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'Witness Video Game History'.

We're all invited to the Atari E.T. landfill excavation later this month. 'Become a part of gamer history', Microsoft says...

Microsoft is inviting the public to attend the Atari Landfill excavation where a team will search for buried E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game, rumored to be buried in New Mexico.

The day-long excavation will take place on April 26, and spectators will be able watch as the "truth" comes out. This endeavor is being funded in part by Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios as part of its new documentaries initiative, that will air first on Xbox consoles.

Here's the official info:

Become a part of gamer history. Unearth the truth behind the ultimate urban legend. We’re excited to announce that the excavation of the long-rumored “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site will occur on April 26, 2014 and will be open to the public. Spectators are invited to watch the team uncover the infamous Atari game cartridge grave. The Atari Corporation – faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game – allegedly disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983. Fuel Entertainment took an interest in the legend, and in December 2013, with help from local garbage contractor Joe Lewandowski, acquired the...
The popular port of MAME on the original Xbox has been recently updated

Gamezfan continues to fine-tune his port of the MAMEmulator on the orgiinal classic, now retro Xbox console, adding in support more games, and many small improvements to make everything run smoother.

The original Xbox has alot to offer still, it well supported, stable, and affordable to purchase if you don't have one yet, and easy to mod, and besides playing the games that it originally came with, once you have it customized, you will find it makes a great emulation box also, and one of the better emulators out there for it is the MAME port by Gamezfan and he recently updated and added more tweaks.

MAMEoXtras is a port of the popular MAME (Multi Arcade Machine Emulator) system for the XBOX. Includes source code. Featuring new updated driver work and brand spanking new skins. Contains coding by: Erik Abair, opcode, luckyMIC, superfro, XPort, bendermike, Ebsy, HK$, IQ_132, gamezfan, destronger, cbagy, And BritneysPAIRS. Changes for v1.20: New Games AddedSnowboard Championship (Now Playable)Gain Ground (Now Playable)Crackdown (Now Playable)Rough Racer (Now Playable)Super Masters Golf (Now Playable)Sonic Boom (Now Playable)World Cup Volley English Version (Now Playable)Professor Pac-Man (Now Playable)Scramble Spirits Japan Version (Now Playable) Fixes And ImprovementsMajor Sound Gfx and Game improvements for GorfMajor Sound Gfx and Game improvements...
Nothing better out there to use then XBMC on your original retro modded Xbox console!

It has been now 5,218 days since the original Xbox was released by Microsoft, but still there is tons of people out there using them in their living rooms as their Media Center for Movies/TV and more!

We might be using Xbox One's now, but before there was this thing called XB1 in our living room taking space, there was amazing new device released 5,218 days ago, that ended up being the de-facto standard for streaming media from our PC's and direct from the 'net, when XBMC was born.

So many things have changed in the 'scene world' since those amazing first Xbox days, so its good to see a team out there still working on the original core of XBMC and adding in little features and improvements for all those people still madly in love with the green box.

XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 has been released. A smaller update again, but includes some weather and scraper fixes, and some library updates. Changes since 3.5.1 include:Improved compatibility with some Kodi addons.Fixes for the TMDB scraper.Fix for weather location search and data.Python updated to 2.7.11 (including updated SQLite3/OpenSSL).Fix for a problem with stuttering video.FFMpeg libraries updated to 1.2.12 (the last of the 1.2 series).ThanksThanks to Dom and tim619 for contributing patches.

For more great info on this release,...

All the UnderGround Modding Gear you will ever need for All your Video Gaming Consoles wants!

