Archive for Category: "Gaming Articles"

Free Parental Controls for PC Games

Free Parental Controls for PC Games

Just like so many things, video games become a problem when they interfere with other aspects of a normal life. Regardless of your reasons, sometimes kids and teenagers should have their computer access and video game time limited. Here’s some of the ways to do it for free.

Video Game Release Dates September, 2012

Video Game Release Dates September, 2012

Is there a particular game you’ve been dying to play? Do you know when they come out, and on which platform? We have a handy list right here of all the video games scheduled for September, 2012. We have the scoop on all the major platforms including PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo 3DS and even Apple and Android tablets!

Considering the Xbox 360 Reset Glitch Hack

Considering the Xbox 360 Reset Glitch Hack

The 360 still works however, and I decided this would be a prime candidate for something I have always been interested in. JTAG-ing. It’s not for the faint of heart.

Gamers Get Girls Infographic

Gamers Get Girls Infographic

How does online gaming stack up against online dating? For one, It’s bigger. The biggest dating site (eHarmony) has about 1 million members whereas the #1 online game (World of Warcraft) has over 12 million members.

Vita Game Cards vs Playstation Store

Vita Game Cards vs Playstation Store

Is there really any difference to which way you buy the game? There are several things to take into account when considering a Vita game for purchase.

Sony-Approved Vita Screenshot Thoughts

Sony-Approved Vita Screenshot Thoughts

I appreciate that Sony included the ability to create screenshots, but attaching all the legal bullshit to it only helps edify their Nazi-esque anti-consumer image.

Nintendo 3DS: Free Repair Time Running Out

Nintendo 3DS: Free Repair Time Running Out

The Nintendo 3DS just had its first birthday. If you’re an early adopter of the 3DS then you might want to think about getting some of those weird problems fixed before it is too late.

Tips When Calling Game Phone Support

Tips When Calling Game Phone Support

This article is intended to help you poor souls who need support with their game console. If you follow these rules, then everything will be fine, and if you don’t then things will probably be difficult for you.

12 Legitimate Reasons to Hack Your Console

12 Legitimate Reasons to Hack Your Console

According to most game companies, software piracy is very black and white. In this article, we analyze the pros and cons of hacking your console, and provide twelve legitimate reasons to do so.

Most Read Articles of the Past Decade

Most Read Articles of the Past Decade

While we get a lot of traffic from articles about heatsinks, cases, motherboards and other PC hardware, there are just some articles that just shoot past all of the others and really stand out. Listed here are the most popular OCModShop articles from the past decade.

Winning the 2012 Console War

Winning the 2012 Console War

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the three major console manufacturers announcing their next generations of consoles in 2012. Nintendo has already beaten their competition to the punch by announcing Wii U at this year’s E3 convention. Rather than speculate on what the consoles will and will not have I decided to look […]

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Q&A with Wes Phillips

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Q&A with Wes Phillips

We got a chance to speak with Capcom’s Wes Phillips about the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Wes was on his way to the airport, but managed to squeeze us in to answer our questions about the new game. It’s been over 10 years since the last Marvel […]

SOCOM 4 Unveiled! Your Questions Answered

SOCOM 4 Unveiled!  Your Questions Answered

On Wednesday, January 26th, Sony and Zipper Interactive invited the OCModShop crew to their offices in Redmond, Washington to take a look at the new SOCOM 4 and let us ask questions.  Not only did we get a full tour of the game, but they had a lobby all decked out with multiple stations for us […]

How to get rid of Physx > GPU Message in PC Games

How to get rid of Physx > GPU Message in PC Games

So you’ve installed that brand new nVidia GeForce GTX 580 and you’re suddently getting an annoying “PHYSX > GPU” message in the top left of your PC game?   Older nVidia drivers did not have this enabled by default, so upgrading your drivers (or even migrating from ATI cards) could give you this message.   This setting is […]

How to make it as a gaming journalist

How to make it as a gaming journalist

Have you ever thought about having a career in the video games industry?  Some might think that it’s all glamorous, but the panelists at PAX10′s Movin’ on Up: How to Make It (Or Not) in Videogames Journalism will tell you that it’s a lot of work, with a little bit of luck mixed in.  Many […]

Duke Nukem Forever Revealed at PAX 2010

Duke Nukem Forever Revealed at PAX 2010

For most gamers, Duke Nukem Forever is the longest-running joke in the industry. The game has been vaporware since its original announcement in 1997. There have been a few screenshots of the game in development over the years, but then delayed again as the game switched engines. The final nail in the coffin came last […]

How to Fix PSP 6.20 Games on Custom Firmware

How to Fix PSP 6.20 Games on Custom Firmware

There was a time when a cracked PSP was an open portal.  The warez scene seemed to be one step ahead of Sony, who are extremely zealous about copyright protection, and you could play just about any backup without any hassle.  Required firmware updates have trickled down from Sony, each one required to play the latest […]

How to get Dante’s Inferno working on custom PSP firmware

How to get Dante’s Inferno working on custom PSP firmware

For a while you could play nearly any PSP game on a hacked firmware.  Within the past few years there have been new games that have required updated firmware in order to play.  Even if you had a hacked firmware, you could not play these new games.  It has always been a game of cat […]

Final Fantasy XIII

Nowadays getting me excited for a game is like getting a porn star horny. I’ve played so much of this crap it’s hard to really jump around for a new title. Nevertheless I have to follow tradition and take a week off for Final Fantasy XIII. I got my game, got my guide (just for […]

Star Trek Online Expansion Details

Star Trek Online Expansion Details

Recently I spoke with Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer for Star Trek Online. Craig was kind enough to take a few moments from his busy schedule to talk about what gamers can look forward to in future updates for the game. GVK: What features did you wish to include but were unable to? CZ: More PvE […]