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May
17
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Our MaxConsole Game Reviewer @JHardin1112 Is Proud To Be Covering The Latest Nintendo 3DS Release!

Created by Tanukii Studios, Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D: Space Recipe for Disaster is the long awaited follow-up to the world’s first chase-em-up game Go! Go! Kokopolo, which released back in 2011 for the DSiWare service.
For the uninitiated, the chase-em-up style is where you attack enemies and they chase you down. It’s a sparsely populated genre, but certainly the two titles that I’m aware of in this list are very much worthwhile to play.

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SRFD begins with a brief cutscene showing a space bunny crashing into a meteor and dropping pieces of some kind of a stone tablet (or something) down to earth. The 3 pieces land and disrupt the 3 playable characters. They soon gave chase after the bunny and thus the game begins. Each character has their...
May
17
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Yet Another Great Game Review By Our Very Own @JHardin1112 For You To Enjoy Reading!

You’re falling through your consciousness, screaming at high speeds through familiar memories and events only known to you, pondering why you’re trapped in your own expanse of imagination, until finally you come crashing against the deck of a sky ship adrift amongst a sea of storm clouds on the cusp of destruction….
At first stepping into Soul Axiom, a game that is essentially a 3D puzzler with hints of a platformer, you get the feeling of a great story, one that will shatter the barriers of storytelling that you have developed over time. Unfortunately, this story becomes lackluster due to the game being something of a disappointment.

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Soul Axiom starts off as a simple hub-world based puzzle game in which you are gradually given...
May
15
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Our very own @JHardin1112 is back with another Exclusive MaxConsole Game Review for you all to enjoy reading!

Ah!!! Another year, another entry in Rebellion’s excellent Sniper Elite series!

If you’re looking for a top-notch sniping experience that lets you strategically obliterate Nazi’s in the most graphic and horrific way possible (testicle shot anyone?!), then look no further. Sniper Elite 4 gives you that and more in spades.

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Set in 1943, amidst the conflict of WWII, in the beautiful, but warn torn country of Italy, players assume the role of the elite OSS sniper, Karl Fairburne, as he is sent across the country in order track down and ultimately put an end to the Nazi’s use of their secret weapon against the Allies - a radio controlled missile. A quick history lesson for all those (like me) who don’t know what OSS...
Mar
23
The Wintel Pro CX-W8 is another in the long line of inexpensive "TV boxes" available from various re-sellers. What intrigued me about this particular model was the Intel Z8300 Quad-core processor and the fact that it was running Windows 10 instead of Android. And, of course, the price, which is normally around $90 USD. Having the full Windows Kodi experience at that price point would be pretty nice. With the Wintel Pro CX-W8 you can get it, but only if you're willing to put up with some major quirks and limitations.


The first thing you'll notice about the CX-W8 is the no-frills presentation. My review model arrived in a plain brown box that said nothing but "Wintel Box" in the upper right corner. There's a sticker on the back with a list of specs. I'm not sure if this is a true representation of the retail packaging but it made me feel like I'd just ordered some obscure porn magazines from overseas. Not that I've ever done that. I...
Mar
22
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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 USB-C to VGA/USB Breakout Adapter being sold by BC Master on Amazon, which is handy to have to charge all your portable devices when on the go!

Box Contents: USB-C to VGA / USB 3.0 breakout adapter, manual, and warranty card

Tech Specs:
  • Stylish Design with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports: USB-C hub with 4 USB 3.0 ports for SuperSpeed data transferring of up to 5 Gbps and downward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 specifications.
  • USB-C Power Delivery: Charging the new MacBook, ChromeBook Pixel and USB-C-compatible tablet computers with their original chargers while hub is in use.
  • VGA Adapter: Supports high resolution. The multifunctional adapter supports video resolution up to 1080P...
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
09
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Playcosmo.com was set up in December 2016 as a joint venture between Joyful Dream and CashBet. The new site seeks to use advances in technology to attract and retain customers.

These online tools allow Play Cosmo to offer a number of striking options that outstrip not only ‘real’ casinos, but also its online competition. Let’s take a closer look…
Something for everyone

Whether you like playing online slots with a wide range of whacky themes to choose from, or old-style casino table games, Play Cosmo won’t let you down. Online slots include a host of Microgaming titles, such as the hugely popular Thunderstruck II, Avalon and Jurassic Park. More traditional casino games include Poker, Blackjack and Roulette.

