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Aug
18
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Travel to the Land of Life to discover the secrets of Shi.

Get Ready to embark to a journey to find the Land of Life. Shiness has a stunning look to it, and is sure to be a hit with Action-RPG fans when it launches later in the year.


Check out the trailer from Gamescom below, in the meantime here is all the juicy PR details from the Gamescom briefing earlier:

Aug
18
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But it won't affect original Xbox One owners, Microsoft reveal

MICROSOFT has confirmed that the Xbox One Scorpio will have exclusives but that Xbox One needn’t worry about the VR games being selected.


Seems like Microsoft has finally spilled the beans on their next Xbox One model due out Holiday 2017, that it will have games it can only play, but it will be limited to the titles that need the power to do VR, so that means normal non-VR games will run on both Xbox's.

Aug
18
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Developer Andrew Peterson’s HoloLens N3S Alpha Emulator brings Mario into your actual real world!

The Microsoft Hololens is an augmented reality headset that now has access to the likes of Super Mario Bros., and other Nintendo NES titles, thanks to the Xbox app for Windows 10 that can connect Xbox One content to the HoloLens and allow for streaming gameplay.


If you lucky enough to be an Hololens developer (one that spent $3,000) to get your hands on the new augmented reality headset from Microsoft, then you can be like this guy, and enjoy playing classic retro NES games in your living room or office, to the shock and envy of all your friends watching online as Super Mario smashes mushrooms in the real world right in front of your eyes!

Aug
17
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Plus Backwards Compatibility Hits New Milestone!

Microsoft says the slimmed-down console is off to a fast start. Demand has been off the charts for Microsoft's newly launched Xbox One S console, according to the company.


Gamescom 2016 event is currently running, and even tho Microsoft does not have an official press conference, their Xbox marketing executive Aaron Greenberg has sat down and blogged about key events in Xbox's timeline over the last couple of years since the One's big launch and has also stated in his Xbox Wire post that Microsoft is now seeing "unprecedented demand" for their recently launched slimmed-down Xbox One system around the world, so much so that its sold-out in many places, and they don't see demand slowing down for a while.

Aug
17
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Yet Another Major Live Outage This Year, And No Group Yet Claiming DDoS Attack, and Tons of Xbox Users Very Upset!

Microsoft’s online multiplayer gaming service Xbox Live is down. Users in the UK and the US have reported being unable to access servers and Xbox has tweeted that the issue is being investigated.


The outage began just before 17:00 GMT or 09:00 Microsoft HQ time and is still ongoing. And with the Forty-eight Million people that reportedly use the global Xbox Live service daily, and paying fee of at least $6.99 per month for use of this service, which of course is the only way to enable them to engage in multiplayer games online, which is almost what all Xbox One games need now, with less and less off-line modes, it is causing a growing number of Xbox owners to be very upset over the amount of 'downtime' there is now.

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Aug
16
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Enjoy the latest ViDoc from Bungie!

Get an in-depth look at Destiny: Rise of Iron with the Bungie team. Join Lord Saladin, fight the growing threat in the Plaguelands and earn your place amongst the Iron Lords.


Well Destiny: Rise of Iron is coming next month, and here is another ViDoc from the developers to get you to better understand the new expansion and why you need to become part of the action and re-join the Guardians in the their fight to protect their world.

Not more to say, sit back now and enjoy the 8 minute ViDoc from Bungie, afterwards you most likely will pre-order this expansion!

Aug
16
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Gamescom is underway!

Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive has treated us to a 15 minute Gameplay Trailer for The Surge!


The title looks promising, melding man and machine in combat and crafting.

Aug
16
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Daaaaaaaaang!

This game already looks so good. I just built a new PC and I want to run this game so bad.


Independent developer ROCKFISH Games announces their roguelike space shooter EVERSPACE will hit Steam Early Access as well as the Preview Program for Xbox One and Windows 10 on September 14. The Unreal Engine 4-based space shooter will be the launch title for Xbox Preview Program on Windows 10.

Aug
15
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Yet Another New Rumor Regarding PlayStation 4 Games Coming To Xbox One!

No Man’s Sky, the mythical mega-game that launched for PS4 and PC last week, might just be headed to Xbox.


An intrepid data miner on gaming forum NeoGAF managed to pull some data that suggests No Man’s Sky is, or at least was at one point, intended for an Xbox One release as well.

Aug
15
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What Amiga? - Yes, 16bit inspired game is coming back, on our newer consoles also!

