Monster Gaming Week (21 September 2014)

Monster Gaming Week (21 September 2014)

Published On September 21, 2014 | By Anthony Barker | News

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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Monster News

Destiny tops UK Video Games Chart

Destiny has stormed to the top of the UK Video Games chart, having recorded the biggest new IP launch in history.According to Chart-Track, sales of Bungie’s first-person shooter were evenly split between the PlayStation and Xbox, despite the

DriveClub will have an install size of 17GB

DriveClub will require 17GB of storage space on PS4, Evolution has confirmed.Both the full version and free PS Plus Edition will take up the same amount of space, with the idea of letting PS Plus owners instantly upgrade to the full release without

Microsoft confirms acquisition of Minecraft developer

Microsoft has acquired Minecraft developer Mojang.The deal, which is thought to be worth £2 billion, was confirmed on the Xbox Wire website on Monday, September 15th, 2014.Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft, said: “Our relationship w

Notch sold Minecraft for his sanity, not the money

Mojang co-founder Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has explained the reasons behind the decision tosell the company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. “I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and

Six Things Microsoft Could Have Bought For The Price Of Mojang

Following weeks of speculation and rumours, Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring Minecraft developer Mojang for a whopping $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion). In a statement that accompanied the announcement, the Xbox firm revealed that

EA announces changes to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

EA has announced a number of changes to FIFA Ultimate Team for the next edition of the game. In order to clamp down on cheats, Trade Offers will be removed from Ultimate Team in FIFA 15. In a post on their website, EA Sports Community Manager Robb

Deals with Gold offers for September 16th – 22nd revealed

Eternal Sonata, Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light are among the titles discounted for Xbox Live Gold members.As part of the Deals with Gold promotion, eight Xbox 360 titles have been discounted until Monday, September 22nd, 2014.The full list of

Forza Horizon 2 has gone gold

Forza Horizon 2 has gone gold, Microsoft has announced. The news coincides with the release of the game’s playable demo, which will be available to download on the Xbox One later today (Tuesday, September 16th, 2014). Last week, it was reveal

Halo: Reach now available as a free download

Xbox Live Gold members can now download Halo: Reach for free, as part of the Games with Gold promotion.The offer is only available until September 30th, when the title will return to its regular price of £19.99. Monaco: What’s Yours is

New Gran Turismo 6 update adds ‘host of new features’

A new update for Gran Turismo 6 is now available.Posting on the PlayStation Blog, Sony revealed that update 1.12 brings a “host of new features and content”. The full list of new additions is as follows:Toyota FT1 Vision Gran Turismo

Touring Legends pack now available for GRID Autosport

The latest expansion pack for GRID Autosport is now available to download.Priced at £10.39, the Touring Legends pack features Silverstone & Donnington Park – with 10 routes and a new Single Player Touring Car Legends Championship.Tourin

Forza Horizon 2 to feature free DLC at launch

Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One will feature free launch day DLC. CVG has discovered a Launch Bonus Car Pack, yet to be announced by Microsoft, which has just been added to the Xbox One games store. Players can find and download it by going to the stor

FIFA 15 soundtrack detailed

Avicii, Kasabian and Foster The People will feature on the FIFA 15 Soundtrack. Posting on their website, EA Sports announced the 41 tracks that players will be listening to as they browse the in-game menus. The soundtrack, which you can listen to v

WWE 2K15 delayed on Xbox One and PS4

2K Sports has delayed the Xbox One and PS4 versions of WWE 2K15 by three weeks. The new-gen versions of the wrestling game were originally planned to release on October 28 in North America and October 31 in Europe, alongside the Xbox 360 and PS3 ver

Singstar: Ultimate Party tracklisting revealed

5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction and Swedish House Mafia are among the star-studded line-up for Singstar: Ultimate Party, it has been revealed. Posting on their official blog, Sony confirmed the tracklisting for the karaoke title, which also featu

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel soundtrack out September 30

The official soundtrack to the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released via digital channels on September 30. Picked up by video game licensing and distribution label Sumthin Else Music Works, the soundtrack will be available on that da

Sony forecasts annual net loss of £1.3 billion

Sony said on Wednesday that it expects to report a net loss of 230 billion yen (£1.3b/$2.1b) for the current business year ending in March 2015. That’s a significant increase from its prior guidance in July, when it forecast a net loss of 50 b

Microsoft unveils wired Xbox One controller for Windows PC

Microsoft has unveiled a wired Xbox One controller for use with Windows PC. The aptly-named Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows launches in November 2014 and works with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Microsoft called it the best PC controller it’s ev

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s co-op mode revealed this month

Gamers eager to hear more about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s co-op mode–which developer Sledgehammer Games confirmed back in May but offered no details for–don’t have much longer to wait. Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey wrote on Twitter

343 Industries: Halo Reach and ODST could come to the Xbox One in the future

343 Industries hasn’t ruled out the possibility of bringing Halo: Reach and Halo 3: ODST to the Xbox One in the future. Speaking to VideoGamer.com, executive producer at 343 Industries Dan Ayoub revealed that the two titles were left out of Ha

PES 2015 demo delayed in Europe

The playable demo of PES 2015 has been delayed across Europe, Konami has confirmed, with new dates expected to be announced “shortly”. The demo had previously been due to go live today. If you can’t wait to give it a download, though, the demo is cu

