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Jul
13
Video games are good in their original incarnation, but improvements can always be made.
Apart from updating the games with great graphics, remaking also fixes any existing flaws and adds some beneficial content for good measure.

Notable recent video games HD remakes:

1. BIOSHOCK: The collection

The remake of this game is the most awesome way of playing it because you receive 3 games for the cost of one. The games you receive are:
  • Bioshock
  • Bioshock Two
  • Bioshock Infinite
Apart from that, you get DLCs, visual updates, that make older Bioshock run smooth on current systems, and other extras, which are more than enough for the cost.

2. Ratchet and Clank
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This is a re-imaging and not a direct HD remastering. The initial game is taken and the exact story is told, but from another perspective – tweaking the events that took place to make the game distinct and...
Jun
26
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So E3 2017, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo (to give it its full name), is over for another year, and now the dust has settled.

It was, of course, held only a few weeks ago (June 13-15), and we thought it only fitting to have a little look back and pick out some of our main highlights from the 23rd installment of the event.

So, without further ado, here we go…

First up, one of the biggest reveals at the Los Angeles Convention Center was the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One X, formerly known as Project Scorpio and now billed as the "world’s most powerful console" — apparently 40 percent more powerful than any other.

It is the first 'genuine' 4K game console, and it comes with a built-in Ultra HD Blu-ray drive. We are promised around 40 titles before it arrives, and it will go on sale this autumn priced at...
Jun
19
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Our Very Own Game Reviewer 'JHardin112' Is Back With Another One Of His Great Reviews!

This time out he is reviewing the Aaero for Xbox One, which is one of those rhythm-action games that are so popular now.
Aaero is a rhythm-action game by Mad Fellows that combines stunning visuals, intense aerial shooting action, and energetic EDM (Electronic Dance Music) tracks all while enticing you to get the hi-score. Typically games are broken down into levels, but in Aaero the emphasis is on the music and the rhythm, so you aren’t playing levels, but rather, you are actually playing the music tracks themselves. And how good it feels to be in the song.

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Across all 15 of the tracks, players will use the left joystick to navigate their ship around the screen while moving forwards automatically (3rd-person) and attempt to trace a ribbon of light, target and destroy enemies and avoid...
Jun
05
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Our MaxConsole Game Reviewer '@JHardin1112' Is Back With Yet Another Amazing Review Of A New Xbox One Game

World to the West is a third person top down perspective puzzle/action game that takes place in a lost ancient world with many different environments.
The game starts with the tesla maker chasing after her father and ends up teleporting to the ancient world. The tesla maker is a female wizard that uses magic as her special abilities. While the other characters; the miner, the aristocrat, and the explorer have their own backstories on how they get to the ancient world. There are many ways to get around by running through the different environments around the ancient world or teleporting to different totem poles found throughout the map. Of course you have to discover the poles first. The totem poles are found throughout the snow biome, grasslands, an area similar to a...
May
17
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Our MaxConsole Game Reviewer @JHardin1112 Is Proud To Be Covering The Latest Nintendo 3DS Release!

Created by Tanukii Studios, Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D: Space Recipe for Disaster is the long awaited follow-up to the world’s first chase-em-up game Go! Go! Kokopolo, which released back in 2011 for the DSiWare service.
For the uninitiated, the chase-em-up style is where you attack enemies and they chase you down. It’s a sparsely populated genre, but certainly the two titles that I’m aware of in this list are very much worthwhile to play.

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SRFD begins with a brief cutscene showing a space bunny crashing into a meteor and dropping pieces of some kind of a stone tablet (or something) down to earth. The 3 pieces land and disrupt the 3 playable characters. They soon gave chase after the bunny and thus the game begins. Each character has their...
May
17
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Yet Another Great Game Review By Our Very Own @JHardin1112 For You To Enjoy Reading!

You’re falling through your consciousness, screaming at high speeds through familiar memories and events only known to you, pondering why you’re trapped in your own expanse of imagination, until finally you come crashing against the deck of a sky ship adrift amongst a sea of storm clouds on the cusp of destruction….
At first stepping into Soul Axiom, a game that is essentially a 3D puzzler with hints of a platformer, you get the feeling of a great story, one that will shatter the barriers of storytelling that you have developed over time. Unfortunately, this story becomes lackluster due to the game being something of a disappointment.

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Soul Axiom starts off as a simple hub-world based puzzle game in which you are gradually given...
May
15
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Our very own @JHardin1112 is back with another Exclusive MaxConsole Game Review for you all to enjoy reading!

Ah!!! Another year, another entry in Rebellion’s excellent Sniper Elite series!

