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For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3



Thanks to Famitsu.com we know that 5pb. will release a demo of Robotics: Notes in June.

Famitsu.com has reported that 5pb. will release a demo of Robotics: Note for both, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in early June. The info was revealed in a live event held yesterday for the game.

In the live event, it was also included a demo session from a near final version of the game, appearances from Production IG, the studio that's working on an anime conversion. If you know japanese, you can visit Famitsu.com or the link below for more info about this event.

NEWS SOURCE #1: http://andriasang.com/con0w6/robotics_notes_demo/
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.famitsu.com/news/201205/04014241.html

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
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After many hard months of planning, we are ready for the next step in expanding this site!



As many of you know, MaxConsole has been around the 'net for long time, and the Video Gaming World is always expanding, so now we are launching a special section for all those hardcore underground'ers

In the Video Gaming World, there is many types of different gamers, and some of them are not happy with how their off-the-shelf devices operate from the major companies like Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, or now the new players in the handheld gaming world being Android and iOS, so to that end we have decided to launch 'MaxConsole Underground' that will fit the needs of those wishing to open up their console and explore the insides, and do things like running emulators, or just want to change the case look & feel.

You will notice now on the front-page of...
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The Xbox 360 will be receiving the series for the first time in Europe



Cave's shooter will land on Europeans Xbox 360 on May 11th.

Akai Katana is coming to Europe and to all Xbox 360's in that region off course. Cave is bringing us this shooter as soon as on May 11th.

According to MCVUK:

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EA confirmed that the message was an error



EA has just confirmed that they don't have plans to shut down Rock Band for iOS.

All Rock Band users for iPhone received yesterday a message saying:

But finally, EA has confirmed that the message was sent in error and the company had no plans to shut down Rock Band for iOS.

According to EA:

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Check out the teaser trailer of The Elder Scrolls Online



Bethesda has released today the first teaser trailer of the game.

Bethesda has revealed today the first teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online. There's no gameplay or details in it but you can check the game's atmosphere at least.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be released next year for Pc and Mac.

Check out the teaser trailer below:


NEWS SOURCE: http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/63904/Elder-Scrolls-Online-Trailer

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
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According to BBFC



Dead Island GOTY has suddenly appeared in the British Board of Film Classification.

It seems that Deep Silver wants to re-release the great Dead Island, as according to the British Board of Film Classification the Game of the Year Edition of Dead Island will be released on June 30.

There's no details about it but we suppose that it will include all the existing DLC's like Ryder White's Campaign and the Bloodbatch Arena from the special edition. We still need to wait a bit to know the full content of this edition.

The proof below:

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NEWS SOURCE: http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/04/dead-island-game-of-the-year-edition-outed-by-ratings-board/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
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Headed to the Wii in Christmas



Nordic Games is going to release another We Sing game, this time featuring those lovely 80's songs.

New We Sing game on the spot. Nordic Games is planning to release another one for the Nintendo Wii featuring the 80's hits of the most popular genres such as disco, ballads and soft rock.

Here is the official press release:

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After the 2011 hiatus the festival is back in 2012



The event will be celebrated between September 27th and October 28th.

Good news we have here. The London Games festival is back!!! In this year 2012 a new edition will be running from September 27th to October 28th for all the fans to enjoy there.

According to MCVUK:

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No more episodes released



Major Nelson has announced that Inside Xbox program will no longer can be watched in the US and several other countries.

Bad news for the Inside Xbox's followers, you may want to know that it has been cancelled in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Here is the full communicate by Major Nelson:

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All of us hate DRM...



Today is the International Day Against DRM and you can do a lot of things to celebrate it.

Today is the International Day Against DRM, the day where people all over the world show their opposition to DRM protections.

The best part is that you can join them!

There are plenty of local events, images to share... and the DefectiveByDesign page has a lot of suggestions for us to participate.

What can you do today?

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Creative Assembly's next game



A job listing suggest that Creative Assembly is working on an Alien title for next-gen that may be released also in the current one

The Alien series is going to add another game to the already long list.

This time is Creative Assembly searching for programmer for a new multi-platform title intended for current and next-gen consoles.

Here is the job offer:

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According to its creator



The recently bough Liquidmetal technology will allow Apple to use it on future products.

Liquidmetal is the trade name for a new class of metallic alloys that have unique atomic structure, more like glass, and are commonly known as “bulk metallic glasses” or “bulk amorphous alloys." Apple has purchased, time ago, the company in charge of these and is intended to use in future products.

In a recent interview with Business Wire, the creator of the tech has revealed interesting info about the use that Apple is going to do with Liquidmetal. Here is the relevant extract:

One thing is clear,...
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For a limited time the game is only 0.99$



Infinity Blade for iOS devices is on sale with an incredible price during a limited time.

We know that the second part of Infinity Blade is here but the original one now is getting an incredible price tag during a limited time, only 0.99$.

So if you are interested in the game for any reason, this is your chance to get this bargain.

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No more iPad thefts!



CTA is releasing an iPad stand with lock features to prevent unwanted hands to steal your lovely device while you're not paying attention.

Worried about your expensive iPad when you're not looking at it in public or crowed places?

How about a way to ensure it won't be stealed?

Maybe CTA's lastest product will help you out with that.

Here is the complete press release:

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WTF??

As you can read, Windows 8 will NOT support DVD playback, so you'd better find a third party software to watch your movies.

