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Screenshot of the Week #65

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-zero-dawn won with 18 ...
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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 Themes

To make is easier to track what themes have been suggested, this will be a central location for proposing themes for future Screenshot of the Week contests. Please limit answers to one theme per ...
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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 - Hall of Fame

Since the screenshot-of-the-week contest was based on the 'Photo of the Week' contest of our Photography sister website (see here), a corresponding 'Hall of Fame' has been suggested (here), to ...
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Screenshot of the Week #64 - The Great Outdoors

This Contest has Ended. Hello and welcome to the 64th 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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Screenshot of the Week #63

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 63rd edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's picture from super-...
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How to handle multiple games with the same exact name?

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the 2005 EA Black Box game that's imho the only Need for Speed game worth playing of the titles I've tried so far. Box art straight from Wikipedia: Need for Speed: Most ...
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Merge synonyms for tags on Meta

There are a few duplicate tags on our meta site that need to be synonymised (is that even a word?): new-user > new-users user-accounts > users flagging > flags answering > answers Note ...
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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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Meta Tag: Top-7

Noticed someone added the tag top-7 to a few things. Wondering if that serves some purpose I don't know of. https://gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/top-7
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Alpha/Beta participation questions

I wanted to know whether or not questions about the participation itself of a certain Alpha/Beta is on or off topic. Nowadays there are many games that let you participate in a Beta as a casual gamer, ...
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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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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 #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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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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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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'Skyrim Special Edition' question handling

As the Skyrim remaster is out today, we need to determine how to tag it. According to this discussion, it should get a new tag if it's a rework with new mechanics, but it shouldn't get a new tag if ...
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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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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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Minecraft Java edition commands in Bedrock questions - "Fix my answer for me"

Now, recently Minecraft bedrock and Java edition have grown very similar in most gameplay aspects, so in most gameplay questions I don't think it's a big deal if you are answering from a Java ...
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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 #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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Tag rename request [fire-emblem] -> [fire-emblem-blazing-blade]

The description for the tag fire-emblem mentions that this is for a specific game named Fire Emblem : The Blazing Blade in the Fire Emblem game series. The tag name is misleading because it could be ...
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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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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 #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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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 #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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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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List of Bedrock NBT workarounds to be posted as separate questions

Visit this post to see my proposal on MCBE NBT question split. Here is a list of the changes that should be done if we approve of it: New questions If a question about BE NBT is possible using one of ...
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When is it OK to start talking about new games?

While I anticipated some push back surrounding What new systems exist in Diablo 3?, I was surprised that the push back seemed to be about the timing rather than the fact that is was a "list" ...
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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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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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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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Top tags requiring a tag wiki

Tag wikis are now prominently shown on hover and when tagging a question -- all the more reason to at least write their excerpts down! If you consider yourself knowledgeable about a game, please ...
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Include a game's name in question titles to avoid confusion in the HNQ sidebar [duplicate]

I just joined this exchange solely in order to post this meta question. Usually, I hang out in the programming-related exchanges, but, as with any old dictionary, one gets ... sidetracked ... by the ...
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What types of question are not a good fit for the Hot Network Questions list?

On 2019-03-11, a number of changes related to the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list were applied across the Stack Exchange network. You can read all about it here: Updating the Hot Network Questions ...
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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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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 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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We should ensure consistency in closing questions that are simple requests

This recent question was closed, though I'm not certain why. It doesn't fall under the prohibited types of questions, it pertains to gaming and it is based on an actual problem as it was a simple ...
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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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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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Can we ask questions based on ROM hacks or randomizers?

This question is the one in question, it being a ROM hack of FireRed. This is not an officially released game, but a modified version of an official game. My question also extends to hacks like ...
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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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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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Merging DirectX tags

I stumbled across this while trying to assign a DirectX tag to Trying to Play an Old Game, will Installing Old Direct X Affect Anything?, which is about DirectX in general, as well as DirectX 6 in ...
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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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