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Successfully Flying in Rocket League

So I've been playing Rocket League for about a year now. I just can't understand why I'm so bad at flying through the air. It seems like I watch other people fly around for a good 5 seconds in the air. I'm glad if I last 1 second. Should I be holding forward on the left thumbstick while flying? Any tips or tricks would be helpful. Thanks a bunch!
posted by santaglue on May 24, 2016 - 2 answers

Would I like Uncharted 4?

I am in need of a video game to get me through the summer, and the nice people on the internets seem to really like Uncharted 4. I love getting engrossed in a game, but I only seem to enjoy a few titles that come out each year. They have to put me in a "play until my fingers bleed" mindset," or I get too bored or frustrated to continue. More picky details inside. [more inside]
posted by bibliowench on May 24, 2016 - 22 answers

It's About Ethics in Gaming Purchases

It sounds like I'd really like Offworld Trading Company as a video game but there was some dispute in this thread about the Civ 6 announcement as to whether or not buying the game puts money into the hands of publisher Brad Wardell, who has apparently been complicit in the harassment Zoe Quinn and other icky stuff. I absolutely do not want to support harassers. Help me figure out where my money's going. [more inside]
posted by dry white toast on May 22, 2016 - 11 answers

Looking for video games that include physical activity

The spouse and I are looking for ways to get more exercise, and we would like to find some video games that will serve this purpose. [more inside]
posted by blurker on May 13, 2016 - 11 answers

Good PC games to relax with

I'm looking for a PC game I can relax while playing, with low level investment in terms of attention/focus. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 7, 2016 - 27 answers

Quiet, cross-platform, local multiplayer phone games?

My GF and I are at a café with our respective, slightly outmoded Android and iOS phones. We want to play a game, but Spaceteam is TOO LOUD for public. What’s something fun, quiet and cross-platform? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 10, 2016 - 7 answers

Dealing with shifting windows on a multi-monitor setup

I have two computer monitors: a 1920x1080 144hz one that I use as my primary monitor for gaming on and a 1680x1050 60hz one that I use as a secondary for browsing/chatting/miscellaneous things on. This nearly always works well, but I've been running into an issue where if I'm running something at fullscreen at a non-native resolution on my primary monitor it shifts everything offscreen on the other -- making chat windows or Netflix unusable. Is there an easy way to fix this on a software/system level? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Mar 23, 2016 - 5 answers

Fish Stick... It's a very delicate state of mind.

I'm looking for recommendations for silly mods for Skyrim. Not ridiculous mods... silly mods. There's a fine line. I'll explain a little more... [more inside]
posted by patheral on Mar 18, 2016 - 8 answers

Big-Screen Video Games

A friend of a friend is going to have three hours in a movie theater all to themselves for a birthday party. What would be an amazing awesome local-multiplayer game to have running on a big screen? [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Mar 18, 2016 - 25 answers

so s-rank, so s-rank, damn, your ken's so s-rank

Where did "S" as the grade above "A" come from as a phenomenon? I am 99% sure that it began with video games (though I've seen it used in show seating assignments in Japan), but where?
posted by DoctorFedora on Mar 17, 2016 - 7 answers

What is the best way to sell high value Saturn video games?

Where is the best place to quickly sell $1500 - $2000 worth of Saturn video games? [more inside]
posted by hworth on Mar 7, 2016 - 7 answers

how can I play classic nintendo games with save states?

Is there a way (legal/ethical) that I can play classic Nintendo games with save states? I have an original Wii, a GameCube and a 3DS, and between those platforms, I own (i.e. I paid for) several Zelda games and other 80s NES favorites. I want to play these games all the way through again, but I'm lazy and don't have time/don't want all the grind. [more inside]
posted by peep on Feb 18, 2016 - 7 answers

Return to Kanto

After more than a decade away, I want to start playing Pokemon again. Help me figure out where to start! [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Feb 14, 2016 - 10 answers

What are the icons in the Fallout 4 HUD?

I'm trying to enjoy Fallout 4, but the interface is absolutely opaque. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 2, 2016 - 8 answers

Inspired By Blade Runner

You love Blade Runner, I love Blade Runner - a little too much. I need more. What are the best pieces of future noir media with the same setting/atmosphere? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Dec 1, 2015 - 32 answers

vicarious competence at video games

I would like to watch other people play video games reasonably well. Specifically I'd like recommendations of playthroughs for Bloodborne (the DLC especially) and X-COM (Enemy Unknown, Within, Long War). [more inside]
posted by automatic cabinet on Nov 30, 2015 - 2 answers

Only young once, but immature my whole life

I'm approaching my 50th birthday, and I'm thinking of buying myself a gaming console, such as an Xbox One or Sony PlayStation. I'm not a gamer (at all), and I'm looking for some advice. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Oct 29, 2015 - 40 answers

Do people usually play online multiplayer games with voice chat on?

