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Building & Optimizing an External Drive for WinXP + Gaming

What's the best way to go about building an external WinXP partition that is optimized for gaming so that I can play certain titles in their preferred environment? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Sep 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Player One Ready

Is an AMD Bronze Reward (1 free game) worth redeeming as a non-gamer? [more inside]
posted by zinon on Jul 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Writing for computer games?

I'm a fiction writing and I've always wanted to be involved in the storytelling aspect of a computer game. Can I make this happen without a career change or having to take on technical or design stuff? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Mar 1, 2014 - 6 answers

Co-Op Game?

I mentor a 12 year old boy who loves computer games--specifically Minecraft. We would like to play a co-operative game together. The game should be available for OSX and Windows. Thanks for your suggestions.
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Feb 23, 2014 - 8 answers

Taking the "-roid" Out of "Android Games"

I'm looking for peaceful, quiet, calm, relaxing Android games. Quell (and its two sequels) fit the bill perfectly, but I've played them to death. Digitized snowflakes within! [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Feb 18, 2014 - 29 answers

Monkey pull lever, monkey get what?

Many years ago, I used to play a game on my elderly Mac called "Enigma", by Freeverse. Not the modern Oxyd clone, but a version of Mastermind, where you had to deduce a pattern of colored dots given a certain number of hints. You put in your guess and pulled a lever; the game would taunt you, make weird comments, or throw a monkey wrench into things and screw up your guesses. The premise of the game was that you were solving the puzzles in order to open a golden briefcase. I never did manage to get the briefcase open--can anyone tell me what was inside? [more inside]
posted by theatro on Sep 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Looking for a nonviolent, relaxing, top-down building game with a plot

I liked Sim City, Age of Empires, and Civ, but I don't feel like fighting or freaking out about taxes or earthquakes. Click-management puzzle games and sandboxes are just boring. Glitch was awesome-- nonviolent, open-ended, good graphics-- except it wasn't really a top-down building game and I don't care about involving friends. Katamari Damacy was great, but too fast-paced and again, not a building game. What game am I looking for? Preferably for a PC; can't do zombies or apocalypse as a theme, very light cartoon violence might be OK, don't care what era it's from. Puzzles or video board games might be OK if they have complexity beyond the actual game. I'm aware that this might be too specific; looking for suggestions even if they aren't a perfect fit.
posted by blnkfrnk on Sep 16, 2013 - 27 answers

Gaming the System

We're building a new PC. We're also an avid gamers. What OS do we want (and/or monitor and mouse/trackpad combo)? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Aug 14, 2013 - 20 answers

Recently picked up a used Playstation 3. What games should I get?

I recently picked up a cheap used Playstation 3. I'm entirely new to console gaming but have played PC games for many years. What older, must-not-miss games are there for the system? I've heard about Uncharted 3 and Red Dead Redemption. Others?
posted by perissodactyl on Jun 11, 2013 - 36 answers

Sci-fi/mecha shareware RPG game, but I cannot remember the name or URL

There is a shareware sci-fi/mecha RPG game that a previous room-mate introduced me to. I don't remember the name of the game, but it was shareware, PC/Windows, and very extensive. I have no idea how to get ahold of the person whom introduced me to the game, hence I'm at a loss of how to find it again. [more inside]
posted by jibberish on May 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Need an iPhone game that's like Civilization, SimCity, or Age of Empires

Need some iPhone games that are as engrossing as Civilization, SimCity, and Age of Empires. (Yes, I already have Civilization Revolution and SimCity DLX.) [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 28, 2013 - 19 answers

I need a new vidya game.

I need a new vidya game. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Mar 2, 2013 - 18 answers

Nostalgia brain freeze.

I'm trying to find the name of a computer game I played when I was very young. Circa 1986-7 ish. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me get back into computer games!

Computer games advice please! I want to get back into playing computer games after a long hiatus (since the mid 90s!!) so I need your advice. If I buy game CDs on Ebay/Amazon or the like, how do I tell if they are legit or bootleg copies? I want to stay away from shady business! Why are sites like Steam and Good Old Games so cheap? Are they scams? What does a subscription service actually mean?
posted by EatMyHat on Dec 26, 2012 - 19 answers

What games should I play?

Recommend me free (experimental?) interactive fiction-type computer games like Facade, Restaurant Game, and especially Prom Week? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Sep 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Game development events like Ludum Dare?

Recently I've discovered Ludum Dare, a game development competition where the focus is on making games based on a theme within a given time constraint. I'm curious if there are other similarly organized game-development events designed to bring together small independent game developers and hobbyists.
posted by muymuy on Sep 1, 2012 - 8 answers

What makes this game genre so popular?

What makes you gravitate toward time management and city simulation games? Looking for anecdata and citable studies. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 16, 2012 - 19 answers

Easy on bandwidth computer games

Suggestions requested for computer games that will keep me engaged. Infrastructural limitations and preferences in more detail after the jump. [more inside]
posted by infini on Jan 21, 2012 - 24 answers

Can I really run it?

So I know about computers and I know about software. I don't know how they go together for games and wondering if there's an easy way to tell if my computer can run certain games. [more inside]
posted by lilkeith07 on Dec 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Searching for dream houses

I keep having dreams about fantastic, labyrinthine houses. What video games have similar qualities? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Dec 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Will Skyrim run on my machine?

Can I run Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Nov 10, 2011 - 6 answers

What games are like this one my mum can't play anymore?

I'm looking for a variant on an old computer game that my mum can't play any more [more inside]
posted by YAMWAK on Jul 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Two-person computer games?

