Monster Gaming Week (12 October 2014)

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Top 5 Bizarre Gaming Accessories

Over the years, many game accessories have launched with the hope of improving the gameplay experience. In fact, most gamers will probably have a dedicated corner in their attic that acts as a graveyard to the accessories they once cherished; from pl

The Crew Falls Back to December with a Second Beta Announced for November

Ubisoft has announced today that its upcoming racer, The Crew, will be released worldwide on December 2nd.This comes as disappointing news for any petrol headed gamer that has been longer to get behind the virtual wheel in the game.To soften the

Top Video Games We’d Like To See As A Film – Part 1

Over the years, a large number of video games have been adapted for the big screen. From Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Dead or Alive to Need for Speed and even Super Mario Bros., filmmakers have capitalised upon existing fan bases time and time again.

Ubisoft looked at introducing co-op in Assassin’s Creed 2

Ubisoft has been looking to bring co-operative play to the Assassin’s Creed series ever since Assassin’s Creed 2, according to the developer. Speaking to, Assassin’s Creed Unity producer Vincent Pontbriand explained

Ryse: Legendary Edition now available to download

Ryse: Legendary Edition is now available to download.The special edition of Ryse: Son of Rome, which is priced at £44.99, contains the full contents of the game’s Season Pass, along with four game add-ons. They are as follows:Morituri

Forza Horizon 2: Mobil 1 Car Pack released

The first car pack for Forza Horizon 2 has been released.The Mobil 1 Car Pack features six new cars for Xbox One drivers to race, customise and collect in-game. Priced at $5, the car pack contains the following:2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe2014

Ubisoft says it didn’t lower PS4 Assassin’s Creed Unity resolution to force parity

Ubisoft has responded to accusations suggesting that it deliberately downgraded the PS4 version of Assassin’s Creed Unity to achieve parity with the Xbox One. The allegations, the publisher insists, simply aren’t true. The accusations follow a repo

Project Spark moves out of beta, Starter Pack announced

Project Spark has moved out of beta to its official release. Xbox One owners can now download the free-to-play game creator, or pick up the Project Spark Starter Pack when it launches on Friday, October 10th, 2014. Priced at £30, the physical

Deals with Gold offers for October 7th – 13th revealed

Batman: Arkham City, Dark Souls II and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes are among the titles discounted as part of the Deals with Gold promotions.The newly reduced prices, which are only available to Xbox Live Gold members, apply until Monday, Oct

Fry and Laurie will reunite on LittleBigPlanet 3

Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry will be reunited in LittleBigPlanet 3, it has been revealed.The comedy duo joins an all-star cast for the forthcoming PlayStation 4 title, which launches next month.Posting on the official PlayStation blog, Sony said:

Assassin’s Creed Unity controls will take ‘a few hours’ to get used to

The revamped control scheme in Assassin’s Creed Unity will take series regulars “a few hours” to get used to, according to the game’s senior producer. Vincent Pontbriand told that he is concerned the new contro

343: ‘Halo 2: Anniversary won’t render at full 1080p’

Halo 2: Anniversary’s campaign won’t render at full 1080p, the game’s developer has confirmed. Speaking to IGN, 343 Industries, executive producer Dan Ayoub said: “During development we were really pleased with the way the engine a

Free next-gen upgrade for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players who digitally purchase the title on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will be entitled to a free upgrade to the title on a next-gen console.The deal, which is available until March 31st, 2015, also applies to any

Next-gen Diablo III receive major patch

The first major patch for Diablo III on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been released.The 2.1.0 update adds a number of new areas to the title, as well as new legendary items.The full patch notes are as follows:

Pre-order GTA V on PS4 digitally, receive additional credits

Gamers who digitally pre-order Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 will receive an additional $300,000 credits to use within GTA Online.That total stacks on top of the standard $1,000,000 bonus credits, giving players a total of $1,300,000 to s

Free version of DriveClub ‘temporarily’ delayed

PlayStation Plus subscribers hoping to get their hands on the free version of DriveClub will have to wait a little longer.Posting on their official Facebook page, Paul

Plex app launches on Xbox One

Popular media streaming software Plex now has an Xbox One app. The Plex app is available as a free download now on Xbox One, but is currently only available to subscribers of the Plex Pass ($4.99 a month or $39.99 a year). A paid version of the app

Forza Horizon 2 DLC is exclusive to Xbox One

There are no plans for downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2.Posting on the Forza Motorsport forums, Microsoft said: “I’ve seen a lot of questions from community members about certain features and functionalit

