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.
The biggest problem with having a lot of gaming systems lying around the house is the clutter. Each device has several cables and adapters that need to be plugged in somewhere and it could leave your gaming area look something like this... Not a pretty sight, huh?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Why should PC users have all the fun? This video shows you how you can download and install a copy of Cheat Engine onto your Mac computer. Now you too can hack all the online games like FarmVille and Pet Society!
The Kinect is a powerful piece of technology you can use to do more than just play games. This tutorial shows you how to construct a basic green screen using the Kinect, and then you can use the Wiimote for even greater 3-D functionality.
Not only does this tutorial teach you how to effectively hack the iPhone version of Plants vs Zombies, it also shows you how to do it without having to go through Cydia every time you want to play a game!
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.
Become a master at Bejeweled Blitz for the iPad or iPhone platforms! This tutorial gives you a few strategy tips for improving you game. And, if you don't want to succeed honestly, there are also a few cheats you can use to inflate your score.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
This video will take you step by step on how to do some basic memory editing and hacking in Super Mario All Stars: Super Mario Brothers 3.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes the save feature stops working for the old Super Nintendo games. But you can't fault them for that, everything has a limit and chances are you've drained the poor battery dry. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to replace the SNES game battery. So before you throw away that game, check out this tutorial instead.
Super Nintendo cartridges are very prone to accruing dust and for those few faithful who still plug away in this classic console, some maintenance is called for. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to clean out your old SNES cartridges. This tutorial also includes replacing the game save battery in the SNES, pretty handy.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to cause Link to seemingly float around the map in Zelda: A Link to the Past. This effect also allows Link to interact with the environment while he's floating around (slashing monsters, etc. ) The easier way to keep yourself in glitch form without the use of spells is be near the tree so when you are inside the Like Like, talk to the tree and when you are free you get bounced back by the angry tree and during that stun you can let go all ...
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.
You can obtain the magic hammer earlier than the game intended by using the mirror glitch. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to use the mirror glitch to get the hammer item in Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Like most RPG games, accruing money in the classic Nintendo game Ultima Exodus is a long grueling task. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to quickly gain the cash you need to save the world. With this video, you should be able to rack in at least 20,000 gold in an hour.
Ever wonder how you get debug mode in the classic Sonic and Knuckles game? It's not directly possible, but, by exploiting a class 7 bug (very severe as it'll crash the game) with Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you can. There's only one requirement: you've obtained all the emeralds and have the ability to transform. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to get this mode in the game.
By using the mirror glitch, it's possible for Link to enter the Dark World earlier than the game intended. Take a look at this instructional video and learn where and how to perform the mirror glitch to travel to the Dark World early on in Zelda: A Link to the Past. Note that this glitch works on the Game Boy Advanced and the SNES emulator, but doesn't work on the Super Nintendo console.
In Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Titan's Mitt is a handy item that allows Link to lift heavy objects. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to get this time early in the game by using the mirror glitch. In order to get this item, you will need the magic hammer.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use a glitch that allows Link to scroll past walls and obtain the key item in the Tail Cave dungeon. From the classic Gameboy game Zelda: Link's Awakening, this glitch occurs in the sidescrolling boss pit screen in the first dungeon.
For those familiar with game design and programming, the classic Sonic 3 game offers a variety of very interesting bugs. One such case in in Mushroom Hill. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform the Blimp bug on this map while on debug mode. If done correctly the scrolling background will approach speeds up to 32,769 pixels a frame!
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.
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.