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News : Alan Wake Review

Looking back on Alan Wake, more than a year and a half after its release, it's still one of my favorite games. The graphics and ambience have held up well in comparison to any other story driven game, and it's still the best third-person horror game out there, in terms of game ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Heart of Darkness

This is the third mission in Battlefield Bad Company 2 called the Heart of Darkness, where you need to follow your unit through the ruined village. But first you have to survive the helicopter ride with the hippy pilot. You need to destroy the M-COM stations to succeed in this ...more

How To : Have Fun in Iceland!

Iceland Adventure Travel Are you an "adventure traveler?" That's right an adventurer traveler! Adventure tourism is becoming a popular travel niche all over the world for adventure seekers. These are people who don't necessarily want to sit on the beach with a cocktail with a ...more

News : The Sultan

By: Miguel Molina 11 February, 2011 Come by downtown at 311 W 6th St and you well find a small restaurant name Sultan. The restaurant specializes in selling Mediterranean cuisines. This particular food relies on spice such as garlic, pepper, and other Mediterranean spices. ...more

Kick Ass at Farmville : Tips and Tricks of Farming Masters

Take some tips from the masters themselves. Kotaku interviews game developer Zynga, "who has generously offered to help, by sharing FarmVille strategy tips on how to make the most of your land, your crops, and your livestock". 13 Steps to Mastering FarmVille: Make The Most O ...more

News : Build Your Own AT-AT Imperial Walker Snow Sculpture

It's been a legendary year for snow art. First there was the Eiffel Tower penis. Then the crash-landed AT-AT. Then the beautiful snowdecahedron and the skull-shaped igloo fortress. Found on Unreality Mag, the latest newsworthy snow sculpture is every Star Wars-loving little ki ...more

News : Ride the Reverse Cowgirl

MIT students get to have all the fun... Mike Nawrot and Romain Teil constructed their fully-functional, homemade wooden roller coaster in just two weeks, aptly named the Reverse Cowgirl. We've seen lots of thrill-seeking backyard contraptions, but this one imprisons the rider ...more

Double Take : Roof Riding Skyscrapers in Kiev

When I first saw Red Bull's Photo of the Month by photographer Serge Illin, I thought I was looking at some sort of skate ramp with an amazing back drop of skyscrapers. Look again- that's no skate ramp. What you'll see in the video and images below is 18-year old pro-BMXer Va ...more

How To : Peform a Ghost Ride Heelflip on a longboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform a Ghost Ride Heelflip on a long board. First, get on your board and start to petal. Then, bring your left foot off and bring it near the board, as close as you can. Then, bring your right foot behind you and then flip your board over. ...more

How To : Land a basic kickflip

With this video, we learn how to land a basic kickflip. First, you need to learn how to olly, and become an expert with it. Next, you need to learn how to do the flick with your feet. This is a slight flick with your foot like you are trying to get something off your foot! Aft ...more

How To : Bleed air out of your car's brake system

In this video, we learn how to bleed air out of your car's brake system. To do this, you will first need to hike your car up on a jack. After this, remove the wheel from the car and then find the bleeder screw on the car. This is down at the bottom but the air will want to go ...more

How To : Change a flat BMX tire

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a flat BMX tire. First, take the wheel off with a wrench. Then, let all the air out of the tire if it's not already completely out. Next, find what gave you the flat tire and make sure you remove it from the tire. After this, grab the t ...more

How To : Ride a skateboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to ride a skateboard. First, you want to look at the board and find where the bolts are. After this, you will put your feet where the bolts are and stand on the board. Get your balance together while standing on the board. After this, you can use ...more

How To : Bleed the front breaks of a scooter

In this tutorial, we learn how to bleed the front breaks of a scooter. First, operate the vac and bleed the nipple from the brake. Then, unscrew the bleed nipple to let out any air trapped in the circuit. Brake fluid level should never drop below the minimum level during the p ...more

How To : Change the oil on a Kawasaki Ninja 650R motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the oil on a Kawasaki Ninja 650R motorcycle. First, find the oil can on the car and use a socket wrench to remove the drain plug. Let the oil drain into an oil pan until there is no more left inside of it. When finished, replace the plu ...more

How To : Change the oil in your motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the oil in your motorcycle. You will need: a drain pan, funnel, oil, screwdriver, filter, and paper towels. First, grab your oil pan and find your drain plug. Then, remove the plug and let the oil drain. After this has drained out, repl ...more

How To : Change a bike tire or tube

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bike tire or tube. First, you will want to take the wheel off of the bike entirely. Then, remove the cap from the wheel and take off the nuts. Release any remaining air, then remove the retaining washers. Now use a lever to remove the ...more

