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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

Game design competition, for children?

Do you know of a program like First Lego League, but for game design? This is for some 12-year-olds who are into programming, and could benefit from more structure. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 16, 2014 - 2 answers

What's a good video game controller for a toddler?

What's a good video game controller for a toddler? Absolutely required: A reliable way of connecting it to a Windows 7 or 8 laptop. I don't mind using JoyToKey or 3rd-party drivers if necessary. Preferred: Wireless, so it can't be used to pull the laptop off the desk; Durable and/or cheap, in case it gets thrown or dropped; Simple, few inputs. [more inside]
posted by CustooFintel on Aug 27, 2014 - 7 answers

Sci-fi/mecha shareware RPG game, but I cannot remember the name or URL

There is a shareware sci-fi/mecha RPG game that a previous room-mate introduced me to. I don't remember the name of the game, but it was shareware, PC/Windows, and very extensive. I have no idea how to get ahold of the person whom introduced me to the game, hence I'm at a loss of how to find it again. [more inside]
posted by jibberish on May 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me decode PC system requirements.

Help me decode PC system requirements. [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Oct 14, 2012 - 5 answers

I've Got An Ogre-Slaying Knife! It's Got A +9 Against Ogres!

What's this RPG from the Windows 3 era I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

TI-99/4A ROMs?

How can I play Munch Man on my Macbook? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on May 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Make this Mac interesting to kids!

My husband lucked in to a free iMac and we'd like to set it up for our neice who is 11. Can you help us trick it out? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Dec 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me remember this PC game from the 90's!

Help me remember this PC game from the 90's! It was a French game, named something like "Fantasio", but I can't find anything about it online. [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Sep 24, 2008 - 4 answers


I just bought Spore on disc, forgetting completely that my disc drive is broken. The case has been opened and the game is now non-returnable. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Sep 8, 2008 - 22 answers

Games with Random Flash Action?

I'm looking for flash "games" suitable in content for a preschool child (ie: no gore, violence, etc.) where you click the mouse or press a key and something happens, but where you're basically just creating random action. For example, clicking the mouse on the screen might cause a "firework" to deploy or a bubble to be created or burst. Any suggestions?
posted by anastasiav on Dec 31, 2007 - 22 answers

Spacebar keeping me from playing games.

My spacebar works when I type. However, when I try to play certain games, such as the recently mentioned Manifold, or some of the downloadable games from Big Fish Games, where the spacebar is used as a game control, nothing happens. I've tried two different keyboards, no difference. I'm running XP, if it makes any difference.
posted by korej on Nov 17, 2007 - 8 answers

I need a very specialized game!

Help me find the perfect PC game to help my productivity! [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Nov 12, 2006 - 16 answers

this is what I get for not using bittorent...

DVD drive problem, Specifically with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion... [more inside]
posted by Cyrano on Jun 10, 2006 - 8 answers

3D Printing Online

3D printing. Does anyone offer it online, at a consumer level price, in the UK? [more inside]
posted by MintSauce on Jan 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Good games for Sidewinder Pro 3D Joystick? Descent 3 config?

I've just aquired a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro for $1.50 US at a thrift store. It works and Windows grabbed the right drivers for it. 1) What good games are there that take advantage of the "3D" controls? 2) How do I make it work in Descent 3? I can only get the POV hat and various buttons to work - the joystick/twist portion does nothing. I'm probably being clueless as to how to configure it in Descent 3.
posted by loquacious on Dec 17, 2005 - 8 answers

Are Tetris clones legal?

Are Tetris clones legal?
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 28, 2005 - 4 answers

Computer game performance degradation

Why has Half Life 2 started behaving like I'm running it on a Commodore 64 instead of my HP zd7000 with 3.4 Gig processor? [more inside]
posted by Decani on Sep 29, 2005 - 14 answers

Looking for "Castle" computer game

Many years ago (late eighties/early nineties), I used to play a delightful DOS-based RPG on my father's Olivetti computer. It was simply called "Castle" and involved a quest through an ASCII-rendered castle -- fighting demons and ogres, acquiring inventory, and so forth. The Olivetti went to its final rest around 1996, but this computer game was, for me, just as entertaining as anything on the market today. Is anyone out there familiar with this game? Could anyone suggest where I could find a copy? Unsurprisingly, Googling "castle" doesn't seem to get me very far, and I'm not sure where else to begin.
posted by alsorises on Jul 31, 2005 - 9 answers

Upgrading Video Card

Can you upgrade your laptop's video card at all? I was curious as I have a 32mb NVidea card on it however I'd love to upgrade it. Is this possible or is there a way to enhance it's performance? (I'm 99.9% the answer is "NO" but I thought I'd ask)
posted by Hands of Manos on Dec 14, 2004 - 11 answers

Why aren't other developers following Valve's Steam model?

If Valve's Steam means that games developers can do away with publisher, distributor and retailer overheads... um... why isn't everyone doing it, or similar things?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 10, 2004 - 13 answers

Freeware or shareware games for old iMac (256MB, either 266 or 333Mhz)? Especially first person shooters?

I'm giving away an old tray-loading iMac (256MB, either 266 or 333Mhz, I really can't recall right now) to a friend and have loaded it up with productivity-related stuff. Now I'm looking for games I can download. Freeware and shareware, preferably, as opposed to warez (although if you care to recommend a NES/SNES/etc. emulator ...). In particular, is there a decent FPS I can download for this machine? [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Nov 5, 2004 - 5 answers

Please recommend self-contained PC RPGS

A bit of a companion to the MMORPG question, can you recommend a few good PC RPGs that are self-contained? I love MMORPGs, but just can't afford the monthly fees anymore. {More Inside} [more inside]
posted by headspace on Jul 11, 2004 - 17 answers

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