Hot Retro Gaming How-Tos

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: Download Digimon World 3 on your computer

Digimon World 3, also known sometimes as Digimon World 2003 is a role-playing game created for PlayStation. Learn how to play DIgimon 3 on your computer, playing the role of Junior inside the world of Digimon Online. In this video, learn how to get this beloved video game on your computer.

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: Make your own Atari 2600 games using BASIC

It's hard to believe that gaming consoles have been around for almost forty years. It seems like only yesterday that we all needed a tempermental joy stick to play Atari Space Invaders or were dying to get our hands on a Game Genie so we could beat Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. If you are nostalgic for the good old days and can't seem to get your old console to work, check out this tutorial.

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...

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: Walkthrough The Legend of Dragoon on PS1: Part 34

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...

How To: Use Little Sound DJ to make beats on a Game Boy

In this video tutorial from 8BITches, 8BIT Ché explains how he uses Little Sound DJ, or LSDj,—the Game Boy/Game Boy Color tool of choice for amateur & professional musicians and composers—to make hot beats! Big Pick Zel expounds on his knowledge of Gameboy history, and Li'lBIT eats dinner. For more information on making beats with LSDj and a Nintendo Game Boy, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Get gil, XP, and JP quick in Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy Tactics for the Playstation marked a different type of RPG game in the prestigious Final Fantasy series. Modeled after the War of the Roses, this game incorporated war-like stratagems in combat. Unfortunately, this made the task of leveling up and accruing gii a fifteen to thirty minute endeavor every time. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to get gil (money), XP (experience points), and JP (job points) quickly so you can get the job classes you want.

How To: Edit Super Mario World levels with Lunar Magic

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this episode, see how to edit Super Mario World levels with Lunar Magic.

How To: Get the cane somaria early w/ mirror glitch in Zelda

In Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Cane of Somaria (a recurring item in the Zelda series) could not traditionally be obtained until later in the game in the Misery Maze dungeon. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to get the Cane Somaria early on with the mirror glitch. This trick does not work on the Super Nintendo console, only on the emulator and the Game Boy Advanced.

How To: Use the mirror glitch and get the cape early in Zelda

One of the great features of the Zelda games is the number of magical items at Link's disposal. In Zelda: A Link to the Past, the magical mirror item was used to switch between the dark and light worlds. In this instructional video, learn how to get the cape item early before the Master Sword and the Titan's Mitt. Note that this glitch does not work on the Super Nintendo console, only for the Game Boy Advanced and the SNES emulator.

How To: Walkthrough The Legend of Dragoon on PS1: Part 32

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 ...

How To: Do the reset curse glitch in Zelda: A Link to the Past

By performing the mirror glitch, it's possible to perform a glitch in the game aptly dubbed the reset curse in Zelda: A Link to the Past. This instructional video shows you how to perform the reset curse glitch which causes a number of odd things to occur such as the inability to pick things up and discoloration. Note that this trick only works on the Game Boy Advanced version, not the Super Nintendo.

How To: Buy and sell vintage video games

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.

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