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How To Use MotioninJoy to Connect PS3 Controllers Via USB

11-24-12: Initial release.

If you have Windows 7 or 8, you will need to use the MotioninJoy program, although it will still work fine for older operating systems.

Using the MotioninJoy program, you can connect your PS3 controller to the PC via bluetooth, but today’s tutorial will be focused strictly on the USB method, and in this case, using two PS3 controllers connected at same time to the same computer.

Using this method, I was able to play an NES emulator (JNES) with Battletoads and had two player local play. It was awesome!

Text Tutorial
1) Go download and install MotioninJoy. Visit website and download: Here

2) After it is installed, I want you to connect your PS3 controller(s). Now in the main screen, select your drivers and load them.

3) Afterwards, click the Profiles tab, and if all is well, you will see your PS3 controller(s) in the dropdown. Configure appropriately.

4) You know if all is well if you go to the Control Panel to configure your controllers, and you can map everything. below screenshot shows my control panel.

5) Then your PS3 controllers should be recognized in any game or other program. I am using JNES, which is an emulator program, and you can see that my PS3 controllers are available for usage.

So that’s it. Pretty easy, enjoy!

Another PS3 Jailbreak Compatibility Website


10-9-10: Initial Release.


As the PS3 Jailbreak community grows, so does the number of websites that promote the list of games that do work with the PS3 Jailbreak method.


Previously, I had mentioned website which I think is a pretty good website, and I like its interface.  Today I bring to you another website called  Although the website interface is a bit clunky, it works. Do you know of any other sites? If so, leave a comment!

PS3 Jailbreak Games Compatibility List

10-5-10: Initial release.

As we continue with the PS3 Jail Breaking journey, it might be important for the user to know what games are compatible with the PS Jailbreak type devices. There used to be a list running on Google Docs, but the SCEA had worked with Google Documents to have it taken down.

In light of this, there is a new website that strives to maintain this database, and you can find it at

If you are a jailbreak PS3 dongle owner, or just a gamer who is wondering if game XYZ is working, check the list!

PS3 – It Has Been Cracked! (PSJailbreak)


9-4-10: Initial release.

This might be old news for some, but this might be good news for many.  There is a device called the PSJailbreak that allows the user to run homebrew applications. Even more importantly, it gives the user the ability to play homebrew games off the hard drive.  So for example, it can copy the blu-ray game to your hard drive, and then you will be able to play it without the disc.

Before you get too excited, the price of this is $175 USD.  Even more interesting, Sony caught word of this and has already told the Austrailian modchip store that they cannot sell the modchip, and now they are going after USA retailers!

The good news is that there is another clone(s) in the mix and it is called PSGroove. The source code is open, meaning that anybody can use it, and Sony can’t sue anybody. However, the code does not let you play backed up games, but its possible someone will use it for less than legal purposes.

To catch up on all the PSJailbreak news, go here.

[GG] GN’s Gutbuster Thursday. Volume 5.

In light of a recent purchase of mine, my usual YouTube trolling stumbled me into this video. At first, I couldn’t stand the guy. But if you watch it ’til the end, you’ll see why I’m posting it.

This is an even better response video:

Finally, as a tribute to Will Smith’s awesome new movie (saw it last night, worth 7 bucks!!):

God speed, and Best wishes.


Metal Gear Solid 4//Fighting Zombies to Feel Good, Inc.

This week in lieu of several things, I’ll be delaying Staying off the Grid volume 2 until next week.

To mix things up a bit, this will be the first “multi-post” from me. This format may or may not appear again, but is definitely necessary this week.

First off, today is the LONG awaited and anticipated release of Hideo Kojima’s 21 year old masterpiece, Metal Gear Solid 4. It’s an honor having the release fall on the day I post here, so I felt only obligated to post tribute to it.

For those of you that will be playing it today, congratulations! I’ve been a huge Metal Gear fan since the late ’90s and think it’s one of the best game series out there. Kojima truly satisfies his fans, while appealing to a broader and broader audience with each game he releases. Note that the AC!D series for PSP isn’t strictly done by Kojima, he only oversaw the projects.

In retrospective, I would like to post this video which is probably the single best trailer in video game history. For those of you that aren’t fans, all you need to do is read a review on Metal Gear Solid 2 and it will all make perfect sense, although it is very enjoyable anyway:


Amazing games aside, time for some inspiration of another kind.

One of my previous blog posts got a comment yesterday asking if they could use a picture from the post for a book they’re writing about blogs. He left an e-mail address and I decided to be all crafty and grab the second part of his e-mail and try it as a website. Well, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve stumbled upon in my entire e-life. You have to check it out:

Have you ever felt like there is just no one that relates to you? Well, granted this site is still growing, I was shocked at the depth and amount of contributions in this multi-colored “dot cloud” like applet that collects everyone’s feelings, thoughts, comments, whatever little snippet they decide to type up, with an optional picture, and generic details about themselves, like age group, weather, country, state, city, and emotion. You can punch in your info and a specific date to see if you felt the way someone else did on that date.

