It pains me to do this, but it's part of my job to report bad news: We've had to change several entries back to "Work In Progress" because we've learned that the description, screenshots, and other info in some recently-submitted entries was copied from other websites with neither permission nor attribution. (Entries changed back into "Work In Progress" status can be edited and re-submitted via the Add Game link on the main page.)
To those people: Guys, you can't just copy Abandonware web pages and expect us not to know. We appreciate the desire to help, but MobyGames' informal motto has always been Quality over Quantity, and I'm sure we all appreciate that, right?
Brian is out on vacation and I need a bit of a rest, so approvals will be non-existant tonight as I catch up on lost sleep. (Just an FYI to those who have submitted entries and are wondering when they'll be approved).
It will be worth the wait for approvals to start up again Tuesday or Wednesday -- there's a lot of classics and obscure releases in the queue. Check the Recent Entries link in the left-hand column of this page perodically to keep track of what's new.
Just in case it wasn't clear: We are, for the time being, a PC-only database. We've had a flurry of new submissions, and while we appreciate help, we've had to reject some well-intentioned entries because they were games for non-PC platforms.
Brian and I have talked about going multi-platform in the past. If/When we do, classic 8-bit platforms like the Apple II, C64, and others will definitely be considered as platforms to be supported. But for right now, please -- PC only!
Poor David Wolf! Since becoming the featured game of the week 5 days
ago, he's been awaiting some ratings to see how people think of him. But there's only one more day left in the
coveted Game of the Week slot, and poor
David still only has one rating! Won't you take pity on poor
David Wolf: Secret Agent? It would make a certain Peregrine agent very happy...
We've been so busy approving entries to the database and planning new features that we completely missed June 13th! What happened on June 13th, you ask? That's the day that the July 2000 issue of PC Gamer magazine (CDROM edition) hit the newsstands, and the cover story, feature article, and included CDROM is completely dedicated to classic PC games! Amongst the pages, you'll find a small guide on getting classic games running under Windows, feature articles on how older games influenced newer ones, and interviews with game designers. The CDROM is packed with full versions of games like Alone in the Dark, Ultima 1, Terminal Velocity, and others.
And, oh yeah -- MobyGames is mentioned in a sidebar. :-)
So, to all of our new visitors referred here from PC Gamer, welcome! Grab a cool one and take a look around.
Well, WizardX stepped up to the plate and quickly submitted descriptions for all the Space Quest games. Fast! But just because he did it doesn't mean that you can't, so if you want to write a better (objective!) one, feel free and snag some points.
Just a reminder: Descriptions are supposed to be objective (no opinions, "this sucks", etc.). We've been seeing some subjective descriptions recently and had to submit them back to the author for editing.
Digger Remastered champion Andrew Jenner forwarded me a URL that I think all MobyGames users can get a kick out of, which I can best sum up as trials of a videogame character. It's pretty funny to those in the know; check it out.
Brian is back! At one point on his trip, he clocked 160 miles in one day. Not too shabby (and now neither is he ;-)
Also, the July 2000 issue of PC Gamer is out, and it's a doozy: It's more-or-less dedicated to classic games for the PC. And guess who has a mention in the magazine? Why, MobyGames, of course. Serendipity, my friends!