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Great 2-Player PlayStation 4 Games

What are some awesome two-player (as in simultaneous play, from the same couch) PlayStation 4 games? Can be versus or co-op. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Jun 22, 2016 - 17 answers

Cheapest laptop able to play Steam?

Over the last couple of years I've bought a good many Steam game keys for my son, who is turning eight next month and ready (I think) for an ultra-cheap laptop. Anyone have any suggestions for the cheapest one that could handle those games? Thanks!
posted by michaeldunaway on Jun 17, 2016 - 10 answers

Overwatch & advice on gaming reentry

Been out of console or PC gaming for years, but the pending release of Overwatch has me excited about getting back in! What platform do I want? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on May 24, 2016 - 6 answers

Successfully Flying in Rocket League

So I've been playing Rocket League for about a year now. I just can't understand why I'm so bad at flying through the air. It seems like I watch other people fly around for a good 5 seconds in the air. I'm glad if I last 1 second. Should I be holding forward on the left thumbstick while flying? Any tips or tricks would be helpful. Thanks a bunch!
posted by santaglue on May 24, 2016 - 2 answers

It's About Ethics in Gaming Purchases

It sounds like I'd really like Offworld Trading Company as a video game but there was some dispute in this thread about the Civ 6 announcement as to whether or not buying the game puts money into the hands of publisher Brad Wardell, who has apparently been complicit in the harassment Zoe Quinn and other icky stuff. I absolutely do not want to support harassers. Help me figure out where my money's going. [more inside]
posted by dry white toast on May 22, 2016 - 11 answers

Games about trade?

I crave to play a game with trading as the main mechanic. Maybe I'm some merchant in Venice trying to work my way up to Doge. Is there anything out there like that? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Apr 25, 2016 - 19 answers

d20 with all 20s

Where can I find a d20 (20-sided die) with 20s on every side? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Apr 22, 2016 - 13 answers

Dealing with shifting windows on a multi-monitor setup

I have two computer monitors: a 1920x1080 144hz one that I use as my primary monitor for gaming on and a 1680x1050 60hz one that I use as a secondary for browsing/chatting/miscellaneous things on. This nearly always works well, but I've been running into an issue where if I'm running something at fullscreen at a non-native resolution on my primary monitor it shifts everything offscreen on the other -- making chat windows or Netflix unusable. Is there an easy way to fix this on a software/system level? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Mar 23, 2016 - 5 answers

The next chapters in Monument Valley, or another similar game

I really, really loved playing Monument Valley. It was immersive and a delightful puzzle and visually excellent and there were no in-app purchases I didn't want. No intrusive ads or tricksy cheats or extras. I can't find a similar game to love, and I can't find current information on new chapters of MV. Help! [more inside]
posted by witchen on Mar 19, 2016 - 16 answers

Reliving my single days through a weekend of binge gaming

My husband and kid are taking off for a weekend and for the first time in over 6 years I have a weekend to myself. The plan is to binge play a game while they are away in a hedonistic reliving my old WoW days. I am looking for a game that I can play either on my PS3 or WiiU that is an RPG. Basically, my googling has resulted in too many options and I am having a lot of trouble narrowing it down. Specifics of what I am looking for within. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Feb 23, 2016 - 28 answers

Best prototyping tool for games console UI?

A large part of my role is the development of UI for use on consoles. From a usability standpoint, our team is split between experience in Flash and Axure for prototypes. Currently the most difficult thing is finding tools that are not focused on App or Web development but something where we can use a Controller to navigate rather than a touchscreen or mouse. Is there anything obvious that I'm missing that people can recommend? Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Feb 10, 2016 - 4 answers

Using a Windows 10 tablet as a retro gaming device

I have a Stream 7 tablet that I'm not getting a tonne of use out of. I'm thinking about using it as a replacement for my aged and battery hungry GP2X. What Windows 10-compatible emulators work well with touch? Any other advice? (More details inside). [more inside]
posted by sincarne on Feb 4, 2016 - 4 answers

Two person living room gaming with a Raspberry Pi 2?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 that I bought from Kano. It's fun... for one kid at a time. I want my boys to be able to indulge in some silly two-person gaming as well. What is the Pi capable of? And how can I get two of them playing on the same box? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jan 21, 2016 - 10 answers

Great One-Button Games?

I built a RetroPie system into an old Atari 2600 for my wife's Christmas Present, but I need some help deciding which ROMs to load. Snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by richmondparker on Dec 22, 2015 - 21 answers

Using avatars to boost your sense of self?

What games (or possibly other things) can you use to accomplish boosting your self-esteem via avatars and virtual experiences? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Dec 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Is a gaming laptop just a bad idea?

Can one buy a gaming laptop that not overheat on a regular table and still play modern games? (Hopefully for under $2000) [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Dec 3, 2015 - 13 answers

Will (some flavor of) Raspberry Pi work here?

