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Before you can play the game, you’ve got to know your peripherals. Learn how joysticks, light guns and other devices work.

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What to do with a Broken Guitar Hero Guitar

Who doesn't like Guitar Hero? It's a video game that let's you reenact those sweaty teenage fantasies you once had about being a rock star. Learn more about what to do with a broken Guitar Hero guitar.


How the PlayStation Camera Works

 How the PlayStation Camera Works

The PlayStation Eye is Sony's latest entry into the video gaming camera market. Find out how it's hoping to make your handheld controller obsolete. See more »

10 Reuses for Old Video Game Controllers

 10 Reuses for Old Video Game Controllers

10 reuses for old video games controllers. Learn about 10 reuses for old video game controllers. See more »

 What to do with a Broken Guitar Hero Guitar

Who doesn't like Guitar Hero? It's a video game that let's you reenact those sweaty teenage fantasies you once had about being a rock star. Learn more about what to do with a broken Guitar Hero guitar. See more »

 What’s the best type of video card for computer gaming?

electing a video card means more than just opting for lots of memory. Learn about the best type of video card for computer gaming in this article. See more »

How the Wii Balance Board Works

 How the Wii Balance Board Works

The Wii Balance Board for Nintendo's Wii tracks a user's weight and movements. See how the Wii Balance Board works as a game controller. See more »

How Media Chairs Work

 How Media Chairs Work

Find out what makes a chair a "media chair" and compare several models currently on the market. See more »

Pistol or Battle Rifle?

 Pistol or Battle Rifle?

The Pistol or the Battle Rifle -- which is the better Halo 2 weapon? HowStuffWorks debates the merits of this video game's pistol and battle rifle. See more »

How Joysticks Work

 How Joysticks Work

Video games are amazing creations, but the fact remains -- if you can't input, you can't play. Take a look inside the quintessential game controller and see how it has evolved over the years. See more »

How does the light gun for a video game work?

 How does the light gun for a video game work?

How does a video-game light gun work? How does the game know where the gun is aiming? See more »