Welcome to the 8U Wiki!
About this Wiki
This Wiki has been created by The Eighth Underworld [8U] online gaming community. Here you will find Tech Guides, Reviews, and Strategy Guides written by our admin staff and community members. We don't really specialize in any kind of content in particular. It's really anything we find/deem interesting for online gaming. Accumulatively our community amasses quite a lot of members/knowledge, so if there's anything you feel could go on our little "knowledge base" then feel free to contact the web team about it.
How the Wiki works
The Wiki backend we use is a little different than most wiki's (most of them use something like MediaWiki, which Wikipedia use). Our interface is a lot less cluttered, But not really as user friendly as MediaWiki. That said it is fairly easy to find content;
The content we have is separated into 3 groups:
Tech Workshop: Guides on how improve your PC and games.
Reviews: Reviews of hardware, software and entertainment products.
Strategy Guides: Hints or complete solutions to specific video games.
Within each group there are more specific sections. Each Tech Workshop guide has a difficulty tag, to guide you on how difficult a task might be, and warn you on how experience you should be before attempting a task. Click here for more information about difficulties. As of now we have not yet sorted a page creation system so if you need help making content please look at this.
These easy-to-use user guides cover how to use or to improve certain programs, and how to protect or PC and online gaming accounts from hackers.
Don't know your SATA from your CMOS? Don't know what to look for when buying a new motherboard. Then take a look at these guides for help and advice.
They will be times when you have to replace a piece of hardware or reinstall a piece of software. Here you'll find step-by-step guides to make installations easy.
Prevention is better than a cure, but they will be times when you will have to fix problems. In here you'll find guides and tutorials to help you out in such situations.
Want to know how to get more frames per second or better performance out of your games/PC without spending any extra cash? Then you need this section.
Most people like to fine tune and tweak things to the way they like them or want to create something new and different. Have a look here to see what is possible.
Hardware can be expensive, so important to make informed decisions when buying parts. Always buy the best components you can afford from known manufactures. Always check the product details before you buy anything. You want to buy a new CPU only to find out that the motherboard BIOS support that particular chip, even though the its the same type of socket.
You always want to make sure that whatever software you use/buy that it fulfills the task/s you want it to do. With the array of software on the market the choice can be bewildering. There are literally thousands of titles to choose from, and programs and their features change frequently. Software has to be easy to use and is reliable, two areas where a lot of software fails.
Dictionary defines a as someone who finds refuge from the mundanely of everyday life in the bosom of video gaming. (Not necessary to be true). Not all gamers sit for hours on end gaming, many like to do other things. For those who have a life, a trip to the cinema, watching TV, a DVD or reading a good book a rarity for to them. For those who have a life beyond gaming, they do really need to get out more!
Strategy in a first-person shooter? You will be surprise to know that it all about frag spam and camping. As the famous Chinese General Sun Tzu once said "Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy."
Welcome Commander, you have been chosen to be a leader rather than a foot solider. Instead of carrying a rifle, you will be armed with the latest in communications and surveillance equipment to allow to monitor that status of your troops and send them into battle against the enemy. However before you can go into war, you must first pick your strategy.
A MMO is a game that can typically be played with only the left mouse button. Many cost money per month to play online, unlike other games. Requires minimal skill but maximum amount of time playing. Gameplay usually involves performing some simple action(s) thousands of times repeatedly to "level up". However, there is strategy involved on how you level up.
The genre usually involves action of some sort, where the players view is positioned behind the playable character or "avatar". This means it is much easier to empty your .45 into the face of your enemy from behind cover than it is in a first person shooter. It also means you have some sort of connection with the character; rather than the character being a mute, emotionless jerk on a mission (I'm looking at you Gordon Freeman), he/she is instaed an identifiable, charistmatic jerk on a mission... I'm looking at you Tommy Vercetti!
Do you like an element of Dungeons and Dragons to your video games? Are you a nerd where 'The Big Bang Throey' TV show isn't a comedy, but a documentary on how socially awkward you are instead? Then this section is for you; saying that you could probably read and write a whole strategy guide in binary, can't you?
Puzzle games require you to have logic, strategy, pattern recognition, sequence solving, and good language skills. Yeah... good luck with that.