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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

Monkey pull lever, monkey get what?

Many years ago, I used to play a game on my elderly Mac called "Enigma", by Freeverse. Not the modern Oxyd clone, but a version of Mastermind, where you had to deduce a pattern of colored dots given a certain number of hints. You put in your guess and pulled a lever; the game would taunt you, make weird comments, or throw a monkey wrench into things and screw up your guesses. The premise of the game was that you were solving the puzzles in order to open a golden briefcase. I never did manage to get the briefcase open--can anyone tell me what was inside? [more inside]
posted by theatro on Sep 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Looking for a nonviolent, relaxing, top-down building game with a plot

I liked Sim City, Age of Empires, and Civ, but I don't feel like fighting or freaking out about taxes or earthquakes. Click-management puzzle games and sandboxes are just boring. Glitch was awesome-- nonviolent, open-ended, good graphics-- except it wasn't really a top-down building game and I don't care about involving friends. Katamari Damacy was great, but too fast-paced and again, not a building game. What game am I looking for? Preferably for a PC; can't do zombies or apocalypse as a theme, very light cartoon violence might be OK, don't care what era it's from. Puzzles or video board games might be OK if they have complexity beyond the actual game. I'm aware that this might be too specific; looking for suggestions even if they aren't a perfect fit.
posted by blnkfrnk on Sep 16, 2013 - 27 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

Need an iPhone game that's like Civilization, SimCity, or Age of Empires

Need some iPhone games that are as engrossing as Civilization, SimCity, and Age of Empires. (Yes, I already have Civilization Revolution and SimCity DLX.) [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 28, 2013 - 19 answers

I need a new vidya game.

I need a new vidya game. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Mar 2, 2013 - 18 answers

Nostalgia brain freeze.

I'm trying to find the name of a computer game I played when I was very young. Circa 1986-7 ish. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 1, 2013 - 5 answers

What makes this game genre so popular?

What makes you gravitate toward time management and city simulation games? Looking for anecdata and citable studies. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 16, 2012 - 19 answers

Can I really run it?

So I know about computers and I know about software. I don't know how they go together for games and wondering if there's an easy way to tell if my computer can run certain games. [more inside]
posted by lilkeith07 on Dec 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Searching for dream houses

I keep having dreams about fantastic, labyrinthine houses. What video games have similar qualities? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Dec 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Companions to love of my life The Last Express?

I don't know much about computer games, but I love historical adventure game The Last Express. Please help me find similar games. [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on Apr 17, 2011 - 10 answers

90s era new age cube puzzle game - what's the name?

Looking for a mid-90s PC puzzle game based on a cube. Holo or Light or something -- New age/tribal music... I don't remember exactly how it worked, but you try to get the marked side of the cube to land face down on a specific square on a grid (I think the location kept moving, though I'm not sure). Anyways, it might have come with my old IBM Pentium as a prepackaged thing. Any ideas?
posted by symbioid on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Video game suggestions for a preschooler who loves Braid

Beautiful, open world platformers for the pre-school set? Does such a thing exist? Also open to general video game recommendations for the 5-7 age range. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Dec 1, 2009 - 12 answers

computer/video games incorporating astrology?

Video/computer games that incorporate astrology? [more inside]
posted by voltairemodern on Oct 29, 2009 - 24 answers

Can I get a 3X game?

I want a 4X game, but without the warfare. Are there any such games? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Oct 4, 2009 - 17 answers

Favorite racing games?

I need a new driving/racing game to play on my computer. What are your favorite racing games, and why? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Jul 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Importing German video games to the US

Where in the US can I buy German versions of PC, PS1, and PS2 games? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 3, 2008 - 3 answers

How do Computer Games Companies work?

I'm looking for information on how computer/video games companies work. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Lightweight gaming.

I want some computer games that have high replayability, are relatively cheap (0-20$ CAD/USD), NOT need a CD to play, and most importantly, take up as little hard-drive space and processor power as possible. Possible examples including good pieces of IF (especially mystery, who-killed-X ones), Fallout 2, Rogue-likes, games of the lightweight Boomshine/Peggle/Bejweled group, any RTS or turn-based strategy games, and anything by Nifflas. I'd love blogs that recommend good games, too. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 13, 2008 - 28 answers

How Do I Make A Fake Loading Screen?

What's the easiest way to create a fake ZX Spectrum/Amstrad/C64 loading screen? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Embodied cognition computer or video games?

Computer or video gamers: Help me find a game that I can use in my psychology experiment. [more inside]
posted by irregardless on Oct 14, 2007 - 23 answers

What are the best miniature-golf videogames?

What are the best miniature-golf video and computer games? [more inside]
posted by box on Apr 30, 2007 - 12 answers

What are the best Half-Life 2 mods?

What are the best Half-Life 2 mods? [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Sep 8, 2006 - 15 answers

Intel Mac as a Windows game box?

Is an Intel Mac with Bootcamp and Windows a viable option as a Windows gaming box? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Too Old for Videogames?

Does anyone else find that their head likes playing computer games, but their body doesn't? (MI) [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Nov 17, 2004 - 16 answers

Why aren't other developers following Valve's Steam model?

If Valve's Steam means that games developers can do away with publisher, distributor and retailer overheads... um... why isn't everyone doing it, or similar things?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 10, 2004 - 13 answers

Seeking title of Mac-only game from early '90s with detailed character creation system.

EsotericMacSoftwareFilter: My senior year of college (1990-1991), I played a Mac-only role-playing game, the name of which escapes me. The game itself wasn't that good, but I loved the character creation system. You chose your mother and father's professions and that determined your base stats. Then you described how you spent your time in four-year blocks (25% study, 25% play, 50% womanizing, or whatever). These blocks further modified your character's scores. Over the years, I've conducted numerous web searches for this game, but for the life of me I can't find anything on it. Does anyone know which game this was? Does anyone know where I could buy (or download) a copy for my gathering-dust Mac SE? [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Mar 19, 2004 - 8 answers

Focused on a Game

One for the MeFi Gamer Corps: Are there any decent techniques for staying focused on a particular game? I find that when I pick up a new title I play it like mad for a week and then, finished or not, my attention invariably drifts to something else. What do you do when you want to make sure you see a game to its completion? [more inside]
posted by Monster_Zero on Feb 5, 2004 - 16 answers

How do I make those old fun DOS games work on Windows XP?

How do I make those old fun DOS games work on Windows XP? Ever played Starcontrol II? Quake I? Has my dumb OS robbed me forever of those early joys, or is there hope? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Dec 19, 2003 - 8 answers

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