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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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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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Considering expanding the scope of my question

I have now realized that all games which use Steamworks features (i.e. the majority of modern online games on Steam) potentially download Steam profile images from the same location. My Counter-Strike:...
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Are questions asking for technical explanations of singleplayer glitches acceptable?

There have been a few questions on Arqade asking for technical explanations for specific in-game glitches or exploits in singleplayer games. Has fishing/surfing on the Gym statues in Pokemon Gen I ...
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Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions?

Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions? What's the point of Arcade exactly? My understanding has always been as a place to help people with their questions for ...
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Site scope for game technical questions

When I read this question (which is in the hot network list as I'm writing this question), my first reaction was that it was off-topic, and should be on SuperUser. Yet, I saw that the highest voted ...
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A potentially better way of dealing with crash report questions

We've all seen them, endless machine-meandering about something that went horribly wrong because someone tried to modify their game. Because they're a self-replicating problem, searching for them ...
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What should an Off Topic Close Reason for Minecraft Crash Dumps look like?

So, we've seemingly come to a conclusion that Minecraft tech support/crash dumps are a thing we don't like and don't want to tangle with. People are starting to close these with custom reasons, and it ...
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What does RNG mean? comments extension

This question is being created at Rapitor's behest to take the discussion taking place in the comments of What does RNG mean? elsewhere.
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Should lore questions as an entire category be banned?

There are some very vocal users who feel that lore questions should be banned. From what I've been able to find, they were just sort of allowed on Arqade in the first place, as I can't find any meta ...
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What stackexchange site do questions about making custom levels belong on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do “mod-development” questions belong here? I asked a question yesterday that relates to a custom level design in a game. I am aware of the GameDev.stackexchange.com website; ...
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Should general questions about technical issues be on-topic? If so, what subset?

StrixVaria has noted in his answer to The Great Arqade Clean-Up of 2012: If [technical-isssues] questions are allowed to remain on the site, then grouping them together is a logical thing to do. ...
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Are stories about games within the scope of this site?

At what point does the games story become separated from the game itself. Some games are used as mediums to tell stories in the same vein as movies and books. Would questions about the plot be more ...
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Voting on the future of list of X questions

As of now we have several questions discussing what to do with list of X and games-rec questions: Here's a summary of all that has been said before (and was upvoted): Should we allow poll questions -...
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“Looking-for-game”

I've played a lot of games in the past, and sometimes I forget their name but am curious of finding it again. Here's an example of such a question I have asked Now, I consider these sort of ...