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May
02
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New version of this graphical interface for xeBuild on Xbox 360



Swizzy has released an update for his famous GUI for xeBuild, a program that allows us create NAND images with the Reset Glitch and JTAG for Xbox 360

New and improved version of the popular xeBuild GUI, that lovely program which allows us to prepare NAND images for Xbox 360 to use with the Reset Glitch of JTAG.

Here is the changelog:

May
02
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New version of this Settings changer



JoostinOnline and stfour brings us the 1.6 version of its popular Wii app.

Settings Editor GUI, is a Wii application that can be used alone or in conjunction with postLoader for changing several settings on your Wii system, such as screen resolution, aspect ratio, sensor bar position, internet connection and much more. The 1.6 version comes with fine tweaks and more functionalities.

Here is the changelog:

May
02
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pod2g discovers two new exploits



During this weekend the well-known iOS hacker pod2g has discovered at least two exploits to jailbreak iOS 5.1 the 'untethered way'

The iOS hacking community is waiting patiently for an untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1 for A4 devices and even more for A5 (iPhone 4S) and A5X (new iPad). This weekend, the two exploits that pod2g has discovered keep us closer of getting that desirable jailbreak.

According to his Twitter:

So, we think that we haven't to wait much more to get our iDevices' "freedom". We'll keep you informed!

NEWS SOURCE: http://twitter.com/#!/pod2g/status/197038201137926144

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news story!
May
02
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New 3DS and WiiWare rewards



Nintendo has updated the list of rewards for the Club Nintendo.

It's a new month so there are new games available as rewards in the Club Nintendo, so we can find for 3DS: ArtStyle: Pictobits and 3D Classics: Urban Champion, the great NES game.

For WiiWare we can find Snowpack Park, a game where you play as your Mii and rescue penguins in the Antarctic, and Eco Shooter: Plant 530, a FPS where you fight off garbage-wielding aliens.

The prices for the mentioned games are:

- ArtStyle: Pictobits – 150 coins
- 3D Classics: Urban Champion – 150 coins
- Snowpack Park – 150 coins
- Eco Shooter: Plant 350 – 200 coins


NEWS SOURCE: http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/0...ion-is-one-this-months-club-nintendo-rewards/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
May
02
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Takes place in a close future. And will have more Zombies!



Activision has officially unveiled Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It takes place in the future. Developed by Treyarch. First trailer inside!

Well, looks like Activision has finally and officially unveiled the next Call of Duty installment. No surprise here, it's Black Ops II. Developed by Treyarch, it takes place in the future.

May
02
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The sequel to 2010's Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.



Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is set to leave its mark on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, 3DS and Vita near the end of the year... check out the first trailer inside!

As we informed you SEGA announced a new racing game called Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which serves as a sequel to 2010's Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.

May
01
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Nearly 5 years later!

Department of Justice announced indictments against ten individuals subject of a 2007 raid targeting alleged video game console mod chip suppliers and sellers!!

Back in 2007, Federal agents carried out a series of raids against individuals and businesses in 16 US states as part of an investigation into the distribution and sale of mod chips. This one was dubbed "Operation Tangled Web". This is a little background:

May
01
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Nearly 5 years later!



Department of Justice announced indictments against ten individuals subject of a 2007 raid targeting alleged video game console mod chip suppliers and sellers!!

Back in 2007, Federal agents carried out a series of raids against individuals and businesses in 16 US states as part of an investigation into the distribution and sale of mod chips. This one was dubbed "Operation Tangled Web". This is a little background:

May
01
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PopCap announces Plants vs. Zombies merchandise



PopCap will release Plants Vs. Zombies merchandise soon.

Popcap has confirmed that they will release lots and lots of merchandise of the awesome game Plants Vs. Zombies, so you could find T-Shirts, plush toys, wallets, calendars, pajamas, and hats. PopCap has enlisted the help of Funko, MjC International, Trends International, Bioworld Merchandising, Walls360, and Jazwares.

All the merchandise will be available soon. PopCap wants to offer us also some Bejeweled products and other games in 2013, so stay alert!

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May
01
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Six new battles for us



SEGA has announced that the Dragon War Battle Pack for Total War: SHOGUN 2 is now available.

SEGA is proud to announce that the Dragon War Battle Pack for Total War: SHOGUN 2, with six battles from the Boshin War, is now available. The pack was previously available only through the Fall of the Samurai expansion, but now it can be accessed in the original game.

All the content of the new pack is detailed below:

- Command the féted warrior Saigo Takamori and his Imperial army. Wield the ferocious weapons of the late 1800s as you fight against the armies of the Tokugawa Shogunate, win Japan for the Emperor, and relive the War of the Year of the Dragon.

- New storytelling elements deliver an exciting tale of courage, victory and blood across six famous battlefields:

- Toba-Fushimi – Tokugawa Yoshinobu’s army is marching...
May
01
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With Limited Edition



CyberFront will release DJ Max Technika Tune for PS Vita this summer in Japan.

CyberFront has announced that DJ Max Technika Tune from Neowiz Mobile will finally arrive to Japan. The PS Vita game will be released with a price of 6.090 yen ($76), but it will arrive also in a Limited Edition for 8.190 yen ($102). The goodies for the Limited Edition has not been announced yet. Instead of tapping to the beat, players will press, slide, and hold notes as a rhythm bar sweeps from left to right.