Bonuses

For many, the most appealing thing about any online casino is the payouts and bonuses it provides. By offering a wide range of...
Feb
24
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All gamers would know the sensation of discovering a brand new game that immediately takes you into another universe!

A place where every minute details have been carefully thought of, along with terrifying creatures and many enticing mysteries.
Horizon Zero Dawn is exactly one of those games with a unique identity in the world of action role playing. The PS4 release date of the much awaited game is set for the 28th February.

Horizon Zero Dawn has been developed by Guerrilla Games, the same team behind the awesome Killzone franchise. They have brilliantly themed the game on a beautiful, post-apocalyptic. The game will take you into a distant future, where you will see how nature has taken over the ruins of a lost civilization. Humanity has resorted to live in primitive tribes, as they have lost the war to gain...
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
13
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Safety is one of the basic human instincts. Its main purpose is to preserve life and to save a human from any kind of danger.

This instinct makes us asses all risks threatening our life and well-being all the time. Though, it is not unfrequent that people are lulled into a false sense of security ending in losing money.
The Internet is quite good at lulling people. Scammers are right on cue to another woman or man looking for love on a dating site, or wishing to tempt fortune in online gambling. And a number of online gambling lovers is skyrocketing, and according to forecast is not going to decrease in the nearest future. Read on how to choose a safe online casino to secure your well-being and not to jump on the bait.
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Law comes first, whether you know it or not. Online gambling is regulated by authorities. They give permission, or license, to...
Feb
06
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Online casinos are absolutely raking it in with their table, card, and slot machine offerings now equally as popular as PC and console games.

With an estimated 58.9% of people playing mobile games in 2017, could consoles start catering to the online casino and bingo audience to receive a cut of this lucrative market?
Are Casino Games Suited to Consoles?


There have never been any notable casino games for consoles, and perhaps there is a reason for that. Maybe they are just not suited to the console format, where gamers crave detailed multi-dimensional and intricate games. The typical console gamer in the US spends...
Feb
03
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Sometimes companies make mistakes, we all do. But sometimes they create disasters, and those are harder to forgive.

From promises never delivered to horrendous presentations and even shocking and bizarre marketing campaigns, let’s dive into public relations nightmares related to video games.
In theory, a PR nightmare shouldn’t really happen to a company. Just be smart with your marketing, don’t make promises you can’t keep, and respect your customers – you know… the ones that actually buy your products and keep you in a job. However, rules are always made to be broken, and sometimes businesses simply make monumental blunders that leave us shaking our heads. Of course, gaming companies aren’t alone in creating PR nightmares – simply check out this brief...
Feb
02
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Way back in 1987, a short minigame found its way into Squaresoft’s seminal role-playing game, Final Fantasy.

Accessible by boarding a ship, holding the NES controller’s “A” button and then pressing the “B” button 22 times, this sliding puzzle game rewarded the player with 100 gil (the game’s currency) for completion.
Today, minigames are ubiquitous (Final Fantasy VII had more than thirty, including snowboarding and basketball) but one particular kind of diversion has proven especially popular with gamers – cards. It’s no surprise; even offline, card games like Pokémon, blackjack, solitaire and Yu-Gi-Oh continue to attract players despite heavy competition from gaming consoles.

Maybe it’s due to an innate competitive streak (is there any greater thrill than beating a nameless, mute innkeeper at Tetra Master?) or maybe it’s just the fact that card games awaken the collector in every...
Feb
01
Yet Another Exclusive MaxConsole Review!

Our very own JHardin1112 is back with another one of his famous Nintendo reviews, and this week he is taking a deep look into the very popular Super Mario Maker for the Nintendo 3DS handheld, covering all its Pro's and Con's.


Super Mario Maker on 3DS IS the Mario game you always wanted, but could never have, until now. A handheld port of its Wii U counterpart (Super Mario Maker - released in 2015), Super Mario Maker on 3DS is essential a level creation tool comprised of popular Mario game elements. SMM gives players the ability to create an infinite number of levels with the included toolset. The only limitation truly being your own imagination. The possibilities are practically endless. You want to have 1-ups shoot out of a bullet bill cannon - why not? Or how about crafting a level with the names of your young kids scattered throughout and loaded with coins just to...
Jan
18
Nasudake Noise-Cancelling True Stereo Wireless Earbuds

Our very own SonyUSA is back with yet another one of her great exclusive hardware reviews for all our loyal MaxConsole readers, and this week she is reviewing the latest Nasudake Bluetooth Earbuds, read on for all Pro's and Con's this gadget has and the how well it operates, etc.


