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Male video game character mapped onto female character movements

Help me find this video or gif that I can't seem to locate with google. Sometime in the past year I've seen either a video or an animated gif where someone made a hack that put a male character skin on a female video game character. [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Jul 17, 2014 - 2 answers

How do I make a decent gameplay video?

I've been working on a computer game for a while. Apparently, a whole lot of people use YouTube videos as the primary means to find out about games. This is utterly alien to me, so I could really use some advice. [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on May 18, 2014 - 3 answers

In search of a more focused and efficient way to squander my time.

This morning someone posted a sweet gaming room to reddit (picture has since been taken down), and it made me think, "gee, I'm an adult now, I can do anything I want!" And since I'm nothing if not impulsive, I now really want to buy a video game console. For the first time ever. If I use both hands, I still have leftover fingers when counting the number of times I've played a video game in my life. Show me your ways, geeks of MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 16, 2014 - 19 answers

Does blowing in a video game cartridge actually do anything?

Since the first Nintendo game console came out in the 80's, I can recall everyone I know (myself included) blowing into the game cartridge and/or the Nintendo itself when something went wrong (freezing, etc.). What is the premise for doing this (I saw other people do it, and sometimes it seemed to work, so that's why I did, thinking maybe dustiness/debris was the issue...), and is there any legit evidence that this really fixes things?
posted by PinkPoodle on Mar 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Software architecture optimized for sharing?

This is very video-game centric. I've worked on lots of games in a half dozen studios, and I've noticed that the architecture of game code with respect to sharing between projects is often ad-hoc and unplanned... [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Oct 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Football Manager...Should I Buy? (Soccer Video Game)

Just wondering if I should invest my time/money into this game (having NO experience with it in the past). [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Oct 7, 2013 - 22 answers

Help me find a '90s PC game.

I'm looking for a PC game that came out in the mid to late 90's (after 1994.) It was a Sci-Fi RTS/first person shooter hybrid game. I want to say it was one of the first of those. It was not the Battlezone remake though I believe it came out around the same time. The main FPS element was you driving around a futuristic tank. [more inside]
posted by sevenless on Sep 13, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me identify a video game

I remember an RPG... I think it was for DOS or Windows. It was a kind of puzzle/mystery genre game, and it was like all video? Like your character walking around was sort of a mortal kombat video captured sprite walking around realistic (also kind of grainy video-y) backgrounds. The main character was a woman, I think she was asian, pretty sure she had long black hair. Can you identify the game?
posted by signsofrain on Feb 26, 2013 - 7 answers

How do you go about finding copyright information for old computer game?

Trying to find out copyright information on 20 year old game. (more below) [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Feb 20, 2013 - 19 answers

Old dos gold mining game

I'm trying to remember an old gold mining video game (probably mid to late 80s). I think it was dos. It was similar to Miner VGA, but after playing that a few times it was definitely not that game. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr on Feb 17, 2013 - 7 answers

help with name of 1990s single-player game of spaceship combat

Hello, I was hoping that someone could name the turn-based space strategy game I played as a demo on my PC back around 1995. I offer these sketchy details: --it was a turn-based game where you piloted and battled using one or more spaceships --the game offered the intriguing feature of allowing you to design new spaceships --I remember learning the word "chassis" from the game, since you could choose what type of chassis you wanted in ship design, among other choices --the GUI was predominantly a gray-colored menu with text and options that you could interact with using the mouse, along with some more-or-less static images of planets and spaceships --I don't recall much in the way of storyline or even characters --I think you didn't see faces of characters much at all, or much of them otherwise. Thank you for trying to help me penetrate the obscurity.
posted by Perifferol on Feb 17, 2013 - 18 answers

What are some video games with strong backstories?

I really like video games that have a good storyline behind them. What are some titles that have a good narrative and/or backstory? Examples of games I've like in the past are inside. [more inside]
posted by film on Nov 12, 2012 - 41 answers

How bad is amputation?

How likely is it that someone who has just amputated the end of their pinky finger will go into "shock?" [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Sep 25, 2012 - 49 answers

Can't remember the name of a certain game. Care to help?

Game felt a bit like Mass Effect, but it predated ME. Searching has been fruitless thus far. [more inside]
posted by inauthentic on Jun 30, 2012 - 2 answers

I am visiting the west coast for two weeks to visit video game friendly places. Where should I go?

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?
posted by RockyK on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Legal issues of writing a book about a video game?

What legal issues might I run into when writing an instructional guide book for a video game? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Recording of girl who designed a video game?

I remember seeing a reference somewhere on mefi float by that I can't find anymore. There was a young girl (8-13?) who had hand-written a design for a video game and someone interviewed her about it, possibly her father. She went into great detail in an audio-only recording about this Portal-like game she made, and somewhere there was a link to the audio and the hand drawn pictures of several horizontally laid out levels. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by sciurine on Jul 5, 2011 - 2 answers

low-res looking-glass

Is it the game (Alice: MR) or the system (ps3) that is forcing me to play in 480 mode instead of 1080? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jun 22, 2011 - 7 answers

I heard a song that sounds like a video game: what is it?

I recently heard a song that sounded like a video game. What was it? [more inside]
posted by sarling on Jan 3, 2011 - 26 answers

Video game marathon planning

My dorm is interested in doing a video game marathon for charity. Advice? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Oct 21, 2010 - 12 answers

A Racing Game the Allows you to Create Tracks?

