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How to Play Older Gaming Consoles on HDMI-Only TVs

The nostalgia effect is powerful. If you’re still clinging to your old-school Nintendo Entertainment System (however you pronounce it) there’s no …

Retrogaming

Amazon is offering some customers five interest-free months to pay for PC parts

One way to finance a new PC is by putting the purchase on a credit card, but then you have to contend with potentially high interest fees. Amazon has …

Personal Finance

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Everything you need to know about Discord, the app that 135 million gamers all around the world are using to talk to each other

Among gamers, the hip way to chat with friends is not via Skype, Slack or TeamSpeak, but Discord, a relatively new messaging app that's starting to surge in popularity — it recently announced a new milestone of 135 million users.<p>Discord was specifically designed to serve the gaming community. The …

Apps

How to get started with the Dark Souls series

Bonfires can be friend or foe<p>If you're a big RPG fan, it might be tempting when you reach a bonfire to think there's nothing to worry about, that …

This PS4 Controller Offers Xbox Elite-Like Features

Scuf Gaming believes it has an answer for PlayStation 4 players who want an Xbox Elite-like controller for their console.<p>The SCUF Vantage controller …

God Of War PS4 Collector's Edition Map Hides A Secret

God of War is an enormous game, so it's likely that there are plenty of secrets hidden throughout it. But what few people could have guessed was that there'd be something revealed by clues buried in the physical map that came with the Collector's Edition. (Warning: some spoilers below.)<p>As Kotaku …

Now's A Good Time To Clean Up Your PS4's Hard Drive

We’re weeks into spring and finally free of the cold, damp reach of late winter. It’s time to clean out your closets, mow your lawn or at least get …

God Of War PS4's Cool Avengers: Infinity War Item -- How To Get The Gauntlet Of Ages

The new God of War on PS4 features a wide array of additions to the series, from a new combat system and weapon to an AI companion and a much different narrative focus. It also features some light RPG elements, including gear that you can collect and equip. There are a ton of items to be had, but a …

Comics

God of War’s Avengers: Infinity War reference is really good

The most ambitious crossover event in history<p><i>God of War</i> and <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> hit within a week of each other, and players have discovered that developer Sony Santa Monica managed to sneak in a perfectly timed nod to Marvel Studios’ new superhero epic.<p>[<b>Warning</b>: This post contains spoilers for …

Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Game-Changing God Of War Secret Hidden In Plain Sight

One of the first things you see at the beginning of God of War is Kratos chopping down a tree with a yellow handprint upon its trunk. It doesn't take long to figure out that handprint belongs to Faye, the recently deceased companion of Kratos and mother to their son Atreus. It's a powerful scene …

Santa Monica

God of War’s cloth map hides an elaborate puzzle

The game’s physical map hides an in-game secret<p><i>God of War</i> players have solved one of the game’s most dense, well-hidden puzzles — one that only owners of the physical special edition could even discover in the first place. Deciphering a set of directions found on the Stone Mason Edition’s cloth map …

5 Years Later, GTA 5 Gets A New Version On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Almost 5 years and 90 million copies shipped after Grand Theft Auto V was released in September 2013, developer Rockstar Games today released a "new" version of the open-world game. The $85 GTA V: Premium Online Edition, as it's called, includes the main game, an up-to-date version of GTA Online, …

Grand Theft Auto

God Of War PS4 Guide: How Skills, Enchantments, And Armor Work

God of War on PS4 introduces a surprising number of changes to the series. The latest game does away with the linear structure and progression from past games. Now you can explore an open-ended environment, earn XP to unlock abilities from a skill tree, and even acquire armor sets that improve your …

Self-improvement

God of War guide: tips to know before you play

God of War is a fantastic game — that’s better with a few tips<p><i>God of War</i> is one of the year’s best games, but similarly to last year’s <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, it can be surprisingly opaque. Having completed the main story and much of the postgame adventure, I wish I’d known the …

