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Mar
19
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A Simple but efficient TXT Reader

Pathway27 just in time before the GekiHEN contest ended, has submitted another way to enjoy reading TXT files on your PlayStation Vita, now its no 'Kindle' but hey still amazing to see what the portable Sony can do thanks to all this cool new homebrew to enjoy!
Bookr Mod Vita was based originally on Bookr & bookr-Mod for the PSP, but pathway brings this release to Henkaku and it is a very useful utility.
Mar
19
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Now you can edit your source code direct on your Vita handheld itself, now if only there was direct online compiler!

A source code editor which supports several programming languages running under Henkaku for the Playstation Vita.
Of course editing 'source code' is big too much it seems to me, but having a full function Notepad editor, does help in editing config files I find to getting RetroArch cores working or other complex scripts that you might have made a small mistake and don't want to spend all the effort reuploading files after going back home to your desktop PC to edit them in the first place, now you can do it all on the go! :)
Mar
19
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This Sunday Morning Is Packed With Tons Of Cool New Homebrew To Enjoy!

An PlayStation Vita application that allows you to check for your net profiles and display their passwords.
Have you ever been connected to WiFi, or getting disconnected and wonder what the profile and password is, well now you can check it!
Of course sadly, you need a...
Mar
19
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More Great PlayStation Vita Homebrew To Enjoy!

Yet another late entry slipped into the Gekihen Homebrew Contest with this one called VitaForecast v1.0 by Joel16.
Finally your Vita handheld can be more like your Android phone, with a nice local Weather map on your home screen to know if you going to freeze while gaming on the go, or if it will be raining too much to play once you get to where you are traveling to! :)
Mar
19
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Yet Another Great Scene Release For All To Enjoy!

Grab your PlayStation Vita, and head into the field of Stars as you battle it out with Starfield v0.2 by gnmarechal.
Lots of homebrew has appeared for the Vita recently, thanks in part to the contest, and this is another late entry that is worth it! :)
Mar
18
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UPDATE V2: Added batch generation for multiple new serial numbers for easier use with N2 Elite. The original version is still available for those who prefer the old method.

This python 3 script decrypts an Amiibo BIN file using Amiitool, generates a random tag serial, creates a new BIN file with the new serial, and encrypts it for use. Currently only set up for Windows but could easily be edited for use on Linux.
AnalogMan is back with another cool scene release, this one is basically is designed only for those that use Amiibo emulating devices such as N2^Elite (aka) Amiiqo, Datel PowerTag or NaMiio. This app is no way designed for those who write Amiibo figurines to blank NFC tags or those with real Amiibo characters.
Mar
18
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Basically the same in sales as the Nintendo Wii U console!

The official Raspberry Pi magazine just announced that over 12.5 million of the affordable little Linux boards have been sold since the original Pi was launched in 2012.
The Nintendo Wii U console is just around million more sold when compared to the Raspberry Pi, the little board that everyone originally thought would never become popular, really has taken off and spawned a whole range of different sizes and horsepower versions.
Mar
18
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It will break your Piggy-Bank, but it will make hours of two player enjoyment a whole lot better!

Unlike the Nintendo Switch, Twelve South’s HiRise 2 iPhone stand is not exactly new. But, as the company’s enterprising marketing team has discovered, it is perhaps the best-looking solution for standing up your Nintendo Switch while charging it at the same time.
The Nintendo Switch has a little clip-out 'plastic' piece that sounds like it will break each time you use it, plus it blocks the charging plug, so it means you can't play&charge at the same time if you gaming on the go without your dock and TV screen, which is little weird for being a console that plays on the 'being portable' side, and with its short battery life it might not last as long as it takes to make Easter dinner! :)
Mar
18
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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 4-Port USB Card Charger being sold by BC Master on Amazon, which is handy to have to charge all your portable devices when on the go!

Box Contents: 4x USB Car Charger, USB-A to USB-C Cable (Nintendo Switch car charger, anyone? ;) ), Manual, and Warranty Card.

Tech Specs: 4x ports running at 5v/2.4A Max. 9.6A/48W total max output across all ports.

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BC Master does it again with another incredibly solid and slick looking car adapter. This thing has nice chunky plastic with a smooth piano finish and strong, firm contact springs. For the same price as a cheapo adapter that will break after 5 plugins and no protection circuity, you would...
Mar
18
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Plus since then v1.61 update containing 'Important Bug Fixes'!

Yes, the day that many of us have been waiting for is finally with us! VitaShell 1.6, by the legendary developer ‘TheFlow’, has been released. TheFlow just can’t stop developing stuff for the Vita community.. he’s on a roll.
And he is really on roll, because less than day, before we even had time to print this news story, he quickly rolled out v1.61 with important bug fixes from the early user feedback that was not discovered with his own initial in-house testing.
Mar
18
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Which Is 75% Smaller Than The Original!

