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The Xbox One has a variety of games, although the one thing that the PS4 has over it is that more Japanese developed games are available on that system. Phil Spencer is hoping to try and rectify this.

A fan asked Phil Spencer on Twitter what are the chances of more JRPGs being released on the Xbox One. After all, several JRPGs were on the Xbox 360 but not many are available on the new system.
It looks like Microsoft is yet another trying for another bite of the Japanese market with their Xbox console, or if not to at least bring over those types of games to the 'western world' for their loyal fans, since Scalebound didn't occur like they originally had planned, so Phil is making a trip overseas to discuss development matters with a number of third-party publishers to see if they can change all that.
Most companies have already abandoned Windows XP and Vista, including Microsoft once Vista leaves extended support in April, but Blizzard is known for long-term support.

This is the company that is still selling Diablo 2, even producing retail disks for it last I checked, almost seventeen years after it was released (including a patch last year).
Well if you are an long-time fan of playing World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, or Diablo III, you might finally have to think about upgrading your PC, as their games will no longer support older 'operating systems' which means you will need Windows 7 or Windows 10 rigs!
Enjoy the Announcement Teaser Trailer Below!

For the final new game announcement made during their annual press conference, video game publisher Nippon Ichi Software America confirmed they would be bringing the strategy game Tokyo Tattoo Girls to audiences in North America and PAL regions.
Developed by Sushi Typhoon Games, this title will be available on both the PlayStation Vita and PC (via Steam) from an undetermined date in 2017.
From the days of Original Xbox Soft-Modding, using 'Bert & Ernie' modded fonts, and Krazyie's NDURE Installer

Time to dig out your old big bulky original Xbox console, and see if you can locate your original disc for '007: Agent Under Fire', 'Mech Assault' or 'Splinter Cell' and remember how you use to 'soft-mod' your video gaming machine in a few easy and fool-proof steps.
But before it all become easy with Krazyie's error-free, crash-proof, fool-proof NDURE Installer, there was alot of development steps in the Xbox scene, and one of the major ones was figuring out how to get 'dual-boot' and then 'tri-boot' to work using the 'Bert & Ernie' fonts, where you could load up different 'dashboards', like for example Open Empty Tray for 'Original Go Live Microsoft Mode', or Closed Empty Tray for 'UnLeashX' or 'Tray with DISC Inside' to load up Linux or something else special, and now some kind...
Forgot Silly Unboxing Videos, We Here At MaxConsole Are Showing You The Real Guts Inside That Make Switch Work!

You must have watched those first videos of Nintendo Switch retail unit from 'hiphoptherobot' in action a dozen times by now, but to a true hard-core scene gamer like ourselves, its what inside that really matters, so we bring you the first basic tear-down of an Nintendo Switch!
They said a picture is worth a thousand words, so no more text chit-chat to read, here are all the Switch photos direct from our source:
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Nintendo continues to enthusiastically work hard to spread the word about how third-party developers can bring their games to Nintendo Switch.

They made an appearance at the Game Creators Conference 2017 this weekend, where they revealed that the Nintendo Switch dev kit price is approximately 50,000 yen ($450).
Nintendo was pushing hard at the recent GCC event in Japan, and one of the major points they stressed to smaller developers is that you can get started developing with their new Nintendo Switch for only $450 Dollars, which is alot lower price point then they previously offered with the Wii U, and still much less than what Sony or Microsoft are charging for their entry-level 'devkit' setups.
True Call of Duty Pro eSports Gamers have switched over to using 'Cronus Max' adapters for their PS4 gaming needs!

The Playstation controller issue doesn’t seem to want to go away, despite Sony’s best attempts to resolve the issue.
When the deal was stuck, to use PlayStation 4 consoles instead of the Xbox One, every one quickly found out that there was 'major' delay issue with the newer DualShock 4 controllers, and putting them in 'wired' mode just make the 'lag' even worse, the solution has been so far to switch over to use 'Cronus Max' adapters, because even the recently released improved V2 DS4's don't solve the issue.
Has the final level of the Vita internal security, been pulled back to unveil the plaintext of the lv0 Secure Vita's Kernel!

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that a team of developers in the Vita scene are working on last 'holy grail' of the Vita's security setup, the famous lv0 'f00d' processor and it seems they are finally able to get into it, and have nicknamed it the 'Octopus Exploit'!
So far not much is know what this 'Octopus Exploit' is all about, or when it will be fully disclosed but its been teased all day on Twitter.
HipHopTheRobot had his 15 minutes of fame, its all over now Nintendo tracked him down and grab their unit back!

