For a long time, video games manuals were serious business. Especially for strategy games and RPGs on the PC, the manuals would often run to a hundred or more full-color pages in length. They explained in vivid and well-written detail the history of the game world and every fa ...more
Every Friday here at Indie Games Ichiban, I will feature a sampling of reviews from the mountains of indie and vintage games that have crossed my internet connection in the past week. Each week will have some sort of theme, this week being old school turn-based strategy games ...more
Globes used to be standard in households, usurped in many ways by modern mobile and desktop applications. But one company believes they can upgrade the globe for the 21st century. PlayShifu has developed Orboot, a globe that is brought to life through their corresponding augm ...more
Okay, so you've decided to take the plunge, and participate in our Love. Earn program with a how-to article. But, for whatever reason, your article keeps getting rejected by WonderHowTo, and you're wondering, well, where's the love? We've decided to provide you with a few gui ...more
No matter what word game you're playing, whether it's Scrabble or one of its near-homogeneous counterparts like Lexulous, Wordfeud or Words with Friends, one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your opponent is knowing all of the legal two-letter words you can play. You're n ...more
The Funny Thing About Dying - A Story of Coping With Loss I remember once as a kid someone fake-punched me in the nose. This older kid hauled off with his fist and pulled the punch just shy of ruining some great and prominent Italian cartilage in the making. Somehow I stood ...more
The game has undergone many transitions over the years, since its days as LEXIKO (1931) to its briefness as CRISS CROSS WORDS to its current and amalgamated, renowned brand of SCRABBLE. There has been many editions of the word board game along that historic metamorphosis, and ...more
Phone specs get better and better each year, and multiplayer mobile games are right there with them. Instead of playing solo, jump into some real-time gameplay with co-op and player vs. player modes, and battle friends, family, and strangers from around the world. But which mu ...more
Alice in Wonderland has been around since 1865, when Charles Lutwidge Dodgson penned the novel under his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. The classic story follows Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole and into a fantasy world full of anthropomorphic creatures, like the White Rab ...more
We’ve all been there before. Relentlessly refreshing Ticketmaster and filling in those CAPTCHA codes only to receive the miserable “No tickets are available at this time” message. That’s because ticket brokers with a dozen screens and God knows how many browsers snatch up anyt ...more
If you're looking to acquire the newest iPod model or latest Xbox without breaking the bank, your first stop would probably be eBay, maybe even the Amazon Marketplace, or any of the other reputable online marketplaces and auction sites. But you probably haven't hit up the penn ...more
If you're bored of plain old Magic: The Gathering and want to play a new, easy-to-learn, and awesome variation of the game? This video will teach you how to build a deck for playing Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH), a 100-card version of Magic where no card can be repeated except ...more
Learn how to create your own card game using Adobe Flash and ActionScript 3! This tutorial shows you how to code a Flash version of blackjack, but you'll be able to expand on the principles taught in this tutorial to make your own card game in any style.
Learn how to play the newest LDS card game by James H. Fullmer by watching this video. This quick start tutorial is a fun way to get right into the game. This board game video will take you through the basics of: set-up, card structure, and game play. Role-playing doesn't get ...more
In this 14th video in a series about JAVA game development, "thenewboston" (Bucky Roberts) explains how to redefine your screen to avoid annoying flickering. Flickering in JAVA games often occurs because of time lags as the viewer watches the computer draw a new screen, pixel ...more
In order to play the game Risk, begin by setting up. Name a banker. Players choose a color. The number of players determines the number of armies. Remove the jokers from the country card packs. Shuffle the cards. Deal them face down. Players may not get an equal number. Each ...more
This video tutorial will teach you how to use the Nintendo Wii Shop Channel to download and play your favorite console games on your Nintendo Wii. To follow along, you'll need either a WiFi Internet connection or Wii Lan adapter. Instructions: 1. Click on the Wii Shop button ...more
The first thing someone sees when they start a video game (after the studio cards and legal info, technically) is the start menu. Having an intuitive, attractive one is a great way to affect people's first impressions of you game, in LittleBigPlanet 2 and elsewhere. This video ...more
Board game enthusiast Scott Nicholson reviews a new game each week showing you the pieces and rules of play, as well and demonstrating the game with friends. This weeks game, Ticket to Ride, is about collecting cards and claiming routes.
