MaxConsole

Video Gaming News Since 1995

Mar
22
XboxOne_RIP.jpg
Where have all the Xbox One games gone?

We’re three months into 2017 and it’s already unusually crowded with great exclusive video games.
But its not crowded with 'Xbox One Exclusives', almost everything is either 'multi-platform' or only available on PlayStation 4 and Switch, but yet Microsoft is saying 2017 is Their Year, but so far its not shaping up that way, can we already call the 'console war' has being over!
Mar
22
Switch_Sock.jpg
Introducing the bespoke Dock Sock

The industrious community on Etsy will take any opportunity to fill a perceived need, and friends do we ever need the Dock Sock.
After almost 3 weeks of people complaining about the 'broken' Left Joy-Con, big 'N' finally stepped up to the plate and is offering everyone a 'piece of foam' to fix their 'desyncing' issues, but still big 'N' will not admit that their hard plastic DOCK is roughing up their cheap plastic SCREEN, and as such, people are looking for ways to 'prevent damage', and so far the best solution has been the 'Dock Sock' :)
Mar
22
Switch_Foam.jpg
Foam on the range

While Nintendo remains mostly mum on the issue of some left Joy-Con controllers becoming desynced from the Switch console, it appears it has a solution for those affected.
Originally, big 'N' told everyone with 'Lefties' problems to stop playing behind their giant fish tank, but it seems the REAL problem has now been discovered, there is tiny piece of 'conductive' foam missing from some batches of 'Left' Joy-Con's and Nintendo is kind enough to offer replacements for FREE giving you your 'Foam on the range' you were missing, so you can go back to both hands on the Joysticks! :)
Mar
22
TITP_02.jpg
This is the Police hits consoles today!

Finally, owning a console pays off ... This Is the Police is available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One! in retail stores and as digital download!
Grab your controller and help Jack Boyd, Chief of Police, Freeburg PD, to fight crime, annoy the Mayor, the Mafia, the Labor Union and everyone else... but, more importantly, make a f****** fortune!
Mar
22
Switch_Rally.jpg
Watch popular YouTube personalities battle it out in the Nintendo Switch Rally

One of the coolest parts of Nintendo Switch is its ability to be play fantastic high-quality games anywhere and in many different ways.
In this new three-part reality competition series, we highlight these features by pitting huge gaming YouTube channels Smosh Games against Game Grumps in an epic competition for the ages.
Mar
22
BC_USBHUB.jpg
Yet Another Exclusive Maxconsole Hardware Review To Enjoy Reading!

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great reviews, this time she is checking out the pro's and con's of the new USB-C to VGA/USB Breakout Adapter being sold by BC Master on Amazon, which is handy to have to charge all your portable devices when on the go!

Box Contents: USB-C to VGA / USB 3.0 breakout adapter, manual, and warranty card

Tech Specs:
  • Stylish Design with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports: USB-C hub with 4 USB 3.0 ports for SuperSpeed data transferring of up to 5 Gbps and downward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 specifications.
  • USB-C Power Delivery: Charging the new MacBook, ChromeBook Pixel and USB-C-compatible tablet computers with their original chargers while hub is in use.
  • VGA Adapter: Supports high resolution. The multifunctional adapter supports video resolution up to 1080P...
Mar
22
MW_ChinaTown.jpg
The Variety Map Pack has arrived for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

It’s available now, first on PlayStation 4, and includes four epic maps along with 10 Rare Supply Drops.
The pack features classic maps that have been remastered in full HD glory across a range of different environments:
Mar
22
TF_Switch.jpg
PUBLIC SQUID ANNOUNCEMENT!

We here at the Squid Research Lab just wanted to remind you about the upcoming Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, coming to a Nintendo Switch system near you between March 24 and March 26.
It's basically going to be the freshest thing that happens this weekend - even fresher than Judd's breath after nibbling on some catnip.
Mar
22
SE_Switch.jpg
A triple shot of Seiken Densetsu

Square Enix is bringing the first three games in the Seiken Densetsu series — aka the Mana series — of role-playing games to Nintendo Switch. The collection, which is currently announced only for Japan, will ship this June.
If you are into Mana, and you are in Japan you will love the great Nintendo Switch news we have for you today, enjoy! :)
Mar
22
BS_Switch.jpg
“The situation has drastically changed”

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the “Igavania” game from Koji Igarashi, is no longer coming to Wii U, Igarashi announced today in a Kickstarter update. That version has been canceled in favor of a Nintendo Switch version.
Since the Nintendo Wii U Console is basically R.I.P. the developers behind Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, think it would be best to stop their existing efforts on Wii U, and regroup and focus instead of the newly launched Nintendo Switch for all their KS Backers instead.
Mar
21
SGW3_Weapons.jpg
How's the week going?

