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Sep
29
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First Rule of 'Fight Club', is DO NOT talk about 'Fight Club' - And that is what Nintendo is doing with NX!

The Nintendo NX is set to arrive in 2017, and the latest rumors point to the company next discussing it at one of its special Nintendo Direct events. In the meantime? The company doesn't want to talk about it.


Big 'N' is being a big bully regarding NX, if you want to discuss it they cut you off from all press and coverage and interviews, just like 'Fight Club', the movie, you know it exists, but the first rule is you can't discuss it, but at least one interview'er was able to get it out of the big bad bullies, that when Nintendo is ready to show the world what NX is all about they will be doing it as usual like been predicted before by 'Nintendo Direct', but sadly no hints on when that will occur, but normally they inform the press within 24 to 48 hours before the...
Sep
29
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PS4 might have outsold XB1, many times over, but when it comes down to using the console, Xbots are winning! :)

The Global Web Index conducted a rather large survey with 17,990 console users. The consoles of these users varied from across this generation and last to include the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, and Wii U. The users ranged from ages 16 to 64.


All they asked was one simple question after obtaining their console ownership and age information: “Roughly how many hours do you spend playing on games consoles during a typical day? -- In the end, good old XBOX LOVE won over all the other consoles! :)

Sep
28
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The New Lure of VR Tech is helping to Bring Back Developers whom had retired from the Video Gaming Scene!

Phil Fish, an independent video game developer who made the hit game Fez, quit the business in 2014 after burning out and becoming fed up with the gaming industry’s sometimes corrosive culture. Now he’s back, lured by the promise of a long-anticipated technology: virtual reality.


Whom here remembers 'Phil Fish', well here is back along with Heather Kelley, Cindy Poremba, and Damien DiFede as his new partners in crime, and they are busy putting the finishing touches on a new VR game which will be released next month alongside the launch of the PlayStation VR device, here is all the details of the 'Superhypercube' VR game from the newly formed 'Team Kokoromi':

Sep
28
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The latest Xbox One S TV ad makes sure you know it has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player!

Microsoft’s head of Xbox planning says 4K is a key part of gaming’s future, and insists customers will understand appeal of Project Scorpio when they see it, plus they were surprised and fascinated by Sony’s decision not to support 4K UHD Blu-ray discs with its PlayStation 4 Pro console, an executive has revealed.


The following is part of interview with Mr. Penello regarding his surprise move of Sony not to support physical 4K discs in their upcoming November PS4 PRO model, and you can read in the links below the full interview about Albert's thoughts of their next-year Scorpio strategy and why he believes it is the right move for gaming consumers even if they are forced to buy new consoles so early.

Sep
28
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Xbox One A Very Distant Third

While the PlayStation 4 is completely crushing the Wii U in most regions, that has not been the case in Japan. The Wii U had actually been managing to be the top selling current-generation home console in the region for a while, though now it has finally been overtaken by the PS4.


Japan is finally becoming the land of Sony again, for years Nintendo was the king, but with the launch of the PS4, it has quickly regain the throne, and of course Microsoft is still busy sweeping the floors in the mailroom, wondering if they will ever move up the ladder.

Sep
28
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For misleading Steam users. Yet another problem the game faces.

No Man's Sky has been dropping players like crazy, but that's not the only problem the game faces. Eurogamer reports that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is currently investigating developer Hello Games as well as Valve over the way No Man's Sky was advertised on Steam.


These days, you are lucky to find more than 1,000 users online at once playing No Man's Sky, for a game that was hyped up for over a year and was to be the Game of the Year, it has quickly fallen down into the vast wasteland of known game failures, and besides the tons of Steam refunds since the game's release, now the game developers themselves are being looked into on how they hyped up the game before its big release, with a possible 'misleading' claim to be filed soon by ASA once their investigation is over in few months.

