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DOS Games

What are some of the best games for DOS that still have lasting appeal? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Dec 7, 2009 - 62 answers

The pope is angered by your attack on...

Name that game: You're a feudal lord trying to conquer neighboring territories on a sort of RISK-style board. Make the wrong move and you'll enrage the pope. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Dec 5, 2009 - 8 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

Under what circumstances (if any) can a child in the UK be legally allowed to play a video game which, under the legally enforceable games ratings system, they are not old enough to buy?

Under what circumstances (if any) can a child in the UK be legally allowed to play a video game which, under the legally enforceable games ratings system, they are not old enough to buy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 2 answers

computer/video games incorporating astrology?

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

Up, up, down down, left right left right ...

What Xbox 360 games should I get for me and my girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by ben242 on Oct 17, 2009 - 27 answers

top concept artists

Who are the top concept artists working in video games and film today? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Oct 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Video game design as a career path?

What's the best path to take for a high school student aspiring to get into Game Design in college? Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Oct 9, 2009 - 13 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

Please suggest video games you think I'd like, based on the stuff I already like!

Please suggest video games you think I'd like, based on the stuff I already like! [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on Oct 4, 2009 - 24 answers

You control the actions of a daring adventurer

Looking for some historical information on Dragon's Lair, the arcade game. [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Sep 30, 2009 - 18 answers

I want to build a web site where gamers can converse via video. Where do I begin?

I want to build a web site where gamers can converse via video. I'm thinking of something a bit like a Seesmic targeted toward gamers. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Sep 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Are there any games out there like these?

I'm looking for PC/Mac (have both) games similar to Indigo Prophecy and Shadow of Destiny. I loved the games because of the way your previous choices influence later ones, as well as the surreal and psychological aspects present. Both of the games have a similar 'feel' that I'm looking for. Any suggestion is great as long as it's not a point and click adventure game.
posted by biochemist on Sep 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Xbox 360 games suitable for young children

Xbox 360 games suitable for children [more inside]
posted by chris88 on Sep 24, 2009 - 19 answers

Good examples of video games that feature a top-down point-of-view?

I'm looking for good examples of video games that feature a top-down (or near top-down) point-of-view that are not racing, strategy or board games. [more inside]
posted by joshwebb on Sep 23, 2009 - 35 answers

Can we wii together?

What is the easiest way to set up a multiplayer game "room" for a group of kids who all have Wii's? [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Sep 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Help a lazy gamer out.

Is there a site that tells me which version of multiplatform (ps3/xbox360) games is the better one to get with regard to bugginess/availability of DLC etc.? I know that I can go look up individual reviews for specific title/platform combinations, but is there a specialist site that tracks the differences in a more at-a-glance manner?
posted by juv3nal on Sep 16, 2009 - 5 answers

I need examples of multi-threaded narratives in film and video games.

Looking for multi-threaded narratives in film and video games, such as Pulp Fiction or Go. [more inside]
posted by ga$money on Sep 11, 2009 - 51 answers

Rock Band in NYC

What bars in the NYC area can I go to to play Rock Band? [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Sep 8, 2009 - 6 answers

A new lease on Half Life

I just finished Half Life 2 Episode 2. Now what? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 4, 2009 - 26 answers

The average human is mortal, Socrates is human, so...

How to calculate the stats for the "Average" US citizen? And does it mean anything? [more inside]
posted by kandinski on Aug 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for the name of an arcade game with an Indiana Jones look-a-like

Looking for the name of an multi-player arcade game that featured an Indiana Jones-like character and a top down view. [more inside]
posted by ktrey on Aug 24, 2009 - 4 answers

NTSC XBox 360 in Europe?

Using an American (NTSC) Xbox in Europe (land-o-PALS)? [more inside]
posted by ninotchka on Aug 21, 2009 - 7 answers

We want shirts, but don't want to infringe on any trademarks or copyrights.

I run a website dedicated to vintage PC games (that is, games from the late 80s, early 90s). Ad revenue has been declining, and a co-admin suggested making t-shirts to sell to support the site. I have questions about what art/words we can use on the shirts. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Swapping xbox 360 hard drives...

What is the process like for swapping hard drives in an xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Aug 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Learning video game race and rally car driving techniques?

I've been bitten by a racing game bug. What resources would you recommend for learning basic-to-intermediate race and rally car driving knowledge, knowing that they will only ever be used in video games? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Aug 3, 2009 - 12 answers

What computer games feature the offices of the game developer inside the game?

