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Screenshot of the Week #71!

Hello and welcome to the 71st edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Neonit's picture from the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim won with 13 ...
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Should we rename [obs] → [open-broadcaster-software]?

Should obs be renamed to open-broadcaster-software? Spelled-out names are generally clearer than abbreviations, and I accidentally created a duplicate tag at the full name when doing some cleanup of ...
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Screenshot of the Week #70 - Supernatural & Undead

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to the 70th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Dragonrage's picture from rust won with ...
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Should there be a [minecraft-nbt] tag?

I've gotten in a dispute over correct tagging of the question Adding custom structure to replace ancient_city_center, in which the creator is adding minecraft-nbt and I think it's unnecessary and am ...
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Screenshot of the Week #69!

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 69th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Joachim's picture from a-plague-tale-...
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New Minecraft proposed Site. What do you guys think?

I just proposed a new site on Area 51. It is about Minecraft, and I would like to know if it is possible to move all Minecraft questions from this site to that site (assuming that site gets made). And ...
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Screenshot of the Week #68 - Sheer Dominance

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 68th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Faither's picture from the-elder-...
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Screenshot of the Week #67

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 67th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's picture from dragon-...
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Screenshot of the Week #66: Epic Fail!

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 66th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Memor-X's picture from xenoblade-...
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Making list of achievements?

I was wondering if this has been done before on Arqade, and if it helps people or not. I am assuming making a list of achievements e.g. will not really help at all as there are many websites online, ...
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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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Fix tag inconsistency for Kingdoms of Amalur

We have two tags for this game: kingdoms-amalur-reckoning for the original 2012 version kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning for the remastered 2021 version I suppose this was due to our old 25 ...
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Screenshot of the Week #65

This Contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 65th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Pinckerman's picture from horizon-...
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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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Screenshot of the Week #64 - The Great Outdoors

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I provided Random Seeds to an existing answer, but my edit was rejected. Why?

This answer mentions that you "will need to keep restarting until it appears." because it is a "rare node". I have provided the Game Seed that you can enter, so you are not ...
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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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Screenshot of the Week #63

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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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Screenshot of the Week #62 - Bosses and Villains

This Contest Has Ended. Hello and welcome to the 62nd edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winners of the previous contest who tied with 14 votes! Joachim's ...
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Screenshot of Week #61

This Contest has Ended. Hello and welcome to the 61st edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Joachim's picture from control won ...
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Where can I find the Arqade UFO animation?

I always seem to miss it :( It's the one in the top right with the UFO and antenna and it sometimes shoots lasers.
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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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Screenshot of the Week #60: Moments After Disaster

This Contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 60th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Memor-X's picture from atelier-escha-...
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How should I handle multiple helpful but incomplete answers?

On Is there a reason to complete additional research tasks after a Pokédex entry is completed?, I received multiple helpful answers from different users. In particular, Wondercricket and Joe's ...
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Screenshot of the Week #59

Submissions are closed Hello and welcome to the 59th edition of Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! pinckerman's picture of a good boy named ...
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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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Do we have different definitions of "Looks OK"?

When a new user asks a question, I usually open it to check it and give them a welcome. Sometimes those questions are badly worded, have missing punctuation or some misspelled words, or in other cases ...
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Is it okay to ask the name of a composition from a game? [duplicate]

I do not find anything in the help center. To clarify I want to know how a composition is named in a game. Can I ask this on Arcade Site?
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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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Screenshot of the Week #58 - Pets

This competition has ended Hello and welcome to the 58th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's picture from ...
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What do we do with a Dead Link in a post?

It took me a bit to not start singing a shanty there... [Ahem] So I came across an old question of mine, it is a very old question; to the point where it could be deleted and no one would notice. Do ...
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Screenshot of the Week #57

This competition has ended. Hello and welcome to the 57th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! arghtype's picture of Helios ...
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Include the game in the question title so that it's clearer in the Hot Network Questions list

Suggestion: make all questions look like this one where it's apparent from the title which game is being discussed. Reason is because it makes it clear from the HNQ list whether or not to look at the ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Screenshot of the Week #56 - Sweet Rides

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 56th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Joachim's screenshot standing among ...
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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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How do I thank somebody for an answer that really helped me?

I'm just trying to find out how to thank somebody here for their answer. Somebody else asked the question, but their answer helped me big time and I wanted to thank them.
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The Best of 2021!

So, it's the last day of 2021, time to look back and see the highest scored things on the site this year! There are no prizes, just this commemorative post that you could, if you want the pride, print ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #55

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 55th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Timmy Jim's celebrating the holiday ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #54: Happy Holidays 2021!

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to the 54th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! arghtype's evening ride in days-gone, ...
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Screenshot of the Week #53

Competition Closed Find the latest competition tagged screenshot-of-the-week Hello and welcome to the 53rd edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winners of the ...
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When should "Why is it bad practice to test for item names?" NOT be used as a duplicate target?

I'm writing this because I notice that this question has been closed as a dupe of this. This is wrong, for a reason I am about to explain below. I left a comment on the question asking for it to be ...
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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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Screenshot of the Week #52 - Hero Pose!

Competition Closed Find the latest competition tagged screenshot-of-the-week Hello and welcome to the 52nd edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the ...
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My question is the first google result, but is so old that it contains misleading information. Should I worry?

In 2018 I asked about introducing a handicap system to my Age of Empires II HD games. The question contained the factual statement "Age of Empires II has no handicap system". Since then, ...
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How should the Pokemon generation 4 remakes be tagged?

This upcoming week, the long awaited Pokemon generation 4 remakes will be released. The standard for generating tags is to include the full extended name of each game, for example: pokemon-diamond-...
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Screenshot of Week #51

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 51st edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winners (yes plural!) of the previous contest! We had a tie this ...
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