Tips

Tip #60

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.

Tip #17

If the description of a game is too vague or confusing, try checking the game's Advertising Blurb to see the original advertising copy, sometimes directly from the game's box or website. (Hey, we don't type 'em in for nothin'! ;-)

Tip #33

Did you know that you can contribute a poll? If there is an idea that you have for a poll, please let us know. We are always looking for new ideas.

Tip #59

Sometimes a developer receives a nickname during the development of a game. However when entering credits to the database we do not accept nicknames right into the person's name like John "Madman" Doe. Adding the nickname often results in a duplicate entry. What you can do, depending on how the credits are structured, is to add the nickname to the end of the person's name in parenthesis like John Doe (Madman). Additionally you can submit a name correction to the person's profile stating that John "Madman" Doe should be an aka.

Tip #10

Some game companies put a great deal of creative effort into their packaging. Take a closer look at the box covers you see here (for an example, try Captain Blood or Pinball Construction Set).

Tip #2

Having trouble finding the exact spelling of something? Just type a partial string into the advanced full-site search box and hit enter, and all partial matches will be displayed (as well as exact matches).

Tip #23

Most attributes have a description of what they mean. So the next time you look quizzically at "CGA (Tweaked)", go ahead and click on it to learn what it means.

Tip #52

When adding credits that contain a "Jr." (like 'Robert D. Leonard, Jr.'), don't include the comma. If you do, it gets split up into 'Robert D. Leonard' and 'Jr.' as two different people. Simply omit the comma before the Jr. and it will get added correctly.

Tip #47

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.

Tip #54

How to scan the back of a jewel case, where the insert is encased in plastic? For typical jewel cases, JPaterson writes: "Take the case and place it down face up. Open the case. Grab the black plastic by the larger, indented piece (furthest to the left, where the front case opens). Grab each end with a finger, and pull. You'll hear a snap. Now move your fingers to the center of the case and pull some more. The whole one side will come pop out. Now just pull it out. "