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Supercharge Your Gaming Experience This Weekend

Modern consoles pack enough power to do far more than play games, while your mobile phone is also a tremendous gaming platform. Take a few hours this weekend and supercharge your gaming experience.

Fine-Tune Your Gaming Hardware

Your gaming rig may be relatively powerful, but that only goes so far if it isn’t tuned for optimal performance. If you’re new to tweaking your graphic settings, our guide can tech you the basics. If you want to take it a bit further, overclock your graphics card. The performance gains are sometimes minimal, but if you need to eke out a little extra performance you’ll want to explore this option and see. Before you go crazy with tweaks, make sure you separate the myths from the facts. Sometimes it’s simply time to get a new graphics card. If you’re not sure, we can help you figure it out.

Repurpose Your Console

You can do a lot with consoles. Streaming media centres make for one of the most popular hacks, and our guide will show you how to handle the task on virtually any console.

That’s far from the only gaming hack, however. People love turning old NES systems and cartridges into newer hardware such as DVD players, wireless routers or USB controllers. We’ve posted a lot of fun and practical game DIY projects, so check out the full list for plenty of other ideas.

Upgrade Your Mobile’s Gaming Experience

While you’ve almost certainly played a few games on your phone or tablet, it can do a lot more than you might find in the app store. For starters, turning it into a retro gaming console is one of the most fun and exciting options. (By the way, you can do this with your computer, too.)

Some mobile gaming systems can be hacked to do even mor. Hacking the Nintendo DS for homebrew adds a lot of features, and you can supercharge it to do even more. If you’re not satisfied with what’s out there, you can always roll your own mobile gaming system as well. You have so many great options when it comes to mobile gaming.

Have a great weekend and enjoy your games!