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Is a question about whether Overwatch 2 is better on Switch or Steam (in a competitive aspect) on topic?

I want to ask a question about whether I should get Overwatch 2 on the Nintendo Switch or on Steam. I would mostly focus on what platform aiming is easier on, since aiming is a crucial part of any ...
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Is a question about the classes/subclasses in Baldur's Gate 3 on topic?

I want to ask a question about how many of the official DnD classes/subclasses from DnD 5E Baldur's Gate 3 has. I also want to know if they have any that 5E doesn't. Is this on topic?
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Requesting the reopening of the Fallout lore question about the Boeing 737

This is about the closed question: “Could the Boeing 737 have plausibly existed in the "Fallout" timeline?” The stated reason for closure is that it pertains to “Game Design and Development,”...
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What, if any, policy changes should we make to account for the recent changes to the AUP regarding sexually explicit content?

The Acceptable Use Policy has been updated. Among other changes, it now allows sexually explicit content in certain circumstances: Sexually Explicit Material. You may not post content, or links to ...
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Can I ask about a game in regards to a console or system?

Say I want to ask a question about whether Rainworld, a game famed for being incredibly difficult, is good on the Switch, due to the console's limited accuracy (unlike the PC, which has high accuracy)....
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Are Steam media (avatars, profile backgrounds, banners, etc.) made in celebration of an event valid artifacts for game identification?

I've recently posted a question: Which visual novels are represented by the animated avatars in the 2023 Steam Visual Novel Fest? Timmy Jim ♦ has commented that: I don't know if these .gifs qualify ...
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Would this question about Binding of Isaac inner working be good for the site?

I just wanted to get some insight on this question I was thinking about, as I fear it may be too hard to answer. Yet we know similar mechanics for games like Pokemon, so it is not technically ...
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Is it ok to ask "what is the best ___" question?

Is it alright to ask this kind of question? E.g. what is the best sword in Hypixel Skyblock Minecraft? Or no because it can be subjected to different opinions?
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Is Arqade.SE a (relatively) good place to ask Linux gaming questions?

I noticed there is a Linux tag on Arqade.SE, as well as many Linux gaming-related tags. How would an experienced user rate this site for Linux gaming questions, including installation, graphics ...
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Are questions confirming 100% completion possibility on topic?

Before sinking the time into properly developing such a question, I wanted to confirm if questions asking about the possibility of 100% completing a game is on-topic for this site. With complex games ...
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Should we allow an identification question for a game CD or game bundle that lacks a media or screenshot of the game CD or game bundle itself?

A game-identification question was recently asked to identify a game bundle in a game CD but lacks a media or screenshot of the game CD or game bundle itself. I've voted to close it but it was left ...
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Will questions on the workings of NexusMods be on-topic here?

I like to know more about the ways in which NexusMods has treated their modders. I remember in 2021 they announced they would no longer support modders deleting their own creations, which caused some ...
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Where do we stand on Mod Identification Questions?

Not too long ago, a question was asked to identify a mod in Minecraft: Can someone help me find this Minecraft mod name? There is a ten year old meta question about Mod Identification: Mod ...
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Are questions about running non-games on gaming hardware on-topic?

To elaborate on my question take the Steam Deck, which is designed as a handheld console, however, does have a "desktop" environment and can be used as a PC. From the tour I understand that ...
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Should the "Which games use a neural network to influence gameplay?" question be reopened?

Recently, the question, Which games use a neural network to influence game play? was closed as an off-topic game identification question and left closed in the Reopen review queue. Should it be ...
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Should the "upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage" question be reopened?

This is about the currently closed question: What should I look for when upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage? It had been left closed in the reopen review queue. I don't think the above question ...
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Should AutoHotkey and similar questions geared towards remapping keys/moving cursors/automation be allowed?

A question was recently asked about the Linux-only AutoKey, which is a scripting application that allows you to create hotkeys among other things. This is similar to the (Windows-only) AutoHotkey, ...
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I have a potential recommendation question

I want to make sure this won't break the rules, so I'm asking here first. I am on the final trophy of Pacman World Repac, which is to beat level 9 of Original Pacman. There 3 are patterns to follow, ...
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Are questions regarding how to spend rare resources on-topic?

A game I am playing has a rather rare resource, which I am uncertain how to spend effectively. I would like to ask a question on what the best way to spend said resource would be, but I'm worried it ...
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Is Namco's F-1 (1976) in-scope?

Namco's F-1 (1976) electro-mechanical arcade racing game bears such strong resemblance to a "modern" video game that I'm wondering if it should be considered on-topic. The game itself is ...
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Can we ask about the specifics of mod incompatibility?

So we know that asking about mod related minecraft issues are off topic, but I was wondering if it was more specific, would that be on topic? For example; "I am using mod X and mod Y in my ...
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I have a question about AlphaStar. Is this the right SE to ask it?

AlphaStar is an AI that plays Starcraft 2. I want to know if AlphaStar can play FFA (free-for-all, basically there are 4+ players in the same game and the winner is the last player standing). Is this ...
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Is this question about modding on topic?

I cannot answer a simple question: how do people mod games if the source code hasn't been made public? This has been a point of interest for me lately. Unfortunately Why isn't it the norm for gaming ...
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Why is this question not about technical support for modded minecraft?

The question Recreate Item from NBT was reviewed as leave open by a moderator with no explanation, despite myself and three different close vote reviewers agreeing the question should be closed. It ...
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Is asking about getting a game ROM to run on a type of architecture off-topic?

