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Feb
18
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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.
Feb
18
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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.
Feb
18
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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.
Feb
18
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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...
Feb
18
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,...
Feb
17
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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.
Feb
17
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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.
Feb
17
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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.
Feb
17
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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.
NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
17
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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! :)
Feb
16
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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 www.crashbandicoot.com.
Feb
16
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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.
Feb
16
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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!
Feb
16
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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:
Feb
16
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#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
Feb
15
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PlayStation Now Service Update

Sony shared today on their PlayStation Blog an very important update on compatible devices for their PlayStation Now service.
Some devices have had PlayStation NOW for only year, and already Sony is wiping them off the 'net, with no longer offering their 'game-streaming' rental service to devices like the PlayStation 3 Console, and the Vita, forcing you to use your PS4 if you wish to have NOW. :)
Feb
15
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Now Available in Digital

Whoa. An orchestra is already epic enough, but then you add a black metal vocalist to it and ... what did I just watch? Awesome. Read all the official press details below and catch a snippet of the full show by watching the embedded Youtube preview below!
CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the digital release of the Video Game Show — The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concert from the 9th Film Music Festival in Kraków. The video is now available for purchase on YouTube.
Feb
15
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MOTHERGUNSHIP is coming to PC, PS4, and XB1

My excitement is pretty high right now. Not gonna lie.
MOTHERGUNSHIP is the next project from Joe Mirabello, honing the core of his previous work into an insanely fast-paced, expansive genre blend that will test your bullet dancing skills and FPS proficiency. Get yourself some DOOM gameplay vibes and fight your way to the heart of the fleet to destroy the MOTHERGUNSHIP!
Feb
15
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Now Available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer, today welcomes two new races on its pitch: The Chaos Dwarfs and Khemri teams.
These teams, recognizable by their monumental Centaurs and ancient arcane armors, will join the merry bloodbath that is Blood Bowl 2.
Feb
15
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World’s Premier Track Bike Criterium Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

RockStar Games are very happy to announce the return of the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series 2017. Please see their full press release below for the complete race schedule and all other details.
Rockstar Games is proud to announce the return of the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series in 2017, now enjoying its 10th consecutive year as the world’s premier track bike criterium.