Introduction: Laptop to Gaming Console the Easy Way

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a TV (optional)
a laptop with a VGA or HDMI ports
a Cd player if your laptop doesn't have one
speakers (optional if you use hdmi)
a lot of games
a mouse
a vga or hdmi cable

connect your laptop your tv using vga or hdmi cable
connect speakers to laptop
connect cd player to laptop
connect mouse
install games and play
you should see that the tv will show no signal at first but when you change the source it will show the computer screen
enjoy your new gaming console

PS this is for kids who want to have a gaming console but they have a laptop with a very small screen
PPS i need a solution for steam could anyone post one please


Tibeca (author)2013-05-17

I'm thinking you meant "streaming". Well your in luck, you already have the setup for gaming and might need a few more parts to complete. Software installs: Adobe Flash Player and DivX Hardware: USB WiFi receiver or Ethernet (Cat5) cable to router for internet connection. Websites: (use at own risk); Google: free tv project, solar, letmewatch or any other video sites; YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Also, ovguide has a directory too. Hope this helps.

MukundanVChariar (author)Tibeca2013-05-21

by steam i meant Steam ( and Modern warfare 3 is a game that id like to play once at least but thanks for the advice

ironsmiter (author)Tibeca2013-05-18

no, pretty sure the author meant Steam (

And here is the link to the game mentioned

Unfortunately, there is no way on this digital plane of existence that that poor old Acer AspireOne is EVER gonna p[lay that game.
The system requirements are just to much greater than the poor old netbook can can handle.

It's either gonna take the new steambox(complete steam powered game system), a MUCH more powerful gaming laptop(multi-ghz dual core, with a dedicated gaming video card) or, probably the simplest and cheapest, an old refurbished xbox360.

thanks for the advice but i think i will try and fulfill the system requirements or stick to the old games that i have

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