You can click on any graphical thumbnail to enlarge it. This is especially useful with box covers.
If you've ever read one of your approved reviews and wanted to go back and change or fix something, you can: Just click "Review Game" while viewing that game's rap sheet and you can re-edit and re-submit your review. Your existing review will already be filled in for easy editing.
To see the total number of games in the database, click the word "Database Stats" in the left frame on the main page. The resulting screen will have the number of games next to the word "Games".
Cruisin' for contribution points, but don't know what to add? Try an Advertising Blurb! Many of the games in the database have full back covers, but no Ad Blurb. A nearly-unlimited supply of free Contribution Points can be yours if you pull up said back covers and enter the text in as an Ad Blurb with Back Cover as the source. You don't even need to own the game! Cool, eh?
Just because an entry already exists in the database doesn't mean you can't snag some contribution points for it. :-) Many entries still don't have screenshots, trivia, box covers, or developer credits. Go to any of these entries and click "contribute" to get started.
Entering a game and don't know what to enter in a particular field or checkbox?
Aren't sure what the exact system requirements are for a game?
Just leave it blank--we'll take care of it. :-)
"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
Creating a user account allows you to contribute to the database and get a warm fuzzy feeling at the same time. :-) If you haven't already done so, click on "Create New Account" on the left-hand column to get started. You've got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Early games had such simple graphics that screenshots were not effective in marketing the game, so conceptual
illustrations were used instead. For an example of this, take a look at boxes from
compare them to their screenshots. (This is not to say that Funtastic and IBM games aren't fun--they are--we're just
using them as an example.)
When performing a Keyword Search, you don't have to type the full name; just type a few words (if that's all you can remember) and click the magnifying glass to display all partial matches.