Cool geek stuff for the week of May 16th, 2012
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Tutorial of the week:
Install the Android OS on a PC using VirtualBox
Game of the week:
Realm of the Mad God is a massively co-op 16-bit action RPG that drops you into the thick of the fight in a world overwhelmed by monsters
Cool Site of the week:
Mix and Remix Youtube videos and become your own internet VJ!
Play, use and backup your apps to your PC using the Bluestacks android emulator. This video shows you how to set up and use it as well as some simple hacks to get the most out of Bluestacks.
Links used in this video:
Bluestacks – http://bluestacks.com
Android Market apk – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1298332
Increase storage size – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18432723&postcount=33
Use your webcam to play free online games using only your body as the controller.
The basis of this tutorial is to provide an introductory look at programming in BASIC. Here, we’ll be using Batari Basic to create an Atari 2600 game that’s playable on most Atari emulators.
You can download Visual BBasic from here- http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/219_atari/visual_bbasic.exe
You can download my sample game and source code from here – http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/219_atari/tinkernut_world.zip
***UPDATE: The software has now been updated to 8.0. Please disregard the method I suggest in this video and follow the updated method that is listed here:
This is a follow up tutorial to the video posted about using a webcam to control games:
This video shows you how to control your computer (mainly games and miscellaneous programs such as Google Earth) using your webcam. You will need the software found here:
(free game to use with Camspace)