Thanks to Patrick the MobyGames database is vastly richer with his many thousands of high quality contributions. Including 1,574 games, 1,086 credits, 1,115 pieces of trivia, 1,574 descriptions and much much more.
Including: Chris Hayes, Father Jack, Simon Carless, Brave Wave Productions, MK2k, Trixter, netsabes, Rob Caporetto, Smike, Arjon van Dam, Reinhold Hoffmann, Sgt. Nukem, Johan Jönsson, Mike Melanson, Víctor "vEK" Cerezo, Glenn Sugden and Ole Bekkelund.
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According to founder Trip Hawkins, "The original name had been Amazin' Software. But I wanted to recognize software as an art form and wanted to change it to SoftArt. But Dan Bricklin of Software Arts asked us not to use that name. So, in October of 1982 I called a meeting of our first twelve employees and our outside marketing agency and we brainstormed and decided to change it to Electronic Arts."
Quote from Gamasutra.
I remember when RollerCoaster Tycoon was released and it dominated the NPD PC charts for years. It was an extremely impressive achievement, especially given that the game was created by one developer and programmed in assembly of all things.
To celebrate, GOG has a sale on the original games for just $8.17 until April 2nd. If you haven't played these classics in a while, this is a good opportunity to get them on the cheap!
Today there were also a number of design updates to the header and footer, as well as some new functionality for approvers.
Further discussion and details on the latest site update can be found here.
We've opened a new forum just for this purpose. Simply post a thread with whatever you remember about the game and our many experts will help you. No matter how old or obscure, they will likely find it!
We did a stealth launch to make sure everything was working, so you'll see 13 games added already, including Tetris and awesome Magnetic Scrolls adventure game The Pawn. So - have at it
- Metacritic analysis from previous MobyGames analyzer.
- The Weekly Whale - MobyGames Site News, Week of Jan. 12th