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Game Updates [ more ]

Project Trinity
New Android credits by Joseph Shely | Today, 10:03 AM
Asphalt: Overdrive
New Android credits by Sciere | Today, 09:54 AM
Orbital Gear
New Linux, Macintosh and Windows cover by Sciere | Today, 09:32 AM
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
New Nintendo DS cover by MAT | Today, 09:18 AM
GunBlaze: Video Shooter
New Trivia by GTramp | Oct 28, 2014
Paranautical Activity
New Trivia by JudgeDeadd | Oct 27, 2014

New Games [ more ]

Orbital Gear (Windows)
Added by Sciere | Today, 09:32 AM
Orbital Gear (Macintosh)
Added by Sciere | Today, 09:32 AM
Orbital Gear (Linux)
Added by Sciere | Today, 09:32 AM
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Nintendo DS)
Added by MAT | Today, 09:18 AM
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Nintendo 3DS)
Added by Michael Cassidy | Today, 09:15 AM
Crime Scene (Nintendo DS)
Added by MAT | Today, 09:12 AM

New Screenshots

Alone in the Dark 2 screenshots by Infernos

Orbital Gear screenshots by Sciere

Shad'O screenshots by Sciere

Crazy Plant Shop screenshots by Sciere

Centipede screenshots by vileyn0id_8088

A Journey Into Xanth screenshots by NGC 5194

Tōhō: Imperishable Night screenshots by 666gonzo666

Shanghai Dragon screenshots by 666gonzo666

New Reviews [ more ]

Front cover
DEFCON: Global Nuclear Domination Game
"So damned dark, its hard to take it seriously."

Front cover
Mass Effect 2
"With reserved excitement: Best of BioWare Lite"

Front cover
Blood
"I'm going to paint the town red!"

Front cover
Mixed Up Fairy Tales
"Another excellent children's game from Sierra, although a bit short"


MobyGames News

1,500 Arcade Games Documented
Just earlier this year we added the arcade platform, and as of today we've achieved the milestone of 1,500+ documented arcade games!

Every single entry (at minimum) includes description, release info, genres, publisher and developer. Many including screenshots, credits and trivia, with more being added all the time.

Thanks to all contributors and approvers for helping document these important pieces of game history.

Some notable entries include: Centipede, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, Galaga, Gauntlet, Golden Axe, Gradius, Joust, Mortal Kombat, Ms. Pac-Man, Paperboy, Rampage, Smash T.V., The Simpsons, Space Invaders
Submitted by MobyReed (61) on Oct 22, 20143 comments
FatherJack hits all-time yearly contribution record!
He's an animal! News out of the forums is that FatherJack has broken the single MobyGames contributor record for points earned in one year. As אולג小奥 notes, FatherJack has now "scored an unbelievable 43255 points, beating my record of 43191 in 2012". A lot of his recent MobyGames contributions have been filling out great swathes of missing info around Commodore 64, ZX-81 games and more, but he's also been super important to adding to our arcade collection, among others! Congrats again, Sir!
Submitted by Simon Carless (42) on Oct 20, 20146 comments
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 (61) on Sep 30, 20141 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 (42) 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 (42) on Sep 09, 20149 comments

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Tip Of The Day

Cruisin' for Contribution Points, Volume Two: If you own a game that doesn't have screenshots in MobyGames, take a few -- they're worth 2 points each. Even if a game already has screenshots, you can still get your screenshots accepted if they are better than what we have on file. What's better than what we have? Examples include shots that have actual gameplay in them instead of just an intro cinematic; shots that don't give the ending of the game away; shots that are encoded properly (320x200 games saved as 4/16/256-color GIF instead of a 640x400 JPG). The last section of the FAQ has some pointers on taking screenshots.   more tips

Current MobyGoal

1,500 Arcade Games (100%)

100% Complete

Thanks to all contributors for helping MobyGames achieve this goal! A new goal will be coming soon.

This Day In Gaming

1984
Eureka!
Commodore 64 version released. (United Kingdom)
1986
Murder on the Mississippi
NES version released. (Japan)
1989
Malibu Beach Volleyball
Game Boy version released. (Japan)
Doraemon: Meikyū Daisakusen
TurboGrafx-16 version released. (Japan)
Mahjong Taikai
NES version released. (Japan)
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