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Is it on-topic to ask for a game which is set in a real world location?

On the one hand, it is not opinion based. On the other, there is no single definitive answer. I don't care about the kind of game, but would like to explore some places where I have lived, for ...
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Are questions about natural languages appropriate?

This is an expansion of the discussion over at this question, which I'll quote here. The meaning of the German words in Commandos I played the game a lot and was always fascinated with the ...
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What's the official stance on console emulation?

The way I see it, many of us enthusiasts are probably familiar with emulation and use emulators to play classic games. (I do, I'll readily admit.) However, it's also fairly likely that many cartridge/...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #10

Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Welcome to the tenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! ...
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Should we have a tag for issues to do with [scaling]?

A very central issue to classic gaming, is that CRTs didn’t have pixels as we know them, and games were generally not designed with square pixels. The numerous Google hits on the topic (e.g. Hot ...
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Adjusting the Game Identification off-topic reason to call for credible references

Since this happened, and the voting for questions of that kind is erratic, can we please just adjust the description of the off-topic rule for game-identification? Currently this is Game-...
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Can I link to a replay and ask what I should have done differently?

Can we post a replay of say, a Starcraft 2 match, and have the question be about what I should have done differently?
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Prioritising our bugs and requests for CM review

Last week, a proposal was announced on Meta Stack Exchange to address the growing workload of the CM team, and for them to actually start addressing community requests and feedback again: Our ...
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Visited hyperlinks are hard to distinguish against plain text

I don't know if it's just me, but I've noticed that if a Hyperlink is posted in a question, it's extremely difficult to differentiate it from normal text, considering the blue is so close to the black ...
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

With the screenshot-of-the-week being popular for about 2 months now, the mod team was wondering if the community would like to enable the photo widget for our site to highlight these screenshots. ...
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FAQ/Reputation info images are low quality

Various images from the FAQ and privilege info pages are either low quality, outdated, or simply incorrect. For example, this image is of especially low quality: Sure, it's not a huge problem, but it'...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #9

Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Welcome to the ninth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! ...
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Should we add [minecraft] to the tag blacklist?

Last month, we completed a big tag cleanup of the Minecraft tag family. A big part of this cleanup was the removal of minecraft in favor of version specific tags like minecraft-java-edition and ...
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Why was the Game Identification ban decision enforced when the result was not clear-cut?

Why does the rule prohibiting Game Identification exist? I was told that the decision was taken here: What should be done with questions asking for game identification? - Is it possible to cancel or ...
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Which political opinions are tolerated in the 'This is Fine' chatroom?

I got banned from chat for thoughtcrime. Would it help if we codified which political opinions are acceptable in 'This is fine' and which are not?
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #8: Scenery

Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Welcome to the eighth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest!...
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(Ended) Livestreaming question answering!

Since I answer a lot of questions and they seem to be pretty popular (I'm #1 this month and last year), I will be livestreaming my process of answering some tricky gamingSE questions, starting in 1 ...
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Question posted in a language other than english and was closed. Should I translate it and vote to reopen it?

The question ¿Como puedo pasar de aplicación a externa (archivo)?Minecraft PE [closed] was closed for being written in Spanish instead of English. I know Spanish, so I can translate it into English. ...
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Why has the quotation markup changed?

Since a week or two, the vaguely yellow background (reminiscent of Post-it notes - see the sidebar to the right → ) of > quotes has changed. Does anyone know why? It's currently a lot harder to ...
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How should all the GTA IV spin-offs, re-releases and 'complete editions' be tagged?

With the upcoming (re)release of Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition for PC on March 19, 2020, there will be 5 different releases for GTA IV and their side stories: GTA IV Standalone Game PS3, Xbox ...
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Should character specs be considered an off-topic question? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to SE and I've become sort of an addict to these sites. In my daily scouring of gaming.SE, I've noticed some questions regarding what the best specs/skills are to pick up for your ...
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For which games would you like to see regular events and/or tournaments?

Since we already got two successfully executed ideas for community events from this meta post, I'd like to expand onto one idea brought up in the answers by Wrigglenite: Periodic gaming sessions ...
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Are the rules or details of speedrunning specific games on topic?

Today I answered a question regarding why it's impossible to do a 100% kill nightmare speedrun in Doom 2; which to me seemed on topic regarding speedruns, which have been discussed on meta before. ...
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Is this “Individual Values” tag necessary?

I happened to notice that this question had an unfamiliar individual-values tag on it. Curious, I did a search to see if other questions related to IVs in the Pokemon series had this tag, but ...
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Should [discussion] posts have the discussion occur in the comments or in the answers?