First there was the first UI video, then there was the UNBOXING video, and then Nintendo Men-In-Black came a knocking!
Big 'N' might have been able to track down their 'early unit' in the hands of HipHopTheRobot, but the cat is out of the bag, the videos are out there in the wild, and even with YouTube deleting them left&right, people keep uploading them, and there is tons of raw MP4 files!
All the details are fuzzy, but seems a 'shipment' somehow fell off a back...
Our very own ZombieGroucho is back with another one of his famous Hardware reviews for Maxconsole

At first glance, you might think the F500 fightstick from China's Mayflash is a "knockoff" of a "real" fightstick. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The first thing you'll notice about the F500 is the weight. If you were expecting cheap plastic parts you're in for a surprise. This fightstick sports a sharp black metal finish with a sturdy joystick and red buttons. The buttons are clearly labeled, including icons for both PlayStation and Xbox configurations. This especially comes in handy when mapping the controller in various emulators. The graphic cut out gives the top plate a nice "cracked" look. Underneath you'll find some nice rubber feet to keep the F500 from sliding during heavy play sessions.

The stock parts are certainly good enough for most people but, if you're a hardcore fighting game enthusiast,...
Sony has recently filed an 'patent' that looks like a 'square tablet', with two smaller hand-held detachable controllers!

If you think only Nintendo is doing something unique, it seems that Sony has been thinking about the same idea themselves!
A patent was recently discovered as you can see from the published figures, that shows an newer model of PlayStation Vita, that would operate much like the Nintendo Switch in the fact it has two controllers that can be removed from the middle 'screen' section, but there is no figures of matching 'docking station', and we have no clues if Sony is really planning to produce this as the replacement for Vita or not.
With Developer Commentary

Upcoming sci-fi action RPG The Surge today reveals 14 minutes of gameplay with commentary from Deck13 Game Designer Adam Hetenyi.
Explore the dystopian environments in CREO’s mysterious industrial RND complex, the Abandoned Laboratories.
More than 70 Top Teams Worldwide to Compete for top Honours and $100,000 Prize Pool, on 17th-19th February

The Call of Duty World® League (CWL) Presented by PlayStation®4, continues its 2017 season as more than 70 top eSports teams from across Europe and North America come to Paris to compete for a share of the $100,000 prize pool, and take another critical step toward the CWL 2017 Championship.
Starting today, the best of the best in Call of Duty are facing-off during the CWL Paris Open, hosted by ESWC at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, February 17th – 19th February.
Follow-up unboxing video to the first Switch setup one earlier today by NeoGAF user: hiphoptherobot

Today, has been an exciting day for Nintendo Switch fans, and it’s about to get much more exciting.
Earlier today, we were one of the first news sites to post the video of Nintendo Switch being operated by the now world famous 'hiphoptherobot', and FloKO contacted him to make a longer better, complete full unboxing video of the Nintendo Switch unit.
Enjoy watching the first person to have a retail Nintendo Switch.

Retailers Might Be Breaking Store Dates. So Check With Yours In Your Area!
Enjoy watching the following video captured from VidMe, uploaded recently by poster on NeoGAF, we also have a saved an hard-copy MP4 version, because whom knows how long YouTube will allow to this version to stay uploaded, so watch it while you still can! :)
We wanted to let you know that today, Activision has announced that everyone’s favourite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot®, returns on 30th June 2017!

Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered HD graphical glory and get ready to put some UMPH in your WUMP! He’ll be enhanced, entranced and preparing to dance in HD graphical glory when he bursts back onto the scene in the Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy game collection in just a few months.
You can check out the brand new video here:
For more information about Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy please visit
Lock's Quest is getting a console remaster, joining the THQ Nordic MAP initiative.

Check out the full details below!
2008’s Lock’s Quest is the newest entry in THQ Nordic’s MAP (meaningful asset-program). The MAP is THQ Nordic’s internal (game) plan on which IPs to focus mid to long term, but that’s not important right now. Lock’s Quest is one of those hidden gems that will profit from MAP and will be released in April 2017 on PS4™, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
Shiness is coming soon to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

I'm always excited to see more of Shiness every chance I get! Today we have a special overview trailer that explains all of Shiness' main systems while showing off more gorgeous gameplay.
Though we don't have a firm launch date yet, Shiness is coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned for more news regarding this game!
Fans of noir narratives and strategy/adventure titles, take note.

This Is the Police is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on March 22nd, 2017!
We got a neat letter today from the virtual Police Chief character of their new upcoming game for our consoles, and here it is:
#XboxE3 briefing will air Sunday, June 11 at 2 PM PT.

Microsoft let it drop on Twitter, when the big Press Conference will come at E3 2017 where they are rumored to unveil Xbox Scorpio!
This year will also be the first year E3 will be fully open to the public, so for $249 you can attend the event personally if you so wish! :)

NEWS SOURCE: @Xbox (via) Twitter