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Jul
08
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On Xbox One with Backward Compatibility

Rockstar Games dropped by our MaxConsole News Desk early this morning, to inform all of our loyal readers, that just like promised the Red Dead Redemption is Now Playable on your Xbox One consoles thanks to the recently added 'Backwards Compatibility' feature.


Well here we go another Xbox 360 game available on our Xbox One console, too bad we still have to wait until the publisher adds it into the online library and its not just slide in any 360 disc we want and play right away, that would be true simple emulation, but then Microsoft and publishers would have no control over what and when and how long we can play our old games on our new systems, anyhow here is all the official details on the Red Dead Redemption launch from Rockstar themselves:

Jul
07
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Watch the New Trailer

Today, Rockstar is very happy to present a new trailer for Cunning Stunts, a visually surreal and over-the-top evolution to racing in GTA Online, coming Tuesday, July 12th.


Below you can watch the new trailer, and read over some of the details of this new GTA Online update, along with some cool screenshots to get you drooling over it as you can't wait to play it on your consoles or PC.

Jul
07
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CREATORS OF CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE EXPLORE THE GAME’S IMMERSIVE, ALL-NEW NARRATIVE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2016

Hosted by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, Panel to Showcase Never Before Seen In-Game Footage
Limited Edition Call of Duty Poster Created in Partnership with Mondo
Given Away to All Panel Attendees



Developers behind Call of Duty are proud to announce they will be hitting the next Comic-Con in full force with tons of coverage on their new Infinite Warfare game which is launching later on this year for your consoles.

Jul
07
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Backward Compatibility Coming This Friday, July 8

Rockstar is happy to announce that Red Dead Redemption will be released as part of Microsoft’s Xbox One Backward Compatibility program this coming Friday, July 8


So are you finally happy that you will be able to play the classic game on your new Xbox, or you still upset that Rockstar pulled their Red Dead Redemption trailer from E3 2016 over rumors it contained a currently unpolitical correct scene regarding a massive shootout of innocents in a bar.

Jul
07
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3 New Power Play Maps; Double GTA$ and RP

Starting on Tuesday, just after Independence Day, the developers from Rockstar for GTA Online added the new Dewbauchee Seven-70 which is now available from Legendary Motorsport.


There are also three brand new locations added to the team-based Power Play battle mode, including the Los Santos International Airport, the Port of Los Santos, and the banks of the Alamo Sea. All three maps will be featured in a Double RP and GTA$ playlist running from today until July 8.

Below is all the official details as supplied to us by Rockstar earlier this week and it includes savings on...
Jul
02
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Xbox One prices are falling as fast as the British pounds.

There was reports earlier this month about the Xbox One Elite falling in price just 4 days ago, and now regular 1TB bundles are dropping all the way down to the $220 mark. How much lower will it go?


During E3 2016, Microsoft announced that the old Xbox One would be dropping to $279, and they announced a new Xbox One S to be priced starting at only $299 and launching in August, which means alot of retailers are stuck with millions and millions of Xbox One's to clear out, as once August comes no one will want to buy a bulker, older console, when they can get the newer 4K-Ready Slimer Xbox for just $20 bucks more, as such alot of stores have started doing their own massive discounts on XB1's in attempt to clear the shelves.

Jul
01
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Play Anywhere ... as long as it's an Xbox or PC

Xbox Play Anywhere, which delivers certain games to the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with a single purchase, goes live on Sept. 13, Microsoft confirmed to Polygon this week.


Earlier this month at the E3 2016 event, Microsoft teased about their new upcoming service called Xbox Play Anywhere, and now we get confirmed details from them regarding when it is rolling out, and little bit on how the whole new setup will work out for us Xbox'ers.

Jul
01
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Explore the science fantasy setting of Piranha Byte's ELEX

I love it when sci-fi meets fantasy so of course I have some serious interest in ELEX especially since it's an RPG in this setting. If you enjoyed the Gothic or Risen series, then keep an eye on ELEX.


When it comes to video gaming, I think there is nothing better then when Sci-Fi meets the world of Fantasy, I mean the whole point of video gaming I think is to escape into a world that does not exist, but just could possibly exist, it makes gaming a whole lot of fun, and case in point is ELEX its a perfect mixture of Sci-Fi and Fantasy and the developers are hard at work in finishing it off for release in Q1 2017 for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles after almost 10 years in their minds for design'ing this unique gameplay world.

