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Turn Your XBMC Media Center into a Video Game Console

Turn Your XBMC Media Center into a Video Game Console
Congrats, you once again timed your post exactly right.A week ago I was tryijng to acheive exactly this :D Thanks! Flagged @Igor: It's like I'm in your miiiiiiind! ;-) @Whitson Gordon: I second Igor, I just got my XBMC Live Acer Revo fully set up and fully automated, my next step was to add games. Any thoughts on to how this process compares to the same process in the Linux / XBMC Live environment? Oh also #corrections the link to the XBMC forum is incorrect. @Izod517: Assuming you're running XBMC from the hard drive, the process should be mostly the same apart from the folder paths. @Whitson Gordon: Ok some final words for those of us with an Acer Revo 1600 running XBMClive / Linux - which I know a lot of Lifehackers are doing based on previous articles. The set up is fairly similar to the one above - you can get through the Launcher mess in XBMClive following these instructions and modifying it to your liking for your specific EMU / ROMs: [] Change your .asoundrc to: Reboot.

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The Ouya debate: Who really wants indie gaming hardware? Upstart indie game company Ouya has made serious waves with its self-titled game console. The under-development system wants to be an open gaming platform, built around freemium games running on Nvidia's Tegra3 platform. According to the project's popular Kickstarter page, the Ouya will cost $99, but won't be ready until at least March 2013. Despite the hype, however, there are some serious questions about whether the game industry can support another living room console, and whether gamers are looking for more set-top boxes to plug into their TVs. Rich: Fact: more than 45,000 backers have pledged a total of $5.8 million toward the development of the Ouya game console via Kickstarter (disclosure: I'm one of them).

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4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online A while back, Damien published a great article on How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu. Jinzora is a great and powerful way to stream your music over the internet, but getting it set up can be somewhat complicated. Today, I thought I’d cover some of the other options that are a little easier to set up, and may work on other platforms. How I built a This is an all in one desktop computer, based on the Raspberry Pi. The goal of this project was to produce a computer system, based on the Raspberry Pi, with an absolute minimum of cable clutter. I think I have succeeded. Note the single power cord exiting the frame to the left.

Home Server Hacks: Running Windows Home Server Connector on Windows 7 Beginning tomorrow, January 9th, you will be able to download Windows 7 from the Windows 7 page on It will be an ISO image that will have to burn to a DVD using something like Roxio or Nero. Let's say you decide to take the plunge.

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BerryBoot v2.0 - bootloader / universal operating system installer For people short on SD cards: Berryboot is a simple boot selection screen for ARM computers like the Raspberry Pi, that allows you to put multiple Linux distributions on a single SD card. In addition it allows you to put the operating system files on an external USB hard drive instead of on the SD card itself. Download link Berryboot for the original Raspberry Pi and Pi Zero: sha1sum: f8cfc1b4f57e0b6886569091ca7e277d33ffee0f Download link Berryboot for the quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 and Pi 3: sha1sum: 7f44898dcca58cd4c1562273a44121c90e3543ab To install: extract the contents of the .zip file to a normal (FAT formatted) SD card, and put it in your Raspberry Pi. This can be simply done under Windows without any special image writer software.