Sep
28
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Utility to help you manage VPK packages on your Windows PC

So you own an PlayStation Vita, and are enjoy'ing it after being unlocked using HENkaku and other nice apps, and now have a bunch of VPK packages on your Windows PC, well thanks to the efforts of scene developer 'c0d3m4st4', you can now manage those files, unpack them, rip out sections, repackage them, plus transfer them back and forth to your Vita handheld via FTP connection.


This new tool from 'c0d3m4st4', just keeps on getting better and better, with more and more features being added, so here is the latest version v1.6 and part of its 'readme' file below from the latest VPKTool package, which has also been updated in our MaxConsole resources section, so check it out today, and don't forgot to support the author, if you are using it with a small donate!

Sep
28
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This is how you turn Pirates into Paying Customers!

A month or so ago, HENkaku got released that unlocked the PlayStation Vita v3.60 for homebrew, and emulators, then 'game backup' apps appeared soon afterwards like Vitamin and MaiDumpTool, opening the door to full-blown piracy of retail games, and that has in-turn caused one Vita developer to thank the 'pirates' for bringing attention to their Vita games.


PMStudios the publisher behind the Vita game Superbest Xonic, then went as far as offering their newly found pirates a deal to turn themselves into an legit paying customer, and it seems alot of them have decided to do so, because of the nice 'thank you' support.

Sep
28
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Although many of the best games of all-time lists tend to focus on the familiar violent shoot-em-up franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Halo, the recent Pokémon Go phenomenon has shown us how video games often work best when they throw out the rulebook and try something new.


Open world gaming

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No Man’s Sky provides a great example of this by stranding us in the middle of an endless universe with no apparent goal except simply staying alive. It’s a concept that’s also found a great deal of success in the Minecraft world that shows us that gamers are often best left to their own devices in order to create some spectacular results.

The open-world template has enjoyed a huge amount of success in recent years with even the likes of Lego Worlds showing us how the...
Sep
28
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Congratulations! - You have catch our FANT4STIC FALL bus! - Deals from $0.99

GearBest is teaming up with MaxConsole, to offer our loyal readers, a bunch of wonderful deals until the end of September, as an Early OktoberFest Promotion, and best of all they are giving away two amazing items for the first 100 and 300 orders that are placed.


Last week, we reported on GearBest's Fantastic 4 Fall Promotion, and now the amazing series of fall specials have just gotten even sweeter, as they are offering up two wonderful prizes to be won that will given out to the first lucky person after Gearbest Reaches 100 Orders, and the second lucky person when they Reach 300 Orders that have been placed on any item that is listed for sale on their...
Sep
27
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The Chinese Alternative to the Vitamin App for dumping of Vita games has been updated!

TheFlow been too busy with his other projects to update Vitamin, but no fear as the anonymous chinese developers have been updating their Mai Dump Tool, and the current version is also available now in english.


Here is the translated change-log:

Sep
27
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TheFlow, the famous Vita scene developer of 'VitaShell' and the 'Vitamin' app has some good news!

TheFloW has recently been able to get full native access to the internal PS Vita’s PSP emulator, which basically enables you to run any custom PSP content via the PS Vita’s built-in Playstation Portable emulator, including eCFWs such as ARK and (theoretically) TN-V.


But he is very busy with his current projects, so he has been searching for a proper person to take over this new project, preferable a person who knows one or another thing about PSP exploiting, and it turns out in the end, an equally famous scene developer 'ColdBird' has decided to step-in to help take the load of his back and to move the project forward to the next step:

Sep
27
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Trucking Meets Parkour

At some point in our lives, surely we've all sat back and wished there was a game about jumping atop a bunch of haphazardly speeding semi trucks...right? Well, it's finally here with the launch of Clustertruck on PC and PS4.


From tinyBuild and Landfall Games, Clustertruck is frantic truckforming at its finest, available today on PC and PS4. Stay calm, don't touch the ground, and try not to die. Good luck with that.

Sep
27
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Pre-order now for an extensive load of co-op action, Warhammer and butchered Skaven!

