Monster Gaming Week (19 October 2014)

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Monster News

FIFA 15 tops UK Video Games Chart for a second week

FIFA 15 has retained the top spot in the UK Video Games Chart, fending off competition from Alien: Isolation.Figures for SEGA’s survival horror title revealed that 41% of sales were on the PlayStation 4 and 31% on the Xbox One. Meanwhile, 14%

Dragon Age: Inquisition will render at 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

Dragon Age: Inquisition will render at 1080p on the PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One, it has been revealed.The news was confirmed on the official Dragon Age Twitter account, with Bioware tweeting: “Confirmed: #DAI resolution is 1080p on PS4

Bungie: 3.2 million gamers play Destiny every day

One month on from the release of Destiny, Bungie have unveiled some statistics.Posting as part of their weekly update, the developer revealed that the game averages 3.2 million players each day, with the average play time at around 3 hours per day.

Standalone white PS4 release date is October 17, Amazon UK suggests

Amazon UK is listing an October 17 release date for the standalone ‘Glacier White’ PS4 console. The online retailer’s product listing carries a £351.86 price tag. CVG have asked Sony to confirm the release date and recommended retail price. T

South Park Pinball tables to launch later this week

Two South Park pinball tables are coming to Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, it has been revealed. Developer Zen Studios confirmed that South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and South Park: Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game will launch for PlayStation 3, Pla

Assassin’s Creed Unity Xbox One bundle revealed

A seemingly official Assassin’s Creed Unity Xbox One bundle has been revealed by Austrian retailer Gameware. According to the retailer, the bundle includes a 500GB console plus copies of next month’s Assassin’s Creed Unity and last year’s Assassin’s

Man walks across GTA V map to raise money for mother

Most people associate a charity marathon with months of training ending in a gruelling test of endurance.But Tommy Refenes has done it from the comfort of his front room in America.When his sister launched a fundraising page to help their diabeti

DriveClub server update will allow developer to ‘switch on more of the online features’

A new server update will roll out for DriveClub later today.According to Evolution Studios, the update will allow the game’s developer to “switch on more of the online features”.A post on their Facebook page reads: “Contin

Deals with Gold offers for October 14th – 20th revealed

Outlast, Rayman Legends and Worms Battlegrounds are among the Xbox titles reduced as part of the Deals with Gold promotion.The newly reduced prices, which are only available to Xbox Live Gold members, apply until Monday, October 20th, 2014, so don&

Post-launch title update available for FIFA 15 on PS4, Xbox One

The first post-launch title update for FIFA 15 is now available on the PlayStation 4.EA Sports detailed the fixes and additions in a post on the publisher’s forum. The update includes the following:Fixed ‘search-by-name’ funct

Bungie details latest hotfix for Destiny

Bungie has detailed the latest update for Destiny.The hotfix ( is set to go live on all platforms today (Tuesday, October 14th, 2014) and includes a number of changes to weapon balance, as well as fixing a number of issues with the Templar

Report: Xbox One outsold PS4 in September

The Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 during September, according to a games analyst.Michael Pachter estimates that Microsoft sold 325,000 new Xbox Ones at U.S. retailers last month, while Sony sold 250,000 PS4s.If accurate, it would be the seco

The Walking Dead launches on Xbox One ten days early

Tellale’s The Walking Dead:The Complete First Seasonis now available to download on the Xbox One.Priced at £19.99, the game has launched on the Xbox Games Store ten days early, having originally been set for an October 24th,

WWE 2k15 Season Pass detailed

Details of the WWE 2k15 Season Pass have been announced. Priced at $24.99, the pass unlocks WWE Dive Paige for use in the game and includes all three 2K Showcase stories and an Accelerator pack. As listed by IGN, the contents of the WWE 2k15 Season

Vine app launches on Xbox One

An app for the short-form video sharing service Vine is now available on the Xbox One. The app, which is the first of its kind to be built specifically for TV, allows Xbox Live members to watch 6 second clips on the big screen. Vine viewing was pr

Direct follow-up to Far Cry 3 ‘abandoned’ after four days

Far Cry 4 could have been a direct follow-up to Far Cry 4, though the idea was abandoned after four days. Posting on the Ubisoft blog, executive producer Dan Hay revealed that the developer considered going with a traditional sequel. He said: &ldquo

Battlefield 4 included in latest PlayStation Store discounts

Sony has detailed the latest PlayStation Store discounts.The newly-reduced prices come into effect from today (Wednesday, October 15th, 2014) and include a whole host of savings on Battlefield 4 content.The full list, which was posted on the Play

Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell to release one week early

Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell will release one week earlier than expected.In a post on the EU PlayStation blog, the game’s developer Volition confirmed that the standalone expansion will launch on Friday, January 23rd, 2015, as opposed to Ja

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare has been added to EA Access.The third-person shooter and tower defence title becomes the sixth game to be added to the service since it launched in August 2014.EA Access members get full access to Garden Warfare

Xbox One October update rolled out to all users

Microsoft has rolled out a new update for the Xbox One.In a post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft said: “We’re excited to roll out updated features this month that take advantage on the multitasking capabilities of Xbox One and connect with your

Darksiders 2 available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold members

Xbox Live Gold members can now download Darksiders 2as part of the Games with Gold promotion.Weighing in at 7.15GB, the title will be free until Friday, October 31st, 2014.In the Console Monster review, Darksiders 2 scored 77% because it &l

What to expect – PS4 system software 2.00

If you didn’t already know, system software 2.00 is coming to the PS4 and will add some big features; namely Share Play, YouTube support and other stuff which you’ll get to read in under ten seconds. Let’s take a look: USB Music Player: PS4

Monstrous Day One Patch For Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection to receive 20gb day-one content update.

Destiny leak reveals raid gear from upcoming DLC

A fresh leak of Destiny details data-mined from the game’s servers has revealed a new set of raid gear to be included in December’s The Dark Below DLC. The new set of items, posted toDestinyDBand spotted byReddit, includes a full s

Project Cars delayed until March 2015 to avoid competition, raise quality

Project Cars publisher Bandai Namco has now officially confirmed the game’s delay until 20th March 2015. In a statement passed to Eurogamer, the company reaffirmed the reasons previously stated to backers – that the game would benefit from being mov

Monster Videos

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

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Behind-The-Scenes Trailer

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel – Launch Trailer

The Evil Within – Launch Trailer

Saints Row IV – Gat out of Hell – 7 Deadly Weapons Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Bundle Announcement Trailer

The Crew – Customisation Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Cast of Characters Trailer

Monster Reviews

Alien Isolation


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Xbox 360 Achievements


CastleStorm: Definitive Edition


KickBeat – Special Edition

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Sunset Overdrive

Project Spark

NBA 2k15

PS3 Trophies

Alien Isolation

The Evil Within


NBA 2k15

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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