Explore the inner-workings of your favorite video game titles. Learn more about Halo 3 and America's Army, among others.

World of Warcraft: A Beginner's Guide

World of Warcraft uses simple concepts to build a complex game system. The game itself teaches people how to play, and there are lots of resources, both inside the game and out, for finding answers to questions.

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  • 10 Myths About Gaming Cheats

    10 Myths About Gaming Cheats

    Video games are often full of little surprises. But sometimes, there are rumors of unlockables that simply don't exist. See more »

  • Clicking and Picking: The 'Minecraft' Quiz

    Clicking and Picking: The 'Minecraft' Quiz

    Punching trees is an easy way to begin, but to survive long term in 'Minecraft' you'll have to handle everything from starvation to skeletons to silverfish. Do you know your planks from your pistons and your ghasts from your golems? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: World of Warcraft

    Fact or Fiction: World of Warcraft

    World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that took the online gaming world by storm in 2004. How much do you know about this digital world of fantasy? See more »

  • Halo 2 and the Art of Storytelling

    Halo 2 and the Art of Storytelling

    For many, the only thing bigger than a new Halo game would be an actual alien invasion of Earth. In our exclusive interview, Bungie Studios manager Pete Parsons discusses the ins and outs of creating the story for this monster sequel. See more »

  • Halo 3 Overview

    Halo 3 Overview

    The next chapter in the Halo saga greeted millions of eager gamers around the world with promises of new features and a much-anticipated close to the storyline, the heart of the Halo series. Does it live up to the hype? See more »

  • Halo 3 Wish List

    Halo 3 Wish List

    Boats, flamethrowers, proximity mines and more -- we spent some long nights compiling the perfect wish list of things we'd like to see in "Halo 3." See more »

  • Halo History

    Halo History

    A little rusty on what happened in the first Halo game? Our guide gives you the story, plus details of what was happening off-screen. See more »

  • Halo Networking: An Interview with Chris Butcher

    Halo Networking: An Interview with Chris Butcher

    Getting Halo 2 ready for play on X-Box Live was no easy task. Read what it akes to get all of these X-boxes to play together nicely in an interview with Bungie's Chris Butcher. See more »

  • Halo Roundup

    Halo Roundup

    In honor of the release of Halo 3, here's the HowStuffWorks Halo Roundup. Check out the storytelling and sound design in Halo 2 and read interviews with Chris Butcher of Bungie Studios. See more »

  • How Americas Army Works

    How Americas Army Works

    The U.S. military has spent millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours on ... a video game. "America's Army" has people hooked. It's free and it has amazing features. So why are people getting so worked up about it? See more »

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