Monday, April 2, 2012

PS3 controller to PC

I had a little trouble figuring this out, so I wanted to help anyone else having a hard time. There have been a couple ways I've seen it work, the first I came across was MotioninJoy. This works for some friends of mine, but sadly I had to look elsewhere to establish a connection between my controller and computer.

After much searching I came across an alternative.

Everything you need is here.

Install libusb and then plug your controller in. After this, run ps3sixaxis_en. It will open and close. Now it should work! If it still doesn't, do what I do and run ps3sixaxis_en three or for times while pressing the PS home button as many times as you can while it's up.

Happy gaming! I enjoy using my Playstation controller to play a lot of games on my computer. Figured it was going to be a lot cheaper than buying a PC gamepad, especially since I have a few of these laying around all the time.


My friend was talking to me the other day about how his brother would always tell on him. I thought about it, and not once did my brother ever snitch on me. We would fight, rip each other's hair out, call each other names (the only one that made him mad was butt-butt) and generally just hate one another, but we never snitched. I know he's got real good dirt on me, but even when he's raging so he hard his face turns red, he won't rat me out. I think that's part of what a good friendship is, putting the people you care about above your immediate concerns no matter how mad you are at them.

Anyway, I thought about that and it made me proud. My brother and I still get mad at each other, but we're pretty freaking tight, and I can say the same thing about a lot of my friends. I'm glad to have all of them around.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


The Marathon Trilogy. Ah, yes. It came with my first computer, all three of the games. And a cheating program that my younger self made full use of. It's free now, so I've been playing it recently, and it is a lot different without infinite ammo for all of your crazy alien weaponry/killing instruments. I've found myself enjoying it sans god power though, so it really has stood the test of time for me.

For those into the Halo series it's interesting to note that this was Bungie's 2nd FPS, and when they ported it to Apple's Pippin it became their first ever console game.

If you want it, get it here. It's pretty cool.

Chex Quest

I think I'm going to start playing this game again. I first got it in a box of Chex when I was little, and at the time I'd just been told I couldn't play Doom (for some reason my grandma's computer came with Doom 2). I started playing this and I was just like, "I ain't even mad."

It was the first video game to ever come in a box of cereal. One of many firsts my generation has born witness to. Basically you run around with a spoon and kill evil green blobs, in a very similar fashion to Doom.  It doesn't seem like much, but when you're a kid starved for video games it is pure JACKPOT. I spent so many hours in their fictional cereal world that I would be ashamed if I weren't an intensely proud gamer.

Friday, March 30, 2012

You know you want it

R2D2 Xbox 360 with built-in projector. It even makes R2's bleeps and blops when you turn it on or off.

Alien Brain Hemorrhage

The cocktail consists of half a shot glass full of peach schnapps, with Bailey’s Irish Cream poured on top. Once the shot is almost full, a small amount of blue curacao is added, and once that settles, a small splash of grenadine tops the drink off.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bronx Sniper


I'm so hungry. Instant quesadilla:

1. Tortilla
2. Cheese
3. Cilantro
4. Salsa

Combine, then melt cheese. Unfortunately all I have is tortillas, so I'll be eating the paper of the food kingdom tonight.

B2k Patch Help

The newest patch for Battlefield 3 (on PS3) requires that if you have the DLC Back to Karkand you need to re-download it. I had no problems with the patch, but every time I went to re-download B2K it froze, resulting in a 15 minute system restore every time. The only way I found to get around this (if you're having this problem) is to go to your download manager in your Account Management under the Playstation Network tab and download it from there.

360 Controller Fix

If you're having trouble with your Xbox 360 controller staying on, try taking out the battery pack and bending the metal tab on the back out. Also pull the springs that touch the batteries up with a screwdriver (knife, scissors, whatever). Alternately those controllers have bad battery indicators. Sometimes all you need are new batteries, even if it says you don't.

I don't have a 360 myself, but I saved my friends $60 they'd have spent on new controllers with these methods. I'm a PS3 man myself.

Some tips

Dog bites can be pretty nasty, I learned yesterday. If you find yourself in a post-dog attack situation be sure to clean to clean the wound with warm soap and water immediately. Antibiotic cream and some bandages and I was good to go. Luckily didn't get bit too bad, otherwise medical treatment might have been necessary.

Anyway, I'll be sharing helpful tips I've picked up. I picked this one up just yesterday..