Mystery House by Sierra On-Line was the first game to feature graphics in a text adventure. The game featuring crime fiction, cut scenes and suspense is known to be the first adventure game to feature high resolution graphics. Released back in 1980, the game set a new era for the adventurers around the world.
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 ...
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.
Longing for the days of Mario Kart 64, The Ocarina of Time, and King of Pro Baseball? If you're feeling nostalgia for the Nintendo 64 games of old, watch this video and learn how to download and play N64 games on your PC.
In just a few days, the biggest expo in the video game industry will unleash the newest games and hardware from all of the major companies. Nintendo is set to unveil its Wii-replacing Project Café and Konami will showcase its upcoming lineup, including new Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid games. But what will Sony be presenting at E3 in Los Angeles this year?
Miss those classic N64 titles? Don't get mad that your mom sold your console at her last yard sale, be glad that all you have to do is watch this video to learn how to download a Nintendo 64 emulator to your PC.
Are you a gamer with a fondness for oldies, bargains & the non-mainstream? If so, tune in. WonderHowTo is excited to introduce another regular to join our cast of front page contributors: Nick Battjes, our resident indie video game expert. Nick, a graduate of video game design at the University of Southern California, is a passionate gamer & owner of 13 consoles (and counting).
In the mood to play your favorite Game Boy, SNES or Sega Genesis game? If the cartridges have been sitting around for a while, they probably need cleaning. Watch this video to learn how to properly clean a video game cartridge.
I don't know about you, but I was obsessed with handheld gaming devices when I was younger. Between my Game Boy and multiple Tamagotchis, I was guaranteed hours of entertainment that could fit comfortably in the palm of my hand.
If you've got video games that have been sitting on the shelf for months, or even years, you might be interested in selling them. Or maybe, you want to expand your collection by picking up some vintage Nintendo or PlayStation games. This video is a helpful guide to buying and selling used video games.
In case you haven't noticed, I absolutely adore video games. Most of my friends don't, so to get my fix of knowledgable video game conversation I have turned to podcasts. They're free, they feature the smartest people in games journalism, and can be enjoyed while doing just about anything. Working. Walking the dog. Crying yourself to sleep. Whatever you're into.
In the past 25 years, there have been five generations of home video games systems. Since Nintendo changed the world by releasing the NES in 1987, there has always been at least two consoles competing for dominance in the wild west of the games industry. This competition— coupled with rapid advancements in technology—has led to a new generation of battling systems coming out every five years, like clockwork.
Two new and radically different ARGs (Alternate Reality Games) have burst into the news in the last week, and illustrate the very best of an innovative phenomenon: the commercial tie-in ARG, and the public service ARG.
Today we pay homage to a phenomenon. One as diffuse and amusing as the internet itself, and as pointless as dog Halloween costumes. I'm speaking, of course, of giant games.
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?
Mario in Tetris! Pixel art-style! While the two blocky Nintendo properties are obviously a natural fit, it's hard not to boggle at the audacity of it all. The time lapse below condenses an hour and a half of playing—1,112 lines—into roughly 2 minutes. The cap doesn't quite come off, which is to say it never really goes on, but, just the same, it's a remarkable feat. SOURCE YouTube.
Want to be able to play Minecraft with all of your friends? This tutorial shows you how you can use a Mac so you can set up a server for playing multiplayer Minecraft. Download the program from the Minecraft website, then follow the procedure in the video.
As you go up the branches of the tree, you get harder and harder objects to cover in rope. This tutorial shows you a few strategies for completed some of the shibari challenges in the Philosophy level of Zen Bound 2.
Zen Bound 2 is a fun new game for the iDevice, just recently released for PC, that lets you tie up inanimate objects with rope. This tutorial shows you a few different strategies for tying the first objects in the game.
My God, she is a living, breathing, rapid-fire arcade basketball MACHINE. I'd like to see her on a real court. Previously, Beat the Claw Crane. Win the Little Piggy!
Want to get into both of the locked levels for the popular phone game Angry Birds? This video shows you how to access both of them when you're using a Droid phone. This is a very easy hack to replicate!
If you love the processing power of your personal computer, but prefer an Xbox controller to a keyboard and mouse, this tutorial is for you! You can set up your home gaming system to let you play games on your computer with an Xbox 360 controller!
Check out this video guide for Mirror's Edge on the iPad! Mirror's Edge is a single-player, first-person, action-adventure video game available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but there's also a side-scroller version for iOS (Apple's iPad and iPhone), and that's what you're going to see the gameplay for here. Watch the complete walkthrough of all the missions and see if you can get more "Bags" than Mahalo.
Antrim Escape is a newly popular room escape game you can play on your iPhone or iPad. This walkthrough shows you how to solve the various puzzles by using the objects available to you in order to escape your prison!
While the easiest way to get out of the room in Antrim Escape is the 'Emma' exit, there is another secret method to escape called 'Ethel.' This tutorial shows you how to use the Ethel method to solve Antrim Escape.
Antrim Escape is a popular game available for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You're trapped in a room and need to use what's around in your environment to solve all the puzzles so you can get out of the room. This tutorial shows you how to solve both the basic exit and the secret exit puzzles.
Spider-Man hits the iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad! In Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, you take control of Spidey, slinging webs and fighting crime. No longer do you have to stick to comic books, you can enjoy Spider-Man right from your Apple mobile device.
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.
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.
Why can't all video gaming be this extreme? I don't know much about F1 Simulators. But, man. The video below sure makes me want one.
Arcade gaming just got about a million times cooler. VirtuSphere offers an interface that captures the players movements in 360 degrees, and then translates these movements into a video game. Rumors of the technology first emerged back in 2006, but the real life application has only recently just surfaced.
This is a massive 14-part video walkthrough of GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 video game console, showing you all of the different cheat modes and how best to use them. Cychreus provides all of these elaborate cheat walkthroughs for the video game based of the 1995 James Bond film, "GoldenEye".
Dart and his friends are almost done. They just need to defeat Faust and return to the Law City Zenebatos in this part of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company fight and defeat Magician Faust in Flanvel Tower, they leave Flanvel and Kashua Glacier and back to the Law City Zenebatos to where they are exploring the city and rewriting laws so they can move about easier.
Start your battle with the Magician Faust in this section of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company fight and defeat Belzac and Kanzas, they head to Deningrad to buy/sell some stuff, through the Kashua Glacier to the Flanvel Tower, and they explore the Tower to where they are fighting Magician Faust.
You'll find yourself in Kadessa and Deningrad in this installment of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company are exploring Kadessa, they fight and defeat the Grand Jewel for possession over the Dragon Block Staff, the party leaves Kadessa just as the Divine Dragon is launching an attack upon Deningrad, the Winglies try to teleport the party to Deningrad but they are too late to stop the attack, the party rush to the castle and make s...
There's a lot going on here. In this level of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation, you'll see Queen Theresa, Sister Miranda, Shana, Winglies, and Neet. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company make a visit to the Crystal Palace, Queen Theresa gets the party to agree to stop the Divine Dragon, Shana's Dragoon Spirit leaves her for First Sacred Sister Miranda, Shana collapses and is forced to stay behind, the party leaves and goes through the Evergreen Forest, they make a ...
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There are many NES mods on the internet, but this one is pretty awesome. From Ben Heck forum:
If your old Nintendo game cartridges have been sitting around collecting dust, then check out this video for an explanation on how to clean them using Windex and some other household materials.
Check out this three-part series on how to play Super Smash Bros. Melee (advanced). This is not a beginning tutorial for all you newbie gamers, it's more detailed and advanced for pros, or semi-pros.