Box Contents: Inside the nicely packed box we find the earbuds, a carrying pouch (for carrying just the earbuds), manual, earbud case, micro USB cable (for charging the earbud case), and a set of extra earbud inserts. The case itself has an internal rechargeable battery that is then used to charge the earbuds themselves via a set of contacts beneath the earbud rests.

In other words; You charge the case ahead of time and it can be used as extra battery life on long trips for when the earbuds run low and need some extra power. The lid -must- be closed to provide...
Jan
10
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Fourth of Five Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews, regarding New Electronic Gadgets from SAVFY on Amazon

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews for all of our loyal forum readers to browse thru, and get the low-down on the pro's and con's of the latest in gadgets and accessories.


Let's take a look at a very simple Digital Heart Rate Monitor Watch by Savfy.

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Box Contents: The digital watch, proprietary USB charging cable, and manual/warranty card.

Operation: This is a grab at the smart exercise watch craze; there are a TON of these things, including ones that don't even have a digital display on them. Savfy's variant is very simple, but it performs all of it's features perfectly. The wristband is a soft, smooth rubber and is very comfortable and easy to put...
Jan
10
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Third of Five Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews, regarding New Electronic Gadgets from SAVFY on Amazon

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews for all of our loyal forum readers to browse thru, and get the low-down on the pro's and con's of the latest in gadgets and accessories.

Today we are looking at another "Bluetooth Wireless Sports Headset" by Savfy. As you can see by the images below, this isn't breaking any new ground and it looks very similar to many other headsets out on the market. Let's get down to it:

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Box Contents: Bluetooth Sports Headset, Micro USB charging cable (straight into the garbage again), various sizes of ear pieces, and instruction manual/warranty card.

Operation: Syncing is as easy as their other products, and functionally it works...
Jan
06
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Second of Five Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews, regarding New Electronic Gadgets from SAVFY on Amazon

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews for all of our loyal forum readers to browse thru, and get the low-down on the pro's and con's of the latest in gadgets and accessories.


The BTD0151 Bluetooth Sports Headset is Savfy's answer to the Powerbeats (Beats by Dre) and features very similar design and functionality at only 1/10th of the cost. Let's take a look:

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Box Contents: The headset (of course), a manual and warranty card, a micro USB charge cable, and a set of various size earbuds come in the package. As with the first product, the USB cable seems flimsy and untrustworthy, so I pitched it right into the garbage.

The...
Jan
05
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Octa Core CPU, 3GB RAM, Dual SIM 4G, Android 6.0, 5 Inch HD Screen, OTG (Black)

This week I sat down with the latest UMI Diamond Smartphone and took a depth look at all its features and how well it operates, and it was real pleasure reviewing it, read on below for all the Pro's and Con's I found with this Android phone during my usage of it.
Recently, Chinavasion which is famous for their online wholesale Cheap Electronics was nice enough to ship out to us here at MaxConsole, the latest UMI Smartphone for us to take a look at and review it for our loyal readers.

First of all, before I start my own personal review, lets see what the official PR says about the UMi Diamond and its features:

Jan
04
EZFlash Redux for the Nintendo 2DS/3DS/N3DS

Our very own Exclusive MaxConsole Hardware Reviewer is back with yet another one of her great reviews, this week she takes on the challenge of testing out the newly launched EZ-Flash ReDux FlashCart for the Nintendo 3DS handhelds, read on for all the Pro's and Con's of this new scene-related device!


Reviewer's Notes: During the review, please keep in mind that I did not take the time to freshly format the MicroSD card I used in testing, though it works perfectly fine in my Gateway cart. I am also using a very fresh N3DS with A9LH to launch the EZR payloads from boot. The firmware and payloads I was given may also not be the final versions, but rather a review/testing version and not the actual final product. I tried to emulate an "average user" when approaching the product, meaning I did not take steps a more advanced person would take. OK! Let's dive in!...