Monster Gaming Week (11 May 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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Media Tales From The Borderlands

New screenshots from Tales From The Borderlands!

Sledgehammer isn’t developing the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Sledgehammer Games is not developing the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, according to Game Informer. Instead, the developer is focussing purely on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions. “PlayStation 3 and

Xbox One announcements to come before E3

Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed Microsoft will announce ‘a couple of things’ before E3 2014. Writing on Twitter, Spencer addressed fan queries regarding the company’s showing at E3 2014, promising a big ‘fan focused’ year with plenty of high pr

Xbox Live sale: Fez, Fable Anniversary, Transformers games up to 75% off

This week’s Deal of the Week is like a beautiful golden goblet with a few spoonfuls of muck in the bottom. You probably shouldn’t get excited about Scourge: Outbreak, a Gearsy shooter Aoife treated to asevere drubbing, or Sacred Citadel, a fant

Xbox boss ‘doesn’t think Microsoft will make a dedicated gaming handheld’

Microsoft has no current plans to develop a dedicated handheld gaming device, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said on Twitter this week. @xrCoreI don’t think we’ll do a dedicated handheld gaming device, rather just focus on WP, tablets, maybe with cont

Microsoft’s E3 media briefing dated, titled ‘Game On’

Microsoft has officially announced plans for its E3 2014 media briefing. Titled ‘Game On’, the event will take place on Monday, June 9 beginning at 9:30am PDT / 5:30pm BST. Microsoft said on Tuesday: “During the briefing, you’ll be treated to every

Opinion A Thousand Games, Each With The Same Face

Homogenisation of product is a quandary facing the games industry more and more as time passes and as the industry swells in its reach, influence and capital worth. As the value of the market, and therefore the scale of investment, increases, the cre

Peggle 2 launches on Xbox 360

TheXbox 360version ofPeggle 2is now available to download onXbox Live. Weighing in at 884.90 MB, the title is priced at £9.99/$11.99, although a free trial is also available. Peggle 2 is the sequel to PopCap’s cu

Destiny beta to start in July, confirms Bungie

The Destiny beta will begin “sometime in July”, Bungie confirmed on Twitter overnight. “You’ll find out exactly when you can play during E3,” Bungie’s tweet added. Access to the beta is promised topre-order customers, with PlayStation platfor

Hardware These Aren’t The Headsets You’re Looking For – Turtle Beach Goes Star Wars

Turtle Beach to release Star Wars themed line of headsets, designs to be revealed at E3.

Six month delay suspected for console versions of Elder Scrolls Online

The console versions ofThe Elder Scrolls Onlinehave reportedly been delayed from their planned June release. AReddituser claims to have taken the screenshot below of a since-deleted FAQ post on the game’s official website, an

First Look Sunset Overdrive Gameplay

First gameplay footage for Insomniac’s crazy upcoming Third Person Action-Shooter.

Dev Dying Light Dims into 2015

The developers of the upcoming zombie-parkour-shooter title – Dying Light – have announced that their game requires some extra polishing time and will be delayed for a few more months, placing the game’s release date into February 2015.The culprit?

DLC Titanfall Designer Details Swampland Map To Arrive With Expedition DLC

Chris Dionne, member of the design team at Respawn has written a walkthrough of the design process for the map ‘Swampland’ – due to drop with the upcoming Expedition DLC pack. Also released is this accompanying video: The Expedition pack will be p

Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition content revealed

Sunset Overdrive’s Day One Edition will include two bonus weapons and an exclusive outfit that players “won’t find anywhere else”, Microsoft has announced. The pack features an exclusive Nothin’ but the Hits gun, which Microsoft describes as an “ove

Preview Ultra Street Fighter IV

Sam brings our preview on Ultra Street Fighter IV.

COD: Advanced Warfare’s Fling With Kevin Spacey Exposed

Kevin Spacey and Sledgehammer Games founders, Glenn Schofield and Michael Condrey talk Irons with Game Informer.

Monster Month What We Have Been Playing – April 2014

We bring you our gaming antics in April

Monster Videos

Watch_Dogs – Character Trailer

Sunset Overdrive – First Look

GRID Autosport – The Black Edition

NHL 15 – Teaser Trailer

Destiny – Dev Diary: Armor, Weapons, Loot

The Last of Us – New Difficulty and Multiplayer DLC Trailer

Forza Motorsport 5 – Meguiar’s Car Park

Driveclub – Blu-Ray vs PS+ Edition

Monster Reviews

Trials Fusion

Xbox 360 Achievements


PS3 Trophies

The Last of Us

MLB 14: The Show

Wolfenstein: The New Order

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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!

More news as and when it comes in, so stay tuned to Console Monster, as well as follow us on Twitter @ConsoleMonster.

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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