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Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 17

Figure out the 17th puzzle, entitled "The Bunker", in Assassin's Creed 2. Code wheel puzzle: Here’s a tricky one; your clues are “<” and “2,” and the only advice you’ll get from your handlers is that maybe there’s “something we can count” on the strange symbols. In this case that “something” is the number of times each symbol bends sharply. Don’t expect consistency across the wheel on this one; just take a look at what symbols flank the blank spaces and pick a shape with the number of bends t...

How To: Successfully Prestige in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the hottest game on the market right now, and there's no doubt it'll end up being the most unwrapped gaming gift come Christmas morning. The first-person shooter hopes to carry on the tradition of its many predecessors in bringing the most action-packed gaming modes, along with a high-replay value, to its legions of fans.

How To: Fix your broken Xbox 360 using the towel trick

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 cable. Then turn on the console and wrap it in 3 towels. Leave it to heat up for 25 minutes. Now unwrap the console and turn off the power. Let it cool off for 15-20 minutes. This video will benefit those viewers who have...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 15

Get all of the info on the 15th puzzle, entitled "Guardians", in Assassin's Creed 2. Puzzle wheel: Seemingly every other ring is linked here, so we’ll cut straight to the chase: Turn the third (and fourth) rings right twice, the fifth (and first) right four times, the fourth (and first) right five times, the fifth (and first) left five times and the second left five times. Finally, move the fifth (and second) rings right five times. Image: Another gimme – just move the Assassin logo over the ...

How To: Remove the tray from the XBox 360 DVD drive

If you are serious about modding your XBox 360, and painting the console is a part of your plan, then you should paint as many parts as you can to make the coolest overall look. This video will show you how to remove the tray from the disc drive of your XBox 360, allowing you to paint it or manipulate it in whatever other way you like. This way, when the drive pops out, it will match your console, and your friends will be in awe.

How To: Find the fan tribute room Easter egg in Halo: Reach for the Xbox 360

There is a very special easter egg in Halo: Reach on "The Package", that is almost impossible to find unless someone told you about it. It's going to require a second player at minimum to help you, as well as having to play on Legendary. If you can do it, you will get the holy grail of easter eggs in the game: a fan tribute room built by Bungie for the community! In this video, the guys over at Achievement Hunter show you how to activate the room, and also geek out over seeing themselves in t...

How To: Burn Xbox 360 game ISOs to a dual-layer DVD

In this how-to video, you will learn how to burn game ISO's for the Xbox 360. It is important that it is only legal to back up the games that you already own. You will need the Image Burn program. Open it and click Write Image File to Disk. Next, click browse for file and look for the .DVD file. Go to tools and settings. Click the Write tab and go to sectors and make sure the number is 1913760. Check the ISO file and open it with notepad to check if the layer break number is also that number....

How to Walkthrough Bayonetta: Ch. 1 - The Angel's Metropolis

There's a lot of fighting to endure in the Xbox 360 game Bayonetta. In Chapter 1 - The Angel's Metropolis, it's your first real battle. Central Station Platform - Go to the far side of the platform and go through the security gates. The door on the far side of this hall is locked, but on one wall in the hallway you'll see a strange sphere. Walk up to it and start doing combos to open a door.

How To: Unlock secret XBox 360 functions

Chris Pirillo demonstrates some lesser known features of the XBox 360 including: the Shut Down feature, Custom music, the manual moving visualization, composite and component video, and changing the vision camera effect.

How To: Flash the four most common types of Xbox 360 console disc drives

Do you want to be able to play games for free on your XBox 360? If you have some time and patience, hacking the console is probably the next step for you, and the first step in that is flashing your disc drive. This will delete it's native firmware, which does not recognize burned discs, allowing you to load your own custom firmware that does. This video series will teach you everything you need to know to flash each of the major types of disc drives used in the XBox 360, and have you well on...

How To: Fix an unplayable disc error and noise on XBox 360

The Hitachi disc drives included in many XBox 360 consoles are prone to a specific kind of malfunction that results in a unplayable disc message when you try to play games and a telltale grinding noise from the drive when it spins. Fortunately, this is a pretty simple problem to fix. These videos will show you how to do it by taking your drive apart and reaffixing one tiny piece to it's intended area.

How To: Connect to Xbox Live with a laptop using two methods

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 this new window, select Change adapter settings in the left hand pane. You will be presented with another window that has your network connections listed. Right click on your Wireless Network Connection and select properti...

How To: Use Xbox 360 USB flash drive storage

Microsoft recently made it possible to use a USB memory stick to expand your storage capacity. You'll want to watch this video to check out how it's done. Basically, you're going to need an Xbox 360 game system, and a USB flash drive with at LEAST 1G storage capacity. Under that and it won't work. The system will format the memory stick first, so make sure it doesn't have anything important on it. Go for it gamer! Oh yeah, this is also a cheap way to expand your storage too.

How To: Find the Sunset House by Mourningwood in Fable 3

Trying to get to the Sunset House region in Fable 3? It's one of the coolest environments in the game, a bonus house, which take some puzzle solving skills to unlock. The Sunset House is a really difficult find and only becomes available after you have become King or Queen in Fable 3. You must travel from Mourningwood to locate it, but if you're having trouble, this video walkthrough will guide you to the exact location of the Sunset House. It's the same for all platforms— PS3, PC and Xbox 360.

How To: Remove your Xbox 360's DVD drive

Should you ever have cause to remove the DVD drive from your XBox 360, this video will give you all the necessary information. Just follow along with these steps, and you'll learn everything you need to know about taking your Xbox 360 apart to get at the DVD drive.

How To: Install Talismoon Whisper Max fan upgrade in XBox 360

If you've owned an XBox 360 for very long, chances are you've run into a cooling problem. The stock fans in the console case just aren't powerful enough to cool the processors. This video will show you how to alleviate the cooling problems by installing a Talismoon Whisper Max, a third-party fan upgrade that allow you to cool you XBox at either the default 5 volts or crank it up to 12 volts with a nitro switch when you're playing a 3D game or doing something else that demands a lot of the XBo...

How To: Upgrade the hard drive on your XBox 360

Microsoft has behaved pretty douchily as far as managing the hard disc drive (HDD) sizes it made available for the XBox 360. The 20GB drive included in most models of the system is woefully inadequate, and many have been convinced to give Microsoft even more money to get a larger one. That's not necessary. This video will teach you how to upgrade the XBox 360's hard drive yourself, putting in any large-capacity SATA drive you wish and massively increasing the storage capacity of your XBox 360...

How To: Flash the XBox 360 Liteon disc drive for modding

Flashing the disc drive on an XBox 360 and putting new firmware on it so that it can read burned discs is the most challenging and most important part of modding your console. It will allow you to play burned copies of any game and load all sorts of nefarious software onto your hard drive. This video will show you how to do it if your XBox 360 has the Liteon DG-16D2S drive used in many of the consoles.

How To: Fix your XBox 360's broken DVD disc drive

Is the DVD disc drive on your XBox 360 broken? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to fix the rod red ring of death on your malfunctioning XBox 360. You'll need to be able to know how to take apart your XBox and extract the individual disc drive. This tutorial will show you how to disassemble your DVD disc drive to make the proper repairs.