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How To: Get Faster Download Speeds on Your Steam Games

Steam is an online platform that lets you download and play over 2,000 video games, from first-person shooters to RPGs, as well as a pretty long list of indie games. You can play on your PC, Mac, mobile device, or even your television, and it has a community of over 40 million gamers. Prices are different depending on the type of game and how new/popular it is, but they're generally about the same as what you'd pay for an Xbox or PlayStation version. They also have a decent list of free games...

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: 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: Download and Change Your PlayStation 3's Wallpaper Without Using Your Computer

The PlayStation 3 is a sweet gaming system, and even though Blu-ray discs didn't really live up to all the hype and there is still no HBO GO app available, I love my PS3. One of the coolest things about it is that you can customize it to look however you want. One of the most common ways to do this is by changing the wallpaper, but most people use their computers to transfer wallpaper images over.

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: Hack FarmVille with Cheat Engine

Many FarmVille farmers want money fast, or experience fast, or want to level up, or want to speed things up— make and earn things faster. No matter how long they play, they're not getting what they want, and that is to outshine everybody else. But you can't reach the top by simply playing the game.

How To: Play Wii games off SD cards or USB drives

While the Wii may be one the most popular console today, many people may be unfamiliar with all the many uses and features of the system. In this step by step guide, learn how to utilize the SD cards or a USB drive with the Wii (which most people are not completely familiar with). It takes you through the installation process and where the SD card/USB drive will go on both the Wii and a desktop computer. When the process is complete, you won't have to use the disc every time you play the game...

How To: Access the PS3 secret recovery menu

Learn how to access the PS3 secret recovery menu by following this tutorial. You will need a PS3, PS3 remote, and a USB charger cable. Hold the power button on your system. Listen for three beeps (as you keep your finger on the power button). The third beep will turn your system off. Repeat this process, but this time, you will hear only two beeps (one beep followed by a quick double beep). Turn your TV on and it will tell you to connect your controller to the PSP. Connect your USB cable to t...

How To: Mod GTA IV for PS3

Looking to mod GTA 4 for the PS3? Here's how to do it. This video gives you the info and links to get tweaking this already killer game. You will need: a PS3 on Firmware 3.41, an external HDD, a device to hack your PS3. Watch the vid and learn how to hack GTA 4 for PS3.

How To: Cheat on the PCSX2 emulator

Learn how to enter code breaker codes on the PCSX2 Playstation 2 emulator for the PC. Entering these codes will allow you to cheat on emulated PS2 games. YOu will need to use a variety of other programs like Daemon tools to do this.

How To: Fix the Xbox 360 open tray error

In this video we learn how to fix the Xbox 360 open tray error. First, open the console up and find the laser power. There are two screws around this laser that need to be changed. The left one should be screwed up a slight amount until it's slightly lifted. Once it's lifted, put your entire console back together. Once it's back together, you will notice that the open tray error stops coming up on your screen. You may also need to place something inside of the screw so it stays slightly up. E...

How To: Make Your Xbox 360 Games Region Free

You've had your Xbox 360 for a few years now and your game collection is pretty extensive. Maybe it's not that extensive, but it's still substantial. Now imagine that you live in Europe and you're moving to the United States. I don't know why—maybe your dad got a job offer. Don't ask me, ask your parents. They're the ones that are making you move. Anyways, as most Xbox users know, games are coded by region. Games that work in Europe might not work in the United States. Does this mean you shou...

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: 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: Put Nintendo DS games on your R4 DS

Download r4.html from www.r4ds.cn on your computer and unpack the zipped folder. Place all files in one folder. Then load your micro SD card on your computer. Now open up your micro SD and open the folder. Drag the files you downloaded in your micro SD card. Now create a new folder named games in your card. Then go to nds-roms.com. Download any game and drag that game file in your games folder. Now remove your SD card and put it in your R4. Now you can play all Nintendo games on your R4 DS. E...

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...

How To: Find the Atari Easter Egg in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Map Nuketown 2025

One of the most popular (but smallest) maps in the first Call of Duty: Black Ops was Nuketown. The tiny map allowed for maximum death tolls, making it an awesome map to play (and die) on. In the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, that map returns in the form of Nuketown 2025, a futuristic version of the same level. It was available for free on November 13th to anyone who pre-ordered the game, purchased a launch copy, or purchased the Hardened or Care Package special editions of the game, thoug...

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