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Alien Isolation: Nostalgic Mission 9 Playthrough With Commentary

Saturday, October 25th, 2014





Mission 9 in Alien Isolation takes us through as a team of explorers on LV-426 in search of the derelict spaceship that is emitting the distress signal that the crew of the Nostromo honed in on in the original Alien film from 1979. It is a total throwback to the old film and I couldn’t resist making a playthrough vid w/commentary. Hope you all enjoy!








Hacking My Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Root, SafeStrap, Flash Recovery, Free WiFi Tether, Custom OS, Flash Player

Friday, December 13th, 2013





The Galaxy Note 3 is here! Well, you already knew that. But, happy to say it’s in my hands now. :D

The HTC DNA served me well over the past year, and other than one lone issue with the SIM card (which was easily corrected), I never had one problem with this phone. I upgraded solely because I felt like it. Just wanted a new device with a better camera and faster performance, and oh boy, did I ever score! The Note 3 is easily the best smartphone I have ever seen to date. This wasn’t just a modest upgrade from last year’s flagship device. It was a quantum leap. Boots up in mere seconds and never looks back. Never hangs or gets overloaded. Just an all-around badass. I won’t spend too much time going into the specs, as the link above will tell you all you need to know. For now, let’s get into what you’re here for. Let’s root this monster and remove the OTA shackles.


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Grand Theft Auto V 5 PS3 Loading Story Mode Freezing Glitch SOLUTION

Monday, October 7th, 2013





Stuck on 43% complete on GTAV and story mode loading for hours? It happened to me too, and it absolutely sucks. At present there is no acknowledgement of the glitch from Rockstar, much less a fix. But, we do have a nice work-around!

I was able to track down a save file that’s 48% complete, and puts you just a couple missions after the 43.3% corruption glitch. I have resigned the file and made both a North American and European version. They’ve been completely decrypted and are free of their original profile stamps. All you have to do is download the zip, extract the folder to a flash drive, pop it in your PS3, copy it to your saved games, and enjoy not having to start all over.


North American version:

BLUS31156SGTA50003.zip


European version:

BLES01807SGTA50003.zip




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Little Mac vs. Mike Tyson 2013

Thursday, September 26th, 2013





Little Mac vs. Mike Tyson on Fight Night Champion.

Got a little curious one night as to how The Dream Fight from the old school Punch Out might play out on a modern day boxing game. The results were amusing to me.








Double Dragon II (NES) Playthrough With Commentary

Monday, August 12th, 2013





Detouring ever-so-slightly from the LJN track we’ve recently been on, this week I happily dust off one of my favorite beat’em-ups of all time — Double Dragon II: The Revenge for the NES.

Still one of the best ever.








Jaws (NES) Playthrough With Commentary

Monday, August 5th, 2013





The LJN playthroughs continue with Jaws for the NES. Another game from the notorious dev that caused many a frustration amongst avid gamers of that day. As with The Karate Kid and Friday the 13th, I take you through with live commentary and point out how easy this game is to beat. After this quick run-through you’ll be wearing Jaws’ teeth around your neck as you’re hanging his skin on your favorite meat hook.








Friday the 13th (NES) Playthrough With Commentary

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013





Got a special request to do this video after The Karate Kid playthrough went up last week. In this brand new Friday the 13th walkthrough with live commentary, I will show you how to easily conquer Jason’s reign of terror at Crystal Lake. This video is also a sequel to the events that took place in the original Friday the 13th RIR film from 2008.








The Karate Kid (NES) Playthrough With Commentary

Thursday, July 25th, 2013





This game is seriously easy. Never understood why so many people claim it’s super hard. In my video I’ll show you why you shouldn’t have a hard time getting through Daniel-San’s 8-bit Okinawa adventure.








Hacking My HTC Droid DNA: Unlock Bootloader, Root, Flash Recovery, Install WiFi Tether, Flash Player

Sunday, December 16th, 2012





Hello Droid DNA!

I finally have my Thunderbolt replacement!

Ah, the good ol’ T-Bolt. The out-dated dinosaur aspect didn’t bother me nearly as much as the phone being riddled with problems. Touch screen was on the fritz and most aggravating was the 4G radio having consistent connectivity issues. Didn’t seem to matter how strong my signal was, the phone often times had a mind of it’s own in terms of staying connected to the network. What made it worse was it’s inability to foul over to 3G when the 4G radio decided to tank. Basically, unless I had wifi, I’d be left with no connection until the phone randomly decided to connect to Verizon’s network again. Not fun. I researched the problem and troubleshot it to infinity. No dice. Most feel the Thunderbolt was plagued with problems the moment it launched, and several of those bugs are still rendering multiple users with unresolved issues. I decided to move on.

When the HTC One X went to AT&T and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 didn’t quite sell me, I found myself kinda stuck with the Thunderbolt. I refused to pick a device I didn’t like and sign a new contract, being forced to fall into Big V’s poverty-row tiered data plans. I had just purchased an iPad and needed a reliable device that could tether Verizon’s lightning fast 4G on demand (for free), without fear of exceeding a bandwidth cap. I had heard rumblings that HTC was working on a new, fully loaded flagship device for Verizon. Enter, Droid DNA. Purchased one outright with no contract. Still have unlimited data with Verizon. Score.

Ok, now on to the fun stuff.

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God Bless eBay!

Saturday, August 11th, 2012





Several people have asked what’s up with me selling so much stuff on the LK eBay Blowout Sale post. Do I owe the I.R.S.?? Am I going bankrupt?? Thankfully, no (knock on wood). It was a fundraiser for my new PC build!

When I decided it was finally time to upgrade from my old dinosaur Pentium 4, I made a commitment to not touch my checking account and raise the money by getting rid of some old junk that’s been sitting in boxes/bins for years and was starting to seriously clutter my basement. Using eBay, about a month and a half later here we are.


Mobo
SSD
HDD
OS
Case
PSU
CPU
Video
RAM
Disc
Asus Sabertooth z77
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
WD Caviar Black 3TB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Cooler Master HAF X RC-942
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
Intel Quad-Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1600mhz
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R Blu-Ray Burner


Not a bad rig considering it technically didn’t cost me anything. No busted bank account. No spouse backlash. Plus, I had a blast putting it all together. Satisfaction is in the air.

It’ll be nice editing video with this badboy. Making the jump from a Pentium 4, I can’t even imagine how much this will reduce post-production time.

A huge thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the eBay campaign and made it such a success. I hope you’re enjoying your new stuff.

Those of you asking for new vids, you’ll be hearing from me soon! :)

Have a great day, peeps!

~LK