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]
I'm trying to remember the name of a video game I played in the early 90's... [more inside]
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]
Where can I find some downloadable offline games for young people? [more inside]
Are there any good 'open world' video games that don't involve stealing cars and beating up prostitutes? [more inside]
I own a Nintendo DS. What are some great, unheralded games I should probably know about?
One- or two-sitting video games? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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?
I'm in need of Nintendo DS recommendations for a 7 year old boy. [more inside]
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]
Looking for some podcasts about nothing, and video games, respectively. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of an xbox game... [more inside]
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?
Video games similar to Primal? [more inside]
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.
How can I (technically) prepare for a possible move from being a web developer to a game developer? [more inside]
Should I get an XBox 360 or Playstation 3 to play Grand Theft Auto IV?
Help make Mario Kart visible! [more inside]
Which Wii games require the most physical activity? [more inside]
How bad does XBox 360 look on a standard definition TV? [more inside]
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]
Xbox 360 PAL + MS Points for US + UK Live account + non-UK location? How can I work this out? [more inside]
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?
Where do you buy your video games? [more inside]
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?
What's the coolest non-traditional use of games (especially video games) that you have ever heard of? [more inside]
HDTV's that don't cause video game lag? [more inside]
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]
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]
Half-Life 2 rocks my world. What should I play next? Note: my PC cannot handle much more than Half-Life 2. [more inside]
What was the first videogame that had a principle female character that not just a damsal in distress or sex object? [more inside]
What's the easiest way to create a fake ZX Spectrum/Amstrad/C64 loading screen? [more inside]
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]
Who writes videogames? [more inside]
What Wii game is most like Zork? [more inside]
I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames. [more inside]
So, I guess I'm getting motion sick now? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Is there a video game that simulates a dream? [more inside]
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]
Which Wii games are best for good aerobic exercise in single player mode? [more inside]
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]
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]
Computer or video gamers: Help me find a game that I can use in my psychology experiment. [more inside]
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]