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Aug
11
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Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara

Gamers still have love and passion for Arcades, but finding the old cabs and restoring them is costly, and most retro gamers, just want to play the games, so there is big business in importing Pandora all-in-one-boxs, loaded with hundreds of the old classics, and installing them into new wooden cabs that look like the originals, but sadly it still against the law, as the games are still trademarked and copyrighted.
Jul
30
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A hacker going by the name Manfred spent much of the last two decades finding ways to make money by manipulating the economies inside MMOs.

Def Con 2017 was on this weekend in Las Vegas and one of the more intersting stories to listen to was from Manfred as he talked about how he raped the MMO's for over twenty years, but now has turned good and wants to help the companies to close up the exploits.
Jul
23
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Nothing Better than Trashy-Shack '80s Retro Look for your Google Home!

The amazing tech days of 'Radio Shack' and their cool store-branded unique electronics are gone, with the last bits of the company finally auctioned off for good, but thanks to the wonderful work done by 'MisterB' recently, you can bring back some of that original '80s glory when 'home intercoms' were all the rage, and turn it into the latest new tech craze of using 'Google Home' everywhere by giving it a true retro look for your home, and as you can see from the report by GizMoBo below, its well worth it as nice DIY project.
Jul
22
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Now that Retro is Cool, Everything Old is New Again!

Lotharek company has developed an improved and expanded version of Side 3, the Atari modding device that allows you to use an SD memory card instead of hard disk, this improved version adds internal 'memory' and now allows loading of cartridges and other disk images on your old Atari computer with its own version of SpartaDOS X added on-board for total plug&play and ease-of-usage.
Jul
04
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Hackers would sell pirated channels to users over WhatsApp!

Normally, you hear recently about the 'bad' Kodi TV Boxes, and how they are being used to 'stream' illegal content, but this time around Roku has been attacked by large cable giant in Mexico, getting the courts behind them to stop all sales of the devices.
Jul
04
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But their upcoming 'Liberty City in GTA V' mod project has been forever cancelled!

The modding community on the Internet has been screaming ever since Take-Two came down hard on the very popular GTA V modding tool called 'OpenIV' serving them an Cease and Desist letter back on June 14th, that forced the website to remove the 'tool' for downloading, but after much discussion the tool is back with updates and will be allowed to continue but with some changes.
Jul
01
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After years of hunting, digging through the code and searching every inch of the game, GTA V fans have finally found life from beyond the stars.

Everyone loves Aliens right, and they for some reason been missing from Grand Theft Auto, but no longer, modders and hackers have found an 'easter egg' of sorts or in this case an 'alien egg', and it seems to be some sort of upcoming UFO Crashing into Los Santos mission, all tho its not officially available, GTA modders were able to tweak the 'code variables' to get parts of it to be playable! :)
Jun
04
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No More Wasting Those Two Minutes Waiting For Your Hot Food!

The invention of the microwave changed the world, just like video gaming did, and now both worlds are merging together!
Because now you can play video games on a Microwave, while you wait for your food to heat up, no more wasted time at all!

Microwaving food is so fast that most people just stand there in front of the oven watching the clock countdown, but no more as you can now use that time for gaming! :)
So what do you normally do during those two minutes you’re waiting on for your hot food?

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May
22
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Ever dreamed on creating a game for PS3 and Xbox360 for free? Now you can!!!

A modified version of EPIC`s UDK Game Engine has been released that does not need for you to have 'registered developer account' and it fully supports exporting your game design to an JTAG/RGH XBOX 360 console or you PS3 console running Custom Firmware.
UDKUltimate has been in development for a few years, and now its been released for all those homebrew game designers out there that have dream of producing a powerful game for everyone to enjoy playing on their Xbox 360 console or PlayStation 3 console, of course since this is an unlicensed version of EPIC's UDK Game Engine, those wishing to enjoy your homebrew games will need a modded box.
May
10
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Cartridges are back

If you want to play Dustin Long’s most recent game, you’ll need a console that was first released more than 30 years ago.
What was once trash a few years ago, is now prized consoles and developers are returning and making new games for the retro lovers.
May
04
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Descended from Xbox Media Center software, it's a crime wave to copyright cops!
70% of Kodi Installations Are Configured to Access Unlicensed Video Content


You know a technology's gone mainstream when the tabloids start yelling about it.
This year the Sun, the Mirror, the Express, and the Daily Star have run splashes ranging from "Kodi Crackdown" through "Kodi Killers" to "Kodi TOTAL BAN!".

