I find that video game soundtracks are particularly good background music for programming, but I rarely have time to play new games and discover new music. In the past, I have enjoyed the Superbrothers soundtrack, the soundtrack to Hotline Miami, FTL, certain tracks from Kentucky Route Zero, and the last Deus Ex Machina. Can you recommend post-2014 video game soundtracks that help you to achieve a state of flow?
It turns out that playing FPS and racing games while walking on a treadmill can lead to vertigo, nausea, and gracelessly falling on the floor. Can you suggest games which might minimize these issues? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I celebrate our anniversary on NYE, and last year we spent the night playing Hatoful Boyfriend. It was ridiculous and fun, and we want to play something that will be as much fun this year. [more inside]
How can I get into Gaming Journalism this day in age where there is so many sites and sources about Gaming news? [more inside]
I've got a long-running itch to play video games. They're insufficiently like work (relative to my other hobbies) that they're an appealing way to decompress, and I can do them when it's cold/wet/dark... but I am absolutely not motivated by the grind. Help me find something that will absolutely not require collecting all/some/the last/the only McGuffin(s). [more inside]
I really like video games in which I can collect and build things. Occasional combat is preferred, but I'd like to find games where that isn't the focus. Don't Starve was pretty much perfect. I'm pretty new to the whole genre and haven't played many games aside from RPGs before. What else might I like?
I'd like to learn more about video and digital games. I don't know where to start. I'm thinking--there must be bloggers, games writers, etc. who are writing about both classic video games and new releases? Who are they? [more inside]
I find a good Let's Play to be soothing and engaging. I like Minecraft best, but am willing to consider other games that have a similar vibe. I am interested in finding good videos that are relatively mature and fun. I would also consider good tutorial series. Currently I have been watching stuff put out by Paul Soares Jr, and I like it. I have not enjoyed anything by stampylongnose because it is too frantic and clownish. I have not found my way into Far Lands or Bust, but am willing to give it a try. Basically I like watching someone go about their business and talk about whatever while they do it. Do you have recommendations? Can you say what you like about your recommended titles?
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]
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?
I need help deciding on which system to buy. I would like some opinions. I have googled it and see that PS4 has better displays renderings and such but Xbox's social network has always been better in my experience. [more inside]
Please tell me about this world of independent, underground, homemade games. [more inside]
What are the best collaborative 2-player video games? My husband and I played Mario Galaxy 2 and it was perfect - he player Mario and I played "Starfy" and it worked out great. Are there more games like that for 2 players, where one player (aka me) can be kind of bad at video games? We have a Wii, some computers and are considering getting an Xbox One in the next few months..
My son, who will be turning 12 this month just told me that he wants a video game design software program for his birthday. He is already adept at website coding and has Microsoft's Kodu game design software, but finds Kodu very limiting. He is better at Photoshop than most of my colleagues at work and is generally very computer literate. His favorite game to play is Minecraft, so I expect that this is an example of the type of game that he would like to be able to create. [more inside]
Anyone have suggestions for video games that do a great job of immersing you in sci-fi (ideally alien) worlds? [more inside]
What was the name of a 90s game where you try to find a rabbit in a theme park world? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene from Me and You and Everyone We Know in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [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]
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?
Pretend I've been in a coma since 2002. What are the absolute best, classic PC games I've missed? [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]
Does Forza 4 sold in South America have English Language Support? [more inside]
Help me find a substitute for World of Warcraft to serve as common ground and entertainment for myself and my long-distance boyfriend. [more inside]
Video games featuring food? [more inside]
job hunt / resume question (creative/tech positions). I worked in the video game industry, and am applying for positions outside that industry. Should I include in my resume a note that video game credits are often inaccurate and checking them does not substitute for contacting an employer if seeking confirmation? [more inside]
Achievement unlocked: successfully ended a conversation instead of walking away! games for Aspergers
How can I create a game that will give quest lines, experience, achievements, rewards for accomplishing social life skills? [more inside]
Looking for good games to play in the background. [more inside]
I know that some fairly recent video games, at least as recent as Ocarina of Time, have moments where characters (or physical signposts) inside of the game talk about the buttons that the player has to hit. I have a vague memory of this occurring in much older games, maybe characters in NES games saying "make sure you equip your weapon on the start menu" or things like that , but I can't locate them. Can anyone verify times where this happens?
What is the most useful, comfortable and clever way to mount a steering wheel video game controller? [more inside]
Help me track down an old arcade game, if you can... [more inside]
What are some must play maps for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 and where can I download them? I looked at l4dmaps.com but I'm looking for some recommendations rather than just ratings.
I don't know ANYTHING about video games, but is there one where you "explore" or are otherwise in a rich "forest-type" environment -- i'm thinking it would be something a bit psychedelic or trippy, where a players aren't required to kill things, but discover/explore "LOTR/Avatar-ish" worlds, with hidden surprises perhaps....
What other games would my Halo obsessed Dad like? [more inside]
Best DLC for PS3? Short and sweet. What's a good ~$10 download for the PS3? (I've got Braid and Noby Noby Boy). I'm thinking of maybe Pixel Junk Monsters, or Flower. Is there anything else I should look at? Basically the only genres I'm not into are Racing and Fighting, but I'll make exceptions for excellence.
What console video games would you recommend to someone who enjoys the casual games from "Amanati Design"?
How can I back up my save files on my 360 so I can transfer them to a new console? [more inside]
I am looking for classic video game sounds and songs to download in wav file format without much luck. Can it be that hard to find these?
I need a list of video games adapted from books (or graphic novels). [more inside]
What's the legal position with including footage of (mostly console) games in a video podcast? [more inside]
The moon in my Wii Sports Resort is always full. Shouldn't it reflect the actual phases and how I do fix it?
I'm designing my own tabletop role playing game. How difficult would it be to turn this into a video game? [more inside]
I need help to create the Legend of Zelda "get item" sound in MIDI [more inside]
I intend to make this weekend a gaming weekend. I haven't played video games in a long time. At least not as seriously as I used to. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
How can I play console games through my computer monitor? [more inside]
Argh. I've installed the drivers, I've searched high and low online, nothing is helping, so I'm coming to ya'll: how can I get my Xbox 360 wireless controller (connected to my PC via the charge and play kit via a USB port) to work on my computer? Specifically, I want to play ROMs with it. [more inside]
I have a chance to acquire the proprietary rights to make games based on a popular Asian action film. Can I make money off this opportunity? [more inside]
What are your favorite obscure games? [more inside]
Help! My games are being plagued with screen artifacts. [more inside]
Will I be able to run modern games on my PC? [more inside]
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