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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. :)
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.
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...
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.
Available now to all Destiny 2 players from 11th December – 1st January.

Eva Levante is back in the Tower and this year her oven is roaring to life with baked goods to share. All players of Destiny 2 are invited to join the celebration by going out into the world, gathering ingredients, defeating enemies and completing various activities. The Dawning returns the spirit of togetherness back to the Tower, starting 11th December 2018 at 5PM GMT.
Developed by the Command & Conquer veterans at Petroglyph, Conan Unconquered is the first ever strategy game set in the savage world of Conan the Barbarian

The mighty barbarian returns, this time in the first-ever strategy game set in the brutal and savage world of Conan! Funcom is thrilled to announce Conan Unconquered, a strategy game releasing in Q2 2019 where players must build the ultimate stronghold and assemble an unconquerable army that can stand against wave after wave of enemies in increasing numbers and difficulty.
And Earns $250k In 24 Hours From It!

Less than 48 hours ago, the famous hip-hop artist called 'Soulija Boy' launches his own branded 'Video Gaming Consoles' and in less than 24 hours earns over $250k from the sales of his $99.99 handheld clone and his $149.99 xbone clone, which are really both just pirated $20 china-produced clones, with the handheld one including over 3000 games and the xbone-like clone with 800 games!
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First-Ever Pop-Up for Highly Anticipated New Video Game to Feature Playable Game Stations, Art Exhibit, Merchandise and More

SQUARE ENIX® and Disney are bringing the magic of the KINGDOM HEARTS video game worlds to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. For a limited time, Disney Springs guests will be among the first to play a demo of KINGDOM HEARTS III and, for those who visit before January 29, among the few that get to experience the game before its release.
The Disney Springs KINGDOM HEARTS location will be open from December 14, 2018 through January 31, 2019.
Little is known about the next generation of gaming consoles at this point, with Sony and Microsoft notorious for keeping their cards close to their chests.

Both the Xbox and PlayStation are due upgrades, however, and the technology giants could be looking to release new models as soon as 2019. One of the most exciting pieces of news is the fact that Microsoft may be working on a disc-less console, which could bring about major changes in the gaming market.

Recent reports from Thurrott suggest that Microsoft is planning to move away from discs for its consoles to lower the price point of the hardware and make it more affordable. Players who have a large collection of discs will be able to exchange them for the digital download version of the game and play them on the new console. This represents a massive step forward in the evolution of gaming, and...
Video games are a source of entertainment where people from different age group shows interest in playing part of it.

People play video games mostly because of its fun factor. Though many people find playing video games as a waste of time, you will be surprised to know that you can also make money playing video games. Lots of gamers want to make money by playing games but they have a hard time doing so because they don't know where and how to start. This article will cover 5 basic ways to make money through gaming.

Create Gaming Website or Blog

If you can’t stand the thought of being on camera and prefer to stay in the background, then there is way that you can profit from your love of gaming. You can build a website or blog of gaming that suits you and fill it with...
The episodic noire adventure will arrive next year across all major platforms

Triple I video game publisher Modus Games today announced their partnership with Exordium Games to bring the Steam indie franchise, Bear With Me, to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The episodic game series, which mixes horror, puzzle, mystery and comedic elements, will arrive on console in 2019.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood will be available on both PC and consoles in 2020.

Bigben is happy to announce that they have reached an agreement with Focus Home Interactive to publish and distribute Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood. Cyanide Studio, which joined the Bigben group in 2018 and has been working on developing the game for nearly two years, remains in charge of adapting the title which comes from the World of Darkness universe.
Entitled Tactical Adventures, the studio has kicked off the development for a game bringing a new twist to the tactical role playing genre

Mathieu Girard is pleased to announce today the creation of Tactical Adventures, a new video game development and publishing studio.
There are quite literally thousands of games out there but when it comes to gaming companies, there are only ever a few big ones that everybody recognizes.

Three of these are Sega, Nintendo and Sony, and here we’ll be exploring their unique origin stories as well as how they made huge impacts on society, technology and culture.

