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Multiplayer PC games for 4

Myself and three friends have been online gaming on PC for years now, I am looking for games we haven't tried yet. Ideally things that play in around an hour or less. [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Aug 16, 2014 - 13 answers

Recommendations for easy-to-learn video games that run on Windows 7

I'd like some recommendations for easy-to-play PC-based video games that an uncoordinated person could enjoy. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Nov 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Seeking pretty, engaging games with no violence.

Need non-violent game recommendations. Have Xbox 360 (never used), a badass PC, and iPad. Like pretty, detailed environments, exploration, puzzles/deduction, mystery, adventure. Dislike all but the most very mild violence, and also not very good with things that are time-sensitive (like having to do things very, very quickly or have a good reaction time to succeed). Many years ago in the mid-late '90s I enjoyed Myst/Riven, The 7th Guest, Zork Nemesis, the X-Files game, the Titanic game, and a couple other exploring worlds/figuring things out things that I can't remember the names of. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Aug 16, 2013 - 48 answers

Where are the Worms players these days?

I played the PC game Worms years ago. Which of the many current sequels (if any) has that community moved to? [more inside]
posted by 4th number on Aug 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Gaming the System

We're building a new PC. We're also an avid gamers. What OS do we want (and/or monitor and mouse/trackpad combo)? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Aug 14, 2013 - 20 answers

Laptop Fan

Does purchasing an external fan for a laptop work or are they just marketing? Mine can run a little warm when I am pushing it with games so I am considering a cooling pad.
posted by zzazazz on Jun 7, 2013 - 24 answers

Help me find a laptop that will play the games I've been missing out on

I'm in the market for a new computer, and I'd like to find one that can handle some of the RTS and city building games I've missed out on in the past 5 or so years. I'm on a budget and I don't really understand computer hardware requirements. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by el chupa nibre on Mar 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me get back into computer games!

Computer games advice please! I want to get back into playing computer games after a long hiatus (since the mid 90s!!) so I need your advice. If I buy game CDs on Ebay/Amazon or the like, how do I tell if they are legit or bootleg copies? I want to stay away from shady business! Why are sites like Steam and Good Old Games so cheap? Are they scams? What does a subscription service actually mean?
posted by EatMyHat on Dec 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Power computing for less $$$

What's the best way to buy a gaming computer for less than $500? Should I be buying components and putting it together on my own, or just waiting for the best deal on a prebuilt system? And what websites should I be using to price things? [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Nov 26, 2012 - 23 answers

Gaming on a microPC

Will this computer run Armed Assault 2 so I can play Day-Z? [more inside]
posted by OldReliable on Oct 24, 2012 - 12 answers

I need a special snowflake game recommendation!

Diablo is starting to wear a little thin. I need a game. I need some suggestions. I'm feeling a little... world war-ish. Please read on for my snowflake game requirements. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 25, 2012 - 19 answers

First-time Online PC Order

Pleases help finalize my mid-range PC Desktop. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on May 31, 2012 - 13 answers

What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played?

What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on May 18, 2012 - 45 answers

I was ahead of the gaming tech curve once, but now I don't get it. What can I play?

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]
posted by longtime_lurker on Apr 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me buy a custom gaming PC

What are some good, reliable, up-to-date websites that discuss buying and building a budget gaming PC? [more inside]
posted by nurgle on Mar 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me build the quietest gaming desktop system, pro favor.

Help me build the quietest gaming desktop system, pro favor. [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Mar 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Recommend a gaming laptop

What gaming laptop won't rip me off? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Dec 28, 2011 - 7 answers

I want to kill zombies in higher resolution

Getting a gaming rig -- advice? [more inside]
posted by extramundane on Oct 14, 2011 - 19 answers

Looking for good PC gaming headphones

What are some good PC gaming headphones in the $50-75 range (and available in Canada)? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Aug 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Pow! Freowwww! Games to test out my new rig with?

I got a new PC a few months ago. I like to think that it's a good build, but I never play any games on it anyway besides minecraft because I already had an Xbox and there's nothing coming out until christmas. What are some games/demos I can get (for free) that I can try on it to really get a sense of how good of a gaming rig it is - and if I should start buying PC games, or stick to xbox games? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Aug 18, 2011 - 17 answers

What is the difference between these two PC graphics cards?

What is the difference between these two PC graphics cards? Crossfire setup question inside. [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Aug 14, 2011 - 1 answer

If I read one more pointless post about Atlus' "Catherine" or somebody's controller mod....

Looking for an RSS feed of just the right amount of video game news. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 3, 2011 - 17 answers

Buying a PC online

How do you get a good deal on a pre-built PC online? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Dec 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Give me a game!

