Monster Gaming Week (13 July 2014)

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Monster Month What We Have Been Playing – June 2014

We bring you our gaming antics in June

UK Video Game Chart: Sniper Elite 3 fends off Watch Dogs & FIFA 14

Sniper Elite 3 has earned a second week at No.1 in the UK’s All Formats All Prices video game chart, dropping just 36 per cent week-on-week.Watch Dogs holds on to No.2, followed by FIFA 14 which climbs three places to No.3, Titanfall, Wolfenstein,

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel not ruled out for PS4 and Xbox One

Gearbox Software hasn’t ruled out the possibility ofBorderlands: The Pre-Sequellaunching on PS4 or Xbox One in the future, although a new-gen release isn’t currently on the cards.Principally developed at 2K Australia, with supervision f

PES 2015 microtranscations detailed

News that the latest edition of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series will feature microtransactions has been greeted with what could generously be called a mixed reception. At an event for the game yesterday, we spoke to the publisher about its

Titanfall reduced on Xbox One as Ultimate Games Sale hits Xbox Live

The Xbox One version of Titanfall has been reduced to £36.79 as part of this week’s Xbox Live Deals with Gold, alongside a variety of Xbox 360 DLC.The discounts coincide with the launch of a huge Ultimate Games Sale on Xbox Live which will se

PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

The PlayStation 4 has failed to make a significant impact in Japan. Unlike in western markets, where the PS4 has been a hit (it’s the fastest-selling console in UK history), in Japan it’s struggling. Japanese magazine publisher Enterbrain released

July Xbox One update arriving in ‘the coming days’

Xbox One’s July update will roll out in ‘the coming days’, introducing the ability to Snap the Achievements app. The release window was announced on Major Nelson, where a video outlining the changes was published. Announced last month, the update w

Diablo 3 Xbox One could get 1080p resolution bump following SDK update

The Xbox One version of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition could receive a resolution bump – possibly boosting it to 1080p – following last month’s SDK update, Blizzard has said.Speaking toAusGamersabout the possibility of incr

Banjo Kazooie bundle added to Xbox 360 Marketplace

A new bundle combining Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie is now available on the Xbox 360 Marketplace.The new compilation, entitledBanjo Games Bundle, features the XBLA versions of Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie.Although the games can still be b

Microsoft’s PR blunders caused Sony to re-write E3 PlayStation 4 script

Sony re-wrote portions of its E3 2013 presentation – when the company fully unveiled the PlayStation 4 – after seeing Microsoft’s unpopular announcements detailing the Xbox One’s initial policies regarding used games and DRM. Speaking at the Develop

Gamers have already played Watch Dogs for over a decade

Ubisoft has revealed player statistics about their latest release Watch Dogs.According to the figues, gamers have spent 11 years, 87 days, 45 hours and 59 minutes and counting playing the game. During that time, over 76 million crimes have been pre

Further discounts in the Ultimate Xbox Live sale

The third day of the Ultimate Xbox Live sale has brought with it a number of newly-discounted titles.The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is now available for £2.99 (a 75% saving), Assassin’s Creed Liberation Arcade is now £7.99 (a 50%

Dead Island 2 fans to determine contents of collector’s edition

Dead Island 2 fans have been asked to determine what will be included in the collector’s edition for the upcoming game. Publisher Deep Silver released a survey asking participants to vote on the contents that they’d most like to see in t

Xbox One developer kits have not been scrapped, despite reports

Microsoft has denied dropping plans to enable to the Xbox One to double as a developer kit, despite a report suggesting this wasn’t the case.During an audience Q&A session at Develop in Brighton, Xbox Advanced Technology Group’s Martin

Shadow Warrior set for PS4 and Xbox One release

Shadow Warrior will arrive on next generation consoles in September, it has been revealed.

DICE launch Battlefield 4 festival

The summer is well and truly here, with festivals taking place all over the world. To get in the spirit of things, DICE has announced Battlefest.As the name suggests, Battlefest is a festival built for gamers, specifically Battlefield 4, with weekl

Final Halo 3 Easter egg discovered – seven years after release

The final Easter egg has been discovered in the Halo 3 loading screen – almost seven years after the game was released.According to Team Beyond, the Easter egg, which can only be triggered on Christmas Day, is activated by holding down the tw

Sony putting a ‘big spend’ behind The Last of Us Remastered marketing campaign

SCEE is putting

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella commits to Xbox

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has committed to Xbox and pledged to grow the gaming brand’s fan base. In May Nadella countered the suggestion from investors and analysts that its Xbox division should be sold. At the Code Conference Nadella was asked,

Day 4 of Ultimate Xbox Live sale deals revealed

Another day means another set of discounts in the Ultimate Xbox Live sale. Xbox 360 titlesGrand Theft Auto V, Need for Speed Rivals and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning are among the six titles reduced in price for today (Friday, July 11th, 2014)

Details of new Xbox 360/PS3 Assassin’s Creed title coming ‘soon’

The first details of a new Assassin’s Creed on the Xbox 360 and PS3 are coming “soon”, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. Speaking during an investor call on Thursday, July 10th, 2014, Guillemot said: “We’ve said

The Crew to receive regular free content

Open world racer The Crew will receive regular free content, it has been revealed. Speaking in a UbiBlog interview, creative director Julian Gerighty said: “One of the things that I really want to do is to keep providing people with content after la

7 of 2014’s Best Offerings (So Far)

David Wriglesworth takes a look at the best titles that have hit the shelves this year.

Resolutiongate a ‘perception challenge’ that must be fixed, says Xbox exec

One of the key Xbox One executives in the UK believes the company needs to overcome the perception that Sony’s PS4 displays certain games at superior resolutions and frame rates. Xbox UK marketing boss Harvey Eagle told CVG that, while he doesn’t pe

Xbox One now supports trial and unlock game demos

Look on the Xbox One store and you still won’t find many game demos. It’s something users have asked Microsoft to encourage, and it sounds like Microsoft is listening. Microsoft has recently updated the console with the same game trial functionality

Let it go with the limited edition Frozen-themed PS4

A limited edition Frozen-themed PlayStation 4 is set to release in Japan next week.

Monster Videos

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Terminal Trailer

Destiny – Collector’s Edition Reveal

Battleborn – Announcement Trailer

Driveclub – Rain Gameplay

Destiny – Beta Trailer

Alien Isolation – Official Pre-order Trailer

Guacamelee – Gameplay

The Wolf Among Us – Season Finale

Battlefield 4 – Dragon’s Teeth Teaser

Mortal Kombat X – Raiden Trailer

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Gameplay Part 1: The Hinterlands

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Gameplay Part 2: Redcliffe Castle

Monster Reviews


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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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