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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: 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: 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: 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...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 10

Figure out the 10th puzzle, Apollo, in Assassin's Creed 2. Image 1: Highlight the lunar lander just down and to the left of the moon. Puzzle wheel: Another linked-ring rotation puzzle. Your job here is to align all the channels; do this by moving the fifth ring to the left six times, the second ring to the left four times, the fourth ring to the right three times and the third ring to the left five times. Then snap the first ring into place. Image 2: Move the cursor down between the flag and ...

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 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: Play Windows PC games with an XBox 360 controller

The XBox 360 controller might be the single best controller in the history of console gaming. It is the perfect size, the buttons are laid out well, and the wireless works perfectly. Why must its usefulness be limited to your XBox? This video will teach you how to use your XBox 360 controller to control your PC, allowing you to play any PC game you can get your hot little hands on with this brilliant piece of controller engineering.

How To: Flash and dump the XBox 360 LiteOn 93450c disc drive

Performing a proper dump and flash on an XBox 360 disc drive should not be attempted by those without advanced technical knowledge, including how to solder and work with computer hardware. If you want to though, you could not hope for a much better set of instructions than this. This three-part video series will show you, in painstaking detail, how to dump and flash the LiteOn 93450c and 93950c disc drives used in some XBox 360's. Be very careful when following these instructions and you will...

How To: Unlock the Arcane Warrior class in Dragon Age Origins

In this tutorial, we learn how to unlock the Arcane Warrior class in Dragon Age Origins. Turn on your game first, then you will need to learn how to unlock the class from The Presence in Brecilian Ruins. Once you learn how to do this, you will be able to unlock the class and advance to a new level. To unlock the Blood Mage, you will have to learn from the Desire Demon in Fade. To unlock the shapeshifter, you will have to learn from Morrigan. Finally, to learn how to unlock the spirit healer, ...

How To: Take Apart & Clean an Xbox 360 Power Supply

YouTuber xCrAnKsHoTx teaches you how to take a apart an Xbox 360 power supply, aka power brick, in order to clean it. This could help prevent any red light issues, or overheating in the long run, so it's good to do as maintenance every year or two to remove all the dust in there.

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: 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...

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: Find the Vertibird crash site and Tesla-Beaton Prototype in Fallout: New Vegas

Back in Fallout 3, when they released the Broken Steel DLC, once you completed the main mission and finished the training simulation, you were allowed to take some pickings from the weapons and armor vault, one of which was the Tesla Canon, a sniper-rifle meets awesomesauce, high damage gun! Well, Obsidian did one better, and you don't even need to get DLC! This is the Tesla-Beaton Prototype, and you can find it at a crashed Vertibird site there in Fallout New Vegas in the south Mojave Desert...

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: Repair fix & mod Rock Band Drums with the coin mod

This tutorial adds to the drums and it will probably help your drum kit. All you need is 4-6 nickels and some tape. This will not void your warranty. This is more of a Mod than a repair, but it basically fixes randomly missed notes when you swear you hit it exactly right. Make sure the coins are completely fastened down. Rock Band is the interactive game that allows you to use to play along with music and songs using the controllers of drum kit, microphone and guitars.

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