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]
NameFilter: Help me name my 2-8 player sudoku game! [more inside]
Looking for multiplayer, low system requirement Mac or PC games for LAN and network play. [more inside]
I just finished Cave Story and loved every minute of it. What are some other exemplary free indie games?
I'm a computer game developer and video game player, who just moved to Cleveland, Ohio. I wanna meet new friends and hang out with peers. [more inside]
My mum loves interior design. She also loves puzzles but finds black belt Sudoku too easy. She's inheriting a laptop. What sort of programs and games can I load on this laptop for her? [more inside]
Why doesn't Nintendo do something about the enormous amount of pirated GBA and DS games and other "licenced" Nintendo stuff on eBay and other marketplaces? [more inside]
What should I do about my dad's WoW addiction? [more inside]
What's the easiest to use, slickest, best looking MAME for Windows XP? [more inside]
Help me post personal game statistics online [more inside]
I'm looking for a table hockey game (rod hockey, not air hockey) that I played as a wee 'un back in the 80s. It featured a super-slick surface, 3D players, an electronic timer (and goal counter), and a behind-the-net left winger. [more inside]
For a museum interactive, I need to choose popular kids' items of today related to the following categories: Book, item related to school, doll or figure, indoor game, and outdoor game. Your suggestions? [more inside]
Are there any programs that watch people playing solitaire for their ability to make all the available moves towards winning?
Here's a long shot. In the late 90s I played on a telnet MUD in Seattle with a lot of high school friends. I've spent the last, oh, five years passively looking for it. If you have any clue or your name is Chris Rolph, help me out! [more inside]