Watch this video series to learn how to program a game with C++. This series covers the entire game design process and builds skills that can be used in any game design.
The side-scrolling space shooter (Think R-Type) is one of the oldest and most basic of video game genres, which makes it a great place to start for novice game designers. This video will show you how to make such a game, called "Schnoopter", in Unity3D, an excellent free online game design engine. If you've never used Unity before, you should watch this series for a guide to the absolute basics.
If you've made a game using Unity3D and want to present it in the best way possible, you're going to have to use the engine's GUI tools to make some snazzy 3D menus. This video series will show you how to do so.
If you've already watched our videos on basics of Unity3D, the awesome free 3D game design engine, and want something more meaty to dig into, watch this video series for a guide to making C4KE, a charming little 4-player action / strategy romp designed by the creator of this video for a game design contest.
In this video, we learn how to install games to the Xbox 360 hard drive (Xbox 101). When you install a game to your console, it can have a lot of positive effects. The first one is: the disc won't spin constantly. This means less stress on the console, making it happier. Next, it will have a better overall performance and make the games load faster. Your system will also run quieter than before! You can install any game by going to the game details and then installing your choice of game. Usi...
Starcraft 2, like it's predecessor before it, has a very robust level editor that allows you, the DIY modder, to create nearly any scenario within the bounds of the Starcraft 2 engine that you could imagine. We have compiled videos on how to do all sorts of fun things with it, from making RPG's and Tower Defense games to just making you dream Starcraft 2 level. This video will teach you how to create a complete and advanced Tower Defense game in the Starcraft 2 editor, allowing you to create ...
Want to write Java games and applications but don't know beans about object-oriented programming? Never you fear. This free video tutorial from TheNewBoston will help you on your merry way to accomplishing just that. Specifically, this lesson will demonstrate how to make a simple animation loop. For detailed instructions, watch this programmer's guide.
Learn how to delete the game history on your Xbox 360 from Ryan Treit in simple steps. You can get rid of the nasty unused game history from your Xbox 360 by following the steps below: 1. First go to your profile, press the guide button and then slide to the left one tab to Games and choose 'Achievements'. 2. Now a list of all the games you used will be displayed in order. 3. Select the game you wish to delete and press the X button and select 'Yes' to delete the game history. 4. Delete all t...
There's a million web games spread throughout the internet now, and if you like to play them, you probably want to play them all the time. And if you play one flash game, you probably play another, maybe 10 or 20. But what if you don't have an internet connection one day? What if you can't play those web games anymore? Well, you can, and all you have to do is download them to your computer. Watch to see how to download and play web-based flash games on your computer without web access.
You can create basic 2D games with Objective C and the frameworks that the Apple iPhone already has, but the cocos2d framework allows developers to make their games much better, with animations, sprites, cool menus, special effects and more! Most game developers for the iPhone start out using cocos2d because it's a powerful tool, and best of all— it's free.
Creating a game using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3 is a great way to start the gamemaking career you've always dreamed of. If you want a game company to hire you, it will really help if you have at least one simple, creative game in your portfolio. If you want help with this undertaking, this seven-part video series will teach you how to create a simple spaceship shooting game from start to finish. The first three videos cover physics topics like acceleration, friction, and velocity, the adju...
If you've ever wanted to make your own video games and not known where to start, try Unity3D. It's a game development engine for the PC that has a free basic version and allows you to create pretty good 3D games easily. This video series will teach you the basics of Unity, including object creation and scripting.
The concept of video game etiquette is foreign to many people, including a disgraceful number of frequent gamers. The combination of anonymity and role-playing in online games can lead people to be dicks in all sorts of obnoxious ways, making a fun activity distinctly less fun for everyone. Watch this video to learn about proper online gaming etiquette in the context of Call of Duty Black Ops. These lessons extend to most games, however, and practicing them will results in people liking to pl...
Looking to create your own mod or write a game to round out your design portfolio? By using the free Reality Factory software, you can create levels, weapons, monsters and everything else that goes into writing a video game. This tutorials shows you how to create an FPS game using this freeware.
If you read a lot of video game press on the internet, you've probably salivated at the high-quality HD video footage of console games that reviewers are able to record and use to illustrate their points about games. If you too want to be able to record HD footage of XBox 360 and Playstation 3 games and put them on your computer for editing and distribution, this video will show you how to do it. All you need is a $200 device called an HD PVR, which is an external device that records your gam...
This video provides detailed instructions on how to hack into the game credits of 'Shopping Cart Hero 2'. The first step in this process is to complete the first level of the game in order to gain in-game funds. The instructor then shows how to use a cheat engine when buying an item in-game to change values within the game to whatever you choose allowing the player to have unlimited funds and buy everything they want within the game. This means that the shopping cart can easily receive every ...
This video game is available on both the Xbox 360 (XBLA) and PlayStation 3 (PSN). But this walkthrough for Castle Crashers focuses on the Xbox Live Arcade version. This series is played with two or more players at all times. Check out all the videos for the full gameplay!
The Nokia N900 smartphone suffers from a lack of quality games due to Nokia's restrictive OS, but fortunately you can get WebOS games from the Palm Pre loaded onto it pretty easily by following the steps outlined in this video tutorial.
If you've already made a game using Unity3D and want to wrap it up with a nice GUI (or graphical user interface) (or menus) watch this video for a guide to making basic GUI elements using the built in ones in Unity3D.