DJ Max Technika Tune will be released also in South Korea and North America this summer.


NEWS SOURCE: http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/0...ng-to-japan-this-summer-with-limited-edition/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
May
01
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At a Pennsylvanian school...



Yes, you read it right... an 11-year-old boy urinated on several MacBook computers on a cart in the Upper Allen Elementary School, 'damaging them beyond repair'...

This is surely a pretty funny one. An obnoxious 11-year-old boy ended up costing a Pennsylvanian school district $36,000 USD, to replace a cart full of thoroughly soaked MacBooks!

Here's what PennLive reported:

Apparently, this was...
May
01
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The latest mods in one collection



JDMAlex has just released a single PKG file with all the latest mods for us to enjoy.

If you're a GTA IV fan you should be happy today. JDMAlex has released a collection of all the latest mods for GTA IV in one easy to install PKG file, thats means that you don't need to compile anymore your own customized ModManager.

The PKG includes all the latest creations from the great JDMAlex including: Body Guard, Constructor, Fly Mod, and even a weather option. Don't miss them !!

NEWS SOURCE:...
May
01
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And the Great British Mouse



Microsoft has officially announced the Union Jack Xbox 360 Kinect Celebration Pack, but it will come with a Skin...

We already told you about this Xbox 360 pack, but now it's official. Microsoft has officially announced that the Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Celebration Pack is a "celebration of all things British" and it will be launched on Friday 25th May in the UK.

The new Pack will feature a special edition white Xbox 360 4GB console, Kinect Sensor, wireless controller and commemorative Union Jack skins to decorate your console with. Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports and three months Xbox Live Gold subscription will be also included. The price for the whole pack has been set to £249.99.

Microsoft has also announced that the Great British Mouse will be available on May 3, it will come also emblazoned with the...
May
01
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Su Grah Dun !!



If you want to play Skyrim using your Kinect device, you'd better start practicing with this voice commands.

Kinect support is coming to Skyrim and it will come with 200 voice commands for us to enjoy. When you play using kinect you can choose between shouting in English for example "Unrelenting Force!" or in Dragon language "Fus Ro Dah!". No buttons needed for the English commands but you must hold the right bumper if you want to use the Dragon voice commands.

As well as the voice commands, you can assign hotkeys, command followers, navigate items, Barter, manipulate the map, peruse Skills and more. Other languages are coming: French, Italian, German and Spanish. "We'll share those dates as soon we know them." Bethesda promised.

Check out the pictures below to know the voice commands you can use in Skyrim:...
May
01
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The arcade racer is available for testing



Codemasters has released the Dirt Showdown demo on Xbox Live, Playstation Network and Steam

The next game of the Dirt franchise is almost here. Codemasters has revealed the demo of Dirt Showdown which is now available on the Xbox's Marketplace, Playstation Store and Steam. With the demo you will be able to race single player in the 8-ball circuit and Rampage mode on multiplayer.

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May
01
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Maps and Rockstar Pass revealed



Rockstar has just announced the DLC calendar for the upcoming Max Payne 3

Rockstar has informed us via press release that Max Payne 3 will have a long list of DLC content that will be available progressively after its release. They have announced the name and date of several DLC packs as well as the Rockstar Pass which gives you full access to those.

Here is the PR with all the info:

May
01
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For iOS and Android



Square Enix has teased a new game for iOS and Android devices.

Square Enix is teasing a new game for iOS and Android devices, as you can see in the teaser page linked below.

The text at the top of the page asks "How do I become a true maiden?"

Unfortunately we need to wait until this summer to know the answer.

What do you think??

OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/otome/

NEWS SOURCE: http://andriasang.com/con0vn/squenix_mobile_game/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
May
01
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For first party titles



A new PSN maintenance scheduled for May 3.

Sony has announced a new PSN maintenance on 3rd May 2012 between 05:00 and 11:00BST.

Most of the games will be unaffected but you can experience some minor disruption in the following titles:

• Blast Factor
• Combat Ops
• Flow
• SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo 3
• Logan's Shadow
• LittleBigPlanet Karting
• MAG
• MLB 12
• MotorStorm
• Pain
• Resistance: gs
• Resistance PSP
• SOCOM 4
• SOCOM: Confrontation
• SOCOM: Tactics
• Starhawk
• Twisted Metal X
• Warhawk
• White Knight Chronicles


So guys, be patient !!

NEWS SOURCE: http://community.eu.playstation.com...3rd-May-2012/m-p/15915997?WT.mc_id=TSO_EN_106

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this PSN update!
May
01
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Before the game was announced



It seems that Sega has cancelled the development of the awaited Bayonetta 2.

Bad news, it seems that Sega has cancelled the development of Bayonetta 2 following an internal restructure.

Apparently, the game would inlcude a new character from the US military.

Sega announced last month that some games had been cancelled but didn't specify any titles. Bayonetta 2 has not officially confirmed yet but... has been already cancelled? it seems so.

So guys, the only way you can play with Bayonetta again is by playing Anarchy Reigns, in which Bayonetta makes a guest appearance.

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-05-01-sega-cancels-bayonetta-2-report

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!