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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! :)
Mar
10
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To be Repairable or Not To be Touched, is the big legal battle now racing across the United States of America!

In a gritty vintage video games store in Manhattan’s East Village, a man who only wanted to be identified by his PlayStation username, GorillaStump, explained his passion for repairing video game consoles. Years ago, he turned those skills into a job that’s now entangled in legal battles across the county.
They call American, the land of the free, but when it comes to protecting the those video gaming consoles, the ESA and various gaming publishers it lobbies for, are now fighting to remove the 'little-man' operating in shops across america, from picking up a screwdriver and replacing your burned out blu-ray laser, or removing those pennies your kids slipped inside, or replacing that cracked screen or case.
Mar
09
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I Took Gamer Drugs For A Week And This Is What They Did To My Body

One Hard-Core Pro Gamer, shares his 'drug filled' video gaming experience with Kotaku, and its an interesting read for sure!
DON'T DO DRUGS! -- Was the message in front of every Arcade machine when you booted it up, and slipped in some quarters, but they were talking about those 'illegal kind' and that was the '80s, now we are in the 2010's and gaming has become a top money-making eSports career, and if not that gamers are also streaming 24/7 their game plays via Twitch with millions of followers, so of course sadly gamers are looking for that 'quick fix' to keep on gaming, as Coffee, Jolt and other normal things are no longer working, and god forbid trying the old-age natural way of SLEEPING, because we all know they have not invented a way YET to stream your Dream-State-Gaming!
Mar
02
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“It’s Dangerous to go alone! Take this.”

Rob Green runs a nice 'gaming loot' creation company out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and they have recently branched into making a nice lineup of custom Gaming Themed Neon Lights, that are a perfect fit for adding a touch of class to your video gaming workspace!
FanFitGaming has been taking the Twitch streaming community by a storm outfitting many of their popular Overwatch streamers with these cool Gaming Themed Neon Lights that blend in well with the pro-gamers backdrop of accessories in his daily gaming workspace, and now they are offering up these cool gaming loot treasures to own yourself via their online website, which is packed with other neat loot.
Feb
28
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Next week, Studio Wildcard will officially launch a new program for modders. Every month, 15 modders will receive a $4,000 stipend for their work.

Jeremy Stieglitz, Studio Wildcard’s lead designer, lead programmer and co-creative director on Ark: Survival Evolved, told PC Gamer that the program will select 15 modders and pay them a monthly stipend of $4,000.
If you been making mods for Ark: Survival Evolved, and you been very good at it, then you just might start getting a nice monthly paycheck from the publisher for your hard efforts, if you continue to improve and build on your mod for their game.
Feb
06
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This is the official Trailer to the long awaited sequel to the C64 Retro cult documentary 'The 8-Bit Philosophy' a commodore 64 symphony.

Back in 2012, a very famous documentary was released covering the amazing history of 8-bit music and how it moved on from the homebrew C64 days to modern gaming consoles, and in the 40 minutes it was jam-packed with amazing interviews with musicians.
Now the group is back, with the long awaited sequel, and this one going to do in-depth with the 'Warez Scene' and interview leaders of various famous release groups like Razor1911, Fairlight and how they played both the 'good guy' and 'bad guy' with the gaming world!
Feb
04
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With limited iOS 10.1.1 support

Prolific Italian hacker and jailbreak developer, Luca Todesco (aka @qwertyoruiop), has recently confirmed via Twitter that Yalu1011 jailbreak will be coming to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with limited support for iOS 10.1.1.
Luca is busy updating his famous iPhone jailbreak, the only problem is of course its just a 'soon' with no actual ETA from him at all. :)
Feb
04
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@modrobert has recently uploaded the old Sega Saturn Switchless Mod info to his EurAsia website!

Retro Classing Gaming is the 'cool' thing to be into these days, so its time to go back and look at the days when ' modding' was also 'cool', and it was buying a PIC, programming it, bending the pins out, and then soldering in a few wires inside your 'gaming console'! :)
@modrobert writes: "I've added the ultimate Sega Saturn Switchless Mod by seb to the download section. This makes it possible to switch between 50/60Hz (vertical retrace rate) and to set the console to a region (EUR/US/JP) using the native reset button. Also started a forum topic for Sega switchless mods in general covering Saturn, Mega Drive / Genesis and Master System consoles."
Feb
03
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Tools Leaked Online

If you cast your mind back to when Apple refused to unlock an iPhone 5c for the authorities following the San Bernardino incident last year, the company made the argument that if it created a tool for opening up an encrypted iPhone, then it would create the potential for that tool to then fall into the wrong hands and ultimately make iPhone encryption obsolete.
The FBI didn’t agree with this and went ahead and found someone else to do the hacking – Israeli firm Cellebrite, and was rumored to be paid over $1 million to do so, and after a huge outcry over it, neither the FBI would release the info nor the firm of course. -- But never say never to hackers, so in turn the company itself has been hacked and now most of their high-end tools they sell to people like the FBI have been leaked online for all to enjoy for free.
Jan
31
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Over 2.5 Million Gamers’ Accounts Now Leaked Online!

