MobyGames News
We're rolled out a new release, here's a summary of the changes.

  • Game Hints are now clasified as either 'General Hints/Tips', 'Walkthroughs', and 'Cheats'. The interface for game hints has also been improved, to help you find the information you need. See Starlancer for an example.

  • Release information; including developers, publishers and dates are now grouped together so it's clear which companies were involved with which version of a game. Additionally, only release information for the first published version of a game is displayed on the games summary (next to the cover cover-art). See Tonk Hawk 2 for a good example of this in action.

  • One of the most common questions we get in email is "Where do I find the old game 'fill in the blank'?". Now there is a link directly to eBay's search from a game rap-sheet for older games such as the classic Sim City.

  • A new step has been added to the end of the New Game Wizard that allows you to contribute game items that you were prevented from adding while setting up a new game. You no longer have to wait until the game is approved to submit more information.

  • The Genre Rap-Sheet has been enhanced to give you more information about a particular genre, and the games that are part of that genre. See the Simulation Genre for an example of the updated page.

  • Past News has been updated to allow browsing through past news items posted on Moby by month and year instead of displaying every single news item posted since MobyGames started back an 1-Mar-1999. We're coming up on our 3rd anniversery.

  • In addition to the items listed above, there several other minor changes and bug fixes not worth mentioning here.

  • The ad serving has been updated to take advantage of features in IE that will allow the MobyGames pages to load before the ads load. There should be no more hanging while the top banner ad loads.
  • Submitted by Brian Hirt (10074) on Jan 23, 2002