Hot Xbox 360 How-Tos

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: 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...

How To: Find the missing laser pistol for Knight Torres in Fallout: New Vegas

At some point in Fallout: New Vegas on the Xbox 360, you'll eventually find yourself in Hidden Valley, the secret location of the Brotherhood of Steel. After exploring their bunker, you may find yourself meeting with Knight Torres, the Quartermaster for the Brotherhood of Steel. She will tell you that she is missing a Laser Pistol from her last shipment and wants you to go look for it. Well, not just any old Laser Pistol will do, apparently— she wants something very specific. In this video, y...

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: Download and burn Xbox 360 games from the internet

Agertech shows how to download and burn XBox 360 games from the internet for free with this step-by-step tutorial. He takes us through the process of downloading, file extraction, and burning for any XBox 360 game. All you need to download any XBox 360 game for free is a DVD burner and discs. He suggests going to Mininova.com for a menu of games. Follow his easy steps and you can have all the free XBox games you can download in a matter of hours.

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...

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: Determine your Xbox 360 drive band

In this Video Games video tutorial you will learn how to determine what is the brand of your Xbox 360 drive. This is a very easy and simple process. There are four brands of drives in the Xbox 360. They are Hitachi, Samsung, BenQ and LiteOn. For this you need to take the face plate off and check the hole under the DVD bezel. If you see a red wire, it's a Samsung drive. If you see a piece of black plastic, it is a Hitachi drive. A gray wire indicates a BenQ drive and if it's a LiteOn drive, yo...

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...

How To: Dress up your avatar on your Xbox 360

In this tutorial, we learn how to dress up your avatar on your Xbox 360 (Xbox 101). This is a great way to express yourself and change it up to match your mood or current obsession! First, go to 'myxbox' on your Xbox live dashboard. After this, select your gamer card and then select customized avatar. From here, go to 'change my clothes' and then choose the clothes that you want for your avatar. After you do this, make sure to save and exit on the main menu. To stand out in the crowd, go to '...

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: 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: Flash the firmware on your Xbox 360

Flashing the Xbox 360 is the first step to modding the console. It allows you to modify the firmware on the consoles disk drive to make it read burned discs. You will need to buy this and this. Then you need to disassemble your Xbox 360; we have several videos on the site detailing how to do this, like this one. Now, download this, connect your Xbox's drive to your computer, and follow the rest of the steps.

How To: Set up Xbox Live using a laptop and ethernet cable

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 computer to your Xbox 360 using your Ethernet cable. Power up your computer, go to the start menu and select network. In the window that appears, select the Network and Sharing Center located below the address bar. A ne...

How To: Complete the last level of From Dust

If you're looking for a tutorial to help get you through the last level of the XBLA and PC game From Dust, take a look at this tutorial. You'll need to make full use of the breath of lava, breath of earth, breath of water, and breath of plants abilities to beat the last level of the game.

How To: Farm a lot of XP fast in Brink

Check out this video to learn the best way to get as much XP in as little time as possible when playing Brink on PC, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3. If you are interested in farming experience to get to level 5, this video will show you how to do it.

How To: Get the legendary giant teddy bear from Fallout 3

If you've been looking for a way to get a hold of the giant legendary teddy bear in the game Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360, this tutorial will show you how. Although they said it was only accessible on the PC version, this video proves that you can aquire it while using the Xbxo 360. It may seem hard to get, but it's pretty simple. Make sure before attempting this, you save your game. So good luck and enjoy!

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: Open an Xbox 360 without a case tool

This video teaches the secrets of opening an XBox 360 without a case tool in simple steps. First remove the hard drive and then remove the face plate from the bottom. Now insert the pin through the holes on the sides and push it out where the side pieces are locked in. Now remove the four clips present on the face and open it as shown in the video. Remove the back holding it from the side, use a flat head screw driver and push it in as shown. With a T 12 driver remove the screws on the corner...

How To: Add Microsoft prepaid card points to XBox Live account

If someone has ever gotten you one of the prepaid Microsoft point cards for XBox Live as a gift or you've bought one off of eBay or something, you may be wondering how to redeem it. Poking around in the XBox 360 menu would yield the answer pretty quickly, but if that's not your style this video will show you how to redeem the points from your card quickly and easily, allowing you to buy more games and addons and just keep playing.

How To: Unban your Xbox 360 live account

This video tutorial is in the Video Games category which will show you how to unban your Xbox 350 live account. For this you will need the eXen card and the eXen Neox card with the USB cable. Turn off your Xbox and plug in the eXen card in to the front of the Xbox with the USB. Turn on the Xbox by pressing and holding the red button on the eXen card. Once the Xbox turns on, immediately press the white button next to the red button. When the blank screen comes up, press the button 3 times and ...

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.

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