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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Purchase and hook up an Atari 2600

In its heyday the Atari gaming console was the Playstation of the 80s. Sure, you could download some wannabe emulator, but why not go a step further and purchase an actual Atari. They're still floating around and just think how cool it'll be to play pong in hi-definition.

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.

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.

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: Get Your Hands on the New SNES Classic Edition

Nintendo's Super NES Classic system, a pint-sized version of the iconic Super NES from the '90s, is highly anticipated in the gaming world. The retro system has already met its fair share of controversies and it's been a long journey to preorder. Finally, the Super NES Classic is officially available for preorder, but it's selling out fast.

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: 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 45

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.

How To: Walkthrough The Legend of Dragoon on PS1: Part 15

In Hellena Prison, save the King from his execution… save the day in this level of The Legend of Dragoon for PlayStation. This video walkthrough takes you from where Dart and company are racing to the top of Hellena Prison to save King Albert from execution, they fight and defeat Fruegel, Lloyd steals the Moon Gem from Albert, Lavitz turns Dragoon in an attempt to help King Albert and gets slain, King Albert joins the party, they all go talk in Seles to where they travel to and explore the Bl...

How To: Mod XBOX, PS2 and Nintendo Game Cube

In the 3rd episode of thebroken Kevin and Dan show how to mod the original XBOX, the PS2, and the Gamecube. But the show kicks off with a couple 40z and some easy tips on how to crack windows passwords. Ramzi busts out with his best hacker tip yet, a self-destructing laptop! and what's it like for a hacker in jail? Kevin gets the details as he chats up hacker 1, Kevin Mitnick.

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