Cover Art

    There have been several changes to cover art in MobyGames.

    • Cover are now classified in a structured way. Covers can be classified by geography (US/France/Isreal/Etc), video format (PAL/NTSC), packaging (Keep Case/Jewel Case/Box/etc) and scan types (Front Cover/Media/Back Cover/etc). See Tony Hawk 2 for a good example of the new classifications.
    • Covers from the same package are grouped together instead of being displayed seperately. This allows for better representation of games that were released in multiple packages.
    • PNG files are now accepted when uploading cover art
    • Scans of media are now officially supported
    • During the contribution phase, a single zip file can be uploaded instead of several individual images

Interface Changes
    We've updated the look and feel of MobyGames to make it more usable, prettier and modern. We've tested the new design with IE 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, Opera 6.0 and Mozilla (aka Netscape 7.0). If you are using an earlier version of IE, you should probably upgrade for security reasons anyway. If you are using Netscape 4.7 or earlier things might not look as good as they used to, but that's a sacrifice we've decided to make as MobyGames moves towards newer technology. We're confident that you will like the changes.

New Platforms
    We've also added several new gaming platforms to the System. We are really excited to announce that we now are accepting submissions for the following systems:
    • Amiga
    • Sega CD
    • Sega 32X
    • Sega Saturn
    • Atari Lynx
    • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

    These platforms will be appearing on the site today and tomorrow.

    We've improved the contribution process for screenshots. You can now upload zip files containing the screenshots instead of uploading screenshots individually.

    The interface for contributing credits has been improved. When you contribute credits for a game that already has credits, it's more obvious are clear what's going on.

Misc Changes

    We've also made some minor changes that are worth noting. You can now opt out of recieving approval notifications via email on your Account Preferences page.

    We've also fixed a problem that has prevented people from submitting certain games to the system. In the past, if a game was submitted to MobyGames for a particular platform, and then rejected by an approver, it was no longer possible for someone else to contribute that game.