In last week's guide, we covered the best places to purchase digital copies of computer games online. This week we'll cover another type of downloadable content: those available for video game consoles. Every major console out today either has or plans to have a DLC platform, but which one is the best? If you don't like leaving your house and want to play console video games, which console should you get? Below I will break down what the online marketplace offers so you can decide which conso...
The biggest problem with having a lot of gaming systems lying around the house is the clutter. Each device has several cables and adapters that need to be plugged in somewhere and it could leave your gaming area look something like this... Not a pretty sight, huh?
While the PlayStation and Xbox models may rule the current world of gaming, there are still those who love to keep it old school. The grittiness, toughness and nostalgia that is laced throughout old gaming consoles appeals to many people. Every time I play Donkey Kong 64 (with the expansion pack of course!), I revert back to the days of Sunday morning cartoons and only worrying about homework.
With the emergence of rumors that Amazon, Google, and Samsung are all making their foray into the gaming console market, it's a possibility that our Android-powered mobile devices might become tools that play a central role.
Mobile gaming, in case you haven't noticed, is huge. From the astronomical popularity of Candy Crush Saga, to the ease of using old school emulators, we love gaming on our mobile devices. The future is also bright, just take a look at the Oculus Rift, an immersive virtual world that just might change the way we view and play games.
You know how annoyed you get when you put a quarter into the vending or washing machine and it gets stuck? There's a quiet rage that boils inside you. Now, imagine that quarter is a sixty dollar video game, and it's stuck inside your brand new, four hundred dollar PlayStation 4 system.
Do you want to be able to play games for free on your XBox 360? If you have some time and patience, hacking the console is probably the next step for you, and the first step in that is flashing your disc drive. This will delete it's native firmware, which does not recognize burned discs, allowing you to load your own custom firmware that does. This video series will teach you everything you need to know to flash each of the major types of disc drives used in the XBox 360, and have you well on...
Painting the console case of your XBox 360, or any other console for that matter, is a great way to customize you favorite toy. This video will show you how to paint a XBox 360 properly with spraypaint, including sanding, priming, and painting. Off-white is so boring, give your XBox some style for Pete's sake!
If you want to have any kind of impact in the discussion of video games online (and that is one big and jaded discussion) it will behoove you to be able to capture images of the games you're playing, be they console or PC. It's easy for the PC, but many people have no idea how to capture screenshots or videos of their console gameplay that they can share later on their computer. This video is here to clear up that confusion, showing you how to install a PCI TV card in your PC that will allow ...
In this video you'll see different methods for emulating some of the major console games on your PC, such as Atari, NES, PS2, Xbox, N64 and Wii. An extensive tutorial with everything you need to know to emulate your favorite games right from you PC. You don't have to lug those clunky things around anymore. Here you find an alternative on playing your games right from any PC, either yours or buddies. Fun right at your computer screen whenever you want, its also a good backup just in case anyth...
If you want to stream your Xbox 360 and PS3 games online so that others can watch you play console games on Twitch.TV or Own3d.TV, this guide will help. You'll need to own a Hauppauge HD PVR and have access to XSplit Broadcaster, a program that streams video sources from your computer to popular streaming websites.
If you're tired of paying $60 for new XBox 360 games or waiting years for them to get cheaper, you should probably mod you system. This will allow you to play burned copies of games for free (no time to get into the moral implications here). The first step in that process is flashing your disc drive and installing custom firmware on it that will recognize your burned game discs. This video will show you how to flash the Lite-On drive used in many XBox 360's. If you don't have the Lite-On driv...
Did you know if that if you tilt your XBox machine you can seriously ruin your game discs? Tilting the console will cause grinding, which can make a huge circular scratch around the bottom of your game discs. In this tutorial, learn how to fix your games at home so that you don't have to replace them.
By enabling the dev console in Fallout 3, you can give yourself exactly the same kind of superuser game access that the developers have when they are working on the game. Here's an extensive list of console commands you can use to get all sorts of great stuff.
Bavarian Soundwerks teaches you how to install a DICE BMW iPod & iPhone integration Kit in BMW X3 (E83). Go to www.bavsound.com for any questions that this video doesn't answer.
When you enable the dev console for CoD 4, you can get into the developer's menu and give yourself all sorts of cool tricks, extra equipment and more! This video shows you a few commands you can enter when the console has been enabled.
By enabling the console, you can give yourself as much gold and XP as you want. You can even make yourself unkillable, no matter how many darkspawn, rage demons or reavers you face down! This video demonstrates how you can enable the console and a few useful commands.
Installing colored LED lights in the cases of various electronic devices is nothing new. People have been doing it to PC cases for years. THe XBox 360's massive size and power make it a particularly tempting target. This two-part video will teach you how to put some LED lights in the case of your XBox 360 console, making it look very much cooler. Impress your fellow gamers with this easy mod!
