Hot Video Games How-Tos

How To: Fix a PS3 Black Screen of Death

In this Video Games video tutorial you will learn how to fix a PS3 Black Screen of Death. For this you got to put the PS3 into stand by mode. Press down the button located at the top end of the console for 7-10 seconds and listen for 3 beeps. Repeat this step again. Then this message is flashed on the TV screen – ‘connect the controller using a USB cable etc’. Once you connect the USB cable, the trouble shooter prompt comes up displaying 6 options. You can use the 6 options to troubleshoot yo...

How To: Capture perfect gameplay footage from your Nintendo DS

If you'd like to capture footage from your Nintendo DS, either to share online or make walkthroughs or playthroughs with commentaries, download all of the necessary files from Lifehacker, then watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to get capturing. For recording gameplay this way, you'll need a DS or DS Lite, microSD card, NDS flash cartridge, Wi-Fi connection, SD card reader and a computer (along with all of those files you need to download).

How To: Make a pool table in Minecraft

Trying to make your Minecraft world the fun, hangout Minecraft world? Watch this video to learn how to build a pool table in Minecraft. You may not be able to shark your friends on this pool table, but it makes a great addition to your Minecraft world.

How To: Create and edit items in the Dragon Age: Origins toolset

If your Dragon Age story calls for an "Excalibur" or some other type of legendary weapon, armor (armoire of invincibility, kekeke, 5 points to whoever gets the reference!), or any other type of armor but aren't sure how to make them in the toolset you're covered! In this video you will learn how to create, edit and customize your own items! So go on, make that over-powered weapon and go have some fun slaying the Darkspawn!

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 20

No need to figure out the 20th puzzle, entitled "The Origin of the Species", in Assassin's Creed 2. Here's the answers! Puzzle wheel: Start by turning the fifth ring right ten times, then turn the fourth ring left twice. Then rotate the third (and first) rings right twice, the second ring right five times and the first ring left three times. Image 1: Highlight the eye at the top of the painting. Code wheel puzzle: Ignore the numbers and focus on the Assassin motto: “Nothing is true, everythin...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 12

This is the 12th puzzle, entitled "Titans of Industry", in Assassin's Creed 2. Code wheel puzzle 1: The key here is in the “4=1” on the blueprint at the left of the screen. Line up the red 4 over the gray 1 and input the following code: 917240. Image 1: This one’s the opposite of the light-bulb “puzzle” from before – just move the dollar sign over the bulbs to extinguish them. Image 2: Highlight the glowing ball at the center of the image. Code wheel puzzle 2: Your hints here are the “2” on t...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 19

Here's the answers to the 19th puzzle, titled "The Fourth Day", in Assassin's Creed 2. Image set: What used to be worshipped by every primitive culture under the…? That’s right, the sun. Pick the five images that focus on it. Image: Find the tiny image of Earth in the lower-left quadrant of the sun. For more info, watch the whole gameplay.

How To: Fix the "open tray" problem on your XBox 360

This video is for XBox owners who are experience the "open tray" problem. This is when you insert the disc, a few seconds later, it'll ask you to open tray again, and then it won't even acknowledge that there's a disc in the tray. Assuming you know how to open up your XBox, you'll be able to see the parts of the disc drive. It consists of two parts, the part where the disc spins on, and the laser, which reads the disc and it sits just a little bit away from the middle of the drive. The proble...

How To: Clear your World of Warcraft cache

In this tutorial, we learn how to clear your World of Warcraft cache. First, you will go to your computer, then the local disk (C:), then users. From here, go to the public folder, then click on 'games', and then 'Word of Warcraft'. Once here, you will need to delete the 'cache' and 'wtf' folders. Next, you can exit out of this and continue to play your game as normal. This will clear out history from your game and make it load faster than before. If you aren't a Vista user, you will be able ...

How To: Format an SD card to FAT32 for Wii hacking

Formatting an SD card to FAT32 format, the format that the Nintendo Wii can read, is the very first step that you need to take to hack you Wii. There's a lot of other reasons to do it as well, so even if you don't have a Wii you're trying to hack but want a FAT32 formatted SD card for some other reason, this video should still teach you everything you need to know.

How To: Change your NAT settings to OPEN on a PS3

This video shows how to change the NAT type on a PS3. Go to connection settings>network settings>internet connection settings>OK>custom>wired connection>auto detect>manual. Choose an IP address that is different from your router, any other consoles, etc. Click right>automatic>do not use>enable. Press x to save settings, and test your connection. In this example, NAT type is 2. Now go to your PC and open IE. In the address bar, input router IP address, username and password. Go to Firewall Rul...

How To: Find North in Minecraft Without Using a Compass

It's easy to lose oneself when playing Minecraft and easier still to get plum lost. That's why it's always good to have a compass on hand. No compass? No problem. There are, in fact, no fewer than seven methods at your disposal for finding true north in a Minecraft world. Better still, a lot of them are accessible to you from the very moment you start playing the game.

How To: Remove the tray from the XBox 360 DVD drive

If you are serious about modding your XBox 360, and painting the console is a part of your plan, then you should paint as many parts as you can to make the coolest overall look. This video will show you how to remove the tray from the disc drive of your XBox 360, allowing you to paint it or manipulate it in whatever other way you like. This way, when the drive pops out, it will match your console, and your friends will be in awe.

How To: Install ChickHEN R2 5.03 on a PSP 3000

When Sony released the new versions of the PSP Slim and 3000 in 2009, it thought that it had solved the PSP's rampant hacking problem. They hadn't. This video will show you how to load the popular exploit / CFW installer ChickHEN R2 onto a slim or 3000 PSP, leaving it ready and waiting for whatever homebrew hacks and games you'd like to put on it.

How To: Fight the Shiva Sisters in Final Fantasy XIII

The Shiva sisters fight in Final Fantasy XIII is more to prove yourself to the sisters so you may summon them than to actually fight them. To win the battle, you must fill up the gestalt meter which appears over the sisters' heads. No one will die, one sister will actually heal you throughout the battle, but you do have a timer over your head which will give you a game over if it runs out. To begin, use Libra on the sisters to determine their weaknesses, which will make you realize that physi...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 10

Figure out the 10th puzzle, Apollo, in Assassin's Creed 2. Image 1: Highlight the lunar lander just down and to the left of the moon. Puzzle wheel: Another linked-ring rotation puzzle. Your job here is to align all the channels; do this by moving the fifth ring to the left six times, the second ring to the left four times, the fourth ring to the right three times and the third ring to the left five times. Then snap the first ring into place. Image 2: Move the cursor down between the flag and ...

How To: Install SensMe on a Sony PSP running custom firmware

Want to install SensMe on a Sony PlayStation Portable running custom firmware like 5.00 M33, 5.50 GEN and 5.50 Prometheus? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this hacker's how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over four minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

How to Walkthrough BIONICLE: The Game for the PlayStation 2

We've all played with LEGOs at some point in our childhood, but when video games took over the world, we all converted to PlayStations and Xboxes in lieu of building blocks. But soon enough, the satisfaction of childhood construction was integrated into video game format, so we could once again love LEGOs. With LEGO video games like LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Star Wars, what could go wrong? Nothing. But before those games, there was another, based not off of popular movies, b...

How To: Create and set rally points in StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

A rally point is for any building that you have that builds units in StarCraft2: Wings of Liberty. The rally points is where completed units will go when they're done. So, the most important rally point that you're going to set is going to be for you workers. You want to set them to the minerals. To learn more about the basic of rally points in StarCraft 2, watch this "basics" video.

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