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Dec
27
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Currently for 'A4 Devices only'



As promised just before the 'end of the year', the 'Chronic Dev Team' have released the 'Untethered Jailbreak' for 5.0.1

NEWS SOURCE: A4 Release (via) pod2g's iOS blog and...
Dec
27
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Update Released for 'Swiss' by Developer 'emu_kidid'

'Swiss' is an app that allows loading of your 'Gamecube' ISO images on your modded Nintendo Wii and/or Gamecube consoles!

Long-Time 'homebrew' developer emu_kidid has released a nice update to his Swiss tool for original Gamecube and Nintendo Wii consoles to load Gamecube ISO images!

Dec
27
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The second broadcast is now over, and here is the highlights from it

We got the low-down on all the new titles to be released next year, and some cool trailers also, plus a few tidbits about new monthly contests, etc.

The Nintendo Direct Broadcast December 27 is over and we manage to learn some new info on upcoming games.

Here some highlights

- Iwata has apologized for the gap in software releases - says big 3DS titles coming this year, to be discussed later in the broadcast
- Iwata even mentioned the Spike TV VGA that Skyward Sword won
- expect an Iwata Asks for Ghost Camera after the broadcast
- Kid Icarus: Uprising is going through fine-tuning
- 3 on 3 multiplayer and battle royal, both local and online

- Capcom is holding the Resident Evil Premium Party event on 1/20
- Nintendo character costumes in Dynasty Warriors Next
- Fire Emblem 3DS will...
Dec
27
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A Fatal Frame spin-off for 3DS.



From Fatal Frame developers,Tecmo, here it comes a horror Augmented Reality game!

If you have played a Fatal Frame game, you know the series are really scary. Now, here it comes a new spin-off from Tecmo-Koei, which shows a new way to use the 3DS AR capabilities.

On this game, the 3DS will act as a camera, and you will be able to see and capture ghosts through Augmented Reality. It really looks like a neat concept.

Previously known as Spirit Camera, the game is scheduled to be released next month in Japan.


NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo Direct (via) Nintendo Japan

Our thanks to 'Gauss' for his great news writing skills again!
Dec
27
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Team Cobra has released an minor update to their improved 'multiMAN' (aka) 'mmCM'

This new version v03.01.01 basically adds full support for launching your PSP games in compressed ISO image format (aka) 'CSO' on your PS3 using their 'Cobra-USB' dongle!

Not much more can be said, so here is the changelog:

Dec
26
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iPad has dominated the tablet market so far, but that is about to change...



CES 2012 is coming, and we will see tablets running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) everywhere.

Until now, the iPad has overwhelmingly dominated the high-end tablet market. But, according to Information Week, this could change:

Yes, the iPad will continue to sell a lot, and with the upcoming (and inevitable) iPad 3 announcement, people will surely continue to support the...
Dec
26
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The upcoming online game in the Phantasy Star series by Sonic Team.



Sega reveals the PSO 2 introductory video for their next Online RPG to be released only on Windows.

SEGA revealed a new Phantasy Star Online 2 video at the "Phantasy Star Online 2 Fan Briefing in Akihabara PC Game Festa" held in Japan.

The first Phanatsy Star Online game, released on the Dreamcast more than ten years ago, became extremely popular around the world, and it's sequel was announced last year.

Developed by Sonic Team and published by SEGA, the game is coming to PC next year, with the second Alpha test in preparation for 2012 first quarter.


NEWS SOURCE: PSO Opening (via) Andriasang

Our thanks to 'Gauss' for another fine...
Dec
26
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Another look at the figures from last week's PS Vita Japan launch



It seems besides the system not selling very well, the games are doing even worse, with Golf being the #1 choice!

Media Create has released the figures for 'software side' of PS Vita, and it is not looking good, with attach rate of only 0.92 will combined with the low number of systems sold (around 325,000).

The 3DS did a little better in its first week being 0.95, and looking back in history the first week of the original PSP was 1.06

But then the PS Vita has 'digital download' system in place so it could be that figures are not actual, since no information is available on how well that site of the business is going.

Dec
26
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An action game by Omega Force.



The first direct feed trailer of the new One Piece game for PS3, developed by Omega Force and published by Namco Bandai.

Namco Bandai has released the first direct feed trailer for One Piece: Pirate Musou (One Piece: Kaizoku Musou), an action game to be released next March in Japan.

In this one, we can see anime characters Luffy, Sanji, Zoro and Usopp fighting with lots of enemies... looks familiar, right? Well, the game is developed by Omega Force, most well known for its Dynasty Warriors (Shin Sangokumusō) series.

The trailer lasts about 3 minutes and it surely looks good, but at the moment, there are no plans to bring this to North America or Europe.


NEWS SOURCE: One...
Dec
26
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Leaked Document Containing The Character Line-Up



It is basically a rumor, but this leaked document has been making the rounds on the 'net, and it looks it could infact be legit!

Not more can be said regarding this rumor which all started from Japanese image board, and quickly spread across the world after getting posted on 4Chan and GBATemp.

Here is line-up which claims to be from the already confirmed Smash Bros. game for the Wii-U and Nintendo 3DS:
  • King K Rool (Donkey Kong)
  • Zoroark (Pokemon)
  • Ghirahim (Zelda)
  • Little Mac (Punch Out)
  • Saki Amamiya (Sin and Punishment)
  • King Hippo (Punch Out)
  • Ridley (Metroid)
  • Prince Sable (Frogs the Bell Tolls)
  • Palutena (Kid Icarus)
  • Professor Layton (Professor Layton)
  • Megaman (Megaman)
  • Crystal (Star Fox)
  • Slime (Dragon Quest)
  • Shulk (Xenoblade)
  • Sonic...
Dec
26
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Plus, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land sell over a million each



According to Famitsu, 3DS shifted 510,629 units over the last week.

