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Apr
11
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You should be careful when downloading non-official apps



NQ Mobile researchers discovered a new Android malware that is controlled via SMS and that can do a number of things on the compromised device...

With Android popularity growing up every day, it's pretty normal that Malware is becoming more and more common. And, of course, you should be careful downloading apps, specially if you are doing it from sources other than the official Google Market...

A new malware has been discovered by researchers at NQ Mobile, that is controlled via SMS, and can do a number of things on the compromised device, including recording calls and surrounding noise.

Apr
11
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Probably they wont last too long or stay very clean...?



New York City plans to unveil 32-inch 'smart screens' with Internet connections next month inside 250 old phone booths...

Apparently, New York City plans to unveil 32-inch 'smart screens' with Internet access inside 250 old phone booths...

Well, apparently they are going to 'test'...
Apr
11
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Windows-on-iPad service goes legit...?



OnLive Desktop now uses Windows Server 2008 instead of Windows 7 in order to become legit with MS licencing demands...

OnLive Desktop is an Android and iOS app that lets you stream Windows and Office on your mobile devices.

Perhaps, you remember that OnLive wasn't using a legit MS licence by sharing Windows 7 and the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. Well, looks like now, the company has migrated the service to Windows Server 2008 R2 in order to avoid these issues.

Apparently 'Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are fundamentally the same OS', and they will be able to...
Apr
11
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Coming next week!



'Botanicula' is the next game by 'Amanita Design', best known for the graphic adventure game 'Machinarium'. The game is coming April 19th!

Botanicula is a point and click exploration game by indie studio Amanita Design, who also developed the critically acclaimed game Machinarium.

As Machinarium, the game is built using Adobe Flash, but that doesn't mean the game looks bad......
Apr
11
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The best way to manage your files



XMB Manager Plus v0.20 have been released for Playstation 3, now you can manage your Ps3 files easily.

A new version of XMB Manager Plus has arrived to Playstation 3. XMB Manager Plus v0.20 can be used to replace Install Package Files / Package manager with a homebrew file manager. Please, take care with this application as replacing the wrong files could leave you a Playstation 3 brick, so read the installation process carefully.

This app supports comes with six languages, three themes and compatibility with most CFW and 4.00 HFW.

Apr
11
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It will be launched for PSP this fall



Namco Bandai has announced the game conversion for PSP of this anime.

Namco Bandai has just announced the game Tiger & Bunny On Air Jack! for PSP. The game is based in the anime series and it will be launched this fall.

The game will give us the control of Wild Tiger and it will follow the anime storyline featuring full voice acting and anime cutscenes. More info will be revealed soon.

NEWS SOURCE: http://andriasang.com/con0kr/tiger_bunny_psp/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Apr
11
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New version of this NAND switcher hack



Team CodeXecution and Team ModControl have released a new version of this software to perform NAND switching for dual booting hacked Xbox 360

Some Great X360 Scene News we have here this week.

The CodeXecution and ModControl teams have released a new version of RGH CPLD DualNAND mod that allows a NAND switching if you have your Xbox 360 hacked with devices such as the TX Cool Runner or Matrix 360 Glitcher.

Here is the full readme:

Apr
10
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After putting them on hold several weeks ago.



All services are back to normal since this weekend and customers are able to use them again.

GAME and Gamestation stores in the UK have now fully restored their rewards and gift card programs after the retailer entered administration on March 26th. Now, customer can operate normally and use or obtain the benefits they were used to get in the past. Furthermore, the retailer announced that its stock is growing with new products, mainly the ones they were not stockig due to the financial problems.

According to MCVUK:

Apr
10
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The Games for Windows exclusivity has gone



Valve's Steam service is now receiving the new Microsoft Game which is free to download and play.

Microsoft announced that its recently launched Microsoft Flight (February 29th) as a Games for Windows exclusivity has now vanished and the game landed on Steam service for you to download for free. The game is based on micro transactions so if you don't like what you see you are not losing your money.

More info and download link below.


