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What are the requirements for asking a game identification question?

TL;DR: Game-identification questions are okay only if you include screenshots, audio, or other tangible media from the game. We use the tag game-identification for asking questions about games ...
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How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/Crash question?

Below is a list of things which if you include in your question should protect you from being down voted/closed (unless it's a duplicate). Users can also just link back to this if a question lacks ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

/r/tipofmyjoystick https://old.reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick/ This is a subreddit dedicated to answering game identification questions, and allows identification questions without any sort of assets.
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

If the game you remember has a clear Science Fiction or Fantasy theme, then you can ask on our sister-site: Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange Please see their helpful video game ...
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Where can I ask technical troubleshooting questions about modded Minecraft?

This will depend entirely on the mod that you're having issues with, but: Reach out to the Developer or Community Team surrounding the mod Minecraft has stabilised a lot over the years, and most of ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

The Gamingsuggestions subreddit on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/gamingsuggestions/ This is a Reddit community focused specifically on suggesting games to play based on criteria given by the user. ...
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What to do before asking a minecraft-commands question?

The first thing you should do before asking a question is read this guide to Minecraft Commands, to make sure that you know the basics. The second thing to do is to make sure to search Arqade to see ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

The Bridge If you have at least 20 reputation, you're welcome to join us in The Bridge, Arqade's main chat room. Most of the regulars have played quite a few games, and might be able to identify the ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

The Bridge If you have at least 20 reputation, you're welcome to join us in The Bridge, Arqade's main chat room. Most of the regulars have played quite a few games, and might be able to suggest a game,...
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What's the official stance on console emulation?

The essence of emulation is to run software in environments that are not or no longer supported. Consider the case of DOSBox: DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox ...
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I want to ask a question about a game which has no tag yet, how should I tag it?

Tags can't be created without questions, just ask your question and use an irrelevant tag and add a comment asking for a user to add the proper tag.
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

Video Game Recommendation Engine https://apps.quanticfoundry.com/recommendations/gamerprofile/videogame/ If you are looking for recommendations on what to play, you can give this engine 3 or more ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

Steam's Interactive Recommender A new release by Valve, the Interactive Recommender analyzes games played by Steam users who have played the same games as you, trying to find games you might enjoy, ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

/r/flashgames https://old.reddit.com/r/FlashGames/ A subreddit dedicated to the discussion of Flash games as well as identifying flash games. Similar to /r/tipofmyjoystick but more focused within ...
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I want to ask a question about a game which has no tag yet, how should I tag it?

A tag cannot exist without a question. If you have a question about said game, just ask it and tag it with pc or something, but do mention in your post about what game you are talking, so someone with ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

The "What was that game called" Thread on Kongregate https://www.kongregate.com/forums/3-general-gaming/topics/57132-the-what-was-that-game-called-thread?page=1 If you have a Kongregate account or ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

r/cade For recommendations about arcade gaming hardware / diy https://www.reddit.com/r/cade
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

#identify-a-game on the MobyGames Discord MobyGames is a site dedicated to cataloguing video/computer/mobile/etc. games and their public Discord (accessible from the site footer) has a channel ...
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I want to ask a question about a game which has no tag yet, how should I tag it?

I think after making a question you can flag it for moderator attention with the other reason and then just ask them to make the tag. Apparently >300 rep users can make tags: https://gaming....
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