Atari Acquires Video Game Database Site MobyGames for $1.5 Million
Archiving Doesn't Come Cheap
According to a press release, Atari has completed its acquisition of MobyGames, a video game database site cataloging video game information “spanning back to the late 1950s.” Atari purchased MobyGames for $1.5 Million from AntStream.
The site hosts encyclopedic data on nearly every game released on Nintendo systems, categorized by year, genre, themes, the companies involved, and information regarding the requisite or supported technologies. The site also archives promotional material, screenshots, credits, descriptions, alternate titles, and trivia about each game in its database. The site is regularly updated, moderated, and sustained via contributors. Atari CEO Wade Rosen recognized the community’s involvement in MobyGames’s success and has stated that Atari is “committed to supporting the site in ways that improve the experience for both contributors and users.”
How do you think Atari’s leadership will influence MobyGames in the future?
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