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Is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch a game?

Wikipedia calls Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) an "interactive movie," a term which it defines as [...] a video game that presents its gameplay in a cinematic, scripted manner, often through the ...
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Why was this edit (that added a tag) rejected?

My edit on this question was rejected 2 times (and 1 time approved) with the following message: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or ...
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Should there be made a seperate tag for the Steam app?

Some user asked a question about having a problem with the mobile Steam app. It was tagged with steam. I thought that it would be best if it was tagged with a tag specific for the app, but I could not ...
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How to ask / to find out about games on specific topic

For example, I would like to find a review of games dedicated to money and sales close to real world. It does not have to be a real world stock exchange simulation but I am looking for something ...
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Are questions about leagues on-topic?

After asking What does map ban mean in StarCraft 1 leagues?, I visit What topics can I ask about here? and realize that this type of question isn't specifically addressed. So are we for or against it? ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Why is there a reputation system on this site?

I want to make this clear, the idea of a reputation system on a Q/A website is foolish. Why would you create a system that prevents people from posting their ideas, comments, etc. isn't that the point ...
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May I ask game identifcation questions on meta?

I know that I can't ask on the main site, as per the tag definition of game-identification. If I can remember some description of a game, may I ask it here? If not, does anyone know a non S.E site ...
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Why is this question about “recommendations of games”?

I've recently asked this question. Currently it has 4 close votes that say Questions that ask for recommendations of games, servers, software, or hardware are off topic. For more information on ...
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Should this question be edited, or should a new question be asked?

This question was asked and answered today, a game-identification question where a user quickly identified that the provided screenshot was from the game Metin 2. The asker commented on that answer to ...
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Imprecise answer accepted, what to do?

On this question, the accepted answer mentions key ghosting, although the actual issue the user is experiencing is key rollover. This answer is not outright wrong and it has the potential of offering ...
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How do I give an answer?

On this website I'd like to answer people's requests but I'm not sure how xD.. Is there like an answer button or something or am I just blind.. Probably both honestly ^-^ Basically just how do I ask ...
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What happened to the alien-space-ship button?

I noticed that the ask question button is no longer on the alien space ship, but now a boring old button. Further, the ship doesn't even shoot lasers when I mouse over it. I couldn't find anything ...
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Would it be acceptable to post and self-answer questions about a game I developed?

Supposed I am the developer of a newly released game. Would it be acceptable if I post and self-answer a couple of questions about my own game? Assume of course that: They are questions a player ...
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Is this a videogame question only website? [duplicate]

If there is a website with questions that aren't videogames can you tell me what they are?
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Causes appearing different at first glance revealing themselves to stem from a common issue are considered duplicate?

Based on: When is a different question a duplicate and when it isn't? and: Should different questions that yield similar/duplicate answers be closed? adding to the general confusion duplicates are ...
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I think I'm going to step away for a bit

So, I tried to compartmentalize my issues in this meta question, and I went overboard. I was angry and upset, and like all good internet drama my anger was way more than a handful of questions and a ...
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This Castlevania question shouldn't have been closed as game identification

I answered a question recently: Alucard Visual Effect - Original Appearance?. It's a game ID question, so we had to go through the usual rigamarole of certain users not counting high-budget studio ...
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How to avoid Tag Wiki/Excerpt plagiarism?

I am sorry to bring up an old dead topic yet again. I am running into rejection on tag wiki excerpts because of plagiarism yet again. I have been following advice posted on meta about writing tag ...
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Is it not welcome to ask for clarification of a down vote?

On a question I posted yesterday, I asked for clarification after receiving a downvote without a comment. I do this, as sometimes voters feel like it should be obvious to me what is bad about my post, ...
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Why so many downvotes?

From 10 Questions, I have at least 4 questions that received many down votes. I understand down votes if the question asked is not described well, but on this Stack Exchange site, it feels as if there ...
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What happened to the comments?

I asked this question How does train travel work? I went to check it out after getting another upvote on the question. I noticed that the comments were deleted. I notified someone who commented on ...
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What's the best way to handle comments that answer a question?

This happens all too often. Someone asks a question that's mostly clear Another users posts a comment, but inadvertently (or intentionally) answers the question No one actually posted an answer, but ...
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Tagging for the Hitman series

With the new Hitman game launching in a couple of weeks, I think it would be good to discuss tags for it ahead of time. This is complicated by the fact that they've decided to call it "Hitman 2", ...
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Missing “Newest” button upon visiting arqade

I spotted a new design today and I like it much more. If I arrive to site using direct link https://gaming.stackexchange.com or using "my community" item (preferred way for me, I prefer to have ...
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Tag merge request: [minecraft-spigot] to [minecraft-bukkit]

Could we merge minecraft-spigot to minecraft-bukkit as most of the Spigot (a fork of Bukkit) questions are also applicable on Bukkit and vice-versa?
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How is the Arqade spaceship supposed to work in the new design?

