How To: Connect a USB hard drive to an Xbox 360

In this how-to video, you will learn how to connect a USB hard drive to your Xbox 360. This will be useful if you want storage for additional media and do not have enough space for it. First, turn on your system and then go to disk management and delete the partition. Back up any data before doing this. Next, create a new partition on the drive. Set it to FAT32 and enter a name for the label. Your USB drive will now be used on your Xbox 360. This video shows how easy it is to connect a USB ha...

How To: Download and burn Xbox 360 games for free

Once you've spent the time to mod your Xbox 360, likely voiding the warranty in the process, now you need some game image files to burn to dual-layer DVD's so that you can start playing. This video shows you one way to track down the .iso files for Xbox 360 games that you need to burn, then how to burn them in such a way that they will work on your modded 360. Enjoy!

How To: Fix the Perfect Ring scratches on your laser burned XBox 360 discs

If you've accidentally jiggled your Xbox while a game was playing (or maybe your pet did), you might experience the Perfect ring scratches - or a laser burn. Ignore all the advice which tells you to use toothpaste, an eraser or even crazier substances. All you need to do is go down to your local video game store or rental store (like GameStop, EB Games or a similar place) and ask for a disk resurfacing. It's usually either cheap or free, and definitely worth it!

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 ...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 12

This is the 12th puzzle, entitled "Titans of Industry", in Assassin's Creed 2. Code wheel puzzle 1: The key here is in the “4=1” on the blueprint at the left of the screen. Line up the red 4 over the gray 1 and input the following code: 917240. Image 1: This one’s the opposite of the light-bulb “puzzle” from before – just move the dollar sign over the bulbs to extinguish them. Image 2: Highlight the glowing ball at the center of the image. Code wheel puzzle 2: Your hints here are the “2” on t...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 18

The 18th puzzle is called "Synapses". See how to solve it in Assassin's Creed 2. Code wheel puzzle: Your first clue is to line up 5 with a single tree-looking symbol. The key here is the weird-looking equation on the left, which offers a hint as to the progression of the symbols.

How To: Use USB memory stick with your Xbox 360

If you're looking to expand the storage capacity of your Xbox 360, you should look no further than a USB memory stick. And, this video will show you how to do it. You can store games, profiles, basically anything that's stored on your Xbox 360 game system. Microsoft recently added a patch to the game system to make this process really simple and easy to do. So, get a memory stick and start bulking up today! Oh, all that video game glory!

How To: Fix the "open tray" problem on your XBox 360

This video is for XBox owners who are experience the "open tray" problem. This is when you insert the disc, a few seconds later, it'll ask you to open tray again, and then it won't even acknowledge that there's a disc in the tray. Assuming you know how to open up your XBox, you'll be able to see the parts of the disc drive. It consists of two parts, the part where the disc spins on, and the laser, which reads the disc and it sits just a little bit away from the middle of the drive. The proble...

How To: Copy Xbox 360 games without a mod chip

Video games can be quite expensive, especially if you're a serious gamer building up a collection. The last thing you want to do is replace games you've already paid for. Learn how to backup your games so you never have to buy a second copy. This video will show you how to copy XBox 360 games without a mod chip.

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: 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.

How To: Take apart and reassemble an Xbox 360 controller

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 paint job, for that matter). This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about the guts of their Xbox controllers without actually disassembling their units.

How To: Find the Enclave Remnant Power Armor in Fallout: New Vegas

Power Armor that isn't faction based, mostly around the Brotherhood of Steel, is very hard to come by in Fallout New Vegas. Wearing faction based armor can have negative effects if you're traveling in the territory of a faction that doesn't like that faction, regardless of your standing with that faction. Now THAT's a mouthful! But, there is a suit of Enclave Remnant Power Armor laying at the crashed Enclave Vertibird. Check out this video for the location of the Power Armor!

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: 12 More Totally Kickass Emblem Designs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (And How to Make Them)

Yes—we're back with another roundup of totally kickass emblem designs. Why? Because there's so many of them, thanks to Treyarch's revamped emblem editor in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. There's more layers and brighter colors, which means more badass designs. If you missed the first roundup for Black Ops 2 emblems, be sure to check it out after this. This time, let's take a look at these impressive emblems, which include the Anonymous mask, an Angry Birds Iron Man hybrid, Cammy from Street Fight...

How To: Take apart an Xbox 360 Elite without special tools

neversummer224 teaches you how to take apart an XBox 360 Elite without any special tools. This will void your warranty, so be careful once you start this process. You need a TORX 10 screwdriver, which is also called a star bit, and a very small flathead screwdriver. First off, remove the hard drive on top. Take off the faceplate by pulling on it. You can know also remove the top piece of plastic. Use your small screwdriver on the side and back of the XBox 360 to remove the side of the console...

How To: Delete game history on your Xbox 360 (Xbox 101)

Learn how to delete the game history on your Xbox 360 from Ryan Treit in simple steps. You can get rid of the nasty unused game history from your Xbox 360 by following the steps below: 1. First go to your profile, press the guide button and then slide to the left one tab to Games and choose 'Achievements'. 2. Now a list of all the games you used will be displayed in order. 3. Select the game you wish to delete and press the X button and select 'Yes' to delete the game history. 4. Delete all t...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Tomb 6

Visitazione's Secret: This is Tomb number 6. The grave of all graves. The entrance to the tomb is on top of the first level of the building's roof. You can pretty easily climb the building on the eastern face and then shimmy around to the north face and continue up. There's a small nook where the building's tower meets the first level of roof, and in there you'll find the entrance.

How To: Find the Atari Easter Egg in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Map Nuketown 2025

One of the most popular (but smallest) maps in the first Call of Duty: Black Ops was Nuketown. The tiny map allowed for maximum death tolls, making it an awesome map to play (and die) on. In the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, that map returns in the form of Nuketown 2025, a futuristic version of the same level. It was available for free on November 13th to anyone who pre-ordered the game, purchased a launch copy, or purchased the Hardened or Care Package special editions of the game, thoug...

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.