If you’re looking for a top-notch sniping experience that lets you strategically obliterate Nazi’s in the most graphic and horrific way possible (testicle shot anyone?!), then look no further. Sniper Elite 4 gives you that and more in spades.

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Set in 1943, amidst the conflict of WWII, in the beautiful, but warn torn country of Italy, players assume the role of the elite OSS sniper, Karl Fairburne, as he is sent across the country in order track down and ultimately put an end to the Nazi’s use of their secret weapon against the Allies - a radio controlled missile. A quick history lesson for all those (like me) who don’t know what OSS...
Mar
23
The Wintel Pro CX-W8 is another in the long line of inexpensive "TV boxes" available from various re-sellers. What intrigued me about this particular model was the Intel Z8300 Quad-core processor and the fact that it was running Windows 10 instead of Android. And, of course, the price, which is normally around $90 USD. Having the full Windows Kodi experience at that price point would be pretty nice. With the Wintel Pro CX-W8 you can get it, but only if you're willing to put up with some major quirks and limitations.


The first thing you'll notice about the CX-W8 is the no-frills presentation. My review model arrived in a plain brown box that said nothing but "Wintel Box" in the upper right corner. There's a sticker on the back with a list of specs. I'm not sure if this is a true representation of the retail packaging but it made me feel like I'd just ordered some obscure porn magazines from overseas. Not that I've ever done that. I...
Mar
22
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Yet Another Exclusive Maxconsole Hardware Review To Enjoy Reading!

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great reviews, this time she is checking out the pro's and con's of the new USB-C to VGA/USB Breakout Adapter being sold by BC Master on Amazon, which is handy to have to charge all your portable devices when on the go!

Box Contents: USB-C to VGA / USB 3.0 breakout adapter, manual, and warranty card

Tech Specs:
  • Stylish Design with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports: USB-C hub with 4 USB 3.0 ports for SuperSpeed data transferring of up to 5 Gbps and downward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 specifications.
  • USB-C Power Delivery: Charging the new MacBook, ChromeBook Pixel and USB-C-compatible tablet computers with their original chargers while hub is in use.
  • VGA Adapter: Supports high resolution. The multifunctional adapter supports video resolution up to 1080P...
Mar
18
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Yet Another Exclusive Maxconsole Hardware Review To Enjoy Reading!

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great reviews, this time she is checking out the pro's and con's of the new 4-Port USB Card Charger being sold by BC Master on Amazon, which is handy to have to charge all your portable devices when on the go!

Box Contents: 4x USB Car Charger, USB-A to USB-C Cable (Nintendo Switch car charger, anyone? ;) ), Manual, and Warranty Card.

Tech Specs: 4x ports running at 5v/2.4A Max. 9.6A/48W total max output across all ports.

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BC Master does it again with another incredibly solid and slick looking car adapter. This thing has nice chunky plastic with a smooth piano finish and strong, firm contact springs. For the same price as a cheapo adapter that will break after 5 plugins and no protection circuity, you would...
Feb
24
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All gamers would know the sensation of discovering a brand new game that immediately takes you into another universe!

A place where every minute details have been carefully thought of, along with terrifying creatures and many enticing mysteries.
Horizon Zero Dawn is exactly one of those games with a unique identity in the world of action role playing. The PS4 release date of the much awaited game is set for the 28th February.

Horizon Zero Dawn has been developed by Guerrilla Games, the same team behind the awesome Killzone franchise. They have brilliantly themed the game on a beautiful, post-apocalyptic. The game will take you into a distant future, where you will see how nature has taken over the ruins of a lost civilization. Humanity has resorted to live in primitive tribes, as they have lost the war to gain...
Feb
18
Our very own ZombieGroucho is back with another one of his famous Hardware reviews for Maxconsole

At first glance, you might think the F500 fightstick from China's Mayflash is a "knockoff" of a "real" fightstick. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The first thing you'll notice about the F500 is the weight. If you were expecting cheap plastic parts you're in for a surprise. This fightstick sports a sharp black metal finish with a sturdy joystick and red buttons. The buttons are clearly labeled, including icons for both PlayStation and Xbox configurations. This especially comes in handy when mapping the controller in various emulators. The graphic cut out gives the top plate a nice "cracked" look. Underneath you'll find some nice rubber feet to keep the F500 from sliding during heavy play sessions.

The stock parts are certainly good enough for most people but, if you're a hardcore fighting game enthusiast,...
Feb
06
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Online casinos are absolutely raking it in with their table, card, and slot machine offerings now equally as popular as PC and console games.