Some players might encounter a few bugs when playing the Oh My Papa Melissa mission in Fallout: New Vegas. If you are playing on a PC, you can open up the dev console and manually enter a few commands to fix this bug.
If you're having some problems playing Call of Duty: Black Ops because your computer can't quite handle everything, you can use the console commands to scale everything back a bit. This is a great stopgap to use until the patch comes out.
Give yourself all the sovereigns or XP you could possibly want, or have everyone wearing the Juggernaut armor. This tutorial shows you how to enable the console for Dragon Age, and then enter a variety of cheat codes to get all sorts of great stuff! (works with the Steam version, too!)
If you've already enabled the developer console, you know you can access the cheat menu in the game and enter codes to give you crazy cool stuff. But what to get? Here's a list of codes that you can use to give yourself immortality, kill every enemy in your immediate area, give yourself unlimited money and, of course, play in God Mode!
This handy video tutorial presents instructions for getting an Internet browser on your Xbox 360 game console without any mods. All you'll need to follow along is to configure Xbox Media Center, or XMBC, to use the computer you use to surf the Internet. Get a web browser on your Xbox with this how-to!
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to load virtual console games onto your Nintendo Wii. You'll need the Twilight Hack and an SD card for this process. The Twilight hack allows you to run unofficial software through the SD (Secure Digital) card inserted into your Wii. Since the Twilight hack was found through the lastest Zelda game Twilight Princess, the game needs to be loaded every time before you can run any "homebrew" software.
This tutorial shows you how to make an alien console in Zbrush. You will also learn how to work with hiding geometry. Make sure you understand or watch the "Create displacement maps in Maya" lesson first if you don't know displacement already.
Know the right thing to say – and do – if your loved one suddenly finds themselves out of work. This video will show you how to console your partner if they lose their job.
If you ever use NS lookup in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, you have to permit the machine running it to accept zone transfers. To do so, follow the instructions in this video. This video will show you how to use the name servers tab in DNS to allow machines to receive DNS lookups.
Whether your have the old 'fat' Xbox 360, or are lucky enough to have the newer, slimmer version, this tutorial shows you how to set up a Kinect with both models. Make sure you have all the right cords before you start!
This is a nifty little place to hide your marijuana, drugs, keys or treasure map. Hide anything you don't want someone to find by opening up the Playstation 2 and hiding things in the HD slot. It's totally covert. Caution, it's not smell-proof, so don't hide anything drug dogs could sniff out.
By circuit bending low voltage electronic devices, you can transform your old unused toys into musical devices or to create visual manipulations. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to bend an old classic Nintendo. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to circuit bend the NES in such a way that you'll be able to produce cool distortions while in gameplay. Remember to exercise caution when circuit bending.
Disconnect all wires from XBox. Hold power button for 2 minutes to clear electric charges from XBox. Remove hard drives by pulling hard drive button and just straight up. Remove faceplate in XBox by gripping on the sides. Remove the bottom and top panels. Separate them. You'll hear a pop when they release. Complete separation by unhooking the tabs with your fingernail. Use a Tore T10 star screwdriver to remove the 6 screws in the video. You don't need to remove any other screws. Set them asid...
Are you dying to show off walkthroughs and glitches on your PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii console? This video tutorial will walk you through each step of the way and teach you how to set your hardware so that you can record your plays on your console, no matter what it is.
Want to learn how to broadcast live & record from your game console while viewing game-play in HD - using the BlitzBox B1-HD (for under $100). THis is an easy way to record your PS3, PS2, XBOX 360 or Wii games.
In this clip, you'll learn how to rip the Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console to a bootable USB thumb drive. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over five minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
This tutorial shows you how to get input from a console window inside of C#.
Want to know how to replace autoexecnt and userinit.exe files from the Recovery Console? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
This Blitzcast box will let you broadcast live & record from your game console while viewing game-play on TV - using the BlitzBox. The new Blitzbox B1-HD now allows you to play those games in HD.
In this clip, you'll learn how to create a bootable repair disc image in Microsoft Windows XP. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this how to video, you will learn how to disassemble a wireless Xbox 360 controller. This will be useful if you need to make any repairs. First, remove the batteries. Next, remove the screws on the back of the controller with a screwdriver. Once this is done, remove the plate. Make sure the front is facing downward. Next, pull out the buttons if you need to. Next, unscrew the screws on the back side of the front plate. Next, remove the joysticks and remove the rumble motors by unplugging t...
To take apart a PS3, you will need the following tools: Phillips-head screwdriverPliersTiny Phillips-head screwdriversTiny flat-head screwdrivers