I'd like to learn more about video and digital games. I don't know where to start. I'm thinking--there must be bloggers, games writers, etc. who are writing about both classic video games and new releases? Who are they? [more inside]
posted by Ollie
on Jul 21, 2014 -
I find a good Let's Play to be soothing and engaging. I like Minecraft
best, but am willing to consider other games that have a similar vibe. I am interested in finding good videos that are relatively mature and fun. I would also consider good tutorial series. Currently I have been watching stuff put out by Paul Soares Jr
, and I like it. I have not enjoyed anything by stampylongnose
because it is too frantic and clownish. I have not found my way into Far Lands or Bust
, but am willing to give it a try. Basically I like watching someone go about their business and talk about whatever while they do it. Do you have recommendations? Can you say what you like about your recommended titles?
posted by JohnLewis
on Apr 21, 2014 -
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 -
Since the first Nintendo game console came out in the 80's, I can recall everyone I know (myself included) blowing into the game cartridge and/or the Nintendo itself when something went wrong (freezing, etc.). What is the premise for doing this (I saw other people do it, and sometimes it seemed to work, so that's why I did, thinking maybe dustiness/debris was the issue...), and is there any legit evidence that this really fixes things?
posted by PinkPoodle
on Mar 28, 2014 -
I need help deciding on which system to buy. I would like some opinions. I have googled it and see that PS4 has better displays renderings and such but Xbox's social network has always been better in my experience. [more inside]
posted by Doubleosix
on Jan 26, 2014 -
Please tell me about this world of independent, underground, homemade games. [more inside]
posted by latkes
on Jan 20, 2014 -
What are the best collaborative 2-player video games? My husband and I played Mario Galaxy 2 and it was perfect - he player Mario and I played "Starfy" and it worked out great. Are there more games like that for 2 players, where one player (aka me) can be kind of bad at video games? We have a Wii, some computers and are considering getting an Xbox One in the next few months..
posted by annie o
on Nov 11, 2013 -
My son, who will be turning 12 this month just told me that he wants a video game design software program for his birthday. He is already adept at website coding and has Microsoft's Kodu game design software, but finds Kodu very limiting. He is better at Photoshop than most of my colleagues at work and is generally very computer literate. His favorite game to play is Minecraft, so I expect that this is an example of the type of game that he would like to be able to create. [more inside]
posted by The Architect
on Sep 29, 2013 -
Anyone have suggestions for video games that do a great job of immersing you in sci-fi (ideally alien) worlds? [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee
on Mar 24, 2013 -
What was the name of a 90s game where you try to find a rabbit in a theme park world? [more inside]
posted by Submiqent
on Mar 20, 2013 -
I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene
from Me and You and Everyone We Know
in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by oulipian
on Nov 13, 2012 -
What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt
on May 18, 2012 -
I plan to spend 2 weeks in the west coast to one day move there. I am hoping to travel to various cities and explore video game related places. I want to network and talk to people from all video game walks of life, from indie developers to touring game studios. What places should I visit? What studios does tours?
I was planning to tour around late June, but should I center it around PAX Prime?
posted by RockyK
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Pretend I've been in a coma since 2002. What are the absolute best, classic PC games I've missed? [more inside]
posted by andromache
on Mar 7, 2012 -
SuperMarioBrosFilter! Which version of Super Mario Bros. (I believe on Super Nintendo, could be wrong, though) had the feature where you could also play a quick two-player game of Mario Bros.? [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches
on Feb 29, 2012 -
Help me find a substitute for World of Warcraft to serve as common ground and entertainment for myself and my long-distance boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith
on Nov 7, 2011 -
job hunt / resume question (creative/tech positions). I worked in the video game industry, and am applying for positions outside that industry. Should I include in my resume a note that video game credits are often inaccurate and checking them does not substitute for contacting an employer if seeking confirmation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 12, 2011 -
How can I create a game that will give quest lines, experience, achievements, rewards for accomplishing social life skills? [more inside]
posted by Wuggie Norple
on Sep 8, 2011 -
I know that some fairly recent video games, at least as recent as Ocarina of Time, have moments where characters (or physical signposts) inside of the game talk about the buttons that the player has to hit. I have a vague memory of this occurring in much older games, maybe characters in NES games saying "make sure you equip your weapon on the start menu" or things like that , but I can't locate them. Can anyone verify times where this happens?
posted by pacmanides
on Feb 17, 2011 -
What is the most useful, comfortable and clever way to mount a steering wheel video game controller? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy
on Jan 10, 2011 -
What are some must play maps for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 and where can I download them? I looked at l4dmaps.com but I'm looking for some recommendations rather than just ratings.
posted by crios
on Dec 19, 2010 -
I don't know ANYTHING about video games, but is there one where you "explore" or are otherwise in a rich "forest-type" environment -- i'm thinking it would be something a bit psychedelic or trippy, where a players aren't required to kill things, but discover/explore "LOTR/Avatar-ish" worlds, with hidden surprises perhaps....
posted by mrmarley
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Best DLC for PS3? Short and sweet. What's a good ~$10 download for the PS3? (I've got Braid and Noby Noby Boy). I'm thinking of maybe Pixel Junk Monsters, or Flower. Is there anything else I should look at? Basically the only genres I'm not into are Racing and Fighting, but I'll make exceptions for excellence.
posted by edbles
on Aug 12, 2010 -
What console video games would you recommend to someone who enjoys the casual games from "Amanati Design"?
posted by quizblorg
on Jul 18, 2010 -
I am looking for classic video game sounds and songs to download in wav file format without much luck. Can it be that hard to find these?
posted by Odinhead
on May 28, 2010 -
What's the legal position with including footage of (mostly console) games in a video podcast? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead
on Mar 2, 2010 -
The moon in my Wii Sports Resort is always full. Shouldn't it reflect the actual phases and how I do fix it?
posted by boognish
on Feb 21, 2010 -
I'm designing my own tabletop role playing game. How difficult would it be to turn this into a video game? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus
on Jan 27, 2010 -
I intend to make this weekend a gaming weekend. I haven't played video games in a long time. At least not as seriously as I used to. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by wolfr
on Nov 20, 2009 -
Argh. I've installed the drivers, I've searched high and low online, nothing is helping, so I'm coming to ya'll: how can I get my Xbox 360 wireless controller (connected to my PC via the charge and play kit via a USB port) to work on my computer? Specifically, I want to play ROMs with it. [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Sep 3, 2009 -
I have a chance to acquire the proprietary rights to make games based on a popular Asian action film. Can I make money off this opportunity? [more inside]
posted by mushroom_tattoo
on Aug 26, 2009 -
I need a solid list of fun video games [esp. Xbox 360 and Wii] that will make (feel) smarter. For example: the game "Portal" absolutely stumped me at times and required me to literally contemplate -- but it was also fun. Half Life 2 had moments like that as well. [more inside]
posted by AlbatrossJones
on Feb 9, 2009 -
I have a gamecube but the only game I have enjoyed immensely is Resident Evil 4. Didn't like the other Resident Evil games' controls and such. Any other games for the 'cube that you can recommend that are first person shooter, whether it be horror/sci-fi like Resiident Evil 4 or maybe a crime game? (Kinda over the WW2 games)...Man, I am a cynical gamecuber, ay...thanks for you thoughts and suggestions. I really appreciate it as I try to get as much use out of this cube as I can.
posted by snap_dragon
on Dec 27, 2008 -