Archive for August, 2011

The Gaming 2011 community moderator election is underway!

2011-08-12 by ivoflipse. 0 comments

With the growth of the Gaming Stack Exchange, and the loss of Grace Note as a moderator, it is time once again to hold Community Moderator Elections for 2 new moderators. The winners of this election will be joining our remaining group of moderators.

We’ve got 10 candidates so far, but if you think you would be an asset to the community as a ♦ moderator then there are still a few days left to get your nomination in.

Please visit the official election page at to participate – we need you to ask the candidates questions and vote, even if you’re not putting yourself up for election – of if you have general questions about the election process, or “big” questions for moderator candidates, feel free to ask them on meta with the election tag!

For more information on how the election will work, read on…

more »

9 Reasons Why You Need To Play 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

2011-08-10 by mana. 4 comments

999 is a masterpiece whose simple premise belies extraordinary depth. If I had guessed that a game about solving puzzles to escape a boat could blend horror, humor, pseudoscience, romance and mystery into one perfect package, I would be gambling in Vegas instead of writing this article. Perhaps this is how it was meant to be experienced; without any knowledge of the plot and the way that the game would unfold. Each revelation pulled me further into its story until the conclusion’s masterstroke made everything pay off, cementing 999 as one of my favorite video games of all time. Keeping that in mind, if these few dramatic sentences have managed to invoke any interest in the game at all, I would highly recommend that you stop reading this article and find some way to play it as soon as possible; this is the sort of game that you need to go into blind to fully appreciate.

Still here? Okay, here are 9 reasons why you have to play 999.

more »

Humble Bundle #3 – update

2011-08-07 by Ronan Forman. 0 comments

Recently The Humble Bundle got another seven games added to the arsenal. Two of these you get just for buying the bundle but another five (formally bundle #2) you get if you pay over the average price. Because of this update, and the fact you’ve only go until Tuesday to pick it up, we thought we ought to give you a quick taste of what other games you can play. If you haven’t already, check out my post for the previous five games.

more »

Minecraft Mod – TooManyItems

2011-08-05 by KevinY. 1 comments

If you play Minecraft more for its creative aspect rather than the survival feel, you may be very interested in this mod. One of my previous blog posts showcased the Single Player Commands mod. SPC has the very handy /i command, but it gets very tedious to type each command in repeatedly to fill your inventory. The answer? TooManyItems!

more »

Getting Starting in Dungeons of Dredmor

2011-08-03 by DMA57361. 2 comments

Robb recently asked a fairly simple question on the main site:

Good starting skills for Dungeons of Dredmor

What is a good set of skills for a newer player in Dungeons of Dredmor?

I dropped a quick answer down there detailing what I recommended as an “easy” build, but thought I’d use this opportunity to go in to a little bit more detail and discuss which skills do and don’t work well for a beginner, why, and what skills to look at next.

more »

The Humble Bundle

2011-08-01 by Ronan Forman. 1 comments

Recently the 3rd Humble Bundle was released. It’s a set of 5 games which would normally be worth $50 but can now be bought for what ever price you chose! But don’t pay less than a dollar or the developers involved don’t get a cent!

more »