Previously a mouse over on the spaceship would cause it to launch the lazer weapons. But in the new design, this is no longer the case. But I do see it launch the lazer weapons sometimes, just not ...
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Is the same situation in two games too broad?

Assuming that I ask for a solution in FIFA 18 and 19 and the controls are the same, thanks to classic controls, so the solution will work for both games. Can this be too broad given the ...
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Why was the game specific tag removed from the Chrome dinosaur game identification question? [duplicate]

There are 3 questions related to the embedded dinosaur runner game that is shown whenever the Chrome browser is unable to connect to the internet: Name of Google Chrome dinosaur cactus game What is ...
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Can we remove the NPE from the minecraft error list?

The template answer we use to dupe-close most of the minecraft error questions contains a VERY basic hint to get rid of a certain Null Pointer Exception.. Also it is just a hint, not even a solution. ...
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Tag delete suggestion: minecraft-thermos

There was apparently a tag minecraft-thermos created for this question, but there's just a single question with that tag, no other question even contains the word "thermos" and most importantly: ...
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Why can't we ask questions that are just discussed? [closed]

I don't see anything wrong with it so why can't we ask questions that are just discussed?
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Why has my answer been downvoted?

A while ago, I posted an answer to this question, and since then my answer has been downvoted multiple times for reasons I cannot discern. I'm not too bothered by any aspect of this other than the ...
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is there any way to protect questions against edits

Basically the title sais it all. This is a question I posted today: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/posts/338179/revisions As you can see the edit butchers the question (removing over half of its ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Creating tags for new games [duplicate]

Creating a tag requires a minimum of 300 reputation, which not everyne can achieve. New games are not always noticed by people and tags may not be created for them. For example I am trying to create a ...
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Why do we have so many Minecraft tags?

Most games have a single tag, and all questions about that game fall under that one tag. Some games have extra tags for various DLCs. But minecraft has too many to count. Literally, too many to ...
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Is 'unimplemented' synonymous with 'unreleased'?

While going through the review queue, I came across this question that asks about voicelines in the game files, but are unused in the game. There are tons of games that have unused or unimplemented ...
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Asking about team recommendations

In summoners-war it is often the case that you need a specific team composition in order to tackle a dungeon. Let's say you have 20 high-level monsters in your list and want to ask about which of ...
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Is hardware maintenance on-topic?

Suppose I have some game hardware that's damaged. Would it be on-topic to solicit suggestions for fixes, warranty policies, or preventative measures?
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Should we add a historical lock to, or delete this old upvoted question?

This question about planning perk point allocation is pretty clearly off topic, however it is upvoted quite a bit (+20), has 46k+ views, and has quite a bit of good information. To delete it, it would ...
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Cultist Simulator tag [duplicate]

i want to ask is tag for cultist simulator can be created. Thanks. I recommend: cultist-simulator
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Let's get a canonical Q&A about PS4 controllers not connecting

Somehow, many people have trouble with connecting controllers to their PS4, and new questions asking how to solve the issue are still being asked. It would be helpful to have a single question and ...
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Where do we stand on artifacts the asker believes are from a game?

We've got a class of questions related to game identification that we seem to be rather inconsistent on. We've gotten several questions where the asker wants us to identify something, and believes ...
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Undeletion request, question deleted by user after receiving an answer

I answered this question yesterday, Can Zarya block Tracer's ultimate after being stuck?, which was then deleted by its owner. I can't see any reason why it might've been deleted, and it seems a ...
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Is it OK to ask for suggestions?

I've been wondering if it is ok to post game suggestions for specific genre ? Basically, I want to ask what kind of games I could play with a friend. But I'm unsure if that's really a question to be ...
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Can we change a tag to an inactive status?

The tag, which inspired this question is star-wars-tiny-death-star. This game was discontinued in October 2014. Nobody has been able to play it for nearly four years and any open questions will ...
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Undeletion Request

I was hoping that I could get this question about an audio issue in thief undeleted. At the time I hadn't gotten any answers so I decided to play another game instead, but recently I wanted to pick ...
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Should the usage guidance for [minecraft-pocket-edition] and [minecraft-bedrock-edition] be edited so that it is clear which one is which?

Recently I’ve seen many questions tagged with minecraft-pocket-edition even though minecraft-bedrock-edition has been released for a while now. Some users may not have updated to 1.0, but I think many ...
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Rename [creeper-world-3-ae] → [creeper-world-3-arc-eternal]

Now that we have a 35 character tag limit, I'd like to suggest renaming the tag for Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal as follows: creeper-world-3-ae → creeper-world-3-arc-eternal