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  • How-Tos: How to sign out of Xbox Games app in Windows 8

    We show you how to sign out from the Xbox Games Live app in Windows 8. How to change the account of your Xbox Games app, so that you can use your Xbox Gamertag in your Windows 8 PC or laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to download and play Flappy Bird

    Flappy Bird may have disappeared from the App Store and Google Play, but you can still get it: here’s how.

  • How-Tos: Improve graphics card performance

    How to make sure you get a noticeable improvement in graphics performance when you upgrade the graphics card in your PC or laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to play PS3 games on PS4: Backwards compatibility explained

    Can you play PS3 games on the PS4? We explain the backwards compatibility of Sony's next-gen games console.

  • How-Tos: How to record, edit and share Xbox One gameplay footage

    A guide to recording, editing and sharing your Xbox One gameplay footage.

  • How-Tos: Stop screen juddering when watching UK TV on Xbox One

    Does the screen judder when you watch TV via your Xbox One console? Here's a hack that will sort it out.

  • How-Tos: How to improve fps in games

    Want your games to run faster and smoother? Try these tips and tricks before shelling out on a new graphics card or other hardware.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your graphics card

    Turn your humble PC into a games machine at a fraction of the price of a next-gen console. Here's how to fit a more powerful graphics card.

  • How-Tos: Windows 8 game of the month - Doodle Army

    Countless games are available for Windows 8 PCs and laptops, and our favourite this week is a truly simple and addictive little game called Doodle Army

  • How-Tos: How to watch PlayStation Meeting 2013: new PlayStation 4 launch

    Sony is staging a huge event this week, an event it is calling its 'PlayStation Meeting 2013'. Here's how you can watch and follow the PlayStation launch live.

  • How-Tos: Watch streaming video better with these tips for power users

    If you're reading this, you don't need to be told that streaming live video on your PC and mobile gadgets is blowing up in a big way; with streaming sites like Justin.tv, UStream, and game-specific streaming services Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv, you have more options for live news and entertainment than ever before. But with so many streams on so many sites (and not so many full-featured standalone player apps), staying on top of the brave new world of streaming TV can be a pain. With that in mind, here are some quick tips and tricks for making your live video streaming experience less painful.

  • How-Tos: How to use an Xbox 360 wireless controller on a PC

    Ever wished you could use your Xbox 360 wireless controllers on your PC or laptop? Well, you can. All you need is Microsoft's Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows. We show you how to set it up.

  • How-Tos: How to buy and play games using Steam

    Steam is the most popular way to buy, download and games on your PC or laptop. We explain how to set up an account, buy a game and play it with friends using its multiplayer mode.

  • How-Tos: How to Play Windows Games on a Mac

    We take a look at the best virtualization software that'll have you playing windows games on a mac in no time.

  • How-Tos: Record PlayStation 3 gameplay to share on YouTube

    Want to share your PS3 or Xbox gameplay via YouTube? Perhaps you'd like to capture HD video from your games console to your PC? Let our Helproo Editor explain how.

  • How-Tos: Top Ten Factors for Choosing a Gaming PC

    PC gaming is big again. According to market research firm NPD, the release of Diablo III drove PC game sales up 230 percent in May. That was in a month where overall sales of games dropped by 28 percent. The Gods and Kings expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization V did well in its recent release, too. Even smaller companies, such as Ironclad Games, with its Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, are shipping PC games that garner great reviews and attract new players.

  • How-Tos: Upgrade laptop graphics card

    Can you upgrade the graphics sub-system in a laptop?

  • How-Tos: How to Run Your Own LAN Party

    Remember the good old days of the LAN party? You might not; thanks to today's prevalence of broadband connections, the availability of free voice and video chat services, and the ample multiplayer support found in most modern games, you no longer have to leave your home to frag your friends.

  • How-Tos: Draw Something tips and tricks

    Whether you've just discovered Draw Something or have been playing since day one, you're probably wishing you could draw better pictures for your friends. We're on hand to help with our tips and tricks.

  • How-Tos: Can a Gamepad Beat a Keyboard and Mouse?

    Keyboard and mouse, or console gamepad? That question has plagued first-person-shooter enthusiasts since time immemorial--or at least, since consoles started supplanting the PC as a viable choice for first-person shooters. Since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will support cross-platform multiplayer in the PlayStation 3 and PC versions, we decided to see whether a keyboard and mouse would give us an unfair edge over controller FPS players by using the Hori Tactical Assault Commander 3. You might not be surprised to learn that we personally prefer our keyboards and mice--but we didn't quite agree on how a keyboard-and-mouse combo would fare against a controller in a cross-platform scenario.

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