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Game Updates [ more ]

World Soccer
New ZX Spectrum credits by Freeman | Today, 07:59 PM
Yie Ar Kung-Fu 2: The Emperor Yie-Gah
New ZX Spectrum credits by FatherJack | Today, 07:58 PM
Baroque
New Wii cover by Charly2.0 | Today, 06:17 PM
de Blob 2
New Wii cover by Charly2.0 | Today, 06:17 PM
Agricultural Simulator 2011
New Trivia by Patrick Bregger | Today, 12:09 PM
Xenonauts
New Trivia by _-_ | Today, 11:59 AM

New Games [ more ]

Spider-Man Unlimited (Windows Phone)
Added by Alex M. | Today, 08:16 PM
Spider-Man Unlimited (iPhone)
Added by Alex M. | Today, 08:16 PM
Spider-Man Unlimited (iPad)
Added by Alex M. | Today, 08:16 PM
Spider-Man Unlimited (Android)
Added by Alex M. | Today, 08:16 PM
Challenge of the Five Realms (Macintosh)
Added by menschenfeind | Today, 12:11 PM
Challenge of the Five Realms (Windows)
Added by menschenfeind | Today, 12:11 PM

New Screenshots

Spider-Man Unlimited screenshots by Alex M.

Peak Performance screenshots by りき hydao

The Happiest Days of Your Life screenshots by FatherJack

Reus screenshots by Sciere

SpellForce: Shadow of the Phoenix screenshots by Flapco

Agricultural Simulator 2011 screenshots by Patrick Bregger

Tank Force screenshots by Infernos

Reversi 3D TR screenshots by jean-louis

New Reviews [ more ]

Front cover
Psychonauts
"Clear your mental cobwebs before playing!"

Front cover
Gran Turismo 5
"GT5 will keep you entertained for a very long time."

Front cover
Killer7
"[To Goichi Suda.] It was the seventh of July…"

_-_, Sep 15, 2014

Front cover
Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3
"Mr. Hoyle, you've just given me nostalgia"


MobyGames News

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 (40) on Sep 09, 20148 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 (59) 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 (40) on Aug 24, 20140 comments
Congrats, Piltdown_Man; more platforms!
Just a quick update, since time and contributions whiz onwards - with a couple of key MobyGames updates:

- Massive congrats to piltdown_man for reaching 70,000 points - including 1006 games and 16,223 screenshots - on MobyGames! As Patrick Bregger notes in his thread: "As most approvers will know, he is not only dedicated to document shareware game collections and other obscure games (mostly PC) but also to document every single thought process and every piece of evidence in his comments to the approver." Amazing work!

- As noted by Kabushi in the new platforms thread, we've now added two brand new (and rather niche!) platforms - the Tomy Tutor/Pyuuta (info), and the Pokemon Mini (info) - which only has ten games total! So have at 'em...
Submitted by Simon Carless (40) on Aug 16, 20141 comments
New platforms & new MobyGoal (arcade!)
A couple of notable updates! Firstly, we've turned the keys of game platform adding over to veteran admin Kabushi, and he's gradually adding several that we don't have currently. Most recently, the Tatung Einstein (info) & the PC-6001 (info) are now added!

Separately, we've set up a new MobyGoal, and it's to get to 1500 arcade games - actually, we're already at 1300, so this one may be quite straightforward and we may end up extending it later, but let's see how we do! (Considering we didn't even have an arcade section 6 months ago, already getting to 1500 games is super-impressive.)
Submitted by Simon Carless (40) on Jul 26, 20140 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 (95%)

95% Complete

We need 1500 documented Arcade games to complete this goal!

This Day In Gaming

1949
Bundesministerium des Innern
Foundation of Bundesministerium des Innern
1985
Pooyan
NES version released. (Japan)
1986
Spy vs Spy
SEGA Master System version released. (Japan)
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