I've got a friend's kid who's into computer gaming. Should he get a RaspPi, and if so what kind? [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Nov 27, 2015 - 14 answers

I'd like to get a new laptop, a bit better than the one I have

I want a small laptop that I can use to watch netflix and videos, and play steam games on. I often hook it up to my projector, so it needs an HDMI output. I am also curious about possibly getting one with a touchscreen to I can draw and make art in bed. Lots more details inside. [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on Nov 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Upgrading PC for current games

My PC is getting old. Help me decide on a cost-effective upgrade that will improve my gaming experience. [more inside]
posted by pipeski on Nov 25, 2015 - 12 answers

help me make a game!

creative minds: assemble! i want to make a game for my very good friend who is waaaaay into board games and card-based games. but i need help. [more inside]
posted by megan_magnolia on Nov 21, 2015 - 9 answers

Can I get English-language service for my Japanese PS4?

So: my 2-month-old PS4 has broken down, with error CE-34878-0 across all applications. Sony US normally replaces machines that have this issue. My problem: I have a Japanese PS4, and Sony US refuses to service it. Sony Japan could probably help, but I don't speak Japanese (and I live in the US). What can I do? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Nov 7, 2015 - 4 answers

Only young once, but immature my whole life

I'm approaching my 50th birthday, and I'm thinking of buying myself a gaming console, such as an Xbox One or Sony PlayStation. I'm not a gamer (at all), and I'm looking for some advice. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Oct 29, 2015 - 40 answers

You Render Me Speechless, Colorless and Furious!

I got an old rear projection TV for free — it's a 65" Toshiba 65HX83 HD. How can I calibrate this monstrosity? [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Oct 12, 2015 - 2 answers

As a gamer, what hardware options are available to me in The Cloud?

I've recently become intrigued by the thought of applying the same cloud services that run the likes of twitter and facebook to my measly gaming needs. Think Amazon Web Services, but with GPUs. A company buys and maintains an array of high quality GPUs, then rents them out to anyone looking for some sweet graphical computing power. [more inside]
posted by lalunamel on Oct 10, 2015 - 6 answers

Android games for pre-teens learning English

I'm looking for more games to play in my weekly English tuition classes. The class is for working-class children in a multilingual country (Malaysia), so they have some proficiency that is age-appropriate, but they're very used to codeswitching, so I'm trying to get them to be more able to express themselves comfortably in one language as needed. Right now they have played Boggle (which is tabletop) but especially enjoyed Heads Up. Anyone has recommendations for similar party games on Android (that is free or cheap) that would help them in English? [more inside]
posted by cendawanita on Oct 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Can anyone identify a video game from the 90s I vaguely remember?

I believe it was for NES and came out before '97. In the long prologue, a female character ends up trapped on one side of a broken floor in a collapsing building. A male love interest remains with her instead of escaping with the group. Does anyone remember what this is? I've tried Google and it sounds like it might be in the Final Fantasy series, but I'm not at all certain.
posted by Tick Tock Tourmaline on Sep 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Where can I find people to play Twilight Struggle with in SF?

Exactly as it says on the tin. Where do all the Twilight Struggle players congregate around here? [more inside]
posted by un petit cadeau on Sep 24, 2015 - 7 answers

Phryne Fisher in an RPG? Or CYOA?

Where would you go for an interactive experience in the world of Phryne Fisher, or something like it? The only licensed Phryne Fisher game I know of is the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Cluedo variant, which I haven't sought out, as it's not what I'm thinking of (though I probably will play it one day). [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja on Sep 24, 2015 - 5 answers

Identify this series and this game

A few years ago I watched a Let's Play style Youtube series where a person developed a character in an action RPG without using any of the conventional parts of the game (e.g. magic or quests.) What was the series, and what was the game? [more inside]
posted by Rhomboid on Sep 18, 2015 - 9 answers

Minecraft? More like Motion Sickness Craft

Sometimes when playing first/third-person games, I start feeling nauseous and motion-sick. How can I prevent this so I can enjoy Minecraft and other games again? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Sep 12, 2015 - 6 answers

Super special snowflake laptop edition

I am thinking of getting my son a laptop but I have no idea where to start looking. And there is a list of what this laptop has to be able to do. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Sep 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Nothing compares to Glitch

I miss Glitch. What can I play to scratch the itch? [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never on Aug 27, 2015 - 23 answers

What are some good "sandbox" video games where there's no point but fun?

I like playing video games but as I have gotten older I have less time to spend and less patience when I get stuck somewhere. I have found that my favorite parts of games are just driving around or exploring the world or doing side tasks (like fishing or shooting a bow-and-arrow in Zelda). Are there games these days where you can do just that kind of stuff, without some broader need to solve a puzzle or shoot a guy? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Aug 27, 2015 - 41 answers

Name our gaming blog/website!