I'm looking for some PC game recommendations. I guess I'll settle for X Box 360 and PS3 recommendations as well. I know a variation on this question has been asked many times before, but I have a fairly specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Nov 18, 2010 - 39 answers

Can this computer be sufficiently upgraded to take over the world?

I have this computer. Will I ever be able to play Civilization V on it? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Sep 28, 2010 - 23 answers

I'm Game!

Help a mostly non-gamer find fun and satisfying PC games to play. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 10, 2010 - 32 answers

I'm tired of my computer protecting me from the horror of gaming

Windows 7 and StarForce have teamed up to keep me from playing games. Help! [more inside]
posted by umberto on Aug 25, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me build a new PC

I've decided to buy a new PC, mostly because I want to upgrade before the next WoW expansion. [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Apr 12, 2010 - 17 answers

How much PC security will I really need?

I'm about to receive a desktop computer (Windows 7 Pro) that I am going to use *solely* for playing an online game. Do I need any additional security or virus protection programs aside from what comes with Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by woot on Feb 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Help with buying a new mid-range windows gaming PC?

I'm looking at purchasing a new PC for gaming, wanting to spend between $1000 and $1500 total, would prefer not to put it together myself, and am waaaay out of the loop on hardware at this point, particularly graphic cards. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 10, 2009 - 23 answers

How build a gaming pc that doesn't use much power when doing office work?

I want to build a pc with a powerful display adaptor for gaming, but that doesn't waste energy when I'm just doing office work. Any suggestions on how to do this? (multiple adaptors? software?)
posted by Pres on Oct 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Using PC Monitor for Console Games?

How can I play console games through my computer monitor? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Oct 5, 2009 - 9 answers

New midrange desktop computer in Canada?

Buying a new desktop computer for gaming, programming and photography, in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Sep 10, 2009 - 20 answers

Run wacky cable or buy a whole new gaming pc?

Is it better to (a) run audio, video, keyboard, and mouse to the TV at the other end of the house or (b) just get a second PC? Help me sort out the cost/benefit. [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Aug 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Salvage or DTMFA and Start Over?

I've inherited an older PC from work and would like to turn it into a media center / game-playing box, but I'm not sure if it's up to snuff. [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jun 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Gaming system for around $800?

I'm looking to get a new desktop PC for gaming purposes. I want to spend around $800. Where do I go for the best bang for my buck? [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on Apr 8, 2009 - 12 answers

Good quality, adult media pc recliner w/keyboard/mouse platform mount?

I'd like a recliner that is geared to a media PC and/or gaming PC.I need a keyboard/mouse tray on board and hopefully a cup holder (j/k). [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Jan 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Building a uber powerful gaming pc, need your help

Building a uber powerful gaming pc, what parts to buy as I don't want to be a sucker. Need your help. Intel Core i7 [more inside]
posted by spinko on Nov 22, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me play Left 4 Dead 4 Cheap

What is the cheapest pc gaming rig you can come up with that can run Left 4 Dead at a playable and decent framerate? [more inside]
posted by bettershredder on Nov 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Building / buying a gaming desktop PC.

Building / buying a gaming desktop PC. [more inside]
posted by detune on Jul 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me find my favourite computer game from 10+ years ago.

Help me find my favourite computer game from 10+ years ago. It featured a pixel frog and pixel flies and it was not Frogger. [more inside]
posted by mumble on Mar 5, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames.

I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames. [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Jan 8, 2008 - 66 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

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

Could a non-gamer benefit from buying a "Gaming PC?"

I'm a power user, but I am NOT at all a gamer. Would I still benefit from buying a "gaming PC" (Dell XPS 710)? Or, would I just be an idiot who wasted money on something they didn't need/won't use? [more inside]
posted by creative on May 5, 2007 - 27 answers

How to build a cheap gaming PC...

I want to build a cheap gaming PC that can handle any modern game, yet not cost me a fortune. [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Aug 8, 2005 - 24 answers

Buy a new video card or upgrade whole system?

I have a 2.53Ghz Pentium PC (Alienware), 512 MB RAM, and want to play the latest games on it with very good quality. I have a (now lowly) Radeon 9700 Pro video card. Should I bother upgrading the video card, or wait to get a new system? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Jul 5, 2005 - 20 answers

Help me pick a video card

What would the optimal video card be for a P3 700Mhz system running ArcView/GIS and AutoCAD?
Also, would you choose a different video card for those apps than you would for gaming, and why? [more inside]
posted by gnz2001 on Aug 10, 2004 - 7 answers

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