This is our brand new 'news' page, where we'll keep you updated on big landmarks about the Everygamegoing website as we pass them...

Another Giant Leap For Everygamegoing...

Posted by dave_e on 21st August 2019

One of the (many) struggles that we've faced in putting together Everygamegoing is how to link games that were released on many different machines, with either the same or different titles. Obviously, when we only contained items for a few machines, this could be done manually. As the site has gotten bigger and bigger however, we have had to rely on a few scripts to do it on our behalf. And, as a script is only as good as the human who wrote it, it's been a good few years of hair-pulling as we have tried to straighten out all the data.

Today, however, marked a final "push" to create a new, intuitive view connecting all of the different games that appeared on a variety of formats - and we've done it. From today, clicking on the game title on a landing page shows you not only the game for that machine, but all other machines that it appeared for.

For example, click here to see how the cult game Exile appeared over all formats.

Annuals Now Display With Full Contents

Posted by dave_e on 20th August 2019

We've been hard at work improving the architecture of Everygamegoing lately, with a new functionality added today that shows the contents of all annuals. Annuals are a fairly new phenomenon in the gaming world, and have been put together by numerous players in the scene, usually as a chronicle of 'That Was The Year That Was'. That being so, they are treated very differently from magazines. Don't expect to be able to read the actual articles that the annuals themselves contain (like you can with magazines we host).

What you can do however is see the full contents list of all of the games featured in any particular annual, and landing pages for those games are updated with a brief message directing those perusing them to the annuals themselves. It all hangs together nicely (as we envisaged originally) and keeps those landing pages growing nicely with additional quotes and information about new games.

Click here, for example, to see the contents of the recently released Crash Annual 2019.

Zzap 21 Now Available

Posted by dave_e on 15th August 2019

We have been silently adding reviews from the long-running Commodore 64/128 magazine Zzap over the past couple of years - there are thousands of them to get through. Today we completed Zzap 21 and passed the halfway point. Our aim is, as usual, to have all reviews available in html format direct from the landing pages, so that you can all see exactly how well (or badly) every Commodore 64/128 game was received on release. Zzap reviews certainly pulled no punches back in the day and their reviews are well worth reading again.

To see the scale of the task confronting us, and to read any of the reviews we have put together so far, have a look here.

And... That's A Wrap!

Posted by dave_e on 6th August 2019

We've been hard at work over the last few days adding the entirety of the articles from Computer Gamer magazine to our site.

All items are now updated with comments from reviews that appeared in this Eighties magazine (whether positive or negative)... with over 3,000 reviews it's been a long slog. We originally started this project more than a year ago. As of a few moments ago, all reviews are completed and available from the Magazine Review Search page.

Next on the list is to finalise the archive of Zzap 64 reviews, another project we started a few years ago. Zzap covered games for the Commodore computers, i.e. C64, Amiga, C16.

We hope you enjoy the archives. They're not available anywhere else... well, not yet anyway. They could be if that site grabs them via our API.

Computer Gamer #10 Reviews Added

Posted by dave_e on 23rd July 2019

If you're one of those few people who keep an eye on the What's New (Tech) section, you'll be aware that one of our projects which has been slowly coming to fruition over the past few months is adding all of the reviews from the independent Eighties magazine Computer Gamer to the Everygamegoing database. Scans of the individual pages of this magazine have been available for some time, but no text or illustrated html versions accompany many of the issues.

Today we added all of the reviews from Computer Gamer #10, a milestone which puts the complete archive just past the 75% completed stage...

You can now view all of the reviews from Computer Gamer #10.

Alternatively, you can use the super-fast Magazine Index Search. Remember to select Computer Gamer and Reviews from the drop-downs. (Many other magazines are also available, with over 40,000 articles available in total!)