Monster Gaming Week (10 March 2014)

If you missed any gaming news over the past seven days, today we give you another chance to catch up with our latest news and reviews from the past week.

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Microsoft wants Xbox Live to power Android and iOS games

Xbox Live is primarily used in Microsoft’s consoles and Windows or Windows Phone games for achievements, friend lists, and game matchmaking. While Microsoft has experimented withachievements on iOSandAndroidrecently, the

New Call of Duty Ghosts personalisation packs released

Activision hasreleasedfour newCall of Duty: GhostsDLC packs. All of the personalisation packs feature playable multiplayer characters, while the most expensive one also includes a new weapon camo and a fresh reticule. Maka

Peggle 2 update adds multiplayer duel mode

PopCap has released a freePeggle 2update which adds a new duel multiplayer mode. The Xbox One timed exclusive launched in December without a multiplayer mode, but PopCap assured fans of the series thatmultiplayer would be introduce

Xbox Live service alert – Xbox 360 multiplayer, Friends features hit

Microsoft has posted anXbox Live service alert, warning of potential problems with multiplayer, friends features and game performance thanks to the arrival of Battlefield 4 DLC pack Second Assault on Xbox 360. This doesn’t extend to the Xbox On

Project Spark Xbox One beta goes live – sign up for free now

That hideous bang you heard just now? That’s the sound of minds being blown – either that, or you’ve forgotten to turn the gas off again. Team Dakota’s game creation sim Project Sparkgoes live todayon Xbox One, allowing users to sculpt, p

Batman: Arkham Knight announced for PS4, Xbox One & PC

Rocksteady has revealed Batman: Arkham Knight, the next game in the Batman: Arkham series heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year.More to follow…

Respawn’s Rusty Pipes Leak Titanfall’s 15-Map List

Keeping everything shrouded in mystery until release is always a challenge for devs and publishers, but for a title whose landing is as hotly anticipated as Titanfall’s, secrecy is often an impossible paradigm, no matter how many non-disclosure agree

New Official Titanfall Gameplay Trailer

Titanfall is imminent, with a UK release of March 14th, following the EU release on 13th and the US release on 11th. Not sure what’s with the delay, and slightly disappointed that we in the UK will be last to the party, but perhaps we’ll be able to b

Why has the South Park: Stick of Truth game been censored in Europe?

South Park: The Stick of Truth is a great game – that’s certainly something most reviewers have agreed on. Developed by veteran studio Obsidian Entertainment, responsible for a range of successful adventure titles, and written by South Pa

Prepare for Titanfall: Marc Whitten provides details on Xbox One March Update

As a gamer, I couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming launch of “Titanfall.” I’ve played the game and it’s awesome – I can’t wait to see you online! This launch is particularly special because our team has

Rocksteady reveals Batman: Arkham Knight in detail

The aim when making the Batmobile for Arkham Knight was “to make the best car in any game ever”, Sefton Hill, game director at developer Rocksteady, toldGameInformermagazine. The car alone takes 160MB memory, or thereabouts, art director

Watch Dogs release date revealed

Ubisoft has announced the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Watch Dogs include exclusive DLC. Those who buy either of the PlayStation versions get access to 60 minutes of additional gameplay which can be downloaded via the PlayStation Netw

Serious Sam studio working on new IP

Croteam, the development team best known for the Serious Sam games, is currently working on a new IP. The news was confirmed by Croteam CEO Roman Ribaric, who responded to an email from Serious Sam fansiteSeriouslyenquiring about the sta

Xbox One’s stereo headset adapter requires a controller update

The headset adapter, which will allow you to use third party chat headsets with the Xbox One, is set to release next week – just in time for a little-known title called Titanfall. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Microsoft haspublished a step-by-st

South Park, satire and us – by Matt Stone

With his creative partner Trey Parker, Matt Stone created both the enduringly popular adult cartoon seriesSouth Parkand the smash-hit musicalThe Book of Mormon. Pairing boyish, gross-out comedy with biting parody, they are two of t

Watch Dogs graphics ‘not downgraded at all’, Ubisoft claims

Ubisoft has hit out at accusations that Watch Dogs’ visuals have been downgraded since its initial E3 reveal, claiming that “it is impossible” for the game’s graphical fidelity to have been toned down. “It is impossible,” Ubisoft Benelux

Discover the Dragon Age

Monster Month What We Have Been Playing – February 2014

We bring you our gaming antics in February

Monster Videos

Watch Dogs – Story Trailer

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Discover the Dragon Age

Xbox 360 Achievements

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2


PS3 Trophies

South Park The Stick of Truth


PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

So there you have it. All the latest news and reviews from the last week. Let us know what your favourite gaming story was from last week by leaving a comment below!

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Anthony Barker

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.

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