How To: Fix Your Game Controller's Analog Stick with a Furniture Gripper Pad

It can get pretty chaotic when you're gaming. When you're playing a fast-paced game like Black Ops, frustration, urgency, and confusion will lead to a sudden loss of control, i.e. a panic attack. There's an enemy at your six and you try to spin around, but it's too late—and that sudden rush of adrenaline will tear your controller to shreds. It's a step beyond mere button-mashing, because it's not really intentional—you just put a little more force on that thumbstick than needed. And now you'r...

How To: Walkthrough Castlevania as Reinhardt Schneider on the Nintendo 64

If you've already beaten Castlevania 64 using Carrie Fernandez, then it's time to try out Reinhardt Schneider. This video walkthrough series will show you in 21 parts how to defeat Castlevania for the Nintendo 64, the first 3D game in the Castlevania series. Reinhardt is the whip-wielding heir to the famous Belmont Clan, and it's up to him to defeat Count Dracula! Watch the whole video series for all the vampire hunting action!

How To: Walkthrough Super Castlevania IV on the SNES

Watch this 11-part video tutorial on how to walkthrough Super Castlevania IV on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Anybody who's owned an SNES knows this video game is a classic! It features the same plot and premise as the first Castlevania on the NES, and it was also eventually released on the Wii's Virtual Console. Cychreus provides these video walkthroughs of the classic SNES game.

News: Custom Made MAME Arcade Cabinet

JeremyThroopityThroop posted this awesome hand built MAME arcade cabinet to the WonderHowTo Company Blog. Check out the stats here, and if you're interested in building your own, fellow WonderHowTo user Walter Teruya has also contributed a two-part tutorial, which can be found here and here.

How To: A Guide to Downloading Console Games Online

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...

News: Is the Metascore Algorithm for Rating Video Games B.S.?

Guiding internet users to useful content is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. This process is called aggregation. Google and other search engines form the top of the food chain, aggregating all of the content on the web in response to queries. There are all sorts of other important aggregators though, and you probably use at least one every day: Fark and Reddit for web content, Rotten Tomatoes for movie reviews, and Metacritic for a variety of media, but most importantly, vid...

How To: Walkthrough Castlevania as Carrie Fernandez on the Nintendo 64

This is the first 3D game from the Castlevania series, and it's solely for the Nintendo 64! This 18-part walkthrough series will cover everything involved in beaten Castlevania 64 using the Carrie Fernandez character. She's a young orphan gifted with dangerous magic powers on a vampire hunting mission to stop Count Dracula's impeding return to power. Watch and learn! Then try out defeating the game using Reinhardt Schneider.

How To: Cut lexan for a control panel overlay for an arcade

In this video we get to see how to cut a lexan for your control panel overlay. First we have to lay the control panel on the lexan. Now go to any corner. We use just three tolls in our process two drill bits and a scoring tool. Take the scoring tool and drag it along the sides so that the lexan breaks or cracks. There is no reason to worry since lexan is very easy to work with. Now take the torn lexan and place it on the top of the panel. Clamp it using the clamps at the corners. Now we take ...

How To: Step Up Your Yard's Game with These Concrete NES Stepping Stones

In the mid-80s, the Nintendo Entertainment System was released, and it not only revitalized, but also revolutionized the video game industry. With games such as Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, and Metroid, the NES went on to become the best-selling gaming console of its time. Even though the console is several decades old, it is immortalized in the world of gaming and will forever be known as the standard for gaming consoles. As if that isn't enough, Instructables user fungus amungus has ...

News: The Recycling Entertainment System: What Rock Band Would Have Been Like in the 8-Bit Era

As advanced gaming systems continue to evolve, older classics like the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) are one step closer to extinction. They're rotting in the basements of gamers. They're gathering dust at the local pawn shop. Or worse... being thrown out in the trash like a used up condom. But not everybody is getting rid of their NES—or more specifically, their NES controllers.

News: Dust Off Those Old Nintendo Cartridges, Hyperkin Is Here!

Do you remember when video games came on tiny chips in plastic cartridges? When the CD and 3D graphics just meant ugly games with long load times? Before epic cinematics, spoken dialog, or cordless controllers? Do you still have all of your old games and lament that the consoles, cords, and controllers required to play them have either been stolen by exes or broken while moving apartments?

How To: Cherry mod the Sanwa JLF video game joystick

Sanwa Denshi's JFL series joystick is one of the most popular ones on the market, and a lot better than the standard joysticks out there. If you want great gameplay, you need the right equipment, but that's not to say the JFL doesn't have it's faults. Sometimes, even the best gaming equipment needs modded every now and then, and that's where the Happ Cherry Micro-switches come in. You're JFL joystick will reign supreme. This three-part series will show you just how to do the Cherry mod.

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