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Nov
09
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Man threatens to blow up Best Buy over sold out video game



All across the states, there was problems with the 'midnight launch' of the new 'Modern Warfare 3' game, with many cases of real-life violence almost like the virtual violence found in the game itself

Nov
09
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The new Modern Warfare 3 is finally out, but after 1148 user reviews it is only rated 2.5 out of 10



The magazine reviews average it 90 out 100, but it seems users after buying the game are giving it a bad review, maybe because it just another sequel, and there is no longer any innovation in COD's

Despite a massive advertising spend garnering it positive reviews from the mainstream press the user reviews are in and it firmly places the new Call Of Duty: Moden Warfare 3 into the Wii shovelware category.

Ok, so it is probably not very accurate but the result of butthurt Battlefield 3 fanboys, single player gamers and people who hate multiple multiplayer map packs at way too high prices but is it really that far out?

After all its single player game is pathetically short, and everyone knows that buying the game is only the first half of the...
Nov
09
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Console specs still in flux, but sources say Nintendo now has ambitions for touch-screen multiplayer

A trusted game development executive has said there are numerous indications within the Wii U codebase that the console is, at the very least, being prepared to operate with two touch-screen pads.

Nov
09
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The days of 'up, up, down, down, left, right, etc...'-style cheat codes are well and truly dead.



Capcom has hammered the last nail in the coffin of the traditional 'cheat' by releasing a download pack today, titled the 'GameBreaker pack', which costs $5 and essentially adds only a GOD cheat mode!

Basically, crapcom has found yet another new way to sh*t on its customers, the old days of entering a cheat using your control pad or hours searching online in GameFAQ's to found out if anyone discovered the 'secret' cheat code, is gone in the new growing era of DLC, why allow programmers to code in...
Nov
08
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Millivision Non-Radiating Scanning Systems used to prevent loss of 'Yet-To-Be-Released' game titles



Each year more then $10 billion of company property is stolen by workers at manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and warehouses worldwide.

We all have seen the 'press coverage' regarding the reason because the early version's of 'MW3' appearing on the 'net after a leak from a disc manufacturer plant, well it seems one company has decided to put it's foot down and has picked Millivision advanced object detection scanning systems to prevent employee theft.

Nov
08
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Activision's Wappy Dog, now available for the Nintendo DS systems



Wappy Dog combines virtual and physical pet companionship, including both an electronic toy dog and a NDS videogame which communicates with one another via sound to create an unprecedented experience.

Nov
08
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We here at our PS3 Crunching news desk, have been going thru all our emails as we do each morning over our daily large dose of coffee, and suddenly had to take a 'step-back' and get our heads in order, as we received an 'an0nymous email' from some random one-time dropbox, containing a weird little attachment, with a simple note:


Before posting we had one our PS3 Crunching Developers look it over, and it seems to be a set of 'C' code and headers and an compiled ELF and SELF that exploits the 'chain of trust' to dump an 'unecrypted' version of your PS3 'metldr'. :)

Now of course this is not really 'useful' for the average PS3 Jailbreak end-user, but we think it just might be the long waited for 'golden tickets' in the right hard-working hands of some talented 'developers' that are willing to try to help everyone...
Nov
08
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Sony PS3 'homebrew' developer CrashSerious has released a little PKG for your Jailbroken PS3 Console called simply ONE.

Basically, it is designed to launch all your PSX Backups, even the ones people have been having problems with in other apps like multiMAN!


Nov
07
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Modders and Coders keep doing interesting things with Kinect, this one being for an FPS game!



In this video they used FAAST to make a mod that lets the Bulletstorm players on the PC to control the game with their hands and feet using the Kinect 360 controller on the PC.

With the 'extra processing power' of a PC, the Kinect has become a gem of a device for PC gamers to play around with, and with the up-coming official 'Kinect' SDK for Windows we will be see more of these neat 'mods' coming out.

They have also completed a conversion of dead island (pc) to Kinect but as yet that is not available to show videos or release yet.

They are however taking requests from those who want to use Kinect on their PC instead of on the 360, for more ideas or mods!


Thanks again to 'billysastard'...
Nov
07
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[RUMOR] Xbox 720 Will Be Cheaper, 'Far Smaller Than 360' And 'Run On Windows 9'



Xbox 360's successor is clearly in the works, although it's debatable when exactly it'll be unveiled. In the meantime, reports continue to surface on what Microsoft has planned for its next console.

