Tip #72"Are you certain that you bought a particular game on its launch date? Do you still have the receipt with the box? Most stores print a date of purchase on the receipt, so you could check through some of your older games and fill in some more accurate release dates for lesser-known titles." - Ben Kosmina
Tip #32Games that are related, even indirectly, are often grouped together in a Game Group. So check out any Groupings you come across in a game's Rap Sheet -- you may learn something new. For example, check out Cinemaware games. If you notice games that should be added to a group, just go to the group and click the add games link.
Tip #65If 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.
Tip #83Scan cover art in a high resolution and make sure that the scans are completely straight, for the covers themselves as well as the game discs. Scan the art directly against the glass, out of the keep case or jewel case, as this will give a sharper image. Of course, when you keep your games sealed or shrinkwrapped, we make an exception.
Tip #24If you've put together a fan site dedicated to a particular game and that game isn't in the database, feel free to add it! But even if the game has already been added, you can still contribute your website's URL by viewing the game's rap sheet, then clicking Contribute. After it's approved, it will show up as a Related Website.
Tip #45Hints, Tips, and Tricks aren't necessarily for cheat codes; in fact, if you have any helpful hint about a game, contribute it even if it isn't related to cheating. Lots of MobyGames users have contributed gaming strategies, alternate ending paths, and more. You don't have to be a cheater to use our tips!
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Tip #5Once 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.
Tip #85Did you know you can enter the UPC, Sony part number, Nintendo part number, and other commonly used codes into the search to find an exact match for a game? -- Corn Popper (69590)
Tip #78Release dates can be hard to track down, especially for older games. Always consult multiple sources and compare them with an attentive eye. You can use developer and publisher websites, press releases, newsgroups or online shopping sites. For older games, you can look up earlier information or sites of defunct companies using the cached pages of www.archive.org. A lot of sites simply copy release dates from each other, so be wary. When a game goes "gold", it is sent out for duplication, that is not the release date. Watch out for "shipping dates" as well, it usually takes some more time before the games actually reach the store. When in doubt, you can leave open the day or the month, but for recent releases, an exact date should be possible.