Nintendo's own Dock is nice, but its bulky, takes alot of space, has a habit of falling over, and also scratching your screen, but this modder decided he could build one better, that does not fall over, scratch the screen, and it also takes up alot less space in his room!
You all heard of the reports of Nintendo's original dock, scratching the Switch's cheap plexiglass screen, and also falling over, but now thanks to this modder's idea of custom dock, he has become so popular since the news stuck, he thinking of building them to order!
Mar
18
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Rest-In-Peace, the last days of the PlayStation 3 console are numbered, soon we will be burying it into the history books

It’s been an impressive run, but it looks like the PlayStation 3‘s days are numbered. Sony has silently updated the PS3 listing on its Japanese site to say that production on the console will be ending soon.
If you are still enjoying your PlayStation 3 and gaming on it, well soon you will be called a 'Retro Lover', as the PS3 is moving into the next chapter, as Sony is ending its production, and soon there will be no more brand-new PS3's to buy, only well-used ones, or costly prized unopened boxes from eBay sellers hoarding the last of the PlayStation 3 consoles, for those looking to purchase one.
Mar
17
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UP TO 70% OFF | 100's OF DEALS

Gearbest's 3rd Anniversary Birthday Party, just keeps on getting better and better, now they are clearing out tons of items from their direct USA-Based Warehouse, so you will find tons of deals ranging from all sorts of wonderful electronics to car and home accessories.
So if you live in the United States or nearby in Canada, I suggest you check out their 'US Warehouse Celebration' right away as there is tons of amazing great deals to be found on many top quality brands, here is just a small sample of two wonderful items available:

Deal #1: - Original Xiaomi Mi R1D AC WiFi Router

MI wireless router, features a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 256MB of RAM, Ethernet, WiFi, NFC and a...
Mar
17
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North American, European and Asia-Pacific Teams to Compete March 17-19 in a $200,000 Competition at Ft. Worth Convention Center

The Call of Duty® World League Presented by PlayStation®4 (CWL) 2017 season comes to Dallas, where top teams will vie for their share of a $200,000 prize pool.
Beginning today, Call of Duty teams from North America, Europe, and for the first time this year in pool play, squads from the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), will go head-to-head during the CWL Dallas Open, hosted by Major League Gaming Corp., March 17-19 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.
Mar
17
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Coming May 16 - Pre-orders now open for consoles and PC

Deck13's upcoming hardcore Action-RPG The Surge today unveils a new CGI trailer, showcasing intense, visceral combat between man and machine.
After exploring Warren's first day at the office in the previous trailer, we now witness him battling mechanical foes deeper within the CREO complex.
Mar
16
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Keeping the legend alive.

Dreamcast enthusiasts have made playable an unreleased racing game found on a devkit.
SEGA might have killed off their DreamCast console decades ago, but not for the fans of the system, they are still enjoying finding out all its secrets, and in this case making a game recently found on devkit, fully playable so all can enjoy seeing the racer come alive! :)
Mar
16
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We see alot of Switch Handheld part, and Joy-Con's, but what about that Micro Game Cartridge itself containing Zelda!

Some hackers have decided it is better to open up the Nintendo Switch Cartridge, instead of just Licking Them, because well this is where big 'N' is scared, they no longer using the Nintendo 3DS or NDS Design, but a new one, but how much is it different inside!
Of Course Licking Them is Fun, infact due to their size, Nintendo Switch Game Cards have been coated with denatonium benzoate - a non-toxic, bitter-tasting agent - as a safety precaution against accidental consumption by young children, but hey we are not young anymore, we are old pirates, so lets crack them open and see what is inside under that horrible bitter-tasting cover to prevent eating!
Mar
16
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No Modifications At All, Except for Clockspeeds and RAM, and maybe the SecureOS AES128 Silicon Key!

It seems the Nintendo Switch main system on chip, is nothing custom at all, just a stock Nvidia Terga X1 used in newer Shield 2017.
Heartgold from GBATemp is reporting that TechInsights whom are famous for doing upclose 'photographic' die shots of new chips when they appear in consumer devices, have basically confirmed that Nintendo when the 'cheap-route' and just grabbed stock Nvidia Terga X1 chips off the new Shield 2017 production line, and nothing really is different the insides, except for firmware clockspeed throttling, and maybe the SecureOS AES128 key has been changed, but that part is being looked at now, so stay tuned for more news!
Mar
16
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Unix-like Reverse Engineering Framework and Commandline Tools!

This release is mainly for the pure hardcore 'hackers'/'developers' on the newly released Nintendo Switch hybrid, that are busy digging thru the internal inner workings of the system, and are knee-deep in binary hexcode wondering WTF it all means to the SoC.
RaDare 2 is an amazing open-source utility that is very handy in reverse engineering code, as it disassembles most processors out there and its much like IDA PRO in its plugins and output, but the good thing is its free, and updated very fast, infact they already added Initial Support for the NRO Nintendo Switch Binaries, now how you get those 'binaries' to rip apart, well that is your own problem.
Mar
16
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NOTICE: CR4XL IS NOW IN STOCK AS OF MARCH 15th / JRPV2 IS SHIPPING AFTER MARCH 24th

Exclusive Limited Edition of Team-Xecuter's Coolrunner and J-Runner Programmer from ModChipCentral is NOW AVAILABLE

Retro gaming is all the rage these days, and an Microsoft Xbox 360 console makes for some great fun and entertainment when it is modded, and why not do it right with the best in town the Coolrunner (CR4XL) and J-Runner (JRPV2) devices from Team-Xecuter.
The problem is they are hard to find, but we bring you good news, MCC and TX have joined forces to bring back our very popular devices in limited supply, with a brand-new production run, with same quality design that TX is famous in the Xbox scene for since '02.