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Hooking Up Xbox 360 Sound

Xbox 360 allows two types of audio connections: analog and digital.Both analog and digital audio connections can give you surround sound or stereo sound, depending on the sound system that you use with [more…]

Understanding Poker

Like a house, poker requires a foundation. Only when that foundation is solidly in place can you proceed to build on it. When all the structural elements are in place, you can then add flourishes and decorative [more…]

Defining Your Dungeons & Dragons Character

A Dungeons & Dragons player character lives in an ancient time, in a world much like ours was in medieval times, when knights and castles filled the land. Imagine this place, where magic really works and [more…]

Playing Texas Hold'em Move by Move

Like all poker games, Hold'em has a very specific order in which the cards are dealt and played. [more…]

Separating Myths from Facts in Vampire: The Requiem

Where does Vampire's mythology diverge from popular belief? Where do the conceits ring true? The following statements outline real-world legends of the undead, clarifying their truth or falsity in the [more…]

Improving Your Odds at Roulette

Remember to stay realistic about the long odds on this popular game of chance. Approach roulette with the sober realization that, with a house advantage of 5.26 percent on the American wheel, roulette [more…]

Understanding the Basics of Chess Openings

The first lesson you must learn on the road to improving your chess game is to get your priorities straight. Not only should you not be trying to checkmate your opponent in the opening, but you shouldn't [more…]

Understanding the Basics of Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy is very similar in aim to regular Rummy, but Gin has some additional wrinkles that make it a more interesting and challenging game.

To play Gin Rummy, you need the following: [more…]

Preparing to Play Blackjack

Yes, understanding the basics of blackjack is relatively easy. But, before you can walk away a winner, you need a deeper understanding of the nuances of the game and casino protocol. [more…]

The Play of the Hand at Bridge

After the bidding for tricks, the play begins. Either your team or the other team makes the final bid. Let's pretend that you make the final bid — for nine tricks. Therefore, your goal is to win at least [more…]

Setting Up Your Xbox before Playing

When you turn on your Xbox 360, you first need to perform the initial setup. This process lets you: [more…]

Recognizing the Role of the Rook in Chess

In chess, the rook can move only forward and backward or from side to side — always in a straight line. Each player has two rooks to start a match, and each rook is placed in the back corner on either [more…]

Acquainting Yourself with Euchre

Euchre is an excellent card game, simple in concept but with a high degree of subtlety in the play. The game also offers myriad variations, because it can be played with any number of players and as a [more…]

Avoiding Common Mistakes at Texas Hold'em

Everybody makes mistakes as they play cards. The wise learn and get better. The rest pull out another bill and feed everyone else at the table. [more…]

The Best Ways to Defeat a Vampire

Everyone knows Hollywood's take on the vampire myth, and how to go about destroying one of the undead. Confront her with a crucifix or garlic. Immerse her in running water. Cut off her head. Stake her [more…]

Playing DVDs on Your Xbox

Every Xbox 360 can play DVD movies right out of the box — with no additional parts necessary. Watching a movie on the Xbox 360 is a straightforward process. [more…]

Dealing with Multiple Gamers on Xbox

Each member of your family can have his or her own profile on the Xbox 360. This way, players can keep their own scores, game saves, and Xbox Live information separate. [more…]

Mastering the Art of Bluffing in Poker

Some players — and it's only a few of them, to be sure — never bluff. After you figure out who they are, playing against them is easy. If they bet once all the cards are out, you can safely throw your [more…]

Looking at the Components of a Dungeons & Dragons Game

You need three distinct components to play a Dungeons & Dragonsgame: [more…]

Starting a Bridge Game: Dealing and Bidding

Obviously, more is involved in playing a game of bridge than you can collect in one or two articles. If playing bridge were that simple, it wouldn't be half as challenging, rewarding, and fun. Here is [more…]

Parental Controls: Limiting Access to Your Xbox

Each parent makes different decisions about what games his or her children play and the movies they watch. If you're worried about your kids making that decision without your input, you might want to investigate [more…]

Connecting Your Xbox 360 to Your Home or the World

Xbox 360 is a platform that can use many of your existing entertainment and communications systems. You can use your Xbox 360 with standard or high-definition TVs, connect and play the digital content [more…]

Playing a Hand of Seven-Card Stud Poker

Seven-Card Stud requires patience. Because you're dealt three cards right off the bat — before the first round of betting — it's important that these cards are able to work together before you enter a [more…]

Improving Your Home Game of Hold'em

Playing poker at home means you get to see your pals and you don't get chewed up by the rake. To improve your home games of Hold'em or any other kind of poker, outfit the gameroom [more…]

Navigating the Casino Maze

From Monaco to Vegas to the local riverboats, most casinos of the world are laid out similarly. This common design is no accident — casino owners have an intimate knowledge of the gambler's mind, and they [more…]

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