How To’s

Find out ‘How To’ do interesting things within the subject of gaming and technology.

  • Tomodachi Life: How To Create a Perfect Mii Personality

    Tomodachi Life, famously called Tomodachi Collection: New Life in Japan and Friend Gathering Apartment in South Korea is one of the most famous life simulation video games out there. This Nintendo’s creation came out in 2013, yet is still very popular among people of all ages. A healthy serving of this game revolves around personalities created in the game. The personality you create decides how the game goes for you. Called Mii in the game, it interacts with others in the game and hence you need to be careful when designing your personality. The personality mechanism in the game is not very easy to comprehend, however how the end result would be is pretty hard to predict. Understanding Personalities Your…

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  • How to Get Good at League of Legends

    One of the biggest and most competitive gaming communities in the world, League of Legends offers endless opportunities whether you want to play against artificial or human opponents. With an expansive league of champions to choose from and an endless amount of strategies to experiment with, League of Legends is a game that will test you in every way possible, and then some. Whether you’re a new gamer or have been playing a while, it’s always possible to improve at League of Legends. With global tournaments and constant updates, you’ll need to do your homework if you want to be truly competitive. The good news is that there’s plenty of help available for those who want it: here’s a look…

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  • How To Become An eSports Pro

    eSports is fast on the rise and has become a viable career choice for many gamers who are willing to tough it out. Because, if nothing else, making it in eSports is incredibly tough. This isn’t really surprising given that the champions in the scene right now, the true eSport What is eSports? We don’t want to waste much time explaining all the nuances of eSports here – for that you can check out any number of eSports gaming guides – but, basically, eSports is ‘electronic sports’. It’s gamers playing specific games on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 competitively against each other in order to determine an ultimate winner. In recent years, with the establishment of tournaments like the…

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  • The Best Dreamcast Emulators

    Console gaming was a fundamental part of many 90s kids’ upbringing. We remember the likes of the Nintendo 64 and the SEGA Dreamcast and we sigh nostalgically over our joys of the past. The early rise and subsequent death of Dreamcast was a devastating blow to many people for many different reasons. It offered a new era for gaming, offering online platforms and innovative design. It left people desperately wanting more. SEGA Dreamcast was considered a failure in comparison to consoles such as the Playstation and Xbox. But since it’s passing and the continuation of many other consoles, the Dreamcast legacy lives on. Many Dreamcast emulators have allowed avid fans the chance to re-live its glory. The main question out…

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  • How to Talk to Girls in Online Gaming

    You may have read my article about what it’s like to be a female gamer. Well, some guys still want to know how they are expected to approach a girl for optimum results. So, here’s a little bit of advice for those of you who want some tips on how to treat, approach, and win-over girls in-game. Treat Others Well Too She notices how you treat other players. I say this because when you treat other players, newbies, and friends poorly while you are nice to her, chances are she will not want to talk to you. Sure, a little friendly fire is acceptable, it’s all part of the game, but when you are purposely offensive or rude, the right…

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  • How To Live Stream Games: Tips from a Twitch Streamer

    So, you have visited Twitch, Hitbox, and many of the other video game streaming websites. You’ve watched what others do, from the big-name streamers, to the small, and you think you can do it too. Here is what I say: you can do it, with the right equipment and the correct attitude, but most importantly, your attitude is the key ingredient. Let’s start with the basics which you should use and will make you stand out from the others. First, choose your equipment. Now you don’t need state of the art, top of the line PCs that can handle every game out there, but it does help. As long as you have something that can handle running a game with…

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  • How to Avoid Losing Data From a Hard Drive

    Pretty much everyone nowadays relies on hard drives to store data – and some of the data on yours is undoubtedly rather important. Unfortunately although it may seem as though the data on your hard drive is completely safe, that isn’t exactly true – and there are quite a few issues that could affect the data stored there. Rather than waiting for your hard drive to fail or for something to corrupt the data and render it useless, it would be a good idea to take steps so that you can avoid all that. In particular these steps will help you to get started on the right track: Backup important data regularly and check it Any important data should be…

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  • How to Conventions! The Steps You Should Take on Attending Conventions

    There are many of you out there who have been to a convention and there are many of you that have not. After reading this you’ll be ready to return to the convention seen or go to your very first one like a veteran. There are many things to do at the convention and honestly you won’t be able to get to it all, that’s why you need to plan to revisit the convention numerous times. Whether it be going to PAX to learn from your favorite developers, TwitchCon to meet your favorite streamer, or VidCon to meet your favorite YouTuber. We all have our own reasons on attending these conventions but what we do with our time is nearly…

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  • How To Make Money From Games

    While most people are dead against letting their kids play video games all day long, there could be many benefits to allowing that pastime. We all know that young people spend too much time sat in front of screens, but that’s just a fact of the world today. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t mean they’ll grow up to become lazy and inadequate. For the first time, we now have a generation of people who were raised with PlayStations and Xboxes. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of them are making a killing. If you don’t know how to make money from games, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to dispel all the myths and…

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  • How to Host Your Own Minecraft Server

    Hosting your own Minecraft server can be a lot of fun, but it’s not the easiest thing to do. Here’s how you can do it, step by step. Check Your Capabilities When you’re using your computer as a server for Minecraft, you will need to have a strong enough computer. First of all, you’ll have to make sure that you have sufficient RAM and a fast CPU. This is necessary to handle the amount of users that will be logging onto your server and playing the game. Checking your internet connection speed is a good idea too. It can be incredibly frustrating when the internet is too slow to keep up with the people who are trying to play the…

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  • How To Take Your Gaming Skills To The Next Level

    If you’re a gamer, you’re already obsessed with levelling up. Taking things to next level is in your DNA. It’s the driving purpose behind every game you play, and every move you make. But, if you’re anything like us, you’re stuck in a rut of mediocrity. Sure, you can take it to the newbies, and crush them easily! But, you fail miserably against the online, multiplayer experts. If you want to step up your game, you’ve got to put in some real time and effort. With enough practice, you could even go pro. It all starts with some simple daily upgrades. Think of yourself as the computer characters. You’ve got to upgrade your equipment, and build up your skill stats.…

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  • How to make a Good Movie from a Video game

    Taste is subjective, but I think it is rather obvious that movie adaptations of famed video games have for the most part been poor. Who can forget the car crash that was the Super Mario Bros. Movie (interdimensional dinosaur people!), the confused mess of the Street Fighter adaptation, or the myriad of flicks that have just missed the general point (Doom, Hitman, Silent Hill, Prince of Persia etc.) I actually think there has not been an outstanding movie that took its source material from a video game. Sure, some have been passable, but that’s as good as it gets, which is a bit of a travesty considering what a rich world of originality gaming has been for decades. With plenty…

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  • How To Build A Career In Professional Gaming

    Are you an avid gamer? Do you sleep, eat and breathe gaming? Then why not make a career out of gaming? That’s right; you can actually have a professional career in playing video games. Professional gamers make a living by taking part in international gaming championships. Whilst these kind of tournaments use to be for older and more experienced players, competitors in some competitions can take part from as young as 13 years old. However, the journey to becoming a professional gamer isn’t easy, it takes many hours of practice, skill and an incredible amount of determination. As well as an aptitude for outstanding teamwork. Fancy becoming a professional gamer –  then make sure to have a read of this.…

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