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Good non-addictive arty videogame recommendations?

What are some good videogames for the PC that have the fewest grindy, behavioral "Skinner Box"-y qualities? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Aug 10, 2014 - 33 answers

Will JC Denton play nicely with a Snow Leopard?

How do I play Deus Ex on an Intel Mac running OS 10.6.8? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Jun 29, 2014 - 2 answers

In search of a more focused and efficient way to squander my time.

This morning someone posted a sweet gaming room to reddit (picture has since been taken down), and it made me think, "gee, I'm an adult now, I can do anything I want!" And since I'm nothing if not impulsive, I now really want to buy a video game console. For the first time ever. If I use both hands, I still have leftover fingers when counting the number of times I've played a video game in my life. Show me your ways, geeks of MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 16, 2014 - 19 answers

Looking for a new electronic timewaster

Looking for PC game recommendations. Something big, open-worldy or sandboxy, and non-twitchy—a virtual world that I can spend hours exploring (in terms of both discovering new places, and experimenting with different game mechanics). Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Mar 18, 2014 - 25 answers

Can you identify this nuclear war themed computer game?

I remember playing a great computer strategy game on my ZX Spectrum back in the 1990s (although perhaps the game is older) which simulated being in command of the US Strategic Defense Initiative. Most of the gameplay involved doling out funding dollars to different SDI research & development projects (X-Ray satellites, high energy lasers, ABM bases etc.). You could choose whether the US president and Soviet Premier were hawkish, dovish or a mix (but they could not be both doves). There were DEFCON warning levels. All games culminated in a nuclear war with a Soviet first strike launch. There was a map with the missile swarms tracked. You had to scramble to set the red 3-letter code to activate the SDI system in time. You could take charge of individual SDI platforms yourself or just let them run automatically. You could also OK the wholesale launch of US nukes in retaliation. What is this game? (games that this is definitely not inside) [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Nov 25, 2013 - 9 answers

help with name of 1990s single-player game of spaceship combat

Hello, I was hoping that someone could name the turn-based space strategy game I played as a demo on my PC back around 1995. I offer these sketchy details: --it was a turn-based game where you piloted and battled using one or more spaceships --the game offered the intriguing feature of allowing you to design new spaceships --I remember learning the word "chassis" from the game, since you could choose what type of chassis you wanted in ship design, among other choices --the GUI was predominantly a gray-colored menu with text and options that you could interact with using the mouse, along with some more-or-less static images of planets and spaceships --I don't recall much in the way of storyline or even characters --I think you didn't see faces of characters much at all, or much of them otherwise. Thank you for trying to help me penetrate the obscurity.
posted by Perifferol on Feb 17, 2013 - 18 answers

What are some video games with strong backstories?

I really like video games that have a good storyline behind them. What are some titles that have a good narrative and/or backstory? Examples of games I've like in the past are inside. [more inside]
posted by film on Nov 12, 2012 - 41 answers

...name that video game!

One of my esteemed offspring wanted me to bring this to the hive mind, so here goes: Okay, Mom, I finally remembered to write this note. This is what I'd like you to ask the Metafilter crew. So there's this really old game, and it's either Atari or just from that era. [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Sep 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Identify a computer game in a white environment revealed by shooting a paintball gun

What first-person perspective puzzle game was set in a completely white environment that you revealed by shooting blobs of paint? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on May 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for exploration/immersive puzzle games

I've been a long-time fan of the Myst series, but up until recently with Fez I didn't realize how much I missed atmospheric games based heavily on exploration and worldbuilding-type puzzles. Can anyone recommend more? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

What (ideally XKCDesque) dangers would threaten a person stuck in a human-hamster-ball?

What (ideally XKCDesque) dangers would threaten a person stuck in a human-hamster-ball? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Feb 24, 2012 - 54 answers

BEEEEEEEEEEES

I am looking for an old BASIC(?)-programmed DOS game. It is about defending North America from an invasion of killer bees. I believe the file was SWARM.EXE, and I'm pretty sure it was freeware. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Sep 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Fan-made genre online games

Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Did this computer game about evolution actually exist?