We here at MaxConsole have been around since the start, when XBMC was born and was the Killer App to install on your modded original Xbox console, since those humble start, the team moved onto and became more mainstream out of the underground and even changed their name to Kodi, and for a while have enjoyed their new found award-winning fame.

But now they are becoming the subject of 'crackdowns' around the world, with UK leading the way, with media calling them the 'Kodi Killers', and places like...
May
03
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Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon!

Last month, Reddit user Khemist49 made a truly unlikely find: a gold master source code disc of the original StarCraft from 1998.
Recently, Blizzard has made the original StarCraft FREE for all to enjoy, but someone found something even better, the Source Code for the game, but instead of warez'ing it to the underground, he returned it to Blizzard and they in exchange treated him to BlizzCon.
Apr
30
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Originally Published by Lindasoft, it has finally been Cracked for all Retro Atari Emulators to enjoy playing again!

Back in 2014 Fred Meijer, head of AtariMuseum, shared a video of a game on the Atari 8-Bit called “I Beatles e il Papiro della Pace”.
This “loosely” translates to “The Beatles and the Papyrus of Peace”.

The only problem is the cartridge had very good 'copy protection' preventing ROM dumps of it from working on emulators, but no more!
Thanks to the user AtariGeezer, who finally found the trick to remove the copy protection, this super rare game is now available for all!...
Apr
23
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Rockstar gets wind of the upcoming 'fan project' and shuts it down before it even gets off the ground!

Last month, the mod group known as .White announced “Red Dead Redemption V,” a project that would incorporate Red Dead’s map into Grand Theft Auto V.
But soon after releasing a teaser trailer for the mod on Friday, the group decided to cancel the project after getting of course legal heat!
Apr
19
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Thank your local pirate

Because one of the devs helped pirate it as a kid
Even big companies lose their own vault of archives from time to time, so when they want to go back and re-release an old classic, they sometimes have no choice but to ring up some 'pirates' to help them put together the missing pieces and re-create the old games! :)
Apr
08
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In Year 2017, even Malware is Anime!

Anyone affected by the new malware Rensenware, named after the anime-style game Touhou Seirensen (Undefined Fantastic Object), has to score over 200 million points on the game’s “lunatic” level or they won’t be able to access their computer files.
You all have heard of the growing trend of 'ransonware', that locks down your PC forcing you to either cough up big bucks, or say goodbye to your Hard Drive data, and forcing you to reformat, and lose everything you have and in some cases even backups have been infected, but this new breed of 'malware' forces you instead to beat the lunatic high score of almost impossible 200 million points in the game!
Apr
08
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Power To The Players has become Data For The Hackers

Video game giant GameStop Corp. says it is investigating reports that hackers may have siphoned credit card and customer data from its website — gamestop.com.
Gamestop might have pissed off the wrong customer this time around, as it seems they have recently been the target of data 'hackers'.
Apr
02
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Impressive ROM Hack Merges 'Yoshi Island' Gameplay into the 'Sonic The HedgeHog 2' for SEGA Genesis Emulators!

A WIP ROM Hack from Xenowhirl during the Sonic Hacking 2010 Contest has finally leaked out into the wild for all to enjoy!
As @Ktr4ks states "Yes, this ROM Hack is real, and it's very well done!"

Enjoy, the leaked file below, and afterwards we love to hear your thoughts on this Yoshi Meets...
Mar
18
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Basically the same in sales as the Nintendo Wii U console!

The official Raspberry Pi magazine just announced that over 12.5 million of the affordable little Linux boards have been sold since the original Pi was launched in 2012.
The Nintendo Wii U console is just around million more sold when compared to the Raspberry Pi, the little board that everyone originally thought would never become popular, really has taken off and spawned a whole range of different sizes and horsepower versions.
Mar
16
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Keeping the legend alive.

Dreamcast enthusiasts have made playable an unreleased racing game found on a devkit.
SEGA might have killed off their DreamCast console decades ago, but not for the fans of the system, they are still enjoying finding out all its secrets, and in this case making a game recently found on devkit, fully playable so all can enjoy seeing the racer come alive! :)