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Aug
12
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INITIAL TRACKS AND GROUNDBREAKING EIGHT-PLAYER MIC SUPPORT

We Sing Productions, Formed by Nordic Games, Wired Productions and Le Cortex, Aims to Deliver the Ultimate Music Singing Experience


Good news for all those that enjoy singing into a mic, in front of their video gaming consoles, to of course the embarrassment of their friends watching them, but hey some people love it, and if so you will really enjoy today's news that We Sing is returning on PS4/XB1.

Aug
12
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ON PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE AND PC

Finally for those fans of CoD: BO3 the third DLC pack 'Descent' is now available on all platforms, except of course Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as support for those older consoles has ended.


If you are lucky enough to have moved up to the new generation of consoles, they you will be able to enjoy the latest DLC pack which has just been released for all platforms, so if you still playing CoD: BO3, grab it now and get into the madding new action packed levels.

Aug
12
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY releases Aug. 30

People have been asking for this for a while now, so it was only a matter of time until a GOTY version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced. Oh, look at that, it's coming quite soon!


CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the release date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, and below we have for you attached the new teaser trailer for GOTY or what is being called some places 'The Complete Edition'

Aug
10
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Available at release for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4, GWENT is a free-to-play game that puts you, not your cards, in the center of the action.

It seems CD Projekt RED is not totally ready to launch their new GWENT Card Game which is based on their very popular The Witcher series of games, instead they announced a new delayed start for their Closed Beta testing.


Sadly, it looks like those that registered early to get into the BETA program for GWENT will have to wait a little longer before trying out their card counting skills with others online as you go head-to-head in the first mini-game from The Witcher series turned into a full-fledged stand-alone game that is launching after the BETA program ends for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 plus of course PC.

Aug
05
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The new console has a faster GPU and Digital Foundry has benchmarked it!

Xbox One S released earlier this week and EuroGamer has detailed data on exactly how the new console is faster than the original model. The bottom line is this: Xbox One S has a GPU clock-speed of 914MHz, up from 853MHz in the older unit. That's a 7.1 per cent increase and ESRAM bandwidth increases in line, taking that up to 218GB/s effective. Some games see no difference - others run noticeably faster.


Digital Foundry and EuroGamer have ripped into the new Xbox One S console that is now on the market, and besides it offering gamers 4K blu-ray video playback, it also seems that Microsoft has decided to overclock the Xbox One GPU some more, which it seems after many tests, gives games between 5fps to 11fps increase in some games depending on the camera view and graphics load.

Aug
04
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Only 3 months to go, before next Call of Duty is here, so time for some more teaser trailers!

After brutal SetDef attacks leave SATO forces devastated, Lt. Reyes is suddenly field-promoted to Captain as the highest-ranking officer remaining aboard the UNSA Retribution.


Already, its August and that means we getting in the final phase of Call of Duty hype, so we going to see alot more Infinite Warfare action as the developers release teaser trailer after teaser trailer, in a bid to get the pre-order numbers up.

Aug
04
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iFixit Teardown finds Easter egg hidden inside Xbox One S. Sadly, you have to open your new Xbox console to find it!

The Xbox One S has been critically revered since its release on 2 August and that might have prompted you to buy one. But did you know that as well as get the most powerful console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player currently available, you also adopted a tiny Master Chief?


Xbox One S has arrived in retail stores, and people buying them will also be buying a tiny Master Chief, which will be standing guard inside making sure your new 40% slimmer Xbox with 4K output and its new SATA III hard drive does not over-heat and go RRoD on you.

Aug
02
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War and Ruin will ”take care“ of the whistleblower who sang about it prematurely, and subsequently release on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U & PC

Surprise! CI Games is working on Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, and they starting things off with a great trailer that does a really good job of showing how this game is so much grander than the previous entries in the series.


From the early teaser, you can see how the developers have made the big from budget to AAA title, and they can't wait to show you more, in the meantime, check out the short PR below, and the attached teaser trailer, and browse their just launched website!

Aug
02
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Rockstar is happy to announce that today, the Stunt Race Creator is now available for use in GTA Online.

With this latest addition to the GTA Online Creator tool, anyone can build and share their own custom stunt courses with the entire population of racers, stunters and daredevils throughout Los Santos and Blaine County- including options for Standard, GTA, Rally and Non-Contact Stunt Races.


