It's typically not the kind of video game you would see on WonderHowTo. Instead, you'd learn about games with gruesome zombies or beer guzzling dwarfs, even a controversial, dystopian war. But Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure deserves some serious praise. The Flash game fol ...more
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Most days, getting through an eight-hour work shift is a struggle. There are a million places you'd rather be, and none of them include your desk. It's difficult to find the motivation to tackle the growing number of emails in your inbox when your mind is back at home, comfort ...more
Augmented reality can be used to fascinate and entertain, but it can be applied in the workplace. While companies on the entertainment end received their votes of confidence via funding, two companies working with enterprises demonstrated their worth by teaming up to pursue c ...more
Smartphone games are getting pretty good these days, but they still can't beat the retro appeal of a good emulator. I mean, who wouldn't want to have their all-time favorite console and arcade games tucked neatly in their front pocket? Classics ranging from Super Mario Bros. t ...more
LEGO and Harry Potter unite in this extensive video game called LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Each year corresponds to the years in J. K. Rowling's wizardry series, so this is like four games in one! This 80-part series will take you through the complete gameplay of LEGO Harry ...more
You would think that a video game involving teddy bears would be for young children, right? That is not the case with Naughty Bear. This video game isn't like those cute and cuddly Care Bears we all know about. It's about revenge. It's about "naughtiness". It's about teddy bea ...more
This video game is available on both the Xbox 360 (XBLA) and PlayStation 3 (PSN). But this walkthrough for Castle Crashers focuses on the Xbox Live Arcade version. This series is played with two or more players at all times. Check out all the videos for the full gameplay! Cas ...more
Saw is no longer just a movie, it's a video game, and you can play it on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows. With this video walkthrough series from Committed Gamers, you can BEAT IT (for the Xbox 360). Saw: The Video Game is just like the films— horror-filled. In the g ...more
Disney's animated film Toy Story 3 beat all expectations at the box office, and is now the highest-grossing movie of 2010 in North America and second worldwide. Can Disney Interactive Studio's Toy Story 3: The Video Game match the success? Who knows, but no matter how successf ...more
Earthworm Jim is a classic SEGA video game from the early nineties that made its way to almost every conceivable gaming console known to man. Now, the Xbox 360 gets it chance. The remake is entitled Earthworm Jim HD, and has been available on the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) since ...more
Thirteen isn't an unlucky number for this Limbo walkthrough; it's the number of videos in this series, a series which shows you the complete process, through trial and error, life and death, and as least amount of edits as possible. Limbo is a minimalist game, specifically a ...more
There are millions of YouTube videos out there about video games. Playthroughs, reviews, commentaries, tutorials. If you want people to see and appreciate your gameplay and takes on it, watch this series of videos. It features a veteran video-game-YouTuber explaining in great ...more
Call of Duty? Nope. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs? Nah. Battlefield: Bad Company? Think again. This isn't any video game on the market, this is your own video game, well… your own video game logo - military-style. Learn how to make a military-style video game cover in Adobe Photosho ...more
Create your own spinning picture frame with just a few dust-collecting items in your home! This video from Nextraker will show you how to build this interesting three-way picture frame, consisting of 6 open photo slots. You can simply put it on a hard surface, or you can make ...more
Check out this tutorial and learn how to jump off of..nothing! This trick is the kind you see in a lot of video games and now you can learn to do it in real life. The double jump takes some practice but once you get the hang of it this illusion is sure to impress. Jump over an ...more
In this clip, Aharon Rabinowitz walks you through the process of creating the look of a vector style arcade game from the early 1980's. He'll use PlaneSpace, Particular, & Text Anarchy, as well as expressions and other techniques. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion g ...more
If you want to put the finishing touches on your new BioShock cosplay outfit, of if you just think it would be awesome to charge at your friends with the favorite weapon of Big Daddys across Rapture, this is a guide for you. With a few easily purchased items such as an old el ...more
