A friends son is very keen on creative writing - he publishes online via Reddit and his own blog. He is currently negotiating with an online gaming company (based in the Netherlands) to write dialogue for their new game that is in development (they send him prompts and basic outlines of the game sequence). Can you give me any advice about the average rates for online writing. Do you you charge by the hour or for a written piece? What would you recommend would be a good rate, considering his age (17) and his skill level (he is still in high school!). From my research I have seen a range of quotes - anything from $20 per hour or $50 per article up to $900 for skilled writers. Any advice much appreciated.
What are the best turn-based games one can play with a group of people? Ideally these would be web-based games that allow you to set the waiting period between turns and that don't require a GM. [more inside]
I want to play head-to-head Doom/Doom II over the internet with a friend. I have a PC, she has a Mac. What's the easiest way? [more inside]
I'm developing a website where people try to be click number X (sort of like radio call-in contests) to win a prize, and am looking for advice on ways to make it harder for someone to cheat. [more inside]
My wife and I will be living in different cities for the next 2 months and won't be able to see each other in the meantime. We've been enjoying playing chess through gameknot.com and scrabble through lexulous.com. What other online games are available to play that don't require both people to be online at the same time?
What are some good online two player games? [more inside]
I'm trying to find the name of an online game about school girls fighting on the playground [more inside]
Can you recommend online resources to help me memorize the anatomy of several animals for a biology test? [more inside]
My friend is currently out serving somewhere in the middle east for the next six months and would like some new computer games to play. The problem is that he has absolutely no internet connection so anything that needs to go online (eg. multiplayer or - more annoyingly - DRM) won't work. What good games can you recommend I buy and post to him? [more inside]
where can I buy PowerUp Rewards PRO online? [more inside]
Any recommendations for an online asynchronous social-oriented strategy game, such as Diplomacy? [more inside]
Are there sites which track the number of players in different online games? [more inside]
What new 2-player games in the vein of New Super Mario Bros Wii are out there? Or, what 2009-2010 games are online for 2-players in the same style? [more inside]
My almost 13 year old daughter is bored with Yoville, Farmville, and other FB games. We're in search of free online games that allow her to design an avatar, compete for virtual prizes, and have moderated opportunities for interaction. [more inside]
What multiplayer games can we play on the iPhone / iPod Touch over the internet? [more inside]
Can you recommend me some turn-based, in-browser and multiplayer online games? [more inside]
Best online game recommendations for females and males over the age of 35? There is a huge selection of games, but most aren't that good. What games do you recommend that both can compete and enjoy? Free and online is good, free and downloadable for travelling is awesome! [more inside]
How do people get 200,000+ points in Bejeweled Blitz? [more inside]
Help me find more games that 'feel' like the 'Monster Hunter' series! [more inside]
I'm looking for some decent "vs" puzzle games that I and my 3 young boys (10 and under) can play against each other on my mac (a fun and silly chess game would be a plus, too). We have 2 macs in the house, so any online options would be welcome too! TIA.
I want to host my own online poker tournament with my friends. How do I do this? [more inside]
I'm looking for some good, simple puzzle games. Online or iPhone. [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations for any fantasy stock market games online? [more inside]
looking for an online game from a year ago similar to pixeljunks Monster game on PS3, the towers you built were flowers that could inflict more damage on passing enemies... [more inside]
Calling online gamers! My husband is looking for a (seemingly) simple mapping program to make his life a little bit easier. [more inside]
Point me towards some online games that allow players to link up and play a game together by remote access. Bonus points for things not too mentally taxing, for times when one wants to just veg. [more inside]
Please recommend excellent absorbing web-based games [more inside]
FamilyEntertainmentFilter: I have three pc's, two run windows (one dual-boots XP and Blag linux) and the third is an old PII that runs Fedora. I also have three daughters who all like being on the computer at the same time. [more inside]
My husband wants to play Battlefield 2, but his computer, an Athlon 64 3200+, seems to be kind of sluggish with the new demo. Given that there's only so much we want to spend to play video games, what's the best component to upgrade? The video card? The processor? [more inside]
Waste my time! [mi] [more inside]
A friend in Illinois and I (here in California) would like to play an online RPG together. We really don't care about monsters and stuff; we want to harass and kill other players (and each other). That's just more fun. He's on a PC, I'm on a mac, we both have fast connections and decent machines ... we tried the free version of Wolfenstein, and while I enjoy killing nazis, his blowing me up with grenades got old after awhile. Any suggestions? Can we be pirates or ninjas on World of Warcraft? Or, like, cowboys? Cause those things are all really cool. I wish there were a massive pirates RPG, that would be the best. Also: it can't be super expensive because we've got, like, bills to pay and stuff.