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Sep
25
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Newly Enabled Windows 10 EFS System, Also Prevents Users From Modding Their Games!

Microsoft announced a while ago, that future Windows 10 Games would start to use EFS (encryption-file-system) on all new App Installs, and Forza Horizon 3 makes the beginning of this new system, which has started already to cause problems, and also upset the Forza modding community.


Forza Horizon 3 is the latest in the very popular series of Forza games, and there has been a great number of amazing mods in the past for the older games, but now the latest version is using the newly enabled EFS system of Windows 10, infact if you don't have EFS enabled on your PC, you will not be able to even download the game, instead getting an Error Core 0x80073CF9 displayed.

Besides of course to prevent 'piracy', the new DRM system seems to have been causing issues with game speed and loading, with alot of users complaining...
Sep
25
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NX System, is made up of 3 Parts - Portable Screen w/ Detachable Controllers - Docking Station - Performance Module

Not long after it was reported that Foxconn Electronics has started trialling Nintendo NX production, it appears that an employee that works for the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer has sketched the separate components that make the dedicated game platform.


Yet another big rumor has been started, soon after the news that Foxconn has started trial production of the final retail NX system, an Chinese Forum Thread appeared for a little while before magically getting deleted, that details out what the NX system really is, the biggest update on this new rumor, is that there is THIRD PART to the system with its own battery making it portable also, and PERFORMANCE MODULE, which has an HDD slot, Cartridge slot, and more CPU/GPU Horsepower that the smaller...
Sep
25
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Mobile VR Gaming's Future Looking Bright

Microsoft announced that Xbox Wireless Controllers will soon support Samsung Gear VR devices. The first game that will benefit from this is "Minecraft: Gear VR Edition," which will receive an update in October, rendering it playable using Microsoft wireless controllers.


MineCraft VR, here we come and even better you will be able to use your handy-dandy Xbox One controller to play the VR update!

Sep
25
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Final release date currently not set.

The PlayStation VR update for the PlayStation 4 version of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune, which was previously planned for release on October 13, has been changed to a “pending” release date, Koei Tecmo announced.


Sadly, it seems if we want to have Heart-Pounding Attention, with bouncing boobs and bikini girls in full VR right up in our face, we going to have to wait until an later on date, in the meantime here is what we will be missing come October 13th when PSVR arrives:

Sep
25
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The Smartphone-Native Generation already sees Smart Devices as all-in-one Game Consoles!

Square Enix today released its 2016 annual report to investors, which outlines three key initiatives it plans to pursue going forward--one of which is premium mobile games.


When you mention Square-Enix to most console gamers, they will remember them as company that bought them FF7 and all the other sequels in the Final Fantasy era, but if you looking to them to keep supporting dedicated consoles, think again because in the speech recently released in their 2016 Annual Report (attached below) by President Yosuke Matsuda for its investors, they basically stated the company sees smart devices like phones the new form of dedicated gaming consoles, and releasing high-end games for these devices is going to be their main focus from now on.

Sep
25
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Would Make Gob Bluth Proud

Much like the venerable technology of the floppy drive, Europe’s hair metal classic “The Final Countdown” just won’t die. After floating into laughable obscurity, the synth-heavy anthem was reborn when a magician named Gob made it his theme song.


There is a growing trend, in ripping apart old computers and taking out their moving parts like floppy drives, hard drives, scanners, printers and turning them into something useful and enjoyable again instead of trying to get the old computer to work which might be next to impossible, the old moving parts inside can be instead used for useful purpose, and one such master at this new art form is Zadrozniak where he has turned his desktop of over 64 Floppy Drives combined along with a few dozen hard drives, and couple of old scanners into one nice sounding musical instrument.

Sep
24
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Scr*w School, F*ck Finding Work, Let's Just Stay At Home, And Play Video Games, As They Are So Much Fun Now!

Danny Izquierdo enjoys playing video games on all platforms. He often plays with friends via a big screen monitor, as shown, but is just as adept at gaming on a laptop or smartphone.


Today's generation of games are not your grandpa's 8-Bit Mario, or Pong, they are full enriched stories and adventures, with tons of social online features, and best of all rewards for being great in the game, not to mention mind-blogging graphics, so now its has caused a new generation of youth, that rather just stay living at home and enjoying the fun of playing video games online with their buddies.

Sep
24
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Titled ‘You Won’t Believe What’s in Store’

Promoting all of the PlayStation 4 games available through the PlayStation Store, Sony has released a brand new short film, titled You Won’t Believe What’s in Store.


Live-Action teasers are all the rage now in promoting video games, and this time around Sony using the format to showcase how wonderful their PlayStation Store is and all the digital games it is packed with and that are coming up soon this Holiday season.

Sep
24
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Living on the Cutting-Edge-Of-Technology, is NOT a Perfect 4K World, as the XB1S is having some Major Issues!

The Xbox One S makes a great 4K set top box. It’s a rare box capable of handling HDR, a part of the Ultra High Definition format that allows for better details in scenes of extreme brightness or darkness. But the HDR on the Xbox One S is currently experiencing some significant bugs that firmly drop the console from best in class.


You can't have the very latest in the best tech it seems, without some issues, looks like Microsoft rolled out the hardware of the Xbox One S in August, before the underneath software was ready, and now owners are waiting for news when a patch will be scheduled.

Sep
24
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Plus Foxconn, Pegatron have Started Production of the Sony PS4 Pro Console

New report is coming in from Asian suppliers, that big 'N' has started trial production runs of their new NX system, with once completed a planned production run of up to 10 million consoles for the 2017 year of sales.


