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The Stanley Parable
New Trivia by Sciere | Today, 08:10 PM
Monument Valley
New Trivia by Sciere | Today, 08:10 PM
Fit Up
New Windows cover by jean-louis | Today, 08:06 PM
Deus Ex Machina: Game of the Year 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
New Android, iPad and iPhone cover by Sciere | Today, 08:06 PM
New PC Booter credits by vileyn0id_8088 | Today, 05:53 PM
Spherical Vengeance
New Windows credits by Teran | Today, 05:50 PM

New Games [ more ]

Fit Up (Windows)
Added by jean-louis | Today, 08:06 PM
Deus Ex Machina: Game of the Year 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Windows)
Added by Sciere | Today, 08:06 PM
Deus Ex Machina: Game of the Year 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Ouya)
Added by Sciere | Today, 08:06 PM
Deus Ex Machina: Game of the Year 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Macintosh)
Added by Sciere | Today, 08:06 PM
Deus Ex Machina: Game of the Year 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Linux)
Added by Sciere | Today, 08:06 PM
Deus Ex Machina: Game of the Year 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition (iPhone)
Added by Sciere | Today, 08:06 PM

New Screenshots

Fit Up screenshots by jean-louis

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero screenshots by mailmanppa

Atomic Bomberman screenshots by Kage Melliuc

WW2: Time of Wrath screenshots by 666gonzo666

Star Jacker screenshots by Kabushi

Shanghai screenshots by Infernos

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse screenshots by GTramp

Holiday Bonus screenshots by LepricahnsGold

New Reviews [ more ]

Front cover
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
"La li lu le lo."

Front cover
"Terrific arcade conversion of the classic!"

Front cover
"«Thanks for playing the best game ever.»"

Front cover
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer
"How To Deal With Addiction While Befriending Bear Spirits"

MobyGames News

In Memoriam: PolloDiablo (Astrid Beulink)
Just a short note that, tragically, former MobyGames contributor PolloDiablo, aka Astrid Beulink (who is ranked in the Top 60 all-time on Moby) lost her battle with cancer earlier this month, according to Adventure-Treff (German-language). Astrid - who posted in the Approver forum in November to update us on her progress - was very active in the adventure gaming community in particular as a beta tester and contributor. She will be missed by all of the communities she supported, including us here at Moby.
Submitted by Simon Carless (47) on Jan 18, 201523 comments
MobyGames Stats 2014
A new year. A new MobyGames stats graph!

Happy new year everybody!

Previous years: January 2014 January 2013 January 2012 January 2011 January 2010 January 2009

Each coloured shape in the graph represents a platform. 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.

Of course the graph is only as complete as our database is.

Notable changes:
  • I've changed to a different colour scheme. It may be a bit harder on the eyes, but with some macro magic I tried to keep related platforms similar colours. For example all Microsoft platforms are shades of orange, Apple is green, Sony is blue, Nintendo is red, ZX is purple, and because there are only so many colours Commodore is a different shade of green. I also grouped brands with only one platform into similar colours based on the type of platform (console, handheld, pc, etc.)
  • I'm now using MobyGames data for Arcade games, this means that there are much fewer arcade games shown in the graph this year. Although we managed to document an impressive 1525 in the last year, that's nowhere near the 8000+ of arcade-history.com
  • 7004 new games compared to last year's graph, in spite of the huge decrease of Arcade games!
  • 159 different platforms are displayed in the graph!

Submitted by vedder (20265) on Jan 04, 201527 comments
Happy holidays - new records, new platforms!
Well, it's that holiday time of the year, and we're finishing up with a bang! Two things, this time! First, as the ever-delightful Karsa Orlong points out in a PM to me: "New records: - the first four top contributors (FatherJack, Sciere, Karsa Orlong, 666gonzo666) beat their annual records with FatherJack setting the all time year to year record - Sciere set a new annual record of approvals (beating my 60k approvals from 2013), what is the proof, together with contributions points record, of his alien deep space cybernetic origin!"

Second, Kabushi continues to add new platforms, and if hyou follow this forum thread, you can see them being piled up in _real-time_, which is awesome. Just added is the Bally Astrocade, among a number of others. Finally, once again - thanks to EVERYONE who makes MobyGames' continued success possible - and have a wonderful Xmas & New Year!
Submitted by Simon Carless (47) on Dec 23, 20145 comments
All Neo Geo Pocket Color games now documented!
A cute little milestone here - 666gonzo666 points out that, now he's added Baseball Stars, every single Neo Geo Pocket Color game (all 36!) are now up on MobyGames. Hurray!
Submitted by Simon Carless (47) on Nov 26, 20146 comments
4,000 C64 games - & goodbye to valued contributors!
Thanks to Karsa Orlong for pointing out that we've just shot past 4,000 games for the Commodore 64 - an impressive milestone! Looks like a lot of this is due to the powerhouse known as FatherJack going through missing games alphabetically - thanks to him and ALL who are contributing to the tally here!

Also, sad news - a couple of contributors have hung up their spurs. The artist sometimes known as joyvalley (and thf) has left the building, and as a #3 all-time contributor, we're incredibly appreciative for his work. The same is true for Top 10 all-time contributor MAT, who is also no longer hitting the submit button :/ Maybe we'll see them back in the future, but if not, we'd like to thank them for their tireless preservation of video game history!

[Final bonus news item - Kabushi has added the Coleco Adam & Camputers Lynx systems (!) as MobyGames platforms, yay as we try to complete our portfolio. You can add games, now and if you'd like to add tech specs, see this thread.]
Submitted by Simon Carless (47) on Nov 23, 20148 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

3,500 Amiga Games (91%)

91% Complete

We need 297 more Amiga games documented to complete this goal!

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