Can someone help me find an article that defends american football NOT baseball as the thinking man's game? [more inside]
posted by indiebass
on Aug 9, 2006 -
Help me think of phrases that come exclusively from game play. Some examples would be: "Ollie ollie oxen free" and "ready or not here I come" and "ring a round a rosy".
posted by typewriter
on Aug 9, 2006 -
I'm looking for two things on OSX:
1) A chess trainer
2) "Go" (and if it has a training function, even better) [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Jul 20, 2006 -
Back in my OS 9 days, I played a game in which you controlled a factory. Raw materials would come out of a pipe somewhere, and you had to control the conveyor belts, chutes, and other machines in the factory to make a certain quota of items by the end of the day. Incorrectly made items, of course, were deducted from your score. Can anyone else remember this game, and (even better) tell me where to find it?
posted by Johnny Assay
on Jun 25, 2006 -
I have been reading Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series, and I like it a lot. Now I want to play video games set in the era (or thereabouts). Are there any good ones that simulate the Napoleonic Wars or other European and Colonial wars of the general period? Or that have better sailing ship naval battles than the new Pirates!? I liked that a lot at first, but it's too simple and repetitive for me. I have modern computers running windows, OSX, and Linux and a PS2. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Jun 15, 2006 -
My gaming friends use Ventrilo to chat while playing WoW. I've downloaded the Mac version of the Ventrilo software, but when I tried to use it I got an error message stating that I had the wrong Codec, so I was unable to hear or speak to them. Is there a piece of software my friend can download for his server that would allow my mac to play with their computer? Or something that I can download for mine?
posted by thandi
on Jun 6, 2006 -
Where can I find a summer intern to do some 3d game engine hacking? [more inside]
posted by chos
on May 9, 2006 -
I've been reading about evolutionary computing and artificial life and suchlike. As an exercise, I would like to make a multi-player online game where players can design creatures, which would then compete for survival.
posted by MetaMonkey
on May 4, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
How should I organize or structure a Treasure Hunt for eight 5/6 year olds at a birthday party? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Apr 21, 2006 -
Videogamefilter: Where can I buy cartridge video games that have the secrets unlocked and saved? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Apr 16, 2006 -
Sugar cubes are NOT cubes!! I need a cuboid with at least 2 equal dimensions... [more inside]
posted by Ampa
on Apr 6, 2006 -
How do you remove the smell of Cigarette Smoke from a Game Controller? I bought a new unopened controller on ebay, but it stinks! Google says to soak it in Vinegar, but it's an electronic? [more inside]
posted by ejhdigdug
on Mar 9, 2006 -
I'm looking for the name of/info on a mid-eighties side-scrolling arcade game... [more inside]
posted by drgonzo
on Mar 1, 2006 -
Schoolyard game identification: Everyone gathers around one spot, and one player bounces/throws a playground ball as high as they can (and shouts the name of the game?). While the ball is in the air, everyone else runs out from the center. When the person in the center catches the ball, they shout, "Stop!" and everyone has to hold their place. Then the person in the middle tries to hit someone with the ball. What game is this, and what are the rest of the rules?
posted by stopgap
on Feb 27, 2006 -
There was a game I played in elementary school which we called "Pomp." At my school we had a sand field. Weird, I know. One guy would stand in front of everybody and yell "Pomp" and then everybody'd charge towards the other side of the sand and the 'pomp'-yelling guy would try to tackle somebody. Kind of a smearthequeer thing. [more inside]
posted by punkbitch
on Feb 27, 2006 -
I'm trying to find a link that was (I think) posted on MeFi 2 or 3 years back, but my searches have been fruitless. It was a flash 'game' that taught handy German taunts for lan parties. [more inside]
posted by starscream
on Feb 22, 2006 -
My young nephew came across an ancient Rubik's Cube last fall, and the time has come to give him a hand in solving it. Obviously, Google returns a wealth of solutions. What I'm looking for, though, is a solution that teaches a logical process for solving the cube, rather than the rote memorization of algorithms. If that doesn't exist, can someone recommend a guide that has animation, or sharply executed diagrams, or at the very least is well-written and free of initialisms?
