We encountered a show-stopping bug that caused Moby to freak out: PostgreSQL
suddenly gobbled up all the shared memory and couldn't allocate any more.
We've restarted PostgreSQL to fix this, but are looking for a permanent fix.
Completely unrelated to the above event, we've decided to change the focus of
MobyGames: It was initially decided that we would try to
document and catalog all gaming platforms, but since several other projects
are underway that are already doing that, we have decided to stay focused on PC games only for the next few years. MobyGames is already built to handle extreme detail when it comes to PC
games, covering all sorts of details, from sound cards to system requirements. No other
gaming documentation project matches the detail of MobyGames, so we're going to stay focused on quality vs. quantity.
Along that line, we're pleased to announce some features in development
that we'll move to production soon in the coming weeks:
Multiple box covers for a single game, for multiple and/or European releases, and inside covers
User-contributed box covers
Proper organization of not only Publisher and Developer, but also Distributor and PC Conversion (and anything else a company did)
Other types of media storage, like music/sound clips and MPEG videos
Wow, in two days we've gotten two reviews already--not bad for our first
48 hours of operation! We've also coded some new features in; the rating
breakdown is off the main page, and the Top Ten and Bottom Ten are working
properly (fixed a sorting and numbering bug).