Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

Game Updates [ more ]

Ballpoint Universe: Infinite
New Windows credits by Sciere | Today, 07:31 PM
Jack Bros.
New Virtual Boy credits by りき hydao | Today, 07:29 PM
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
New Windows cover by eWarrior | Today, 07:22 PM
Deus Ex: Invisible War
New Windows cover by eWarrior | Today, 07:22 PM
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
New Trivia by Patrick Bregger | Jul 08, 2014
Pokémon Y
New Trivia by Patrick Bregger | Jul 08, 2014

New Games [ more ]

Blitz Brigade (Windows Phone)
Added by Kabushi | Today, 07:30 PM
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Windows Phone)
Added by Kabushi | Today, 07:30 PM
GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience (Windows Phone)
Added by Kabushi | Today, 07:30 PM
Abu Simbel Profanation Deluxe (GP2X)
Added by Trypticon | Today, 07:28 PM
Tenchu: Fatal Shadows (PSP)
Added by 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- | Today, 07:21 PM
Tenchu: Return from Darkness (PSP)
Added by 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- | Today, 07:10 PM

New Screenshots

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban screenshots by 666gonzo666

Bomberman Max 2: Blue Advance screenshots by 666gonzo666

The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood screenshots by 666gonzo666

Dragon Ball GT: Transformation screenshots by 666gonzo666

Uchū no Kishi: Tekkaman Blade screenshots by 666gonzo666

Mars Matrix screenshots by 666gonzo666

Freddy Hardest in South Manhattan screenshots by Arjon van Dam

House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets (Collector's Edition) screenshots by LepricahnsGold

New Reviews [ more ]

Front cover
"Jack of all trades, adequate in none"

Front cover
Aliens Versus Predator: Gold Edition
"One of the true legends in the FPS genre."

Front cover
Shining Force II
"One of the best Tactical RPGs on the Mega Drive"

Front cover
3 Cards to Midnight
"An excellent hidden object game from the makers of Tex Murphy"

MobyGames News

Milestone - 3,000 Amiga games in the DB!
We're continuing to flow in thousands of new piece of data a week to MobyGames, and just a shout out for this forum thread in which Kabushi notes: "We now have over 3000 Amiga games. Well done everybody! Game no, 3000 was Karsa Orlong's Skarb Templariuszy (which I'm glad I don't have to pronounce)." Congrats to all involved - spectacular work, and roll on 4,000 (and 5,000, and etc!)
Submitted by Simon Carless (35) on Jul 06, 20142 comments
MobyGames site updates - June 29th.
A few brief updates as we continue to do what we do best - document the history of video games in terrifying detail!

- There's been two new game platforms added recently: OS/2, the Microsoft/IBM OS which got beaten by Windows in the '90s, and the Thomson MO (which, yes, is sufficiently different from Thomson TO to list separately, and is sorta a French version of the C64 or ZX Spectrum, from the mid'80s.) Thanks to all who helped add/contribute to those so far.

- Although we're waiting for a code push to update the goal, new MobyGoal is to get 250 ZX81 games. And we've already gone from 80 to 133 since we asked. So try to complete the goal before it's even displayed, for bonus points :P

- Otherwise, it's business as usual, although we're trying to get more organized for when regular code updates on the site return. This will not be for at least a couple of weeks, due to demands on Moby site owner Reed's time. (MobyGames does not currently bring in enough revenue through ads/affiliate to allow anyone to work on it fulltime.)

Thankfully, Indra is helping to codify some of the more important suggestions (here) and bugs (here) for future MobyGames development in the forums. Yep, we will probably move to bug tracking software at some point, but not just yet cos a) Indra is HAVING FUN and b) The data is getting built up in a readable way right now anyhow. Please resubmit bugs or suggestions now if you want Indra to add them to the list.

Thanks - more updates soon.
Submitted by Simon Carless (35) on Jun 29, 20141 comments
GOG & Steam Summer Sales
GOG is running a summer sale on 700+ DRM free games for up to 90% off. With new bundles appearing daily.

A good chance to get classic games on the cheap! A notable bundle deal for today includes every Leisure Suit Larry game for just $4.37.

Additionally, Steam has started their summer sale with new deals each day!
Submitted by MobyReed (57) on Jun 19, 201418 comments
Trivia Tuesday
Moonwalker, released in 1990 on the Sega Genesis, was actually designed by Michael Jackson himself.

Over the years, the game has become relatively collectable. If you own a used copy, you could sell it on eBay for around $45. If you happen to have a new copy, you may get upwards of $300!

MobyGames contributor, ETJB, recently posted an in-depth review of the game.
Submitted by MobyReed (57) on Jun 17, 20140 comments
Site Update - June, 2014.
Folks - just a quick update on how we're doing on MobyGames - with this update coming in three main areas:

- CODERS WANTED: Now we have MobyGames in source control and we've got over some of the first hurdles, we're interested in community help to improve the (relatively old) code, which is the main reason why new tech updates are sluggish. Please PM myself if you think you can help - the site uses Perl with a PostgreSQL database.

- PRIORITIES BEING SET UP: We're working with 'volunteers' Indra and Nelio to get our rather gigantic Bugs and Suggestions forums distilled down to a master list that the site owners can prioritize. Reed - who has been on hiatus from code changes recently due to some other duties - is coming back in the next few days, and we want to have a list of both smaller and larger tasks we can start working on.

- CHALLENGES: Our main current challenges at MobyGames are around the speed of approval (as many regular submitters will know) & around the ability of non-Admins to change data - hence the massive amount of corrections hanging around in the system.

To fix these: 1. We're looking at expanding Approver+ privileges (there is a level beyond Approver that we created in the last few months) to help corrections get fixed by senior contributors. 2. We're still looking at select item auto-approval for senior/veteran contributors, but have not yet fully worked through the ramifications of this, and will proceed carefully!

And that's where we are! Thanks to all contributors, and questions welcome.
Submitted by Simon Carless (35) on Jun 14, 20140 comments

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Tip Of The Day

Scan 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

Current MobyGoal

250 ZX81 Games (89%)

89% Complete

250 documented ZX81 games needed to complete this goal! [discussion]

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