Microsoft has just announced that the Media Player included in the upcoming Windows 8 will NOT support DVD playback forcing users to use the premium Windows Media Centre or a third party software... TOO BAD MICROSOFT!!

According to Microsoft:

"Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support."

"For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray."


The new OS will be released later this year and it will bet for the online media with a lot of codecs bundled with the software.

"Globally, DVD sales have declined significantly year over...
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For Wii and Playstation 3



Rising Star Games has confirmed that Rune Factory Oceans will be released on May 25.

Rising Star Games has just confirmed that Rune Factory Oceans will be released for Wii and Playstation 3 on May 25.

The game is available in Japan since last year, and half a year in the US. The US title of the game is Rune Factory: Tides of Darkness.

According to Eurogamer:

This is the first Rune Factory game for Playstation 3 and it's compatible with Playstation Move.

NEWS SOURCE:...
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Developed by Relic Entertainment

Thanks to the PC Gamer magazine we know some details of Company of Heroes 2.

Relic Entertainment has just announced that the Company of Heroes sequel is coming for Pc next year.

There aren't too many details of this game yet but the NeoGAF members have extracted some information from the upcoming issue of PC Gamer:
  • 2013 release
  • Main campaign is Eastern front, playing as Russians
  • Lots of snow. Snow slows down troops and tanks, but can also form cover.
  • Units can vault over cover such as low walls.

If you're interested in this game stay alert, as THQ will reveal more details of Company of Heroes 2 soon.

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/05/03/company-of-heroes-2-announced.aspx

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
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After the Home button, it is time for the SIM tray



SW-Box website is listing another part of the next iPhone, a SIM tray that looks like almost the same as the currently iPhone 4S's

After the "leak" of the Home Button of the iPhone 5, now SW-BOX spare parts website lists the alleged SIM tray that it will be having.

The item appears almost identical as the current iPhone 4S's one but a few minor details revealed that it is not exactly the same.

According to Macrumors:

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A 'glimpse of future gaming' tech...



Plastic, studio responsible for the upcoming PSN game 'Datura' was asked by Sony to make an immersive VR environment out of consumer electronics!

Plastic, the studio behind the upcoming PSN game for PS3 Datura, was asked by Sony to make an immersive Virtual Reality environment out of consumer electronics.
According to them, the video below shows what gaming tech might look like in the near future.

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Wearable Electromyography-Based Controller



Microsoft has covered is back patenting what could be a new controller for videogames and electronic devices in general.

Microsoft has got a patent for a new technology called "Wearable Electromyography-Based Controller" that is basically a device capable of controlling other devices (Smartphones, consoles, tablets, computers) just using our "muscles" movements, wired or wireless.

According to Engadget:

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Similar to the 3DS one.



Looks like the upcoming Wii U will also include a dock charger for your tablet controller!

A recent Nintendo patent spotted by NeoGaf, shows that the upcoming Nintendo Wii U will include or can be acessorized with a cradle, just like the one on the 3DS.

Sounds good to me, but let's just hope this thing indeed comes bundled with the system!

NEWS SOURCE #1: http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=37526306#post37526306
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://nintendoeverything.com/87897/wii-u-tablet-cradle-shown-in-patent/

Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!
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1.4 Ghz Quad Core Exynos processor, 4.8' 720p Super AMOLED HD Display and more



Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III with incredible specs and a beautiful look

Today, at the Mobile Unpacked event at London, Samsung has announced officially its new flagship device, the Galaxy S III Smartphone.

Here are the main specs:

  • 1.4 Ghz Exynos Quad Core processor
  • 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display
  • 8 Megapixels rear camera
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4G LTE technology (HSPA+ for the countries who don't have 4G infrastructure yet)
  • 16 or 32GB of storage (64GB model coming later)
  • 8.6 mm thick (one of the slimmest Android smartphones available)
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The new smartphone is expected to be released in Europe this month, specifically in May 29th, while the North Americans and...
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Notch got mad with EA after publishing an 'indie' bundle.



According to Markus 'Notch' Persson, indie games are 'saving' the industry while Electronic Arts is 'methodically' running it into the ground.

If you didn't know Electronic Arts revealed its "Indie Bundle" yesterday for sale over Steam (and curiously not over Origin). This one includes Shank, Shank 2, Deathspank, Deathspank: Thongs Of Virtue, Warp and Gatling Gears, for $20.98 (a savings of $13.96).

Well, looks like Minecraft creator, Markus "Notch" Persson, got very mad with them, and said Electronic Arts is "destroying" gaming.

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Rockstar releases this new trailer



The second part of the multiplayer gameplay video of Max Payne 3 is already online for you to watch it.

We informed you yesterday and now the time has come!

The second part of Rockstar's Max Payne 3 multiplayer video is here for you to enjoy:


NEWS SOURCE:...
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New version with new features



BlakCat has just released AutoGG 0.3 RC9 to Reset Glitch Hack your Xbox 360 easier.

The spanish developer BlakCat has updated AutoGG 0.3 to version RC9.

This is the best app for you to Reset Glitch Hack your Xbox 360 automatically and easily.

Read below the changelog for the last versions of the program:


NEWS SOURCE: http://www.elotrolado.net/hilo_autogg-0-2-4-by-blakcat-tutorial-dash-14699_1688613#p1726865827

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!