What computer games feature the offices of the game developer inside the game? [more inside]
posted by dbarefoot on Jul 31, 2009 - 26 answers

Finding an old side scrolling shooter from my past?

Can you help me find a very specific "bullet hell" type game that I played when I was little? [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Jul 28, 2009 - 7 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

I know they're probably too busy for side projects anyway, but...

Do video game industry non-compete agreements typically prevent their employees from working on and releasing small games in their own time? I'm thinking of all employees, including developers, testers, designers, managers, and artists.
posted by ignignokt on Jul 9, 2009 - 9 answers

How does one get into the business of writing stories for video games?

Tell me what I need to do, or which bums I need to kiss, to write a storyline for a video game. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Jul 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Will I like Bioshock?

How first person shooter-y is Bioshock? Will I like it? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jul 2, 2009 - 31 answers

Tell me the name of this 80s time travel story, please!

Want to help remember a book title? 'Course ya do! It's from the 80s and, if I remember correctly, involves some kids that discover a new game at the local arcade. There's a pilot's helmet on top of the machine, and when they try it on and attempt the game they find they can travel through time. I believe the cover was a picture of the machine and the helmet. At one point they use it to break into a research facility or something, but before that I think they go back too far and it's still being built (leading to some fretting about jumping forward in time and ending up halfway through a wall or floor). I know somebody out there can field this one!
posted by Monster_Zero on Jun 23, 2009 - 2 answers


I'm looking for some suggestions of Xbox 360 games I can play split-screen AND online simultaneously. [more inside]
posted by superbird on Jun 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Why do Japanese games go left to right?

Why do so many (most?) classic Japanese side-scrolling games scroll left to right? Mario, Sonic, R-type, Megaman and plenty of other big names all go in the same direction. Why? [more inside]
posted by Lorc on Jun 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Why in modern video games are all the enemies still clones?

Why, in video games, am I moving through an endless variety of environments but killing the same enemies over and over? [more inside]
posted by straight on Jun 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Why does GH3 for PC no longer launch?

When I try to run Guitar Hero 3 for PC, GH3.exe will show up in the Task Manager, but the game does not launch. Until about 3 days ago, it was working fine. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart on Jun 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Quirky Japanese DS Games

What are some fun, unusual Japanese-only DS games? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Jun 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Stress relief

Target Terror! I'm in Manhattan and I need to shoot people. No worries, I'm just looking for the video game. [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on May 30, 2009 - 1 answer

What's the REAL Final Fantasy Tactics 2?

What games are like Final Fantasy Tactics? [more inside]
posted by explosion on May 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Best sandbox video games?

I'm trying to make a list of the best open-ended, non-linear sandbox video games of all time. Any suggestions?
posted by micahmertes on May 28, 2009 - 23 answers

Cubello strategy?

Tips for Nintendo Wii Ware's Cubello? [more inside]
posted by Matt Arnold on May 26, 2009 - 1 answer

Xbox 360 game suggestions?

Just looking for some suggestions on a new shooter type Xbox 360 game for someone that plays occasionally. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on May 21, 2009 - 37 answers

Help me explore and conquer the final frontier.

Trying to remember the name of a spaceship video game from the late 90s to early oughts. [more inside]
posted by cabbages on May 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Falklands war DOS video game? (not Falklands '82)

Please help me find a video game from the 80s. Subject of the game was the Falkland Wars, but it is not Falklands '82. [more inside]
posted by tremolo1970 on May 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me choose my own virtual adventure

This question reminded me that I too would like to rediscover an old computer game I used to play. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Who owns this image?

I'm making a magazine (for a class), and one of the articles is about video game addictions. I wanted something that stood out for the title page, and I found this great little image. I used parts of it (pieces of the image, as well as the exact color) to make the title page image. [more inside]
posted by ismaelsobek on Apr 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Where Can I Find Video Game Box Art?

Is there anywhere I can find hi-res box art for classic games? More inside. [more inside]
posted by zerolives on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Video Game Nostalgia!

Help me find some lost video games from my childhood! [more inside]
posted by onalark on Apr 28, 2009 - 27 answers

Hello Cleveland! Are you ready to rock? And by rock, I mean click really loudly.

A couple of Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii) instrument silencing questions. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Apr 20, 2009 - 4 answers

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