Pony: Videogame category/threads in Fanfare February 24, 2019 6:25 PM   Subscribe

Title says it all. I'd love for fanfare to have official support for videogame threads. It has at least one club for them (Narrative Games) but the discoverability is so bad that I had to look for a thread I knew existed and work backwards. An official sidebar category would really help with that problem.
posted by Memo to Feature Requests at 6:25 PM (36 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

It's definitely on the list for when we're in a position to add new media types, yeah.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:26 PM on February 24 [1 favorite]


Yes. Please.
posted by Fizz at 6:35 PM on February 24 [10 favorites]


I would love this pony and feed this pony and call this pony George.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 6:58 PM on February 24 [7 favorites]


This seems like an interesting idea, and I'm               /This seems OK, I guess.
sure the mods will give it some thought! \     ____       /
                                          \___/    \_____/
                                              |    |
                              ________________\____/_______Not sure about this tbh.
This idea sucks and you suck!/                     \
Now give me your lunch money!                       \_____I have to go.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:41 AM on February 25 [15 favorites]


It was a bit slow to start, but once it got going the tension and the cliffhangers were incredible. I don't know what the writers were thinking dragging out that plot line where no I blocks were showing up though, it just started to seem like they were trolling. Spoilers I guess but the ending was terrible, just a whole bunch of random stuff out of nowhere and then roll credits. Anyway I'm going to watch it fifty more times before I go to sleep.
posted by lucidium at 6:51 AM on February 25 [2 favorites]


You are at a website. There is a Blue door straight ahead, a Green door to the east, and a long hallway with many different colored doors along it to the west.
>INV
You have
  A web browser
  $5
  A plate with
    some beans
  An unidentified Mushroom
>XYZZY
There is no cabal
>_

posted by Rock Steady at 8:27 AM on February 25 [18 favorites]


>THINK ABOUT BEANS
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:45 AM on February 25 [6 favorites]


They are good beans. Steamy and warm, with just the right amount of sauce. They appear to be cooling quickly while you think, though.
>_

posted by Rock Steady at 8:54 AM on February 25 [8 favorites]


 >THINK ABOUT BEANS
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:58 AM on February 25 [3 favorites]


cosigned
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:04 AM on February 25


You ponder questions about time and mortality as you watch the beans cool. It appears you have overthought the plate of beans.

You have
  A plate with
    cool beans

>_

posted by Rock Steady at 9:12 AM on February 25 [8 favorites]


Light side [Flag it]

neutral [Say nothing]

Dark side Well Actually, I know this may not be "woke" but i think if you really think about this....
posted by French Fry at 9:18 AM on February 25 [2 favorites]


Hah! I actually was just messaging with Fizz about this the other day. Yes, this would be incredibly rad. Cosigned.
posted by lazaruslong at 10:23 AM on February 25


The pony was eaten by a grue.
posted by deezil at 11:09 AM on February 25 [5 favorites]


It's definitely on the list for when we're in a position to add new media types, yeah.

I know ya'll have been thinking about changes to be made to Fanfare, is this something you'd add on once the changes are in place? Or is it something that can happen concurrently? And when will we know more about the future of Fanfare?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:13 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


I don't wanna be a pony rustler, but is there any reason why music isn't a part of fanfare? I always figured people would like a place to talk about their favorite new stuff.
posted by gusottertrout at 1:22 PM on February 25 [9 favorites]


I mean it does have something of an advantage of usually being listenable immediately without a big time commitment as opposed to a lot of the other media, so conversation would be easier. Or is that something that makes it better for the blue?
posted by gusottertrout at 1:24 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


FWIW there is some of this on Mefight Club, though regretfully in recent years I visit there even less often than I play videogames, i.e., almost never (those days of playing TF2 with y'all in the BSH era were super fun). However I do think videogames would be a good fit for FanFare and so I direct my Medi Gun on this pony.
posted by exogenous at 2:45 PM on February 25


/rushes into the room

Yes please!

/collapses with a leg cramp
posted by Celsius1414 at 3:24 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]




Old people with your Zork jokes.

Wait until my Fortnight-Zork crossover comes out! Massively Multiplayer Battle Royale Text Adventure!

> LOOK

You and 5,738 others are in a twisty maze of passages, all alike.
posted by GuyZero at 9:34 AM on February 26 [2 favorites]


Old people with your Zork jokes.

Wait until my X-COM-Zork crossover comes out! Turn-based alien invasion strategy text adventure!

> LOOK

You're in a field, behind a tree. There is an Alien to the North.

> N

You're in a field. There is a rock to the north. There is an Alien to the North.

> HIDE BEHIND ROCK

You're hiding behind a rock

> LOOK AT ALIEN

The Alien is to the North. You have a 98% chance to hit

> SHOOT ALIEN

You miss the Alien.

this joke is probably only funny to me but fuck it
posted by GuyZero at 9:37 AM on February 26 [5 favorites]


Massively Multiplayer Battle Royale Text Adventure!

You were teabagged by a grue.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:07 AM on February 26 [4 favorites]


DON'T YOU KNOW THE NEW TOEJAM AND EARL GAME COMES OUT ON FRIDAY?!?!
posted by jillithd at 12:40 PM on February 26


I'd love this too, I am super excited to talk to people about The Division 2. I only started playing the first game like two weeks ago, because it was five bucks at the game shop, and man, I am loving this thing.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:18 PM on February 26


Wait until my Fortnight-Zork crossover comes out! Massively Multiplayer Battle Royale Text Adventure!

They already made that, it was called LambdaMOO
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:23 PM on February 26 [4 favorites]


They already made that, it was called LambdaMOO

oh shit

you have no idea how called-out this is for me because I maybe spent like half of undergrad on LambdaMoo

It's also a huge personal failure that I did not beat you to that joke myself
posted by GuyZero at 3:30 PM on February 26 [2 favorites]


You were beaten by a cortex.
posted by Celsius1414 at 4:32 PM on February 26 [3 favorites]


There are many places on the internet already to discuss video games.
And they are almost uniformly terrible. I would welcome this addition to Fanfare.
posted by subocoyne at 5:44 PM on February 26 [6 favorites]


I don't wanna be a pony rustler, but is there any reason why music isn't a part of fanfare? I always figured people would like a place to talk about their favorite new stuff.

I think the music subsite more like projects (but musical) rather than a category to discuss new musical releases.
posted by freethefeet at 3:23 AM on February 27


I think they were talking about music the general subject not Music the subsite.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:52 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I meant a place to share your favorite albums, songs, or music videos like they have for movies and books, not just MeFite created stuff.
posted by gusottertrout at 3:54 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]


I'd love more videogame discussion! also, have there been no more narrative games out lately, I want to play more stories
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:41 AM on February 27 [2 favorites]


AAA has been fully eaten by the Live Services monster, alas, and there aren't many high-profile AA/B publishers out there other than Devolver, who mostly do action games, and Paradox, who mostly do strategy games.

The narrative games are out there, but they're definitely harder to find than they used to be.
posted by tobascodagama at 12:50 PM on February 27


I'd absolutely love to see these! I'm especially excited about multi-player games like Stardew Valley and MMOs. Or I will be when I get a computer to run them that isn't ten years old.
posted by Freeze Peach at 2:54 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I meant a place to share your favorite albums, songs, or music videos like they have for movies and books, not just MeFite created stuff.

The obvious solution is to record a cover version of whatever song or album you want to discuss then post it to Music.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:37 PM on February 27 [3 favorites]


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