We've got a quick release datailing some of the unique weapon and mod combos you can use in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3.
This is definitely for the weapon aficionados who enjoy crafting and combining parts to make weapons with different uses. See a bunch of combinations in the screenshots attached below.
Mar
21
GB_AfterParty.jpg
More Than 70% OFF | Deals From $0.99 | Begins at 20th March / 2:00 UTC

Gearbest's 3rd Anniversary is over. but that does not stop them at all, as now they are having a Birthday Encore with lots more deals!
Gearbest's 3rd Birthday Party is now over, but that does mean you missed out, because now they are running their special 'After Party Birthday Encore Event', which is packed with tons of more 'Flash Deals', 'Top 5 Products' and best of all their '99 Cent Zone', and here just a quick sample of their deals:

Top 5 - Tablet/Laptops
Mar
21
GTA_TakeFlight.jpg
And Introducing the Hijack Ruston

GTA Online got a little wilder with last week’s addition of the Special Vehicle Circuit update. This week, the developers are expanding the toolbox for the Rockstar community to create even bigger and crazier new Stunt Races.
RockStar and their loyal band of hard-working GTA Online developers are excited to see what the community does with these new tools.
Mar
21
N3DS_FE_SE.jpg
Plus Limited Edition Bundle Is On The Way For Nintendo 3DS Owners To Experience Fire Emblem In All Its Glory!

Fans that want to level up their Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia experience when the game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on May 19 can do so by picking up the game’s Limited Edition bundle, launching the same day.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia reimagines Fire Emblem Gaiden, a Famicom game that was previously only released in Japan. This new version of the game sports modern graphics, cinematics and, in a first for the series, free-roaming 3D dungeon environments.
Mar
21
Switch_Cyanogen.jpg
"Switch is mostly custom kernel. They used bits of Android"

Back when the Switch was known as the Nintendo NX there were rumours which suggested that the console would make use of Google's Android operating system, and according to former Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, the Japanese giant actually went as far as to approach Cyanogen regarding its OS.
We already know from studying recent dumps of the Switch eMMC and RAM that Nintendo basically rewrote their 3DS Kernel for the Switch, but also uses alot of Android libraries and such inside their OS to manage rendering and drivers, etc. -- And it seems originally big 'N' was talking to Cyanogen to produce their OS, but the CEO turned them down and say to them to 'Stick it' :)
Mar
20
NES_Mini_Hacking.jpg
Cluster is here. I'm back!

More simple installation, new fceumm core and that is just the tip of the iceberg for this amazing new update by Cluster!
Cluster is finally back, and here he is with yet another one of his mind-blogging updates to 'HakChi2' that turns your NES Mini into a must-have, as if it was not hard enough to find one to purchase, now it will be even harder, as more people 'mod' their NES Mini's. :)
Mar
20
Switch_KaKu.jpg
At the arrival of the latest version of Henkaku, many users complained that Switchkaku was no longer working.

The developer Kylon has therefore studied the subject and reworked the utility by proposing it to us in version 2.0.
As a reminder, if you have a PS Vita under firmware 3.60, you can benefit from HENkaku and taiHENkaku. The first is the stable original hack while the second is still in Beta. We all agree that the second one is still in testing, but we need it to take advantage of Adrenaline.

An interesting choice is to install HENkaku or install taiHENkaku, but this was before the arrival of SwitchKaku, a tool originally developed by "Luck" and which will allow you to easily switch between HENkaku and taiHENkaku according to your needs.

As usual for more info, latest downloads, please check out the following page:

OFFICIAL SITE: -->...
Mar
20
TWLoader.png
Sorry for the long wait, but here it is!

TWLoader is a CTR-mode frontend for nds-bootstrap that looks like the Nintendo DSi Menu.[/u]
After a long wait, Nintendo Scene Developer 'Robz8' is back with another one of his great updates to his TWLoader for Nintendo 3DS.
Mar
20
content_3d.png
Nintendo Does Not Infringe Tomita Technologies’ Patent

On March 17, a United States Appeals Court confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS system does not use technology covered in a patent asserted by Tomita Technologies USA, Inc. and Tomita Technologies International, Inc.
The Court specifically confirmed that Nintendo 3DS includes technology that is significantly different from the patented technology.
Mar
20
Switch_GameTruck.jpg
Nintendo is partnering with GameTruck to bring the Nintendo Switch console and fun games like 1-2-Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to parties everywhere.

Starting today, more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will feature playable versions of the 1-2-Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild games on Nintendo Switch systems, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being added to the fleet at the end of April.
Starting today, more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will feature playable versions of the 1-2-Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild games on Nintendo Switch systems, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being added to the fleet at the end of April.