While the portability of mobile phones makes gaming convenient, it isn't a perfect playing experience. With touch controls, small screens, and limited specs, smartphones lack the comfortability of dedicated gaming devices. But with a few tips, you can enjoy games as if you wer ...more
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A new Windows Insider Preview, version 15055, was released on Friday, March 10. Along with the normal collection of bug fixes and new features came a secret addition to the Mixed Reality Portal in the update. Windows Mixed Reality, along with Cortana, can now teach you how to ...more
Redbox recently announced a partnership with Verizon to bring a new streaming video service called Redbox Instant to an already crowded table. No prices have been released yet for the service, but with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and many others all attempting to g ...more
Finally, the much-hyped Xbox One is out, setting the stage for an epic holiday showdown between Microsoft and Sony. While the PS4 was released a full week before the Xbox One, Microsoft's next generation system is fully equipped with the latest games and acts as an all-out med ...more
Just about anyone who's been gaming for a long time occasionally feels nostalgic for the simpler consoles of yesteryear. I don't play much anymore, but my grandmother (yes, grandmother) got me started on NES when I was about three years old, and most days I'd still take that o ...more
Game streaming has never been better. Not only can you watch your favorite Twitch streamer play, but with the new tools being added to YouTube, you can even play along with them. And now, with a solid internet connection, you can stream your Xbox One games to your phone to enj ...more
If you're a console or PC gamer, you may be quick to ignore the mobile version of Fortnite Battle Royale. The lower graphics and the switch to touchscreen controls may be enough reason to dismiss this version of the game. But don't be so quick to judge — there are actually som ...more
Augmented, mixed, and virtual reality are all a little bit different, but as many expect—including Metavision—the continuum of our next realities will converge and give us one head-mounted display (HMD) platform that can do it all. If Vrvana, a Canadian company building AR and ...more
When the Steam Link app was first introduced in 2018, I was impressed. As long as you were on the same network as your PC, you could play your Steam games on your phone. But now, it's even more impressive. By enabling a few extra settings, you can play your Steam library on mo ...more
With EA chief executive Andrew Wilson stating the official mobile version of Apex Legends won't arrive until the 2021 fiscal year, fans have to wait at least another year to enjoy their favorite battle royale game on the go. But for those who can't wait, there are ways to play ...more
At Next Reality we mostly focus on augmented reality, but that doesn't mean we're not also absolutely obsessed with virtual reality, too. If the thing that's been keeping you from diving into the deep end of VR has been clunky tethered headsets or the expensive but necessary g ...more
Apple's iOS 13 has been available for beta testing since June, and the stable release pushed out to everyone on Thursday, Sept. 19. To help you make the most out of iOS 13 for iPhone, we've rounded up everything you'll want to know, whether a colossal feature, small settings c ...more
Does executing a perfectly timed, no-scoped headshot, followed by a well-choreographed teabagging ever get old? No, no it doesn't, and neither do custom emblems for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. How else are we going to kill time until Black Ops 3 arrives? I've already covered m ...more
It has been an interesting few days in developer news. The Microsoft blog has been busy with information relative to the augmented reality space. Meta 2 has also announced an interesting development this week. Here is a collection of various tidbits that have been collecting u ...more
The older I get, the more my Friday nights involve watching Netflix at home with a bottle of Maker's Mark and a box of Oreos. Netflix is a big part of my life, and I'm not alone. YouTube and Netflix make up over 50% of all activity on the Internet, so it might be worth your ti ...more
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 th ...more
