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In a 67GB Folder of ROMs on a Private Forum! / They were found in a folder called "DO NOT UPLOAD."!

Whomever thought a good hiding spot for long-lost 'warez' was right, upload them in the place you were not allowed to upload, and it worked, but someone figured it out, leaked a game from it and now the whole folder might be deleted making the games lost again.
Highlights: New WIMP GUI for PCs!

RetroArch 1.7.3 has just been released! Grab it here. This latest version has also been uploaded to the Google Play Store. If you’d like to show your support, consider donating to the team. Check here in order to learn more.
Not all changes are in master yet, but should be soon!

The amazing emulator developer folks behond 'yuzu' which will be very first emulator on our PCs that can 'emulate' the Nintendo Switch, is making progress, since two weeks ago they reported the first 'indie' games booting up, now an actual Nintendo first-party game starts to work, of course still many long months maybe years before we see Super Mario Odyssey running in 4k on our high-end Desktop PCs.

OFFICIAL SITE: --> https://yuzu-emu.org/

NEWS SOURCE: @yuzuemu (via) Twitter
Runahead latency system, Direct 3D improvements, CRT SwitchRes and more!

There been alot of major mainstream press over the upcoming new build of RetroArch that features 'runahead' and now its finally out, check out their v1.7.2 releases notes below, and then grab your platform build below, and don't forgot to show your support for them!
Follow ElectronAsh (@AshEvans81) for some very cool retro console modding projects that he has been working on recently!

It is one thing to take a retro console, gut it, put it in a nice case with lights, throw-in a flashcart, or other things, but ElectronAsh aka @AshEvans81 takes it to a whole new advanced level, he desolders the original chipset of let's say for example an Nintendo 64, then reballs it, resolders it onto a new 4-layer PCBoard he has designed himself, with added new features, like custom FPGA, faster RAM, HDMI upscaler, flashcarts, sdslots and ton more as you can see from his pictures that he has been sharing to the public finally! :)

Project #1 - NINTENDO 64
A gang of teen hackers snatched the keys to Microsoft's videogame empire. Then they went too far.

The sad story about the Xbox UnderGround has been going on for long time, we first reported about SuperDAE Raid in 2013, then a year later we reported on Trio Charged With Hacker/Stealing From Microsoft and then finally in 2015 we reported on the Xbox Hacker Ring-Leader (David Pokora) getting 18 months in jail, and since then Wired has been following the whole story now in 2018 their latest issue, have published a in-depth story of the rise and...
A major milestone in yuzu has been reached, as it can now boot a handful of the Nintendo Switch’s more primitive games. Don’t believe us? Take a look!

The developers behind YUZU have done the next to impossible, a few games boot up to the title screen, and now the next step is emulating the GPU on Switch so they can start to 'render frames' and someday in the future we will be able to play them on our PCs.
Encrypts/decrypts chat messages with AES-128/CBC

I have released SecureChatAnywhere which is a lightweight program written in Java with the purpose of making it easy to encrypt and decrypt any kind of text messages using AES-128/CBC symmetric encryption. The graphical user interface (GUI) is designed as a convenient 'copy & paste tool' for computers to manage encryption and decryption stand-alone, in other words without relying on any kind of external communication.

The encrypted data (ciphertext) output is in Base64 format which makes SecureChatAnywhere compatible with any kind of text based internet communication tools out there such as email, chat clients and online services.

  • AES-128/CBC encryption with Base64 output Works with any text based apps and online services
  • Handles multiple keys as needed
  • Output copied to clipboard automatically...
All big 3 'gaming companies', Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft have been 'warned' by FTC for their usage of 'Void Stickers'

The biggest fear of those that love to open up their 'consoles' to mod or change parts inside, may soon be over as the big 3 have warned to stop using those nasty 'Warranty Is Void If Removed Stickers' which are in-fact illegal, so don't worry, be happy, rip them off!
But it’s not all good news, as LiberiOS needs the older v11.1.2 iOS which is no longer signed, so no downgrading is possible!

The iPhone Jailbreak scene over the last couple of weeks has been very active, and now LiberiOS has been released for iPhone X owners!
Happy Holiday Retro Video Gaming Run Is Here Right Now!

Just as promised @Squarepusher and all his hard working Elf's have polished off a whole new version of RetroArch which adds a ton of features, please see their official release thread linked below for all the 'highlights' that have been added in this new stable build!
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It is that time of year again, so we here at the MaxConsole News Desk along with all your Video Gaming Consoles from your Past and Present want to wish you an Happy Holidays!

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iPhone 5/5C and iPad 4 users rejoice as your devices are jailbroken forever!

