Video games consoles have long wanted to be more than just consoles. Nintendo Japan called the NES the Famicom because they wanted to make it the sole family computer. Obviously that didn't work out, and most efforts to make consoles into all-in-one entertainment systems have ...more
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If you're tired of paying $60 for new XBox 360 games or waiting years for them to get cheaper, you should probably mod you system. This will allow you to play burned copies of games for free (no time to get into the moral implications here). The first step in that process is f ...more
Take a look at this guide on unlocking the 'Warranty Void if Used' achievement on the Xbox 360. The Dead Island achievement involves customizing a weapon in the game using the upgrade bench that allows you to combine two different items in the game to create a better weapon.
It isn't a new gadget, but the EyeClops Mini Projector still makes a great stocking stuffer for Christmas Day. It's great for kids to play with, but for techies— it's sure to be something fun to hack and mod this holiday season. The EyeClops Mini Projector looks more like Wal ...more
You can hack you XBox 360 as perfectly as you please, but if you don't burn the games that you want to play on it properly than it will all be for naught. This video will teach you an important part of the process, using AGBX360 and S360X to stealth patch your .iso game files ...more
This video tutorial from KaBoom215 presents how to use Xbox 360 Internet browser with NXE update.First you need to turn on your computer and make sure you have Windows Media Center on your Xbox 360 and your computer (preferably using Windows Vista operating system).From your c ...more
Get onto Xbox Live using your home computer. This tutorial shows you how to use your PC as a wireless adapter for your Xbox. All you need is a home computer with a spare ethernet plug and an ethernet cable. This tutorial shows you the rest.
If you own an XBox 360, it is your Microsoft-given right to make backup copies of it on your computer to burn to discs in case you lose your $60 baby. This video will show you how to make a backup copy of any XBox 360 game using a program called XBox Backup Creator. Never lose ...more
With the release of Alan Wake, gamers were introduced to something they may have never seen before. This game is considered a full blown thriller that is sure to keep anyone on the edge of their seat. In this helpful tutorial from the awesome people at IGN, you'll find out how ...more
The new Xbox One has yet to implement compatibility with third-party headsets, meaning for now, you're stuck using one of the official Xbox One headsets available. However, many have run into problems with the included wired headsets, and would much rather use the expensive th ...more
Hello and Welcome back to another How-To on the Xbox Community Ambassadors World! In this How-To, I am going to tell you and kinda show you how to deal with or avoid angry Xbox Customers. Reminder! This world and how-to are not provided by Xbox Staff, but a fellow Xbox Commun ...more
If you read a lot of video game press on the internet, you've probably salivated at the high-quality HD video footage of console games that reviewers are able to record and use to illustrate their points about games. If you too want to be able to record HD footage of XBox 360 ...more
Fallout 3 is one of the most popular and biggest (content-wise) games on the XBox 360, and has thus become a popular target for hackers to mod. This video will show you how to mod your Fallout 3 saved game from the XBox 360 version using some FREE software. This does not inclu ...more
In this video, we learn how to connect your Xbox 360 using a USB modem. First, plug in your Xbox to the USB and then plug that into your computer. From here, go to the network connections section of your computer. You can do this by going to the start menu on the right hand si ...more
This video shows you how to set up XBox Live using a laptop and Ethernet cable. The materials you will need are an Ethernet cable, an Xbox 360, and a laptop or desktop computer. First, you will need to connect your computer to your wireless network. Next, you must connect your ...more
HDMI cables are the new standard for home digital media, and the XBox 360's graphical quality is really hamstrung by the use of any other cables. They can carry sound as well! This video will show you how to hook up your XBox 360 using an HDMI cable, ensuring that you can view ...more
This is how to open up the CD Drive by using the Emergency Eject Method. You will need a paper clip, and to follow my directions. This is for the Samsung DVD Drive. It isn't working for the Xbox Phillip's Drive. This has so far been only working with a Samsung DVD Drive!
Madman McClinton demonstrates how to browse the internet on an Xbox 360 using the MCE browser. First, download the MCE browser by doing a Google search and clicking on the first link. Next, install the MCE browser on your system. Then, connect your Windows Media Center to your ...more
This is a video that is describing how to connect your xbox360 to the internet using a laptop. First what their showing is going to the start menu, and then to the right of it, click on control panels. A little page will pop up, and you click on network and internet. It takes ...more
This video shows you two methods to connect to XBox Live using a laptop. For the first method, go to your start menu and open up your control panel. In the control panel window find the area marked Network and Internet and select the option View network status and tasks. In th ...more
If you are looking to hotswap your Xbox 360 slim, this is the video for you. Watch this hotswapping guide to learn everything you need to know about pulling off an Xbox 360 slim hotswap. You'll need a USB drive for this.