Rockstar also informed us that today. also marks the release of new Adversary Mode Entourage and a fresh week of bonuses. Players can rack up double GTA$ and RP by playing Entourage from today through August 11, plus save 25% off all Cunning Stunts tattoos and clothing. Full details from Rockstar PR Dept. can be found below, including a new trailer showcasing the Stunt Race Creator and attached is an in-depth how-to guide.

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Jul
30
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Originally, just for Preview Members since June, now the big Summer Update rolls out to everyone starting Today!

Microsoft is rolling out a significant update to the Xbox One today. The summer update brings a number of new features, including Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant for those in the US and UK. Cortana is designed to look and feel just like the Windows 10 variant, and most of the same queries work.


You'll also be able to use Cortana to set up parties through Kinect or via a headset, see what friends are playing, and control media playback. Cortana replaces the old Xbox voice commands with "Hey Cortana," but Microsoft is keeping them available if you disable Cortana.

Jul
29
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Buy a 1TB XB1 for $299 and get back $185 in freebies!

Best Buy is currently selling an insane 1TB Xbox One bundle for its regular $299 price tag. But here is the great catch, It includes four FREE games along with tons of other goodies and extras, making it really only an $114 purchase, lowest ever for an XB1 deal!


As big box retailers get ready to dump the old huge Xbox One systems that will not sell even for $1 after the Xbox One S launches in a couple of weeks, the deals are rolling in, and the biggest one so far is from Best Buy offering up a 1TB XB1 for $299 with $185 freebies!

Jul
29
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War and Ruin will ”take care“ of the whistleblower who sang about it prematurely, and subsequently release on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U & PC

It may have leaked a bit earlier this week, but now we have the official announcement of Darksiders Warmastered Edition from Nordic Games and KAIKO.


Today Nordic Games officially announced Darksiders Warmastered Edition coming to PC, PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo Wii U.

Jul
29
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It seems the recently published UWP app, for now, is sadly only available to Xbox/Windows Insiders!

World’s most advanced “N64 emulator for Windows 10” is now available on Xbox One. You need to download it to Windows 10 via the store and it should show on your Xbox One.


With no official word from the developers of the N64 Emulator, their app has suddenly become available on the Xbox One, thanks in part to how Microsoft handles the new UWP system that was added to Xbox One, if the option is there they will publish it in Xbox Store also, even if developer originally only designed it for Windows 10 UWP system. -- Read on below for how/why/this occurs!

Jul
29
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"It’s the only market I’ve even been in where we had negative market share."

Ever since the launch of the original Xbox, Microsoft has struggled to gain a foothold in Japan, and according to former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach, there wasn't much the company could have done differently to make a bigger splash in that market.


If Microsoft ever built a Time-Machine, they would go back to the launch of the original Xbox console, and do less, just enough for Japan, as the former Xbox Boss says it was waste of resources to focus so much in Japan marketplace with the Xbox consoles.

Jul
29
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NPD Group reports that video game spending fell 22% in June, but there's no need to panic.!

Industry tracker NPD Group recently released its video game sales figures for June, and they weren't pretty. Total consumer spending across the U.S. on video game products fell 22% annually to $652.2 million. Let's see which companies held up the best and which fared the worst during that decline.


As usual the PlayStation 4 was the NPD Winner for the Month of June 2016 in overall sales, yet again beating the Xbox One, but next month it will be tough battleground, with the much lower priced older Xbox One on sale to clear inventory in July, and the newer Xbox One S launching in August, and Sony not having anything new to come out to push out more sales that are showing signs of slowing down, its going to be fun to watch what occurs over the next two months, in the meantime this is how June'16 breaks down...
Jul
28
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Atari® and AtGames® Collaborate on Upcoming Atari Flashback® Classics Release for Consoles (PS4/XB1)

The Two Companies Partner Up to Deliver Iconic Game Collections on your Next-Generation Consoles for the very First Time with Modern Gaming Capabilities Including Global Leaderboards, Online Multiplayer, and Much More!


Earlier today, when we posted about AtGames new updated Sega-Mini-Console, they were quick to inform us, we missed this very important announcement of theirs from last month, so here it is to please all our loyal retro gamers here on MaxConsole, that now you will be able to enjoy games like Pong and Pac-Man on your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 this Holiday 2016 with full online, and leaderboards, and more, all that will be missing is the 'quarter slot' on the side of your next-gen console to make it feel more real!

Jul
28
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Farming Simulator 17 will be available on October 25 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Oh my goodness, this trailer is so cheerful and so nerdy on all of the farm equipment. I LOVE IT! These settings feel like some feel-good dystopian setting, and for this, I give it major props.