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Happy Holidays and Christmas is just around the corner, and 'tis the season when we go mad with shopping and buying new electronics, and what can you to do with all those cool Xbox or PlayStation consoles, or Nintendo handhelds, or even some Retro Gaming Gear like Gamecube's or Wii's or even maybe a refurb'ed SNES, after you unwrap them, well you can modify them using amazing devices from top brands like Sky3DS, Gateway 3DS, Cobra ODE, Team-Xecuter's CR4XL and much more like Xeno GC modchips and SuperUFO's SNES, and what better company then ModChipCentral to supply all your Video Gaming Needs as right now during their Happy Holidays Events, besides their already low-discounted-prices, they are offering our loyal forum readers another 5% OFF everything on their site, just by placing your order and entering the coupon code of 'MerryXmas2015' when you are ready to checkout, you will get the best price ever, but hurry up and place your order soon, as the special promo deal ends after the 23th.

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All the UnderGround Modding Gear you will ever need for All your Video Gaming Consoles wants!

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If you use same password on other forum sites change it asap

It seems a group is after the long-time Team-Xecuter site that been Rockin' the Xbox Scene since early 2000, and were able to finally 'steal' their database and are trying to un-hash their passwords!!

Team-Xecuter has been famous for over a decade in hacking into the original Xbox and Xbox 360, and hopefully in the near future the Xbox One, but it seems someone decided to turn the tables on them and hack TX's big official support forum.

Here is official statement from TX regarding what happen:

We recently moved to a new server and stupidly left our backend open for an easy attack which has now been fixed.Luckily the guys who gained access left their muddy prints all over the place so it was easy to clean up. What we did find out was more interesting. Who did it, why they did it.If you want a quality hack, use someone who isn't going to leave their signature all over the place and take 5 minutes to find out who they are and have half their team rat out the other half. In short - don't hire these guys for the job: http://refaced.orgFor the last 12 years our community of 282,000+ members have always had the security of knowing that we have never used their information for...
Bundles & Xbox Dominate the Console War

The XBOne dominated Black Friday sales, according to market-research firm InfoScout. Microsoft’s latest system made up 53 percent of all console sales on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

It most likely will be a few weeks before we get official sales tracking info on what console did the most sales over the American Thanksgiving long weekend, famously called Black Friday / Cyber Monday, but one market research firm is claiming the Microsoft Xbox One came out as the King of Hill for holiday sales so far.

The Xbox One was on sale for $330 at a number of big stores like Target and Walmart, and Microsoft bundled it with big games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Unity. That helped gamers choose the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4, which was $400 bundled with Bungie's sci-fi shooter Destiny or with the rereleases of Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us. 

They claim XB1 got 53% of the Black Friday sales, compare to 31% for Sony's PS4, and leaving 16% to other consoles.

As shown in the picture above from InfoScout, the poor Nintendo Wii U come in losing Fourth place below Microsoft's older Xbox 360.

News-Source: Xbox One beats PS4 on Black Friday (via) MaxConsole
Nice update for RGH'ing the Phat Xbox360's consoles by 15432

15432 over at has released custom firmwares in XSVF format for X360ACE v1/v2 to support RGH2 in fat Xbox 360 consoles. The firmware files can be flashed via JTAG interface.

ModRobert over at EurAsia is reporting that 15432 has released a nice update for the X360ACE glitch'ing chips that are very affordable let via stable, so now with this custom firmware you be able to easy RGH your Phat Xbox 360 console.

Here is the translated tutorial from HackFAQ posted by 15432 in Russian:For about a month I have been working on the launch of the chip RGH2 x360ace. Finally, everything is ready for release! For fun, try to arrange an article in the form of FAQ Q: Why now? RGH2 on veils was for a long time! A: Cheap and powerful chips x360ace appeared relatively recently. Besides, I was impressed this video Indicating that stable RGH2 on fatkah possible. Q: The video and so x360ace, why do something different? A: Unfortunately, the author has not posted any code or xsvf files. I had to do everything myself Q: How quickly start? A: In my console - in the region of 4 cycles. But I did not even try to optimize...
Get great deals from MCC for all your Xbox 360 modding needs!