OFFICIAL SITE:...
Apr
10
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2K Games unveils its new video of the game



Enjoy the pure action of combat in this new trailer of Spec Ops and calam your anxiety until the June's release date

Are you hungry of fresh info about the new Spec Ops game? Then you should watch this intense trailer 2K Games has put up online recently. In it, we can see Captain Walker as he leads a squad of elite operatives on a mission in sandstorm devastated Dubai. You're searching for a missing regiment that was sent there a year earlier to evacuate civilians.

Apr
10
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Watch this fun TV ad that promotes the upcoming game



Meet Jessica Nigiri, the professional cosplayer that incarnates the main character of the game in this new TV commercial.

A new fun commercial has been released featuring Jessica Nigiri as the main character of Lollipop Chainshaw game. If you ever had problems with that blood spots on your clothes, don't worry, ZomBeGone is the solution to all your problems.

Remember that the game is set for is set for release on 15th June for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.


OFFICIAL SITE: http://lollipopchainsaw.com/

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news story!
Apr
10
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Nothing in it that represent what the game is about



Gematsu has show how the Guild 01 Japanese game cover for 3DS looks like and it is very minimalistic

For all of you that didn't know. Guild 01 is a very atypical game for 3DS that is composed by 4 different titles in just one cartridge. Each one made by a different Japanese videogame's guru. So in Guild 01 we can play the strategy RPG Crimson Shroud by Yasumi Matsuno, the shooter Maiden Liberation from Suda 51, a weird one called Air Porter that allows you to pick up baggage in an airport and another RPG created by Onasse named Weapon Rental Shop.

Now, the cover art of the games was released and its simplistic design doesn't indicate what kind of game (or games) we are going to find inside the box.

The game was scheduled to release in Japan on May 17th but it was...
Apr
10
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The 'Raw' Bill of Materials. It won't be sold under $300?!



According to 'Forget The Box', the estimated cost of the upcoming Wii U console comes in at around $180. Adding Marketing and other costs, they say it will retail at $300 or more.

According to website Forget The Box some sources close to 'manufacturing and distribution for Nintendo consoles', have told them that the full bill of materials for the Wii U comes to about $180 USD, with around $50 of that going to the controller. Adding labor, marketing and other costs, this means the machine is retailing at no less than $300.

Apr
10
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Another thing to worry if your phone is stolen



A new security flaw has been discovered in Facebook's app for iOS and Android devices that allows hackers to steal your identity

The last week, an security breach was discovered in the Facebook's app for iOS and Android that could lead to an identity theft if our jailbroken/rooter phone got stolen.

According to Techcrunch:

Apr
10
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The new trojan is reportedly affecting 600000 Apple computers



The new variant of the 2011 trojan is now spreading very fast and your computer may be at risk or already infected.

No, Flashback is not the name of the popular game, this time is a more dangerous one camouflaged in a Trojan Horse that was affecting Mac computers since 2011. Now, the antivirus company Dr Web reports that the new variant has managed to infect more than 600000 machines from unsuspecting users which are now part of a botnet.

According to Ars Technica:

Apr
10
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And could be released this year.



Analysts said that the new name of the Apple television set is iPanel and could be launched at the end of this year with and $800 price tag

More info about the rumored Apple television set. Now, analyst Peter Misek of Jeffries has estimated a price tag of $800 for the upcoming device that will be launched at the end of 2012 under the most-probably name of iPanel.

According to Redmondpie:

Apr
10
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According to Nikkei...



Japanese newspaper has said Sony will cut 10,000 jobs and slash bonuses. Nikkei reckons recent changes on Sony are 'nothing compared to what's on the horizon'.

According to Japanese Newspaper Nikkei, Sony's Kaz Hirai will announce plans to clear out 10,000 jobs by the end of this year, which is six percent of the company workforce.

Apr
09
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Brought to you live from Team XMBM+, is the release of the:

XMB Manager Plus v0.20

Info:
XMB Manager Plus (XMBM+) is a Homebrew XMB item which does many things you could want to on the XMB and more.

This will replace the "Install Package Files" option or for REBUG CFW the "Package Manager".

It officially supports six languages, three themes and boasts compatibility with most CFW and 4.00 HFW.


Video credit: CloneD

MAIN FEATURES in XMBM+ v0.20

Package Manager Plus

Allows homebrew/packages to be easily downloaded, installed and deleted.