I play online multiplayer games with all other players' mics muted. Am I in the minority or majority? Am I missing out on some useful strategy conversations or a lot of banal name-calling? [more inside]
posted by meowzilla on Oct 12, 2015 - 18 answers

Bring: pillows, blankets, YOUR SCREAMS...

I'm hosting a scary video game night for a group of college students! I have access to a projector, a PC, a PS3, and a Wii U. What spooky games should I feature? (Bonus for appropriate snack suggestions!) [more inside]
posted by brieche on Oct 11, 2015 - 19 answers

Two-player side-scrolling action: oldschool edition!

Looking for recommendations for retro (think mid-80s to mid-90s) console side-scrollers that have two-player support. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 29, 2015 - 10 answers

Keyboard Driven Games

Looking for computer games that are exclusively or primarily keyboard driven. Difficulty Level: Mac. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by firechicago on Sep 22, 2015 - 17 answers

Help me find identify this video game based on my misty recollections!

I saw a game on Steam about a week ago that intrigued me. I want to ask my more video game savvy friend about it, but since I have no idea what it's called and now I can't find it, that's proving difficult. [more inside]
posted by zeusianfog on Sep 17, 2015 - 2 answers

What game am I thinking of?

There's an old PC (Windows) game that was basically a collection of board games, in the setting of a cabin, of sorts, where there could be different weather and seasons outside. [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Sep 7, 2015 - 4 answers

Wanted: Games for young players who want for hazardous journeys

RPG PC Games for pre-teens? RPG adventure PC games can be from Steam, choose your type of character, go adventure, for the roughly 10-13 crowd. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by RoadScholar on Aug 31, 2015 - 8 answers

What are some good "sandbox" video games where there's no point but fun?

I like playing video games but as I have gotten older I have less time to spend and less patience when I get stuck somewhere. I have found that my favorite parts of games are just driving around or exploring the world or doing side tasks (like fishing or shooting a bow-and-arrow in Zelda). Are there games these days where you can do just that kind of stuff, without some broader need to solve a puzzle or shoot a guy? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Aug 27, 2015 - 41 answers

Looking for good quality non-Euro-centric RPG campaign settings

I recently received the Southlands campaign setting from a Kickstarter that I'd previously funded and forgotten about (seriously, Kickstarter is like sending your future self a present). Flipping through it brought back memories of reading Conan comics as a kid and reveling in how different it was from what I was used to, setting-wise. Most of the popular fantasy settings in fiction are all very Euro-centric. Help me find some good table top RPG settings that step outside this mold. More within. [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9 on Aug 17, 2015 - 11 answers

Interesting Action-RPGs and CRPGs for PC, Android and iOS?

Querying the Metafilter Collaborative Filtering Algorithm: I greatly enjoy 1st-person action-RPGs like Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, and - stretching the RPG category a bit - Borderlands. I also enjoy D&D-like party-based CRPGs like Baldur's Gate. I generally prefer traditional RPG stat and leveling mechanics and an open world layout, or at least a map accommodating multiple paths. Can you recommend other RPGs for PC, iPad, or Android that I might enjoy, particularly indie games that may have gotten less attention from the gaming press? [more inside]
posted by Svejk on Aug 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Pedestrian Game Recs?

Keep meaning to ask. Does anyone have any recommendations for videogames which are particularly of interest with regard to the urban-as-in-city pedestrian experience? Assume that I'm aware of e.g. the GTAs and Saint's Row (love #3!) style games and prefer exploration over random aggression. I'm particularly interested in anything from any era, any genre which either foregrounds the pedestrian experience or which in your opinion incorporates/exaggerates it particularly well. [more inside]
posted by comealongpole on Jul 28, 2015 - 10 answers

Videogames like Her Story

I'm going through major Her Story withdrawal. What game should I play next? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Jul 8, 2015 - 13 answers

Looking for a good video game show to watch with a 10-year-old

My 10-year-old son and I are huge fans of the Australian TV show Good Game Spawn Point. We have been working our way through the backlog of shows, watching one a night, and sadly have now watched them all. Are there any similar shows out there that we can start watching as our nightly show? Broadcast TV, Cable, YouTube? Source or country doesn't matter as long as it's in English and age appropriate. [more inside]
posted by Otis on Jul 6, 2015 - 2 answers

Best way to upgrade PC?

What is the best way to upgrade my PC for the next few years? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jun 26, 2015 - 9 answers

Easy fantasy-based PC games?

My 75 year old father loves loves playing fantasy-based video games, but he gets frustrated if they require too much dexterity or if the puzzles are too hard. [more inside]
posted by overhauser on Jun 25, 2015 - 20 answers

How can I get into Gaming Journalism?