Even tho the Xbox One is out, the 360 console is still going to be hot-seller this Holiday and best of all the 360 is fully moddable, and MCC has you covered with the latest cool Team-Xecuter gadgets!

Team-Xecuter has been rocking' the Xbox scene for over a decade now, they have been a trusted brand when it comes to modding your Microsoft Xbox gaming consoles, and so has ModChipCentral they been a trusted reseller and supporter of the video gaming modding scene for just as long, and are offering up great deals for your Holiday shopping this season, along with discount codes for more deals on TX products.

Here is sample of some of latest cool TX gadgets you can order from MCC today:

Check out ModChipCentral's website for more great products and other deals and use coupon code xecuter5 for 5% off on your order!

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Xbox 360's with 500GB and FIFA 15 pack are incompatible with RGH

Seems Microsoft has released a new Corona motherboard layout that is using a smaller die and new traces and Nand setup, as such it is currently not possible to RGH (mod) these new Xbox 360 consoles!

Looks like Microsoft is still improving the Xbox 360 console, releasing yet another new model, and because it is new PCB layout with a smaller die chipset, it is sadly incompatible with the current RGH hacking setups, leaving those buying these new Xbox 360 consoles unable to mod them correctly.

"KonzolozZ over at has posted info about a new Xbox 360 Corona motherboard bundled as 500GB + Fifa 15 Pack which is incompatible with RGH. Various observations from the forum post: The CGPU is without IHS, and the type is: 4672991 D-A3;X888841-001. Featuring SKhynix or ST NAND Samsung K4J10324KG-HC14 NAND flash. These are the new 500 GB consoles, the MFR DATE 2014.08.14; LOT NO./DATE: 1436X. The NAND is readable and writeable, after writing ECC it gives 0010 secondary error. The post_out fix adapter doesn't fit." 

But don't worry, Team-Xecuter says they will have one of these new models tomorrow, and 15432 is already looking at the new Nand dumps, so it might not be long before you be able to RGH these new boxes, all tho for sure you will need a...

XeLL image and XeBuild patches released

Russian hacker has released solution for new unglitchable consoles

15432 (Russia) and DrShottky (Italia) have released XeLL images and XeBuild patches compatible with Winbond RAM.

Someday I’ve promised to start working at my own Winbond solution, if TX won’t release it soon.I thought, if somebody can do that, I can do that, too! (Now I understand, that was slightly wrong belief)After the first failure, I had to delay everything for a month (mountains, sea, other rest).I’ve returned a week ago, and started research from scratch. I had only Trinity console (thanks to grifon2006!!) and lots of hardware tools (sent by mixail21). But the most important help was from an italian colleague (DrShottky), he solved a lot of problems and suggested main ideas.So..This project was made not only by me, we all did it! Thank you, guys!
XeLL images:

16747 addon for xebuild (JRunner / AutoGG compatible)

News-Source: Xbox 360 Winbond 2KB Problem Solved (via) MaxConsole UnderGround
In United States this map shows, Xbox One on the coasts, PlayStation 4 in the heartland.

PlayStation 4 sold 7 million units to date, putting it well ahead of Xbox One’s 3 million units, but for some reason Microsoft’s console is winning the popularity contest on Facebook.

Microsoft may not be selling great numbers in the USA, but they are winning the 'social network' war, by getting more 'Likes' on Facebook then their next-gen rival PlayStation 4.

According to a tally of "likes" among Facebook users in the United States conducted by the Movoto Real Estate Blog, the Xbox One is the most popular console in 22 states, compared to the PS4, which is the most popular console in 19 states. Nine states resulted in a tie, probably because of the way Facebook rounds-off audience estimates. The Wii U was in the running, but didn't earn more than half the "likes" of either Xbox One or PS4 in any state.As you can see in the map above, Xbox One is more popular on the coasts and most populated states, while PS4 is more popular in the heartland. According to Movoto, Nevada also had the biggest fan base for both consoles, while Mississippi had the smallest fan base for both.As you've probably already guessed, this doesn't actually mean a whole lot to either company, most of all because the Facebook data...
The recently released XBOX One External Storage Device Converter has now been updated by author 'Angerwound' to version 1.1 with lots more useful features, here is the full changelog:

