New platforms added - PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
With the site now rolled back we are now able to add platforms again.
Welcome back to the old site!
Dec 19, 2013
Submitted by Reedx (1)
MobyGames has been acquired by Blue Flame Labs
. And as a first step, the site has been rolled back to the previous version. Welcome back. :)
See this forum post
for details. Much more to come. I hope you will all join us in helping to shape the future of MobyGames!
Microsoft's Xbox One premiere
November 22, 2013, Xbox One is available for sale as Microsoft's first video game console since launching the Xbox 360 in 2005. This is the third eighth-generation console on the market, it competes with Nintendo'sWii U (November 18, 2012) and Sony's PlayStation 4 (November 15, 2013).
Playstation 4 North America premiere
The second after Nintendo's Wii U eighth generation console - Playstation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment was launched in North America on November 15, 2013. The successor to the Xbox 360 - Xbox One will be released within one week, on November 22, 2013.
Wii - over 100000000!
Nintendo's Wii console has crossed 100 million units in global life-to-date sales. Big N achieved this during April-June quarter.
Wii is Nintendo's third gaming machine to have sold over 100 million units (others - DS and GameBoy)
New face among the Top 50
2013 - excellent year for erav
. First, 10k point, and now - All time Top 50.
New face among the Top 50
Apr 24, 2013
Submitted by YID YANG (164173)
just entered the coveted list of All-Time Top 50 MobyGames Contributors, joining the other three Russians there and ousting the veteran Indra
. Will the Indonesian lawyer and social critic be able to fight his way back to glory? Suspense builds up and the plot thickens!
New member in MobyGames 10k Club!
Next user has 10k points!
On behalf of all MobyGames contributors I'd like to congratulate Alsy
for passing the 10000 contribution points milestone. Now, 70 of Mobygames users have this achievement.
Sega Studios Australia closing this August
After the lay off of 40 employees at High Moon Studios, unknown number of positions at Square Enix Los Angeles and approximately 200 employees at LucasArts (which Disney has shifted to licensed based products instead of internal development), now Sega have confirmed that Sega Studios Australia will be shutting down this August.
Sega Studios Australia is based in Brisbane, known by their former name as the Australian branch of Creative Assembly - where they were responsible for Medieval II: Total War and the London 2012 Olympics game.
Disney shuts down publisher LucasArts
Disney has shut down LucasArts and canceled all current projects, as part of a move toward licensing out the Star Wars brand to other publishers. This would impact Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault.
Official statement from LucasArts:
"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles."
MobyGames 10k Club welcomes a new member
Mar 12, 2013
Submitted by Rola (5977)
On behalf of all MobyGames contributors I'd like to congratulate my fellow countryman, erav
for passing the 10000 contribution points milestone. As of today 69 of our users can boast this achievement.
Gamespy and 1UP close down
Ziff Davis has announced to shut down several websites in order to focus on IGN and AskMen. Among them are the gaming sites Gamespy
So if anyone has planned to process those sites for MobyRanks, now is the time before they go down the drain.
An internal memo can be found on kotaku