How can I get into Gaming Journalism this day in age where there is so many sites and sources about Gaming news? [more inside]
posted by JefferyDPerry on Jun 19, 2015 - 5 answers

Microtransaction-free mobile games on Android

Good microtransaction-free games for Android phones with endless modes or just large numbers of levels. Don't need to be free so long as they're not moneypits. [more inside]
posted by Lorc on Jun 12, 2015 - 22 answers

I am the Dragonborn, what am I supposed to do without my PS3?

My much beloved PS3 has just given up the ghost. Now, my husband and I aren't sure what to do. All we really want is something that can stream TV (via Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon) and will let us play Skyrim. But what should we buy, to replace our PS3? [more inside]
posted by meese on Jun 1, 2015 - 14 answers

What are the best kid-friendly couch multiplayer games for PS4?

We're having a friend and his nine-year-old son over for videogame night. We have a PS3 and PS4 and access to four controllers for both. What are some fun and (liberally speaking) age-appropriate local multiplayer games I should have available? We have Diablo III, which is fun in a grindy dungeon-crawler way, but maybe too oriented to long-term play. I just downloaded Towerfall: Ascension, which looks like a hoot. We also have Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Should I try to get anything else? [more inside]
posted by Mothlight on May 21, 2015 - 11 answers

I can't think of any new games to play, any recommendations?

I play video games pretty casually (maybe 2-3 a year) and I'm in the mood to play one now, but I can't think of anything!! I've been browsing gaming websites and I'm having trouble finding anything that appeals to me. I typically enjoy sandbox-y/first person shooters and I'm not too picky about genre (crime, sci-fi, etc.), I care a lot more about the plot and characters. [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on May 14, 2015 - 22 answers

Fun video games for a mediumcore gamer

I'm looking for video games (Windows or Mac) that I personally would consider fun. I get bored with casual games but frustrated with ones aimed at the truly hardcore gamer. More special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Apr 22, 2015 - 17 answers

How do I check if a World of Warcraft CD key has been used?

I recently purchased a used World of Warcraft Collector's Edition to sell. I'd like to know if the CD keys have been used (especially the one for the special companions), since that effects the value. Is there any way to check that? I don't have a WoW account.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on Apr 11, 2015 - 1 answer

What is the most popular videogame ever?

I want to know what the most popular videogame in the history of the medium is. I suspect it's Tetris, but that's just a guess. [more inside]
posted by baf on Apr 10, 2015 - 10 answers

Nerd Idol

Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
posted by divabat on Apr 3, 2015 - 14 answers

video game satire

Does anyone remember a recent post (possibly on a Tumblr) describing a satirical, feminist-alternate-universe history of video games? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 24, 2015 - 5 answers

Queen Me through the interweb!

What's the best cross-compatible online chess app/site/program? [more inside]
posted by Meagan on Mar 16, 2015 - 3 answers

I want to watch really calm things.

Give me super placid media to engage with. Relaxing, tranquil, serene. TV, movies, and video games are all fine. Some examples would be Bee and PuppyCat, anything by Studio Ghibli and Knytt respectively. To be clear, however: I don't want stuff I can engage with mindlessly. I want stuff that I can pay attention to and follow along with and are interesting or humorous or even a teeny bit dramatic, but which are pleasurably slow-paced. [more inside]
posted by Quilford on Feb 20, 2015 - 62 answers

What games would you recommend to stock at a mountain lodge rental?

If you were responsible for stocking the entertainment at a large (sleeps 18) mountain ski lodge with no internet, what would you provide? We're not talking about movies since we got that covered, just traditional and electronic games. [more inside]
posted by daHIFI on Feb 9, 2015 - 39 answers

Selling an obsolete video game system and games and maximizing profit?

I've been cleaning house lately and I'm trying to make the most of what I've turned up. I have an original PSP (not Vita) and fourteen games. Has anyone sold an obsolete (i.e., not current generation) video game system with a batch of games before, and do you have any insight into the best way to sell off the system and the games to make the most money? [more inside]
posted by cobra_high_tigers on Feb 1, 2015 - 7 answers

Just Sitting Here Like a Jerk With a Gamepad in my Hand

Why can't I get onto Origin from NHL15 or Madden 15 (PS4)? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Jan 29, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me identify a video game

My niece is asking for my help figuring out the title of a Nintendo DS game she played many years ago. I, in turn, am asking the hive mind. I know it was released before the end of 2005, and a bit about how it's played. Help! [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Dec 29, 2014 - 7 answers

Looking for PS4 game suggestions

Our family was surprised with a PS4 for Christmas and I'm looking for suggestions of games that meet certain criteria, as well as general info about the console. [more inside]
posted by valleys on Dec 27, 2014 - 15 answers

Looking for new space opera games

My favourite games in the world are Ur-quan Masters, EV Nova, FTL and Out There. What other Mac, PC, or iOS games like this should I be playing?
posted by Dag Maggot on Dec 20, 2014 - 11 answers

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