PS4 users experiencing issues with Alien Isolation DLC codes

Some PlayStation 4 users are experiencing problems with DLC codes for Alien Isolation. In a post on the game’s official forums, a number of users expressed their difficulties redeeming codes for the Crew Expendable downloadable content. The g

Top Video Games We’d Like To See As A Film – Part 2

The highly-anticipated sequel to Video Games We’d Like To See As A Film – Part 1 is here. Don’t worry; this isn’t any old “cash in”, as Console Monster brings you a second instalment full of great action sequences and a lot of

Xbox One version of COD: Advanced Warfare weighs in at 46GB

You may want to free up some space on your hard drive, as the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weighs in at over 45GB.The game’s required install space was revealed in an image of the product listing posted on Reddit.Fur

DriveClub servers operating on a one in, one out basis

DriveClub’s servers are currently operating on a one in, one out basis, according to the game’s developer.Posting on Facebook, Evolution said:

Battlefield 4 Premium Edition set for later this month

EA has announced a premium edition for Battlefield 4.The digital re-release will contain a copy of the original game plus a Premium membership granting access to all 5 expansion packs, including Second Assault, China Rising, Naval Strike, Dragon’s

Xbox boss: Screenshots and dashboard themes coming to Xbox One

The ability to take screenshots and the addition of dashboard themes are coming to the Xbox One in the future.Speaking on The Inner Circle podcast, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said: “I was told that themes and background pics are something that we

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions dated

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions will debut in November, the game’s publisher has confirmed. In a blog post on their website, Activision confirmed that the multidirectional shooter will launch on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, Nove

PlayStation Network maintenance scheduled for Monday evening

The PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance next week. Starting at 6pm on Monday, October 13th, 2014, the following services will be unavailable: PlayStation Store on all devices PlayStation Network Account Management PlayStation Netwo

The Wolf Among Us dated for Xbox One, PS4

Telltale Games has announced the release date for the next-gen version of The Wolf Among Us. From Friday, November 7th, 2014, the episodic graphic adventure will be available both digitally and at retail. On the same day, a disc version of the game

Sunset Overdrive goes gold

Sunset Overdrive has gone gold, the game’s developer has revealed.Insomniac Games confirmed that the open-world action game will meet its late October release date. The news was unveiled during a special edition of “Sunset TV”.

Evolve alpha release date announced

The closed alpha for four versus one shooter Evolve begins at the end of October, 2K has announced.Xbox One players get a 24-hour head start. For them the alpha begins on 30th October and ends on 2nd November. You need to have an Xbox Live Gold sub

Halo: The Master Chief Collection white Xbox One bundle unveiled

A Halo: The Master Chief Collection white Xbox One bundle has been announced. The bundle, which was unveiled during Microsoft’s conference at the Brazil Game Show, will launch in Brazil and “additional select markets”, a Microsoft

Telltale releases another Game of Thrones teaser image

Telltale Games has published a fresh teaser image for its upcoming Game of Thrones series, pulling another evocative line from George R.R. Martin’s fantasy fiction. The teaser quotes a passage from A Game of Thrones, the first book in the A Song of

LittleBigPlanet 3 delayed in Europe

European gamers will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on LittleBigPlanet 3, Sony has announced.Originally penned in for a November 21st release, the puzzle platformer has been pushed back a week and will now launch on Wednesday, Nove

COD: Advanced Warfare 1TB Xbox One console gets price cut

The limited edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 1TB Xbox One console has been reduced to £399.99. The console was previously due to cost £429.99.The price cut follows shortly after the latest Xbox One reduction, which saw a further &

Lindsay Lohan steps up Rockstar legal battle over GTA5 character

Lindsay Lohan has stepped up her lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar over the use of a character alleged to be based on her.The Hollywood actress originally began legal proceedings back in July, when she claimed that GTA5’s fictio

Monster Videos

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Story Trailer

Alien Isolation – Launch Trailer – Arrival

Forza Horizon 2 – Mobil 1 Car Pack

Trials Fusion – Welcome To The Abyss DLC

The Wolf Among Us – Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Alien Isolation – Survivor Mode

The Evil Within – The World Within

Far Cry 4 – The Lowlands

Costume Quest 2 – Costumes Trailer

Far Cry 4 – Childish Gambino: The Collaboration

Evolve – Accolades Trailer

Driveclub – Console Monster Plays – Hot Lap – Audi TT RS Coupe

Monster Reviews

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Forza Horizon 2

Turtle Beach XO ONE Headset

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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