Questions tagged [video-games]

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How did GLaDOS open portals in the beginning?

If you look at the beginning of the original Portal game, GLaDOS opened portals for us. While the portals were opened on plain white surfaces, how could GLaDOS do it ...
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Spaceship chess game identification

I faintly remember the game, I played it as a kid in the early 00s. The game involved a chessboard where at first you could play chess as you normally would. When a piece would take another piece ...
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Third-person action fantasy videogame about afterlife factions in a war?

I played this game around 2010 or so, at my brother's Windows PC. It looked like PS2-era 3D graphics, but I don't know if it was in any other platforms. Decidedly western in style. The story was a war ...
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90s PC game: point and click diagonal layout

I remember playing a game where I believe you play as a troll. (I might be wrong about the troll, I just remember the playable character was ugly looking.) Potions were involved. I remember ...
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Can anybody identify these Marvel characters?

I think they are mostly Marvel characters, but I don't know. Could anybody please name them? A: B: C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S:
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A 2000 ish Chinese show about a kid's house who gets struck by lighting due to playing games late at night and gets transported in the game

I remember watching about it about a long time ago. The beginning was a kid playing some kind of game on his computer. His parents came to his room and told him to turn it off and go to sleep. He than ...
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If the Minecraft world is truly infinite, how can the sun and moon revolve around it?

Minecraft is often portrayed as a truly infinite world where the only limitation is your creativity. But, we see day-night cycles as well as the sun and moon cycle (this gif properly shows that). How ...
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Looking for a puzzle game for young children

I am trying to find a game again I played as a young child. I played it roughly in 1992-1994 in Germany on Windows 3.1 from a floppy disk. I was around 4 years old. Here is what I still remember: It ...
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90s PC space game where the enemies resembled Imperial probe droids

I have been trying to find a 90s pc space game. All I can remember is that your spaceship was in the middle of the screen and enemies that looked like Imperial probe droids. (But they were not and it ...
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PC game involving time-traveling fighters, maybe with digitized sprites like Mortal Kombat, included a Roman centurion I think

I remember seeing the demo for this on BBS systems somewhere around 1994-2000. I have somewhat foggy memories where I think I remember seeing demo images, and trying to download the demo, only to find ...
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Old game - platformer, dinosaurs, woman protagonist

Definitely a PC side scrolling platformer with a female main character. I think she fights dinosaurs but I could be wrong, maybe there are some lizards or big birds. From the way I remember graphics ...
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Mid to late 1990s point-and-click adventure game, protagonist is transformed into a frog/toad

I'm trying to find a 3d computer game in 3rd person view that I played as a kid on someone's computer a long time ago. I think it was on Windows 95 (could be older). I probably played it around 1999. ...
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Web-based fantasy action game reminiscent of Times of Lore

I was reminded today of a Web-based video game that I think I played about fifteen years ago. It was not that long or that fancy, but I rather enjoyed it. Given the time frame and what I remember ...
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Can you use the Animus to access memories of another person you are not descended from?

From what I recall, Animus works in the following way. X has an ancestor, Y. X and Y share genetic material. X can access Y's memory through the Animus simulation. In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, near ...
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Video game- two women out to rescue a guy

I saw an ad for this in a magazine, I think in the early 90's. It wasn't for Nintendo or gameboy systems but it predated Playstation or X-Box so possibly it was a Sega or Turbo Grfx 16 title. It ...
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Game about a squire who progresses to a knight while fighting a dragon and enemy soldiers in an over-world

I can't remember the name of a single player CD-ROM game I played on PC 10+ years ago, when I was a child. The main protagonist started as a squire then progressed to a knight. There was an over world ...
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Sega Genesis game where you coached a monster that fought in tournament battles. After fights, you could blend your monster with the opponent

One of my friends rented this, probably in later elementary school to early high school (late 1980s to mid 1990s). There was a tournament with monsters fighting. I don't remember if it was brackets or ...
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What is the in-universe name of the drum style in Star Wars: Eclipse?

What is the style of drumming called in Star Wars: Eclipse, as seen in the official Eclipse trailer? Looking for canon in-universe details; although any real life inspiration would also be ...
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Resident Evil 2 intro inverted scene?

It’s a picture from the Resident Evil 2 remake intro movie. The camera is inverted, correct? There’s an “exit” sign, and what are those things the blue sets are pointing? Is it inside a building?
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Game featuring teenagers that turn into animals

I remember I had this demo game about a group of teenagers (maybe 4 or 5) and they could transform themselves into animals. I only played the demo version, so I don't know about others scenarios ...
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Game featuring a superhero duck in red and blue with a gun

I remember that I used to play a PC game with my cousin when we were kids (late 90s / early 2000s), and we were trying to find it again, but no success because we can't remember its name. Here are ...
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Is Boo really a miniature giant space hamster?

The sidekick of the Barbarian, Minsc, who famously “goes for the eyes!” Boo Click to enlarge Boo is described in the game text thusly: Boo is a fuzzy little hamster. While Minsc believes Boo is a ...
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What is Kool-Aid Man?

Besides being an anthropomorphic nearly full pitcher of cherry kool-aid, has there ever been any detailed description of how this pitcher of cherry kool-aid came to be so large, given appendages and ...
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NES Game Identification: Top down, green/jungle on cover and maybe title screen

I remember that I think the sticker on the cartridge and possibly the title screen or even world select had a kind of jungle underbrush look to it almost exactly like the cartridge/title screen for ...
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What are those lights in Kojima productions logo?

