Site Update (April 8th)

  • Added gold star and blue flame icons for Patrons (please email moby@mobygames.com w/ your account name if you haven’t yet)
  • Added ability for Patrons to remove ads
  • Added Platinum Supporters to the footer
  • Fixed screenshot edit function for approver+ folks
  • Minor design updates for login / register pages
  • Updated MobyGoal to be more attainable… (changed from 4,500 -> 4,000)
  • And introducing Moby’s Trivia Tuesday! An interesting factoid every Tuesday from the MobyGames vault ‘o trivia.

Site Update (March 30th)

I’m very excited about this update, because… we’ve resolved the long standing cache problem! (e.g, the issue w/ new game urls not updating or newly approved games blinking in and out of existence, etc). Additionally, you should find the site a good bit faster. A big huge Moby-sized thanks to Brian Hirt for his help.

A few other things:

  • Added a page for Patrons, which will be updated with the supporters as soon as we get their info
  • As a special thanks to early supporters, the first 100 Patrons will be forever immortalized as a Founding Patron
  • Tweaked the Reward tiers w/ thanks to your feedback; Now gold star and ad removal are at the $5 tier. $25 now includes a thank you in the Weekly Whale and a link to your website or twitter account. Removed the $50 and $100 tiers, so there’s a clearer distinction between who the tiers are aimed at (users vs companies - though anyone can choose any tier)
  • If there’s a reward we’re missing that you would find compelling, please let us know!
  • Added a handful more quotes to the footer from community suggestions

Site Update (March 15th)

  • New MobyGoal! Mobile Mania. 4,500 games for Android, iPhone and iPad
  • Screenshot, cover and portrait thumbnail display fixes
  • Redesigned the platform selection UI on screenshot pages
  • Various SEO updates, including like and g+ button (please help us boost those numbers as it’ll improve MobyGames’ significance in search)
  • Better responsiveness for header and footer. Works nicer on phone, but still not great - a work in progress.
  • Fixes for Approver+ access
  • Added random game quote to the footer (please suggest additional quotes and associated game or game group link)
  • Re-added the % of completion for MobyGoal
  • Fixed hover state for the main menu
  • Added some variants for the Moby motto in the footer

Discussion thread.

Update Log:
New “sub platform” system (e.g., Browser (Facebook)) using certain technology attributes. Example.
Added Top Contributors link to Contribute drop down menu
Added ability to give approver permissions to edit screenshots, rankings, covers, version info
Added ability to give approver permissions to merge companies
Added ability to give approver permissions to edit developer name and AKAs
Cleanup for dev portraits page
Fix for profile pages ad handling
Improved site responsiveness (better page collapse/expand for different screen resolutions)
Updated design for site footer and header
And last but certainly not least… a new logo for MobyGames! Welcome to Moby the Whale, our new mascot. :)
Discussion thread.

Update Log:

  • New “sub platform” system (e.g., Browser (Facebook)) using certain technology attributes. Example.
  • Added Top Contributors link to Contribute drop down menu
  • Added ability to give approver permissions to edit screenshots, rankings, covers, version info
  • Added ability to give approver permissions to merge companies
  • Added ability to give approver permissions to edit developer name and AKAs
  • Cleanup for dev portraits page
  • Fix for profile pages ad handling
  • Improved site responsiveness (better page collapse/expand for different screen resolutions)
  • Updated design for site footer and header
  • And last but certainly not least… a new logo for MobyGames! Welcome to Moby the Whale, our new mascot. :)

Discussion thread.

Site Update (March 6th)

Update Log:

  • Fix for screenshot thumbnails page where long descriptions could get cut off
  • Minor update for profile pages (better spacing)
  • Credits tab added to dev pages with nested sort options
  • New tables for top games, bottom games and top contributors
  • New pagination links (also moved them to the bottom of the page instead of the top - e.g., bottom of search results, bottom of forum listings)
  • Fixed an issue where horizontal scrollbars could appear
  • Various components now more responsive for different resolutions (header, thumbnails)
  • Max site width increased some
  • Various SEO updates
  • Reorganized forums into more categories

Discussion thread.

Site Update (March 3rd)

Update Log:

  • Added official site as an optional input in the new game wizard 
  • Official site now appears in the core game info, when it’s available
  • Links (related sites) now shown on main game page
  • Added “Approval Status” link to the Contribute drop down
  • Added [full list] link to This Day In Gaming
  • Renamed “Patch info” to “Version info”
  • Prioritized trivia and credits over hints in Game Updates list on homepage
  • Fixed missing edit date in flat mode display (Forums)
  • Forum avatars moved (buttons also moved in flat mode display)

Discussion thread.

Site Update (Feb 27th)

Update Log:

  • Changed “This Day in Gaming” to show data for the oldest 3 years, instead of the most recent 3 years (you’ll see this when the cache next updates)
  • New table design for forums, private messages, and game page tables (e.g., review listings)
  • Updated various components of the forums (new buttons, new display for messages/avatars/subject)
  • Added contributor name/link to Game Updates list
  • Removed sidebar ad from Most Wanted page
  • Added drop down menu for the Contribute link in the header
  • Added new “Find a game” forum

A number of these updates come directly from your suggestions, so thanks to everyone for that! Keep ‘em coming.

As always, feedback appreciated. Lots more to do.

Discussion thread.

Site Update (Feb 25th)

Update Log:

  • Redesigned the new content sections (e.g., Game Updates and Reviews) on the homepage
  • Added [more] links to game updates, new games and new reviews
  • Fix for company pages to include tabs
  • Fix for the countries selection box in the New Game Wizard
  • Contribute page cleanup / revamp
  • Replaced the News link in the header with “New” + drop down menu
  • New CDN provider. The site in general should be a bit faster now, as more of the static content gets cached.

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Discussion thread.

Update Log:
Removed left hand menu, giving more space to the main content and placing links in-context for better visibility (especially on game and dev pages)
Header update. Including new design for logged-in user display/info and contribute is now a main link.
New site footer. Now the links for new content, stats, etc are available on every page of the site (previously only available on certain pages)
User reviews given priority over press reviews on Reviews page
Removed sidebar 300x250 ads from various user pages (including private messages), adding a lot more horizontal space
Removed sidebar 300x250 ads from all game browser pages and new content pages (e.g., new games, game updates, new reviews, etc)
Added 728x90 ad to footer
"Non-Sport" category on game info renamed to "Theme" (to match the previous renaming on game browser)
New buttons
New star icon for past donators
Discussion thread.

Update Log:

  • Removed left hand menu, giving more space to the main content and placing links in-context for better visibility (especially on game and dev pages)
  • Header update. Including new design for logged-in user display/info and contribute is now a main link.
  • New site footer. Now the links for new content, stats, etc are available on every page of the site (previously only available on certain pages)
  • User reviews given priority over press reviews on Reviews page
  • Removed sidebar 300x250 ads from various user pages (including private messages), adding a lot more horizontal space
  • Removed sidebar 300x250 ads from all game browser pages and new content pages (e.g., new games, game updates, new reviews, etc)
  • Added 728x90 ad to footer
  • "Non-Sport" category on game info renamed to "Theme" (to match the previous renaming on game browser)
  • New buttons
  • New star icon for past donators

Discussion thread.