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Feb
20
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The Top Eight Call of Duty Teams Earned Their Share of $100,000 After Competing over the Action-Packed Weekend

The road to the 2017 Championship of the Call of Duty® World League (CWL) Presented by PlayStation®4 has continued with a big win from OpTic Gaming.
FaZe Clan, Rise Nation and Infused rounded out the top spots after three days of intense competition at CWL Paris Open, hosted by ESWC. As the competition concluded, OpTic moves one step closer to securing a spot in the first ever CWL Global Pro League, beginning in April.
Feb
20
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Bethesda fans may not have Fallout 5 or Elder Scrolls 6 yet.

However, a Fallout 4 VR (virtual reality) game may be one fans are waiting for. If Bethesda’s venture into VR is successful, then this game can revolutionize the industry.
Unlike alot of other VR Games so far, Bethesda claims their version of Fallout 4 from 2015 being converted right now to VR will be the 'full game', not just some tech demo, or little extra-mission, from start to finish just like their original, you will be able to play it in VR mode.
Feb
20
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Memory lane.

Nintendo of Japan has revealed digital download sizes for a number of Nintendo Switch games, including one that is too large to be stored on the console's 32GB internal memory.
If you want to take a trip down the digital memory lane path with your Nintendo Switch as, now finally 'digital purchases' will be tied to your account not your 'console/handheld' so it makes more sense to go 'digital' with this new generation of Nintendo hardware, the only problem is the 'games are huge' in fact one is already bigger than the internal memory itself, remember only 25.9gb of 32gb is free for storage space, and that space is also needed for DLC and Game Saves, since nothing is written back to your physical game cartridges.
Feb
20
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@flat_z has been Tweeting out some very interesting facts regarding PS2 Emulation Support on the PS4 console!

If you been following Aleksey Kulayev (aka) Flat_Z recently on Twitter, you would have see he is knee-deep into figuring out the official PS2 emulation that Sony is using on their newer PlayStation 4 console, and it seems to be on the surface a much simpler setup than on the older PS3 console.
Here is a digest of all his recent Tweets regarding his work on ripping apart the PS2 Emulator found packed alongside the recent Max Payne re-release for the PlayStation 4 console, and from the surface it looks like there is only good things in store for all of us soon:
Feb
20
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Already thanks to the recently discovered Octopus Exploit on the Vita's f00d Processor some good things are appearing!

We can finally fully rip apart Game Backups from the Vita handheld, and decrypt them to look into the internal workings more!
Amazing news already, thanks to the team effort to push into the Vita's f00d processor and unlock the final treasure chest of hidden lv0 keys, working tools have already appear that make usage of these new found 'secrets' and this set allow us to explore Vita Game files!
Feb
19
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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.
Feb
19
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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!
Feb
19
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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.
Feb
19
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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...
Feb
19
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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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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.
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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! :)