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Feb
15
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The esports phenomenon has irrevocably shaken up the gaming industry and leading developers need to factor it in when devising their latest titles.

The esports industry was worth almost $1 billion last year and it looks set to skyrocket in 2019 as popular titles like CS:GO and League of Legends continue to gather steam. We can all look forward to some huge new releases this year, but which ones look like a perfect fit for the esports arena? Here are the top five contenders to break into the big leagues:

Apex Legends

This game was launched to great fanfare at the start of February and it managed to rack up an impressive 2 million concurrent players and more than 25 million downloads in its first week alone. It is billed as a genuine contender to Fortnite’s throne in the...
Feb
14
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Based on the Highly Anticipated Game, Anthem, This Live Action Short Will Debut on February 14
From Neill Blomkamp, Oats Studios and BioWare comes a live-action story of survival set in the world of Anthem, decades before the events of the game.

EA and Academy Award-nominated director Neill Blomkamp have announced that they have collaborated on Conviction, an original live-action short-film based on BioWare’s Anthem. In Conviction, Blomkamp brings the vast world of Anthem to life with his own story set decades before the beginning of the game. The video is now live, enjoy it below. For more info: http://x.ea.com/56682
Fans who wish to learn more about Anthem can visit the official website, as well as get the latest news and updates on Twitter and Facebook.
Feb
13
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More details for both games will be shared in the coming months.

Following the arrival of the development studio Cyanide to the group and a partnership signed with A.S.O, Bigben is pleased to announce it is adding the Tour de France and Pro Cycling Manager franchises to its games catalogue.
Feb
13
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Leading PSA creator will feature KINGDOM HEARTS III characters and content to reach gaming teens

The Ad Council will work with Square Enix, Inc. to include KINGDOM HEARTS III characters in the anti-bullying campaign, Because of You, with the goal of inspiring teens to build a more inclusive and welcoming community. A new PSA featuring iconic characters from the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise encourages teens to consider the impact that their actions—positive or negative—can have on peers. The innovative program marks the first time the Ad Council has created a PSA with a video game publisher on a social good effort.
Feb
11
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Right now, we’re living in a golden era of superheroes. With films from the Marvel franchise lighting up cinema screens and drawing audiences from all across the globe, pop culture has embraced this modern-day pantheon of gods and magickers, mutants and men with the sheer desire to do something good.


Comic books are flying off the shelves in a way they haven’t done in years, whilst a plethora of TV series are also drawing inspiration from this much-lauded source. It’s unsurprising, of course, that the gaming world is doing the same.

Superheroes are the stuff of dreams to designers and developers everywhere, and they’re taking full advantage to create some truly magnificent content. But, in our humble opinion,...
Feb
07
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International Music Talent Record Score in Renowned Abbey Road Studios

SQUARE ENIX® revealed a new featurette for LEFT ALIVE™ showcasing the international talent and creative minds behind the epic orchestral soundtrack for the upcoming survival action title.
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Feb
06
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Ah, the question that many people think of but daren’t ask, for fear of sounding silly. So, we’ve decided to save you the embarrassment by asking (and answering) it ourselves. You’re welcome!


So, what makes an esport game worthy of such a title? What’s involved in the transition from casual multiplayer to professional competitions with teams, analyst desks, and massive prize pools?

Well, in a nutshell, for a game to move from a standard one to the level of a successful esport, it needs to be competitive, have a large player base, and perhaps most importantly, have good funding.

Now that we’ve cracked the nut, let’s take a look at its essence in more detail…

1. It needs be easy to grasp

One of the determinants in a game's success is its accessible entry point, which includes gameplay features understood by the audience.

Admittedly, at times, developers tend to shoot themselves in the foot in this...
Feb
05
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With the antics of Electronic Arts and Bethesda aside, 2018 was a great year for gaming.

So many top-class games were released across all platforms that every gamer was able to find at least one new creation which brought them hours of enjoyment.

Now we enter an all-important 2019, during which platforms will scrap over the massive PC audience while consoles will try to win the remaining battles before the next generation is ushered into play.

Steam cannot be toppled in PC gaming

Steam has long been recognized as the go-to platform for PC gaming, even with EA’s split to Origin taking many of the massive sports titles like FIFA, NHL, and Madden. At the end of January 2019, it was found that the platform was experiencing a concurrent peak of 17.5 million players, with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, DOTA 2, and...
Jan
28
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Cryptocurrency online casinos are paving the way to the future of gambling. Unlike traditional fiat currency casinos, crypto sites present gamblers and gaming platforms with numerous advantages. The technology behind this new concept is blockchain; it has transformed this industry tremendously turning it into one of the fastest growing worldwide. Let’s see how this has come to pass.

