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Games on Discrete Planes

What video games take place on multiple (but finite/not many) two-dimensional planes? [more inside]
posted by 23 on May 16, 2012 - 18 answers

Have gun, will shoot self in foot.

When we left our heroine, it was 2002 and she was an avid JRPG player, wise in the ways of the spiky haired menu-based combatants. She returns, older if not wiser, to do battle again, in--okay, wait, what are all these games, and why do they expect me to know how to play them already? Help me find some training wheels, experienced gamer-types. [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on May 13, 2012 - 16 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

Press up/right/select to scale the Stairway to Heaven

Are there examples of video games inspired by popular music? [more inside]
posted by klausman on Apr 30, 2012 - 20 answers

Which video games used visual changes to signify a change in a visible item?

Can you tell me which games for either the NES, SNES, or Genesis (or their contemporaries) had the visual appearance of your character change logically when you got a new item? I'm not looking for something like Final Fantasy I, where the appearance changes due to an event, but you otherwise look the same, no matter which armor you have on; I'm looking for games like Metroid, where Samus's Power Suit and Varia Suit are different armors, and your character looks different as a result. Not looking for examples from later-gen systems such as Playstation onward, which seem much more likely to do this.
posted by Greg Nog on Apr 20, 2012 - 21 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

Need a one stop source for video game box art.

What's the best way to get video game cover art in an automated fashion? [more inside]
posted by nerhael on Apr 12, 2012 - 6 answers

I wish there was a new Starflight game.

What good video games are reminiscent of Rogue-likes (viz. Incursion), Risk-likes (viz. Lux, Advance Wars), and Starflight, especially in the fact that they can be stopped and started at any time? Bonus points if said video games are either for OS X or can be easily emulated in OS X.
posted by Sticherbeast on Apr 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Game recommendations for Xbox 360 over System Link?

Game recommendations for Xbox 360 over System Link? [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Mar 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Best JRPG for a time-starved gamer?

Please recommend a great JRPG based on some very specific likes and dislikes. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 30, 2012 - 34 answers

Bum me up, Scotty.

Video games with bummer endings? [more inside]
posted by the dief on Mar 28, 2012 - 62 answers

Sending a resume to the VP of sales. Help!

My friend works at a video game developer/publisher and said he'd pass my resume to his boss, who is the VP of sales. Help! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

What're the best texts on Game Production?

There are a zillion great books on game design, writing for games, designing sound for games etc. But what about game production? What're the important texts/articles/blog posts for leading a team and standard production practices? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Mar 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me display Playstation on my Mac

I'm hooking up a gaming console to my Mac Pro, via a FW Miglia Director's Cut Take Two, which is apparently natively recognized as a camcorder by OS X. What app do I need to cleanly display the game on my screen? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Mar 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Quarter-cheese-plate-scattered-smothered-covered

I need help finding a 2D game about running a restaurant- and it involved a lot of mini-games and menial tasks. Very simple graphics, too. [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Hahaha... Claire.

Please spoil Final Fantasy XIII for me in advance of the sequel! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Jan 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Press F to pick up your favourite weapon

In almost every military video game that I've played, you are allowed to exchange your current weapon for a dead enemy's. Is it legal to do this in real life? More questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Jan 24, 2012 - 27 answers

What other nerdy games would I like?

I really, really liked the flash game 3 Slices, recently posted on the blue. I also loved Lemmings. What other flash or internet-based games would I like that I can play on my (old) laptop? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jan 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Game and Watch

I'm looking for console games that are as much fun to watch as they are to play. [more inside]
posted by murphy slaw on Jan 16, 2012 - 27 answers

Memory Palace of Doom?

Memory Palace of Doom? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Jan 10, 2012 - 6 answers

You! Floating jelly brain! Tell everyone that Metroid is coming!

(VideoGameFilter): Painterly platformers. Canonical examples: Aquaria (PC/Mac), Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii). [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 8, 2012 - 19 answers

overlooked games on the 360

What are some hidden xbox 360 games? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 7, 2012 - 44 answers

Name-that-old-video-game, part the Nth

Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
posted by LN on Jan 1, 2012 - 6 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

Minecraft resources for 11 year-old?

Minecraft resources for 11 year-old? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 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

How can I be the next Koji Kondo?

I want to compose scores for video games as a career. I have no idea how to get there. I'm looking for advice from composers, game designers, and people generally working at the intersection of music and video games. [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Dec 7, 2011 - 11 answers

help me get back into console gaming!