Specifically, I own Pokemon Puzzle League, but I'd like to try and run it on my MacOS for easier screen capture. The problem is, on MacOS it doesn't run with Mupen64 emulator core. I can't find any ...
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Are ROM hacks considered piracy? [duplicate]

Are ROM hacks considered pirated software for purposes of site policies against supporting software piracy? ROM hacks typically take existing game images (typically those of yesteryear) and edit in ...
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Why is my question closed and marked as off-topic?

I have big doubts and competency about closing my question. How can I find more old-school players from Kazakhstan? Please re-open again.
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Does the media included in the "Naruto fighting game with Hulk and Homer Simpson?" question comply with our game identification policy?

This is about the game-identification question: Naruto fighting game with Hulk and Homer Simpson? According to our game identification policy - What are the requirements for asking a game ...
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Would a question about Genshin Impact team composition be opinion based? [duplicate]

Genshin Impact relies on building a team of various characters to leverage elemental reactions. A question might entail giving a players set of characters and asking for ideas on team builds. Possible ...
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Is asking how to hack Pokémon necessarily a multiplayer cheat?

We have a broad question on cheating in primarily single-player games that have a multi-player aspect. I want to ask about applying this principle specifically to Pokémon main-series games. These ...
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How would a question about recreating a game in another game be tagged?

Recently I have been trying to recreate a video game in another video game. I am planning on asking a question here, however I’m not sure exactly how I should tag this question. With both games? With ...
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Asking to identify the game based on keyboard combination only

The oldest question on identify-this-game-like questions that I found here is 7 years old. So my introduction question is whether this class of questions are or are not allowed here as of today (2021)?...
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How should we handle questions asking how to solve a specific Minesweeper board?

The moderator team has noticed a handful of minesweeper questions which all amount to "How do I solve this exact Minesweeper board?", and we believe that these questions should be closed as ...
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Should we re-open this Minecraft BE add-on Q&A?

I recently created the first post in a series of highly detailed Q&As related to add-on creation for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, and during my research phase I came across this post about custom ...
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Q&A Proposal: How to create a custom item in a Minecraft BE add-on?

I've been thinking about it for a while, and this question helped solidify my thoughts on it. I think it would be beneficial to create a Q&A in order to answer the following basic questions, all ...
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Does exploiting a demo to access portions of the game locked behind the paid version constitute as Piracy?

If a user asks a question involving accessing content not usually available to the demo but rather the full game, does this break the site guideline on piracy listed below? Please note, however, that ...
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Do we want to change our policy on "Is There a Term for X?" questions?

For over 5 years now, our policy is that "Is There a Term for X?" questions were not allowed, as per this meta. Since then, though, the votes on that meta have changed drastically. Community ...
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Should a question be closed because it does not align with a tag’s wiki?

I asked this question: Name for games that have abusive in app purchases I picked the best tag I could see for my question (terminology). My question was closed as “off-topic” because the terminology ...
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Is asking if a specific behavior violates the terms of service allowed?

I've been thinking about creating a second account on a specific MMORPG, but want to make sure that it is allowed before I go ahead. The game's Terms of Service (ToS) are written in such dense ...
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Does 'I can only answer this with videos' suggest a question is too broad?

I came upon a question asking for help with a particular achievement. The achievement is quite extensive.. you need to complete several hundred levels, although they are only asking for help with ...
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Do we allow questions on how to avoid or identify pirated games?

I know that we disallow questions on pirated games, but the questions that typically get closed under that reason are questions that directly relate to actually committing piracy and/or resolving ...
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Would a question about brain activity during different video games be on topic?

I am interested to learn about any statistics on levels of brain activity during video games, specifically to learn about differences in games' effects on people's problem solving ability. (I am ...
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Close-reopen war on "Where do the plastic boxes for screw containers come from?"

Where do the plastic boxes for screw containers come from? This is a game lore question - asking if devs mentioned explanation for the presence of plastic bags for screws, long before plastic is ...
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Game identification question based on description from memory [duplicate]

I was hoping to ask a game-identification question, basing my description of the text-based RPG on memory. But the tag description states: Only ask if you have a screenshot, video, or audio clip from ...
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Is asking about the plot of a game accepted here?

Sometimes we have questions about the story of a game when it's confusing for us to understand one point; and many other reasons. Can we ask these questions here?
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Why is this question about a game mechanic off topic?

(As a preface, I have no skin in the game with this particular question. I was just browsing and thought it looked interesting, but can't figure out why it's off topic.) The question Why do I turn ...
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Connection between The Eternal Cylinder, and War of the Worlds

I wish to ask about the connection between The Eternal Cylinder Game, and the classic War of the Worlds. For the latter, it was originally a book, but then leading to the iconic TV show, there was ...
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Is asking for robux off-topic?

I have learned that game piracy is considered off-topic in Arqade. Does it also count as off-topic if we ask how to get free robux in roblox?
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Are Cosplay specific questions on or off topic?

Where can I find the same suit as the guy from the logo wears in Watch Dogs Legions? The question is asked pretty badly, and would still be recommendations, but would a question worded as 'What is ...
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Would a question about uploading images from Xbox be considered off topic?

I took a on my Xbox One this morning and I wanted to upload it to One Drive so I could share it with other people. But when I checked One Drive it said the video was a picture and not a video. I tried ...
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