How To : Change a bike tire with CO2

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bike tire with CO2. First, you need to take the tire and wheel off of the bike. Then, release the air from the tire and then remove it from the wheel. After this, use a lever to remove the inner tube from the wheel as well. Replace th ...more

How To : Fit a road bike

In this tutorial, we learn how to fit a road bike. This can be complicated, but it's vital for your cycling experience. First, you want to make sure you are comfortable no matter what. Pedal on the bike in the store to make sure you are comfortable on it. Now, you need to adju ...more

How To : Understand the parts of a mountain bike

In this video, we learn how to understand the parts of a mountain bike. First, grab your mountain bike and go to the front of it. The front starts with the handle bars, brake levers, shifter, cord, tire, rim, spokes, and brakes. In the back, there is: a crank, rig railer, fron ...more

How To : Change a tire on a folding bike

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a tire on a folding bike. First, you need to know how the bike goes together so you can take the tire off correctly. Once you have taken the tire off of the rim of the bike, you can discard with it. You can use either strong fingers or ...more

News : Shinya Kimura is One Bad Ass Motorcycle Artist

Shinya Kimura is an artist. And his art is the motorcycle. Though a legend in Japan for some time now, the motorcycle engineer first came into the American public eye as a contestant on Biker Build-Off, a Discovery Channel channel show featuring custom bike builders. Kimura h ...more

How To : Do the "Out of Vans Skate Park" glitch in THAW

In this tutorial, we learn how to do the "Out of Vans Skate Park" glitch in THAW. First, turn on low gravity, then head to the hallway that leads into the skate park. Sticker slap to climb the fence, then find the area behind the fence and behind the black and yellow tape. Use ...more

How To : Find the right bike and bike fit for you

In this video, we learn how to find the right bike and bike fight. First, you need to think about what you are using the bike for, then look at the bikes that are included in that category. After this, you need to test out different bikes to see what type of size works best fo ...more

News : Baby Carriage's Wild Ride!

Wee-man is in a baby carriage. (Carriage is on a huge hillside going down hill, busy sidewalk) “Daddy” (Jack-Ass character in disguise) asks for directions from someone. With a gentle push the carriage is rolling down hillside. This scene is also filmed from the perspective of ...more

How To : Repack a Motorcycle Muffler

Periodically, motorcycle and ATV exhaust system can be rebuilt to maintain the proper performance and sound level expected from the exhaust system. My experience was with a dirt bike that had an aftermarket high performance exhaust installed.I bought my 99 XR400 second hand an ...more

How To : Tune your car in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to tune your car in Photoshop. First, open up the image of your car and then add in a picture of different wheels. Then, place these wheels over the existing ones on the car and blend them in, then change the color as you prefer. Do this for the ...more

How To : Change a bike tire with a quick release wheel

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bike tire with a quick release wheel. First, put your chain down and release your brake. Now, take your wheel off and then pull the tire off. Now, take the tube off by using the tire lever and pushing away from you. Don't hurt your fi ...more

News : Bicycle-Riding Robot Puts Pedals to the Metal

Robots have a long-standing obsession with tandem bikes. The first song ever sung by a computer? "Daisy Bell." If you don't recognize the title, you might nevertheless recognize the song's famous refrain: "But you'd look sweet/Upon the seat/Of a bicyle built for two." That was ...more

How To : Check the brake pads on a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250

In this tutorial, we learn how to check the brake pads on a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250. First, check the thickness of the brake pads on the car to see if they are thick enough. The rear pad is surrounded by a gold piece called the "shoe" and the rotor. The front pad has to be ins ...more

Lazy Camping : HowTo Make the Most of the Backyard

A great way to prepare for your first camping trip is to go camping in your backyard. Benefits: You don't have to worry about forgetting anything. You don't have to deal with gross camp bathrooms. You can practice setting up your tent. (As opposed to having to do it after ...more

How To : Start riding a motorcycle

In this video, Crystal Charles tells us how to ride a motorcycle. First, you will need to make sure you have protective equipment: gloves, helmet, and jacket. You can use a long sleeved shirt if you don't have a riding jacket. You will want to inspect your gear to make sure it ...more

How To : Get the beached whale easter egg in Just Cause 2

One of the great things about Just Cause 2 on the Xbox 360, is the main character is a butt-kicking, shoot first, ask questions later kinda guy. Not only does he have a parachute that he can just use at any given time, but he has an awesome grappling hook. A grappling hook! It ...more