With an estimated 58.9% of people playing mobile games in 2017, could consoles start catering to the online casino and bingo audience to receive a cut of this lucrative market?
Are Casino Games Suited to Consoles?


There have never been any notable casino games for consoles, and perhaps there is a reason for that. Maybe they are just not suited to the console format, where gamers crave detailed multi-dimensional and intricate games. The typical console gamer in the US spends...
Feb
02
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Way back in 1987, a short minigame found its way into Squaresoft’s seminal role-playing game, Final Fantasy.

Accessible by boarding a ship, holding the NES controller’s “A” button and then pressing the “B” button 22 times, this sliding puzzle game rewarded the player with 100 gil (the game’s currency) for completion.
Today, minigames are ubiquitous (Final Fantasy VII had more than thirty, including snowboarding and basketball) but one particular kind of diversion has proven especially popular with gamers – cards. It’s no surprise; even offline, card games like Pokémon, blackjack, solitaire and Yu-Gi-Oh continue to attract players despite heavy competition from gaming consoles.

Maybe it’s due to an innate competitive streak (is there any greater thrill than beating a nameless, mute innkeeper at Tetra Master?) or maybe it’s just the fact that card games awaken the collector in every...
Feb
01
Yet Another Exclusive MaxConsole Review!

Our very own JHardin1112 is back with another one of his famous Nintendo reviews, and this week he is taking a deep look into the very popular Super Mario Maker for the Nintendo 3DS handheld, covering all its Pro's and Con's.


Super Mario Maker on 3DS IS the Mario game you always wanted, but could never have, until now. A handheld port of its Wii U counterpart (Super Mario Maker - released in 2015), Super Mario Maker on 3DS is essential a level creation tool comprised of popular Mario game elements. SMM gives players the ability to create an infinite number of levels with the included toolset. The only limitation truly being your own imagination. The possibilities are practically endless. You want to have 1-ups shoot out of a bullet bill cannon - why not? Or how about crafting a level with the names of your young kids scattered throughout and loaded with coins just to...
Jan
18
Nasudake Noise-Cancelling True Stereo Wireless Earbuds

Our very own SonyUSA is back with yet another one of her great exclusive hardware reviews for all our loyal MaxConsole readers, and this week she is reviewing the latest Nasudake Bluetooth Earbuds, read on for all Pro's and Con's this gadget has and the how well it operates, etc.


Box Contents: Inside the nicely packed box we find the earbuds, a carrying pouch (for carrying just the earbuds), manual, earbud case, micro USB cable (for charging the earbud case), and a set of extra earbud inserts. The case itself has an internal rechargeable battery that is then used to charge the earbuds themselves via a set of contacts beneath the earbud rests.

In other words; You charge the case ahead of time and it can be used as extra battery life on long trips for when the earbuds run low and need some extra power. The lid -must- be closed to provide...
Jan
10
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Fourth of Five Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews, regarding New Electronic Gadgets from SAVFY on Amazon

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews for all of our loyal forum readers to browse thru, and get the low-down on the pro's and con's of the latest in gadgets and accessories.


Let's take a look at a very simple Digital Heart Rate Monitor Watch by Savfy.

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Box Contents: The digital watch, proprietary USB charging cable, and manual/warranty card.

Operation: This is a grab at the smart exercise watch craze; there are a TON of these things, including ones that don't even have a digital display on them. Savfy's variant is very simple, but it performs all of it's features perfectly. The wristband is a soft, smooth rubber and is very comfortable and easy to put...
Jan
10
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Third of Five Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews, regarding New Electronic Gadgets from SAVFY on Amazon

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews for all of our loyal forum readers to browse thru, and get the low-down on the pro's and con's of the latest in gadgets and accessories.

Today we are looking at another "Bluetooth Wireless Sports Headset" by Savfy. As you can see by the images below, this isn't breaking any new ground and it looks very similar to many other headsets out on the market. Let's get down to it:

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Box Contents: Bluetooth Sports Headset, Micro USB charging cable (straight into the garbage again), various sizes of ear pieces, and instruction manual/warranty card.

Operation: Syncing is as easy as their other products, and functionally it works...
Jan
06
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Second of Five Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews, regarding New Electronic Gadgets from SAVFY on Amazon

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews for all of our loyal forum readers to browse thru, and get the low-down on the pro's and con's of the latest in gadgets and accessories.


The BTD0151 Bluetooth Sports Headset is Savfy's answer to the Powerbeats (Beats by Dre) and features very similar design and functionality at only 1/10th of the cost. Let's take a look:

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Box Contents: The headset (of course), a manual and warranty card, a micro USB charge cable, and a set of various size earbuds come in the package. As with the first product, the USB cable seems flimsy and untrustworthy, so I pitched it right into the garbage.