The newest report comes from a blogger that had accurate infomation before on Microsoft products, and seems to be well-connected to those working in the Microsoft Entertainment & Devices group, so this comment from the M$ nerd, could have alot of 'truth' in it:

Nov
07
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Developer Remedy has released the first screenshot of its upcoming downloadable Alan Wake game



Remedy as switch over to 'digital' for their next release of Alan Wake, and they are promising a fully standalone experience and adventure after downloading the title through the 'Xbox Live Arcade'

Not more can by said at the moment, except to look at the 'teaser' screenshot released before.

More details are expected to be revealed about it at the upcoming Video Game Awards on December 10th.

NEWS SOURCE: First Look At Alan Wake (via) GamerInformer

Again our thanks to 'billysastard' for this Maxconsole news update!
Nov
07
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Kinect challenge for Malcon 2011 has been completed by Indian security researcher 'Shantanu Gawde'



Only 15 years old, but Indian researcher 'Gawde' for MalCon 2011 has created a malware that utlizes Microsoft Kinect controller to secretly capture pictures and upload to a picasa account.

Think its great what you can do when adding a kinect to your PC?

Well .....

Nov
07
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All 11 big box retail outlets in the UK to shut down by the end of the year



It’s official – Best Buy as a brand is effectively retreating from Europe, closing all eleven of its UK stores.

It started as rumors 3 weeks ago that Best Buy Europe was pulling out of the UK market, but now it finally been confirmed with an official statement released today:

However, they aren't giving up, instead they are (buying out) their joint venture partner 'Carphone Warehouse' for £838 million and hoping to transfer...
Nov
07
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Obsidian on the right way to fight used game sales



Mr. Urquhart explains how the Fallout: New Vegas developer stays afloat as an independent studio, why it isn't getting into social gaming, and how it keeps players from renting or selling its games!

Feargus Urquhart, the CEO of developer Obsidian, has criticised the use of the Online Pass in the industry's battle against pre-owned video games, in is long Q&A with 'GameSpot', here is just one section of it, regarding his thoughts on keeping customers:

Nov
07
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No signs that the company will come out of red soon, financial group claims



Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded Sony’s credit rating to A-, citing concerns over long-term corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings.

Nov
07
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The Nintendo Wii has fallen to its lowest price ever on the UK High Street.

Supermarcket chain Asda is advertising a £89 price point for the console in today’s papers. The SKU on offer includes a white version of the machine and two games – Wii Sports and Wii Party.

ASDA has opened the xmas season pandoras box by announcing it is going to retail the new Wii Family Edition (thats the new-version one without Gamecube compatibility) for £89.99 including a Wii remote plus controller, Nunchuck, Wii sports and Wii party.

This is expected to run across the retail industry although some retailers may decide on a £79.99 price point, this once again drops the price of a Wii console below the normal retail price of a basic Xbox 360.

So it looks like the new price combined with some of the best Wii games (Zelda, Last Story, Xenosaga, Modern Warfare 3 and...
Nov
07
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Thousands of copies of Modern Warfare 3 have been stolen in an armed robbery in Paris.



Two masked men armed with tear gas and knives stole a truck containing €400,000 (£342,000) worth of video games, believed to be around 6,000 copies of the latest Call of Duty title, according to TF1.

On saturday near Paris a truck carrying what was said to be 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 was rammed then the occupants were tear gassed and threatened by the armed gang before they took off with the games valued at €400,000.

Nov
06
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Sony PS3 'homebrew' developer wborland0 has updated his PS3 Game List (the most popular game manager app for windows/linux/macosx) to v1.91 for everyone to enjoy and fully manage their vast 'collection' of PS3 backups!


Nov
06
PS3 'homebrew' developer ThatOtherPerson has released an updated version of his Swingball game for Jailbroken Sony PS3 consoles, and also for 'homebrew'-enabled Wii systems along with an version even for PC fans running Windows.


Nov
06
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New survey shows even with Xbox 360 Slim, there is still failures in the first year of ownership



We all have heard horror stories regarding the famous 'red ring of death' but it seems there is still a very large percentage of Xbox 360 consoles failing even after the Slim been out for a year now!

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