I totally and randomly stumbled across this one, and I love it.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to Feel Good, Inc. by Gorillaz, please do so now:



I tried searching one of the biggest nationwide days for emotional feelings – 9/11 – and the results were astounding. Some people make subtle references to their pain of the attacks, while others may not have even thought about it. As light or dark as it may be, it is a fantastic website that has many goals, and I greatly encourage you to promote it so it can grow.

A much better and complete description can be found here:

And what a cool name for a site too.

[ Sources: Stealth/Action/Video Game creation virtuoso Hideo Kojima ; ]

God speed, and Best wishes. [woobwoob too]


Grand Theft Auto 4 Breaks Records

Here is a quick recap of Halo 3’s sales:

  • First-day sales of Halo 3 reached $180 million in the U.S
  • Worldwide more than US$300 million worth were sold in the first week

This is the performance of GTA IV:

  • Take-Two estimates that on its first day, GTA IV sold 3.6 million copies and generated $310 million in sales

Would you like to hear more?

  • GTA IV sold more than 6 million copies in the first week


There is, however, a couple of side notes:

Halo 3 was only release on 1 console (360), while GTA IV was released on both PS3 and 360. So, give Halo 3 a little more credit.

EA games is likely to buy out Take-Two. In the event that it does happen, any future GTA games could turn out to be very different than their predecessors.

WTF Wednesday: Use your Wii as a Media Center!

Well, to be honest, I never EVER thought that the Wii would be used as a media center. Of course, the Xbox 360 IS a media center, and the PS3 is powerful enough to do it as well (8 X 3.0 ghz processors? wtf?) and actually has the media center style. All the Wii seems to do besides playing games is browse the net through Opera. WTF?

Alright, I don’t want to rewrite what was written at LifeHacker because I don’t want to get anything wrong, miss something, or otherwise mess up said process.  So, read on!

Set Up Your PC

orb-config.pngTo get started, you need to download and install the popular media streaming application, Orb, to your Windows PC. Orb has a fairly straightforward installation process, so just follow along with the instructions. You’ll have to set up an Orb account if this is the first time you’ve used Orb.Once you’ve installed Orb, you should make sure you’re sharing all the content you want. Right-click Orb in the system tray and select Configuration. In the Media tab, you can add every folder on your computer holding anything from video and photos to music and documents (though documents folders are probably a little beyond the scope of your Wii).

orb-homepage.pngWhen you’re done, test out that it’s worked by pointing your computer’s browser to, then log in with the username and password you registered with during installation. If you’re not familiar with Orb from previous posts, what you’re looking at when you log in is the regular web interface. That’s right, in addition to supercharging your Wii, Orb can also stream all of that digital media to any browser. Try listening to some music or watching videos through you browser to make sure everything’s working. (If you’re having troubles, check out Orb’s top 10 troubleshooting questions.)

Orb lets you access any of your music or movies from any browser through this interface, much like the Media Center WebGuide. Unlike WebGuide, though, Orb’s web interface goes into 10-foot control mode when you browse to its interface on your Wii. That’s what we’re going to set up next.

Set Up Your Wii

First, make sure you’ve either installed or updated the Opera-based Wii browser so you’ve got the latest available web browser on your Wii (this is important, since older versions of the Wii browser won’t handle larger video streams as well). So unless you’ve got the latest Opera browser on your Wii, head to the Wii Shop channel, find, and download the browser (if this is the first time you’ve download it, it’ll cost you around $5, or 500 points in the Shopping channel).Now that you’ve done that, head back to your Wii home screen and launch the Internet channel (that’s the browser you just downloaded). Just like you did from your desktop, point your Wii browser to This time, instead of the login screen you saw from your computer, you’ll see the Wii interface, which is larger and optimized for your TV. Log in, and this time you’ll be confronted with the full-on Orb home screen for your Wii.

stream-in-flash.pngBefore you test out Orb’s streaming media on your Wii, head to Settings -> Stream and make sure Orb is set to stream video in Flash, then save the settings and go back to the home screen. If you properly set up Orb on you’re computer (which is basically a no-brainer), you should now be able to access any of that media from the comfort of your couch through your Wii and Wii remote. (Check the gallery for a better idea of how that all works.)

That means videos you’ve downloaded with BitTorrent, your entire music library, and even TV you’ve recorded with Windows Media Center are now available for streaming to your Wii. If you’ve got a tuner card in your PC, you can even use Orb to schedule recordings and stream live TV. Snazzy, no?

It doesn’t even matter what format your videos are encoded in. Orb transcodes the video on-the-fly to stream it—in the case of our Wii—as a simple Flash video.

What Now?