Has there been a good racing video game that allows you to build your own tracks? [more inside]
posted by zzazazz on Oct 15, 2010 - 9 answers

starcraft 2 mp3s

i want to copy the starcraft 2 voice mp3s esp tychus in the odin but the sc2 file is one big file i cant open i would appreciate any help i could record it during gameplay i guess but it wouldnt b quite as good
posted by quseio on Sep 20, 2010 - 8 answers

How quickly can I learn Unreal for sound design?

What are my best next actions to learning the Unreal Engine for sound design? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Aug 23, 2010 - 5 answers

How to organize a Mario Cart tournament?

How to organize a Mario Cart tournament? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jul 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Take my game from the table top to the screen

I'm designing my own tabletop role playing game. How difficult would it be to turn this into a video game? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Jan 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Too niche for the hive mind?

Recommendations for "let's play videogame X" videos? [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Nov 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Are there any games out there like these?

I'm looking for PC/Mac (have both) games similar to Indigo Prophecy and Shadow of Destiny. I loved the games because of the way your previous choices influence later ones, as well as the surreal and psychological aspects present. Both of the games have a similar 'feel' that I'm looking for. Any suggestion is great as long as it's not a point and click adventure game.
posted by biochemist on Sep 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Find me a sandbox to dig in

I love Sid Meier's Pirates! I loved the original back in the '80s, and I love the remake even more. What other games might I love? [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Sep 13, 2009 - 18 answers

think outside the xbox?

recommend an xbox game for me! [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Aug 28, 2009 - 23 answers

Old-time gamers - need a recommendation for an out-of-date video game system for 5-year-old

Recommendations for an obsolete video game system for a 5-year-old [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Aug 24, 2009 - 24 answers

What is it called when a video game gives you a preview of all powers in the first level?

VideoGameDesignFilter: What is it called when, in the first level or sequence of a game, the player is given all the available powers, only to have those powers taken away and rebuilt up? [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Aug 2, 2009 - 20 answers

Finding a Video Game from My Past

Find This Video Game Filter: Arcade machine, may not exist on a console, reminiscent of Pitfall with better graphics, approximately 12-15 years ago, played it at a local drugstore. More Details inside. Please help a video game guy! [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx on Jun 10, 2009 - 13 answers

What is this video game theme

What is the video game theme played at 0:43 (during the spy hunter bit) of this video? Only plays for five seconds until. I know I played this game endlessly as but I cannot remember what it was and it is driving me insane right now.
posted by neustile on Apr 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Video game "playing cars" is fun!

My son and I love playing in the cars on Lego Batman: The Video Game (Wii). What other "vehicle toy" games are there? [more inside]
posted by BaxterG4 on Mar 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Should have stuck to eating paste.

Help name the first computer game I ever played. In preschool. Circa 1985. A few sketchy memories inside. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Feb 2, 2009 - 4 answers

what the name of this early first-person shooter?

what is the name of an early first-person shooter where in one stage you must race against the clock and a good way to save time is by crossing a huge grass field, only, when you cross it you get killed by a huge serpent monster?
posted by mnnrm on Dec 14, 2008 - 9 answers

My +100 Aggression Face Looks Like Taking a Shit

Is anyone doing real-time emotion detection in video games? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Nov 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me identify an obscure video game from the early 90s!

An old RTS game from the early 90s, took place in space. Controlled mother ship, collected blobs of stuff. More info inside. [more inside]
posted by Tachoh on Oct 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me break my Video Game Addiction and get back to work!

Help me break my Video Game Addiction and get back to work! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2008 - 21 answers

Like the Nerd crossed with Charlie Brooker.

What's the name of that guy who does videos of game reviews; whose visuals are made entirely of stick cartoons, and who is hilariously funny? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on May 10, 2008 - 6 answers

wii repair!

i am searching for a video game console repair preferably in or around ephrata/denver (pennsylvannia)area but within lancaster will do (specificly repair for a nintendo wii) [more inside]
posted by quseio on May 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Movies from video game footage?

Help me find this NPR story about making movies from video game footage. [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Which software application is best suited for an interactive video project?

Please help me determine the best software (windows) for an interactive video/video game art project. I'd like to have participants use a video game controller to create a realtime animation by cycling through different sprites and "drawing" their paths on a single scene. Or better yet - where can I find someone skilled in programming who might want to collaborate on such a project? I can't seem to determine whether to look at game-construction apps or interactive video apps (vvvv, Processing, etc.) [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Apr 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Wii game recommendation?

What is the perfect wii (or maybe ps2) game to play with my lady? [more inside]
posted by aquafiend on Feb 28, 2008 - 38 answers

What games are set in Los Angeles?

What video games feature Los Angeles as the setting? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Jan 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Can unpaid XBox Live hurt my credit score?

Can Microsoft put anything negative on my credit history if I owe them $8.30 for a month of unpaid Xbox Live Gold membership? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Nov 30, 2007 - 15 answers

I'm trying to find the title of an old PC game

I want to say I played this game around age 12 or 13, so that would be right around 1990 or so. It was a computer game where you played a character in charge of a group of people who are sent back through time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by meggie78 on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Do you remember this two-joystick arcade game?

Help me remember that arcade-game-name filter... [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Nov 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Where can I get Leisure Suit Larry scripts?

Is there anywhere online (or in book form, if necessary) that I could get the scripts for the Leisure Suit Larry games, specifically the first one?
posted by mdbell79 on Sep 30, 2007 - 1 answer

How to best archive gameplay?

What's the best way to record and archive videogame play? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Aug 29, 2007 - 3 answers

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