I've always thought King Missile's Failure
was a pretty good depiction of the kind of intrusive, self-defeating thoughts that characterize depression. The recent FPP'd game Depression Quest
does something similar. What are some other works that are reminiscent of the experience
of having depression or another mental illness (as opposed to depicting characters with the illness?)
After nearly 8 years of obsessively playing SimCity 4, I need a new sandbox. [more inside]
My Playstation 3 is NTSC and If I purchased FFXIII in PAL version. I know for sure it will work in my Game console. [more inside]
I'm looking for DS games to play with my 8-year-old cousin when she comes to visit. We play Mario Kart, but while I love that game quite frankly there are only so many rounds I can play in one sitting. What other games can I play with an 8-year-old while not boring me to death? [more inside]
Please recommend some great puzzle/adventure/escape browser games! [more inside]
What are some good board games from my group of friends? [more inside]
Recommend some cool adventure games from the last 5 years to me. [more inside]
Hi, does anyone have any good recommendations for great web sites for 2 to 4 year olds? [more inside]
Adventure Game Recommendations: I really miss playing games I could lose myself into for hours on end, and I would like to find some new games similar to those I enjoyed years ago. But I stopped playing a long while back so I have no idea what's been on the market since and how to look for such games now. I have always loved the LucasFilm/LucasArts titles but they seem to have stopped producing pretty point-click adventures after Grim Fandango
. Other favorites were Windham Classics adventures like Below the Root
or Alice in Wonderland
, Cinemaware action-adventures like It Came from the Desert
, The King of Chicago
, and detective games like Killed Until Dead
Are there any comparable modern counterparts? I am not into RPGs or text MUDs or shooters. Please tell me there are still games out there involving great stories, detailed scenes, and good puzzle-play! [more inside]
I'm thinking about buying a playstation2, what should I know before I take the plunge? [more inside]
Got a GameCube and would like some players' feedback regarding building a library. [+]
Well, the time appears to have finally come. With my kids starting to cross over the 10 threshold I am on the verge of caving in on the gaming console issue. As a kid who wanted an Atari 2600 but got a TI-99/4a it took me a while to realize that gaming consoles are now pretty much part of the background recreation matrix/social experience of kids and not an extravagant extra. Anyway, they get good grades and I wound up working for a while as a game programmer and it did not kill me.
So parenting aside, I was wondering if anyone could suggest some good sources of information on the three major platforms (XBox, GameCube, PS2). The kids told me that their friends mostly have PS2s and that they like the GameCube, but I just want to make sure that, say, in February the next generation of platform hardware won't come out and they stop production of titles for what we get. FWIW their tastes are Backyard sports games, Civilization 3, and Hobbit/Harry Potter type games -- but they remind me that playing those and Zaxxon on the family PC do not a gaming system make. Oh, and there any must-have accessories that we should take care of up front? Cheers.
I'm looking for some fun kids games that don't rely on words to play. From one kid to fifty. Got any good ones? [more inside] [more inside]
Fun and simple games for two players and a standard deck of cards?
Playstation 2 fans: I have just invested in a Playstation 2 for a game room in my house. Now I am trying to put together a library of games that has something for everyone, from little kids to psychotic bikers; what titles do I need? Also, what are some useful accessories? I have found a lot of review sites on the net and are taking them into account, but I often find that the collective wisdom of AskMeFi gets to the point a lot better for these type of questions. Thanks in advance for your help.
What are some good board games to keep at a summer cottage? [more inside]