Jun
29
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Plus Event Bonuses Featuring Independence Weekend Specials

Recently, Rockstar updated their GTA Online game to add yet another brand new supercar, as well they are offering up another set of weekly discounts and bonuses to help ring in this upcoming holiday!


In addition, the developers behind GTA Online from Rockstar are very happy to say that their famous Independence Day content is returning to game from this Friday July 1 all the way through Monday July 11th with a special 25% discount as you can see below for the full rundown and details on this new GTA event.

Jun
28
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New'er Xbox's and PlayStation's so early in the life-cycle, is really a good thing, developers say!

Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Take-Two discuss why Microsoft and Sony launching new consoles more quickly is a big win overall for consumers and developers together and step forward in the right path.


Before E3 2016 this month, we hear alot of rumors about the new Sony PlayStation NEO and soon afterwards House confirmed it, and then comes the E3'16 show itself, and Microsoft rolls out their new Xbox One S and talks about their new SCORPIO console that will be the most powerful ever, and both gaming giants have confirmed multiple times not to worry as consumer that your existing games and future games will run on both consoles, new and old, the only thing is the newer one will give you better graphics like for 4K gaming.

Jun
28
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You WIN or You DIE

With smaller, faster Xboxes on the way, you have to keep the Xbox One (Large) hype alive somehow, right? Microsoft France has the answer: weird limited-run special edition movie and TV show tie-ins!


Just when you think you see it all, comes along something new to shock your mind, and in this case its a special one of kind limited edition, can only by won by sweepstakes contest, the very cute (or ugly) depending on your point of view, the Xbox One based on the Game of Thrones, which come complete with even its own carry handle, because just why not, and a bunch of more weird addons! :)

Jun
27
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Yet Another Kinect-Based Idea Gone Forever!

Xbox One owners are going to have to find another tool for working out in front of the TV: today Microsoft announced plans to shut down its Xbox Fitness service.


If you enjoyed working out in front of your Xbox One while watch the best looking top fitness guru's in the world on your TV Screen, then no more, as Microsoft has decided its too much work for them to keep updating the Xbox Fitness program with new fresh content.

Jun
27
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Get prepared for tomorrow's release on PS4, Xbox One and PC

OH SNAP! The Technomancer launches tomorrow, so why not get excited with a nice little launch trailer this Monday morning. Let the summer-time RPGs continue!


Tomorrow is Tuesday, and we get some new games as usual to enjoy on our consoles, and one of them is the amazing new sci-fi RPG called 'The Technomancer', which will for sure keep you busy thru-out the summer months, as you explore its vast worlds to enjoy!

Jun
25
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Microsoft Says Scorpio Will Not Have Better Framerates For Regular Xbox One Games

Fans have been trying to figure out exactly what the Scorpio and all its teraflops are capable of, trying to understand a narrative as to why people will want to upgrade to a expensive Xbox next year.


If you were thinking buying the new Xbox One Scorpio next year so that its 6 teraflops of power would give you 60fps in all your Xbox One games, well then think again, because the framerate will be locked to match what the game can do on the normal Xbox One console for competitive online reasons the game will have to run at the same framerate on both consoles, the only thing the 6 teraflops will give you on the game is more pixels packing on the screen, so you will need to invest in an 4K-TV for sure to see any improvement.

Jun
24
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Microsoft Tried Partnering With Nintendo and Sony Before Making Xbox --- And both said a big NOOOOO!

Before Microsoft began developing the first Xbox, the company went to both Nintendo and Sony, to see if either were interested in partnering to release a console; both companies turned the offer down!


Recently, Microsoft shown off two new Xbox consoles they have coming out, one soon and one next year, but going back in time it seems Microsoft really never wanted to be in the 'hardware' business, they wanted to just support an existing gaming company, and offer network, design, and of course games to a new partner, if you can remember Microsoft infact had tiny bit to do with the SEGA Dreamcast, it was powered by Windows CE and they had development kit for it so people could easy write little games for it, but with Dreamcast dieing, Microsoft...
Jun
23
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Announcing two new consoles at E3 would be a 'strange lead-in' to spinning off the Xbox brand, Spencer says.

