MenuHax v3 Has Just Been Released


The Nintendo 3DS portable game console can now install homebrew applications, provided that you use an R4 3DS card.

Just recently, the Nintendo 3DS hacking community was enlivened once again because a popular exploit, MenuHax, just got its 3rd version released.

This 3rd iteration of the popular exploit brought with it a lot of major changes. Here are just some of the major changes you can expect with the MenuHax v3:

Updated for latest ctrulib etc.

Moved non-user input files from SD into RomFS, everything that was previously stored under that menuhax_manager directory for this will automatically be deleted if it exists.

Moved menuhax files stored in the SD root into “/menuhax/”, the old data is deleted/moved in some cases.

Implemented cfg exec_type, see source. This can be used to force-{enable/disable} menuhax *hax payload booting at next Home Menu boot (this overrides PADCHECK).

A number of UI changes.

A dedicated message-prompt was implemented which is now used instead of {hold X while entering a menu for certain functionality}.

Removed support for deleting the cfg file from the config menu. The cfg file is now automatically created during menuhax installation if it doesn’t exist.

Theme-data-related functionality (including additional menuhax extdata file deletion) is now only enabled if the cfg allows it, due to a theme-data exploit being installed.

The delay value used before jumping to the *hax payload can now be configured with menuhax_manager.

Implemented logging for menuhax_manager, a log file is now stored under the menuhax_manager directory.

Added a text file stored under the SD menuhax directory which can contain the currently installed menuhax version and exploit-name, from the last install.

For those of you who do not know, MenuHax is an exploit that allows you to do more hacking in your Nintendo 3DS.

For example, the original way to hack the Nintendo 3DS was to use the Ninjhax exploit. Although that was great, you need to run a particular game for it to run (Cubic Ninja).

The MenuHax, on the other hand, is much simpler and can be done easily. All you have to do is download the official MenuHax installer package from “Yellows8’s” github page.

Once you’ve downloaded the file, it will come in rar format. Just unpack the contents of it and put it in the ROOT folder of your microSD card.

It is important that you put it in the root folder of your microSD card, otherwise, your Nintendo 3DS will not be able to locate the file.

Once you’ve put the necessary install files on your microSD card, put it inside your R4 3DS card and then turn on your Nintendo 3DS.

After that, a prompt should appear on the main screen, prompting you to install the MenuHax v3 homebrew application. Just wait for a couple of minutes (shouldn’t take that long) and the homebrew application will be installed!

Now, to execute the MenuHax exploit, all you have to do is turn off your Nintendo 3DS. Then, power it on while pressing the L button during the entire boot process and the MenuHax interface will appear.

Be sure to get an R4 3DS card as this won’t work if you do not have it. Any R4 3DS card out there should work as most, if not all, of the R4 3DS cards today support homebrew applications.

Blizzard to Incorporate More Overwatch Heroes in their MOBA Game


Blizzard has a lot of games under its belt and they’ve pretty much covered the entire gaming genre.

The gaming company has just recently joined the FPS gaming niche after releasing Overwatch; a highly competitive first-person shooting game that puts an emphasis in team play.

Their other game, Heroes of the Storm, is also quite enjoyable and this is Blizzard’s foray into the world of MOBA games.

In a world where Dota 2 and League of Legends reigned supreme, Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is also slowly garnering attention in the eSports scene.

For those of you who do not know, Heroes of the Storm pits some of Blizzard’s well-known heroes into a battle arena (much like Dota 2).

Now, Overwatch’s iconic character and poster child, Tracer, is already in the Heroes of the Storm roster. But, because of Overwatch’s tremendous success, more Overwatch heroes will be incorporated into the game in future updates.

According to the lead hero designed, Kent-Erik Hagman, he said that because of Tracer’s popularity and appeal, they are now looking to add more Overwatch heroes.

He wants to add more Overwatch heroes because of the fans’ positive reception to Tracer. Not only was Tracer well-received, she is also one of the best tournament heroes in the current roster.

It is still unknown which Overwatch characters will join Heroes of the Storm since there are a lot of compelling characters in Overwatch’s roster.

The gaming company might put a poll in the user forums to see which Overwatch hero the fans want to see in the Heroes of the Storm.

Personally, I would love Roadhog and Mercy to join the fray. Imagine Roadhog pulling enemies in while also doing massive amounts of damage when up close and personal with his enemies.

Mercy can also revive enemy heroes but this can be risky, especially in tournaments. Well, there is also the possibility of adding another Specialist character in the form of Torbjorn. Or, Reinhardt can also be appealing since he can put up his shield and protect his allies from taking damage for a set period of time.

