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XB1 Sales Surpass 5 Million Globally

Empire Xboner’s are falling behind rapidly, with the Rebel PS4 over 2 million in sales in the latest chapter of the Console Wars

Microsoft was happy to announce that their Xbox One next-gen console, is now pass the 5 million mark, and that their new Titanfall game was the #1 selling game in March, helping them to sell more XB1s

No good news this morning from the front line fighters on the Empire side, as it seems the Rebels are winning in the Console Wars.

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Microsoft says it has sold more than 5 million Xbox One consoles to retailers since launch, according to an update from Yusuf Mehdi, Xbox corporate vice president of marketing, strategy and business.

Citing NPD Data, Microsoft said it sold an estimated 311,000 Xbox One consoles in March. During the same month, Titanfall for Xbox One was the number one selling game in the United States, according to NPD estimates, though sales figures for Respawn Entertainment’s first-person shooter were not provided.

Xbox One’s latest sales milestone follows an announcement from chief competitor Sony, who says it has sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles since launching in November 2013.

A key distinction between the two sales numbers is that PS4 sales are reported as sold-through, or purchased by consumers, while Xbox One sales are reported as sold-in, or sold to retailers.

Despite trailing PS4 by some 2 million units, Mehdi said global Xbox One sales are "outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time."


Well lets see how the next few months turn out, wild rumors is there just might be price war coming next by the time E3 rolls around, and don’t forgot the underdog that launched a year early into this new battleground, they have started to squeeze in on both sides!

NEWS SOURCE: Xbox One surpasses 5 million units sold-in worldwide (via) PolyGon

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Nintendo: How the ‘Tournament’ feature of Mario Golf works!

International Tournaments Put the “World” in Mario Golf: World Tour

Nintendo has issued a small press release, on how amazing wonderful the new ‘tournament’ feature is with its partnership of Callway Golf on its upcoming Mario Golf game for the Nintendo 3DS handheld

Ahh.. Does anyone here remember those toy desktop Mario Golf thingies, that was the closest we got to 3D Golfing with Mario, back in the day, but now thanks to Nintendo 3DS handheld, and Callaway Golf, in the new Mario Golf: World Tour, we can complete internationally with other Mario Golfers and win coins for gear, and such, here is all the juicy details from the big ‘N’ themselves:

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When Mario Golf: World Tour launches for the Nintendo 3DS system on May 2, it will feature robust regional and worldwide online tournaments hosted by Nintendo, as well as custom tournaments that can be created by players. All players who own the game and have a wireless broadband Internet connection can enter the Nintendo-hosted tournaments by simply checking their SpotPass notifications for upcoming and available tournaments, playing in the event and uploading their scores before the event deadline. Players can even monitor their progress by checking the leaderboards to see where they stand. Tournaments can be accessed in Mario Golf mode or using one of the entry machines in the new Castle Club. There will be a variety of different tournaments, ranging from larger competitions to smaller-scale events like longest-drive challenges, coin-gathering challenges or even speed golf.

Nintendo is also collaborating with Callaway Golf (a global golf gear manufacturer) to host its own series of special in-game tournaments that will begin on May 22. The tournaments will be activated using the SpotPass feature, and all players who participate will receive in-game digital Callaway Golf items such as golf clubs and golf balls, which will enhance the players’ stats when used by their Mii characters. Winners of all in-game tournaments – including the Callaway tournaments – are determined by the highest submitted score, and winners will receive in-game coins that can be used to acquire more gear in Toad’s Shop in Castle Club. Starting at launch, a schedule for select tournaments will be available at http://mariogolf.nintendo.com/tournaments.

In addition to tournaments, the Mario Golf: World Tour game rounds out its suite of online multiplayer features by letting players create public or private communities. Want to play a multiplayer match with only Birdo as a playable character? Want to limit the number of Ice Flower item shots players can use? Want to slow down the wind on golf courses like DK Jungle, Bowser’s Castle and Sky Island? By creating communities and private tournaments, players can customize every aspect of the multiplayer experience to form a vast amount of fun new challenges.

Players eager to tee off in Mario Golf: World Tour will get a chance to try the game before launch when a downloadable demo is released in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on April 24.

Mario Golf: World Tour will launch in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on May 2 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information about the game, visit http://mariogolf.nintendo.com.


Our thanks to ‘Nintendo’ for this news item!

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Nintendo Brings Its Best New Games to WonderCon

Drop in to WonderCon and get some Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game action in!

If you planning on dropping into WonderCon over the Easter Long Weekend, you be please to know that Nintendo is bringing some of its hottest games to the con, some of which are not even available yet!