I'm looking for two-person computer games for Mac whose main emphasis is on strategy / thinking / puzzle-solving, not fighting or socialising. [more inside]
posted by forza on Jul 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Companions to love of my life The Last Express?

I don't know much about computer games, but I love historical adventure game The Last Express. Please help me find similar games. [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on Apr 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Teach me the basics of webgame design!

I feel like learning how to make some simple Flash games, moving up to more complicated ideas later on. I've downloaded/installed ActonScript and Fixel's stuff for programing. Where's a good source for tutorials/guides for learning to do the basics? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Sep 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Sim City on an old Mac

What version of Sim City will work nicely on a 12" 867 Mhz powerPC G4 powerbook with 640 MB DDR SDRAM running os x 10.4.11 and where can I buy it or download it. Free or not. [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Jun 25, 2010 - 9 answers

90s era new age cube puzzle game - what's the name?

Looking for a mid-90s PC puzzle game based on a cube. Holo or Light or something -- New age/tribal music... I don't remember exactly how it worked, but you try to get the marked side of the cube to land face down on a specific square on a grid (I think the location kept moving, though I'm not sure). Anyways, it might have come with my old IBM Pentium as a prepackaged thing. Any ideas?
posted by symbioid on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Why did so many (specifically) 80s computer games offer Afrikaans as a language option?

Why was Afrikaans so widely available as a language option in computer games of the late 80s and (maybe) the early 90s? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on May 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me make my 83 year old gamer mother happy.

My 83 year old mother wants to be able to play computer games and I am not sure what to do. Can you help me help her? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 10, 2010 - 23 answers

Good strategy games that don't take 10-20 hours to play?

I'm looking for a good strategy game for the PC which would take about 1-3 hours to complete. [more inside]
posted by steadystate on Jan 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Wii Drives Mii Nuts.

We got the Wii. Now what's a game that *I'll* like? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jan 2, 2010 - 34 answers

Video game suggestions for a preschooler who loves Braid

Beautiful, open world platformers for the pre-school set? Does such a thing exist? Also open to general video game recommendations for the 5-7 age range. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Dec 1, 2009 - 12 answers

computer/video games incorporating astrology?

Video/computer games that incorporate astrology? [more inside]
posted by voltairemodern on Oct 29, 2009 - 24 answers

Can I get a 3X game?

I want a 4X game, but without the warfare. Are there any such games? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Oct 4, 2009 - 17 answers

Favorite racing games?

I need a new driving/racing game to play on my computer. What are your favorite racing games, and why? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Jul 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me choose a game

I would like some suggestions for a game to play with my girlfriend. On the computer would be nice, for free would be great and there can be no killing of stuff. [more inside]
posted by CautionToTheWind on May 17, 2009 - 22 answers

Obviously Deus Ex 2 and 3 are out...

What recent(ish) games offer a Deus Ex like experience?
posted by Artw on Mar 1, 2009 - 14 answers

What to play on an X31?

What are some decent offline games I'll be able to run on my new (to me) Thinkpad X31? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jan 20, 2009 - 12 answers

Importing German video games to the US

Where in the US can I buy German versions of PC, PS1, and PS2 games? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 3, 2008 - 3 answers

How do Computer Games Companies work?

I'm looking for information on how computer/video games companies work. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Gaming for the new oldbie

I'm 40ish. I know nothing about modern gaming. I used to love adventure games back in the 80s like Zak McKraken, KGB and Thermonuclear Wargames. I have some time on my hands and want to take the plunge into the modern world of gaming. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Sep 22, 2008 - 33 answers

Lightweight gaming.

I want some computer games that have high replayability, are relatively cheap (0-20$ CAD/USD), NOT need a CD to play, and most importantly, take up as little hard-drive space and processor power as possible. Possible examples including good pieces of IF (especially mystery, who-killed-X ones), Fallout 2, Rogue-likes, games of the lightweight Boomshine/Peggle/Bejweled group, any RTS or turn-based strategy games, and anything by Nifflas. I'd love blogs that recommend good games, too. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 13, 2008 - 28 answers

How Do I Make A Fake Loading Screen?

What's the easiest way to create a fake ZX Spectrum/Amstrad/C64 loading screen? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Ad Astra Per Aspera!

Seeking recommendations for some great space exploration/simulation games. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Dec 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Simplified baseball video game for PC?

I've been playing Baseball Superstars 2007 on my phone for the last few weeks, and I love it (despite the frequent freeze-ups on the loading screen)! Are there similar simplified baseball video games for PC? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Oct 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Embodied cognition computer or video games?

Computer or video gamers: Help me find a game that I can use in my psychology experiment. [more inside]
posted by irregardless on Oct 14, 2007 - 23 answers

Where have all the web emulators gone?

What are the good web-based emulator games? [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Sep 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Pre-pre-pre Sims game from the early-mid 1990s?

Help me remember the name of an old DOS or Windows 3.x computer game! The entire universe of the game took place inside a cross-section of a 3 story house. [more inside]
posted by gatorae on Sep 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Do they make turn-based role-playing computer games any more?

I'm trying to find turn-based role-playing computer games that don't have any real time combat. My favorite set of games is the old Dungeons and Dragons Krynn series: Champions of Krynn, Deathknights of Krynn, and Dark Queen of Krynn. [more inside]
posted by happyturtle on Aug 30, 2007 - 38 answers

Help me become a general!

How do I become better at real-time strategy games? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on May 22, 2007 - 12 answers

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