Hi, does anyone know where to find a network chess game that is open source (free basically)? I'm a teacher and I want my class to play each other at chess during an ICT lesson.
Please recommend a good puzzle or activity website that's suitable for a 3 or 4 year old. [more inside]
Nintendo Wii game filter. A friend from England is staying with us in Virginia for a few days and wants to buy a Wii to take back with him [more inside]
I'd appreciate some recommendations for PC based strategy games. I've really enjoyed playing Age of Empires and Caesar 3 in the past and was wondering what other newer games I could try, that are along the same lines. I tried the newer releases of the AOE franchise but find that I enjoy games that are set in ancient civilizations more . As far as playing hardware goes, my laptop has 2 GB of RAM and a pretty decent (I think!) video card (ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 with 256 MB of video RAM). Thanks!
How big is the global software industry (in terms of sales)? [more inside]
Where could I buy Scramball or how I could I rig up my own? [more inside]
My friend mentioned a free table-top RPG that was available as a pdf on the web. All the players were gods, and with a point system, would create a fantasy world together. There would be a series of turns, symbolizing epochs or ages of the world. I don't know the name or the authors. Anyone hear of it?
Do any modern graphics cards still support 8-bit palettized textures? If not, what were the last ones that did? [more inside]
Does anyone remember a children's game called Ghost? (Not Ghost in the Graveyard.) My dad recalls playing it, but can't recall the rules. Any long memories here?
I've been enjoying Brain Challenge on my cell phone and am thinking of purchasing a hand held system. I'm unsure whether it would be better to buy a GameBoy Advanced or a Nintendo DS. Also which is more kid friendly. [more inside]
Is any given deal of standard Solitaire, perfectly played, "winnable"? [more inside]
What naked games or exercises can I play with my partner that are intimate, loving and/ or fun but don't necessarily involve sex? [more inside]
I sold my Playstation Portable a few months after I bought it, which was a few months after release, due to the incredible lack of decent games for it. Has the situation changed any? [more inside]
I finally got a Wii! Any recommendations for killer "older" Wii games that end up selling for $20 now that they are off the top of the charts? [more inside]
I was just "upgraded" to a Custom PlayStationPortable Firmware (3.52 M33-4). I need help understanding/learning how to use it. [more inside]
My Xbox 360 is in Microsoft's Xbox hospital being repaired and I'm jonesing for some game time, even if I could just play my original Xbox games. I remember back in the NES days you could rent consoles but not so much anymore, I assume because of the complexity and Faberge egg-like delicacy of systems like the 360. But is there someplace, anywhere in the greater Phoenix (AZ) area that I could rent a system? A first gen Xbox would be fine. Failing that, any other creative ideas besides using my computer for games which I've already tried? I'm in the Chandler/Gilbert area FWIW.
I just bought a pretty high-end Dell PC with a large LCD monitor. It's got dual Core2 CPUs @ 2.66GHz, 4 GB of RAM, and a decent graphics card. The monitor is a widescreen 27" Dell Ultrasharp. So far, I like the PC. But I was disappointed to find that the first PC game I tried (BioShock) runs TERRIBLY. The game does run pretty well on my slightly older PC, which only has a 19" monitor. So, I think the large, widescreen monitor is the problem. Is that correct? Are there tricks to running the latest games on a large LCD monitor? Many thanks in advance for any advice and insight.
Adivce on building a PC for a games fanatic (more inside) [more inside]
I am working on a book on the use of games and simulations for training by businesses - have any of you played or seen a game like this? I am thinking of anything from the Beer Game to the Virtual University sim to a specific game built for your company. (If you have in-depth experience and wouldn't mind being interviewed about your adventures, let me know in your response.)
I'm buying a Playstation 3, but I want to include at least one game that my girlfriend will also enjoy. The Wii seems to be more kid- and girl-friendly. Is there a non-RPG, non-sports PS3 game that is "fun for the whole family?"
I want to learn to create my own flash video game, where to begin? [more inside]
What's on the kids birthday lists this year? Parents, please help me get up to date on popular new children's toys and games. [more inside]
What are your favorite indoor games--parlor games, I guess? Like charades, Botticelli, Dictionary, Pictionary. I'm girding for the long nights of winter in NY.
What is the cheapest PC video card available that supports Pixel Shader. [more inside]
Looking for two player computer games using the same computer. [more inside]
What are some fun, social, outdoor games that adults might like to play? I'm thinking games like Capture the Flag, or any of the new crop of "urban games" like city-wide tag. I'd like to organize some events for friends--anywhere from just a few people to dozens. Anything you particularly think is a blast?
I enjoy playing Talismania, which is kind of a takeoff on the old Pipe Dream or Pipe Mania games. Is there a type of game like this available for the Nintendo DS or GBA? [more inside]
Help me build a really mediocre gaming PC! [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]
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]
Step right up! I need some fun, cheap games & activities for a fall festival. [more inside]
What are some other economic board games (besides Monopoly)? [more inside]
When I was a kid in the 70's, I was an avid solver of a series of mazes published in books by an author with a Russian name (I remember it as Vladimir something). They were the kind of paperback books sold in the games section of bookstores, that you were supposed to write in like you do with crossword puzzle books. The mazes were simple, black-and-white, in a variety of shapes, and not gimmicky, just quite challenging (they were intended for grownups, not kids). Does anyone remember these books and can help me find them again?
Can you recommend any epic-level D&D-style adventures that might still be available? I'm looking for what used to be called "Immortal Level" adventures, stories including flight, multiple continents, other dimensions, astral realms and travel, wars directed over whole realms, floating cities, ancient beings, gods, that kind of stuff. [more inside]
How do I improve my spatial ability with fun short video games? [more inside]
New iMac alert. Gimme, gimme, gimme! One question before I bust open my piggy bank: What's my best bet for a "secondary OS" -- Windows XP or Vista? [more inside]
I want to include some fabricated video game footage into a commercial video piece. I don't have the time or the resources to have professional 3D animation done, so I've decided to use a machinima approach towards animation. My main concern, though, is copyright issues -- what's the best game engine to use for producing footage that's truly royalty-free? [more inside]
Recommend a few good text adventure games! [more inside]
Can I run a C64 BBS on my PC? [more inside]
Help me build a list of must have games for old and new consoles. [more inside]
In historical fiction (movies or books), if people in places of ill repute or just in the pub are "playing dice", usually for money, which game(s) exactly are they playing and how could I find out how to play them myself?
Where can I find smart, theoretical writing about video games? [more inside]
There's a certain fiendishly addictive structure in video (and other) games, and I'd like to know if anyone has named it or researched it. [more inside]
V.smile or Leapster? Looking for informed opinions on a learning-game console for a toddler. [more inside]
Please help me remember the title of a particular fictional, young-adult book from the 80s or maybe 90s. [more inside]
Best (indoor) grade school games of all time? [more inside]
I've recently been playing Freespace SCP and it's been making me think about realistic space simulation, and the lack thereof. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good gaming forum? [more inside]
ChessFilter: Help me with my chess dilemma [more inside]