Quartz Composer is a Mac program that helps you manipulated motion capture video, and you can hack your Xbox Kinect to send motion captured data to your Mac OSX. This tutorial shows you precisely how you can use the Kinect tools to pull this off!
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!
Charge your iPhone or iPod while you're killing zombies! You can actually charge many types of Apple products from an Xbox. Your Xbox certainly has enough USB ports to support plugging in your Apple sync cable into your Xbox or Xbox 360 and start charging.
If you don't have an active WiFi connection, or have one that you are not able to use on your Xbox, check out this tutorial. In this video, learn how to hook your Xbox Live account up to your laptop and share Internet. This works for almost all Windows based laptops or PCs and ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix an Xbox360 with the towel trick. This technique is for an Xbox360 that has the 3 red flashing lights on the power button and does not function properly. Begin by unplugging all the cables from the Xbox360, except for the power c ...more
Some repairs on an Xbox can be repaired with a heat gun. Turn your Xbox off first. Take it apart. Remove all of the bolts and screws. Set them aside. You will need to remember where everything goes to reassemble it. Remove all of the heat sinks. Clean off all of the paste. You ...more
Check out this video for a tutorial on how to softmod your XBox using Krayzies NDURE Installer. This video shows the process by which a user logs into the Xbox and applies the NDURE installer. Be sure to back up your settings before applying anything!
Xbox gaming has come a long way since its inception over a decade ago. What was once simply a bulky gaming console has transformed into legitimate entertainment hub for the home, thanks to the latest Metro-friendly update to the Xbox 360. Now there's newly-designed Music and V ...more
If you're running a Mac and have always wanted to be able to get the videos of your gameplay from your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 onto your computer to share with the world without video taping a tv screen, then check out this video! In it you'll learn how to capture your gamep ...more
This great video series goes through the entire process, from unboxing the Wii Hori fighting stick, to taking it apart, wiring, adding buttons, and everything else that you'll need to finish the project and have it ready to go for play on your Xbox 360! Part 1 of 5 - How to Mo ...more
One of the best things I love most about any new gaming console are the apps—I can switch from playing Assassin's Creed III to re-watching the fifth season of Breaking Bad on Netflix without ever getting off the couch. Beat that Atari. The only problem I do have is that somet ...more
MAC addresses (not to be confused with Macs) are unique identifiers assigned to network devices in order to access the internet. Hotels use these Mac addresses in order to check if a registered patron has agreed to their terms and conditions, how much bandwidth is being consum ...more
Did you know that in Deus Ex: Human Revolution there's a hidden rocket launcher hidden in Derelict Row? While there are many different panths into the area, this Game Front video presents you with a simple one that will allow you to find and use a rocket launcher to your heart ...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
It's currently 2011, but when you fire up your game console, put your hands on the controller and play the new Dead Space 2 video game, you're warped into the future— into the year 2511— just 3 years after the events that took place in the first Dead Space. And it's sure to be ...more
I remember a time when I had to rent a VHS from the local video rental store. It wasn't all that bad, with the only real annoyances being the trip to and fro, having to rewind the movie and the possible malfunction of my VHS player, which liked to eat tape from time to time. ...more
Kill with skill. That's the motto of the newly released Bulletstorm, available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows. It may sound ridiculous and somewhat obnoxious by itself, but it's actually in regards to its many "ridiculous skillshots" that a player can perform. And yes, ...more
For all of you gamers out there who haven't started recording your gameplay, you'll be happy to know there's an easy solution— Dazzle. Pinnacle's Dazzle is a video recording system that allows you to capture the video on your television screen directly to your computer. It's ...more
Okay, just because the new Verizon Wireless Droid X comes with an HDMI-out port doesn't mean you're limited to just that. Motorola has made it possible for you to play video, music, and pictures to your television without any wires at all. With the Droid X's DLNA media sharing ...more
The 'I Want One Of These' achievement in Dead Island is available after creating several items using the workbench in the game. Probably the easiest way to unlock the achievement is by creating 25 Deo Bombs using Duct Tape and Deodorant. Take a look at this quick guide to lear ...more
This tutorial uses footage from the demo version of Madden NFL 12, but it should work just fine for the retail versions of the full game. It demonstrates how to successfully execute a Surprise Onside Kick. If you're looking to surprise your opponent, try this off from the regu ...more
