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Game Updates [ more ]

Zoombinis: Island Odyssey
New Macintosh and Windows cover by jean-louis | Today, 11:44 AM
Thief
New Windows cover by eWarrior | Today, 11:42 AM
PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer
New PlayStation 2 credits by りき hydao | Today, 10:15 AM
PES 2009: Pro Evolution Soccer
New PlayStation 2 credits by りき hydao | Today, 10:14 AM
S.W.I.V.
New Trivia by Jo ST | Today, 09:34 AM
Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child
New Trivia by Jo ST | Today, 09:34 AM

New Games [ more ]

Sports Collection (Game Boy)
Added by Alaka | Today, 01:17 PM
Antz Extreme Racing (Game Boy Advance)
Added by Terok Nor | Today, 01:17 PM
1999 (ZX Spectrum)
Added by FatherJack | Today, 01:11 PM
1984: A Game of Government Management (ZX Spectrum)
Added by FatherJack | Today, 01:08 PM
180 (ZX Spectrum)
Added by FatherJack | Today, 01:06 PM
10 Titles for the Spectrum Plus (ZX Spectrum)
Added by FatherJack | Today, 12:53 PM

New Screenshots

Malibu Beach Volleyball screenshots by Alaka

Sports Collection screenshots by Alaka

1999 screenshots by FatherJack

1984: A Game of Government Management screenshots by FatherJack

180 screenshots by FatherJack

Yogi Bear & Friends in the Greed Monster: A Treasure Hunt screenshots by FatherJack

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman screenshots by MAT

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter screenshots by Sciere

New Reviews [ more ]

Front cover
AAARGH!
"Great game only hampered with dodgy controls"

Front cover
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
"All-Stars? Not really, more like the A.T.M. B-list. Where's Crash, Abe, or Lara?"

Front cover
Superman
"Superman be kicking it 8bit style"

Front cover
Duke Nukem 3D
"Hail to the king, baby!"


MobyGames News

Tuesday Trivia
In 1981, the Arcade classic Centipede was ported to the ZX81 platform by Jeff Minter (who founded Llamasoft the following year).



Centipede for the ZX81 was significantly different from the original, which Jeff later explained was due to the fact he had never played it. He had only seen pictures and heard about it.

Minter later went on to make Gridrunner, another game inspired by Centipede.
Submitted by MobyReed (60) on Yesterday, 05:45 PM0 comments
MobyGames is accelerating!
Just a quick joyful update, since CalaisianMindthief pointed out on the forums that we've gone from 76,000 games (strictly speaking, 'game SKUs' - each individual platforms release counts!) on Jan. 1st 2014 to 88,000 today - adding 12,000+ game entries in under 10 months!

This even compares very positively to my searches of the Wayback Machine for the period before the revitalized community under 'new management'. There were 62,000 SKUs at the end of 2011.

So basically that's: 14,000 SKUs added in _all_ of 2012 and 2013, but 12,000 SKUs and counting added in 2014 so far! Super impressive, and thanks to _all_ who added games and other content so far in 2014.

[Also notable: we've gone from 520,000 screenshots at the end of last year to 630,000 screenshows now, another super impressive stat, esp. given every single one was hand-picked by a user!]
Submitted by Simon Carless (41) on Sep 21, 20144 comments
Sciere reaches 250,000 points (!) on MobyGames
Gigantic thanks and congratulations for long-time Moby contributor & admin Sciere for making it to 250,000 points - as Cavalary points out:

"Think it's probably a milestone worthy of a news post in itself, quarter of a million, nearly half again more than anyone else and still at it after all these years. Second only to FatherJack this year too, with half of the 2014 haul from credits and close to a quarter from release info... and all of it while still dealing with some administrative duties too."

Congrats, Sciere!
Submitted by Simon Carless (41) on Sep 09, 20149 comments
On this day in 1994
The classic SNES game, Earthbound, was released in Japan on this day in 1994.

It was later released in the US in June 1995, along with an unusual marketing campaign centered around the idea that "boys love smelly gross stuff".

The ads used the slogan, "This game stinks". And they had a $10 coupon with the instruction, "Cut this coupon not the cheese".

Unfortunately, said coupon expired in 1996...
Submitted by MobyReed (60) on Aug 27, 20143 comments
State Of MobyGames - August 2014
We've done a post updating everyone on the great strides made since last December on MobyGames - and what we're hoping to do next, with your help. It's over here in our forums.
Submitted by Simon Carless (41) on Aug 24, 20140 comments

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Tip Of The Day

Release dates can be hard to track down, especially for older games. Always consult multiple sources and compare them with an attentive eye. You can use developer and publisher websites, press releases, newsgroups or online shopping sites. For older games, you can look up earlier information or sites of defunct companies using the cached pages of www.archive.org. A lot of sites simply copy release dates from each other, so be wary. When a game goes "gold", it is sent out for duplication, that is not the release date. Watch out for "shipping dates" as well, it usually takes some more time before the games actually reach the store. When in doubt, you can leave open the day or the month, but for recent releases, an exact date should be possible.   more tips

Current MobyGoal

1,500 Arcade Games (96%)

96% Complete

We need 1500 documented Arcade games to complete this goal!

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1947
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Company established in Japan.
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1981
Sabotage
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