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RRS 22-01-2014 02:24 PM

MobyGames starts cataloguing arcade game machines
This is quite unexpected... recently saved from death, MobyGames started cataloguing video games for coin-operated arcade machines today. After over 10 years of user demands & suggestions!

First batch of games is on file:

Submission Guidelines:,2/dgb,4/dgm,187539/

I'd say if you aren't interested in the cabinets themselves (hardware), MobyGames now has everything to assimilate KLOV catalog.

Japo 22-01-2014 05:23 PM

Finally, I wonder what they have been waiting all these years.

But they will take them just as long to fill up their catalog to compare to KLOV; and then without cabinet information?

RRS 22-01-2014 10:10 PM

Bear in mind that if the game was converted faithfully, MobyGames allows for adding is as a port to existing entry - this is the quickest way to catalog a game for a given platform. There are about 1300 entries marked as "coin-op conversion" already on file.

RRS 26-01-2014 04:05 PM

To prove my point: in just those few days over 250 arcade games listed with over 1500 screenshots.

Surely MobyGames won't overtake KLOV/IAM when it comes to collecting arcade machines, but it is surely more accessible to the general gaming masses. KLOV catalog lacks genres, themes etc., has few screenshots, it's presentation is even more dated than Mobys!

RRS 01-03-2014 11:42 PM

Over 1 000 entries now, with over 10 000 screenshots.

Where are you now, naysayers?

Sure, you may say that KLOV has nearly 5000, but MobyGames got their first thousand in just one month.

The growth would slow down now, yet it's still a commendable feat.

Japo 02-03-2014 07:09 PM

That's nice.

Neo Geo and arcade Neo Geo are considered different platforms? What's the difference?

RRS 04-03-2014 09:18 PM

Ask on MobyGames forums. My knowledge of arcade machines is next to nothing.

Perhaps it's this?

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
the arcade and home cartridges do have a different pinout. They were designed this way to prevent arcade operators from buying the cheaper home carts and then using them in arcades

Japo 06-03-2014 03:55 PM

Yes I assumed there is some hardware difference, but I mean in the software. Since in Mobygames they get different screenshots, and yet you can see they're identical... Just curious :-P

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