The Kinect is sure to swarm the homes of Xbox 360 gamers this holiday season. Even though some of us are amazed at the hands-free gaming capabilities it offers, others feel it to be frustratingly limited. Adafruit Industries is one of them. They recently held a competition wi ...more
If you've been trying to get the "Wake Up, Buttercup" achievement in Halo: Reach but have been having some trouble, have you tried playing it on something other than easy? It needs to be atleast on Heroic or harder! In this video you will learn how to get the actually achievem ...more
Flashing the disc drive on the XBox 360 is the first step of truly hacking your XBox 360, enabling it to run whatever discs you like but also putting you at risk for being banned from XBox Live. Microsoft has used several different kinds of drives in the console over the cours ...more
Have you been trying to figure out a way to record your Xbox 360 and broadcast it into Final Cut Pro? Using the DV Passthrough method, you can take an analog signal, pass it through your camcorder, and send it to Final Cut Pro. Using mostly just the cables that come with your ...more
Imagine… Xbox LIVE via your Android phone. Amazing… if you can figure out how to do it. But don't worry, this video is here to save the day! Watch and learn how to tether your Android cell phone's internet to your Xbox LIVE using the help of Windows 7. After watching this, you ...more
Paulant Films has some great information on how to download and rip Xbox 360 games. In these four video tutorials, you'll learn how to hotswap, stealth patch, and burn Xbox 360 games. In the first video, watch to see how to hot swap or copy Xbox 360 games to ISO format using ...more
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero is the game that bridges Dead Rising 1 with Dead Rising 2. And if you're an achievement nut, and are looking to get every achievement, one of the toughest is the "A bigger taste..." achievement. Mainly because of the Boomstick and Beer Hat combinations ...more
How to Watch Hulu on your Xbox 360. The problem is HULU doesn't look good on some old PCs. Fix this by running it on your TV or projector. This uses the program PlayOn to run Hulu through your XBOX 360. This will tie it into your Media Center. This will make YouTube, Hulu and ...more
Pepakura is the Japanese word for papercraft. So yes, pepakura does include origami. Specifically, the term refers to 3D models made from paper. And what better contraption to make out of paper than this awesome Halo 3 (XBox 360) helmet? Broken down into its geometric componen ...more
Make your way through Year One of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 with the help of this walkthrough series from NextGenWalkthroughs. Each year of the LEGO Harry Potter video game covers a corresponding book in the Harry Potter series from J. K. Rowling. This video guide is for Y ...more
The Xbox 360 game 'Shadows of the Damned' features many different achievements unlockable while using the ingame 'boner' pistols. The Achievement Hunter walks us through a few of these including 'Fiesta Caliente!' and 'That's So Hot!'. Take a look at the video to see just how ...more
If you've been using a USB flash drive for storage on your Xbox 360 and you'd like to remove it, this how-to will teach you what you need to know. Follow the steps to disconnect your mini storage device from your game system.
The achievement system and hard drives of modern video game consoles present an as-yet-underutilized potential for crossover content between games. Microsoft has finally taken advantage, and recent Xbox 360 releases World of Keflings, Ilomilo, and Raskulls contain some really ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to file a player complaint with Microsoft (Xbox 101). There is no tolerance for file complaints, cheating, rude remarks, and anything of that nature. The file complaint feature should only be used if someone really violated the code of conduct. W ...more
If you've gotten a free kick and it's between 24 and 30 yards, there's a way to actually score almost every time using a Dipping Free kick. It takes a little finesse though, and you have to make sure that the player who is taking the free kick has a high Free Kick Accuracy sta ...more
Halo: Reach has so many tough to get achievements, but the easiest one that you can get pretty fast is the "Crowd Control" achievement, and you can get it on Courtyard using the target locator. In this video you will learn how to effectively kill off multiple Covenant drop shi ...more
If you have the DLC Onslaught for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, try following along with this video walkthrough to see how to beat the Valparaiso map on the Onslaught Co-Op Mode. And you're not going to learn just how to beat Valparaiso on Onslaught, but you're going to see how ...more
After watching this two-part walkthrough, you'll be able to master the Atacama Desert map on the Onslaught Co-Op DLC mode for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. And we're not kidding, because this video guide is played on Hardcore Difficulty, the toughest of the difficulties. It migh ...more