Last updated on Feb 25, 2013
The following document is a list of Frequently-Asked Questions (and their answers) regarding MobyGames (http://www.mobygames.com/), the world's most comprehensive gaming database project. (MobyGames and all related materials pertaining to MobyGames are Copyright 1999-2009 MobyGames.)
The Standards page is the first thing you should read.
The FAQ has grown to the point where it is both a manifesto and a manual of operations, so it has been divided into the following sections:
- Design Goals and Manifesto
- General Usage
- Is there a fee for using MobyGames?
- Are cookies required to use MobyGames?
- How do I get back to the main menu?
- Can I use Lynx, Opera, Firefox on Linux, Macintosh, my cell phone ( fill in your own browser and platform ) to access MobyGames?
- What are some of the more advanced queries available on MobyGames?
- User Accounts
- Concepts and Glossary of Terms
- Where did you come up with the name for MobyGames?
- What are the standards to submissions for the site?
- What is a MobyScore?
- What is a MobyRank?
- Why are old games given good ratings/reviews if there are newer games with the same theme?
- Why do some games have more than one memory or operating system requirement when that's impossible?
- How do duplicate-named games get entered into the database
- Where can I get a list of the genres you currently have defined?
- Where's all of the legal mumbo-jumbo that I should know about?
- Why should I use MobyGames when there are already other game review web sites?
- Aren't you worried about copyright, trademark, or intellectual property infringement?
- Can I use the MobyGames database for my own purposes?
- I don't see my favorite game in the database... where is it?
- What are your favorite games?
- How do I capture screenshots for MobyGames?
- Why were my screenshots/covers/description/whatever rejected?
- How do I enter special unicode characters, like international letters or extended ASCII?
- How do I enter credits for console games and/or games I don't have a manual for?
- Why is your main genre list so sparse? Where's "Puzzle" games?
- Where can I find the 'Featured Articles' archive?
- Emails Answered
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