Could you explain what are those lights passing on 10s mark?
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Deathloop voice confusion

Voice 1: Who? Who are you? Voice 2: Who- who am I? My name. MY NAME? Sonuva- FUCK! WHat the fuck's my name? At the 1:30 mark, who is telling this to who? Is this only the voice of the player or is ...
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Please help me identify this Android party-based turn-based dungeon-crawler

I have played an Android game some time in the past, on one of the phones I previously used that no longer works now, and I want to play this game again. If I remember correctly, I played this game in ...
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Why does Marle say "Must be my imagination"?

I'm trying to understand why Marle says "Must be my imagination" Upon approaching Marle. Tifa: Hey, Marle. We took care of the filters, so we're gonna head back to the bar now. Marle: Take ...
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Video game where the player can research a cure for zombies

I played this game a long time ago on Armor Games back when flash player was still supported. In this game, the player plays as a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse that are slowly taking back ...
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Sidescrolling puzzle video game on Steam where you can be dismembered and bring yourself back to normal, required to solve puzzles

Tip of my tongue thing, but somewhere in 2020, I ran into a Steam game where you played a girl on an island (at a camp?) who I think is looking for her missing friend. I downloaded the demo to try it ...
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Does Star Wars have an official text adventure game?

I was looking up official Star Trek text adventure games, and was surprised to find Star Trek, Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy and Star Trek: First Contact. Do any official Star Wars text adventure ...
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How did Conduits end up imprisoned after Infamous 2?

Infamous: Second Son takes place seven years after the events of Infamous 2, and during those years the United States formed a Department of Unified Protection (DUP) in order to imprison Conduits (who ...
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Story on a sleeper ship in the form of a text-based game

More than 5 years ago I played an indie game set on a sleeper ship. I remember a lot about the game mechanics and the story, yet I can't recall the name and so I can't find it anywhere. I played it ...
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What is happening during this flashback scene from The Evil Within?

In Sebastian's flashback he sees Valério scratching his head and and imagining himself... Where does this image in his head come from? Also he disappears then he reappears as a haunted? Can someone ...
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Book where two or three kids are stuck in a video game and have to sneak past a giant at one point

So I read a story in middle school about these two or three kids who went into a video game and got stuck there but had to beat it to get out. I can hardly remember anything about the plot but I know ...
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Maze-game with top-down perspective, each level you need to kill monsters and destroy their dens

I remember seeing this game in a net-cafe when I was young and didn't know English so I cannot remember the title. I have tried searching "maze game", "labyrinth game" and still ...
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What is Cortana's solution to the Flood?

In Halo 3, one cinematic states that Cortana has found a solution to the Flood other than the Halo rings. Master Chief wants to go to the Ark to pursue this solution (and is told that stopping the ...
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Looking for a Sega Master System game called "Dragon" [closed]

I saw a Master System game called Dragon in a video called "Top 20 Co-Op Master System Games", but when I searched for it, I only found Dragon Crystal or Double Dragon in the results, but ...
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Game with inherited space station

I am trying to remember the name of a PC game where you are the child of an asteroid miner. The father dies in some sort of tragic accident (maybe) and you inherit his mining rig. I think you are then ...
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Shareware fantasy RPG from around 1993

Around 1993 or 1994, I remember getting a copy (probably downloaded, but it's possible that it might have been on physical media) of a shareware fantasy CPRG. I don't remember that much about it. I ...
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3D PC game where you could build a vehicle to collect containers (and parts) that would allow you to access more difficult areas

About 2010 (maybe earlier) I played a 3D PC game where you needed to navigate around a series of interconnected indoor areas with a range of platforms (at a wide variety of heights), long spindly ...
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Tandy CoCo 2 game that replicated the Death Star trench run, maybe also landspeeders on the Endor moon?

I was trying to provide the name of this game when someone I know on a message board asked about the best Star Wars games (admittedly, I was trying to make a point about nostalgia filters), and I ...
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PC game about a boy that uses a magic book while exploring different planets

I played this game when I was a kid so I probably misremember some of the details. What I do remember is that this boy wakes up and gets this enchanted book as a gift or something and throughout the ...
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3d puzzle game involving a young child and their large (imaginary?) friend

I think I got this as part of a software bundle several years ago, although I'm uncertain as to how many years, probably over five. It was a puzzle game with 3d graphics. Cartoonish colors, if not ...
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DOS Go/Othello/Reversi clone with creatures/monsters like Snowmen instead of stones

A DOS game, or maybe Windows 3.1 / early Win95, released somewhere in the early to mid 90s. It was a form of Go, Othello, or Reversi. Isometric graphics with sprites (in color), not a top-down board ...
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Crude 3d game that starts with you viewing souls, represented as stars in space, ends with man in a cage

I'm pretty sure I played this over ten years ago, on a Windows system, first person perspective. At the beginning of the game, you're in what looks like outer space. You can pick from what look like ...
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Strategy Game - 90s Cyberpunk City Gang Control

I played this game sometime in the mid to late 90s. It was a turn based game of area control of a cyberpunk city, depicted in a low-res, grayscale 2d image. The city was segmented into squares (I ...
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Strategy game — one faction is 'Trailer Trash'

I saw an advertisement for this a long time ago — probably around the mid-late '90s. It showed the picture of a worn-down trailer with a stereotypical "white trash" man sitting on a lawn ...
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2000s-2010s RPG Maker zombie survival game (not combat-oriented)

I downloaded this three-part zombie RPG somewhere in 2015 or 2016. No idea how old it could have been. It was in 2D, probably made with RPG Maker, and I think I downloaded it on itch.io, so likely an ...
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Can you identify this game from 1991 or before?

Can you identify this game? This is a scanned picture from Top Secret games magazine from 1991. It was used as an illustration for the game "Purple Saturn Day," but nothing in this game ...
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