Category Archives: News
3-24-13: Initial release.
For those that didn’t know, Mysteryblock is back in action, which is another blog that I used to write on last year, until the hosting expired. In that case, I had to come back here and continue with my blog writing.
Unfortunately, all the data on the old mysteryblock was gone, and with that some of my game tutorials with screenshots have fallen off the face of the planet.
The team has learned through its struggles, and the future is bright. I am still going to be continuing to be writing at both blogs, but the content will be slightly different from this blog versus Mysteryblock. What kind of content? Well, that is going to be a surprise. Stay tuned!
3-14-13: Initial release.
I love LAN games. I love to snipe people. What better way to do that then meld the two together and have a lot of good times?!
Click tunngle link below for the latest up to date instructions, and also my video tutorial!
1-1-13: Initial release.
I want to personally wish everyone here who is a fellow reader of the blog a happy new year 2013, and may you keep all your New Year’s Resolutions (if you got any).
For 2013, I will continue to do what I do best, and that is to put emphasis on tutorials. I got a long list of tutorials submitted by the community for my youtube channel vstPower, and maybe depending on the content, I may make similar text tutorials here for the blog.
If a certain video is considered too extreme to put on youtube, don’t be surprised I make a tame text equivalent to put here on the blog. Other than that, if you guys got any requests, comments, feedbacks, or just stories of how the blog or the youtube channel has helped your life over the last few years, by all means, let me know!
Thank you for your support, and let’s get ready for some good times in 2013!
11-22-12: Initial release.
For those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving today, Happy Thanksgiving. I am not going to bore you with the history details of what Thanksgiving is, that is what Wikipedia and Google is for.
Instead, how about I quickly go over for what I am thankful for? I am thankful for:
- Having an active blog since 2007
- Having a great Youtube presence online (first VersatileNinja, GameDexterity, and now vstPower)
- For having written a book
- For having a house, and a job, and a wonderful family that supports me
- For all the great knowledge in my head that I continue to share with my community
- For having a newfound love for multiplayer games with LAN, and making video/text tutorials to get others into the mood and more
There are certainly more things I could write, but I’m not going to. For you guys that know me, I am sure I have done things here that has helped your life in some way or another.
So how am I going to spend my holiday today? Well, fortunately (or unfortunately) we got 13 guests coming over to my parent’s house, so that means I got to help with preparing the festivities (cleaning, cooking, etc). That part of it sucks.
However, simultaneously, I am going to embark on a new adventure. As I write this blog post, I am in process of cleaning my laptop hard drive (more like organizing really) and backing up files to the Cloud or to my external hard drive.
Then I am going to wipe my C drive, get rid of my Consumers Edition of Windows 8, install the 9200 build, and then see if I can successfully activate and sort through the BS that is on the Internet these days. Do I really love Windows 8? No, not really, but maybe I’ll get used to it.
If I am successful in activating it, you will know where to find my tutorials.
How about you guys? What are you going today, even if you don’t celebrate it? Let’s hear about it!
4-7-12: Initial release.
Note: This post is NOT fake. Please read this post carefully, as it has instructions about the new blog that Versatile will now be posting at.
The purpose of this post is to inform you that I am now going to posting all new content at what I consider the next version of “The Underground”. I will now be found at Mysteryblock.com, working with former Underground Blog writer Toughtrasher.
If you are currently a blog writer for The Underground, and you wish to write more, then please consider writing at Mysteryblock.com. We will welcome all new and old writers.
Versatile, why are you leaving this blog?
I am not actually leaving. I will continue to monitor this blog and answer comments as they come up but here is the story as to why I am making the decision to write new content at Mysteryblock.com.
As you may (or may not have known), the Underground has survived these many years being hosted on free WordPress.com, and for that, I am very thankful for it. But as time went on, my activity on this blog has slowly went down as I put more effort in growing my youtube channel (GameDexterity), and also the Versatile Street Team, and other projects.
In late February, Toughtrasher found me on Skype and told me of an opportunity that I could not refuse. He loved the Underground, and wanted to help it grow. However, he and I knew that we cannot grow it exponentially within the confines of free WordPress.
So he offered his services, his domain name, and help me grow The Underground at the new web host. At first, I was reluctant, but the the more we talked about, and the potential with new plugins and new badass themes (and more), I decided now was the time to make that move.
Don’t worry. I will still write what I always love to write about, and the type of content you will see is more of less what you have seen before.
Over time, I may (or may not) move the highly viewed articles over to the new blog. In fact, during this transition period, I may re-write many of the old tutorials into better, more structured formats, and its going to have better synergy between the blog and my Youtube video tutorials. In short, we will have good times.
What is the meaning behind Mysteryblock.com?
The name is quite simple. A lot of the information in this world is a mystery, especially if you never knew if certain information existed. Henceforth, it will be our mission to expose the mystery, hence Mysteryblock.com.
What articles are moving over to Mysterblock.com?
As times goes on and if any specific articles are moved over to the new blog, I will write them here.
3-10-12: Initial Release.
As we all know, the ACTA has been signed in October of 2011, and many are proclaiming that it is worse than SOPA and even PIPA combined. Rather than go into all the details about ACTA, what I have for you below is a short video on what ACTA is, as well as a Wikipedia link to help brush up your knowledge.
Since many consider ACTA a large invasion of privacy, and possibly the segway to shutdown the entire Internet, there have been various petition forms created to help promote the wrongness of ACTA, and have it retracted. Watch the videos, learn about ACTA, and if what you see and read is something that goes against everything you believe in, then do your part and sign the petitions!
What Is ACTA?
Petitions You Can Sign
Revisions: 2-27-12: Initial release.
My partner HM7 at my youtube channel GameDexterity is really interested in this game called Asura’s Wrath. In a recent “Ask Capcom” session, Capcom said that if there was enough interest in PC version, they might be able to do something.
So what did HM7 do? Well, he created a video to help get this point across! Working together, I had lended my voice for the script, and HM7 put everything together inside Sony Vegas 10. The result? A really nice montage of game footage while at the same time telling gamers why we need to sign the petition. Watch the video below, and help sign the petition!
2-26-12: Initial release.
So as a gamer that loves old school games, I grew up with the NES and SNES console. I have fond memories playing SNES with my friends, and still to this day, I still play SNES occasionally.
But what do you do if you want to play SNES on the PC, but you want the authentic feel of the SNES controller? Well, guess what? You can connect the original SNES controller to the PC if you have the appropriate USB adapter to connect to it.
If you go to Amazon.com, you can purchase a Mayflash USB adapter that allows you to connect two SNES controllers to your PC (or laptop type device). Once you purchase the adapter and with shipping, it will be approximately $10 or so.
Once you have the adapter, all you got to do is literally plug your SNES controller into it, and then plug in the USB to the PC. Afterwards, go ahead and configure your SNES controller with our favorite emulator (or equivalent PC game) and have fun!
See the Amazon link below if you want to purchase it, as well as a video tutorial.
2-25-12: Initial release.
A few months ago, I had friend Mustang tell me about this freeware automation program called “Do It Again”. In a nutshell, this is a program that allows you to do record really simple macros on your PC. Do you find yourself doing repetitive things over and over?
Maybe its as simple as typing the same signature over and over in an email, or a mundane task of deleting messages in your email. Whatever the case maybe, make your life easier with this program. A screenshot of what it looks like is below:
In that screenshot above, what I did is I created a macro that will take my mouse, and delete the messages in my SENT box in my Youtube channel. To learn more about how to use this program, and see it in action, see the video tutorial below. If you have a program that you like you use, let us know!