Lately, the iPhone/iPad Jailbreak scene has been coming back with storm, and hot on the heels of news that Apple is indeed 'slowing down' older devices to make you upgrade, it is nice that developers tihmstar and siguza decided to be Jailbreak Santas!
Better stock up on Sega Megadrive Mini's, they could become the next hot Retro Mini Console must-have holiday gift!

Just like the official Nintendo NES/SNES Mini's, it trues out the new Sega Megadrive Mini Flashback HD licensed model from ATGames is infact hackable and exploitable, and once there is release by someone, someday, somewhere you will be able to load up your own ROMs
Yes, you read that correctly. Tihmstar has released a new browser-based jailbreak tool for iOS 9.1-9.3.4 32-bit devices.

It has been long long time, since we seen some new action in the previous very popular iOS Jailbreak scene that was started by GeoHot, since those early much heated days, Apple has done alot of security research to lockdown their iPhones / iPads better, and it has basically killed off the Jailbreak scene and even most Cydia repos have closed down or never been updated in years, but recently there has been an re-surge in the iOS scene, and today JailbreakMe is back for 32bit devices still running the older v9 iOS series.
Someone at Bin Laden's hideout liked Final Fantasy VII

CIA released a ton of files, docs, from the Osama Bin Laden raid on the compound 4 years ago, and amazing enough browsing thru the released collection, we find that the 9/11 terrorist mastermind like, Anime, Bootleg Video Games, and Classic Emulator Cover Art. :)
Atlus: "it isn’t the emulator itself we object to, it is the use of Persona 5... that we took issue with".

We have reported on the amazing progress of the RPCS3 Emulator before on MaxConsole, but sadly the development team posting videos of their PS3 Emulator playing 'Persona 5' has opened up a can of worms, with Altus USA taking the DMCA Takedown legal route to stop them promoting the fact their emulator can play their game, because one reason it is not perfect and still has 'framedrops' and other issues, making the experience worse than on actual PlayStation 3 hardware, but this is not the first time an emulator has come under fire, the most famous case was Sony vs. Bleem, when they developed an emulator to play PS1 games perfectly on the Dreamcast.
Play classic CD games and more on your modern TV

Yet another Retro Gaming System has appeared on IndieGoGo, but this one is bit different in that it contains an CD/DVD Player to allow you to play your original Classic gaming discs, and also has optional adapter for 'original cartridges', instead of other Retro systems that purely just run emulators with SD Cards, this one contains extra hardware to allow 'original discs & cartridges' to play directly, and so far at press time they have raised 26% of their $50,000 goal and published an impressive list of features and specs. as listed below:
Except with recent top films.

EU Commission spent a ton of money and few years studying the problem of 'piracy' in regard to actual sales, and afterwards the study could not find any link in fact for each game that was pirated 100 times, 24 additional sales will be made on average.
YouTube Takedown Bots Are So Strong, They Predict Your Uploaded Video Content Before It Even Exists!

We all have heard of YouTube Censorship and Takedowns, but in this case an video streamer before she even started streaming, had her content given a strike over 3 hours before it even exists, so it seems now you can report content before it exists or is uploaded! :)
So what do you think about this new wave of advanced censorship takedowns by the YouTube AI Bots, is it right to be able to report content just based on possible unknown content that not even viewable yet by others.

NEWS SOURCE: @GiovannaLiviana (via) Twitter
Targets included Brazilian Minecraft servers and the PlayStation Network

Everyone remembers, the Mirai botnet attack wave that last October brought down all major services, but a new report suggests the original target was really PlayStation Network, and the attackers were a large group of 'Angry Gamers' that used the 'Internet of Things' malware to take over most of the world's connected devices to launch one of the largest attacks ever recorded so far on the Internet.
Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara

Gamers still have love and passion for Arcades, but finding the old cabs and restoring them is costly, and most retro gamers, just want to play the games, so there is big business in importing Pandora all-in-one-boxs, loaded with hundreds of the old classics, and installing them into new wooden cabs that look like the originals, but sadly it still against the law, as the games are still trademarked and copyrighted.
A hacker going by the name Manfred spent much of the last two decades finding ways to make money by manipulating the economies inside MMOs.

Def Con 2017 was on this weekend in Las Vegas and one of the more intersting stories to listen to was from Manfred as he talked about how he raped the MMO's for over twenty years, but now has turned good and wants to help the companies to close up the exploits.
Nothing Better than Trashy-Shack '80s Retro Look for your Google Home!

The amazing tech days of 'Radio Shack' and their cool store-branded unique electronics are gone, with the last bits of the company finally auctioned off for good, but thanks to the wonderful work done by 'MisterB' recently, you can bring back some of that original '80s glory when 'home intercoms' were all the rage, and turn it into the latest new tech craze of using 'Google Home' everywhere by giving it a true retro look for your home, and as you can see from the report by GizMoBo below, its well worth it as nice DIY project.