Sega: From Slots to Sonic


Though Sega is no longer quite as popular in the 21st century as it used to be in the 1990s thanks to the Mega Drive and Sonic the Hedgehog, there’s no doubt that the entire industry owes the former giant a huge debt. After all, it was Sega that led the charge when it came to home-gaming titles, with numerous innovative and unrivalled franchises that still continue on today. Plus, they helped to cement slot machines as a successful part of the gaming industry, which we can still...
Visit the Square Enix Store and Enjoy Up to 85 Percent Off Select Games!

Square Enix® is kicking off the holidays by giving thanks to its fans with this year’s 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale.
Anyone can enter, anyone has the chance to win. Get in there and put your skills to the test!

Today, Epic Games has announced its next phase of Fortnite competitive play: the Winter Royale Online Tournament, where $1,000,000 will be up for grabs to players.
Check out Epic’s full blog post.
And It's Not Sitting Well With Fans

“Epic will never ban people for no reason even if I say anything. You assuming they do is naive.”, that statement is just a tip of drama iceberg that is crashing into Fortnite and threatening to sink the most popular game on Twitch as people on Reddit over 44,000 so far are saying 'Ninja' is abusing his fame and power by 'clicking' the report button on anyone that is rival to his gameplay stats! :)
Senior narrative writer Matt Dunn confirms the game’s newest champion identifies as lesbian

Recently, Riot Games has been getting some bad PR, but now they seem to be turning the tables, and for the first-time openly adding an 'LGBTQ' champion to their still highly popular 'League of Legends', in the hopes of winning back some of their lost fans! :)

Christina Seelye has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Additionally, Christina took home the silver award for Maverick of the Year.
The history of slots is an exciting one.

Slots developed together with casinos were always combined with the latest technological breakthroughs. Join us in this short overview of their creation and development.

The First Slot

Long before online casinos and other similar sites had appeared on the market, we lived in an age where everything was mechanical. It was only a matter of time when someone would use the technology that existed in the late 19th century to create a game of luck.

The first slot was created by Charles Fey who lived in San Francisco. He was a very experienced mechanic back in the day and decided to call his creation Liberty Bell. The machine itself had a couple of levers and reels which loosely resembled modern slots. It had three reels with several cards on them. Every reel contained...
Loot boxes are containers that you purchase in a game. What you get is a box that will churn out a prize.

As a player, you have no idea what prize you are getting. A pay-to-win feature is one where you need to make a purchase to gain a significant advantage. You will often see this in games where you need to buy items with higher quality. If you don’t make a purchase, your chance for success is close to impossible.

At the end of the day, is this gambling or not?

Important Definitions

Gambling is an activity where one person uses something of value to wager on an unknown outcome. Essentially, it all boils down to the element of chance and that the participant is expecting to get something of value that is higher than his investment. The other factor to consider is he can lose and get something of lesser worth or nothing at all. Accordingly, there are five criteria that an activity must meet...
Veteran Video Game Industry Executive to Lead Business Operations for World-Class Publisher of Popular Video Game Series

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Rob Dyer has joined Capcom U.S.A., Inc. as chief operating officer. Reporting to CEO Kiichiro Urata, Dyer will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s publishing business including sales, marketing and operations in the Americas.
The web is an endless source of possibilities, especially for those who love videogames.

Almost anything can be found on the net, from a casino promo code to tutorials (now usually made into videos) about ways to beat that particularly difficult game level, and so on. All of this is beneficial to users, but some of these providers of information unfortunately are forced to succumb to technological evolution.

In fact, after 28 years of activity, Prima Games will close its doors in the spring of 2019, after becoming some years ago a division of Penguin Random House following an acquisition. The publishing house, founded in 1990 in Roseville (California) by Ben Dominitz, will only have the time to print their maxi-guide dedicated to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, an exclusive game for Nintendo Switch coming up at the beginning of December. This is the last work...
How long before Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox - Refurbishers are going to get the big boot by Amazon?

Apple is working with Amazon to better promote their latest Macbooks and iPhones and iPads thru various 'authorized' resellers, as such with their new 'co-operation' agreement, they are forcing Amazon to kick-off any smaller vendor selling 'refurbished' older Apple products off the marketplace, leaving only the top 5 that spend over $2.5 million dollars worth every 90 days in the 'Amazon Renewed' section. :(