Now that your entire digital media library is accessible to your Wii, you can stream any of that content to your living room without introducing a new piece of hardware to your entertainment center. To optimize your Wii Orbing experience, you’ll want to set as a favorite on your Wii browser. You should also turn the browser toolbar to hide automatically in the Settings of the Wii browser so it’s not always sitting on top of the content you’re streaming to your Wii.The only downside to this method is that the quality of the videos you’re streaming won’t be nearly as high as the source, due mostly to the need to transcode the video and the fact that the video needs to be compressed enough to stream over the web. If you’re hoping to someday stream video natively (which would be, of course, much cooler, and much more competitive with what the Xbox offers), you may want to keep your eyes on the possible software mods and exploits that are looking to run Linux on your Wii. If that happens, look to really squeeze some exciting functionality from your Wii.”  (props to LifeHacker’s Adam Pash)

[MMM] Money Making Mondays- Issue 3

Welcome the the Third Issue of MMM or Money Making Mondays! This is were I show everyone how to make money off of the FREEBIE Sites, among other things!

For MMM, I will try to scope out and find all the FREEBIE sites that are giving away the best stuff around!

Now I know most of you will think that this is just another way for me to get referrals for my own Freebie accounts but I am really not. I am trying to spread my knowledge to others so that they themselves can get stuff for free! If you want to get me referrals, that is Great but if you don’t that’s Fine to!

LAST WEEK’S SITE WAS: (Rating 9/10)

So, for my Third Issue of MMM, I’m going to talk about…

Overview: is probably one of the more knoticed freebie sites on The Underground Blog. Thanks to Voltaire, the majority of the Call of Duty 4 Multiplayer seekers have something to look at while they read the long, and popular, post he has here, or even on every page in the blog news section to the right —–>.

How do you make money?:

This site if offer based. It has a small referral set up but for the most part, you are on your own. You do offers from a long list, each with its own point value assigned to it for its compleation. Once you have collected enough points, you are able to choose from their prize guide or custom order an item if it is not on the prize guide.

How do I cash out?:

Cashing out is done through their “Availabe Prizes” section. They have a long list of available prizes to choose from. You can also custom order items through a support ticket system. All custom and regular prizes are fulfilled from That means that you can custom order anything on but if doesn’t have it, they probably can’t help you on that perticular item. I have personally used this site and cashed out on it with no problems. I received the prize within about a week of ordering it.

Overall Rating of Site:

This is a hard site to rate. Although it is very easy to get points, a lot of the offers mess up and don’t give credit because of cookie problems. The referral program only gives 20% of the referrals points to your account but it is an understandable amount none-the-less. I will give this site an 8/10. I can think of easier sites to get free stuff on but this one stands out with its vast selection of no-credit card-required offers. It may take longer to get the item but it can be worth the time and effort in the end!

Helpful Tips to this site:

When using this site you will have to do some work with the cookies on your computer to make sure that you will get credit for the offers on the site. For a good checklist of things to do, go to the Prize Rebel FAQ then look in the “How can I increase my chance of getting credited?” section.

In the words of our very own Versatile1, If you didn’t think there would be a MMM Issue today, “You have no faith. Thank you.”- Source

Thank you for reading the Third Issue of MMM!

Next Week I will have another site for all you try out if you choose to do so!


My refferal link for this site (for those who want to help me out):

[MMM] Money Making Mondays- Issue 2


Welcome the the Second issue of MMM or Money Making Mondays! This is were I show everyone how to make money off of the FREEBIE Sites!

For MMM, I will try to scope out and find all the FREEBIE sites that are giving away the best stuff around!

Now I know most of you will think that this is just another way for me to get referrals for my own Freebie accounts but I am really not. I am trying to spread my knowledge to others so that they themselves can get stuff for free! If you want to get me referrals, that is Great but if don’t that’s Fine to!

LAST WEEK’S SITE WAS: (Rating 8/10)

     I added a proof picture to Issue 1 of MMM, for those who wanted to see it.

So, for my Second Issue of MMM, I’m actually going to switch it up and talk about…

Overview: sounds like a freebie site but it is actually a Support Site created by People who are trying to help everyone get the referrals they need on almost ANY freebie site. They offer:


-More things can be found on the Resources List

How do you make money?:

     Use all the tools they provide on the site to help you with almost ANY Freebie Site. does not actually give out freebies for referrals but helps you trade referrals with others, among other things.

How do I cash out?:

     No cashing out is done on but once you receive enough referrals on another site, using this site, your friends, and other method of gathering referrals, you can cash out on there.

Overall Rating of Site:

     I give this site a…. 9/10. It is PURE GOLD when it comes to its Guides, FAQ’s and other tools BUT the Referral Trading can get very costly if you are doing Referral 4 Cash Trades (the majority of people). There are probably much cheaper ways of getting referrals but they would be much slower than this site. So overall, this site is an Excellent source of help for other freebie sites but the costs can get a little high in the Referral Trading.

Helpful Tips to this site:

     Stick to the Referral 4 Referral Trades if you can. Always try to trade with a member who has a high “TR”. “TR” is the feedback system they have at and the higher the “TR” the better the trader.

Thank you for reading the Second Issue of MMM!

Next Week I will have another site for all you try out if you choose to do so!