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Just to clarify: are game-recommendations off topic on Arqade?

Game recommendations are off-topic and there's a close option for off-topic -> game/software/hardware recommendations.
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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. ...
13 votes
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Should we have a migration path to Software Recs for game recommendation questions?

No, for the same reasons we don't migrate to GameDev. SoftwareRecs' policy on games is extremely strict. Game questions there must solve problems- not alleviate boredom and not solve a particular ...
10 votes
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I have a potential recommendation question

Your question, as it is, is not an off-topic recommendation question. The question isn't a request for subjective recommendation advice, unlike the ones described in the Stack Overflow blog post, &...
10 votes

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,...
8 votes

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 ...
7 votes

Should we give a website recommendation for off-topic identification and recommendation questions?

The problem with adding non-stack exchange sites in a custom close reason is that it means we're endorsing those sites as being a reliable and high quality resource for those types of questions. Might ...
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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, ...
5 votes

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

This would be a recommendation question, which is off-topic here.
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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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Identifying a publisher, not a game, by a game feature

TL;DR: If it would be anywhere, it would be here. Here, though, we've decided they're not on topic. Your first example question, "Which publishers would be angered if a game I'm developing were to ...
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2 votes

Add a link to The Bridge chatroom for Game Recommendations in the FAQ

Following a larger discussion around how we can better help users that visit our site, Arqade now has a community faq question for suggesting good places to go for recommendation questions (that are ...
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1 vote

Should we give a website recommendation for off-topic identification and recommendation questions?

Following a larger discussion around how we can better help users that visit our site, Arqade now has two faq questions for suggesting good places to go for off-topic Identification and Recommendation ...
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