A Game Boy Advance/GameCube connecting problems so my son can play Pokemon on the television. [more inside]
posted by nuala
on Feb 20, 2005 -
For a school fundraiser, my wife (a teacher at the school) and I are donating a "Video Game Bonanza Night". This will be six elementary school-age children coming over to play videogames on a 50" HDTV and an outside projection system. I have an Xbox, GC, PS2, DC, and the N64, and some kid-friendly games (Super Monkey Ball, Katamari Damacy, DDR). I would like to offer a few others, and need suggestions on good kid-friendly party games.
posted by xorowo
on Feb 1, 2005 -
A couple of people I work with and myself were having a debate on how big the Star Wars franchise is financially? With Lucasfilms being private they never release revenue. Does anyone know how many dollars of Star Wars videogames and toys are sold each year?
posted by rje7
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Got a GameCube and would like some players' feedback regarding building a library. [+]
posted by blueshammer
on Jan 12, 2005 -
I bought myself an Xbox for Christmas. What are the best games to pick up? Are there any cool things I can do with it without installing any chips or risking ruining the thing? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Otis
on Dec 29, 2004 -
My wife is dying for a limited-edition pink GameBoy Advance SP. I don't trust eBay for that sort of thing. Has anyone ordered from Lik-Sang
? How'd it work out for you?
posted by schoolgirl report
on Dec 13, 2004 -
I don't know anything about business or whatever, so Sony's strategy for the PS2 makes no sense to me. My girlfriend wants to get me a PS2 for Christmas, but every place we've called has basically told us the same thing: everyone's sold out because Sony is shorting store's orders in order to drive up demand. They did pretty much the same thing a few years ago when the PS2 launched. It didn't make any sense to me then, and doesn't make any sense to me now. What kind of business sense does this make? What's the point of driving up demand for a product that they don't supply? Are they trying to set up sales beyond Christmas? But even then, don't they just risk people getting pissed off and something from their competitor? [more inside]
posted by emptybowl
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Well, the time appears to have finally come. With my kids starting to cross over the 10 threshold I am on the verge of caving in on the gaming console issue. As a kid who wanted an Atari 2600 but got a TI-99/4a it took me a while to realize that gaming consoles are now pretty much part of the background recreation matrix/social experience of kids and not an extravagant extra. Anyway, they get good grades and I wound up working for a while as a game programmer and it did not kill me.
So parenting aside, I was wondering if anyone could suggest some good sources of information on the three major platforms (XBox, GameCube, PS2). The kids told me that their friends mostly have PS2s and that they like the GameCube, but I just want to make sure that, say, in February the next generation of platform hardware won't come out and they stop production of titles for what we get. FWIW their tastes are Backyard sports games, Civilization 3, and Hobbit/Harry Potter type games -- but they remind me that playing those and Zaxxon on the family PC do not a gaming system make. Oh, and there any must-have accessories that we should take care of up front? Cheers.
posted by cgk
on Dec 6, 2004 -
Does anyone else find that their head likes playing computer games, but their body doesn't? (MI) [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Nov 17, 2004 -
I want to get an XBox, mod it, stick a HD in it and then use XBMC, MAME, UAE and other various emulators and stuff. Honestly, how easy is this to do for a so-so technical person? What are good web resources? Or am I going to get myself into a whole world of pain? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence
on Nov 17, 2004 -
If Valve's Steam
means that games developers can do away with publisher, distributor and retailer overheads... um... why isn't everyone doing it, or similar things?
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Nov 10, 2004 -
In GTA San Andreas, every time I attempt a home invasion there's someone sitting in the living room. Is there a way to ensure that people will be upstairs more often?
And if I'm quicker with a baseball bat, can I prevent the majority of the population that sleeps sitting upright in the living room from calling the cops?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Oct 31, 2004 -
Playing DVDs on a PlayStation or XBOX: Threat or menace? I've seen occasional references suggesting this will somehow wear out a console's DVD drive. True or false?
posted by arto
on Sep 30, 2004 -
My mother-in-law, is looking for a good 1st person shooter, in the vein of Doom/Quake. It must be OS X native, and be able to run decently on her 500 mhz G4. Any Suggestions?
posted by ShawnString
on Aug 27, 2004 -
VideoGameRecommendationFilter: I thought Goldeneye
was a great multiplayer game. What first-person-shooter for the Gamecube would y'all recommend as being the most like it and/or the most fun in terms of multiplayer?
posted by evinrude
on Aug 25, 2004 -
Can you think of any emotionally-involving videogames? Games where you develop an emotional bond for the characters, and have an emotional investment in the outcome of the story? Has a game ever made you cry? [more inside]
posted by waxpancake
on Aug 12, 2004 -
Video Game blogs? Know any good ones? i can find listings
just fine, but i'm looking for quality. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by Miles Long
on Jun 30, 2004 -
Does anyone know where I can find a Super Nintendo ROM Dumper? I've tried eBay and Google, but I can't find anywhere to actually purchase one. I want to play Secret of Mana 2 and Final Fantasy V for real on my SNES.
