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Non shooting/ fighting xbox games?

I love Xbox but I hate first-person shooter and violent games. What are some tycoon / strategy games that I could enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Mar 2, 2009 - 17 answers

I need the Cliff's Notes version of Halo 1 and 2.

Summarize the stories of Halo 1 and 2 in as few words as possible, while still being fairly comprehensive. Please. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 25, 2009 - 16 answers

Autonomous Videogames

Which videogames can be set to use autonomous bots so that the game will play independently by itself for an extended period of time? [more inside]
posted by fairmettle on Feb 22, 2009 - 25 answers

Prepare for Unforseen Consequences

How do I export video from a game on the original half life engine? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Feb 18, 2009 - 2 answers

1st person animal video games

My niece loves video games like Okami, Spyro, and Dog Island because they let you control an animal as the main character. Recommendations for more games like this? (Wii/PS2, please) [more inside]
posted by parilous on Feb 10, 2009 - 22 answers

Zip! Bang! Pow!

Please recommend to me your favorite open-world/sandbox-ish third person shooters for the Xbox 360. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Feb 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Simple, fun, online two-player games?

Can you recommend some simple, fun, online two-player games suitable for two people chatting over a webcam? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 4, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me make a gamepad work with my Windows games. Please.

Windows gaming and gamepad configuration. I'm about to pull out my hair. Please help. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 1, 2009 - 8 answers

PS2 Won't Play PS2 Games

Do you have a "slim" PlayStation 2 gaming system? Do all your PS2 games work with the system? What PS2 games are known to be incompatible with the slim PS2 system? [more inside]
posted by Otis on Jan 29, 2009 - 11 answers

How do you go about creating Little Big Planet levels?

How do you go about creating Little Big Planet levels? [more inside]
posted by crios on Jan 17, 2009 - 3 answers

The Cost to Play Pong?

Arcade filter: How much did it cost to play the original Pong? [more inside]
posted by nikkorizz on Jan 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Retro Gaming Yen

I feel like I missed out by never playing any of the non-online Ultima games. How do I play them now? I have a PS2, a PowerBook G4, and a ThinkPad. Will I be able to play them somehow? Is an emulator the only way?
posted by mkb on Jan 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Best Casual Games for the XBox 360?

XBox 360 casual(ish) game recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Jan 5, 2009 - 26 answers

FPS Minus the S

Are there any first-person perspective games on 360 without guns? [more inside]
posted by AloneOssifer on Jan 3, 2009 - 29 answers

How does Rock Band for Wii compare to Xbox 360?

Should I buy an xbox 360 to maximize my Rock Band experience (instead of getting the game for my Wii)? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Dec 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Handheld Emulator?

Recently I have been desiring a hand held gaming system (similar to a psp or a ds) that would allow me to just play my N64 Roms that I play on the computer. I do not need any extra features, just the ability to play legally owned ROMs with a hand held. Anybody have a solution? [more inside]
posted by newtux on Dec 28, 2008 - 8 answers

LOL MATURITY

Buying an X-Box 360 or Wii in Korea -- language issues? [more inside]
posted by bardic on Dec 8, 2008 - 1 answer

Do I really need to physically unplug my Xbox 360 when not in use?

On one of the morning "news" shows (Today, GMA, one of those, don't remember which), a guest recently said that an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 will use just as much power turned off as it does when in use - that you have to physically unplug them to get them to stop draining the juice. The Wii, it was said, is fundamentally different, has some kinda internal widget that makes it more energy efficient. Any truth at all to this?
posted by jbickers on Dec 7, 2008 - 24 answers

Recommend casual games for a new PS3 owner

My friend's husband just bought a PS3. She wants a game like Super Mario Bros. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 6, 2008 - 20 answers

Name-That-Retro-Game: top-down, moving travellator floors, color coded keys

Name-That-Retro-Game: top-down view, moving travellator floors, possibly color coded keys. Possibly on C64, Amiga A500/600/1200 or Atari ST/E. [more inside]
posted by dcbarker on Dec 4, 2008 - 12 answers

The EB Games Employee Manual

I read that there was a 'leaked' copy of the EB Games employee handbook floating around the web a few years back, and it explained in some great detail about how to talk to customers and to push really hard on getting people to pre-order and so on. Despite my best efforts, I can't get Google to show it to me. Does anyone have a link to it (or a saved copy they're able to send me)? Also, as a side question; why do EB Games and similar video game retailers push so hard to try and get you to pre-order stuff? What's in it for them, other than a potential sale once the game is released?
posted by Effigy2000 on Dec 4, 2008 - 16 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

Could you please recommend me...

I need some new blog recommendations. A video game one, too. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Dec 2, 2008 - 18 answers

How to get presspacks from videogame companies/publishers?