Sometimes I wish I was back in time, relaxing living on a farm, doing hardwork, without any technology around me to keep me so fucking crazy and busy at times, I thought computers were invented to make our life better, and give us more free time, well at least we can now use them or our console to virtually dream about another kind of life we could have had, but can't anymore now! :)

Jul
27
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The Undead have arrived and they want more than just brains ... they want touchdowns.

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer, welcomes a new race on its pitch: The Undead.


The monstrous new team with their fearsome "Regenerate" skill are available today on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Read on for all the official PR details from the developers along with details on how the Steam Midweek Madness event works out for Blood Bowl 2.

Jul
27
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Fatshark will self-publish the digital version, Nordic Games will take care of the global boxed release

Earlier today, Fatshark and Nordic Games announce their partnership to bring the highly anticipated console versions of the critically acclaimed Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


The worldwide release is set for October 4, 2016, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, whereas Fatshark will self-publish the digital versions for both consoles, and Nordic Games will publish the physical editions worldwide.

Jul
26
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Available at release for XB1/PC/PS4 - GWENT is a free-to-play game that puts you not your cards in the center of the action.

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, invite gamers and press to Gamescom 2016 in Cologne, Germany, for the first ever public hands-on experience with GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.


We first heard about GWENT at E3'16 last month, and now at the up-coming Gamescom 2016 you will be able see it hands-on for the first time, and get into the world of The Witcher via a 'card game' on your PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles.

Jul
26
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Plus New Vehicles, Bonuses and More!

RockStar Games is happy to announce a new GTA Online: Cunning Stunts update, bringing with it five new Stunt Races providing high-flying, daring, stunting action everywhere from the peaks of Mount Chiliad to the shores of Vespucci.


Besides the new races, there is also three new vehicles are also available for players to collect, plus a new Premium Race is in rotation for all racers looking for a huge payday, plus another week’s worth of bonuses and incentives launches today for players including the Gold Jumpsuit for simply logging into GTA Online; double GTA$ and RP in Stunt Races from July 27 - 29; 20% off vehicle resprays and neon kits; and 30% off the Buckingham Nimbus Jet and Volatus helicopter.

And then next week RockStar Games informs us that the official launch of the Stunt Race Creator tool will harness the talents of the amazing Creator community to...
Jul
26
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We Happy Few is out on Early Access now! Have you taken your Joy?

Delve into the happiness-obsessed world of Wellington Wells: We Happy Few is available now on Steam Early Access, GOG.com Games in Development, and Xbox Game Preview.


We heard alot about this game during E3'16 and now its finally out for those that have Early Access on their Xbox consoles, or enjoy buying games before they are finished on Steam to see if their PC crashes or not!

Jul
26
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Super Hero action RPGs also return to Steam for Windows PC

Activision in collaboration with Marvel is this week making the classic Super Hero action RPGs Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 available digitally on the PS4 and XB1 for the first time, as well as once more on PC via Steam.


With all the new Marvel and other Super Hero movies out there this year and next year, the developers behind the famous Marvel: Ultimate Alliance have decided to get Activision to re-publish them as digital downloads on your PS4 and XB1 consoles for you to enjoy playing again, with if you lucky a bit better graphics, but no details on any improvements like that been announced so far.

Jul
25
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You'll need to prepare if you're planning any extended prison sentences or comas!

You can now lose your Xbox Live gamertag if you don't log in to the service often enough, although the frequency required to keep your name isn't asking much.


Besides the new 'must login within 5 years' rule, alot of other small changes were made to the new T&C agreement that you must accept, one of them being those in the 'Rewards' or 'Insider' programs for special access have to login with every 180 days to stay a member, and bunch of new disclaimers were added in regard to how payments for Xbox Live services are processed within the USA, stopping Microsoft from getting sued by all those players now cut-off from renewing in Greece and Turkey as payments were stopped.

Jul
25
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The woman learned to drive using an Xbox

A motorist who led police on a high speed chase like a scene from Grand Theft Auto had never passed her test and only learned to drive on the Xbox, a court heard. Jessica Pegg was pursued for three-miles through a city centre in a car that she bought for £100 off Facebook.


We all heard about the stories regarding 'woman' drivers, which is statistically not correct, but this one makes the case for it big time as she learned how to drive solely using her Xbox and Grand Theft Auto style, she went out into the real world driving for the first time!