Recently research group DFC has put out a report that called Microsoft's gaming business the 'ugly step-child.' It wasn't a question of if Microsoft would quit the gaming business, but 'when and how'.


So what do you think now that E3 is long gone by, thinking about how Microsoft announced two news consoles, and also announced that most if not all their Xbox games would be Windows 10 PC also, it almost makes you think why invest in another Xbox, just buy a PC!

Jun
22
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Now Available

The new Grand Theft Auto Online update introduces a new Adversary Mode Power Play, the Grotti X80 Proto Supercar, and a fresh week of Double RP, GTA$, and discounts to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Full official details from Rockstar themselves, including a brand-new trailer showcasing Power Play, are below and afterwards we love to hear your comments about the recent new updates for GTA Online and how you are enjoying them!

Jun
22
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Everything you need to know to survive on Mars

Take a look at this new gameplay and get psyched for The Technomancer, coming to PC and consoles on June 28.


Between the amount of wacky creatures and the skills of the enemies in the game, I'm looking forward to shocking the heck outta some baddies.

Jun
16
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Farming Simulator 17 joins the excitement of E3 2016 with its E3 Trailer!

Sometimes it's nice to just put your feet up and enjoy the majesty of the nature, putting aside conflict and relaxing by growing some crops.


Doing so while driving some massive cool looking farming machinery only makes it that much more enjoyable, something highlighted by today's trailer which you can enjoy watching in the attached window below.

Jun
14
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Plus this Week's Exclusive Unlocks and Deals in GTA Online

Introducing three additional new maps for Trading Places, from the recent GTA Online update, including the Lost Clubhouse in Grapeseed, Harmony Place Construction site and the Banning Docks Warehouse.


Also starting today and running through Monday June 20th, the latest bonuses and incentives to come to GTA Online for this coming week include discounts on Bulletproof tires, Car Armor, Annihilator Helicopters, select Weapons and Ammo and luxurious bedroom apparel, and see below for all the official PR details direct from Rockstar themselves for all our loyal GTA Online fans here on Maxconsole.

Jun
13
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Watch the Opening Sequence Revealed at E3

What fun! ---- A most marvelous day is upon us! ---- New teaser video and Early Access launch date for We Happy Few! ---- Read on for full news, that came out earlier today, at the E3 2016 conference.


So many different games shown so far at E3 2016, its hard to pick which ones to report on, but this one stands out being unique:

Jun
13
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Vampyr comes out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017

We know you've been itching to sink your teeth into DontNod's upcoming game, Vampyr, and Focus has been kind enough to drop an E3 trailer for it.


As we roll along with more great E3 2016 press coverage another amazing new E3 trailer has been released for the new Action-RPG game coming out in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and PC.

Jun
13
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After moving over 500,000 copies on Steam Early Access,

Xaviant today announced that their hit battle royale game The Culling will be making its way onto Xbox One’s Game Preview program.


During Microsoft's E3 Press Conference we got to find out a few of the very popular indie games on Steam is moving over to Xbox, and The Culling is one of them, and if you have not check it out yet, then its time to read up about it and get into all the bloody action.

Jun
13
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'The most powerful console ever built'

The Xbox E3 2016 conference just ended with the biggest announcement yet! Microsoft revealed its Holiday 2017 plans for Project Scorpio, the next Xbox One, and 'the most powerful console ever built'!!


Well its over, Microsoft big E3 2016 Xbox Press Conference, and it started out with new hardware and it ended with even newer hardware, a look into their future Xbox One plans and what they been busy cooking up with developers, a little sneak peek at their new BOX, that will be packing in 6 Teraflops of GPU horsepower along with stable 60fps Framerate and even possible future 4K Gaming they claim.


But nothing much is know yet other their their own words from the Xbox development team and some game developers on how cool its been to help design the next Xbox which is releasing Holiday 2017, so its...
Jun
13
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Play the greatest games lineup, including Xbox 360 classics, on a 40% smaller console.

Xbox One S is now official: It's Slimmer with 4K output and coming in August 2016, starting at only $299. Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range technology.


So its here, Microsoft E3'16 Press Conference is over, and they started out with splash and ended with a bigger splash, but lets start out with coverage of the new BOX, 40% Smaller, and with a few upgrades and only $299 and available in August, here is more info on it: