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Microsoft's XBox 360 Jasper: Guide on How to Find One

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297w ago - Courtesy of Engadget, Ben Heck has recently dissected a Microsoft XBox 360 Jasper console and says that checking the amperage rating near the barcode (you can see through the hole in the packaging) is the most sure-fire way to find a Jasper to date.

In summary, if it says 14.2 amps it's a Falcon unit (65nm CPU, 90nm GPU), 12.1 amps makes it a Jasper unit (65nm CPU, 65nm GPU).

Those interested can check out the full article (linked above) for additional details and complete disassembly documentation with step-by-step pictures.

Below is a picture (click to enlarge) of the XBox 360 packaging hole, with both the Falcon and Jasper differentiation illustrated.
 

LittleBigPlanet Official Strategy Guide Available, Over 300 Pages!

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304w ago - Media Molecule and Brady Games have teamed up to create a 300-page strategy guide that gives you everything you need to get the most out of LittleBigPlanet.

Expect a detailed walkthrough through the entire game, a complete listing of all the items to collect and trophies to earn, and how to discover all the single player and multiplayer secrets.

On top of that, for all you aspiring LBP Creators, this guide has everything you need to know about all the in-game tools and materials and guides on how to make basic objects, like enemies and vehicles, to entire complex levels.

To quote: If you didn't catch the news on the Media Molecule site our friends at Brady Games hooked up with Mm to make a one-of-a-kind strategy guide that gives you everything you need to get the most out of LittleBigPlanet. In fact, its one of the biggest guides they have ever made with over 300 pages of content!

Expect a detailed walkthrough through the entire game, a complete listing of all the items to collect and trophies to earn, and how to discover all the single player and multiplayer secrets. On top of that, for all you aspiring LBP Creators, this guide has everything you need to know about all the in-game tools and materials and...
 

Guide: How To Play MKV Files On Your PlayStation 3

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309w ago - Now the PlayStation 3 is a brilliant media center as it can pretty much play any format you would ever desire and the ease of copying files combined with accessible expandable storage makes it nearly perfect. Although as you might or might not already know the PlayStation 3 can not playback the standard HD format that is .mkv.

Matroska is slowly becoming the norm for high definition content and it's a bit let down that Sony haven't supported it. Luckily there is a fairly easy work around that you can use through the process of ReMuxing.

Remuxing in this instance takes the video and audio streams and combines them into one mixed file. This means that you'll end up with a playable file but without any visible loss of quality. This file, which can be a .vob or .mpeg depending on your preference, can then be played back on your PlayStation 3 instantly. It's also incredibly quick to remux your file to this format as I've rarely waited more than a couple of minutes for a file to be generated.

What you'll need is mkv2vob which is the easiest and quickest program to use that can do this. This program is quite diverse for what is a simple program. You can produce spilt files for easier backing up and you can produce the outcome in a number...
 

WiiHD's Nintendo Wii Homebrew Guide & Video available!

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321w ago - The guys over at WiiHD are so happy to be playing Quake on the Wii that they have celebrated by putting together a handy Wii Homebrew how-to guide and starter kit complete with the video below.

If you haven't already modded the Wii, then check out the link above.

To quote: Our glee from playing Quake on Wii has led us to document the experience of setup and installation of the Twilight Hack and Homebrew Channel. It isn't without it's risks, so before considering going Homebrew you should research the matter yourself.

If you decide to go for it, hit WiiHD's brand-spankin-new Homebrew Guide and dive in. It includes a video guide for installation and a pre-made install file so all you have to do is unzip to straight to your SD card's root directory and follow the video.




 

Metal Gear Solid 4 Close Quarters Combat Guide video out!

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323w ago - GameTrailers have shared a handy Metal Gear Solid 4 guide on close quarters combat.

In related news, early sales figures from Japan show that MGS4 has already sold over 300,000 copies (not including bundles). Around 130,000 standard editions were sold and 170,000 limited editions were sold.

A detailed look at Snake's melee moves is below:

Enjoy!




 
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