As long as your Nintendo 3DS is connected to an internet connection, you can access the eShop on the gaming device at any time and download or purchase games, apps, or movie trailers straight to your handheld. This tutorial will show you how to access and use the eShop, includ ...more
Building a really strong deck in a collectible card game represent at least half of the fun. This video will teach you some general tips and strategies you can use to stronger Yu-Gi-Oh! decks and win more games. The key: monster balance.
Poker and video games go together great, not at the same time perhaps, but there is a lot of overlap between their fans. Show your love of both by watching this video and learning how to make a pocket aces Call of Duty Black Ops player card / emblem.
Your graphics card may be a little outdated in your Power Mac, so upgrade it to a one that can handle all of your gaming needs. See how to remove the graphics video card from your Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and elect ...more
Board game enthusiast Scott Nicholson reviews a new game each week showing you the pieces and rules of play, as well and demonstrating the game with friends. This weeks game, Lost Cities, is a 2-player card game about traveling and uncovering lost cities.
Are you still one of those boring folks who use duct tape only as it's recommended, i.e. for taping stuff together? Well, get ready to be enlightened - while organizing your life a little bit - by watching this innovative duct tape tutorial. You'll learn a novel use for duct ...more
Poker in SketchUp? But isn't SketchUp a 3D modeling tool? It sure is, and you sure will learn how to create a poker game (well the table at least) using SketchUp 6 in this tutorial. Part 1: Join Alex as he uses the Move and Rotate tools in SketchUp to create a poker game. Part ...more
Who wants to play Risk the old fashioned way? No, I don't mean with armies and such, but the board game. Well, what if you wanted to play it on your wall? Then make a big game and build your own pieces, and see how to do it here. Watch the first video for making the board, the ...more
This bloke has very strong opinions about the different types of Elemental Hero (e-hero) decks in Yu-Gi-Oh! the card game. In this video he breaks down why his e-hero deck and e-hero philosophy in general are superior to others and why Elemental Recharge is a crappy card.
With football season in full swing and the famed Superbowl coming up, if you have a football fan in your life you've probably been updated as to which nights have been X-ed out on his calender for game night with the boys. Show your man you care for him - and his football obs ...more
Athletics and video game playing haven't always enjoyed a close relationship, but they certainly do now, as evidenced NFL players competing as fiercely at Madden as they do on the field. This video will teach you how to make a soccer ball or or baseball Call of Duty Black Ops ...more
Once upon a time Quake 3 was the equivalent of Black Ops now, sucking in the productive lives of FPS players around the world. Pay respect to this amazing game by watching this video and learning how to make the Quake 3 logo as your player card / emblem in Call of Duty Black Ops.
In this all important strategy video from IGN, you will learn how to get the female characters in Mass Effect 2 to like you. Getting along with the female characters, whether they are cold, crazy or cloaked in an intergalactic hazmat suit is essential to success in this game a ...more
The Twilight Hack is currently the only safe, public way to enable homebrew on an unmodded Nintendo Wii. The Twilight Hack is achieved by playing a hacked game save for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which executes a homebrew application from an external SD card
Explanation for an easy card shuffling. Learn to control the cards anyway you like! This can help you win at any poker game.
This will show you how to make a swap card for your Playstation 2 (PS2) so that you can play custom, backup, or burned game discs. All you need is an old credit hard or a hard piece of plastic.
This how to video explains how to play Texas Hold'em Poker by your position, by playing fewer hands in an early position, and more hands in a late position. Master the game of Texas Hold'em poker.
