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Player One Ready

Is an AMD Bronze Reward (1 free game) worth redeeming as a non-gamer? [more inside]
posted by zinon on Jul 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Will JC Denton play nicely with a Snow Leopard?

How do I play Deus Ex on an Intel Mac running OS 10.6.8? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Jun 29, 2014 - 2 answers

Video game about a drug that turns people into dragons?

IDENTIFY THAT VIDEO GAME! There was a console RPG in the 90s which took place in some sort of cyberpunk setting. A main plot point of the game was that people were getting addicted to a drug which would gradually turn them into dragons. What was that video game?
posted by Sticherbeast on May 15, 2014 - 4 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

Looking for a new electronic timewaster

Looking for PC game recommendations. Something big, open-worldy or sandboxy, and non-twitchy—a virtual world that I can spend hours exploring (in terms of both discovering new places, and experimenting with different game mechanics). Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Mar 18, 2014 - 25 answers

Trying to identify snippet of music, maybe anime/video game theme?

I've had a bit of music stuck in my head for a few days, and I just can't place it. It kind of feels like the theme song or battle music from a cartoon or video game, but I've asked around and flipped through the usual suspects, and nothing matches. [more inside]
posted by majcher on Feb 13, 2014 - 1 answer

Please help me find more music similar to this video game soundtrack.

I just played the game Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (it's fantastic, go play it!), and I really enjoyed the soundtrack. [more inside]
posted by xedrik on Feb 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Video game recommendation?

I'd like to get my dad a PC video game for Christmas, and I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by teradude on Dec 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Can you identify this nuclear war themed computer game?

I remember playing a great computer strategy game on my ZX Spectrum back in the 1990s (although perhaps the game is older) which simulated being in command of the US Strategic Defense Initiative. Most of the gameplay involved doling out funding dollars to different SDI research & development projects (X-Ray satellites, high energy lasers, ABM bases etc.). You could choose whether the US president and Soviet Premier were hawkish, dovish or a mix (but they could not be both doves). There were DEFCON warning levels. All games culminated in a nuclear war with a Soviet first strike launch. There was a map with the missile swarms tracked. You had to scramble to set the red 3-letter code to activate the SDI system in time. You could take charge of individual SDI platforms yourself or just let them run automatically. You could also OK the wholesale launch of US nukes in retaliation. What is this game? (games that this is definitely not inside) [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Nov 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Have I imagined this thing in Hotline Miami?

I replayed Hotline Miami when it came out for Linux, and noticed something missing--but it's such a tiny detail, I'm not certain it was really in the game to begin with. [more inside]
posted by LogicalDash on Nov 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Video games that leave you with less and less

What are video games in which your decisions rob you of resources or options, leaving you with fewer and fewer possibilities as the game goes on? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Oct 10, 2013 - 45 answers

Collector wonders if collection is junk

In the past 6 months or so I read an interesting essay by a self-described collector. I believe he collected videogames and videogame toys/posters/etc, and I believe he had a picture in the post of some of his collection. I think it was on a blog or a gaming website. He was coming to the conclusion, or at least wondering if, his collection really was just "so much plastic junk" (and I think he used a phrase very similar to that). It was pretty short, maybe a printed page or two. Do you remember it or can you help me find it?
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for fun, not-too-challenging 2-player games

What are the best games (both classic and new) for two people? Specifically, fun, not super challenging, about 30 minutes to 2 hours per session. Primarily seeking board games and card games, but video games for mobile or console are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 30, 2013 - 49 answers

Video game editorial outlets!

I've finished my video game, now I want to publicize it. I've sent news releases to about fifty sites in the appropriate format and with review codes where needed, but i am sure i have missed some. Like YouTube people and pod casters? Who else? [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on Jul 26, 2013 - 5 answers

YouTube MMO parody video?

I feel like this video was something I saw on Metafilter a while back. It started out as two guys speaking in super bombastic theatrical voices but it turned out to be in some kind of video game, maybe an MMO. One of the characters died over and over. That's... all I remember. Help?
posted by selfnoise on Jul 19, 2013 - 1 answer

FPS issues in one specific game

The boyfriend's having FPS and sluggish gameplay issues in one specific game -- "World of Warcraft." His computer is more than powerful enough to, in theory, run it without any problem, and it used to. What gives? [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle on Jul 2, 2013 - 10 answers

What was I playing on?

Okay, back in the day, I got a hand-me-down "console" of sorts. This was the early 1990's, the console looked like a computer, white metal box that was as thick as an old desktop, but had a cartridge slot (top, right) as well as a tape cartridge on the front left. The controller had a joystick and a 12 button keypad (1-9, 0, *, #). I've tried researching old consoles to see what it might have been, but I guess I can't Google right because I've never found it. What might I have been playing on?
posted by deezil on Jun 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Best video game playthroughs on YouTube?

A recent post about Deadly Premonition (the videogame) pointed me to this excellent playthrough (100% completion) on YouTube. I enjoyed it in part because it wasn't filled with a lot of stupid nattering and trying-too-hard-to-be-funny. The guy shut up when stuff was happening and just talked when appropriate, and his commentary was usually pretty listenable. What other playthroughs would you recommend? Any era, any platform, as long as I can watch on YouTube.
posted by jcruelty on May 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Explain it to me like I'm...

I'm starting to feel like I'm missing out on an important part of pop culture by not being much of a video gamer. Where do I even start? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Apr 27, 2013 - 42 answers

seeking non-violent PS3 games with female protagonists

I'm looking for games available for the PlayStation 3 with (fully clothed, not overtly sexualized) female protagonists, or protagonists of unspecified gender. Ideally, the games would also be non-violent or minimally violent, and they would rely largely on puzzle-solving rather than time-sensitive and reflex-dependent jump-and-shoot strategies. [more inside]
posted by Elsa on Apr 25, 2013 - 20 answers

How old are video game players?

