Monster Gaming Week (29 June 2014)

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EA Sports UFC kicks Watch Dogs down to second place

EA Sports UFC became publisher EA’s third All-Formats No.1 of the year, preventing Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs from claiming its fourth week at the top, reports Chart-Track.61 per cent of UFC sales were on PS4.FIFA 14 and Titanfall are EA’s previous cha

Huge Witcher 3 leak reveals ending details, monsters, plot

Dozens of internal design documents for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been posted online, revealing key details about the game’s story, missions, enemies and ending.The files were reportedly stolen from a CD Projekt Red employee whose Google Drive

Report: Microsoft lists Batman: Arkham Knight Xbox One release for February

The U.S. Microsoft Store lists the release date for Rocksteady Studio’s Batman: Arkham Knight on Xbox One as Feb. 24 2015.

Some Battlefield 3 players have been ‘incorrectly’ banned, EA admits

EA has admitted that some Battlefield 3 players have been accidentally banned from the game.Battlefield 3 uses the anti-cheat software Punkbuster, an external tool. Because of this, EA cannot simply reverse the decisions itself, a statement on the

Sky charging £5 more to use Sky Go on Xbox 360

Sky is changing streaming app Sky Go on console – and making it more expensive in the process. In order to use the Sky Go app, currently available on Xbox 360 and due out on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 later this year, you’ll need a Sky Go Extra

E3 2014 Metal Gear Solid 5 – E3 30 Minute Gameplay Demo

Check out this latest video for Metal Gear Solid 5 – ‘E3 30 Minute Gameplay Demo’

Microsoft had to ‘release an Xbox One SKU without a camera,’ says Sony

Sony always believed Microsoft would eventually have to release an Xbox One SKU without Kinect in order to match the PS4’s $399 price, head of Worldwide Studios America Scott Rohde told Ars. “I think that, to be truthful, we always assumed that even

It ‘took years’ to rebuild Assassin’s Creed engine for Unity’s co-op, says dev

It “took years” of development to rebuild the Assassin’s Creed engine for the online co-op gameplay that’s featured in Assassin’s Creed Unity, according to senior producer Vincent Pontbriand. Fans have called for the ability to play AC games co-oper

Bungie confident Destiny will run smoothly at launch

Bungie is confident shared-world shooter Destiny will run smoothly at launch.We’ve seen some high profile games suffer at launch in recent years for a variety of reasons: Blizzard’s Diablo 3 and EA’s SimCity and Battlefield 4 to name but a few.So

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 hardware bundle spotted

A The Last of Us Remastered PS4 hardware bundle is being listed on Amazon France.Featuring a black 500GB console, a controller and a copy of the game, it’s priced at €429.99 and set for release on July 30, according to the retailer.Sony reve

Xbox Live sale cuts prices of 27 Xbox 360 games

This week’s Xbox 360 sale discounts a number of Sega, Lego and Fable games.Highlights include Lego Batman 2 for £5.99, Fable 3 for £3.74 and Sonic Generations for £6.24.The full list of discounts is available after the jump (all

Oculus buys company that designed the Xbox 360 controller

Oculus has bought the company that designed the Xbox 360 controller, it has announced. Oculus, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, expects to complete the deal for the Seattle-based Carbon Design by the end of the summer. Carbon has a

Titanfall Update Four detailed

The full details for Titanfall’s fourth update have been releasedAs previously revealed,Marked for Death and Wingman LTS are the two new game modes introduced in the update, as well as new burn cards to earn and three Titan voices to choo

Afro Samurai sequel in the works

A sequel to the Afro Samurai games is in development at Redacted Studios, Indie game publisher Versus Evil has announced.The game will be a third person action adventure, and includes an original storyline, new playable characters, and improved spe

Halo 2’s campaign may not run at 1080p in Master Chief Collection

Halo 2’s single player campaign may not run at 1080p resolution, according to 343 Industries franchise director Frank O’Connor.In a post onNeoGAF, O’Connor discussed the reasons why Halo 2 might suffer a resolution dip.

inFamous First Light release date announced

The inFamous First Light standalone downloadable add-on launches on PlayStation 4 on 27th August 2014, developer Sucker Punch has announced.That’s 26th August in North America, the studio revealed on Twitter.inFamous First Light stars Con

Sleeping Dogs dev working on 2015 F2P game

Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games is working on a free-to-play title to be published by Nexon, the publisher has announced.The game is due to be released next year, although further details about what type of game it is or when it may be r

Destiny beta coming to Xbox One & Xbox 360 in late July

Destiny’s closed beta will land on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in

Xbox One Family Sharing still a possibility, Microsoft says

WhenMicrosoftimplemented amassive policy reversalpreceding the launch of theXbox Onelast year, the company scrapped plans for always-online play, restrictions on used games and the family plan that would allow shar

Xbox Live Games with Gold for July 2014

Coming up in July, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360.Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will debut on Xbox One as a free download, replacing June’s Xbox One Games with Gold

Another Battlefield Hardline beta coming this autumn

Another Battlefield Hardline beta launches this autumn, EA has announced. In a post on theBattlefield blog, Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis said this second beta would be made available to all platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 36

Second Titanfall DLC expected around September, followed by final DLC in December

The second and third Titanfall DLC packs will be released around September and December respectively, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has said.The first DLC, Frontier, includes new maps Runoff, Swampland and War Games.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Double XP coming to all platforms this weekend

To celebrate the launch of the Invasion DLC on July 3 for PS4, PS4 and PC, Call of Duty: Ghosts is getting a Double XP weekend on all platforms.Call of Duty’s official Twitter handle posted the announcement:

Last of Us PS4 hardware bundle confirmed for Europe

A The Last of Us Remastered PS4 hardware bundle will be released in Europe in July, SCEE has confirmed.The bundle will include a black 500GB console, a controller and a copy of the game, and is priced at €429.99, as suggested by an earlier ret

Xbox One Achievements and More Coming Soon to

One of themost requested community featureswe’ve seen as of late is the ability to view your Xbox One data We’re happy to announce that the first of these elements – your Xbox One profile, Achievements, friends, follower

Monster Videos

Metal Gear Solid 5 – E3 30 Minute Gameplay Demo

Blue Estate – Launch Trailer

Road Not Taken – Launch Date Announcement Trailer

Strider – PlayStation Plus Free Games Lineup July 2014

Rocksmith: 2014 Edition – Surf’s Up Songs Pack Trailer

The Order: 1886 – The Evolution of the Half-Breeds

No Man’s Sky – The Story of Hello Games

Space Hulk: Deathwing – Summer Trailer

Monster Reviews

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Xbox 360 Achievements

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PS3 Trophies

MotoGP 14

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Blue Estate

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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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