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Why did you have to blow into an NES cartridge to make it work?
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For the most part, it didn't do anything. When the system didn't work, most people's natural assumption was that the connectors were dirty. The most logical way to clean something like cartridge ...

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How do I do the wall jump in Super Metroid?
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There is a trick to the timing, that I only just discovered (after having played this game for years). When jumping towards the wall, you do not push away and jump at the same time (which would make ...

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Is it worth finishing Assassin's Creed 1 before playing 2?
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If you don't want to invest that much time in AC1, I don't think you'd miss too much if you just read the plot summary on Wikipedia and watch the ending on YouTube. AC2 was an improvement over the ...

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Back-Up PS3 Saves?
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To back up the save from a particular game there is an easier way than backing up your entire hard drive. Just use a thumb drive in the USB slot, and go to the "Saved Data Utility (PS3)" item in the ...

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How can the PS3 do so much with so little RAM and VRAM?
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Part of it is that the operating system consumes much more resources on a PC than on a PS3. Just booting into Windows 7 is going to use several hundred MB of RAM. So if a PC game requires 512MB ...

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Internal PS3 HDD Replacement
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Digital Foundry put together a really good, in-depth comparison of the performance you can get out of different hard drive types (in particular, SSD vs traditional): PS3 Hard Drive Upgrade Guide In ...

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What are the requirements for the different endings in Metroid?
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There are 5 different endings. You can see screenshots of all of them along with requirements here: http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/nes/b/met.htm Under 1 hour: Samus removes her suit, revealing a bikini ...

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Where can I get a battery replacement for a PS3 controller and how can I replace it?
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If you search Google for ps3 controller replacement battery you'll find plenty of places selling them online, including Amazon. They may carry them in Gamestop if you prefer brick&mortar stores. ...

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Which galaxies in Super Mario Galaxy 2 are borrowed from previous Mario games?
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Here are the levels that are directly based on previous levels: Topman's Tower, in the Space Storm Galaxy, is based on part of Buoy Base Galaxy from Super Mario Galaxy. Throwback Galaxy is based on ...

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Is there any way to replay a cutscene?
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Patch 1.02 (released November 27, 2011) adds a cutscene viewer. http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/uncharted_3_patch_102_notes

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Can I use challenge mode to get achievements?
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You can't go directly to levels, but you can go to chapters. I don't have the game handy to try this out, but isn't there a Single Player/Chapters menu once you've finished the game? If not, I know ...

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Are there any differences between Okami and Okami HD apart from the graphics?
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One more change: both the Wii version and the HD PS3 version do not have the original song from the closing credits ("Reset" by Ayaka Hirahara). It was removed for some pretty stupid reasons.

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What is the name of the genre of games similar to Jetpack Joyride?
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I've heard "auto-runner" on some gaming podcasts, because your character constantly/automatically runs. It doesn't seem to be very widespread though--Googling it mainly turns up task scheduling ...

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How does Super Mario Galaxy 2 differ from Super Mario Galaxy?
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If you really enjoyed the first one I think you should definitely get the new one. It's really well done, with more galaxies than last time, and way more stars. And, perhaps most notably, it is more ...

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Is there a way to keep the Portal 2 game completion background?
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Alternatively, you can go to Single Player/Developer Commentary/Chapter 10 - The Credits. This will play the credits and the Wheatley-in-space epilogue. When you get back to the title screen, you'll ...

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Does choosing different dialogues/actions for Nathan affect the storyline?
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One decision that will have a minor callback at the end of the game, but doesn't impact any story/gameplay (minor spoiler):

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Is there a way to hook up my SNES to a modern A/V receiver?
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Your best option is to get an SNES/N64/GC S-video cable, and use a third-party s-video to component adapter. The system came with a stereo A/V cable (red/white/yellow), and Nintendo also sold a first-...

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Do you ever need DLC to get the Platinum trophy for a game?
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Another edge case where your definition of "DLC" may change the answer: episodic games like Walking Dead or Life Is Strange. In these games, you have to play through all episodes of the season to get ...

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Heavy Rain branches
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Most of the branches have smaller effects than you'd expect until late in the game. For the most part, you'll still play all the same chapters. If you don't mind spoilers, I'll go into detail below... ...

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Strange icon keeps appearing at the temple
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I'm pretty sure what you're describing is the "Elika has something to say" icon. As I recall, there is a lot of banter in that area. Try to keep talking to her and see if she says something different ...

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Is there a way to take Screenshots from a DS?
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There must be some means of getting video output from a DS, because G4TV and GameTrailers include gameplay video in their reviews, and there's no way they're playing the entire game in an emulator. ...

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Are there any ways to fix the disappearing flags bug in Assassin's Creed?
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Do you know which flag you didn't get credit for? If the game thinks that you don't have it, then you might be able to pick it up again if you leave the town and come back. However, if the game knows ...

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Is there a "moneymaker" roller-coaster in RCT3?
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I don't know of any such roller coaster, but I never use the pre-fab coasters (where's the fun in that?). I always try to get the price for each ride as high as I can: check what people are thinking ...

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After beating the Portal 2 single player campaign, how do I listen to the ending song again?
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If you want to watch the credits again, you can select Single Player, then Developer Commentary, then scroll all the way down to "Chapter 10 - The Credits". Then the credits and the song will roll ...

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Which console to buy for Rock Band 3
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Two things I'll add that no one else has mentioned: First: I have found that lyrics are a lot easier for the vocalist to read in HD. In general, there is a little less strain on the eyes in HD, ...

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Does Uncharted 4's cover allow wall banging?
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Even when you are in cover you are partly exposed to other players. For example, if you're behind low cover and the opponent is a little higher than you, or if you are behind a corner but the opponent ...

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What are the exact requirements to complete the "Remorse" achievement?
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To get the achievement, you just have to make sure you have the postcard in your possession at the end of the game. You can set the postcard down at any time, as long as you pick it back up before you ...

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Invisible symbols in the Boston Gate Lantern Underground puzzle
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I encountered this once on the PS3 version. Rebooting my system solved it for me. I'm not sure how saving on the PC version works--you might want to try leaving the sewers, saving, rebooting, then ...

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Stuck on Uncharted 3 chapter 12
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I think you're talking about the part at 26:47 of this video: If so, it's definitely a glitch. You should just be able to jump from the last pipe and kick the guy ...

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What are any special effects/methods of killing enemies in Donkey Kong Country Returns?
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You may already know this, but the method to jumping on multiple enemies is a little different than most platformers. In a Mario game, for example, if you hold down the jump button when you hit an ...

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