No, we aren't talking Pinterest here, we're talking your Xbox One dashboard. You can pin your favorite apps and digital downloads to the Xbox One home screen for quick access, just like you can on the Xbox 360. It's similar to the Windows 8 tiles, where you can bookmark certai ...more
Netflix is more popular now than ever, but it still has a ways to go before satisfying everyone. Whether it's a lack of availability, buggy or unattractive apps, or just not being able to find anything to watch, lots of people have their complaints. But there is a way to make ...more
We've shown you the best augmented reality headsets, and now it's time to show you the rest. These are the AR headsets you've probably never heard of or even seen. The AR headsets that, in some cases, have a shot at the big time, and may one day reach widespread adoption, and ...more
Seriously?! That's what a lot of people are saying when they found out that their Xbox One doesn't have a native streaming media player. When a new system is introduced and lacks features that the previous system had, it really pisses people off. The Xbox 360 allowed people to ...more
Let's be honest, nobody enjoys doing cardio — they tolerate it. That dreadful, loathsome feeling you experience when you're doing cardio workouts isn't unique to you, it's almost universal. Sure, it gets easier the more you do it, but there are some ways to make it better now. ...more
So you've been playing Call of Duty Mobile for some time but can't seem to get MVP at the end of the battle. Well, since the game is a competition of players and bots, you're in an uphill battle. But you don't have to languish at the bottom. With the help of these tips, you mi ...more
In old-school Konami fashion, there's an Easter egg lurking inside your Samsung Galaxy S3, and I'm not talking about gingerbread men, robots, or jelly beans. In fact, it's actually an achievement, like those you would unlock in Black Ops on your Xbox 360, and it's pretty easy ...more
So, someone on your shopping list has an iPhone. Lucky for you, Apple's line of smartphones are practically made for accessories. From AirPods to adapters, there's something for every iPhone user in your life. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the options? You've come to the righ ...more
If we were to assign a theme for the 2019 edition of the Next Reality 30 (NR30), it might be something along the lines of, "What have you done for me lately?" Many of the top names in the industry from the 2018 edition remain the same, but their positions have shuffled. The p ...more
It is almost indisputable that smartglasses and head-worn displays are the future of augmented reality. However, at this precise moment, they are still a very niche market. Those who have been in the presence of a HoloLens, Meta 2, or Magic Leap One have witnessed how powerfu ...more
Whether you're in high school or college, you no doubt will have your iPhone in your pocket all day long. To make your iPhone last the whole time and even help you out with your studies, these are the accessories you'll want to get your hands on. You might not think you need ...more
It's finally out. After months of testing, iOS 13 is available to install on your iPhone, which means over 200+ new features you can use right now. The update, released on Sept. 19, can be installed over the air or from a restore image using iTunes in macOS Mojave and older or ...more
It was definitely a shocker when Microsoft proposed cross-network play between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 last month. After all, Microsoft and Sony have been competing for the same user base for more than a decade now, and this new feature might actually decrease console s ...more
This is a 3 part Step by Step video that helps you learn how to paint a Tiger Stripe design Xbox 360 controller. This is a fairly simple task and would be a good first or second controller to attempt. Buy the paint mask you need at http://store.MyCustomXbox.com! Remember, e ...more
This is a video tutorial on how much time should follow after each coat of paint while painting an Xbox 360 Controller. Let paint layers dry on an Xbox 360 controller. Everyone should know how to paint an Xbox 360 controller! My Custom Xbox shows you how.
This how-to video shows how to take apart an Xbox 360 controller. This can be helpful if you want to color customize your controller, or if you want to modify it. Anyone can try this, and it could come in handy if your Xbox 360 controller breaks.
