This is MobyGames. Live it. Give to it. It’s a big video games database, extraordinarily well-organized, beautifully presented, and under constant improvement. It holds a special place in my heart because I had long ago dreamed of creating an ambitious web-based game database (and I’ll have you know I got a reasonable start on a web database that specialized in just 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System games). I like MobyGames because it is just as I envisioned my ideal web video game database, only better. And I like contributing to MobyGames.
What does MobyGames have to do with this wacky play-a-game-a-day idea? I have been collecting piles of video games for years now, games that I never, ever have occasion to play. Why buy? Mostly, I study the technical aspects on another pseudo-blog called Multimedia Exploration Journal. However, I have a ton of games and other data waiting to go into MobyGames. I suddenly came up with this idea to try to play a game each day in an effort to finally dump all of this data into the MobyGames database.
Wish me luck.
1 thoughts on “<span>Meet MobyGames</span>”
Why have you chosen this particular website to post your data to? You say it’s great but don’t list any reasons for your enthusiasm. It doesn’t seem particularly good to me and their notice that “Once submitted, your review becomes the sole property of MobyGames.com” is alarming. While most sites that accept user reviews have similar legal terms guaranteeing them the full rights to your data, this is taking it a step further. Perhaps you would be better off creating your own database.