In Grant City, crimes has taken over, and there's only one man who can help: Jack Slate. With the help of his trusty sidekick canine, Shadow, maverick cop Jack Slate will help restore Grant City to its previous renowned existence as of one of the world's greatest cultural and ...more
Have you been yearning to join a crime syndicate? Wishing you could you mob-like skills to proper use? Want to bust heads with a thick accent? Well, you don't need to live in a crime-filled city to become a gangster in the mafia, because Mafia II lets you do it right from home ...more
If you liked Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, then you'll love this video game for the Bond franchise. It's called 007: Quantum of Solace, but isn't just based off the movie "Quantum of Solace," it also mixes in the previous film, "Casino Royale." It's a first-person shoote ...more
Sonic is back for more side-scrolling action in Sonic the Hedgehog 4, available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare and iOS. This version is reminiscent of the older Sonic games played on SEGA, and in this one, save your friends from Dr. Eggman! This video se ...more
Believe it or not, water can be extremely scary for some people. Mostly, those who experience hydrophobia (an irrational fear of water), are experiencing symptoms of rabies, but you don't need to contract rabies to be afraid in Hydrophobia on the Xbox 360. This survival-advent ...more
Given the Kinect's motion sensor, it was only a matter of time before people got frisky with it. thriXXX, an Austrian video game company, has announced the forthcoming launch of a sex game using the Kinect. However, Microsoft so far has said it won't certify the game for sale ...more
Code a retro style video game using old school sprites or other animated .gifs. This tutorial shows you how you can take a small character and animate him to walk across the screen. Make your own homage to Mario or a nostalgia-fueled video game or animation!
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Learn how to make your own Video game, using Game Maker 7. The software is free to download from yoyogames.com. Making a video game is easy and more fun than just playing one (not to mention it's much cheaper)!
Sanwa Denshi's JFL series joystick is one of the most popular ones on the market, and a lot better than the standard joysticks out there. If you want great gameplay, you need the right equipment, but that's not to say the JFL doesn't have it's faults. Sometimes, even the best ...more
In case you haven't noticed, I absolutely adore video games. Most of my friends don't, so to get my fix of knowledgable video game conversation I have turned to podcasts. They're free, they feature the smartest people in games journalism, and can be enjoyed while doing just ab ...more
If you're a fan of the hit video game Fallout, you may want to check out this how-to video which gives an overview of building several different props from the game. Check it out and see if you can get your Pip-Boy 3000 up and running. No mutants allowed!
Everyone is excited for the newest addition to the TRON franchise, Evolution! This tutorial shows you everything that you need to know in order to get through the first level, Reboot, when playing this game. Best of all? You get your own light cycle! Part 1 of 2 - How to Get t ...more
Drawing Sonic the Hedgehog, a video game character, includes his spiky hair, large furrowed brow and crooked smile. Learn to draw Sonic with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. With a little practice, you will be able to draw an aw ...more
The United Kingdom has long been known as an international hub of yellow tabloid journalism. The News Of The World, one of the nation's largest tabloids, is famously in court right now because of the deplorable methods it used to acquire salacious information about interesting ...more
You know he cares more about you than his precious video games; he just needs a little help showing it. This video gives tips for luring a boyfriend away from video games, by compromising his love of competition and skill-based games with other activities you can enjoy togethe ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to play the theme song from the classic video game, Pac-Man. Whether you are learning this song to celebrate Pac-Man's 30th anniversary or are just a big fan of the little yellow guy, it is not difficult. This video will show you everything you nee ...more
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In the mood to play your favorite Game Boy, SNES or Sega Genesis game? If the cartridges have been sitting around for a while, they probably need cleaning. Watch this video to learn how to properly clean a video game cartridge.
