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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

How to split a Wii to different TVs

Help make Mario Kart visible! [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Apr 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Wii workout!

Which Wii games require the most physical activity? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Apr 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me spend less/more money.

How bad does XBox 360 look on a standard definition TV? [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Apr 10, 2008 - 22 answers

To The Pain: Megaman Anniversary Collection button controls

I am playing the Megaman Anniversary Collection on the Wii (via the gamecube disc), and it sucks because the buttons are backwards. The game was apparently built this way. It sucks. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Apr 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Microsoft Points blues

Xbox 360 PAL + MS Points for US + UK Live account + non-UK location? How can I work this out? [more inside]
posted by howiamdifferent on Mar 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Bully for the 360: How Do I Know It's Patched?

I want to play Bully: Scholarship Edition on my Xbox 360. There was just a patch released for the game, but my console is not hooked up to the internet and never will be. How (and when) can I know that the physical copy of the game I buy is a post-patch version?
posted by BitterOldPunk on Mar 22, 2008 - 16 answers

Where do you buy your video games - and why?

Where do you buy your video games? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 21, 2008 - 41 answers

Tranferring game (NHL) data from Xbox 360 to PS3?

This is probably a dumb question to which I already know the answer, but: is it at all possible to transfer an NHL 08 (EA) season from an Xbox 360 to a Playstation3?
posted by xmutex on Mar 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Games not being used as games?

What's the coolest non-traditional use of games (especially video games) that you have ever heard of? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Mar 13, 2008 - 25 answers

I need my Guitar Hero

HDTV's that don't cause video game lag? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 9, 2008 - 12 answers

How Do You Decide Which Video Games You No Longer Want?

Asking for my son (a video-gamer question): How do you decide which games to get rid of (trade in for store credit, get cash value for, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by amyms on Mar 8, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me find my favourite computer game from 10+ years ago.

Help me find my favourite computer game from 10+ years ago. It featured a pixel frog and pixel flies and it was not Frogger. [more inside]
posted by mumble on Mar 5, 2008 - 11 answers

I can't play Bioshock (sniff), so what should I play?

Half-Life 2 rocks my world. What should I play next? Note: my PC cannot handle much more than Half-Life 2. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 1, 2008 - 39 answers

Kickass digital girls?

What was the first videogame that had a principle female character that not just a damsal in distress or sex object? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Feb 23, 2008 - 33 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

Football without the smelly dudes.

When I was very young, my family had a TI 99/4A home computer. One of the games we had on it was this version of football. I need to find something like it. [more inside]
posted by mkb on Feb 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Who writes videogames? (not in the programming sense)

Who writes videogames? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Jan 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Tiny little packages, they seem all alike to me

What Wii game is most like Zork? [more inside]
posted by Eringatang on Jan 9, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames.

I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames. [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Jan 8, 2008 - 66 answers

Video games suddenly make me sick?

So, I guess I'm getting motion sick now? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jan 7, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I determine if older multiplayer games are still up and running?

What's the best way to find out whether or not an older online multiplayer game still has an active user base? Short of purchasing the game and looking for myself, of course. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Dec 12, 2007 - 9 answers

If she wants to dance and drink all night...

How can I turn DDR: The Hottest Party (for Wii) into the main activity in a get-your-fat-butt-off-the-couch and move around routine? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Dec 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Rock Band Controllers. Oh what a waste of a question.

My copy of Rock Band is arriving soon. Is it possible to make one of my existing PS2 Guitar Hero guitars work with it? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Nov 27, 2007 - 14 answers

Where is the Game of Dreams?

Is there a video game that simulates a dream? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury on Nov 22, 2007 - 31 answers

Can I read my way out of Halo mediocrity?

I've played each game in the Halo series, and am a competent online player, but far from skilled (in Halo 3, I'd say I'm a skill rank of ~15). I'd like, though, to be better. Obviously, getting better is primarily a function of playing more. But what's beyond that - more to the point, plenty is out there, what's quality? I'm wondering about tips, methods/innovations, instructional videos or documents that are worth the look, etc. [more inside]
posted by boombot on Nov 20, 2007 - 16 answers

How can I get exercise with me Wii?

Which Wii games are best for good aerobic exercise in single player mode? [more inside]
posted by SteveInMaine on Nov 16, 2007 - 26 answers

Stereotypical Girl Gamer

My apologies in advance for furthering the stereotype. I'm a girl, I like video games, but I lean towards puzzles games & sims... & my skills suck. My boyfriend is a video game collector & fairly avid player, as it is, his interest in types of games & his skill level are a fair bit different than my own. We recently got a PS3 & I'd like to expand the library by adding a few new games for myself (I'm looking for older stuff preferably: PS2 or even PS1 games). I like to play, but often have trouble finding games... so here I am turning to the MetaFilter Suggestion Engine. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada on Nov 12, 2007 - 41 answers

HDTV + Xbox 360 quality (antialiasing?)

I recently purchased an HDTV (Vizio VX37L 37" LCD; 768p) and an Xbox 360 (Elite); am I getting the image quality I should be getting? Specifically, there seems to be far less antialiasing going on than I'd expect; "jaggies" are obvious from across the room. The 360 is connected to the TV via HDMI, and the 360 is outputting 720p. [more inside]
posted by korpios on Oct 30, 2007 - 17 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

Looking for "barcades"

Looking for "barcades" (classic arcade games + bar/music) around the country. Basically places for those of us of a certain age to relive our childhood Saturday afternoons at the arcade, with the addition of alcohol. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Oct 5, 2007 - 14 answers

What is this Genesis game?!

I need help finding an old Sega Genesis game that I played as a kid [more inside]
posted by jModug on Oct 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Setting sail on a virtual sea

Looking for quality video games with nautical or sea-faring themes. [more inside]
posted by SBMike on Sep 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Having trouble with the game Ico on a PS2.

I purchased Ico a couple of weeks ago and finally got around to really playing it, the problem is that the game freezes (on a black screen) while loading at the same point every time I play it. [more inside]
posted by crios on Sep 9, 2007 - 13 answers

What PS2 game should we play next?

After a lovely weekend playing Harry Potter on a borrowed xbox 360, my lady and I are feeling inspired to dust off our PS2. Given that we like adventure and aren't so big on shooting, what game should we rent this weekend? [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Sep 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Will The Sims 2 run .iso and retail expansions together?

A question for Sims 2 players. [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Sep 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Talismania or Pipe Dream clone for the DS?

I enjoy playing Talismania, which is kind of a takeoff on the old Pipe Dream or Pipe Mania games. Is there a type of game like this available for the Nintendo DS or GBA? [more inside]
posted by sarahnade on Aug 28, 2007 - 1 answer

Game platform codebase differences?

Hey video game developers: how different is the code base for one game across different platforms? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Aug 28, 2007 - 12 answers

How to build a budget gaming PC?

Help me build a really mediocre gaming PC! [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Aug 24, 2007 - 11 answers

What's the best game engine to use for producing footage that's truly royalty-free?

I want to include some fabricated video game footage into a commercial video piece. I don't have the time or the resources to have professional 3D animation done, so I've decided to use a machinima approach towards animation. My main concern, though, is copyright issues -- what's the best game engine to use for producing footage that's truly royalty-free? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Recommend a few good text adventure games!

Recommend a few good text adventure games! [more inside]
posted by warble on Aug 6, 2007 - 40 answers

Academic writing on video games?

Where can I find smart, theoretical writing about video games? [more inside]
posted by danb on Jul 29, 2007 - 21 answers

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