There literally is a ton of options for Blizzard to incorporate Overwatch heroes into their MOBA game.

But, they have to make sure of it first as adding new heroes might change the current meta of the game.

For example, Tracer is one of the best tournament heroes these days but it can change when there are more Overwatch heroes introduced in the game.

Still, I am quite happy that the Heroes of the Storm Lead Designer is looking into adding more Overwatch characters.

I truly enjoyed playing Overwatch and I am already a big fan of the game. And I also love the fact that the gaming company always listens to its fans, getting feedback, and applying new features and fixes along the way.

Overwatch is Blizzard’s first-person shooting game and is available for the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s MOBA game and is available only on the PC.

Is there a possible Chrono Trigger Rebirth?


Everybody has their own list of favorite games of all time. I am a huge RPG game fan and one of the best I’ve ever played was on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

This game was none other than Chrono Trigger. Chrono Trigger is unique, especially on its time of release. Square Enix, a gaming company that we know today, was actually two different companies back then.

They were originally known as Squaresoft and Enix, respectively. The beauty about Chrono Trigger is that it was the first time that some of the developers from either gaming company merged to create the game.

One of the lead game developers, Takashi Tokita, shared his experience while developing the game. He said that it was like a festival because of the fact that a lot of people from both companies chimed in to create this amazing RPG game.

I think no one can argue about Chrono Trigger’s fame and success. All of my friends had played some version of Chrono Trigger. The original version was released for the SNES and another “HD” version was made for the Playstation one or PSX game console.

The Playstation version has anime cutscenes while the original version does not. That is probably because the Playstation discs are able to hold more data than the SNES game cartridges.

Tokita went on to add that Chrono Trigger is a “sacred” game. As previously mentioned, Chrono Trigger was the first game that was created by two rival gaming companies. I think the success of Chrono Trigger ultimately lead to the merging of Square Enix as we know today.

Why is Chrono Trigger popular? Well, its gameplay and storyline are very compelling. You take control of Crono and his band of time-lost misfits.

It all began when Lucca, one of the playable characters, tried her teleportation machine for the first time. The intent of the machine was to just teleport someone from one pod to another pod.

Marle, another playable character, volunteered to be the subject. So, Marle went on from one pod and after starting the teleportation device, Marle was transported elsewhere.

It has something to do with the Marle’s pendant. It turned out that Marle was actually a royalty and that pendant meant something to the royal family.

The game then centers around Crono in his quest of traveling through time to defeat Lavos, the devourer of time.

This is also the first RPG game I played where you get to see the monsters on the battlefield. You will have the decision to fight them or ditch them altogether.

It is also the first time I saw the dual and triple skill systems being used. Chrono Trigger is a turn-based RPG game and whenever a compatible party mate has a skill they can use with another party mate, they can use a dual or triple tech, which not only does a lot of damage but it looks amazing as well.

So, is there a possible Chrono Trigger rebirth? Tokita said that there are no apparent plans at the moment but the gaming company is open to it being revamped.

I personally would want to see this as Chrono Trigger is one of my most favorite games of all time.

Huawei P8


Since Huawei’s venture into the mobile phone niche, they’ve constantly evolved. And by evolved, I mean that their mobile phone has become better and better not only in terms of price but also in terms of performance.

Samsung and Apple have always battled at the top echelon of the mobile phone market. But, other prominent mobile phone companies are slowly rising to the top as well, Huawei included.

Today, we are going to talk about the Huawei P8. This is Huawei’s first take in the flagship mobile phone space. We always know that Samsung Galaxy S series and the Apple iPhone series are the frontrunners, but we will see how the Huawei P8 fares with the stiff competition.

Since this is a flagship phone, you can expect this phone to have premium specifications. The Huawei P8’s design sports a metallic unibody that also has some design aspects from Apple’s famous iPhone (although, not that much).

The Huawei P8 not only looks premium but it also feels premium. The phone is also quite thin and light. It only has an overall thickness of 6.4mm. In fact, this is probably one of the slimmest flagship mobile phones in existence.

The display of the Huawei P8 is a little bit on the low side. Whereas other mobile phones now have QHD resolution screens, the Huawei P8 still only has the Full HD resolution (1920×1080).

Still, it’s got a pixel density of 424ppi that even matches that of the One M9. Also, let’s not forget that this phone comes with an IPS display as well, so I am still happy with the trade-off. The screen is a respectable 5.2-inch; not too big but not too small.

The Huawei P8 has some pretty interesting features. For one, it comes with the “Voice Wake Up” feature. Basically, you just say your name like “Hello Ben” and the device will promptly respond with “I’m here” (although, imagine that with a robot voice; it is a little bit creepy but the feature does work).

