I like to watch Starcraft II games, what other games should I be following, and how do I get up to speed?
I've begun to watch eSports recently (basically, competitive video game matches), and found them really interesting. For Starcraft II, I have learned how enjoy being a spectator, but it took a lot of effort: I had to play the game, gradually figure out who was worth watching, identify the right YouTube channels, learn the lingo, etc. What other competitive mutliplayer games are worth watching, and how do I get into them? [more inside]
Recently I've discovered Ludum Dare, a game development competition where the focus is on making games based on a theme within a given time constraint. I'm curious if there are other similarly organized game-development events designed to bring together small independent game developers and hobbyists.
I have a beautiful, fun and energetic puppy. A Husky cross (we don't know what the other half is, but it must have been small). She loves to play games. Me and my partner alternate working from home during the day. What fun games can we play with her at home, indoors, that don't distract too much from our work? [more inside]
I like the idea of playing interactive fiction, but my (limited) experience so far has almost convinced me I'm too obtuse for it! How do I learn to play well, or are some minds just not IF-inclined? [more inside]
6 year old playing games on the iPhone? Too early? [more inside]
I'm looking for new games to play on my Android phone while I'm doing cardio. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
What video games might I like? Difficulty level: very picky. [more inside]
My twelve-year old is asking me to install Hamachi so that he can play Terraria over the Internet. Should I do it? What are the risks? [more inside]
Is it possible to play the original Total Annihilation online (on e-WarZone etc.) on my mac? [more inside]
Finished ME3. What should I play now? [more inside]
Game-loving MeFites: Know any games that make use of a computer, but aren't computer games? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a computer game I vaguely remember. It was an indie game with I think top down combat with mechs. The main feature I remember was the weapon customization was done by sort of wiring components together in a flowchart. I can't for the life of me remember any more useful details, and it's driving me nuts!
The last computer game I enjoyed (years ago) was Age of Empires: Rise of Rome. I'm a 'man' now and have a Retina MacBook; what's the closest new thing to that? [more inside]
Fun, simple, kid-friendly games/apps for a 1st Generation iPod Touch? [more inside]
Looking for new ways to play with my four-month-old. [more inside]
It's "America Day"! What simple activities and games would you suggest for 40 English language learners in China, ages 8-12? [more inside]
Sprechen sie Deutsch? Could you help me work out how to make an English version of Spiel des Jahres winner for 2012, Schnappt Hubi!? [more inside]
Help me find a flash game where you built a spaceship from parts of enemy ships [more inside]
I would love some App ideas for a new Nexus 7 tablet. [more inside]
I've just been lent an XBox 360 discovered that I'm utterly, embarrassingly dreadful at First (or Third) Person Shooters. What I have enjoyed beyond all expectations though is Petroglyph's splendid Panzer General: Allied Assault (I'm a big time tabletop and card gamer and own the physical game too). So, lovely hivemind, can you suggest any excellent card/war/strategy games for an XBox I might enjoy just as much? Thanks!
What are some good games to play at a picnic for a large group of people with a large age-range? [more inside]
Recommend me my next favorite RPG! [more inside]
I'm hosting a bridal shower for a colleague at work. What games can we play that are easy to execute? [more inside]
What is the most awesome meeting icebreaker / energizer that you have ever heard of and / or participated in? [more inside]
Quest: Awesome PS3 games. What are some great PS3 games that came out this past academic year for a given value (inside) of great? [more inside]
I have a physical, legal copy of Diablo 3 I'm planning on selling on eBay. I always knew that once I got bored of D3 I'd be selling it, so when I registered it on Battle.net I created a whole new GMail & Battle.net account (with a fake name) so I could give them to the buyer as part of the sale. My questions, then, are as follows; [more inside]
My partner is new to gaming that isn't point-and-click adventure style. I am looking for games with a very gentle learning curve that might get her more familiar with WASD movement, particularly in 3d. Portal 1 and Quantum Conundrum have proved to be a little too unforgiving too early on with jumping requirements. Any suggestions?
Point and Click Games for Ipad/iPhone. Hello, yet another app dream. I want to create a fabulous point and click game that is addictive and is playable on the iPhone and iPad. I have the concept and idea down for the game. Now it's time to sit down and start prototyping. Only i have no clue where to start. [more inside]
Where can I download lots of win7, laptop compatible arcade-ish games for non computer savvy, non English speakers with no internet. Can't you buy a bundle of like 400+ classic arcade games from somewhere? [more inside]
I am looking for a tiny, excellent, flash game experience to get a group of non-gamers to understand the power of games... [more inside]
My 8yo daughter (in a few weeks) and I love playing Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds and other games on Android. We play them on my Xoom, Kindle Fire, and HTC Thunderbolt (phone). Are there any good games like these (not first person shooters, please. She's 8 and we're Quaker) that would allow us to play against o with each other, one on the Xoom and the other on the Kindle?
Are there any diet/exercise mobile apps or websites that truly embrace gamification - turning daily logging of activity and food, or fitness/diet challenges, etc., into the kind of fun, immersive game that you'd play anyway even if it weren't beneficial? [more inside]
Looking for (board/card) games my 12 year old (f) and 6 year old (m) children can play and keep themselves occupied for more than five minutes. Or even other activities Is it even possible? [more inside]
What are must-have games for the Nintendo 3DS? I already own a Nintendo DSi but I couldn't resist upgrading. I like games of all kinds, I just want to enjoy the 3DS to its fullest. [more inside]
Tell me about sound effects for games. I'm designing the specifications for a mobile app, which will be a game. I need sound effects, preferably royalty-free, to accompany the game. [more inside]
Flash game in Russian about a drunk hedgehog? [more inside]
What sports and games are now dominated by a minor or special-case rule? [more inside]
Looking for some cooperative video games my husband and I can play together. [more inside]
What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played? [more inside]
Can I be recommended a decent laptop that is fast, has good graphics and is overall good quality please. My maximum budget for this is £800. [more inside]
History of Games 101. I need to learn more about the history of gaming. Ideally getting a solid overview of the continuum of ancient games such as dice, chess and Go, all the way up through present day video games. Please recommend some books for me. [more inside]
Name a recent (and good) console game by a British company [more inside]
What video games take place on multiple (but finite/not many) two-dimensional planes? [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs that will answer questions like "Is now a bad time to get an unlocked Galaxy Nexus?" or "Now that Diablo has arrived, what are the most anticipated games of 2012?" Tech and video games galore, please. Bonus points if it's hilarious.
Where can I find or have made 6-sided dice with one color for 1-2 and another for 3-6? [more inside]
When we left our heroine, it was 2002 and she was an avid JRPG player, wise in the ways of the spiky haired menu-based combatants. She returns, older if not wiser, to do battle again, in--okay, wait, what are all these games, and why do they expect me to know how to play them already? Help me find some training wheels, experienced gamer-types. [more inside]
Writers I like: Johan Huizenga, A. S. Neill, Christopher Alexander, Philippe Gaulier, James Paul Gee. Thoughts I'm interested in: the systemic formation of culture; how we interact with and are shaped by said systems; how those systems emerge as part of a "playful" procedure; how play is often used as a release from cultural standards. Who else will I like? What ideas will fascinate me further? [more inside]
Help me purchase a mid-range desktop that plays games besides solitaire and minesweeper. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some simple Dungeons & Dragons campaigns specifically designed for two people (one DM and one player)? [more inside]