Monday Night Combat might be the surprise hit XBLA game of the summer, but it can be very hard to get going in the game's two main multiplayer modes. The competition is fierce and the help sparse. Fortunately for you, this video is here. It will show you a pretty foolproof strategy for winning Crossfire games while controlling the Support character.
Foosball, the tiny table-based version of soccer, is one of the most popular games in fraternity houses and bars across America. It's great for bringing four people together, and is easy to learn but difficult to master. If you're looking to improve you game, watch this video. It will show you how you can use brush passing to confuse your opponent and win more games.
Board game enthusiast Scott Nicholson reviews a new game each week showing you the pieces and rules of play, as well and demonstrating the game with friends. This weeks game, Pizza Box football, is about strategy, predictions, and of course, football.
Board game enthusiast Scott Nicholson reviews a new game each week showing you the pieces and rules of play, as well and demonstrating the game with friends. This weeks game, Indonesia, is about producing and shipping goods, dealing with mergers and acquisitions, and will take 3-5 hours to play.
Thanks to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, video games are constantly evolving to higher degrees of sophistication, with complex graphics, lifelike resemblances and storylines that create exciting experiences that relieve the tediousness of our everyday lives.
LEGO and Harry Potter unite in this extensive video game called LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Each year corresponds to the years in J. K. Rowling's wizardry series, so this is like four games in one! This 80-part series will take you through the complete gameplay of LEGO Harry Potter for the Xbox 360, but it's also available for the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PSP and Windows. For more information on this walkthrough, visit Mahalo.
We've all played with LEGOs at some point in our childhood, but when video games took over the world, we all converted to PlayStations and Xboxes in lieu of building blocks. But soon enough, the satisfaction of childhood construction was integrated into video game format, so we could once again love LEGOs. With LEGO video games like LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Star Wars, what could go wrong? Nothing. But before those games, there was another, based not off of popular movies, b...
This League of Legends: Dominion spotlight from Riot Games explains how to win a match of Dominion by providing an overview of all of the mechanics in the game. Phreak discusses capturing towers, obtaining buffs and health packs, and where to find speed shrines on the Crystal Scar map.
Learn to play Kick Pool and add variety to your billiards game. Although difficult to play, this is a great skillbuilder game if you're trying to improve your kick shots. Kick pool, which is set up by racking the set like 9-ball, is a scoring game, and games are won by scoring five points. All shots taken must be kick shots, or a shots where the cue ball hits the rail first before making contact with another ball. Learn about the rules to Kick Pool, as well as how it improves your overall poo...
If you're looking for a great game, but at a low price check out the Xbox Live Arcade section for a great list of games. One of the more popular and talked about games is Monday Night Combat. It's a third person shooter game that features different classes like Team Fortress 2. It's a fun addicting game that is sure to attract many gamers.
After 12 years Starcraft 2 is finally here to blow your mind. If you're looking for help with the game, you've come to the right place. We have tons of videos about how to do just about everything in the game. We have strategies for winning campaign and multiplayer games. We have guides to using the immensely powerful level editor. We'll even teach you how to build a Terran Barracks out of Legos. This video will show you how to use teamwork to achieve victory in 2 vs. 2 multiplayer games on B...
Pool is an amazingly challenging game that one can spend a lifetime mastering. If you're bored with it, however, and want to try a new game on your pool table that uses the same skills, this video will show you one. It explains the rules to a game called Carom Pool, which is a hybrid between pocket pool and more traditionally carom billiard games. Even if you don't' enjoy the game, the spread-out nature of the table makes it great for working on your long shots and banks, so rack 'em up!
Call of Duty? Nope. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs? Nah. Battlefield: Bad Company? Think again. This isn't any video game on the market, this is your own video game, well… your own video game logo - military-style.
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to create an Internet enabled claw game.
You would think that a video game involving teddy bears would be for young children, right? That is not the case with Naughty Bear. This video game isn't like those cute and cuddly Care Bears we all know about. It's about revenge. It's about "naughtiness". It's about teddy bears killing teary bears.
Windows Phone 7 is just beyond the horizon, and is poised to be the finest mobile phone for gaming yet released. If you want to get a head start on making your own games for the Windows phone, watch this video for a walkthrough of making a shuffleboard game in Silverlight that will work on Windows Phone 7.
There are millions of YouTube videos out there about video games. Playthroughs, reviews, commentaries, tutorials. If you want people to see and appreciate your gameplay and takes on it, watch this series of videos. It features a veteran video-game-YouTuber explaining in great detail how he sets up, shoots, and edits his YouTube videos. It covers cameras, lighting, and many other aspects of filming yourself playing a game.
Paulant Films has some great information on how to download and rip Xbox 360 games. In these four video tutorials, you'll learn how to hotswap, stealth patch, and burn Xbox 360 games.
Whether you're looking to publish your own game or just make your homebrew better, this tutorial is for you. Veteran game designer John Wick shares his insight earned from several decades of being a game designer to teach you how to write an awesome tabletop roleplaying game!
The Eagles may very well be the most played team in the Madden NFL 12, and for good reason--they're the strongest team in the game. Don't worry about forfeiting games when you see them on the other side, with this guide from EA Sports you'll learn how to slow down Michael Vick, use a Sugar Blitz for a strong defensive play, and take advantage of their weak lineback and safety.