Foxconn factory in China is very busy right now, first its rapidly rolling off its production lines, the new Sony PlayStation 4 console, so that by the time its launch window arrives in November, there will hopefully be enough stock for the new 4K beast of a machine, in the meantime its also starting trial production runs of the new Nintendo DX device, with reports that once the testing is completed they will be gearing up to have ready for launch a few million consoles and up to 10 million units to be available thruout the year 2017.

Sep
24
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Report claims big 'N' is telling retailers to place their orders now for Holiday stock of Wii U, as that is it!

As the Nintendo NX launch is coming up in Spring 2017, Nintendo has finally moved to put the brakes on the Wii U console, with retailers told to put in their last orders for new shipments now before end of September, because after that is no more Wii U's.


It seems that Nintendo has decided to call it quits on the Wii U console early, with production ending and stores told to place their last orders for new stock, but not to worry as some retailers like Amazon have reported they have enough stock to last another 5 years! :)

Sep
23
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Two action-packed weekends, with PlayStation 4 fans getting first hands-on starting 6pm UK on 14th October

Hot off the worldwide reveal at Call of Duty XP, the wait will soon be over for fans itching to get their hands on with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer. Those who have pre-ordered the game on PlayStation 4 will be able to join the beta first, starting at 6pm UK on Friday, 14th October.


Developers behind Call of Duty are following the same successful setup as their previous game, with their new upcoming Infinite Warfare having its Open Public MultiPlayer Beta on the highly successful PlayStation 4 console first which starts as early as Oct. 14th.

Sep
23
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It will be the first [email protected] title to support the all-new Xbox Play Anywhere program.

Independent developer ROCKFISH Games announces their roguelike space shooter EVERSPACE will hit Game Preview on Xbox One today and Windows 10 later this month.


The wait is over for Xbox One players as EVERSPACE launches onto the Game Preview program today!

Sep
23
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Sci-fi action RPG The Surge shows off CREO's modular exo-armor.

Personally, I want my own exo-skeleton. Take a look at what The Surge offers for one!


The Surge will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017, in the meantime we got some new images to share with our readers from the developers today, to get you in the mode of waiting for this new game.

Sep
23
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Leave luck to heaven

Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, Nintendo Co., Ltd. today celebrates 127 years of existence as an entertainment company.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY NINTENDO! :)

Sep
23
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Sandwich Time

Whether you loved or hated the recently-released ReCore, one thing most agree on is that it had pretty horrible load times on Xbox One (the game's also out on PC). Now, a patch has come out that makes them shorter.


Well, its about time an update came out for ReCore, and hopefully it will make the loading time less of an issue, as most players have noticed currently loading times as high as 3 to 5 minutes for some levels, which is way too long to be sitting waiting to respawn.

We love to hear your experiences...
Sep
23
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The Battle Of The 4K Consoles is Heating-Up, with Sony fighting back claiming that 'Rez VR' will do Full 4K on PS4 Pro.

PlayStation virtual reality launch title Rez Infinite will run at 4K resolution with smoother framerates when played using Sony’s upgraded PlayStation 4 Pro console hardware, developer Enhance Games revealed at a recent Tokyo Game Show event.


Xbox Executives recently stated that the 4.2TFLOPS that the PlayStation 4 Pro is going to have under its hood will not be enough for True 4K, unlike the 6TFLOPS that next-year Xbox Scorpio will have instead offering up native 4K, but now Sony has finally fought back in the new age of 4K Console Wars, with a bold claim that their showpiece launch PlayStation VR game 'Rez Infinite' when combined with the PlayStation 4 Pro, it will be able to fully support 4K and 60FPS, making one for hell of gaming experience this Holiday 2016.

Sep
22
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With the new expansion now out, its time to have some more special raid events!

“History is watching Guardian.” The ‘Wrath of the Machine’ Raid goes live on Friday 23rd September at 6pm BST. Lead a Fireteam into the depths of the Plaguelands and secure your legacy as an Iron Lord.


So have you been enjoying the new expansion for Destiny, the Rise of Iron, if so you will be glad to know in few hours the Wrath of The Machine Raid event will go live, and to get a tease of what it all about, please watch the new trailer attached below and then get ready to start the battle of your life, as you try to protect all your Guardians from certain doom.

Sep
22
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As Usual, the Gateway 3DS Team is back with Yet Another Update!

Well, no more whining, its finally here, the fix from Gateway 3DS, for the issues that the newer v11.1 firmware from Nintendo were causing with your EmuNAND setup, now you can go back to enjoying your 3DS Flashcart on latest emulated firmware without any more issues or problems.


You see, you don't have to worry, hopefully all those complaining where is GW, are they dead, can now shut-up and go crying back home with their Sky3DS, as today for all those loyal and patience Gateway3DS owners, the fix is here for v11.1, both a newer v3.7 series for those that don't like the new beta, and of course a newer private beta v4.2 for all those that have switched over so far.

Sep
22
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Congratulations! - You have catch our FANT4STIC FALL bus! - Deals from $0.99

GearBest is teaming up with MaxConsole, to offer our loyal readers, a bunch of wonderful deals until the end of September, as an Early OktoberFest Promotion, and best of all they are giving away two amazing items for the first 100 and 300 orders that are placed.


Last week, we reported on GearBest's Fantastic 4 Fall Promotion, and now the amazing series of fall specials have just gotten even sweeter, as they are offering up two wonderful prizes to be won that will given out to the first lucky person after Gearbest Reaches 100 Orders, and the second lucky person when they Reach 300 Orders that have been placed on any item that is listed for sale on their...