Looking for recent, substantive, data on the demographics of video game players that does NOT source back (as so many do) to the ESA. There must be some others out there? Yes? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Feb 27, 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

Trying to remember a strategy turned base video game

I once played a turned based strategy video game on my PC. You built buildings, mined minerals, set up defenses. [more inside]
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a on Jan 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Looking for a fun Kinect game

As an adult, what is the most fun Kinect game(s) you've played/enjoyed? [more inside]
posted by foxhat10 on Dec 17, 2012 - 18 answers

What casual, pretty strategy game is a good gift for my brother?

I'm looking for a visually appealing strategy computer game as a gift for my mid-twenties brother, preferably casual, hard sci fi and without DRM. [more inside]
posted by Triton on Nov 15, 2012 - 12 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

Help me identify this videogame

Help me identify an old videogame. ~1990, combat between different spaceship types, with gravity, momentum and orbital physics. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Sep 23, 2012 - 5 answers

...name that video game!

One of my esteemed offspring wanted me to bring this to the hive mind, so here goes: Okay, Mom, I finally remembered to write this note. This is what I'd like you to ask the Metafilter crew. So there's this really old game, and it's either Atari or just from that era. [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Sep 19, 2012 - 10 answers

The Best Tiger Woods Game

Is there a Tiger Woods video game that is considered the hallmark of the series for single player? Is there one that's considered a failure? Or is the newest one always the best one? I'm looking specifically for Xbox 360 or Wii.
posted by nadawi on Jul 15, 2012 - 4 answers

The youngest video game designer.

My eleven year old daughter is showing interest in designing video games. What tools are out there for her to get her feet wet in placing elements on screen and creating interactions? Paid is fine as long as it's not exorbitant. [more inside]
posted by erebora on Jun 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Identify a computer game in a white environment revealed by shooting a paintball gun

What first-person perspective puzzle game was set in a completely white environment that you revealed by shooting blobs of paint? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on May 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Survival Horror Game?

For a friend: "Help me identify this survival horror game I remember playing several years ago." [more inside]
posted by estlin on May 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for exploration/immersive puzzle games

I've been a long-time fan of the Myst series, but up until recently with Fez I didn't realize how much I missed atmospheric games based heavily on exploration and worldbuilding-type puzzles. Can anyone recommend more? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Videogame soundtracks to program to?

Videogame soundtracks to listen to while I'm programming? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Mar 1, 2012 - 31 answers

What (ideally XKCDesque) dangers would threaten a person stuck in a human-hamster-ball?

What (ideally XKCDesque) dangers would threaten a person stuck in a human-hamster-ball? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Feb 24, 2012 - 54 answers

How to temporarily disable SpeedStep?

The Binding of Isaac runs really quite poorly on my PC. I think SpeedStep the problem. How can I force my PC to run at maximum speed for the duration of the game? [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Limit Breaker?

What video game magic do you love? Specifically, which video game franchises have the neatest graphical effects? What's cool about them? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Nov 25, 2011 - 21 answers

Space MMO?

I swear there was a (possibly free) MMOish space game very reminiscent of Star Control II, but I don't think it was Starport. [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Sep 15, 2011 - 2 answers

ID a very vaguely remembered video game from a friend's childhood

Help identify this (possibly) black and white NES (or SNES or Genesis) video game! [more inside]
posted by kitty teeth on Sep 12, 2011 - 5 answers

BEEEEEEEEEEES

I am looking for an old BASIC(?)-programmed DOS game. It is about defending North America from an invasion of killer bees. I believe the file was SWARM.EXE, and I'm pretty sure it was freeware. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Sep 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Identifying a 90s PC game

Trying to identify a PC game I played while I was young. I want to say it was a point and click adventure game with darkish themes. It was 2D, not isometric, and I seem to remember there being a level/levels in a silhouetted art style, and *maybe* claymation. (It's not neverhood.) [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Sep 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Literary game reviews?

Help me find well-written videogame reviews! [more inside]
posted by Suciu on Aug 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Head through the wall

Video-game animators, compositors, you-who-make-the-magic-happen: Why do dead enemies sometimes come to rest with their heads through a wall? [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on Jul 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I get my PSP fixed for a reasonable price?

Where can I get a PSP repaired for less than the cost of a used/refurbished one? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jul 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Does anyone know of any games similar to Subspace?

Does anyone know of any games similar to Subspace? It is also called Continuum. It's basically an MMO that in my favorite zone(Trench Wars) doesn't have upgrades--it's just skill. The fact that it's space ships is a plus.
posted by vash on Jul 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Fan-made genre online games

Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Did this computer game about evolution actually exist?

Sometime in the late '80s or early '90s I read, in a computer magazine, a review of a game where you had to create a creature by manipulating "genes" for various traits then release it into a wireframe ecosystem. Did this game ever actually exist? Anyone heard of it? [more inside]
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks on May 13, 2011 - 6 answers

That old game

I'm trying to remember a game that came with our family's old PC (an Acer desktop with Windows 98!). It was a semi-top-down shooter. The HUD was vibrantly green or blue and as your health decreased your character's portrait faded into a skull.
posted by tatma on May 8, 2011 - 12 answers

The Evidence! It's Inside the Game!

I am looking for a link to a specific crime drama video. [more inside]
posted by axismundi on Apr 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Trying to replay a game from my childhood

I'm trying to remember the name of a computer game from the Win95 era. Mech warrior style robots flying around islands (aerial view, like Command and Conquer). Sound familiar? [more inside]
posted by siclik on Mar 29, 2011 - 5 answers

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