Our motto? Quality over quantity. We'd rather have missing information than wrong information, so if you're not completely sure of a fact or detail, just leave it blank and we'll take care of it (if it needs taking care of).
Cruisin' for Contribution Points, Volume Two: If you own a game that doesn't have screenshots in MobyGames, take a few -- they're worth 2 points each. Even if a game already has screenshots, you can still get your screenshots accepted if they are better than what we have on file. What's better than what we have? Examples include shots that have actual gameplay in them instead of just an intro cinematic; shots that don't give the ending of the game away; shots that are encoded properly (320x200 games saved as 4/16/256-color GIF instead of a 640x400 JPG). The last section of the FAQ has some pointers on taking screenshots.
If one of our cover scans stinks, feel free to replace it! Just because we have a cover scan on file doesn't mean it's decent; if you feel you can submit a significantly better one, go right ahead.
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If you know an existing game was released under a different platform than is listed on its Rap sheet, and you know the release date and the publisher/developer, you can easily add it.
- Go to the existing game's Rap sheet.
- On the left frame click Contribute.
- On the next screen, click New Platform.
- Just follow the game wizard and that's it. It'll be looked over by an approver and should be added in shortly.
Before adding a game entry, check to see if it's in the database first. Doing so will save you the frustration of having the redundant entry rejected.
When selecting countries in release info items, keep in mind that games have different release dates, publishers and distributors for specific regions. The United States and the United Kingdom are almost never listed alongside in the same item. Also, different regions have different product codes, therefor release info items are split, and submitted as separate items.
You can add new platform attributes -- or edit existing ones -- by going to the game's page and then click the "Contribute" link and submit the info via the Game wizard.
Clicking on the Technical Specs. for a game and and then on a rating like ESRB for example will give you a list of all games in that rating. Cool! Especially for those who want to limit their selection list to those suitable for just kids (or just adults) etc.
Once you've added a game entry to MobyGames, make sure you go back and check it out once it's been approved. This not only catches any errors we may make, but lets you rate or review your new game entry as well.