Games here cover all genres, including (but not limited to) sports games, platform games, first-person shooters, role-playing, and strategy titles. Discussions of what constitutes a computer game, as well as general discussions of what makes a good or playable computer game, for example, would also be on-topic here.
Links or pointers to UK focused web sites relating to personal computer gaming are welcome, but should not be repeated more than once a month.
Reviews, hints, tips and cheats are welcome, however spoilers should be protected with spoiler space of between 20 and 25 lines. Long reviews or solutions (100 lines or more) should be placed on a web page, and their URLs posted.
Questions about technical problems specifically related to the running of computer games may be posted, but a better response will likely be gained by posting to a general computing group in uk.comp.* or elsewhere. This group is mainly focussed on games, not hardware.
Discussions related to piracy are very strongly discouraged and unwanted, as they tend to quickly become inflammatory and have a negative impact on the group.
Posts regarding both computer gaming and other types of gaming (for example, comparing the PC version of a game to the Gamecube version, or regarding interconnectivity between consoles and computers) may be crossposted within the uk.games.* hierarchy, but followups should be set to one group if the subject matter deviates from that which all groups are concerned with.
Cross-posting to newsgroups outside of the uk.games.* hierarchy is strongly discouraged as it may invite postings which do not conform to this charter.
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