Are you unsatisfied with the dim green light that emanates from the big X on your XBox 360 controller out of the box? Don't live with it, fix it. This video will show you how to install new colored LED lights in your controller, making the big X a resplendent blue in this exam ...more
The G3 in Call of Duty would be so much nastier if it was just fully automatic right? There are lots of semi-automatic things in video games that really would be more fun if they shot faster, and now they will no matter what XBox 360 game you're playing. This video will show y ...more
This step by step tutorial will guide you through the process of deciding what type of paint to use for your custom Xbox 360 controller. By the end of this tutorial you should know about the different types of paint available and decide which one you would like to paint with. ...more
This is a step by step tutorial on how to prepare the different parts of an Xbox 360 Controller for painting. Make sure the controller is clean and dry. You need paint thinner and Q tips to make it clean. Painting the controller takes time and effort and if you prepare the c ...more
Video game controllers can get pretty grimey. The more greasy hands that come into contact with your Xbox, the grosser your device will get. In this tutorial, learn how to clean your controller using gloves, water and dishsoap. Follow along and make sure you know what you are ...more
An easy "How to" fix, on a broken analog stick on your X360 controller
This is a two-part step-by-step video that helps you learn how to paint a Gamer Style design Xbox 360 controller. This is a fairly simple task and would be a good first or second controller to attempt. If you've got a desire to customize your Xbox controller, what better way ...more
HDDhackr is a really cool little software utility that allows you to make any hard drive work as an XBox 360 hard drive. No need to pay a ridiculous premium to buy a cheap hard drive from Microsoft! This video will teach you how to use HDDhackr to set up a hard drive for use o ...more
Crysis was an amazing game. And Crysis Warhead was great, too. If you haven't played them, you sure missed a great ride on the action train. But don't worry, you can get your feet wet with the newest edition to Crytek's Crysis series—Crysis 2—available from Electronic Arts. A ...more
This two part step by step video will show you how to custom paint an Xbox 360 Controller with Racing Stripes. You should know how to paint and disassemble an XBOX 360 controller before taking on this more advanced paint job. Remember, everyone should know how to paint an Xb ...more
If you've ever wanted to open your Xbox 360 controller up, whether to mod it or fix it, you might have noticed it's a bit tricky. But you can take it apart, and you only need a few basic tools. So, check out this three-part video on how to disassemble and reassemble an Xbox 36 ...more
This is a 2 part Step by Step video that helps you learn how to paint an ADVANCED camouflage design Xbox 360 controller. This is not an easy task and you would be well served by trying to do a simpler paint scheme for your first controller. This involves many kinds of paint a ...more
This step by step video will show you how to reassemble an Xbox 360 Controller after completing a custom paint job or mod. This is integral and the final step of any great mod, paint or customization job. And Remember, Everyone Should Know How To Paint an Xbox 360 Controller!
This step by step tutorial will guide you through the process of how to design a paint scheme for your Xbox 360 controller. By the end of this tutorial you should know how to design multiple different masks and how you should apply those masks during painting. Remember, ever ...more
Check out this video to learn how you can play games on your Android Honeycomb device with an Xbox 360 controller. Looking for a better way to enjoy your tablet? This is it. This video will show you how to use an adapter to attach an Xbox 360 controller to your Android 3.1 dev ...more
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!
Don't let stuck buttons slow you down. If you are tired of your Xbox 360 controller betraying you because it's got dirt stuck in between the buttons, watch this video and learn how to take the entire thing apart and clean it piece by piece.
This is a video tutorial that shows you how to use the Tiger Stripe Vinyl Paint Mask found in the store at My Custom Xbox. Apply these white tiger stripe stickers is easy. Everyone should know how to paint an Xbox 360 controller!
Do you enjoy modding and customizing your possessions? Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to paint and put graphics onto your XBox 360 controller. Real simple to do in no time at all.
Controller on the blink? This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling and reassembling a Microsoft Xbox 360 console controller quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair (or custom ...more
Get a handle on controller disassembly with this free video tutorial. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling a Microsoft Xbox 360 console controller quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any s ...more
Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling a Microsoft Xbox 360 console controller quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair (or custom paint job, for that ...more
The LED's mounted behind the big X button on the XBox 360 are not very bright and kind of a bland vomit-like color. Why not replace them with a royal blue or perhaps fire-engine red set? This video will show you how to mount whatever new LED lights you wish on the control boar ...more
Get ready to take on Portal 2 on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 or PC, by watching this video showing how to beat level one. This video will take you through the entire first level of the game and explain what you need to do to get to level two of Portal 2.
In this how to video, you will learn how to disassemble a wireless Xbox 360 controller. This will be useful if you need to make any repairs. First, remove the batteries. Next, remove the screws on the back of the controller with a screwdriver. Once this is done, remove the pla ...more
I've always wanted a gigantic saltwater aquarium, but maintaining a big, beautiful fish tank is not only time consuming—it's expensive. Also, it's a potential hazard if you have children, pets or any other uncontrollable elements around the house. For five years, my laptop's ...more
There's a right way and a wrong way to get the Schrodinger's Catch Achievement in Portal 2. Would we every steer you wrong? This video will explain how to get the achievement so you can continue on your way to beating Portal 2 100%.
In this tutorial, learn how to connect your Xbox 360 to your PC by hacking it all together. This will help you use Windows Media Center on both devices and take advantage of all its features.