Dark Souls Remastered: Here's What's Different

The remastered version of From Software's celebrated action RPG, Dark Souls, arrives on a new generation of consoles in a little over a month. Along with improved visuals and framerate, the game features an assortment of gameplay tweaks and quality-of-life changes that should make the experience a …

Dark Souls

How to Remove a Credit Card From an iPhone Completely

- Feb 18, 2018<p>For most iPhone users, having their credit card details saved on their device is inevitable. The benefits seam to outweigh the risks …

Monster Hunter: World Has Released, And It's A Fantastic Starting Place For Newcomers

Monster Hunter has always been an intimidating series to jump into for a variety of reasons. It's challenging for anyone, and traditionally it hasn't done a great job of explaining its various mechanics, leaving players to seek outside help. Monster Hunter World, which is now available on PS4 and …

How to send large files for free: the easiest ways to send massive files

For bigger file transfers, email is a no-go. So what are your options?<p>E-mail is creaking under the demands of the internet, and nowhere is that more …

Software

Dad's Video of Himself Crying Over a Nintendo in 1988 Is Going Mega Viral

On Christmas morning, 1996, I opened the gift that would change my life forever: a Nintendo 64 gaming system, which came with the iconic Super Mario 64. Then, on March 8, 1997, I received Mario Kart 64, for my seventh birthday (while sporting a <b>Goosebumps</b> t-shirt and some seriously awful home-cut …

Retrogaming

All The 2017 Game Awards Nominees

The nominees for this year's Video Game Awards have been revealed. In total, 102 games and gaming personalities were nominated this year. Nintendo picked up the most nominations overall (23), with Sony (15), and Activision (7) following behind.<p>Game of the Year nominees include The Legend of Zelda: …

Gaming

Super Mario Odyssey Guides, Tips, Secrets Locations, And Things We Wish We Knew

Compared to past 3D Mario games, Super Mario Odyssey is far more open in its level design. As a result, the game is packed with collectables and secrets to discover. To help you better your skills and find the coolest stuff the game has to offer, we've compiled all of our in-depth guides and …

Watching a Super Mario Odyssey player dump hundreds of Moons at once is oddly calming

Fill that ship up real good<p><i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> is packed with literally hundreds of collectibles — most prominently Moons, the coveted energy source of the ship in which Mario and Cappy travel throughout the game. And if you’re as good as Reddit user lyouke at finding these well-hidden items, you …

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Has A Secret That Long-Time Nintendo Fans Will Adore

<i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> is everything that’s great about video games. The tight gameplay, clever design, and whimsy harken back to a time when gamers could gather around the TV and theorize over a game’s secrets without the help of millions of gamers on the internet. Specifically, 1996, when <i>Super Mario</i> …

Turn Any PC Game Fullscreen With This App

Windows: Windows 10 makes window management pretty easy thanks to its accessible shortcuts—the WIN key plus the arrow keys—but certain apps just …

Apps

Windows 10 update sends some PCs into a BSOD boot loop

A troublesome Windows update that was rolled out to PCs running the Windows 10 Creators Update yesterday is causing some systems to spit out a blue …

Stardew Valley guide for beginners

Everyday tips and advice on farming and more<p>Perhaps you just got your hands on <i>Stardew Valley</i> on PC. Or, like me and many others, you picked up the game because it’s on the Nintendo Switch. Whatever the case may be, it turns out running a farm all on your own is a lot of work! Not only that, much of …

SNES Classic Hacked, Hundreds of Games Now Playable

A USB link to a PC and a free software tool is all that's required, and the list of working games continues to grow.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Activate GodMode in Windows 10

In Windows 10, settings and controls are divided between the Settings menu and the traditional Control Panel. Some settings -- including touchscreen-specific settings and Windows Update -- are found only in the Settings menu, while others, such as the Device Manager, are still mostly accessed …

The Cam Girls Who Also Stream on Twitch

In many ways, Geisha Monroe and Mandy Morbid are typical Twitch streamers—they’re gamers who share their play experiences with an online following. …