Impressive sales numbers for 3DS in Japan.

According to data publishers Famitsu and Enterbrain, the 3DS has managed to sell over 4 million units in Japan alone.

Nintendo 3DS it's now at 4,135,739 units, which means that it sold more than 500,000 units last week.

In the Software side, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land each crossed the million mark in domestic sales, becoming the first 3DS games to do so.

NEWS SOURCE: 3DS Sales (via) Andriasang and 3DS Exceeds 4 Million (via) Joystiq

Our...
Dec
26
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Sadly, it is currently only to be available in Japan



Those luckly enough to have Japanese 3DS eShop access, will be able to enjoy this classic NES game!

Released for the Nintendo 3DS eShop, the original Legend of Zelda is available for download in Japan. It was previously thought that this title would only be available for Ambassadors, but alas, today the first non-handheld Virtual Console title was released to the public, at least in Japan.

We’re yet to learn if this title will be coming to North America outside of the Ambassador program, but I’d bet that we’ll soon see that following a European release, the states will be getting a release for a similar price. In Japan the download is going for a mere 500 yen, about $7 US.

Are you excited for this news? Even if you can’t download it yet, it surely means that soon non-Ambassadors will be scrolling...
Dec
26
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Plans to sell extra game items.



Coming for 3DS, this is the first Nintendo own game IP to offer paid DLC.

According to japanese newspaper Nikkei, there are reports that Nintendo is targeting March 2012 for the start of paid download content sales for 3DS, and the first game to do so will be the next Fire Emblem game entry.

Fire Emblem for 3DS is being developed by Intelligent Systems, and according to these DLC plans, the game is expected to ship on March next year (in Japan).

There are also plans for third party publishers to begin rolling out paid content on summer 2012, and Nikkei also reported that Nintendo is planning on...
Dec
26
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Nintendo Planning Second Nintendo Direct Broadcast After Christmas



The first Nintendo Direct broadcast was held on October 21. Major announcements included first details on Nintendo's major December 3DS firmware update, new trailers and number of new games!

Just visit the Ustream Nintendo Direct page linked below at 12:00 Noon (Japan Standard Time) on the 27th. to watch all their juicy announcements for 2012.

NEWS SOURCES: Nintendo Direct (via) Andriasang and...
Dec
25
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Microsoft removing your Avatars 2nd amendment rights



Microsoft is about to commit armed robbery. On the 1st of january 2012, Microsoft are banning all guns and 'gun like objects' as avatar props on Xbox 360 Live Profiles

If you have already bought (or got one as "free" DLC) you can keep it and will still be able to use it but they will vanish from the avatar store on Jan 1st, its unknown if you will be able to re-download the props or if they will truly be deleted.

Personally, I think the reason for this is because Microsoft is pushing the Xbox 360 to 'family center entertainment' set-top box, with all this new dashboard and streaming services, they want your Xbox 360 on all the time on the 'living room' TV, and don't anybody to be upset with avatars waving around guns, they all have to be cute and friendly and family compatible now!...
Dec
25
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Beheadings, swords, arrows!!!

Debut trailer for a new RPG thats comming out early 2012.

The RPG will tour the kingdom of Westeros, visiting places including The Wall, King's Landing, Red Keep, and Castle Black. Packing an estimated 30 hours of gameplay, it's slated to arrive for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 'early 2012.'




NEWS SOURCE: Game of Thrones (via) GGmania

Our thanks to 'JonathanD' for another great news story!
Dec
24
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It's no joke: 'Batman: Arkham City' ranks No. 2 on our critic's list of top 10 video games this year.



The title says it all, CNN has made its picks for what it says are the top ten video games of 2011. The list does not include 'Angry Birds' as they are still rating only 'console games' in the top 10

Even tho titles like 'Battlefield 3' and 'Gears of War 3' and 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' sold millions of units, none of them made the CNN's critics list as I guess they thought they were just simple longtime overused franchises not really sometime to be called TOP

NEWS SOURCE:...
Dec
24
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Coming to PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U and... PC?

This one is coming from game magazine GamesMaster UK, so take it with a grain of salt..

According to the game magazine GamesMaster from UK, Square Enix is planning to announce a new main Final Fantasy game at E3 2012, celebrating the series 25th anniversary.

Final Fantasy XV is rumored to be coming to the Wii U and PC, along with XBOX 360 and PS3.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase, has expressed interest before in bringing the Final Fantasy series to Wii U.

But, of course, this is still just a rumor, and up until now SE has neither confirmed nor denied this report (probably we will have to wait until next E3).

NEWS SOURCES: Rumor Final Fantasy via TheSilentChief and...
Dec
24
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The Official Zelda Timeline has now been 100% translated since the release of the Japanese 'art book' for Zelda



From Hyrule Historia, we can see three posible timelines after Ocarina of Time.

So, it looks somewhat complicated, but The Legend of Zelda fans will surely understand what is this all about.

There's a split after Ocarina of Time, and there are three posible alternate universes, with a group of games that fit in each one.

This was translated by Zelda fan-translator Glitterberri who has previously worked on the more-accurate re-translations of Zelda instruction manuals and in-game text and manga, so it seems pretty the real (and official) deal.

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NEWS SOURCES:...
Dec
24
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Another exclusive game title for the older PSP brand! (Maybe one of the last great titles!)



Do you enjoy playing Yakuza on PS3? How about bringing it anywhere you go?

Too bad the first episode of Kurohyou (aka Black Panther in translate) haven't been ported out from Japan.

Fans out there, you just need to finger-cross 'cause the second installment is coming out soon.

Check out the Trailer.


Our thanks to 'andrewcha' for digging up all the great Japanese stuff for all of our loyal MaxConsole readers!