Monster Gaming Week (22 September 2013)

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

BF4 Sony Explains Battlefield 4 PS3 to PS4 Digital Upgrade Details

Sony explains how gamers will be able to upgrade their copy of EA’s upcoming shooter – Battlefield 4 – from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4.

Next-Gen EA Confirms Their Next-Generation Launch Line Up

EA has confirmed their line-up of titles that will be available at launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One console. Three usual suspects will be available at launch: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25 and Battlefield 4. All of which will have be

BF4 Battlefield 4 Guide to Vehicles

DICE have posted on their blog a complete rundown of vehicles that will be making their way to Battlefield 4.

Rockstar Investigating Early GTA V Sales

GTA V is leaking like a rusty pipe, Microsoft are angry and Amazon is in the doghouse for dispatching the game early. Feels like a soap.

GTA V Countdown to GTA V: Week 4

2 Days to go – We recap on the past week of our Countdown to GTA V articles.

Killzone: Shadow Fall Removes XP and Jetpacks from its Multiplayer

Posted on the official Killzone blog, it has been announced that unlike previous Killzone games, the progression in Shadow Fall will not be based on XP, but on the completion of challenges. 1500 challenges will be available at launch of the game.&nbs

GTA V Countdown to GTA V: Achievements & Trophies

1 Day to go – We look at the achievements and trophies you’ll be unlocking in GTA V

Criterion ‘voluntarily’ reduced to 17 staff

Guildford racing specialist Criterion Games has shrunk its workforce to less than twenty people.

How the first Grand Theft Auto was almost cancelled

Some of the creators of the first Grand Theft Auto game have discussed its troubled, four-and-a-half year development.

Rainbow Six Vegas Now Free With Games for Gold

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas is free on Xbox Live right now as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold promotion.

‘GATV’ DLC pack set for release on Saints Row 4

Volition has revealed two new DLC packs forSaints Row 4, one of which makes a tongue-in-cheek reference to Rockstar’s rival series Grand Theft Auto.Discussed during the latestPlayStation Blogcast, the first DLC release,

Rockstar warns: don’t install GTA5 Xbox 360

Rockstar has warned Xbox 360 gamers not to install the Grand Theft Auto 5 play disc.

GTA 5 iPhone & iPad ‘iFruit’ App lets you teach your dog new tricks

A companion app is now available to download on iOS.

FIFA 14 soundtrack detailed

Disclosure, John Newman and Wretch 32 are among the artists featured.

GTA V Countdown to GTA V: Wrap Up

0 Days to go – GTA V is finally here. We wrap up all four weeks-worth of articles in our Countdown to GTA V

Battlefield 4 on Xbox One could feature head-tracking

Executive producer Patrick Bach hints at the feature in an interview.

BF4 EA Confirms Battlefield 4 Open Beta Date

EA has confirmed that a few days after the early access to the Battlefield 4 beta on the 1st October, the beta will be open to all on the 4th October. So it is not a huge advantage for early access gamers. The beta will feature Conquest mode and Dom

GTA V Xbox 360 vs PS3 Versions of GTA V Compared in Video

It hasn’t been long before GTA V platform comparison videos hit the internet. Merely hours in fact.If you have been waiting for these GTA V Xbox 360 vs PS3 comparison videos, then you are in luck. Eurogamer have released a bunch, and to be honest,

Play dirty as Foul Play hits the Xbox Live Arcade

.Priced at £9.99, the title weighs in at 1.97GB.

GTA V is the fastest selling game in UK history

Beats Call of Duty: Black Ops, which set the record in November 2010.

Uplay confirmed for Xbox One and PS4

Cross-game service will make the leap to the PS4 and Xbox One.

PS4 will allow direct gameplay capture over HDMI

Details revealed at Tokyo Game Show.

Amazon announces next-gen trade-in program

Upgrade to next-gen FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 or Need For Speed: Rivals for £10.

Xbox One’s ‘Recents’ home screen based on 360 users’ playing habits

The Xbox One’s main menu — the screen that pops up when a user logs in, and the screen the console snaps to whenever that user presses the controller’s Home button — is composed mainly of five icons showing the last five games and applica

Microsoft on Xbox One Vertical Orientation: ‘Do it at your own risk’

Microsoft told GameSpot today that the Xbox One won’t support vertical orientation due to the inclusion of a slot loading drive.

Dead Rising 3 now ‘frame-locked at 30FPS’

Performance issues ironed out, Capcom claims.

Grand Theft Auto won’t return to London

Rockstar’s Dan Houser also talks about the lack of a female playable character in GTA V.

Killzone: Shadow Fall Assault Class Details

Sony’s flagship shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall has its Assault class detailed over on the official KZ blog.

Next-Gen Call of Duty: Ghosts Next-Gen Game and DLC Upgrade Details

Activision has outlined their upgrade plans for their upcoming shooter – Call of Duty: Ghosts.Gamers who choose to buy early on current-gen and upgrade later to their shiny new next-gen console have a few options available to them.The bottom line

PS4 PlayStation 4 Official Launch Day Accessories

Sony has announced their own suite of official PlayStation 4 accessories that will appearing at launch of the new console.The DualShock 4 Charge Station will retail at a RRP of £24.99 and will keep up to two DualShock 4’s charged when you a

Thinking of Going Fully Digital for GTA V? Think Again…

Technical comparison aficionados have compared the PlayStation digital release of GTA V against the disc-based retail version of the game, and it shows some alarming results for the digital download. Granted, not all digital downloads suffer, but wit

Monster Videos

Driveclub – Night Driving Gameplay Video

Project Spark – Dev Live Stream

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 – Master League Trailer

Battlefield 4 – Multiplayer Trailer

Metal Gear Solid 5 – PS4 Gameplay

Assassin’s Creed IV : Black Flag – Multiplayer Trailer

Driveclub – TGS Trailer

Ryse: Son of Rome – Inside Look at Combat

Deep Down – PS4 Trailer

Monster Reviews

Saints Row IV

Tales of Xillia

Rayman Legends

Xbox 360 Achievements

Batman: Arkham Origins

F1 2013

WWE 2k14

Assassin’s Creed IV : Black Flag

PS3 Trophies


Farming Simulator 2013

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014

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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