*Changes* - Ability for creation of new storage devices allowing people without the June System Preview update to make use of external storage! - Ability for USB 2.0 drives to be used with the console. - Capability to create and utilize multiple partitions on a single drive for use with the XBOX One.Overview:This application will make a hard drive used for XBOX One External Storage (released in the June System Update); recognizable to a PC for read/write of the data.It will also allow you the ability to create an XBOX One External Storage device right from the application. This allows people without the June Preview Update to utilize External Storage capabilities in the latest Public System Update.Note:This application requires Administrator privileges on execution otherwise it may state "No storage devices found".Usage: (Enable read/write of XBOX One External Storage Device)1) Plug in your XBOX One external storage device into your PC after it has been formatted for use on your console.2) Open the application and choose "SCAN". 3) Your device should be listed. Right click and choose "Enable PC Mode".4) Choose scan again; and you should see that your device is now in PC Mode.
Neat PC Utility in advance of big June XB1 Update

Coming in June is major Xbox One dashboard update, and with it comes the feature of 'External Storage' but the drives are reformatted for XB1 use only, with this utility you can switch back and forth.

One problem with the upcoming XB1 external storage feature is that it reformats your USB HDD to its own format system.

With this cool new PC utility you can switch your drive back to access the stored data on your PC and switch to back to XBOX mode.

XBOX One External Storage Device ConverterVersion 1.0Angerwound - angerwound @ gmail . comOverview:This application will make a hard drive used for XBOX One External Storage (released in the June System Update); recognizable to a PC for read/write of the data.Note:This application requires Administrator privileges on execution otherwise it may state "No storage devices found".Usage:Plug in your XBOX One external storage device into your PC after it has been formatted for use on your console.Open the application and choose "SCAN". Your device should be listed. Right click and choose "Enable PC Mode".Choose scan again; and you should see that your device is now in PC Mode.Disconnect/Reconnect your drive and Windows should now mount the drive allowing you to read/write the files stored by the console. You could also do a refresh in Disk Management instead of...
No more Kinect, Only $399 Now, and No more paywall for 'streaming' apps like NetFlix

Just weeks before E3, Microsoft has done another huge 180 on their Xbox One Marketing plans, by dumping Kinect finally, and removing Xbox Live Gold from its apps, and dropping the price to $399 & more

Lots of people are wondering why Microsoft didn't wait until E3 for their big Press Conference to announce the huge changes to Xbox One , so they could hype up the 'listen to consumers' on stage and rape in all the free mainstream press coverage, but instead they decided to silently leak out the huge changes via MajorNelson and other blogs, and they are big ones.

  • No More Kinect.
  • Xbox One to be only $399 Now.
  • And no more paywall for Netflix, Twitch and other key apps, all FREE now.

Besides the above there is bunch of other changes listed below, and it seems M$ wants to remove that growing gap between their rival PS4, and even tho E3 is 5 weeks away, they can't afford to wait and allow that gap to get any bigger, and now going all-in to win this next-gen console war, with E3 being solely focused on their huge exclusive line-up of new games due to be release thru-out 2014/15.

Here is what Major Nelson said about the sudden changes to Xbox One:

First, beginning on June 9th, in...
A new Ryse, Fallout and Halo 5 release date?

A blogger has published what he claims is the full breadth of Microsoft's plans for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June. To sum up the big leak, let's just say there will be a lot of games!