My friend and I are starting a gaming blog/website. We've been trying to think of a good name. We're both females, and would like to incorporate that in the name somehow, but not super overtly. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by aielen on Aug 23, 2015 - 25 answers

Best game console for an old TV

I've got an old "HD-compatible" LCD TV that I want to hook up some kind of gaming console to. The connections I have appear to be component video, composite video, S-video and coax. This TV predates HDMI. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Aug 6, 2015 - 11 answers

Multi-platform graphics for writing a retro-style game / game engine?

Can you recommend a multi-platform development tool / environment / API / SDK that I could use to write a video game? The game would be "retro" in sophistication - I specifically want to use NES or SNES-style graphics and sound. Would also accept existing game engines with those parameters, I suppose. Please don't say Flash. [more inside]
posted by Joey Buttafoucault on Jul 31, 2015 - 14 answers

Current PC Game(s) to Utilize My Graphics Card, but Easy on Processor?

I have never been a PC gamer...until now. I have a new gaming laptop that has a GTX970M with 6GB RAM, but only an i7 4710HQ (2.5/3.5Ghz). The only "game" I have for now is X-Plane 10. This is actually very processor-intensive and hardly uses my graphics card at all (about 1.8GB of VRAM according to in-game tools), even with the graphics-driven settings maxed-out. Are there any current games out there that will melt my GPU but leave my processor alone, comparatively-speaking? [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Jul 30, 2015 - 6 answers

What are the best online stores that build custom gaming computers?

I'm looking for any online stores with good ratings that will build custom computers. As in you pick out all the specific parts you want (case, motherboard, cooling, storage, etc..) and they build it for you. I thought about doing it myself but i just don't know enough about it all to do that yet. I know that NCIX does what i'm wanting but i've heard a mixture of bad and good reviews so i'm not sure if i should go with them or not.
posted by earthquakeglue on Jul 22, 2015 - 7 answers

Who knows the minds of software gaming companies?

Can anyone offer insight into the way the market works for videos games? Half-Life remains without a third sequel eight years after it's last release. Portal remains without a sequel four or five years after its release. Aren't these GUARANTEED money-makers? [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Jun 26, 2015 - 16 answers

Best way to upgrade PC?

What is the best way to upgrade my PC for the next few years? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jun 26, 2015 - 9 answers

How can I get into Gaming Journalism?

How can I get into Gaming Journalism this day in age where there is so many sites and sources about Gaming news? [more inside]
posted by JefferyDPerry on Jun 19, 2015 - 5 answers

I am the Dragonborn, what am I supposed to do without my PS3?

My much beloved PS3 has just given up the ghost. Now, my husband and I aren't sure what to do. All we really want is something that can stream TV (via Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon) and will let us play Skyrim. But what should we buy, to replace our PS3? [more inside]
posted by meese on Jun 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Please help cure my gaming malaise

I play a lot of PC action games, but I'm kind of bored of the same old junk. I'd like to play a relaxed, slow-paced strategy game. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on May 12, 2015 - 24 answers

Fun video games for a mediumcore gamer

I'm looking for video games (Windows or Mac) that I personally would consider fun. I get bored with casual games but frustrated with ones aimed at the truly hardcore gamer. More special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Apr 22, 2015 - 17 answers

Nerd Idol

Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
posted by divabat on Apr 3, 2015 - 14 answers

Trying to play Skyrim on a PC with Xbox controller...help

I've played Skyrim on a PS3 for a while now. I love it, but after hearing about all the mods you can do with the PC version, I was eager to buy the PC game. I've been trying to play it on my computer, but it's awful. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Mar 11, 2015 - 9 answers

What resources are there for internet/gaming addiction recovery?

A family friend needs help. Over the last few years he's been sinking more and more of his life into MMORPGs and internet time wasting. He's socially isolated -- no friends, low social skills. He was a pretty normal, fun kid up until about 15. He's in the midst of flunking out of his freshman year of college (after an in-between year spent similarly wasted). [more inside]
posted by mf_ss on Feb 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Your Favorite Roguelike for IOS?

And why is it your favorite? [more inside]
posted by notyou on Feb 22, 2015 - 7 answers

Please help us be better at collaborative gaming

My partner and I are playing Borderlands 2 and World of Warcraft (WoW) together, which is great fun, but we are sort of terrible at combat. He's never done collaborative gaming (but has played a lot of Borderlands) and I haven't played games in years (but I used to play a lot of WoW). [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 22, 2015 - 16 answers

"Surely it must exist," computer mouse edition

All I want is a mouse that combines some very common features: (a) wireless, (b) ambidextrous, (c) works with a Mac, (d) has a couple of extra buttons, and (e) isn't crazy expensive. And yet, these seemingly simply do not exist. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Feb 9, 2015 - 7 answers

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