Another cool feature that is slapped on the Huawei P8 is the “Knuckle Sense Technology”. What this feature does is that whenever you “encircle” something with your hand, it will crop up that part of the screen and save it as a screenshot. This feature is useful, especially when you want a particular part of the screen captured.

The Huawei P8 is powered by a different chipset in the form of the HiSilicon Kirin 935 and it is clocked at 2 GHz. Couple that with the Mali T628 MP4 and 3GB of RAM. Seriously, this performance package packs a punch as I didn’t experience any form of lag at all. Benchmark scores are also pretty good (even the 3D scores).

The camera of the Huawei P8 is also nothing short of extraordinary. It comes with a lot of camera features such as a much-improved Optical Image stabilization technology, a DSLR-quality image processor and a very good camera sensor.

This mobile phone comes with dual Nano-SIM slots and both of them have 4G LTE capabilities. Always get a mobile phone signal booster if you’re looking to use your 4G LTE connection with this device.

With all of those being said, the Huawei P8 is actually a pretty nice phone. If you want a flagship phone that doesn’t break the bank, the Huawei P8 is a very good choice.

LG Google Nexus 5X


Google, an internet giant, has been discussing things about their mobile phones to third party manufacturers.

This time, they’ve contacted LG to collaborate in making a new budget-friendly and reliable mobile phone that’s a little upgrade to the previous version.

The mobile phone I am referring to is the LG Google Nexus 5X. This mobile phone was well thought of because even though it has a 5.2-inch screen, it is very easy to use the phone even with one hand.

The LG Google Nexus 5X’s dimensions are 147×72.6×7.9mm and it weighs only a respectable 136g. It is lightweight and it looks and feels premium as well.

It doesn’t have any physical buttons on the front of the phone and the buttons are placed on the side for convenience. At the back, there is a slight protrusion of the camera. It is not as bad as you think, but for the people who are quite compulsive about the design aspect, it could be pretty noticeable.

The display of the LG Google Nexus 5X is also respectable. It sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display having a max resolution of 1920×1080 and a pixel density of 423ppi. It is also protected by the ever-popular Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added durability.

Although the display is quite good (considering the size, the resolution, and the pixel count, it lags behind the competition since most other mobile phones come with quad HD displays. Still, consuming media with the LG Google Nexus 5X is quite a pleasurable experience.

Now, let’s talk about the phone’s other key features. The LG Google Nexus 5X comes with a fingerprint sensor. It is a new feature that’s been present with a lot of recently released mobile phones. It not only adds an extra layer of security but it can also be used for other apps.

The fingerprint scanner can be seen at the back of the mobile phone, just below the rear camera. Probably the only minor problem with the scanner is that it is not as sensitive as that to other mobile phones. Still, I am glad that Google added that functionality.

Another key feature of the LG Google Nexus 5X is that it comes with a USB Type-C connector. This is a new connector that is reversible. Gone are the days where you have to aim your USB cable on the right side to use it. Again, the major issue here is that it comes with a proprietary cable, and your other USB Type-C cables are not going to be compatible with this one. Be sure not to lose the cable that comes with this phone.

The LG Google Nexus 5X comes with respectable specs. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 octa-core processor with 4 cores clocked at 1.44GHz and another 4 cores clocked at 1.82GHz. It also has the Adreno 418 GPUI and 2GB of RAM. And, since this is a Google phone, it comes with the latest version of Android in the form of Android Marshmallow.

Last, but definitely not the least, the camera. The LG Google Nexus 5X is quite good. Even though it doesn’t have the same 13-megapixel camera found on other mobile phones, it does a pretty good job of capturing images even in low-lit areas. The snapper is good and it comes with an optical image stabilization technology for those still and accurate photos.

The LG Google Nexus 5X is a great mobile phone from Google. It comes with impressive specs, a one-hand operation design, and overall lag-free experience.

hCG Diets Possible Effects on Women’s Menstrual Cycle


The hCG diet is all the rage nowadays, especially in the weight-loss community. Dr. Simeons’ diet has skyrocketed to fame because of how people lost a lot of weight. And it gained another horde of fans when Dr. Oz featured this specific diet on his award-winning show.

The hCG diet is centered on the human hormone, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. This hormone is especially prevalent in pregnant women. Dr. Simeons has found a way to utilize this hormone so that people can lose weight.

Now, before you try this diet, there is something you need to know. As with almost everything in the world, there will always be consequences and side effects. Women are especially fond of their figure and the promise of the hCG diet is very alluring. But, there is a certain side effect you need to know when you want to try the hCG diet, and it is about women’s menstrual cycle.

