Due to a lack of funding the site will be shutting down in two weeks.
The data gathered over the years is safe. Hopefully we will find more funding to bring the site back up soon.
The MobyGames staff would like to thank everyone for the wonderfully years of dedication everyone has put into this project and we hope to see you soon.
The joke would've been more effective, if you'd waited until tomorrow with the "April fools" notification :P.
MobyGames shutting down in two weeks?!? NOOOO!!!! But it's April Fools Day, sure Rob? =D
So true... It would have been a lot funnier reading this thread!
Neither was I. Something like "due to funding problems MobyGames will make part of the contents only available to subscribers ($5/month)" would have been funnier.
Or even the old and tried "MG has been sold to X" (X = insert any nasty conglomerate).
CP, you had me going for a 1 second. Just a second, mind you.
I knew it was April Fools and yet I still got nervous reading it...!
Just by the length of the news post, I already knew that something like "only kidding" or "april fools" would be written at the bottom. Nice try though.
If anything, I feel sorry for all the users who have 1000+ points and actually believed this at first. Your hearts must have nearly exploded.