Sometime in the late '80s or early '90s I read, in a computer magazine, a review of a game where you had to create a creature by manipulating "genes" for various traits then release it into a wireframe ecosystem. Did this game ever actually exist? Anyone heard of it? [more inside]
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks on May 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Bejeweled just isn't cutting it

I need a video game that will allow me maximum headshot gratification while requiring minimum video game skills and money. Help me find the game I am looking for. More details follow. [more inside]
posted by shortskirtlongjacket on Sep 11, 2010 - 32 answers

help finding (good) xbox 360 multiplayer games!

xbox 360-filter: looking for games that either a) have good 3 (or 4) player co-op or b) have good multiplayer (versus) mode for 3-4 players all on the same xbox [more inside]
posted by knockoutking on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Can you name this Viking computer game?

Can you help me remember this early computer game about Viking raiding, pillaging and edutainment? Maybe its even online somewhere? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jun 14, 2010 - 6 answers

I got killed by a mouse in a trashcan!

Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Exile in FarmVille

Recommend a farm-themed simulation game. NOT THAT ONE. [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins on May 4, 2010 - 24 answers

Too niche for the hive mind?

Recommendations for "let's play videogame X" videos? [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Nov 21, 2009 - 11 answers

I'm not a hippy, but I game like one.

Is there a browser based Civilization clone that's any good? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Sep 25, 2009 - 8 answers

PS3 franchises with story but little backstory?

What video game franchises in the current generation would be good to pick up for the first time? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Sep 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Find me a sandbox to dig in

I love Sid Meier's Pirates! I loved the original back in the '80s, and I love the remake even more. What other games might I love? [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Sep 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Best (association) football game for the xbox 360?

Best (association) football game for the xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Sep 10, 2009 - 6 answers

I'd love to see this game again!

Old-mac-game-filter: please help me rediscover an odd shareware game that I once played on the classic mac platform! [more inside]
posted by jordanlewis on Aug 20, 2009 - 3 answers

THE Game, you just lost it.

Help me find the perfect videogame for my boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Aug 18, 2009 - 39 answers

Sticky Fingers

How can I fix sticky keys on a Guitar Hero controller? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Mac Gaming Suggestions?

MacGameFilter: Please help me find a new action/adventure game to play on my iMac. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Feb 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Should have stuck to eating paste.

Help name the first computer game I ever played. In preschool. Circa 1985. A few sketchy memories inside. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Feb 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Movies from video game footage?

Help me find this NPR story about making movies from video game footage. [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Best price/performance modern video card?

Neeerrrrrrrrdfilter: I want to play Bioshock. Help me find the most economical way to upgrade my video hardware so that it will run the game satisfactorily. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Looking for an old Mac game

Looking for an old Macintosh game, where you flip reflectors to get a ball to bounce from one side to the other, [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Jul 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find other games in the same vein as Seven Kingdoms or, failing that, Netstorm.

Looking for another game in the same vein as Seven Kingdoms or, failing that, Netstorm. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Jan 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Game design software advice needed

Help me help my students design video games. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Jan 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Help! I'm swimming in games!

What are some good options for managing a video game collection? [more inside]
posted by aceyprime on Sep 14, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I legally publish game screenshots in a book?

I'm considering writing a book about game systems in the 80's and would like to be able to include screenshots of many of the games. What do I need to do to be able to include those screenshots without being sued? Does this fall under the copyright law's "fair use"? Does the fact that they are older games make any difference? Apologies if this has been asked before - I couldn't find anything related to publishing game screenshots.
posted by aceyprime on May 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Securing capital for a software project?

A colleague and I want to raise money for a project our company currently can't take on. How to get this ball rolling? [more inside]
posted by Mikey-San on May 3, 2006 - 12 answers

Best. Video. Game. Evar.

We all know at least some of the 'classics of literature', but what are the classics of videogaming? [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Mar 6, 2006 - 95 answers

Any suggestions on contacting video game companies regarding a fund raiser?

Any suggestions on contacting video game companies regarding a fund raiser? (MI) [more inside]
posted by xorowo on Feb 15, 2005 - 2 answers

Games Workers Play

Busy, busy! Does anybody know of worthwhile (preferably free) PC games (online or downloadable) that resemble work? I sometimes use a spreadsheet version of Freecell, but wonder if there might be other ones that make me look industrious while having fun.
posted by fish tick on Nov 26, 2004 - 8 answers

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