Are you familiar with Studio Ghibli? It's the dreamy Japanese animation studio responsible for anime classics Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Howl's Moving Castle. Regarded as highly inventive, serene, and spooky, Studio Ghibli puts out internat ...more
The video begins by explaining the characteristics of the video game character Mario. The narrator begins by finding a sample picture to use as a starting point to mirror for accuracy. The first part of the character Mario drawn is the head and facial features. After finishing ...more
Shaun will teach us how to create a 3D video game compatible with MAC or PC with no prior programming knowledge. First download Alice, a 3D World program that can be turned into a video game. Open Alice, click on "add objects", click on "more controls" and select your choice o ...more
In the mid '90s, there was no such thing as a widely available indie video game. Brick-and-mortar stores were the only places for consumers to buy games, and magazines were the only outlets to hear about them. For video game creators, the need for a publisher to market and dis ...more
Like the press covering film and many other specialized fields, video game journalists use all sorts of jargon to convey to their knowledgable readers as much information about a game as quickly as possible. For non or newbie gamers, this can be extremely confusing. Those of ...more
With the dawn of the digital age it possible to learn how to drive stick using video game as practice. This can be good for the beginner weary of the cautions of real street-driving in addition to preventing wear and tear on the car itself. The trick to manual shift driving i ...more
Nope, it’s not the McDonalds menu, but close enough. Jim Blackhurst has mapped 11 million deaths onto a 3-dimensional point cloud for video game Just Cause 2. The result is an amazing virtual heat map of a world where every white dot represents a death on impact: The millions ...more
Following in the footsteps of great historical figures is a great way to learn about them. Michael Wood famously did so in the 1980's for his PBS documentary and book In The Footsteps of Alexander The Great. This March, UK-based marketing director Chris Worth completed a simil ...more
Once there was Spin the Bottle. Then there was the embarrassing adult version of Spin the Bottle—on Wii. And then there was artist Hye Yeon Nam, who decided to skip all pretenses and go straight for the spit-swapping, no foreplay necessary. Hye Yeon Nam devised a method for co ...more
About a decade ago, Deus Ex came out to rave reviews. Except this guy Tom Chick hated it. And said so, in a pretty blunt manner. "The most severe problem with Deus Ex is the AI. There isn't one. Instead there are a few canned responses in the game's enemies. If you attack a c ...more
In this video tutorial you will learn to use Photoshop to create text that resembles what you often find in video games. Learn to use the different options on Layer Style to achieve the effect you want. This example uses "Battlefield" font, a freeware font which you could find ...more
Love watching all the the videos and commentary on video games? Want to make your own? This video shows you all the various hardware and software you'll need in order to make comment videos, for both PC and console gamers.
University video game design programs have been spreading like wildfire around the world over the last ten years. They allow students, researchers and game developers to work on their craft in an academic environment away from the harsh realities of the market, and have led to ...more
Want to discover all the various hidden chests distributed throughouth Trine? This video shows you where all of them are, and, even better, shows you how to get to some of the ones that might be tricky to reach and open.
PC Gamer represents all that was awesome about games journalism in the '90s, now sadly diminished. Brilliant, funny, full of integrity, and solid print sales were always present, and with the tragic exception of the latter, still are. Video game magazines were hit harder than ...more
Dead Island is known for having the most successful trailer of any game ever. It was a beautiful cinematic experience. But sadly, as details of the game itself emerged, and after it was shown at conventions around the world, doubt began to set in about whether this five-year-l ...more
While it's unlikely you'll encounter this caliber of insane pixelated madness in real-life, everyday New York City, you might be lucky enough to walk past a tangible "portal" of sorts. Below, images from Pixel Pour 2.0, an installation on Mercer Street in Soho. Previously, Ev ...more
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All right women are you sick of playing games like GTA where you kill hookers? In Hey Baby you get to kill all the men who've been harassing you on the streets! Hook aside, I'm not sure that this is compelling enough to get even the biggest man-hating woman to buy it. For one ...more
So you can get your "Thriller" dance on - right in your living room.
In this quick tutorial, learn how to add a little flair to your game by doing the Rainbow move. This move is super easy to do and you will find out exactly how by following along with this easy clip. So, grab your controllers and let's go!
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