How To : Tie a halter knot in horseback riding

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a rope halter knot. This is useful if you are about to go horse riding. First, bring it through the loop and bring the knot under the neck of the horse. Push the loop up and then make another loop and bring the end back through i ...more

How To : Fit a helmet for horseback riding

Christy Lendwehr and Julie Goodnight from the Certified Horsemanship Association explain how to know when you have a fitting and correctly adjusted horse riding helmet. First and foremost, you should wear your helmet every time you ride and you should be sure that is a ASTM SE ...more

How To : Figure out the right type of bike for you

This video discusses how to find the right type of bike for you. There are four different types of bikes: road racing, multisport, comfort sport and flat bar road bikes. Road racing bikes typically have lighter weight frames. They have steeper angles for more aerodynamic posit ...more

How To : Pop an ollie on a snowboard for beginners

Sierra Snowboard demonstrates how to pop an ollie on a snowboard. An ollie is a basic but mandatory trick when riding a snowboard. When popping up on a snowboard do not jump off of your toes. If you jump off of your toes it is not considered an ollie. Make sure that you also d ...more

How To : Cut corn off the cob for meal preparation

Here, Foodie tips instructs how to cut corn off the cob! First, get your corn on the cob. You will want to place the corn firmly, standing up straight, on your cutting board. Take your knife or cutting tool, place it on the edge and top of the cob and ride it down softly. You' ...more

How To : Ride a horse with some basic instruction

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to ride a horse with some basic instructions. This video is from Livestrong. The first lesson is how to create a correct back position that enhances our ability to stay balanced in a saddle. You should create a strai ...more

How To : Change a flat bike tire easily

In this video, Scott Paisley shows you how to change a flat bike tire. First, he will teach you how to find why the tire is flat, and how to make sure your tire is free of thorns or other debris that may flatten a new tube, should you put one in. Paisley demonstrates clearly a ...more

How To : Ride a bike in traffic

This video is a tutorial on how to ride a bike in traffic. The first rule is to obey the law. You would need to follow the laws of traffic as though you were driving a car. If there is a bike lane, use it. It is not a good idea to use the sidewalk as that is reserved for walke ...more

How To : Adjust a front derailleur on a mountain bike

The video is about adjusting the front derailleur of a performance bike. To adjust the front derailleur you have to first adjust the rear derailleur to the smallest gear. To adjust the front derailleur shift the gear to the largest. If it does not slip into largest gear then a ...more

How To : Do the express elevator hack

Most people get tired of being in the elevator, being in a rush, and having to stop at every floor to let people on. With the express elevator hack you will not have to stop any more. You can now ride straight up to your floor with ease. First, get into the elevator. Then, pre ...more

How To : Do skateboard carving at a skatepark

Park Skateboarding: Show Off Your Skills The first skateparks appeared in the 1970s, and nowadays, they're the epicenter of the skateboarding world, a place to see and be seen. That being the case, you don't want to show up to the park without your "A" game. Let our trick gui ...more

How To : Do skateboard backside disasters at a skatepark

Park Skateboarding: Show Off Your Skills The first skateparks appeared in the 1970s, and nowadays, they're the epicenter of the skateboarding world, a place to see and be seen. That being the case, you don't want to show up to the park without your "A" game. Let our trick gui ...more

News : OFFICIAL HereComeTheYANKS.com World Cup Predictions

Posted with permission via HereComeTheYanks.com What follows is the result of extensive research, history, gut instincts, hope, and just plain guessing. But it may represent the most logical progression through the world's greatest competition: the World Cup. I believe that a ...more

News : Ten foods to eat for clear, acne-free skin - part 1

You can blame your naggy mom, a crappy soap bar, and school or work stress for your acne. But ultimately, you should blame yourself. While it's true that your skin type (oily vs. dry vs. sensitive) and how your skin reacts to stress play a big part in blemishes, there is a nur ...more

Triathlons : An Introductory Overview

A triathlon is a multi-sport endurance event involving swimming, bicycling and running. The multiple phases of this event must be completed within immediate succession of each other, and the event is timed, along with the transitions between each event. With the advent of the ...more

How To : Apply a wolfman werewolf prosthetic

In this how to video, you will learn how to apply werewolf makeup. You will need the gelatin werewolf prosthetic grease paint. First, apply adhesive to the face. Next, place the prosthetic on. Push firmly on to the face to make sure it sticks properly. The lip area has to be a ...more

How To : Perform a safety check before horseback riding

In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform a safety check before riding your horse. Do your check on both sides. Go to the off-side first. When you go around, make sure that there is no wear or tear on parts where metal and leather connect. Go back and check different ...more

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