Trustworthy Online Games

With the introduction of the blockchain technology, gamblers now profit from honest provably fair gaming. By displaying a betting ledge that shows real-time betting and transactions, many players are switching from traditional casinos where they’re not sure of their wagering to a more transparent platform where they can follow their betting and gaming live!

Fast Withdrawals

Unlike traditional gambling platforms where payouts took days if...
Jan
23
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Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced a new esports series for its legendary Street Fighter™ fighting game franchise.

Titled the “North American Street Fighter® Pro League,” the series features 3-on-3 team battles in Street Fighter™ V: Arcade Edition, with six teams formed from a mix of seasoned pros, newcomers and fan favorite players from North America.
Jan
23
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CI Games launches a publishing label dedicated to empowering indie developers, alongside the announcement of 4 new titles debuting on the label

CI Games, the developer and publisher of the acclaimed Sniper Ghost Warrior and The Lords of the Fallen franchises announces today the creation of its publishing label dedicated to indie developers, United Label.
Jan
23
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Every year we are waiting for new seasons of our favorite series as devoted Game of Throne-ers or maybe Grey’s Anatom-ers.

However, in the world where visual content is produced regularly and with ever-increasing quality, you might miss some other worthy works and this is definitely not what we want you to do. Instead, we would like you to stay tuned and catch a glimpse of our top series recommendations not debuting this year but deserving your attention.

From the terrifying spirit of criminal investigations to dystopian worlds, there are so many emotions one can experience by watching series. Sometimes, just as many as if you would have gone on the Australian vacay and win in one of the online casinos for Australian players. Whatever comparison you may choose, the truth is that modern movie and series industry really does take care of your pastime, so let us honor...
Jan
23
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The casino industry is one of the lucrative businesses on the internet.

The fact that you can access all your favorite casino games from the comfort of your home is what has contributed to the popularity of online casinos.

Today, you will find tons of casino operators that are offering players from the UK and around the world the opportunity to play and win real money remotely. Besides the full range of games, online casinos provide punters with generous bonuses and promotional offers to boost their bankroll.

Additionally, online casino operators use high-quality graphics such as 2D, 3D, and HD and visual animations to attract new players to join their platform.

An excellent example of a casino site with a sleek interface and high-quality graphics images is bCasino. The operator has used stunning pictures of some of the well-known landmarks such as streets and building in the UK. The site is...
Jan
20
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Watch the Opening Movie trailer and hear “Face My Fears”, below!

Ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated video game KINGDOM HEARTS III, the game’s original track “Face My Fears,” by internationally renowned singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada and eight-time Grammy® Award-winning Skrillex, is available today.
Jan
19
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U.S. and Canadian* Fans that Share Messages of Light and Positivity with Hashtag #❤❤❤ Are Entered to Win Unique Adventures Inspired by Disney Films

SQUARE ENIX® and Disney last week launched their KINGDOM HEARTS III - Share Your Heart Out campaign, empowering Keyblade wielders and Disney fans alike to fill the internet with light and positivity. By spreading messages of love and happiness across social media platforms, fans have now less than 48 hours to enter the sweepstakes currently running until the end of January 20th for a chance to win one of five exclusive trips inspired by beloved Disney movies.
Jan
18
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NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED FOR LATIN AMERICA’S PREMIER GAMES FESTIVAL

Brazil’s Independent Games (BIG) Festival has opened submissions (free of charge) for its award competition. BIG Festival, now in its seventh year, is Latin America’s largest gaming festival. The BIG Festival Awards strive to give recognition to talented independent developers all over the world. Last year, the event attracted over 36,000 attendees; both fans and industry professionals.
Jan
16
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The new Red Dead Redemption 2 game allows players to make money, a lot of money.

Things like hunting and selling animal skins to merchants for cash. However, that could take hours and the profits are very demoralizing. Playing blackjack will be the quickest way to make hundreds of dollars. By knowing and using a few simple tricks and strategies, which also work in the real life game, makes profiting much easier and faster.

Where do You Play Blackjack in the RDR2?

Players can locate most blackjack games through the open map. However, most tables will be in town Saloons.