11 Bit Studios are proud to announce Tower 57―an action-packed dystopia created by Pixwerk and published by 11 bit studios. Tower 57 will be available for Xbox One, PS4, PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) and… Amiga!


Some of old-timers here on MaxConsole should remember the game that this one is based on from the Amiga golden gaming era, but if not read about it below, and enjoy the announcement trailer.

Aug
15
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FIVE ADVENTURES, ONE BLOCKBUSTER EDITION

DESTINY - THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON 20th SEPTEMBER
Destiny – The Collection to Feature the Upcoming Large Expansion – Destiny: Rise of Iron
Legacy Gen Upgrade Path Begins Today



Now that Destiny is complete on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the new expansions are only on newer systems, Bungie has decided to release 'The Collection' with an upgrade program to get those still playing on older systems to move up to the newer platforms.

Aug
15
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Playable at GAMESCOM!

Finnish game developer Frozenbyte is excited to announce Nine Parchments - A co-operative blast'em up game of magic mayhem that takes the studio back to its fantasy roots.


Gamescom is coming up this weekend, and we already getting news of new games being announced, like this amazing 'Magic Mayhem', which you can read about below, and enjoy the teaser trailer, or if you in the area of Gamescom drop in and play it now!

Aug
15
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Its time to start Ace'ing some new tunes, as you head Back to School!

Guitar Hero Live is headed ‘Back to School’ with two new GHTV Premium Shows that are sure to get the semester off to a rockin’ start.


The first show ‘Rock the School Bus’ is available now with the second show following later this month.

Aug
15
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If you loved Fall of Cybertron, you love it even more when playing it now on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One

Yet another amazing Transformers game has been released by Activision for newer consoles, and this version of 'Fall of Cybertron' includes all previous released DLC packs for the older consoles, so you can fully enjoy the updated game on your PS4 and XB1.


For all those loyal fans of Transformers games, comes the revamped version of Fall of Cybertron for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it includes all the previous DLC packs and whole new online multiplayer mode for you to enjoy trying out on your gaming consoles.

Aug
14
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Similar to Twitch, except you can interactive with the streamed 'gameplay' in real-time, instead of just watching!

Microsoft announced Thursday that it has acquired gaming company Beam, as the technology giant looks to continue to bolster the social aspect of its Xbox video game console.


Microsoft has decided to improve their Xbox Live features, by buying up a recently start-up company called BEAM that has designed basically a Twitch like interface for chatting while watching live streamed gameplay, but unlike Twitch, you can send back in real-time your own controller button feedback, giving you options to control the actual gameplay you are watching, playing instead of just sitting there watching others play, which has caused their membership to increase rapidly since they started up a few months ago.

Aug
13
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And that's before Xbox One S sales, which don't count yet!

The Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in July, says Microsoft, a newsworthy feat because it hasn’t happened in eight months. Microsoft’s flagship console last surpassed Sony’s in October 2015, propelled by sales of Halo 5: Guardians. Before that, you have to go back to April 2015 to find an Xbox One win.


The massive price cuts that both Microsoft (officially) and retailers (unoffically) to the old bulker Xbox One console worked out for them in July 2016, as the NPD Group is reporting for the first time in almost a year, the big huge XB1 beat the monthly leader (the PlayStation 4) in sales, and that is all before the slimer, faster, nice shiny white box called the Xbox One S came in in early August.

Aug
12
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Just days to go, before Gamescom, so the new teaser trailers are starting to roll out!

Gamescom is fast-approaching and Giants Software are sharing a new peek into the world of Farming Simulator 17!


Forgot E3, that is old news now its Gamescom and whole new batch of teaser trailers are coming out, here is one for Farming Simulator `17, because we know how you love to play around and have some tractor sex, sorry nothing like that in this trailer!

Aug
12
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Double GTA$ Modes, Half Off Exec Offices & More (Aug 12 -18)

Today marks a fresh week of bonuses, discounts, and double RP in GTA Online. This week players can earn Double GTA$ & RP in three Adversary Mode: Entourage, Extraction, and Hunting Pack, while big discounts can be had on Executive Offices and services, plus 50% off the Nagasaki Buzzard helicopter and 25% off the Pegassi Reaper.


New Premium Stunt Race “Vespucci” hits the rotation this week with a new reward structure for players. Now the top 3 finishers will earn cash rewards of GTA$100k, GTA$30k, and GTA$20k, respectively. All participating racers will still earn triple RP.

Read on for the full details on this week’s bonuses that is featured in GTA Online for all to enjoy trying out on their PS4/XB1/PC:

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.