If you can tear yourself away from all the hot cosplay ladies at WonderCon, you might be able to get some Nintendo gaming action in, if the line-ups are not too long, and check out Mario Kart and Disney’s Magical World and others during the long Easter weekend.

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Fans will be able to get their hands on five of the hottest new and upcoming games from Nintendo at WonderCon, some of which will be playable before they launch nationwide in stores and in the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo is making five games playable at the event, which takes place April 18-20 in Anaheim, Calif. These games represent some of entertainment’s most well-known and best-loved characters and franchises. The games are:

  • Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, launching May 30
  • Mario Golf: World Tour for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS, available now
  • Disney Magical World for Nintendo 3DS, available now

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com. Disney Magical World is developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studio Inc.


Our thanks to ‘garyopa’ for this news item!

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Activision adds BumbleBee to latest Transformers

‘Rise of the Dark Spark’ just keeps on getting better and better!

More details released yesterday on the new playable character BumbleBee, in the latest sequel of video games covering the Transformers series of movies.

Got this news from Activision recently on their new Transformers game, the first that will be playable finally on the next-gen platforms.

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Hey Transformers fans!

Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), and Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has today revealed new images of Bumblebee from TRANSFORMERSTM: RISE OF THE DARK SPARKTM, a video game complement to Paramount Pictures’ upcoming film, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION.

Bumblebee will be playable as the following:

  • Cybertron – Bumblebee’s courage and bravery makes him stand out despite being one of the youngest and most inexperienced Autobots. Since losing his ability to speak at the hands of Megatron, Bumblebee continues to press on and has found a close friend in Optimus Prime.
  • Earth – Bumblebee is the Autobots’ scout and a seasoned warrior. He works tirelessly for his leader Optimus Prime and fellow Autobots.

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK will be releasing on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony’s PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo’s Wii UTM system and the Nintendo 3DSTM handheld system and Windows PC.

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK is rated PEGI 12. Be sure to check out the latest information on the game at www.transformersgame.com.


Our thanks to ‘garyopa’ for this news item!

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SonicMAN v2.01 Released

A new update is out for SonicMAN, another MM fork for CobraODE users by Mussonero. In this latest release, the latest version of Showtime is included as well as bug fixes.

About SonicMAN

This is not an official version of Multiman which has been developed starting from the very old source code that you can find on the net. We started to make a version of ode since the multiman for CFW is already perfect and we got excellent results

SonicMan Version 2.1- April 15

Small fix for creating ISO file and showtime update

SonicMan Version 2.0

Added a method to extract the Zip file with more than one folder to internal
Added support to create ISO image of the games with new method and API
Fix memory, more stability
ShowTime updated, you no longer need a pen-usb, if you use SonicmangerV2.0

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Nintendo Cuts the Prices of Five Great Nintendo 3DS Games

Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time,

Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today.

Been holding off buying one of more popular 3DS games, well don’t worry now that Nintendo has sold a ton of them to everyone else, you can finally enjoy a price-cut on them, as per this PR they send us this morning on announcing what 5 games are getting slashed.

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The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers. Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.

In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States – each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone.

All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo’s games.

The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.


Our thanks to ‘garyopa’ for this news item!

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300,000 Members :D

Well it appears we have went past the 300,000 member mark, there was less than 8000 people when i joined and around 100,000 a month before PS Jailbreak was released, then it all kicked off and we gained a huge amount of members, i started to slow down quite a lot around a year and a half after PS Jailbreak.

So a thank you to all the members who have joined, than you to all the members who have contributed to the forum and those who still do, than you to all the developers who have released their applications on the forum, thank you to all those that have given tips and “leaks” via PM

And a personal thank you to all the trolls, who made me determined to continue on providing to the forum.

Perhaps we will get up to 600,000 when the PS4 is hacked :)

Capture Creator Update out now for GTA Online: Strategy ways to avoid boredom.

GTA online got a nice update which is live now, ready for you to download.
What’s this about?, a little of strategy while playing GTA online with Capture creator. You can place place pick-ups, define weaponry and many other things.
Rockstar also released a .PDF file to help you to get started.

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GTA Online’s Capture Creator Update is now available as planned, Rockstar Games has announced.

Using the new Capture Creator players can strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, location and many other variables to make their own unique Capture Job.

Rockstar has released a PDF guide to help get you started at creating Capture Jobs.

To encourage players to give the new creation tool a try, this weekend Rockstar is giving four creators the opportunity to win $GTA1,000,000 and the exclusive in-game CAPTURE license plate in the #CaptureWeekendAwards.

And if that’s not enough, the 2X GTA$ and RP period that was originally scheduled to end today is being extended until the end of Sunday, April 20.

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