I've seen a few posts on Arqade Meta with the discussion tag. It's unclear if the discussion should occur in the answers of the post or in the comments in response to the post. In this discussion of ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #7

Welcome to the seventh edition of the Screenshot of the Week! Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

Update: The Modded Minecraft Close Reason review is underway. See the following post: Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review It's been a little over two weeks since our latest discussion ...
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Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review

Well everyone, it's been over 3 months (closer to 5!) since we implemented the Minecraft close reason, and we have some fresh statistics to review. First up, here's the previous discussion in case you ...
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Screenshot of the week contest #6: Wildlife

Welcome to the sixth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest!...
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How to ask for updates on questions that don't include DLC?

Answers to this question cover the base game Monster Hunter World. I would like to know how the list changes/expands with Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. How would I ask for an update of this list? ...
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Questions about MTG rules and gameplay strategies for physical card games should not belong here [duplicate]

Take games like Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. I feel questions on card rulings and/or gameplay strategies should belong on Board & Card Games, as they already carry a load of ...
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Should featured (bountied) questions be required to give out the bounty?

Should featured (bountied) questions be required to give out the bounty for those who try their hardest in answering a question? I think that the person with the highest ranking score after the ...
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Movie Night - February 2020

Wow, it's been two years already? I've been thinking about starting up Movie Nights again and here we are. Unlike our previous Movie Nights, I've pre-selected the movie we're going to be watching: ...
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Is an edit adding a transcript to an image containing mostly text considered a meaningful edit?

Someone in chat just asked about an edit to a question where they added in a transcript for an image where the question asks about certain text within that image. Essentially, one of the reviewers ...
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Tagging Minecraft for consoles

Minecraft is currently available on XBox 360 and PS3, and is coming to the XBox One and PS4 sometime in the not so distant future. Now I don't know how similar the code bases will be, but this ...
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Is it ok for me to post a question detailing the consequences for the GTA series after Dan Houser leaves Rockstar?

After seeing multiple titles on the internet about any updates for the next GTA 6 release I came upon some bad news. Apparently, Dan Houser is quitting Rockstar Games. Multi-Era Vice City is in the ...
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Are hardware settings on-topic?

I would like to ask about nVidia GPU's, G-Sync monitors and in-game framerate capping. In this instance, specifically for Destiny 2. I've had a read of Superuser on-topic advise, and it prohibits ...
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Is it ok to ask poll-type questions?

The question I want to ask is: Title: [poll] Would you switch to a pay-as-you-go game server hosting service? Tag: poll, hosting, minecraft-server Body: The goal is to make game ...
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Let’s build some Arqade community ads - congratulate our winners!

Competition closed! Winners announced here Something that I brought up on the community check in post was reaching out to Stack Exchange sites that share similar ball-parks to us, and doing some ...
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Welcome Dragonrage and Unionhawk to the Moderator Team!

As we’re sure you’ll remember, Arqade last held an election in June 2019. Since then, the mod team has been working fairly heavily on a few activities that need moderator attention (community building ...
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Screenshot of the week contest #5: Glitches and Bugs

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest!...
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Are questions about in-game jokes/references off-topic?

This question that I asked, about what the video games being referenced in a DOOM Eternal screenshot were, got closed for being off-topic for reasons I don't fully understand. Now, re-reading the [...
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Shoud 'Technical difficulties' questions be considered off topic?

I really feel like basically any question in the technical-support tag can be answered in a few steps. Google the Error code, continue from there Reinstall the game, or if is in Steam, check for ...
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Are MCBE “behaviour packs” on-topic?

If I understand it right, this question is about behaviour packs in MCBE. As far as I know, those are written in a regular programming language, just using an MCBE specific API. Are those questions on-...
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Screenshot of the week contest #4

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous ...
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Can we rename the [mgs-5-online] tag to [metal-gear-online-3]?

*As per comments below - I've suggested a tag synonym* I understand that this tag is currently as it is due to it being the online portion of to Metal Gear Solid V, but it's actual title of this ...
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Create [tag:nintendo-network-id]+ synonymise [tag:nnid]

There are some questions specific about the NNID, but we do not have a tag for it yet. Those questions are mostly tagged as 3ds, 3ds-xl and/or networking. I think we should create this tag, and retag ...
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Retag request: ratchet-and-clank-ps4 -> ratchet-and-clank-2016

Insomniac Games has joined the ranks of other developers who want to make things confusing by releasing a new game with the same name as an older game (joining SEGA and Electronic Arts). Usually how ...
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Tag for the new Final Fantasy XIII (Lightning Returns)

The official name of the game is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. I tried to create the tag lightning-returns-final-fantasy-13 but it exceeds the 25 character length cap. The actual tag being ...

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