Monster Gaming Week (23 March 2014)

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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Free Xbox Games: Dungeon Defenders now free via Games with Gold

It’s the 16th of the month, which means it’s time for the excellent Civilization Revolution to leave the Games with Gold rotation. But no sooner does it leave than another game steps up to the podium of free games goodness to take its place. The offe

Titanfall leads to 96% jump in Xbox One hardware sales

The launch of Titanfall has led to a 96 per cent increase in Xbox One hardware sales in the UK, Chart-Track has revealed. The figure was announced alongside this week’s All-Formats Charts, where Titanfall snatched the no.1 spot from highly-anticipat

UK retailer to cut Xbox One to £299 this week

Online retailer GameSeek has announced plans to temporarily drop the price of an Xbox One console with FIFA 14 to just £299.99 – £100 less than the standard retail price. The price drop forms a part of GameSeek’s ‘Co-buying’ promot

Microsoft rolling out Xbox One April update preview

Microsoft has begun rolling out previews of Xbox One’s April update, following the successful implementation ofMarch’s updatewhich brought improvements to party chat, friends lists and more. This round of previews for the latest Xbox One

Titanfall – Respawn has ‘started kicking players’, more bans incoming, server patch this week

Titanfalldeveloper Respawn Entertainment is gearing up to act on a number of incoming players bansin hopes to root out cheaters and “aimbotters”, while the studio’s engineering team prepares a Titanfall server patch for

Project Spark Enters Open Beta

The oddly-shaped project from Team Dakota, Project Spark, has now entered open Beta on Xbox ONE and is available for free download via the store. A peculiar and mysterious title, Project Spark certainly deserves the varied speculation it’s been rece

All Guitar Hero, DJ Hero song DLC to be removed

Activision’s library of downloadable song DLC for Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero will be taken offline at the end of this month, the publisher has announced. The Guitar Hero mobile game will also be removed from sale on 31st March. Servers for

GDC 2014 Sony reveals Project Morpheus, its VR headset for PlayStation 4

Sony has revealed its plans for virtual reality technology on the PlayStation 4. Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, showed off a prototype headset at a Game Developers Conference 2014 event entitledDriving the Future of Inno

God of War Studio Suffers Further Layoff

The massively successful God of War series, which performed astonishingly well in both the commercial and critical arenas, was created by a subsidiary of Sony Community Entertainment, Santa Monica Studio. There have recently been a series of layoffs

7 Games That Deserve the ‘Next-Gen’ Treatment

Everyone has that one game series you cherish and with each E3, you dream of hearing its name. Whether it be a new entry into the series, a HD ‘remake’ or even a subpar spin-off, if it is true to the source material, you would be thrilled

Monster Videos

Titanfall – UK Launch Event

2014 FIFA World Cup – Gameplay Trailer

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare – Garden Variety Pack Preview

Kinect Sports Rivals – Free Your Inner Competitor

MXGP – Real vs Game

Monster Reviews


South Park The Stick of Truth

Xbox 360 Achievements

Skydive: Proximity Flight


Kinect Sports Rivals

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

PS3 Trophies

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

inFamous: Second Son

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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