Blackjack Tables at Saloons:
  • Rhodes: In the Saloon at the south end of town. Head in, go up the stairs and you’ll spot three gentlemen ready for a game.
  • Blackwater: In the Saloon right in the center of town.
  • Van Horn Trading Post: In the Saloon...
Jan
07
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Not “Really Fixated on Our Consoles” - Focus To SWITCH to Mobile Generating Revenue Streams!

We all knew this 'dark day' would be coming, since Iwata sadly passed away, whenever there is change of the 'top brass' of a major gaming company, the focus changes, the same thing occurred with Sega and Dreamcast, with Nintendo it just took a while longer, plus they had to get the Switch out, but even tho its now close to reaching their 20 Million Sales Target, it might be their Last Console Ever.
Dec
28
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Gambling has been a big part of society since the very beginning of humanity.

The first evidence of some betting activity goes all the way back to the 2300 BC China: some tiles were used to play a basic game of chance. Nowadays in the 2017 AD, virtual reality sportsbook seems ready to replace traditional betting. In this article, we will take a close look, with the support of the experts of CasinoBiggestBonus.com, at how virtual sports betting will work, what are the main benefits and what are the betting sites that are offering already this service.

What Is a VR Sportsbook?

As you would guess from the name, people will have the opportunity to place bets via VR on fantasy sports. Events can be in any sports like football, horse racing, hockey, cricket and lots more. The main difference though is that...
Dec
25
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Happy Holidays From All Of Us Here At MaxConsole!

We here at the MaxConsole headquarters have been very busy 24/7 all year long covering all latest in Console Scene News, but now its time for us to take a break and enjoy the holidays with our families and special loved ones, but before we do that, we decided to wish all our loyal readers an very special 'Happy Holidays 2018' and unwrap our Sexy Scene News Girls, and with a special one picked out just for you for each of our news sections that you love to read daily, from Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, and Retro Gaming you know that we will have you filled with all console love that you will need to survive thru-out the New Year 2019! :D

--< Season's Greetings From All Of Us! >--
--< Rocking The Scene In 2018 And Beyond! >--
Dec
23
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More than 4 300 children received help thanks to 11 bit studios and War Child UK charity cooperation.

On November 14th, 2014 the indie smash hit This War of Mine had its premiere and that date has become special for at least one more reason. On that day, 11 bit studios joined forces with War Child, a British charity organization dedicated to helping children affected by conflict all around the world.
We’ve prepared a special video to tell everyone about it. Take a look below;
Dec
23
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(Comedy Adventure Game Coming in 2019)

2018 has been a momentous year for Barcelona-based indie developer Scarecrow Studio -- they unveiled their comedy adventure 3 Minutes to Midnight, showed the game at E3, Gamescom, and EGX, and are now hunkered down making it the best it can be for its mid-2019 launch. With the holidays looming, the Scarecrow elves took a break from that busy schedule to put together a Season's Greetings message, 3 Minutes to Midnight-style:
We'll have a lot more to say about 3 Minutes to Midnight in 2019. Until then, may your holidays be filled with good cheer, and good games. :)
Dec
23
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Release information will be available in 2019, add it to your watch list for updates!

Signal Space Lab has published two blog posts and a dev diary taking us behind the scenes of their upcoming VR experience, Afterlife.
Dec
18
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Wireless and Waterproof / Tribit Xsound Go / Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

With all the Bluetooth reviews we have been doing on MaxConsole, we cannot leave out a good quality Bluetooth speaker review. Bluetooth speakers are great for sound on the go and quickly setting up for parties. Tribit provides an excellent speaker which you can even use out in the rain, the Tribit Xsound Go Bluetooth Speaker.

The Tribit Xsound Go is a pill shaped speaker that has Bluetooth and a 1/8th inch (3.5mm) jack for plugging into various devices. It is easily paired with any Bluetooth device and charges with the standard 5V DC via micro USB port with its included micro USB to USB type A cable. This Bluetooth speaker ships with a charge so it is ready to go right out of the box.

Let’s take a look at the packaging...
Dec
12
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Nintendo says the defendant is also instructing players on how to use the illegal components "in a manner least likely to be caught or arouse suspicion."

Legal paper filings can be read in the attached PDF below. Mr. 'Mikel Euskaldunak' was selling modded NES Classic Min’s pre-loaded with over 800 ROM’s for only just $15 dollars more above the official retail price. He was also selling Switch units with 'payload' injector dongles and including some pirated Switch games on an MicroSD card. - Doubly wrong, and most likely will be found guilty on 9 charges.