Video game blogs... how to acquire press/media packs from games companies? [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Nov 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Starting an indie game development business

I want to start a small business making/selling casual video games. I'm aware of the many smart and committed people who have tried this and failed, but I want to make a go of it anyway. How do I improve my chances of success? [more inside]
posted by [user was fined for this post] on Oct 28, 2008 - 7 answers

HelpmefindanotherYahtzeekthnxbye

GameReviewFilter: Any "Zero Punctuation"-like game reviewers out there? [more inside]
posted by curagea on Oct 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Best way to play Fable 2 local co-op?

Fable 2 local co-op question: Is it possible to play through the game once with a henchman tagging along, without the second player needing to play through their own game? [more inside]
posted by cacophony on Oct 26, 2008 - 2 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

Bonus Question: Does Splash Woman make this less Boyzone, or more?

So... is there a consensus yet on the best Boss Order for Mega Man 9 yet? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me parse my Rock Band options!

Thinking about taking the Rock Band plunge, but there's so much to think about! Help me decide what to buy and when! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Sep 23, 2008 - 15 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

What game am I thinking of?

I'm trying to remember the name of a video game I played in the early 90's... [more inside]
posted by rifflesby on Sep 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Wii Won't Work

I think Hurricane Gustav killed my Wii. I lost power during the storm for five days and now the Wii won't come on. The "standby" light doesn't even glow. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Sep 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Offline computer games to bring to exotic places

Where can I find some downloadable offline games for young people? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Sep 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Open World video games

Are there any good 'open world' video games that don't involve stealing cars and beating up prostitutes? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Sep 3, 2008 - 34 answers

Feel like a kid again.

I own a Nintendo DS. What are some great, unheralded games I should probably know about?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Aug 27, 2008 - 35 answers

One- or two-sitting video games?

One- or two-sitting video games? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Aug 21, 2008 - 25 answers

Bug Hunters

UK 80s gaming magazine question: Who drew "Bug Hunters", the comic strip with the big four armed robot, for CRASH and C&VG magazine? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Aug 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Apocalyptic Music?

Fallout 3 (trailers) and BioShock both have a strangely appealing music they play for mood in places. I'd like to hear more of it. Any idea what I'd call it, or how I'd find more of it? [more inside]
posted by frwagon on Jul 24, 2008 - 15 answers

GameCubes Irrelevant?

Are GameCubes becoming obsolete? Everytime a new game comes out that I think my son would like, I find that it's not being made for the GC platform. Should I purchase a different system?
posted by Tim McDonough on Jul 22, 2008 - 28 answers

What are the best options for gaming emulators that run on OS X?

I'm going to be starting a research project soon which will require some "archival gaming".. What are the best OS X friendly options for emulators for vintage game platforms? I'm interested in 8 and 16 bit systems as well as older stuff. Any advice and direction would be appreciated.What are the best options for game emulators that run on OS X? Is DOS Box still the best way to play old PC games on a Mac?
posted by serial_consign on Jul 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Nintendo DS games for a 7 year old boy.

I'm in need of Nintendo DS recommendations for a 7 year old boy. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Jun 25, 2008 - 27 answers

MetaFilter Solid 4: Wisdom of the MeFites

MetaFilter Solid: New Playstation owner, getting Metal Gear Solid 4, but I've never played any of the earlier games. How can I best get up to speed? [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Jun 2, 2008 - 11 answers

It's a podcast about nothing!

Looking for some podcasts about nothing, and video games, respectively. [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast on May 31, 2008 - 22 answers

forgotten xbox games

I'm trying to remember the name of an xbox game... [more inside]
posted by subtle-t on May 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Can you recommend some good, lesser known XBOX 360 games?

I've been keeping track of pretty much all the xbox 360 games out there, but i am sure i missed some great games. So, can you recommend some games that are lesser known? Also, games that got poor or average reviews, but are actually fun to play?
posted by PlayWithFire on May 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Primal urges (not like that)

Video games similar to Primal? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on May 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Co-op shooters/FPSes?

My sister loves playing co-op shooters. Can you recommend any? Our systems are the PS2, and a PC running Windows XP that was middle-of-the-road 3-5 years ago (so no Army of Two, thank you). Freeware/shareware/indie are great, but so are huge blockbusters. It just needs to have as long, good, co-op section.
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 17, 2008 - 22 answers

If I wanted tighten up the graphics on level 3, what should I do?

How can I (technically) prepare for a possible move from being a web developer to a game developer? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on May 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Best console for crime?

Should I get an XBox 360 or Playstation 3 to play Grand Theft Auto IV?
posted by plexi on Apr 29, 2008 - 19 answers

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