Forums > News > Happy New Year to all MobyGames readers/contributors!

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Simon Carless (1834) on 12/31/2016 4:07 PM · Permalink · Report

Thanks to everyone for supporting MobyGames in 2016 - both by reading, using our images, and by contributing data. Some of the highlights of the year - we added support for most box-related images, not just box art cover/media, we tweaked our genre system in some smart ways, we have select auto-approval (allowing us to be basically caught up on approvals for the first time in, uh, 10 years or more), we added the promotional images section and - partly thanks to some smart semi-automation - already have over 135,000 images (!) in there, we added an API that's currently in Beta, and that's not even taking into account all the MobyGames contributor milestones we've been listing in news.

Once again, thanks so much for supporting us! In 2017, expect us to start getting more up to speed on new digital (mobile, PC/Mac, console) releases with a new 'entry scraper' that is in approver-only Beta right now. And we're very early on working on a complete code rewrite of MobyGames - don't expect it soon, but we're excited to eventually (hopefully!) get off of this 1999-era codebase and onto something that looks better and is more flexible for all of us. Happy 2017!

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Flapco (46055) on 1/1/2017 11:46 AM · Permalink · Report

Happy New Year

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Victor Vance (18115) on 1/1/2017 1:33 PM · Permalink · Report

Happy new year 2017 from me too!

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chirinea (47507) on 1/1/2017 2:04 PM · Permalink · Report

Feliz ano novo!

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Éiregamer94 (12157) on 1/2/2017 12:00 AM · Permalink · Report

Happy New Year to you too Simon, wishing you and all Mobygames contributors all the best for 2017! And I'll definitely upload more game covers :-D

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Evil Ryu (66053) on 1/2/2017 3:54 PM · Permalink · Report

I'm so late, but... Happy New Year for all! ^_^

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Daniel Saner (3503) on 1/2/2017 10:25 PM · Permalink · Report

Happy new year to everyone! Staff, contributors, and visitors alike =) And a very big thank you to everyone who has put work (and money) into the site over the last year!

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Virgil (8563) on 1/5/2017 1:00 AM · Permalink · Report

Happy New Year to you too! Let's hope it'll bring us more positive news.

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ZeTomes (36265) on 1/5/2017 4:20 AM · edited · Permalink · Report

Bom Ano Novo e boas entradas from Portugal!

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Havoc Crow (29904) on 1/6/2017 3:58 PM · Permalink · Report

Have an even better 2017, everyone!

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ABGamer (70) on 1/13/2017 2:25 AM · Permalink · Report

Happy New Year!

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Pseudo_Intellectual (66423) on 1/13/2017 9:40 PM · Permalink · Report

Many thanks, Simon! I can't recall exactly when the changeover occurred or when fixes we'd been discussing for ... over a decade... began being implemented, but I think that 2016 was the first time in a long time that I didn't associate a pervasive feeling of existential dread with using Mobygames. A glimmer of hope, what's that?