The wait is over! Finally, everyone can pre-order Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide for Sony Playstation 4™ and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The console versions of Vermintide will be released on October 4th.


Prepare for the plague, as developers behind Warhammer Vermintide release a new teaser console trailer and start taking pre-orders from today on, until the actual game release which is on both digital and retail forms on October 4th, for both PS4 and Xbox One.

Sep
27
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Check out a pack of new screens from Bikers!

Today, Rockstar are happy to announce that Bikers - the next addition to GTA Online - brings underground Motorcycle Clubs to the forefront of the Los Santos and Blaine County criminal underworld with a rash of all new competitive and co-operative gameplay as well as new modes, vehicles, weapons, clothing and much more.

(Don’t ride too close – melee while riding brings a new level of protection and attacks from bikes.)

GTA Online: Bikers arrives on October 4th as an automatic update to GTA Online on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and check out all the awesome new screenshots below, showing how cool this new GTA update will be, but sadly as more and more updates are released by the developers, fans of the Grand Theft Auto 5 are very worried that with each new GTA Online update, that they are really infact delaying the big announcement of...
Sep
26
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Not at all cumbersome, honest! - A Must-Have-Hack for all those out there still playing Pokemon Go!

Seasoned Pokémon GO players will no doubt have their own techniques and strategies for catching as many monsters as possible in a typical 24 hours, but for the average person, a little help is sometimes needed. That's where Ben Heck's amazing "Pokémon GO Survival Kit" comes in.


Finally, a good video to show you how to survival out in the wild, when you playing Pokemon Go, and done by none-other-than the world famous Ben Heck, hacker/modding of gaming systems and devices, and you can see from the following video he is sure come along way from his roots, but still worth watching.

Sep
26
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PSVR could either MAKE or BREAK, the whole world of Virtual Reality Gaming, depending on its Overall Sales!

Let’s face it, the state of virtual reality gaming isn’t looking so great these days. Though the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive managed to sell out rather quickly upon each of their respective releases, sales of the two devices have pretty much flatlined.


Analysts are saying that PlayStation VR coming out on October 13th could be the 'device' that either makes VR Gaming a real thing, or what breaks it totally, turning it into a one-time fad to be wondered at in the future, of why it failed and the bubble exploded so fast.

Sep
26
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Air Server also lets you transmit via Google Cast and Miracast.

AirServer, makers of software that essentially turns anything into an AirPlay sever, has announced the availability of AirServer for the Xbox One. That means you can transmit your AirPlay screens to your gaming console, thereby creating a black hole of Microsoft-on-Apple madness.


The AirServer app has been very popular, and now thanks to UWP and it has been extended over to now work on the Xbox One.

Sep
26
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Before Tiger Woods, there was another famous Golfer on the covers of the Golfing games back in the day.

Before Tiger Woods' PGA Tour Golf became the video-game golfing standard, and a full year before EA even rustled up a PGA Tour game at all, came Arnold Palmer's Tournament Golf. Sadly, the great golfer and ice-tea-cocktail inventor died on Sunday (September 25), aged 87, sparking many a well-earned eulogy. Yet few of these refer to his influence on gaming.


Most people these days remember Tiger Woods has been the poster golfer for all the EA Sports games, but before all that there was another real famous golfer on the video gaming cover art, infact he was one of the very first to endose a game, long time before it became the norm to have a 'celebrity' name tie-in to a new sports game.

Sep
26
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Donald Trump Mobile Game On iPhone And Android, Imagines a World where he has become President!

New Zealand-based game developers have launched a free mobile game featuring a character based on someone most Americans feel very strongly about, one way or the other: Donald Trump. Called Jrump, the main character shares an uncanny resemblance with the appearance and name of 2016 Republican presidential candidate.


Since the big first debate is coming up in few hours here in North America, and its going to be watched by millions and millions around the world live, I thought it would be good idea to inform you about a great new free mobile game you can play while waiting for the debate to start, or when there is break during it for a Hillary Clinton time-out so she can rest for a bit! :)