Monster Gaming Week (10 November 2013)

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Monster News

Peggle 2 is a ‘launch-timeframe’ title, not a launch day game says Popcap

Peggle 2 confirmed for December launch.

Microsoft not ready to respond to Xbox One 720p complaints

Microsoft has said that it is not yet ready to respond tocriticism levelled at Xbox Oneover the revelation that two of its major launch titles will only output natively at 720p.

Xbox One will boot faster than your TV while in standby mode

Xbox One will ‘likely’ power up faster than your TV when booting from standby mode.

Final Exam dated

Final Exam will be available on the Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, it has been revealed.

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance DLC is now free

AllMetal Gear Rising RevengeanceDLC is now available for free, Konami has confirmed.

PS4 & Xbox One Call of Duty: Ghosts was a ‘logistical nightmare’ – Infinity Ward

Preparing the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts for launch alongside the other versions proved to be a ‘logistical nightmare’ for Infinity Ward.

Gerard Butler circling video game adaptation ‘Kane & Lynch’ for Millennium

Kane & Lynchseems to be the video game move adaptation with unlimited life points.

Kinect Sports Rivals runs at 1080p – resolution is ‘important, but not the whole story’, says Rare

‘Everybody just wants to compare the numbers,’ muses executive producer

Grand Theft Auto Online Title Update 1.05 now available

It’s a double dose of GTA Online news, as the new automatic title update 1.05 is now available to download.

Coming soon to the Xbox Live Game Store

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for theXbox Live Store.

GamesAid auctioning off White Commemorative Edition Xbox One console

UK video games charity GamesAid has a very special item on auction for those pondering an Xbox One Purchase.

Sony confirms PS4 launch event live stream details

Sony has confirmed details on where you can tune into the live streaming of its PS4 launch event in New York.

Blockbuster now honouring console pre-orders

Blockbuster is now honouring pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

First Forza Motorsport 5 car pack announced

The first car pack for Forza Motorsport 5 will be the LaFerrari Car Pack, available from launch on November 22nd.

Xbox Music is free on Xbox One with Xbox Gold subscriptions

Microsoft’s Albert Penello has confirmed that Gold subscribers won’t need to take out another subscription to runXbox Musicon Xbox One.

Infinity Bored – MW2 Cutscenes Cloned & Reskinned for Ghosts

In an almost incredible move,Infinity Ward have tested the boundaries of what can be claimed as easter egg territory. YouTube user satantribal posted this video, which shows, side by side, an ending cutscene from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2&

Lower Call of Duty Ghosts review scores ‘won’t enormously impact sales’

Analyst thinks the long-running shooter series ‘is somewhat review-proof’

GTA 5 earns Rockstar North a Special Award for Achievement in 2013 from BAFTA Scotland

In recognition of the creative excellence and international success of Grand Theft Auto 5

Microsoft rewarding fans with free Xbox One game

Email sent to users suggests a number of gamers will get a free copy of Killer Instinct.

Xbox One will ‘start ahead’ of PS4 and still be ahead in 2023, Microsoft claims

Xbox One will launch ahead of PS4 and will stay ahead through its 10 year lifecycle, Microsoft Canada’s Xbox director of marketing Craig Flannagan has told GamesIndustry. “Xbox One is going to start ahead, in terms of the experience we can deliver,”

The GTA Online stimulus package direct deposit

Attention all Grand Theft Auto Online players, we have begun theStimulus Packagedirect deposit into each of your in-game bank accounts. This GTA$500,000 deposit applies to all GTA Online players in the month of October 2013. We expect

Rough waters: The next-generation transition

We all expected sales of Assassin’s Creed IV and Battlefield 4 to be down. After all, this is only ‘part one’ of their launches. Both games will return, looking better than ever, on Xbox One and PS4 at the end of the month. But ju

Xbox One can redeem codes in less than six seconds

Major Nelson posted a Vine video in which he redeems a code on the next-generation console

Xbox One Preview Three of the Best Xbox One Launch Games to Own

Tucked away in cosy, green lit basement in central London, a select few were invited to get some hands-on time with Microsoft’s Xbox One launch titles. Having only had a mere one lap experience with Forza 5 at this year’s Eurogamer Expo (

Microsoft confirms Xbox One apps for launch

Xbox Music! Internet Explorer! Skype! More!

Xbox 360 compatibility on Xbox One using cloud streaming too ‘problematic’

“If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards,” former Xbox chief Don Mattrick — now running things at Zynga —(in)famously saidfollowing the Xbox One’s troubled reveal in May, referring to the new console’s in

Monster Videos

Need for Speed Rivals – Ultimate Cars, Speed and Rivalry

MLB 14 – Teaser Trailer

Rambo: The Video Game – GamePlay Trailer

Forza Motorsport 5 – Launch Trailer

Ryse: Son of Rome – Combat Overview

Monster Reviews

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge

BEYOND: Two Souls

Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer

NBA 2k14

Assassin’s Creed IV : Black Flag

Xbox 360 Achievements

XCOM: Enemy Within

PS3 Trophies

Killzone Shadow Fall

Need for Speed Rivals

WRC 4

Call Of Duty: Ghosts

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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