Destiny racks up over $325 million sales worldwide

Destiny racked up over $325 million worldwide in its first five days, according to the game’s publisher.The figure is the number of sales generated from copies sold to actual consumers, as opposed to the $500 million figure Activision announc

D4 Episode One dated (and it’s sooner than you’d think)

The first episode of D4 will launch on the Xbox One tomorrow (Friday, September 19th, 2014).Priced at $14.99 (approximately £9.99), the game follows the young, eccentric and hip David Young, whose wife was killed two years prior, and whose ki

Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain release date confirmed for 2015

The Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date will fall in 2015, series creator Hideo Kojima has confirmed.The launch window for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC game was confirmed during a MGSV event at Tokyo Game Show, Gematsu repo

FIFA 15 trial available to EA Access members later today

FIFA 15 will be available as a free trial to EA Access members later today (Thursday, September 18th, 2014), the publisher has revealed.The announcement was made via Twitter, with EA posting on Wednesday night:

Star of ’24’ to feature in Dead Rising film

“24” star Dennis Haysbert will feature in a Dead Rising film, it has been revealed.According to The Wrap, Haysbert will play a lead role in the film, which will be directed by Zach Lipovsky – best known for directing “Lepr

Need for Speed: Rivals Complete Edition dated

EA has announced the release date of theNeed For Speed: Rivals Complete Edition.As the name suggests, the bundle features Need for Speed: Rivals and all the previously released DLC, including all six car packs.The price of the bundle has ye

Disc version of Minecraft: PS4 Edition set for October

The PlayStation 4 edition of Minecraft will be released on disc next month. Minecraft: PS4 Edition went live on the PlayStation Store at the beginning of September, though will hit the shelves on Friday, October 3rd, 2014. Sony, who revealed the

PlayStation to debut TV streaming service this year, report claims

Sony plans to introduce an internet television service which will stream dozens of channels to PlayStation systems this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sony Computer Entertainment head Andrew House told the WSJ that his division will deb

Assassin’s Creed film delayed due to ‘scheduling issues’

The Assassin’s Creed film has been delayed, according to reports.The Hollywood Reporter claims that the script for the movie has had to undergo “several rewrites” and production of the video game adaptation has been plagued with &

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition available to pre-order as digital download

Xbox One owners can pre-order Sleeping Dog: Definitive Edition as a digital download.According to the official listing, players can download the game from Xbox Live before its release on October 10th, though “it will not be playable until 12:

Destiny’s Queen’s Wrath & Combined Arms events detailed

Bungie has revealed the first details on two new Destiny events due to roll out from today (Friday, September 19th, 2014).Starting from today until Sunday, September 21, the Combined Arms PVP event tasks players with heading into the Crucible to

UK PS4 sales up 300 per cent thanks to Destiny launch

PS4 has just posted its biggest week of the year in the US, and MCV can reveal it is the same for the UK, too.A senior industry source quoting Chart-Track data told MCV that PS4 sales spiked 300 per cent week-on-week after the launch of Destiny. Of

D4 Episode One is now available to download

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is now available to download from the Xbox Games Store.The first episode of the Xbox One exclusive, which weighs in at 8.82GB, is directed by Hidetaka Suehiro, who is better known as Swervy65.The game’s descr

Darksiders 2 cost THQ $50m to develop, says Nordic Games boss

The development of Darksiders 2 cost THQ $50 million, according to the company who bought the IP from the defunct publisher last year.Speaking about the money invested into the 2012 action-RPG in this week’s issue of MCV, Nordic Games owner Lars Wi

Two new PlayStation 4 bundles detailed

Sony has unveiled two new PlayStation 4 bundles ahead of DriveClub’s release in October. For €439.99, gamers can get their hands on a Glacier White PS4 bundle, which contains a copy of the game, a white 500GB console and a white DualSho

Monster Videos

Dead Island 2 – Pre-Alpha Gameplay

Dying Light – Destroy the Hives Gameplay

The Crew – Everybody, Drive Social Trailer

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition – Minecraft to join Microsoft

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – Announce Trailer

Killzone Shadow Fall – The Statue DLC Map

FIFA 15 – Ultimate Team – New Features

Shadow Warrior – Trailer

Samurai Warriors 4 – Battle Trailer

Far Cry 4 – The Mighty Elephants of Kyrat

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Co-Op Gameplay Trailer

The Evil Within – TGS 2014 Trailer

Resident Evil Revelations 2 – First Trailer

Ori and the Blind Forest – TGS 2014 – Prologue

Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes – Pretty Little Crimes

Killer Instinct – Season 2 – Maya Trailer

Need for Speed Rivals – Complete Edition Trailer

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel – An Introduction by Sir Hammerlock and Torgue

Final Fantasy XV – TGS 2014 Trailer

D4 – Launch Trailer

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo 3 Campaign Sneak Peek

The Order: 1886 – Official Behind the Scenes – Tools of the Trade

Forza Horizon 2 – Live Action TV Commercial: Leave Your Limits

Battlefield Hardline – Hotwire Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

FIFA 15 – New Skill Moves

Monster Reviews

Flockers

Destiny

SteelSeries Stratus Controller

Xbox 360 Achievements

FIFA 15

Flockers

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel

PS3 Trophies

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel

NHL 15

Destiny

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