Can Microsoft put anything negative on my credit history if I owe them $8.30 for a month of unpaid Xbox Live Gold membership? [more inside]
I want to say I played this game around age 12 or 13, so that would be right around 1990 or so. It was a computer game where you played a character in charge of a group of people who are sent back through time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. [more inside]
What board game would my friends and I enjoy next? [more inside]
Help me remember that arcade-game-name filter... [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find a Tron arcade game to play in the Chicago area? I know about MAME, but it's not the same without the stick, dial, etc. I watched the movie the other night and I must play the game.
Help me find an old computer game. [more inside]
Playing this game makes my eyes see things differently afterward. What's the cause? [more inside]
is there a book on the mathematics of chess? [more inside]
How much of the winnings does a game show winner actually walk away with? [more inside]
I'm the co-creator of a new party game and my co-creators and I are stationed out of Madison. We've been invited to demo the game by an enthusiastic game store owner a few towns away, and so we've been wondering whether it makes sense to arrange a tour of the area metropolises (Minneapolis, Milwaukee, maybe Chicago). We're ramping up to the Christmas shopping season, and the game is going to start appearing at Barnes & Nobles soon, so on the one hand it seems like if we arrange something in advance with a store and simply show up there on the scheduled weekend, there's going to be a crowd, and we can try to attract shoppers' attention. But we can also perceive such a tour where we've planned it terribly, there's no store traffic and we've squandered our time and money. So: How to plan such a trip? [more inside]
How to implement an Elo-based rating system for Go? [more inside]
Is there anywhere online (or in book form, if necessary) that I could get the scripts for the Leisure Suit Larry games, specifically the first one?
Is there a good simulator for playing the stock market with imaginary money? [more inside]
What is the most fun I can have with a PC and a gamepad? I'm looking for something reasonably modern (probably not more than 5 years old) and polished that delivers uncomplicated arcade style gameplay with the absolute minimum of fiddling about or frustration. [more inside]
I've got a month off and I need a new game to play. I bought Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind in a bargain bin on a whim, played it and really liked it. What other games would I like? [more inside]
ID anime character Does anyone happen to know who this anime character is and what anime game (or perhaps show) she is from? It appears to be from KID productions which is a game creator but can't seem to find anything more than that. My daughter (the anime fan) has been trying to find out who the character is and wanted me to see if any mefites knew the character. Thanks. Photos of character are here and here .
What's the best way to record and archive videogame play? [more inside]
Why do Japanese game show contestants seem to feel no pain? [more inside]
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]
Help me remember the name of a goofy British royalty/celebrity "Battle of the Network Stars"-esque sort of thing that was on cable many, many years ago. [more inside]
Remember the old computer game, Loom? I want to play it! Problem? I'm on a Powerbook running OSX. What do I do?
Do you know the dice game that goes by the names "10000", "dadi a mano" or "nusht"? My friend learned it from his Canadian Mennonite family and said that nusht is low German for "nicht." Anyway, I digress. Do you know the game? What do you call it? Do your rules vary?
Help me find an article that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine a few years ago (maybe 2004?) about a special and very exclusive "game." It was an annual adventure game where participants paid the entry fee (maybe $10K) and went from place to place looking for clues that would lead to the next location. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good NON text based Gangster/Mafia themed Strategy game, similar to (but hopefully better than) Gangsters or Gangsters 2. Single player preferred but Online game acceptable. [more inside]
The significance of a blank white 1" button? I'm told not to ask. [more inside]
Where can I buy a nice quality Go set in NYC? [more inside]
NameFilter: Help me name my 2-8 player sudoku game! [more inside]
Is there a way to market a toy to a company, get royalties from it and never file for a patent? [more inside]
What's the name of this computer game from the mid-late 1980s? [more inside]
Looking for an old Macintosh game, where you flip reflectors to get a ball to bounce from one side to the other, [more inside]
Why is there a sound crackle with SDL in some (mainly open-source) games? Full details inside. [more inside]
Looking for a free development environment package for creating simple games that run from the browser through widely used plug-ins. Basically I need something like Visual Basic that compiles a Java Applet or Flash game or ActiveX. I am pretty good with coding simple games in Visual Basic and C but I don't have much time to get into the nitty-gritty of it with the interface.
I've recently re-discovered the old Mac game Dark Castle, and found an emulator for it, but does anyone know where I can download sound samples from the game? I'd love to set up a "nya nya nya nya nya" ringtone or something like that.
What was this fascinating shareware video game? It involved writing LOGO or BASIC-like code to guide a ladybug on a tree branch past obstacles to a goal. [more inside]
Why do the economic models in computer games always suck? [more inside]
I am constructing a large backyard chessboard, but can't decide from what to create the pieces. Ideas? [more inside]
Card game played by multiple players. Each person has nine cards in front of them in a three by three grid, initially faced down. In turn, players flip these cards over and in some way associate them with other players' revealed cards. Score is kept. [more inside]
I'm trying to find an old atari game I believe was called Sleuth [more inside]
Anyone know of any board-game-friendly coffee houses in the Hollywood/West LA/Glendale/Burbank area? [more inside]
What are the best online resources for new World of Darkness players? [more inside]
I have a ridiculously specific dream job. [more inside]
I'm looking for a battle strategy game in the tradition of the Myth series (or the old-school game "Siege"). Interested in troop movement and in-battle tactics, NOT maintaining economy/resources, spawning units, buildings, etc. (Warcraft didn't interest me when I tried it many years ago). [more inside]
How to reset completely one of them new fangled game carts. Befuddled SNES user ahead inside. [more inside]
[childhood memory filter] When I was in elementary school, there was a game I played at the day care I was enrolled in over the summer. You were in control of a yellow Submarine navigating through labyrinthine levels (?) and your only defense was ink pellets that stunned. [more inside]
What was the best computer game I've ever played called and how can I find it again? Somewhere around 1998-2000 I downloaded a shareware game (I think it was for Apple, but I also had a Windows machine then so it might have been for windows.) Help me find it again! Game description inside. [more inside]
Name-that-appleii-game-filter: I played it on an Apple IIe. When I was a children. And had nightmares about it. [more inside]
SongFilter: Looking for an electro/grindcore song that features lyrics about Donkey Kong and metal. [more inside]
Mac Gaming Filter: Recommendations for a Controller? Like playing first person games. Can't seem to find one that looks good. [more inside]