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Much like our Arcade platform, it's taken MobyGames a long time to add Mainframe games as a platform because, well, it's not one particular hardware configuration - rather a set of unique games on unique early computer hardware.
But the platform is here now, thanks to help from Kabushi & others, and already has 50+ well-researched entries going back as far as 1951 (!) - almost all added by excellent MobyGames contributor Vedder. Thanks again to all involved.
The best example is probably Stephen's Sausage Roll, which we've now added a basic description for. But if there are others that don't describe the basic gameplay in an understandable way, please add them to this thread and we'll make descriptions for them. Thanks again.
Secondly, MAT who is in 6th place overall, just bested 150,000 points for the first time, another spectacular result - lots of Japanese covers and screens in here. Congrats to both - and if you have spotted other milestones, please put them in the comments on this post :)
Some of you may have spotted that games such as RiME now have - shock, horror - an official launch/release video embedded on their page! Yes, it's only taken us until 2017 to enter the world of moving images, please don't mock us :P (Some other examples: Grand Theft Auto V, Beavis & Butt-Head In Virtual Stupidity, haha!)
This is an Alpha roll-out of a feature that will be available to all in the next few months, whenever you can start submitting via our new 'Phoenix' version of the website. ('Entry helper' is another Phoenix feature that is already available to all - we've been making great progress of late.)
This new video adding feature - intended specifically for official videos that include gameplay of the title - is now accessible on a contributor by contributor basis. If you're a regular contributor who'd like to get access to it and add videos, please PM me & I'll give you specific instructions and rules. (BTW, we are using embedded YouTube videos, but intend to archive any linked-to videos to our Archive.org collection over time to ensure they don't get lost due to changing accounts or policies.)
Of course, many of these are automatically added when the 'entry helper' is used. (This is super useful if the websites they are grabbed from ever go away.) But there's also a lot of custom promo image work - for example, from Mr Flibble, who is adding all kinds of neat old PC game screenshots, among other things! And roll on, 300k images!
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Tip Of The DayScan cover art in a high resolution and make sure that the scans are completely straight, for the covers themselves as well as the game discs. Scan the art directly against the glass, out of the keep case or jewel case, as this will give a sharper image. Of course, when you keep your games sealed or shrinkwrapped, we make an exception. more tips
2000 Arcade Games (97%)
We need 50 more Arcade games documented to complete this goal!
Back when Dilbert, the comic strip, was at the height of its popularity, it was a given that someone out there would make a couple of PC games based on the characters. Nobody expected a edutainment title - you'd think a tongue-in-cheek business simulation would suffice. Try telling that to the guys at KnowWonder.
Young Dilbert Hi-Tech Hijinks (try saying that five times), true to its name, teaches kids about the wonders of technology. This Dilbert we see here is just a kid, and his cubicle is now a big, interactive bedroom in the vein of pretty much every other edutainment title. Learn about those yucky computer viruses, how a computer works, the internet (no porn sites here, think of the children), help files, hard drives and more through a series of puzzles and more.
To its credit, Young Dilbert is surprisingly faithful to the source material and humor of the comic; though I'd pick it up just for the novelty of a educational title being adapted after a semi-adult oriented comic strip.
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Apple II version released. (United States)
TurboGrafx CD version released. (Japan)
TurboGrafx-16 version released. (Japan)
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