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Award Winners: Platinum EditionNew DOS cover by Rainer S | Yesterday, 10:55 PM
Total AnnihilationNew Windows cover by Danfer | Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Syphon Filter 3New promo image by Virgil | Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Puyopuyo TetrisNew Nintendo 3DS credits by リカルド・フィリペ | Yesterday, 01:14 PM

Just Added more

Dizzy Panic (Atari ST)Added by S Olafsson | Yesterday, 04:40 AM
The Flame in the Flood (PlayStation 4)Added by Sciere | Yesterday, 04:23 AM
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (PlayStation 4)Added by Jouni Lahtinen | Yesterday, 04:22 AM
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (PlayStation 4)Added by MAT | Yesterday, 04:22 AM

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Scorched Planet

DOS

by MrFlibble

Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45

SNES

by リカルド・フィリペ

Mega Man: Legacy Collection

Windows

by リカルド・フィリペ

Memory Builder: Concentration

Atari 8-bit

by Kabushi

New Cover Art more

Award Winners: Platinum Edition

by Rainer S

Total Annihilation

by Danfer

Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord

by Rainer S

Command & Conquer: Generals

by Rainer S

New Promo Art more

Syphon Filter 3

by Virgil

Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover

by Evil Ryu

Ben 10: Alien Force

by Evil Ryu

Pac-Man World 3

by Evil Ryu

New Reviews

Front cover

The Last Guardian

"How to Train Your Trico"

by krisko6 on Jan 12, 2017
Front cover

Companions of Xanth

"One of a kind adventure game"

by mailmanppa on Jan 06, 2017
Front cover

Exploration

"Great DOS game which will run on Win98 and maybe DOSbox"

by Ron Guglielmo on Jan 01, 2017
Front cover

Mega Pinball

"Poor"

by piltdown_man on Jan 01, 2017

MobyGames News

New 'most wanted' option for Promo Images
Just a small note - we've just added the ability to see which games don't have any Promo Images (official screenshots, etc) to the MobyGames Wanted page.

This means you can now easily find - in real-time - which games are missing that info. This is particularly helpful for platforms like iOS and Android, where we also have the 'scraper' tool. Enter an App Store or Google Play URL in the 'contribute... promo images' section & it'll grab the screenshots/promo art for you! Anyone want to go on an adding spree?
Submitted by Simon Carless (897) on Jan 05, 20175 comments
Happy New Year to all MobyGames readers/contributors!
Thanks to everyone for supporting MobyGames in 2016 - both by reading, using our images, and by contributing data. Some of the highlights of the year - we added support for most box-related images, not just box art cover/media, we tweaked our genre system in some smart ways, we have select auto-approval (allowing us to be basically caught up on approvals for the first time in, uh, 10 years or more), we added the promotional images section and - partly thanks to some smart semi-automation - already have over 135,000 images (!) in there, we added an API that's currently in Beta, and that's not even taking into account all the MobyGames contributor milestones we've been listing in news.

Once again, thanks so much for supporting us! In 2017, expect us to start getting more up to speed on new digital (mobile, PC/Mac, console) releases with a new 'entry scraper' that is in approver-only Beta right now. And we're very early on working on a complete code rewrite of MobyGames - don't expect it soon, but we're excited to eventually (hopefully!) get off of this 1999-era codebase and onto something that looks better and is more flexible for all of us. Happy 2017!
Submitted by Simon Carless (897) on Dec 31, 201611 comments
MobyGames Stats - 2016 edition
Somewhat earlier than normal, my yearly MobyTradition. Going strong for 8th years in a row, I present to you the stats graph of entries per game platform!

Previous editions:
January 2016 - January 2015 - January 2014 - January 2013 - January 2012 - January 2011 - January 2010 - January 2009


(Click to enlarge)

An explanation: each coloured shape in the graph represents a platform. The horizontal axis is time. The vertical axis represents the number of games released. So the height of a shape on a given point in time indicates the number of games released for that platform that year. The total height of the graph on a given point in time shows the total releases that year.

[All data taken from MobyGames. Of course, the graph is only as complete as our database is - meaning we currently undercount some new digital game platforms like PC/Mac, digital console, and iOS/Android since we don't 'scrape' those databases automatically - and the dropoff in 2015 and 2016 is because we're still entering newer games into the database. Come help us if you can!]
Submitted by vedder (20637) on Dec 29, 201612 comments
Official screenshot blitz - kudos to FireFang9212, Maner76!


Just wanted to update on some of the large strides we've made with 'promo images' (in this case, official screenshots) in recent weeks, thanks to FireFang9212 (on PlayStation platforms) and Maner76 (for Nintendo platforms!)

Recently, FireFang9212 has been going backwards through the PS3 releases we have adding promotional images from PlayStation.com. This is easier now that we support 'vanilla' PlayStation.com game page URLs in addition to PlayStation Store pages. He's doing a great job, having added almost 7500 images in the past few weeks, yay. In many cases these database entries had no screenshots at all, so it's a major win.

Additionally, Maner76 has been doing similarly for Nintendo DS games, and has got over 2500 images added, which is an amazing total - again including many games that were completely lacking in-game visuals in our system until now.

If anyone would like to help them out, we're looking for people to tackle PSP, PS Vita or PS4 entries systematically by going alphabetically through and putting PlayStation.com URLs in to our easy 'scraping' system for each game. If anyone wants to add Wii/Wii U & 3DS promo images, we could also do with some help there - although some scraping has occurred for some of the above platforms.

Just mention it in the thread attached to this news, and work methodically, so we don't step on each other! And for games we don't have in our database at all, look for a scraping-related announcement/advancement on this soon. (Also, we just added the ability to scrape JP.PlayStation.com URLs, if anyone would like to help on Japanese-only titles or if screenshots differ on the Japanese version of PlayStation.com.)
Submitted by Simon Carless (897) on Dec 22, 20167 comments
Rainer S. - the magical 50,000 MobyPoints!
Just a very brief shout-out to Rainer S. for his spectacular new MobyPoints milestone. After reaching 25,000 points back in December of last year, he's made it all the way to 50,000 as of today! That's 25th on the all-time list, and a massive amount of high-quality game cover scans has a lot to do with that. Please join me in thanking him for his sterling work.

Submitted by Simon Carless (897) on Dec 19, 201618 comments

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Tip Of The Day

For older games, it can sometimes be hard to track down the publisher or developer. You can look it up online, or look for clues on the cover art, in the manual or in the game itself. When in doubt, leave it out - we're about quality, not quantity.   more tips

Current MobyGoal

3000 ZX Spectrum Games (97%)

97% Complete

We need 64 more ZX Spectrum games documented to complete this goal!

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