In this tutorial, we learn how to get Games on Demand on Xbox LIVE (Xbox 101). You will find all the newest games as well as classics and downloading is easy. It's the same process as downloading the demos. Just head to the marketplace and select from the title choice. You hav ...more
ios249 is a sweet little hack for the Wii that allows you to play backup burned copies of games on your console. Pirated games will work too, although we DO NOT condone piracy. This video will walk you through the whole rather elaborate process of installing it on a hacked Wii ...more
Chinese poker is not played the way most other poker games are played. While you still make traditional poker hands, there is no betting. Winners are paid out based on how much better their hands are than their opponents' hands. In Chinese poker, you are dealt 13 cards and mus ...more
Get the inside scoop on Wizard101 hacks, cheats, tricks, tips, and walkthroughs! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to find the Wizard101 chessboard bug (09/23/09). Just a quick tutorial on how to find the bug / glitch that is in Countersnipe101's house. Description of t ...more
Get the inside scoop on Wizard101 hacks, cheats, tricks, tips, and walkthroughs! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to find the Yardbirds in Wizard101. Description of the game from Wizard101: Wizard101 is an online, multiplayer, Wizard school adventure game with collecti ...more
Get the inside scoop on Wizard101 hacks, cheats, tricks, tips, and walkthroughs! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to find the smiths in Wizard101. Description of the game from Wizard101: Wizard101 is an online, multiplayer, Wizard school adventure game with collectible ...more
If you're having a little trouble operating your newly purchased Motorola Nextel i870 cell phone, let Sprint help you out. This Sprint interactive mobile phone tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the i870 cell phone by Motorola. T ...more
This how-to video shows how to play The Eye of Judgment for the Play Station 3. Have you seen Eye of Judgment for the PS3 which utilizes the EyeToy to allow you to battle other card enthusiasts over PSN? Well if you've had questions about how it's played or how Sony keeps chea ...more
Have you ever heard of Jamaica? Of course you have. It's that island right next to Cuba and Haiti. Well, that's not really what I'm talking about though. I'm talking about the board game Jamaica. This video series will show you how to play the board game with a presentation of ...more
These days, eReaders are everywhere. For die-hard book nerds, eReaders offer the convenience of a full library without having to sacrifice shelf space. Sure, there are the paper buffs who swear that you just can't take an eReader with you into the bathtub, but when's the last ...more
If you're really into Yu-Gi-Oh! or any other collectible trading card game, you know that protecting your valuable cards is important. This video will teach you how you can circumvent having to buy a deck box to protect your cards by building your own out of cardboard. Part 1 ...more
When it comes to Valentine's Day presents, let's face it: Non-handmade is best. It's not that we don't want that hand knitted heart sweater, but it's nice on the romantic holiday for a sweeter and couple-centric treat like a couple's massage or tickets to a play. However, the ...more
Want to look totally pro when you deal blackjack, or even just when you're playing Go Fish with your friends? Then check out this easy yet super impressive card shuffling trick. Cutting cards can either be boring or a spectacle, so add some spice to your card game by shuffling ...more
The iPhone has always been hamstrung by its alignment with AT&T, the worst of the big 4 US cell service providers. If you have an iPhone and are planning on unlocking it for use with another provider, or just want to use it without being connected to AT&T's network, this video ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to do a variety of very cool tricks. In the first, you will appear to solve a jumbled Rubik's cube in less than two seconds by jumping up and magically moving the pieces into place. In the second, learn how to stack dice like in a video game. The th ...more
Snake cams have become the epitome of high-tech gadgets on television and in movies. In 24, Jack Bauer is always using a snake camera to check for terrorists on the other side of the door. The video game Splinter Cell has made the snake cam an integral part to Sam Fisher's ars ...more
The one card trick that every street magician or street hustler needs to know is 3 Card Monte. With the help of this video tutorial, you'll see exactly how to perform the three-card monte throw. There is no real magic here, it's all just a sleight of hand, which is needed for ...more
The art of the con is as old as civilization, employing the skills of deception, misdirection, and the psychology of human greed and the desire to get something for nothing. In this episode Shermer employs a professional con artist to teach him the fine art of conning people. ...more
Want to learn how shuffle a deck of playing cards? In order to be a great dealer for poker, baccarat, blackjack, Texas Hold'Em or any other gambling card game, you're going to need to learn how to properly shuffle the playing cards. This "How To Shuffle" video tutorial will s ...more
Patch and optimize Hellgate: London! Former PC Gamer editor-in-chief and hardcore Diablo fan, Greg "The Vede" Vederman, gives a step-by-step how to on getting optimal performance in Flagship Studios' action-RPG Hellgate: London. The Vede shows how to: - download drivers and ...more
Forget the callsigns and titles from previous Call of Duty video games, Black Ops gives you something new to play with— playercards. Playercards allow you to create virtually any emblem you can possible think of because they're fully customizable, and emblem images can be colo ...more
Did you know that your Nintendo DSi can play music from SD cards? Well it can, and since the flow of new games for it has slowed to a trickle that's a good thing. This video will show you how you can load AAC format music files onto an SD card, then load and play them on your ...more
Trucha Bug Restorer is a powerful piece of homebrew software that you can use on your Wii to make sure that it is formatted properly in order to play burned games and use other hacks. This video will show you how to use it to set up an installation of cIOS on your Wii, which i ...more
Have you played Heavy Rain on the PlayStation 3? It's an interactive drama with a film noir touch, where the four protagonists are on the hunt for a serial killer. And this serial killers name? The Origami Killer. No, he doesn't kill origami, he kills young boys, and leaves a ...more