Hot Xbox 360 How-Tos

How To: Connect to XBox Live without a modem or router

In this tutorial, we learn how to connect to Xbox Live without a modem or router. First, you will need to take an Ethernet cable and connect it to your laptop and to your Xbox console. After this, go to your computer internet connections and then go to the properties. Create a shared network and then bridge the connection between your console and your wireless internet. After this, go to your Xbox and connect to the Xbox live internet application. When you can connect, then you will have fini...

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: Play media on your XBox 360 over a network

The XBox 360 is a big, beefy console that can perform all sorts of multimedia tasks. Did you know that one of its many abilities allows it to play media files from a networked PC? This video will show you how to connect your XBox 360 to a network PC with Windows Media Player 11 or higher and stream movies and music from the latter to the former. Now you're much closer to maximizing the potential of that expensive little console you've got there.

How To: Use AGBX360 to stealth patch your XBox 360 games

You can hack you XBox 360 as perfectly as you please, but if you don't burn the games that you want to play on it properly than it will all be for naught. This video will teach you an important part of the process, using AGBX360 and S360X to stealth patch your .iso game files and make sure that they are SSv2. Taking these steps will ensure that the games you are burning are ready to be played on XBox 360's and ensure greater enjoyment of you XBox hacking experience.

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: Install games to the Xbox 360 hard drive

In this video, we learn how to install games to the Xbox 360 hard drive (Xbox 101). When you install a game to your console, it can have a lot of positive effects. The first one is: the disc won't spin constantly. This means less stress on the console, making it happier. Next, it will have a better overall performance and make the games load faster. Your system will also run quieter than before! You can install any game by going to the game details and then installing your choice of game. Usi...

How To: Remove video game updates and patches on Xbxo 360

Clear the cache and remove video updates and patches on your XBox 360. You can only do this offline! 1. Go to my XBox 2. Go to system settings 3. Click on memory You can do this on your memory card or to your hard drive, whichever one you want to clear. This demonstration is being done to the hard drive of the XBox 360. 4. Click "A" 5. Go to device 6.Go to hard drive and click on clear system cache 7. Click "A" 8. Click "Yes" to perform maintenance on XBox 360 storage device and continue.

How To: Connect to XBox Live with a laptop running Windows XP

Follow the steps outlined in this video to learn how to connect to XBox Live using a laptop running Windows XP. The first step is to connect the XBox with the laptop by using an Ethernet cable. When they are connected you have to click on Start and select 'Connect To' and then 'Show all connections'. Select both the Wireless Area connection and the Local area connection icons by highlighting both of them. To do so hold the Ctrl button until they are both highlighted. At this point right click...

How To: Download, copy and burn Xbox 360 games on a Mac

With so many new games coming out all the time, it is financially impossible to keep up with them all. With this easy to follow guide you can learn to download and burn Xbox 360 games to play on your modern game console. From the convenience of your Mac computer, the narrator takes you through a video tutorial of how to find the website, locate the game you're looking for, download the file and burn it to a disc. In no time you will be ready to play and have also saved quite a bit of money do...

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.

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 8

Learn about the 8th puzzle, titled Martyrs, in Assassin's Creed 2. Image 1: Highlight Czar Nicholas’ staff. Image 2: Highlight Joan of Arc’s sword. Image 3: Move the fireball to Joan of Arc’s portrait. Image 4: Move the photo of Rasputin onto Czar Nicholas’ portrait. For more info, watch the whole gameplay.

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 7

This is about the 7th puzzle in Assassin's Creed 2. Keep on seeking, and you should find… in the first image set, the key word here is "red", so pick the images in which that color shines the brightest. In the second image, highlight the area to the right of Jesus’ hips to reveal a Piece of Eden. For more info, watch the whole gameplay.

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: 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: Get the Enchantment Overload achievement in Torchlight for XBox 360

Enchanting items in Torchlight is one of the many Diablo-like elements that make the game so damn fun, but enchanting a single item 10 times to get the Enchantment Overload achievement is really hard for no reason other than that every time you enchant an item it has a chance of breaking. This means that the chance of an item making it through 10 enchantments are slim, making this a hard achievement to get. This video, fortunately, will give you some handy tips on getting it done without spen...

How To: Configure any USB flash drive for XBox 360 storage

OK! This video shows you how to configure any USB flash drive for storage on for your Xbox 360. The flash drive has to be at least 1GB and can be as large as 16GB. You are allowed to use up to two flash drives which can give you an extra 32 GB of storage. Now you can use a flash drive as a memory stick for your xbox 360.

How To: Beat Machinarium in 8 parts

Machinarium is one of the best point-and-click adventures in a long time, and it's budget price makes it a must-buy for most gamers. This eight-part video series is a walkthrough of the entire game, which doesn't always have distinct levels. If you're looking for a particular area, click the video section that corresponds to the part of the game you're on.

How To: Make a Call of Duty Black Ops emblem on your PC

Video game controllers are designed for just that: playing video games. When you try to use them for other things it seldom works well, and making custom Call of Duty Black Ops emblems is no exception. Fortunately, this video is here to teach you about a free web app you can use to make custom emblems on your PC with a mouse, which is much better suited to the task. It also allows you to use more types of images and textures from Photoshop and elsewhere.

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: Find Euclids C-Finder for the ARCHIMEDES Laser System in Fallout: New Vegas

If you've been making nice with NCR, or you know, making not so nice and lying about it to get in, you've probably found HELIOS One at some point during your travels in Fallout New Vegas. Not only is HELIOS One a power plant, but it also houses a Orbital Laser Strike weapon within its depths! But in order to use it, you will need to get a hold of Euclid's C-Finder! In this video you will get the location of where to find the C-Finder to call down your fiery wrath!

How To: Walkthrough "Jimmy's Vendetta" on Mafia II for the Xbox 360

There's a new download available for Mafia II on the Xbox 360 (and PlayStation 3), and this walkthrough series will cover the entire gameplay for "Jimmy's Vendetta", which follows the first DLC for Mafia 2, "The Betrayal of Jimmy" (only available for the PS3). This is a lengthy add-on to Mafia II, so watch and learn to see everything involved with getting out alive, as both the Italians and Irish.

How To: Walkthrough Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 on the Xbox 360

Dive (or more appropriately, soar) into another Tom Clancy video game on the Xbox 360— This walkthrough series for Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 covers the whole entire gameplay for the newly released sequel. Gun down countless MiGs, bomb enemy tanks and shoot down nuclear missiles before they destroy their targets! This video game is all about speed, battle and adrenaline. Try out this air combative flight simulator yourself, and see if you're not on the edge of your seat. Watch the full walkthrou...