So I used to game a lot as a kid. PC gaming, SNES and Nintendo 64 and Playstation - went I went off to college, I basically stopped playing console games (cause I knew I needed to focus on school!). Now 10 years later, I'd like to get back into it.... [more inside]
posted by waylaid on Dec 3, 2011 - 29 answers

Suggest some online PS3 coop games?

Recommend some good online multiplayer cooperative games for the PS3? (with a split-screen twist!) [more inside]
posted by cschneid on Oct 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Video games featuring food?

Video games featuring food? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Oct 28, 2011 - 54 answers

South Bay - Indepedent Video Game Stores?

Do any independent video game stores still exist in the South Bay? [more inside]
posted by Talez on Oct 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Have Computers invented new real-world games?

Are there games that were invented as computer games and then became popular as real world games? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Sep 27, 2011 - 21 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

Can I, too, kill the giant and burrow through his eye?

So, I'm reading Ender's Game to my son (per his request), agreeing with him how cool it might be to play the video game where he kills the giant, and naturally begin to wonder if anyone has made a playable version. I will assume that there exists a game out there which includes a stage with the giant scene in it. Has anyone taken a whack at making the entire game as we read about it in the book? Are there other examples of games that were originally suggested in books, now available to play?
posted by klausman on Sep 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Pow! Freowwww! Games to test out my new rig with?

I got a new PC a few months ago. I like to think that it's a good build, but I never play any games on it anyway besides minecraft because I already had an Xbox and there's nothing coming out until christmas. What are some games/demos I can get (for free) that I can try on it to really get a sense of how good of a gaming rig it is - and if I should start buying PC games, or stick to xbox games? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Aug 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Who eats a price drop regarding retail stock?

Game console price drops! What happens regarding the stock retailers already have on hand? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Aug 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Finding teh games

PC gamers of Mefi, how do you find new indie titles online? Right now I'm only aware of JayIsGames.
posted by Taft on Aug 13, 2011 - 12 answers

At least I didn't use blinky text.

My gaming websites are ugly. How can I make them better? I work well with examples and exemplars, but how-tos are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Aug 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Descriptive video for videogames

Descriptive video for the blind and visually impaired... for videogames? Does this exist? I’d like to do it. I know there are a million videos of people playing videogames around, but I'd like to do ones tailored for people who can't see. [more inside]
posted by marble on Jul 27, 2011 - 7 answers

|...@..@@@@| "MeFites! Help me!" --more--

I want to play more games like Nethack, Dwarf Fortress, Liberal Crime Squad, etc. No, not rogue-likes: games with a similiar "made of text" interface. [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Jul 26, 2011 - 10 answers

Game Design on the Cheap

Can my friend use his NYU student discount to buy non-student me an event ticket? [more inside]
posted by Tubalcain on Jul 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Comic-Con Veterans: heed my call!

My wife bought me an all-expense-paid trip to Comic-Con for my 30th birthday, and while I've been to plenty of smaller cons (Wizard World, C2E2, Otakon, etc), this is my first time going to the big show. Extended nerdery inside: [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Books about video games.

So I've got Gamespite's NES retrospective, I've got hardcoregaming101.net's new book on adventure games, I even have a thirdhand copy of Bill Kunkel's indie-press memoirs. And I want more. What's some good and insightful video game writing in print? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jul 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Educational Videogames for Grownups

Educational videogames tend to be aimed at children and/or not much fun to play (and/or both). "Typing of the Dead" is a great exception. Are there other truly addictive videogames a grownup can enjoy while learning something? The subject being taught is irrelevant-- I'd just love for my gaming time to result in some sort of useful skill. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Jul 6, 2011 - 13 answers

What can I do with a large quantity of CD-ROMs?

I have over 1,000 copies of several PC videogame CD-ROMs. The games are widely distributed/available, so the discs probably don't have any value to gamers. What can I do with them beside give them away? Creative or crafty ideas welcome. Also, not against making a little money if it's possible. [more inside]
posted by R_Kamidees on Jun 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me remember what the hell video game this is from

Help me remember what the hell video game this is from! [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jun 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Minecraft Multiplayer

Can anybody recommend a Minecraft multiplayer server? I'm involved with one now and it's fine but I find myself sometimes tired of the 14/15-year-olds. Survival is great, keeps the blood pumping. [more inside]
posted by crios on Jun 19, 2011 - 10 answers

How to get into the new dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past GBA?

I'm looking for the way to break into the Palace of the Four Swords in the GBA port of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past without playing through the Four Swords part of the game. No emulator. [more inside]
posted by chinesefood on Jun 10, 2011 - 2 answers

If I read one more pointless post about Atlus' "Catherine" or somebody's controller mod....

Looking for an RSS feed of just the right amount of video game news. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 3, 2011 - 17 answers

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