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Non-FPS Xbox (or PS?) game suggestions for 16 & 12 yr old brothers?

Looking for suggestions for Xbox games that are not so violent, and definitely not FPS, as we're thinking of updating our antique Wii with an Xbox this xmas. Kids have gotten lots of mileage out of Super Smash Bros, Kirby, Mario Bros, Lego games on the Wii in the past few years. . [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Nov 23, 2016 - 13 answers

Which Console (again!) - and Best Deal in UK

Hello dear mefites. I appreciate there have been a number of recent questions about consoles (here, , here) but they refer to some specifics (i.e. for kids) that I feel don't apply and I'd appreciate some advice on whether to get an Xbox One or PS4. I have been promising myself a new console, but I can't decide on what approach to take and how to get the best deal. I'm in the UK and looking to buy at the beginning of December. [more inside]
posted by sedimentary_deer on Nov 13, 2016 - 10 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

Can I use my mobile devices to connect my consoles to the Internet?

We just moved and sadly our cable Internet provider cant make it out to set up our Internet for another two weeks. We have already tried Clear.com and the local DSL and do not want to go back to those. We both have androids with unlimited data plans as well as an iPad with a data plan. What I would like more than anything is to somehow connect my WiiU and our desktop computers to the Internet through one of our mobile devices, but I just don't know how. Can anyone walk a noob through this task?
posted by hworth on Jun 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Who eats a price drop regarding retail stock?

Game console price drops! What happens regarding the stock retailers already have on hand? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Aug 17, 2011 - 3 answers

And therein lies the game

I grow weary of hard games and/or games that require massive investment of time and energy for any payoff. Please recommend easy, casual video games for me. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus on Mar 29, 2010 - 26 answers

PS2 game recommendation needed for a PS2 virgin

I've just purchased a Playstation2 [yes *2*, I'm relapsing into gaming at this age and never owned one] and I'm looking for some recommendations of any genre for mindless, quick, fun that doesn't involve long spells of extended gaming.
posted by n3rt on Jun 7, 2009 - 44 answers

The XBox 360/PS3 war rages on.

Almost time to buy a current-gen console, but I'm morally split between XBox 360 and PS3. [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Jan 8, 2009 - 48 answers

Why aren't there any 3rd party wireless controllers for current game consoles?

Why aren't there any 3rd party wireless controllers for current game consoles? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Jan 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Getting back to Social Gaming

Getting back to social gaming/console gaming, and other related considerations from an ex-hXc gamer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2008 - 16 answers

I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames.

I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames. [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Jan 8, 2008 - 66 answers

How can I get exercise with me Wii?

Which Wii games are best for good aerobic exercise in single player mode? [more inside]
posted by SteveInMaine on Nov 16, 2007 - 26 answers

Multiple Gaming Platforms, need one plug...

I have a Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii and a Playstation 3. I want one plug for all four. [more inside]
posted by bkeene12 on Oct 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Ahhh, yeah, that game kicked ass

Help me build a list of must have games for old and new consoles. [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Aug 4, 2007 - 28 answers

Good multiplayer old console games.

I'm looking for your favorite multiplayer games for older consoles/emulators. [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo on Feb 19, 2007 - 32 answers

Will a US region Nintendo Wii work in Europe?

Can I use a US version Nintendo Wii in Ireland? [more inside]
posted by fintanc on Dec 3, 2006 - 10 answers

What should I know before buying a Playstation2?

I'm thinking about buying a playstation2, what should I know before I take the plunge? [more inside]
posted by meditative_zebra on Feb 2, 2005 - 16 answers

My PS2 is having intermittent trouble reading disks.

Speaking of dying Sony products, my PS2 has issues. [+] [more inside]
posted by squidlarkin on Dec 22, 2004 - 17 answers

PS2, GameCube, or XBox?

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.
posted by cgk on Dec 6, 2004 - 26 answers

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