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(Semi)-Weekly Whale - April 11th!
And here's the latest (Semi)-Weekly Whale, rounding up milestones, new additions to the database, and thanks from the Patreon crowdfunding we've been doing of late! Dig in...
Submitted by Simon Carless (26) on Apr 11, 20140 comments
A new member of the 100k club
Congratulations to Patrick Bregger who is now only the 5th person in MobyGames history to reach the 100,000 point milestone! An incredible achievement.

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.
Submitted by MobyReed (52) on Apr 09, 20148 comments
Thank you Patrons!
A big huge Moby-sized thanks to our first Patrons!

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.

As a special thanks to our early supporters, the first 100 will also be immortalized as a Founding Patron. Forever listed on MobyGames.com even if you are only a patron for a month.

To become a Patron, or for more information, please see our Patreon page.
Submitted by MobyReed (52) on Apr 09, 20140 comments
Introducing Moby's Trivia Tuesday!
Did you know that Electronic Arts was originally called Amazin' Software?

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.
Submitted by MobyReed (52) on Apr 08, 20140 comments
RollerCoaster Tycoon's 15th Anniversary
This month MobyGames turned 15 and so did the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon series!

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!
Submitted by MobyReed (52) on Mar 31, 20146 comments
MobyGames - please support our Patreon!
Exciting news - MobyGames has set up a Patreon to help fund continued expansion of the site. We're soliciting for monthly contributions - from $5 to $1,000 and beyond, including rewards - to "help us to continue modernizing the site (including making it mobile-friendly), improve contribution tools and flows, get the catalogue further up to date, attract more contributors and build a publicly accessible API." Please read more over at the MobyGames Patreon website.
Submitted by Simon Carless (26) on Mar 28, 20147 comments
Introducing Moby the Whale
We are happy to announce a new MobyGames logo and mascot!



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.
Submitted by MobyReed (52) on Mar 11, 201417 comments
Weekly Whale - March 10th, 2014!
Check things out right here for the latest Weekly Whale at MobyGames, featuring a spectacular milestone for FatherJack, latest code updates, success from the 'Find A Game' forum, the quest for Facebook games, and a question about the next MobyGoal! Read it now...
Submitted by Simon Carless (26) on Mar 10, 20140 comments
New forum opened (Find a Game)
Trying to find an old game, but can't remember the name of it?

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!
Submitted by MobyReed (52) on Mar 02, 20140 comments
Weekly Whale _is_ Site Update/Redesign - Feb 23rd
Hey folks - in lieu of a full Weekly Whale update, we've rolled out a bumper site redesign today, which you can find Reed talking about over on the forums - header and footer changes, sidebar links being moved to the top, and all other manner of neatness. Feedback and comments are being addressed in real-time so feel free to chime in!
Submitted by Simon Carless (26) on Feb 24, 20144 comments
New platform - Amstrad PCW
Rejoice, for a new platform is here - the Amstrad PCW - the Wikipedia page has more, but it's British, astoundingly ugly in an '80s type way, and it certainly has a few games for 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
Submitted by Simon Carless (26) on Feb 20, 20140 comments
Weekly Whale' for Feb 17th - go go go!
Time for another Weekly Whale! We're back to a Top 5 for the week, and there sure are a lot of things going on here - from completed platforms to new tech updates to a MobyGoal update. Read on here!
Submitted by Simon Carless (26) on Feb 18, 20140 comments