User Review: Wolfenstein 3D by id Software (1992)

MobyGames News
Thanks to the generousity of Tony and Rhonda Van, we've added 15 games to the Giveaway, bringing the number of games up to a whopping 29! Obviously, many thanks to the Vans.

Trivia for the day: Did you know that Tony Van designed Westwood's first real-time strategy game, predating even Dune 2? Check out his developer profile for the details.
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 27, 2000
MobyGames News
Kudos to Matthew Bailey for adding Theme Park World as our 1100th entry.

And a big thanks to everyone who has been contributing to MobyGames; even though we may edit, correct, or sometimes reject entries and contributions, every little bit helps make MobyGames the definitive PC gaming reference--built by us, the gaming community.
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 27, 2000
MobyGames News
In the news: IGN's PC Network mentioned our Abandonware article.
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 24, 2000
MobyGames News
We've had a couple of questions regarding the new review approval system (probably because we forgot to include it in the release notes -- oops!), so here's what changed:

  • Reviews are, for the most part, still worth two contribution points.
  • Reviews that just barely meet the minimum requirements of a review (at least two full sentences in at least one section) or reviews that don't explain the author's point of view well will get one point.
  • Reviews that fully explain the author's view, are verbose while still being relevant, or otherwise simply kick ass, will get three points.


The number of points you get for a review are shown in the email you receive when that review is approved.

We've also been seeing this recently: Games that "support" Windows 95 and higher even though the games were released in 1994 or earlier. Needless to say, we're automatically correcting these entries :-)
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 21, 2000
MobyGames News
A new Feature Article is up! This time, we examine Abandonware and try to tackle the legal issues behind it. If you've ever wondered what's legal and what's not, head on over to the little box at the right of the page and check it out.

(Want to write your own feature article to appear on MobyGames? Contact us!)
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 17, 2000
MobyGames News
In the media: IGN mentioned us in their news section.
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 16, 2000
MobyGames News
We had a problem with networking hardware earlier today, but it's been fixed.

Also, Alan Chan is the MobyUser of the day, since he tipped us over the 1000 entry mark with his entry for Trespasser. Way to go, Alan!
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 15, 2000
MobyGames News
Welcome to the new MobyGames! As you can see, a few things have changed visually, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

1. We're now an affiliate of the IGN gaming network, and we're really exited about it. One of the biggest benefits of being part of a large network is exposure, and that helps introduce MobyGames to a new audience. This can only help Moby in a positive way: More contributions, more ratings, more reviews -- more of what makes MobyGames truly "built by gamers".

2. We've rolled out a huge new codebase with so many new features that we've compiled release notes for you to read at your leisure. Top Games, credits (both displayed and entering), off-site searches, and other numerous enhancements were made, so we encourage you to read the release notes.
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 15, 2000
MobyGames News
We've added another miscellaneous attribute to the database that many early-to-mid-1990s games had special support for: VR headsets. Right now the list is very small; if you see any games that supported VR headsets at some point, let us know at [email protected] and we'll correct those entries to include the VR attribute.
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 11, 2000
MobyGames News
Our current poll is one of the closest we've ever run; Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, and Duke Nukem 3D are all vieing for the top spot. If you haven't voted already, please do so! (And remember, you don't need to be a registered user to vote.)
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 10, 2000
MobyGames News
We missed it (I guess we were too busy adding games :-), but MobyGames had its one year aniversary on March 1st. Happy Birthday to us, and here's looking forward to an exciting second year!
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 08, 2000
MobyGames News
Kudos to Derrick 'Knight' Steele, who added our 900th entry today with Castaway: The Ordeal Begins.
Submitted by Trixter (8731) on Mar 03, 2000