Milestone: 150,000 promo images on MobyGames!
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to promo images on MobyGames - that is to say, official screenshots, renders, wallpaper, concept art and more - since its establishment last year.

Amazingly, we've reached the 150,000 image milestone already. Recent contributions include GBA rally car renders, No Man's Sky special edition promo shots, and Lords Of Magic concept art, to name but three.

Why does hosting this matter at all? Well, we're putting new art online (or back online) in many cases, to be kept in safekeeping, indexed by Google Images and available on our API. And even when we're mirroring official store pages, we're ensuring that when that store goes down (and it will, eventually), the artwork is still available for posterity. Thanks again to all contributors, and roll on 200k!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1206) on Jan 29, 20172 comments
New 'entry helper' coming soon for Steam, PSN, iOS...


Some of you eagle-eyed MobyGames users may have noticed newly added games, for example Song Of The Deep, which are using the Steam (or PSN) Store description instead of a user-created description.

This is part of a Beta feature we're currently testing, allowing all users to add a game entry by augmenting the existing entry page for a game on a digital store. It will import release/platform information, digital covers and promo screenshots, and 'Ad Blurb' (the Store description), and is an extension of our successful screenshot grabbing feature which has added over 100,000 images to the site.

Having done this, you can (optionally) skip the 'description' stage of the entry - this will be particularly helpful for those who don't have English as a first language, but want to add entries from existing stores. (We still allow people to add a user description later, and are definitely encouraging people to write them where they can add info & value, though.)

The initial stores to be supported are the U.S. Steam store (Win/Mac/Linux), U.S. PlayStation Store (PS4/PS3/Vita), and Apple Store (iOS). If you'd like to Beta test this feature before its official rollout, please PM me - and thanks to Tracy Poff and our contributors for their hard work on it already!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1206) on Jan 21, 201722 comments
New 'most wanted' option for Promo Images
Just a small note - we've just added the ability to see which games don't have any Promo Images (official screenshots, etc) to the MobyGames Wanted page.

This means you can now easily find - in real-time - which games are missing that info. This is particularly helpful for platforms like iOS and Android, where we also have the 'scraper' tool. Enter an App Store or Google Play URL in the 'contribute... promo images' section & it'll grab the screenshots/promo art for you! Anyone want to go on an adding spree?
Submitted by Simon Carless (1206) on Jan 05, 20175 comments