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How To: Fight the Shiva Sisters in Final Fantasy XIII

The Shiva sisters fight in Final Fantasy XIII is more to prove yourself to the sisters so you may summon them than to actually fight them. To win the battle, you must fill up the gestalt meter which appears over the sisters' heads. No one will die, one sister will actually heal you throughout the battle, but you do have a timer over your head which will give you a game over if it runs out. To begin, use Libra on the sisters to determine their weaknesses, which will make you realize that physi...

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: Help Leo escape to earn the "Wake Up Call" achievement in Mafia II

To get the "Wake Up Call" achievement in Mafia II, you'll need to be in Chapter 11 and you'll need to let Leo know that there are bad guys on the way. Beat the clock to get to Leo, then get him out of there before Henry spots him. The trick is not to use any of the normal exits. You'll have to wake him up and help him climb down the building. Join Achievement Hunter as they show the full details of this Mafia 2 achievement.

How To: Make Your Xbox 360 Games Region Free

You've had your Xbox 360 for a few years now and your game collection is pretty extensive. Maybe it's not that extensive, but it's still substantial. Now imagine that you live in Europe and you're moving to the United States. I don't know why—maybe your dad got a job offer. Don't ask me, ask your parents. They're the ones that are making you move. Anyways, as most Xbox users know, games are coded by region. Games that work in Europe might not work in the United States. Does this mean you shou...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 20

No need to figure out the 20th puzzle, entitled "The Origin of the Species", in Assassin's Creed 2. Here's the answers! Puzzle wheel: Start by turning the fifth ring right ten times, then turn the fourth ring left twice. Then rotate the third (and first) rings right twice, the second ring right five times and the first ring left three times. Image 1: Highlight the eye at the top of the painting. Code wheel puzzle: Ignore the numbers and focus on the Assassin motto: “Nothing is true, everythin...

How To: Copy & burn xBox 360 games perfectly every time

Want free Xbox 360 games? Well, join the club. But you can actually do something about it and download and burn Xbox 360 games with a few programs and a little knowhow. If you want the keys to the Xbox kingdom, just watch this video tutorial that shows you how to burn Xbox 360 games perfectly every time. This only works for the Windows Vista OS and works more smoothly if you have a great DVD burner.

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 6

See the key to the sixth puzzle "Brothers" in Assassin's Creed 2. This is where things start to get tricky; while the first batch of ring puzzles were simple, these link some of their rings together, so that you can’t move one without moving another. For more info, watch the whole gameplay.

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: View pictures, videos & more on an Xbox 360 (Xbox 101)

Watch as Tina Wood talks about how to view pictures, videos and more on your Xbox 360. If you want to view pictures and watch videos on your Xbox 360, simply follow these steps: 1. Turn on your Xbox and go to the dashboard. 2. Plug your USB compatible device into your console. 3. Press the Guide button on your controller. 4. Scroll to the Media tab, and choose which files you want to see. 5. Choose Portable Device, and start a slide show, or select specific pictures to see. 6. If you want to ...

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.

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...

How To: Use pennies to fix the 'red ring of death' on Xbox

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use pennies to fix the "red ring of death" on an Xbox 360. The materials needed for this procedure are: 3-12 pennies, duct tape and a hot glue gun. Begin by disassembling the console. Now stack 2-3 pennies on top of each other and wrap them with the electrical tape. Make 4 stacks and wrap until there is no copper showing. Glue the stack of pennies to each RAM chip and assemble the console back together. This video will benefit those viewers who hav...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 19

Here's the answers to the 19th puzzle, titled "The Fourth Day", in Assassin's Creed 2. Image set: What used to be worshipped by every primitive culture under the…? That’s right, the sun. Pick the five images that focus on it. Image: Find the tiny image of Earth in the lower-left quadrant of the sun. For more info, watch the whole gameplay.

How To: Defeat Aster Protoflorian in Final Fantasy XIII

In this video, we learn how to defeat Aster Protoflorian in Final fantasy XIII. First, activate the aerosol to make yourself stronger. Now, switch over to medic anytime you get hurt from the monster. Take hits where you can and use your different tools to help attack him further. Slash and burn when you can, then use double doses. Libra him when you get a chance, then Libra him again and he will turn red. Now he will have different weaknesses, so watch out for these. The best way to defeat hi...

How To: Flash LiteOn DG-16D2S XBox 360 disc drive firmware

So you've watched this video, done your research, and decided that you want to flash the firmware on your XBox 360 with a LiteOn DG-16D2S rev. 7485 disc drive. Good for you! This video will walk you through the whole process. Be very careful, as messing up in small ways at any point can ruin the results which, when done properly, are really awesome.

How To: Escape vault 101 as a baby in Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is one of the first, if not the first, game to allow yourself to play your character when they are but a 1-year-old infant. The player is meant to be confined in a small area for this portion of the game, but need not be! This two-part video with instructions will show you how to escape the confines of your father's apartment and wander the games entire world map while still a baby! You will not be able to do many of the game's essential functions (you are a baby) but this is still ...

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