File Manager


Browse and Delete files from...
Apr
09
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Manage your Wii saves



SaveGame Manager GX r125 is a powerful app that help us to install or extract our save game files.

SaveGame Manager GX r125 has just been released for us, a Wii Save Manager with GUI based on LibWiiGui by Tantric, WiiXplorer and UsbLoaderGx sources. With this app you're able to install or extract your saved game files.

This new version comes with some new features:

Requirements:

A cIOS249 rev 9 or higher installed, or IOS58 installed
A SD/HC inserted in front slot or an USB disk
A way to boot homebrew (HBC 1.0.8 or higher recommended)

Features:

SDHC and USB2 support
USB support FAT, NTFS and EXT2FS
Official saves support (data.bin)
Protected saves support
Mii Support
Multilanguage support
Custom Font support
SaveGame download (direct download on Wii Save - Nintendo Wii Game Saves)...
Apr
09
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SNK is back



The amazing Metal Slug 3 will hit Wii's Virtual Console this month in Japan.

SNK will release Metal Slug 3 in Japan this month for Wii's Virtual Console. I'm sure you remember this great classic game with the zombie level or the Elephant Slug :)

Metal Slug 3 was originally released in 2000, and it offers us lot of features, enhancements and improvements. It's definitely a great game to play with your friends for hours and hours.

Check out the game in the video below:


NEWS SOURCE: Metal Slug 3 runs and guns to virtual console (via) SiliconEra

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
Apr
09
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Harmonix announced the update



Raining Blood, South of Heaven, and Seasons in the Abyss are the song that can be purchased this week for the musical game.

Harmonix has just announced that a Slayer song pack called Slayer Pack 01 will arrive this week for Rock Band 3 on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

The band tracks are: Raining Blood, South of Heaven, and Seasons in the Abyss. The tracks can be purchased alone for $1.99 or in that pack for $5.49

Here is the complete PR:

Apr
09
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Play Gamecube games from an SD



FIX94 brings us Wiiflow MOD R239, a new mod with lot of new features for us to enjoy.

Wiiflow MOD R239 is already available for Wii thanks to FIX94. This mod allows the use of Dios Mio Lite (DML) to launch Gamecube games from and SD.

This new mod comes with lot of features like support for FAT/NTFS/WBFS partitions, update via Wiiflow, support mp3 and ogg... check out below the full list of features:

  • Plays games on partitions FAT / NTFS / WBFS.
  • Plays DVD Wii and GameCube. (With the 249 so far, 222 version to come out soon)
  • Support for GameCube games on SD (HC)
  • Seeking the covers, themes and. Ini in / apps / wiiflow / then / wiiflow /
  • Possibility of your games, chains, homebrew into categories
  • A coverflow for your isos on a USB and...
Apr
09
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PS3/PSX/PSP PKG Viewer/Extractor



PkgView 1.3 is already available thanks to Ifcaro and it supports now PSX and PSP PKG files.

Ifcaro, long-time 'scene' developer has returned and has updated his PkgView to version 1.3.

This app allows us to view/extract PSX/PSP/PS3 pkg files.

The main update in this version is the support for psx/psp pkg files, but it comes also with a progress bar for Windows 7.

NEWS SOURCE: PKG View v1.2 (via) Ifcaro's Blog
Apr
09
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PS3/PSX/PSP PKG Viewer/Extractor

PkgView 1.3 is already available thanks to Ifcaro and it supports now PSX and PSP PKG files.

Ifcaro, long-time 'scene' developer has returned and has updated his PkgView to version 1.3.

This app allows us to view/extract PSX/PSP/PS3 pkg files.

The main update in this version is the support for psx/psp pkg files, but it comes also with a progress bar for Windows 7.

NEWS SOURCE: PKG View v1.2 (via) Ifcaro's Blog
Apr
08
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A fast paced, easy to learn turn-based strategy video game.



Developer 'Haunted Temple Studios' released a new trailer for their upcoming strategy game 'Skulls of the Shogun', which is described as one of the best games of the PAX show!

Skulls of the Shogun is an upcoming turn-based strategy game developed by Haunted Temple Studios, and it's inspired by the Nintendo game series Advance Wars, but with an amazing Samurai style.

Well, developers released a new trailer at this year PAX East, and has been described as one of the best games of the Expo.