Women’s menstrual cycles are usually on a 28-day cycle. The menstrual cycle, more commonly known as the “period”, is where women will discharge blood cells from their bodies. Now, this is a natural process and the hCG diet may hinder it. I will explain why.

First up is the Progesterone’s effect in weight loss. Progesterone is a steroid hormone that is released inside the bodies of women to prep them for pregnancy. But, women don’t need to be pregnant in order for them to have progesterone levels, progesterone is just created by their bodies naturally.

Progesterone hinders the fat-loss ability of women. Couple that with an increased hunger pang of women who are on their periods, and you’re in for some big trouble. But, I digress.

When women are on their periods, hCG dietitians recommend that women should not use hCG. This is because hCG severely curbs your appetite. And since women are especially hungry (read: more hunger pangs) when they are on their periods, it may have some serious psychological implications.

Furthermore, it can disrupt the monthly menstrual cycles. I did mention above that periods have a 28-day natural cycle. If women keep on using hCG products even while they’re menstruating, it can disrupt the natural cycle. It is best that you only use hCG products only AFTER that month’s period.

Another side effect of the hCG diet is flow changes. Blood flow changes may occur when you are using hCG products. Make sure to discontinue using hCG products for the duration of the menstrual cycle.

And lastly, a prominent side effect of using the hCG hormone while you’re on your period is that you will experience cramps and rashes. This isn’t always necessarily true for every woman, but the possibility is there.

Although, taking hCG products during menstruation is highly discouraged, I am not discouraging the hCG diet plan. The hCG diet plan is a really good, scientifically proven diet plan that just works.

Just take extra precautions when you are on your period and you are good to go.

Real hCG Drops Plus


Homeopathic versions of the hCG hormone have become rampant nowadays because people just don’t want anything to do with needles. For those of you who don’t know anything about the hCG diet, this diet gives tremendous weight-loss results, but you have to be willing to eat a very calorie-restricted diet and you have to be ready to inject yourself with the Hormone.

The homeopathic versions of hCG does not contain any traces of the hormone because of the process of Homeopathy. But, a particular supplement manufacturer claims that they have found the secret to incorporate the original hormone in the final product.

The Real hCG Drops Plus is the perfect solution for people who want to try the hCG diet, minus the needles. What does the hCG Plus, the supplement company that is behind the Real hCG Drops plus, have to say about their product?

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Plus, the company backs the product up with a 30-day money back guarantee. This is actually a pretty good deal, because if you’re not seeing the results that you want, you can just ship the product back to them and you will receive your money, no questions asked!

Also, each bottle is good for 60 days, which is quite a hefty bottle if you ask me. But, how does this translate to the real world? If you go to their website, you will see “success stories”, real people trying this product. Let’s what they have to say about the Real hCG Drops Plus:

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If you want to order the 60-day package of the Real hCG Drops Plus, it just costs $61.99.

A Sneak Peek Into The New & Upcoming Games On Nintendo 3DS – Part I


The all new Nintendo 3DS is ready for launch. It has already been released in Japan and some other markets where the handheld console has been selling well. As it launches in North America and Europe in February, the new Nintendo 3DS is expected to do well. Having fixed the problems that existed in the earlier 3DS and with a faster processor, some design upgrades and an extra analogue nub, the new console promises to be different and better.

Avid gamers are always on the lookout for the next best console and some latest games. Well, here are some new and upcoming games on Nintendo 3DS.

Citizens of Earth

Released in January 2015, Citizens of Earth is unique in many ways. First, it is not the story of an underdog. The protagonist is already the vice president of the entire planet. To spice things up, every citizen in the world can be recruited by the hero to join the team. Every character has some traits or unique attributes which will grow as the game progresses. There is much to love in this game and it is certainly going to appeal to a wide audience of gamers.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3DS

Releasing in February, the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask would be a trip down memory lane. Anyone who has played this game before or any of its earlier versions would be thrilled at the idea of a reprise. The game is expected to have many new features and one can only anticipate their wishes to come true. From game planners to some way of putting forth hints, a lot is on the wish list of Zelda lovers.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

This game has been released in Japan and it is set to make its debut stateside in February. Monster Hunter 3 was a phenomenal success and the bestselling franchise is taking another step to harness the power of the cash cow. Check out the trailer to get a glimpse of what Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is going to be like. r4i 3ds

Fossil Fighters: Frontier

Set to release in February, Fossil Fighters: Frontier is a mixed bag of Jurassic Park, Pokémon and many done to dusted game plays. But, the enthralling Vivosaur Island and the plethora of dune buggy races, strange beasts and archeological expeditions may just make for the right recipe for a section of gamers.