posted by hughbot
on Jun 21, 2004 -
Playing PS2 on PC? I'd like to be able to see my ps2 games on my swanky monitor. Would a tv card with s-video in do it? Also, if I pick up a tv card, what do people recommend as a good show recorder (I have a good pc)?
posted by Mossy
on Jun 20, 2004 -
I work on a fan-based website for a video game series. We have a somewhat large (~15-20) group of fanartists who draw pretty pictures. We want to set up a gallery in which we can display these pictures.
I'm looking for a PHP gallery system. What can you suggest/what have you had good experiences with?
posted by billybunny
on Jun 19, 2004 -
Playstation 2 fans: I have just invested in a Playstation 2 for a game room in my house. Now I am trying to put together a library of games that has something for everyone, from little kids to psychotic bikers; what titles do I need? Also, what are some useful accessories? I have found a lot of review sites on the net and are taking them into account, but I often find that the collective wisdom of AskMeFi gets to the point a lot better for these type of questions. Thanks in advance for your help.
posted by TedW
on Jun 17, 2004 -
My mom gets sick when she watches videogames. She has had this since Wolfenstein 3D. Side scroller games and fixed view games such as Rollercoaster Tycoon do not affect her.
I picked up Prince of Persia, the new one, and I would really like for her to be able to play. Refresh rate is 85hz, vertical sync on, what else can I do to help?
posted by Keyser Soze
on Jun 6, 2004 -
Licensing of 'abandonware' or classic video games... has anyone heard of any company or individual that was able to rerelease an old video game? If so, what kind of agreements were made with the original company with regards to royalty payments and upfront fees?
posted by sleslie
on May 18, 2004 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a good Gamecube game for my mother - definitely a non-gamer. She's still working on using a controller, so I'm figuring something simple and fun may be best. Any thoughts?
posted by tirade
on May 13, 2004 -
I've been feeling nostalgia lately for my violence-drenched childhood and I was wondering if anyone knew of a website somewhere that has free movie files of all the fatalities from the Mortal Kombat games (especially II) The last time i saw them, I got very wistful. It was a little disturbing.
posted by Slimemonster
on Apr 27, 2004 -
EsotericMacSoftwareFilter: My senior year of college (1990-1991), I played a Mac-only role-playing game, the name of which escapes me. The game itself wasn't that good, but I loved
the character creation system. You chose your mother and father's professions and that determined your base stats. Then you described how you spent your time in four-year blocks (25% study, 25% play, 50% womanizing, or whatever). These blocks further modified your character's scores. Over the years, I've conducted numerous web searches for this game, but for the life of me I can't find anything on it. Does anyone know which game this was? Does anyone know where I could buy (or download) a copy for my gathering-dust Mac SE? [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Mar 19, 2004 -
I want to send my 14 year old son to video game programming camp this summer. Anyone know of a good one in central Canada?
posted by tranquileye
on Feb 10, 2004 -
One for the MeFi Gamer Corps: Are there any decent techniques for staying focused on a particular game? I find that when I pick up a new title I play it like mad for a week and then, finished or not, my attention invariably drifts to something else. What do you do when you want to make sure you see a game to its completion? [more inside]
posted by Monster_Zero
on Feb 5, 2004 -
The Super Bowl
is coming, I got an NFL game for my GameCube for Christmas, and I'm ready for some football! But while I know very well the rules of the game, I've never really understood the strategy and tactics, so I've never really felt like an armchair quarterback, much less a general of the field. What do all the X's and O's mean? How does
the QB read the defense correctly? I'm ready to go beyond watching the game and getting down into the nitty gritty of it all. Where do I start, short of going back in time to high school junior varsity?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Jan 15, 2004 -
My kids just got an X-box for Christmas. I know nothing about this thing and am not familiar with console games since the PS1. Any ideas about what games are worth buying (cheap is always good, we live in the woods so peer pressure isn't a concern) for a role playing twelve-year old and a fighting fool nine-year old?
posted by cedar
on Dec 26, 2003 -
How do I make those old fun DOS games work on Windows XP? Ever played Starcontrol II? Quake I? Has my dumb OS robbed me forever of those early joys, or is there hope? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Happydaz
on Dec 19, 2003 -
Can anyone transfer some old Atari ST floppies to a CD for me?
posted by neuroshred
on Dec 14, 2003 -
You know the laser guns that various gaming consoles have - well how do they work exactly? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kev23f
on Dec 12, 2003 -