posted by boombot
on Feb 7, 2006 -
I have seen a drawing representing 72 music bands (with a zeppelin in the sky, a guy who is smashing pumpkins, etc.). The aim of the game is to identify these bands. I can't find it again on the web. Help me.
posted by vincentm
on Feb 7, 2006 -
Why are my Google skills failing me when searching for help with a specific puzzle in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel? (Caution - may be spoilers!) [more inside]
posted by Chunder
on Jan 30, 2006 -
Can I use a 3D FPS game engine (i.e. Half-Life 2 or the like) to render and control virtual scenes in real-time? Game modders, is what I want to do possible? [more inside]
posted by chos
on Jan 16, 2006 -
What are your favorite PalmIII-compatible applications, games and toys? Tips and tricks? Tweaks? Hacks? [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on Jan 15, 2006 -
I use to play a pretty simple game on an old computer of mine - I even played it once on a game boy. I can not recall the name of it but the play is simple. You control an arrow that can move forward, back, left & right the object is to move this arrow and connect the line you produce before a ball that is bouncing around touches you. You advance to the next level when you cover a specific amount of the given area.. 50 % 60 % etc .. as you move up the rankings they add more bouncing balls to make the game harder.. What is the name (s) of this game?! and are there any free versions out there for my PC and or Treo 650.
posted by crewshell
on Dec 29, 2005 -
Is there a way to cheat past a specific mission in GTA:SA? Lacking that, would someone be willing to take a copy of my GTA:SA game save and complete the Flight School mission for me? [more inside]
posted by chazlarson
on Dec 28, 2005 -
We're starting a music project for our indie online game. We are looking for unsigned artists who are willing to take a risk on a small project (but still get paid). Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by andreaazure
on Nov 30, 2005 -
Rules of a card game: This very simple but addictive game we used to know as "The" - These are the rules i seem to remember but can anyone clarify/add to these?
its a game of control where you must get rid of your cards to win... [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone
on Nov 25, 2005 -
I'm trying to remember an old PC game, but the details that I can remember are rather vague. [more inside]
posted by Lotto
on Nov 7, 2005 -
I'm thinking of going a bowl game, most likely the Fiesta Bowl. Has anyone here ever been to a bowl game? Did you buy some sort of package deal, or did you get tickets and then find a hotel and airfare? Your impressions of the Tempe area would also be welcome.
posted by Fat Guy
on Nov 6, 2005 -
There is a vintage game called "Cosmos Osmos" for the old Mac OS and would be loaded with several floppy disc's. I have searched all over the web (including mac garden and googleing) and have been unable to find ANYTHING regarding the game. It was surely at least 15 years ago from when I owned the game and was when Mac's owned the computer world. Help find information or even the game.
posted by supyo
on Oct 28, 2005 -
I'd like some good business (commodities, economics, markets, etc.) book to read. I'm tired of all the, excuse my French, BS books I've come across. I don't want a get-rich quick or anything motivational. I've read the summer reading standard Freakonomics and The World is Flat as of late, feeling the same way level of beach book dissapointment I did when I broke down and read The DaVinci Code. The former was entertaining, though somewhat useless and the latter just was boring and repetitive after say -- chapter 2. I've been paticularly interested in game theory lately and how it can be applied... [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Oct 1, 2005 -
How does one rehabilitate a commercial online game that has been around for a long, long time? [more inside]
posted by andreaazure
on Aug 28, 2005 -
Okay.. this (believe it or not) is the question that caused me to pay the $5 and join mefi...
Does anyone remember the Commodore PET? Our high school (back in 1983'ish) had 3 of these things and the best thing about them was this gold mining game. You'd move your little ascii (actually, PETSCII I think) guy around and you'd run into a solid block to mine it for gold. You might find gold.. or nothing.. or even a spring that would flood the whole cave.
Does anyone remember this game? Did someone ever re-do it for Palm or PocketPC? I'd even settle for finding it on a PET emulator if such a thing existed.
posted by spifl
on Jul 26, 2005 -
We are a couple of guys thinking about making a free not-for-profit computer game based on Risk 2210 A.D.
We know we can't use the title for trademark reasons or the board or graphics for copyright issues. Would there be any problems with us using the Risk 2210 A.D. rules for our game?
posted by sveskemus
on Jun 23, 2005 -