The...
Jan
05
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Octa Core CPU, 3GB RAM, Dual SIM 4G, Android 6.0, 5 Inch HD Screen, OTG (Black)

This week I sat down with the latest UMI Diamond Smartphone and took a depth look at all its features and how well it operates, and it was real pleasure reviewing it, read on below for all the Pro's and Con's I found with this Android phone during my usage of it.
Recently, Chinavasion which is famous for their online wholesale Cheap Electronics was nice enough to ship out to us here at MaxConsole, the latest UMI Smartphone for us to take a look at and review it for our loyal readers.

First of all, before I start my own personal review, lets see what the official PR says about the UMi Diamond and its features:

Jan
04
EZFlash Redux for the Nintendo 2DS/3DS/N3DS

Our very own Exclusive MaxConsole Hardware Reviewer is back with yet another one of her great reviews, this week she takes on the challenge of testing out the newly launched EZ-Flash ReDux FlashCart for the Nintendo 3DS handhelds, read on for all the Pro's and Con's of this new scene-related device!


Reviewer's Notes: During the review, please keep in mind that I did not take the time to freshly format the MicroSD card I used in testing, though it works perfectly fine in my Gateway cart. I am also using a very fresh N3DS with A9LH to launch the EZR payloads from boot. The firmware and payloads I was given may also not be the final versions, but rather a review/testing version and not the actual final product. I tried to emulate an "average user" when approaching the product, meaning I did not take steps a more advanced person would take. OK! Let's dive in!...
Jan
04
Don't duck out on this one

Our Exclusive MaxConsole Game Reviewer is back with yet another one of his great reviews, this week he is reviewing the new Super Destronauts 2: Go Duck Yourself for the Nintendo Wii U eShop, read on to see how it is!

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It can be argued that once Nintendo opened wide the doors to small time indie developers, the amount of low quality games appearing on the eShop began to increase. While yes, that has happened over the past few years, there have also been some really good entries appearing on the eshop as well. Super Destronauts 2 - Go Duck Yourself or SD2GDY for short, falls in the latter. Developed by Petite Games on the Nintendo Web Framework, SD2GDY offers some fast paced arcade action designed for quick gaming sessions.

SD2GDY is a high score arcade games, similar to Space Invaders, in which you move side to side across the bottom of the screen, avoiding enemy fire and trying to...
Dec
30
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Virtual Sports Themed Casino Games are everywhere today, and they have been since the beginning of online casino games.

Developers are under a lot of pressure to keep on releasing online casino slot games on a regular basis.


As such Casino online games at UK-K8 are constantly releasing new games, to the point where people are often shocked that the selection of games seems to be larger and larger every single time they look at it. There are going to be some recurring themes for the people who are in the midst of trying online casino slot games. And Virtual Sports themed casino games are among the most popular of all of them, and they are also among the ones that are released most commonly.

Virtual Sports themed casino games are partly popular because this is just a logical setup for online casino slot games. Online casino slot games are...
Dec
28
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First of Five Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews, regarding New Electronic Gadgets from SAVFY on Amazon

Our very own SonyUSA is back with another one of her great Exclusive MaxConsole Reviews for all of our loyal forum readers to browse thru, and get the low-down on the pro's and con's of the latest in gadgets and accessories.


The Savfy Waterproof Wireless Speaker is listed as being a Bluetooth compatible speaker with a "6W Enhanced Bass" and a 2000 mAh battery, giving it an 8 hour running time. It's box contents also include a Micro USB cable for charging, an "audio cable", a "climbing hook" and the manual/registration card.

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Let's start with the bad stuff:

The included cables are absolutely atrocious. The 3.5mm "audio cable" is cheap and mine didn't work at all. I tested it in the...
Dec
15
BC-Master's Qualcomm Compatible USB Rapid Car Charger


The BCM-CQ01 (retail $11.99) is touted as having Qualcomm Compatible charging capabilities for any mobile devices that support Quick Charge 3.0-- which includes most major brands, such as Samsung, ZTE, Google, Motorola, ASUS, and more. Technically speaking, only the top port is compatible with Quick Charging, but both are able to push 5 volts at 3 amps, meaning you can charge even the hungriest and pickiest of tablets with the unit (I'm looking at you, Apple!).

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Inside the box you will find the adapter, a warranty card (24 months), an instruction manual, and a Micro USB cable. The extra USB cable is a VERY nice touch and keeps you from having to purchase one specifically for the car or cart one back and forth to and from your vehicle-- It's a surprisingly large gauge for a freebie cable and has very high...