Two popular gaming forums 'XBOX360 ISO' and 'PSP ISO' were hacked back in 2015, and all account passwords, email addresses and IP addresses were all just recently exposed and of course forum users are advised to change all of their accounts' passwords asap!
These two hacks occurred almost a month ago, but now the 'databases' have been made public and added online to various 'pwned' sites, and other forum sites like here on MaxConsole and GBATemp have seen a major rise in illegal login attempts of using the now decrypted leaked passwords on similar gamer nick logins, so remember if you have a BAD HABIT of using 'same passwords' on multiple sites, PLEASE STOP DOING THAT and CHANGE THEM right away!
Jan
30
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After just five days on the market, the Denuvo-protected PC version of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has already appeared on pirate sites!

Pirates say they’ve already cracked Resident Evil 7's PC version and have found a way to disable the game’s anti-piracy measures less than a week after release.
Denuvo usually offers months of protection, so this is not only a record defeat but a landmark moment for the world's most famous anti-piracy technology.
Jan
30
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Demonstrating Java Homebrew running on native unmodded PlayStation 3 console, thanks to its BD-J support!

Ukko’s Journey was originally a cellphone game developed by LuBlu Entertainment in 2008-2009, but recently they have been porting it over to Blu-Ray Disc Java (BD-J) format as 'Proof-Of-Concept' that is possible to have good Java games running on our gaming consoles!
Interactive Discs have been around for a while, it all started long time ago back with 'laser discs' those big 12" costly suckers that were easy damaged and we had a few interactive games on it, then 3DO and Panasonic come along making it better with their direct CDi format and we saw much better games and even electronic encyclopedias were born back then, but in today's generation of gaming consoles buried in them is the support for Blu-Ray Disc Java (BD-J) and even tho it has the power to handle simple games,...
Jan
23
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The developer of Yandere Simulator, a game about a sociopathic high school girl who murders her classmates, is demanding answers from Twitch, which banned the game exactly one year ago.

Today, he posted a YouTube video describing his year of begging Twitch for a reason, which he says has led to nothing.
If you have not played Yandere Simulator, you missing out on the real hardcore of gaming action, but tough luck finding someone playing it on Twitch, as its still banned from being broadcast, and the latest is its all due to complains from 'feminists'. :)
Jan
18
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HDoomGuy wants the mod to be a giant, absurd orgy that the entirety of hell is in on.

“If only you could talk to the monsters,” a now-infamous review once said of the original Doom. Here’s a thought, though: what if you could fuck them?
Ever since Doom hit the PC Gaming world, people have been modding to hell and back, but one guy has his eyes set of making stay in hell and to turn into satanic type sexual orgy decided to scare the wits out of you, or turn you on, depending on what makes you tick.
Jan
09
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The ESEA is an eSports community that runs a popular online Counter-Strike league.

In late December, its security got breached in a big way. Now the details of that breach are coming to light, with 1.5 million users affected after the ESEA refused to pay a hacker $100,000
More bad news for Counter-Strike eSports players, first 'gambling' was banned, then more recently leagues have been shutdown by their owners after Players formed their own union for better pay and sponsorship contracts, and now one of the top community sites have had all their members personal details leaked online, with lots of personal info, including cell phone numbers and private text messages. :(
Dec
31
Happy New Year To All Our Loyal Readers!

Good Wishes to All and Thanks for the last 20 Years
Just a quick message to wish all our loyal readers Happy New Year 2017, and stay tuned as many huge scene and gaming related things are occurring early next year, with Nintendo Switch coming and most likely a full on PS4 Jailbreak, video gaming has never been better!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017
Dec
28
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But, lucky for now only in South Korea under new laws to crackdown on Massive Online Cheating!

Video gamers who cheat while playing online will face five years in prison under a new law passed in South Korea. An amendment to a bill promoting the gaming industry is aimed at targeting those attempting to gain an unfair advantage playing on the internet.
Anyone caught breaking the law which is backing manufacturers and programme makers will face a jail sentence of up to five years or 50million KRW ($43,000) and streams of gamers have already been banned from playing the game Overwatch, and these new laws are mainly aimed at fighting the 'makers' of the aimbotter scripts which come out of places like Korea more so than other countries, and will give the legal power for companies like Blizzard to crackdown on servers hosted in Korea and their authors, more so then attacking the...
Dec
07
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Coding an entire game in assembler. Matt Phillips is creating a brand new game for a 25 year old console.

Tanglewood is a brand new and original game for the SEGA Genesis and Mega Drive, to be released on physical cartridge in winter 2017.


Matt Phillips a long-time game developer and big fan of the 68000 CPU found in the SEGA consoles, has launched a KickStarter project to produce a brand-new original SEGA game using all the original development tools and to produce it into an original cartridge also.

Dec
06
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Retrogaming Simplified. Computer, 4K-Mediacenter and the Greatest Retro-Station known to Man!

Yet Another Retro Console Project has appeared, and this one aims to cash in on the 'mini' craze by making it nice and small and yet super-powerful inside and with a host of easy-to-use emulator menus and software to handle all your classic gaming needs!


So far the project launched recently on IndieGoGo has already raised over 400% of its funding with almost $90k USD pledged so far and still a whole month to go, so its proof that this new found craze of 'mini gaming' has for sure worked out to the creators pleasure in getting this project off the ground for second quarter of 2017. :)