Monster Gaming Week (14 September 2014)

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Price Watch Destiny Launch Prices

Happy Destiny day, gamers!As the hotly tipped Destiny rolls out to gamers around the world today, we thought it would be good to round up the launch prices from the most popular UK online and highstreet stores, just incase you’ve yet to pick

FIFA 15 demo now available on Xbox One, other platforms to follow

A demo for FIFA 15 is now available to download on the Xbox One. Weighing in at 3.07GB, the demo allows players to play a match between Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as the opportunity to try out the Ultimate Team mode with a selection of p

Forza Horizon 2’s complete car roster revealed

Forza Horizon 2 will feature a car roster of 210 cars built specifically for the next generation, Microsoft and Playground Games have announced. The final car reveal includes vehicles that have their own sense of style and charisma, like the Land Ro

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor PS3, 360 delayed to November

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s PS3 and Xbox 360 versions have been delayed by more than a month, though their new-gen counterparts will still release on time. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced on Tuesday that the last-gen versions n

PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

The PlayStation 4 has sold one million units in the UK, Sony has announced. 10m PS4s have been sold worldwide. It achieved the milestone nine months after going on sale in November 2013. It is the second fastest-selling home console ever – Nintendo’

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC detailed

The downloadable content for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has been detailed. Warner Bros. Revealed that there are six DLC packs planned in total, each of which features a unique mission, new vehicles, achievements and characters. The Dark Knight Pa

Deals with Gold offers for September 9th revealed

The latest Deals with Gold have been announced.Starting from today (September 9th), a number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles and downloadable content are discounted, as part of the Xbox Live Gold exclusive sale.On the Xbox One, Watch Dogs is redu

Xbox One’s Japanese launch musters half sales of Xbox 360

Xbox One sold 23,562 units during its Japanese launch week, less than half the amount sold by Xbox 360. Microsoft’s new machine had four days to reach that total,Famitsureported. Xbox 360 managed 62,135 units in half the time back in 200

Microsoft offer to replace noisy Xbox One consoles

Microsoft will replace any Xbox One consoles that are creating an unusual amount of noise. The issue, which affects just a “small number of Xbox One owners”, can be identified by a clicking noise coming directly from the console. Microsoft to

Sunset Overdrive Season Pass announced

A Season Pass for Sunset Overdrive has been announced.Posting on Xbox Wire, Microsoft and Insomniac Games revealed that the Season Pass for the open-world shooter will contain new locations, new weapons and new outfits.The full list of contents f

FIFA 15 is bookies’ favourite for Christmas top spot

FIFA 15 is the bookies’ favourite to take the Christmas Number 1 spot. According to William Hill, EA Sports’ highly anticipated football title holds 1/4 odds of securing the top spot, with Destiny at 7/2. Assassin’s Creed: Unity (7/1),

FIFA demo out now on PS3 and PS4 in Europe

EA Sports has released the FIFA 15 demo on PS3 and PS4 in Europe. The FIFA 15 demo launched on PC and Xbox platforms earlier this week, as well as on PlayStation consoles in North America. It lets users play as Liverpool, Barcelona, Chelsea, PSG, B

Destiny had the ‘biggest new video game franchise launch in history’

The launch of Destiny has set a number of records, according to Activision.The first-person shooter is “biggest new video game franchise launch in history” and sold over $500 million worth of stock to retailers on day one.Furthermore,

Rumour Microsoft In Mojang And Minecraft Grab

Microsoft in $2-billion talks regarding the acquisition of Mojang (and therefore Minecraft).

DriveClub DLC to include free cars & tracks, Season Pass detailed

Evolution Studios has detailed the line-up of DLC heading to DriveClub following its arrival on PS4 next month, including a range of free cars and tracks being added to the game each month until June 2015.A total of 47 cars (38 premium and 9 free)

DriveClub has gone gold

PS4 racer DriveClub has gone gold ahead of its release on October 10, Evolution has announced.The milestone marks the end of a long and troubled development for the game, which had initially been due to go on sale alongside the console last Novembe

Microsoft is testing playing Xbox games in your browser

Microsoft isa technology company and when they see a problem that they think they can solve, they put their best and brightest minds to a solution. So when the question arises as to why cloud-based gaming hasn’t taken off and the answer i

Sony provides fix for PS4 disc ejection problems

A number of PlayStation 4 systems are suffering from disc ejection problems, according to Sony.In a tutorial video, Sony detailed what console owners should do “if a PS4 system ejects discs unexpectedly” or “if a PS4 system beeps

Forza fans to be rewarded with additional cars for Forza Horizon 2

Loyal Forza players will be rewarded with additional cars for use within Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft has announced. Up to five free cars will be offered to fans, including the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the 2013 Viper GTS, the 2015 Lamborghini Hurac&

Next-gen Shadow Warrior delayed

The next-gen version of Shadow Warrior has been delayed, according to the game’s publisher. Bandai Namco confirmed that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will now release on October 24th, as opposed to the September 26th date

Dying Light brought forward to January

Open world zombie brawler Dying Light will release on January 27, 2015, Techland has announced. The game had previously been expected to arrive in February, having been delayed to 2015 earlier this year.The date means that Dying Light will get the

Upcoming Destiny events detailed

Bungie has detailed a number of upcoming Destiny events, beginning with this weekend’s Crucible playlist. “Guardians fight to claim and salvage relics on small to medium sized maps in this intense 3v3 objective mode. Secure the relics. Disrupt enemy

Upcoming Titanfall DLC maps detailed

Two upcoming Titanfall maps have been detailed on the game’s official website.Respawn community manager Abbie Heppe revealed the third

New-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Will Be Out In November, With More Stuff

The improved version of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be out on November 18, according to the game’s developer, Rockstar. The PC version will follow on January 27, 2015.The company says the new edition of the massively popu

Monster Videos

– October Xbox One Update Preview

The Evil Within – Delicious Evil

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Co-op Heist Mission Commented Demo

NHL 15 – Tips and Tricks: How to Celebrate

UNCHARTED – Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Video Promo

Forza Horizon 2 – Launch Trailer

Flockers – Announce Trailer

Sunset Overdrive – Rules Are Meant To Be Exploded

FIFA 15 – New Celebrations Tutorial

Klaus – Announce Trailer

Sunset Overdrive – gamescom Art Mural

Grand Theft Auto V – A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip

FIFA 15 – Official TV Commercial

Monster Reviews

Dance Central Spotlight

Xbox 360 Achievements



Borderlands The Pre-Sequel

PS3 Trophies

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel

NHL 15


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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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