Duplicate and missing games

An issue started on Friday, Sep 18 that causes duplicate or missing games. Some developers have duplicate game entries after changing the name and some games have gone missing as well.

Here’s the github issue for the Helix API: https://github.com/twitchdev/issues/issues/225

Not only are game developers affected but also 3rd party integrations as well. In the past, there has never been a duplicate game where the name and box_art_url are the composite key. Now we are seeing them. This means 3rd party developers now have to handle the game as a one-to-many relationship where the game name can have multiple game id’s.

Any help is appreciated in getting games back to how they were.

Do you have an example of how this affects the box art URL?

Here’s a duplicate. Box art can be the same but not necessarily.

GQL search result

{
                            "id": "13425",
                            "name": "White Day: A Labyrinth Named School",
                            "boxArtURL": "https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/./White%20Day:%20A%20Labyrinth%20Named%20School-90x120.jpg",

{
                            "id": "144114112",
                            "name": "White Day: A Labyrinth Named School",
                            "boxArtURL": "https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/./White%20Day:%20A%20Labyrinth%20Named%20School-90x120.jpg",

Helix

{
    "data": [
        {
            "id": "13425",
            "name": "White Day: A Labyrinth Named School",
            "box_art_url": "https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/./White%20Day:%20A%20Labyrinth%20Named%20School-{width}x{height}.jpg"
        },
        {
            "id": "144114112",
            "name": "White Day: A Labyrinth Named School",
            "box_art_url": "https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/./White%20Day:%20A%20Labyrinth%20Named%20School-{width}x{height}.jpg"
        }
    ]
}

Happens to the popular categories as well.

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