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Wii need more games!

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]
posted by The Deej on Oct 4, 2007 - 49 answers


I was just "upgraded" to a Custom PlayStationPortable Firmware (3.52 M33-4). I need help understanding/learning how to use it. [more inside]
posted by Master Gunner on Oct 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me deal with Xbox withdrawal

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.
posted by mattholomew on Sep 26, 2007 - 7 answers

New PC games run slowly on large LCD monitors?

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.
posted by stuehler on Sep 26, 2007 - 19 answers

Gamer PC

Adivce on building a PC for a games fanatic (more inside) [more inside]
posted by the cuban on Sep 23, 2007 - 13 answers

Anybody ever played a game for their job?

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.)
posted by blahblahblah on Sep 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Are there any family-friendly PS3 games?

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?"
posted by jackypaper on Sep 13, 2007 - 23 answers

I wanna make something new!

I want to learn to create my own flash video game, where to begin? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Sep 10, 2007 - 4 answers

What are some new toys or games that children are asking for?

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]
posted by JDC8 on Sep 8, 2007 - 13 answers

Fun indoor games?

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.
posted by pipti on Sep 4, 2007 - 41 answers

Pixel Shader-lovin' video card?

What is the cheapest PC video card available that supports Pixel Shader. [more inside]
posted by OlderThanTOS on Aug 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Single Computer, Two Player Games

Looking for two player computer games using the same computer. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Aug 29, 2007 - 28 answers

Fun social games for adults?

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?
posted by Ollie on Aug 28, 2007 - 35 answers

Talismania or Pipe Dream clone for the DS?

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]
posted by sarahnade on Aug 28, 2007 - 1 answer

Who are these guys?

Who are these characters from 80's Japanese culture? [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Aug 25, 2007 - 4 answers

How to build a budget gaming PC?

Help me build a really mediocre gaming PC! [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Aug 24, 2007 - 11 answers

We need some simple mapping software!

Calling online gamers! My husband is looking for a (seemingly) simple mapping program to make his life a little bit easier. [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Aug 22, 2007 - 12 answers

Best price/performance modern video card?

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]
posted by killdevil on Aug 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Game Ideas for a Fall Festival

Step right up! I need some fun, cheap games & activities for a fall festival. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Aug 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Economics as all fun and games?

What are some other economic board games (besides Monopoly)? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Aug 14, 2007 - 33 answers

Remember these maze books from the seventies?

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?
posted by matildaben on Aug 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Immortal-Level D&D Adventures?

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]
posted by wavejumper on Aug 11, 2007 - 9 answers

I wish video game characters had GPS devices.

How do I improve my spatial ability with fun short video games? [more inside]
posted by davar on Aug 9, 2007 - 7 answers

iMacs: The gaming dilemma

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]
posted by Gordion Knott on Aug 8, 2007 - 16 answers

What's the best game engine to use for producing footage that's truly royalty-free?

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]
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Recommend a few good text adventure games!

Recommend a few good text adventure games! [more inside]
posted by warble on Aug 6, 2007 - 40 answers

Can I run a C64 BBS on my PC?

Can I run a C64 BBS on my PC? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Aug 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Ahhh, yeah, that game kicked ass

Help me build a list of must have games for old and new consoles. [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Aug 4, 2007 - 28 answers

They cast them alright, but how?

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?
posted by Skyanth on Jul 30, 2007 - 10 answers

Academic writing on video games?

Where can I find smart, theoretical writing about video games? [more inside]
posted by danb on Jul 29, 2007 - 21 answers

What is this addictive game structure called?

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]
posted by argybarg on Jul 29, 2007 - 23 answers

V.smile or Leapster?

V.smile or Leapster? Looking for informed opinions on a learning-game console for a toddler. [more inside]
posted by britain on Jul 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Will you help me remember the title of this book?

Please help me remember the title of a particular fictional, young-adult book from the 80s or maybe 90s. [more inside]
posted by poopdbq on Jul 21, 2007 - 5 answers

The kids are almost alright.

Best (indoor) grade school games of all time? [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Jul 20, 2007 - 20 answers

Realistic space simulation?

I've recently been playing Freespace SCP and it's been making me think about realistic space simulation, and the lack thereof. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jul 20, 2007 - 26 answers

Can you recommend a gaming forum?

Can you recommend a good gaming forum? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jul 19, 2007 - 18 answers

ChessFilter: Help me with my chess dilemma

ChessFilter: Help me with my chess dilemma [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jul 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Sudoku? I hardly know Sue!

NameFilter: Help me name my 2-8 player sudoku game! [more inside]
posted by unixrat on Jul 18, 2007 - 18 answers

Mac and PC Are Having a LAN Party

Looking for multiplayer, low system requirement Mac or PC games for LAN and network play. [more inside]
posted by oranges on Jul 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Best free indie games?

I just finished Cave Story and loved every minute of it. What are some other exemplary free indie games?
posted by archagon on Jul 13, 2007 - 10 answers

New to Cleveland. Where's the gamers?

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]
posted by Emera Gratia on Jul 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Software for my mum.

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]
posted by divabat on Jul 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Why doesn't Nintendo do something about pirated games?

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]
posted by davar on Jul 4, 2007 - 12 answers

How to get time with dad back from WoW?

What should I do about my dad's WoW addiction? [more inside]
posted by jkoby on Jun 30, 2007 - 21 answers

Make MAME easy for me.

What's the easiest to use, slickest, best looking MAME for Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 29, 2007 - 4 answers

a stat program, stat! (I'm cheesy -__-)

Help me post personal game statistics online [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Jun 28, 2007 - 2 answers

He Shot, He Scored! (Way Back When)

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]
posted by YamwotIam on Jun 21, 2007 - 6 answers


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]
posted by Miko on Jun 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Klondike watch

Are there any programs that watch people playing solitaire for their ability to make all the available moves towards winning?
posted by ackptui on Jun 11, 2007 - 6 answers

What MUD did I play on back in 98?

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]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Jun 11, 2007 - 6 answers

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