Not currently. However, if you feel that MobyGames provides a service worth paying for (and who doesn't? ;-) then you're encouraged to learn about what it takes to become a Friend of MobyGames. We, and the entire gaming community, will thank you for it.
Cookies are not required until you log in with your user account. At that point, a single cookie will be set by MobyGames to keep track of you. By "keep track of you", we are not spying on you, collecting your browsing habits, or any of the other such cookie nonsense floating around the 'net. Instead, we are using cookies to make sure that you are who you say you are. This is prevent people from "hijacking" your MobyGames session or otherwise pose as you. And if you let your browser store the cookie, you give MobyGames the capability to automatically log you in, which saves you time.
In a graphical browser, click on the MobyGames logo. In a text browser, select the "MobyGames.com" text at the top of the screen and hit ENTER.
Can I use Lynx, Opera, Firefox on Linux, Macintosh, my cell phone ( fill in your own browser and platform ) to access MobyGames?
Yes, with some exceptions. We put forth an enourmous effort to make sure that MobyGames renders properly on most major browsers and operating systems. Everything is available and displayed, but getting the output looking "pretty" with ALL browsers and all platforms is a daunting taks and not one of our current priorities. The site remains usable, albeit a bit busy, in a text-only browser to facilitate vision-impaired users.
We check for text-only browsers by searching for the user agent string "Lynx". If there are other text-only browsers that don't use this string, please let us know so that we can code that recognition into MobyGames.
Using the Browsing interface on the main page, you can browse for some pretty interesting and wacko combinations, like:
- All real-time strategy games sorted by user rating, so you can figure out what to play when Command and Conquer gets boring. (Starcraft, Myth, etc.)
- All coin-op arcade game conversions that run on even the slowest 4.77MHz 8088 PC--and only the good ones, too, to give emulator authors a run for their money ;-). (Defender, Joust, Robotron, etc.)
- Odd combinations, or "genre-spanning" games, like interactive fiction (also known as text-adventure games, or "Infocom" games) that also has role-playing, real-time, or graphic elements. (Or has all three, like the original Hero's Quest.)
- Games that support Tandy/PCjr graphics and sound, for nostalgic value, or so that the old clunker in the basement is good for gaming when the nephews/nieces/grandkids come over for a visit.
- Specialized listings, like "top-down" RPGs (Ultimas 1-6, Wasteland, etc.) vs. "isometric" RPGs (Ultima 7-8, Diablo, etc.), vs. "1st-person" RPGs (Bard's Tale, Wizardry, Lands of Lore, etc.), and so on.
Nothing is hard-wired in our keyword-based system, so you're free to use your imagination.