When adding a game via the Add Game Wizard, make sure you get the name right! The Wizard checks to see if the game title you're entering into the database already exists, and puts up a small warning if it finds a match. But it can't match properly if you misspell or mistype the name...
I've had to reject some entries recently because of this, so I thought I'd warn you.
In case it wasn't obvious: MobyGames will not accept game entries for games that have not yet gone gold (been released into production). In other words, if a game is still in development, it will not be accepted into MobyGames until it has been published.
We've got a new feature in development that we're excited to be unleashing, but it won't be ready for about 2 weeks or so. Until then (warning: spoiler alert), don't submit any trivia that involves "versions" or "release dates". You'll see what we mean when we roll out the feature.
We've rolled out a new release, you should read the release notes for more information. One important thing you should know is that part of this upgrade requires us to rebuild our search database which will take sereval hours. Unfortunately, during this time the searches will give you imcomplete results.
If you have a clear sky in your area, go to a dark place at night and look up at the stars. The earth passes through an asteroid belt this time each year, and the possibility of seeing shooting stars is greatest on August 12th and 13th.
Not gaming related, I know, but I thought it would be of interest to people of like mindsets. :-)
Congratulations goes to Pix, who entered our 2000th entry
Wings of Glory, a forgotten Origin WW1 flight sim that used the same 3-D
engine as Strike Commander and Pacific Strike. (Seems as if that engine kept going back in time, eh?)
Another sign of MobyGames' success? When dedicated users are contributing entries to the database -- and
good ones at that -- for games that I personally have bid on and purchased specifically to enter into the database
myself! I was "beaten to the punch" three times tonight during approvals (Wings of Glory, Clandestiny, and UFO),
which is ironic on several levels.
Which reminds me: I have some more games to add to the Game Giveaway soon, so watch News for the
announcement that I've updated that area. Stay tuned.
I'm holding a midnight vigil tonight for my true-blue IBM PC/XT. After over 16 years of faithful service, it kicked
the bucket, hard. While the power comes on and the hard drive spins up, it does nothing else; it won't
even beep out a POST error code. RIP, my poor little PC. You were a good friend.
While I'm proud of our Abandonware feature article, it's getting stale. Not to worry -- A new feature article is in
the works that should prove very entertaining. Think "history"; think "multimedia"; think "magnetic tape".