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I rolled out a new release of MobyGames which adds some new cool features and also fixes many minor bugs.
Related Websites for Developers: Game developers can can have related
websites associated with them. They can be contributed on a Developers
Rap Sheet. Each contributed site is worth one contribution point.
Overlays: Pictures of overlays can now be contributed for games.
Overlays are those pieces of paper/plastic that went over a controller
on older game systems. Overlays can be contributed for Atari 2600, Atari
5200, Intellivision, Vectrex and ColecoVision. Each contributed overlay
is worth one contribution point.
Rating Systems: Ratings Systems (ESRB, USK, PEGI, etc) have been
seperated from Tech-Info and now are contributed seperately and viewed
seperately. Rating System submissions are worth one contribution point
each. If you submitted Tech-Info and Rating Systems in the past, they
will be spilt into seperate entries and, as a result, your contribution
rating will increase.
New Top Contributors: Top Contributors
has been rewritten to allow top contributors to be viewed by year,
submission type or by both.
Contribution Points: The
contribution points page of your account has been updated to give
more detailed information about your contribution rating, and also
give you the abilite to view points by year. For some types of
items, you can also browse through the items you submitted.
Approval System Changes: Contribution points are updated immediately
when items are approved. Additionally, your email notification will
inform you of how many points you were awarded, and a description of how
points are calculated.
Notable Bug Fix: Contribution Points were not being awarded for alternate
company names, alternate game titles, featured games and polls. Each
of these types now earn one contribution point each, with the exception of
featured games which earn two. Points have been awarded retroactively,
so many users, your contribition rating will increase. There was also an
error in the way points were calculated for rating a game, as a result,
your rating might increase if you have rated games.
Game sheet displays properly with the MobyDark theme
The 'Selected Shot' on the game sheet only displays screenshots for the
Joshua Slone points out that Nintendo publishes a list of all officially licensed NES, SNES, GB, VB, N64, and GBC games. You can find the PDF document here. For all but a few it
lists the year and month of release, as well as the
publisher. Total, that's on the order of 2500 games
listed, in a 173 kilobyte file. Pretty handy to have
elpolloesrojo is MobyGames latest donating member. We really appreciate the support. The harsh reality is that this project costs us money to run. If you feel you can afford to help defray some of our costs, a $5 donation would be most helpful. If you make a contribution, you will receive a bronze star ( ) next to your name so that all MobyGames users know you are a contributing member.