We had the big Sony E3 leak a few days ago, and around the same time we missed the news of a blogger leaking the Microsoft E3 plans, and here it is, and looks like it will be packed with ton of games for the Xbox One:

On the DL. This info comes from the highest source and contains near full details of Microsoft E3 2014 conference. I have had corroborations from a number of sources to its legitimacy: Ryse 2 is in development and will be announced at the show in a real-time in-game trailer. Gone is the Roman period, enter the medieval setting. The game will offer more freedom of exploration and a refined combat system. The main character is a sell-sword of sorts with a greater destiny. This game looks beyond belief. No release date (possibly late 2016)Forza Horizon 2 will be announced for release in October 2014 vai Playground Games. It will once again be open world and set in Louisiana, Missisips, New Mexico, Texas and Arkansas. Full day/night cycle, real time weather. Estimated 80 hour...
But division is 'not as obvious as you might think'

Gates as second-largest shareholder of Microsoft, absolutely supports the new CEO if it wants to spinoff the 'Xbox' division, but he points out in his interview with Fox it is not as easy as you think

Bill Gates was very open on his thoughts of 'spinning' off the Xbox Gaming side of company he founded, as he gave an interview with Fox over the changes his company is going thru now as the new CEO takes his old Microsoft company into new directions and is working hard to rebuild their Empire in the ever-changing landscape of technology frontier.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates would support CEO Satya Nadella if he wanted to spinoff the company's Xbox division, Gates said in a recent interview with Fox Business Network. In response to questions about separating Bing and the Xbox division, and acknowledging that Microsoft has spun off products like Expedia and Slate, Gates said that separating Microsoft's Xbox gaming division from gaming as a whole at Microsoft isn't necessarily an "obvious" move. "Well, we're taking PC gaming - Windows gaming - and Xbox gaming and bringing those a lot closer together," Gates said. "The power of the PC graphics chips means you can do great games there. So I'm sure Satya and the team will look at that, and, you know, it's...
The problem with Internet today is so easy to spread misinformation

Sadly the recent breaking news story of the Xbox One console being hacked already to run 'homebrew' was FALSE and full of 'misinformation' and many scene sites have posted even more misinformation

Recently, we posted an Xbox One Hacking story which we found on another normally good news site, but we quickly pulled it after we check the original sources and people involved and found it to be filled with misinformation and false facts in regard to the XB1 console and exploit.

Here is a recent forum post made by one of those mentioned on the 'other sites' that was quoted in the chat log out of context:

Since the original site posted the pastebin of supposed conversation from #xbonehack of efnet of me talking about the implied acquisition of private keys I have tried as hard as possible to get that site, along with others to remove the rumors. As you might have seen, others had confirmed this conversation did not exist in said channel.I feel it is necessary now to post that the information in those logs was in fact misinformation, unfortunately out of context and misleading.There is no current xbone exploit, or keys found, or anything that I am aware of.Please disregard all rumors regarding this information. I am politely asking all sites who have posted...
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.

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...
FBI raids three homes recently, arresting those trading in Xbox One Secrets

We reported before on SuperDAE story and his Xbox One devkit raids, but now the fallout from that has moved from Australia to state-side, with FBI rounding up three hackers, one of them from Canada

You might remember the SuperDAE stories from over a year ago, with him listing early Xbox One dev-kits up for sale on eBay, and then later him getting arrested, and threatening to release info which never happen, but now the FBI have rounded up some more 'hackers' that were trading in Xbox One devkits, and passing info among themselves.

One of people arrested in New Jersey is better known on many 'scene' forum sites like XboxHacker as 'SonicISO' and was originally the Admin behind the very popular E3-Forums for E3 Flasher and their ODE device before it was suddenly shutdown earlier this year.

A New Jersey man, a Wisconsin teen and a man from Canada are facing more than a dozen charges for allegedly breaking into computer systems and stealing sensitive information belonging to the U.S. Army and other companies, including Microsoft.Obtained and partially published Thursday by The Smoking Gun, the indictment - still sealed, but filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware - charges Sanadodeh Nesheiwat, 28, from New Jersey; Nathan Leroux, 19, from Wisconsin,...