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?
I don't get PC game requirements; I seem to have a mental block on the issue, and I don't think I'm going to get it. I've never had one of those fancy "video card" things. HL2 and Portal work great on my laptop, Bio-shock is sluggish to the point where its playable but I won't bother. What games that were state-of-the-art at the time, but are now older, can I play? [more inside]
How should I plan and make a surgical instruments board game? [more inside]
How can someone who is a average computer user boost the satellite internet speed in rural area? [more inside]
What modern game creation software can I use to build a game with branching narratives and dialogue?
What game creation software is currently available that is suited to building games (or levels/mods) with a focus on branching narratives and dialogue, of the sort found in role-playing games like Mass Effect? [more inside]
What fun things can I do with my nephews for a day this weekend? [more inside]
Looking for a movie title: some years ago, an indie film, basic idea that the government is running a televised competition (much like Survivor), except to the death. [more inside]
I saw some Brooklyn high schoolers outside playing a game that could be described as turn-based freeze tag (and poses that came out of tai chi postures). As the initial setup they stood in a ring of around 8-10, frozen in a pose. At certain points one person would make a wild move (mainly using arms, hands extended flat, sometimes pivoting) and attempt to tag the person next to them out of the ring. They would return to frozen after that, but there may have been a countermove made as well. Eventually there were two people and a winner was found. Any idea what they were playing?
I want to play an excellent turn-based computer/iOS game remotely with a friend who is stuck inside after major surgery. Something where each player makes 1-3 moves a day, yet it is still fun. Any suggestions? [more inside]
What are the most mathematically 'advanced' RPG systems? Pen & paper and otherwise? [more inside]
Books/Autobiographies which inspire? [more inside]
Looking for Xbox360 casual game recommendations [more inside]
Pretend I've been in a coma since 2002. What are the absolute best, classic PC games I've missed? [more inside]
I'm trying to find the name of an online game about school girls fighting on the playground [more inside]
27 years old and in a bit of a career crisis. I've been drifting between dead-end jobs and I want to steer myself into a more satisfying position. I'm especially interested in getting into a creative industry and/or web development/design, or something else that will play to my (self-perceived) strengths of creativity and technical aptitude. I need advice. So much advice. Perhaps some of you kind folks can help! [NB - This gets pretty long. Also, I'm in London, UK.] [more inside]
Just got an ipad and am wanting new games. [more inside]
What games and toys for your kids do you as a parent enjoy playing with the most? I am not really looking for your kids' faves, but yours. [more inside]
Good flash platformers for young kids (5-6?) [more inside]
A friend of mine has 20+ old arcade games in his basement. He has essentially set up a small arcade museum at his house. It's pretty sweet! The games are split between several circuits in the house but power is becoming a concern. These old electronics are sensitive to spikes and low voltages and we want to keep them running as long as possible - most of the circuit boards are not made and difficult to replace or repair. What should we consider for 110v line conditioning? [more inside]
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]
Great non-action RPGs for iOS? [more inside]
Which north Seattle bar has the best game collection? [more inside]
Since the Xbox 360 doesn't have a browser I am unable to connect to Xbox Live on a public internet connection because the 360 cannot give me access to the user agreement (if anyone knows a way around that, I'd like to know). Does anyone know if the PS3 has a browser capable of going on a public wifi and agreeing to the user agreement? I ask this because I am considering purchasing one for the library I work at. This will allow me to download updates for our games.
I need help finding a 2D game about running a restaurant- and it involved a lot of mini-games and menial tasks. Very simple graphics, too. [more inside]
What was this early 90's Gauntlet clone I remember playing as a kid? [more inside]
Help me develop a board game to teach kids (and grown-ups) about positive feedback loops. [more inside]
I need ideas for a social media campaign to target young people who lack motivation and aren't doing well in school. Are there any Facebook campaigns that I draw inspiration from? [more inside]
I'm stumped for active games I can play with my 3 year-old that require no props, or only simple props, like a single ball. Parameters inside. [more inside]
I need some well-written and very suspenseful books to take my mind off of a 25-hour flight. Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" is the ideal book, but alas, I've already read it. I also need two-person travel sized games. [more inside]
Looking for favorite board games with a supernatural or otherwise dark theme. [more inside]
How should I train a new pilot in EVE online so that I can have a head start when I start playing in June? [more inside]
I'm thinking about buying a few used Xbox 360 games online. Does anyone know of a definitive resource that can tell me which games/publishers are likely to require me to buy an additional registration code in order to access full online functionality? [more inside]
There are a lot of books about video game design theory and philosophy. Are there any similar books about tabletop RPGs?
Tell me more about Xul Solar's invented game and language, please? [more inside]
I really, really liked the flash game 3 Slices, recently posted on the blue. I also loved Lemmings. What other flash or internet-based games would I like that I can play on my (old) laptop? [more inside]
What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster?
What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster? [more inside]
Suggestions requested for computer games that will keep me engaged. Infrastructural limitations and preferences in more detail after the jump. [more inside]
Why would someone use my email address for this? [more inside]
What's online or email-based games can I play with a 10 year old who I don't see in person? [more inside]
Fun PE Games for middle school kids? (Stuff you can play in a gym with 30 kids and fairly good ball/mat/whatever resources) [more inside]
What games (PC, Mac, iOS, or Android) are good at quantifying brain/thinking functions? [more inside]
Memory Palace of Doom? [more inside]
My girlfriend wants to play games for our long distance date night. Any free, low learning curve games that Mefites recommend? [more inside]
Any recommendations for Good Asynchronous Facebook Games? [more inside]
What are the best interactive/short/quirky/unusual "art games" that you've played? [more inside]
Help me fire the scariest games around for the iPad and the PS3. [more inside]
Games that maximize your creativity and let you make unique things (e.g. Minecraft)? [more inside]
My girlfriend drinks very little alcohol, but eventually she will drink a glass of champagne and maybe a beer today. We are having a private new Years party for the both of us and I want to do a little drinking game just for fun, maybe 30 min with shot glasses of beer. So does anybody know a fun little game? It should not be something kinky, or like "drink or tell". All the drinking games I know are quite hardcore and not suited well for this occasion. It may include some acrobatics, like running around a table or some such as we will have no bystanders. Thanks! (Our New Year's eve is in 6h, she comes home in 4, so hurry up)
So I know about computers and I know about software. I don't know how they go together for games and wondering if there's an easy way to tell if my computer can run certain games. [more inside]
Are there any iPhone/iPad apps or games that would help a 10-year old with her reading? When she reads out loud she does really well for a few minutes but quickly starts to skip words or guess them rather than trying to read what's on the page. She loves computer games so I was wondering if a reading game might motivate her.