Monster Gaming Week (3 August 2014)

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LIVE Sign In Issues Fixed

LIVE has had a few hiccups the past 24 hours, but GameInformer reports that all issues are now fixed. Leaving gamers with a smooth and fault free online experience.

Destiny Beta Available To Everyone

For anyone who didn’t manage to get their hands on a Destiny beta code, you’ll be pleased to hear that is now open to everyone on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Plus.The main purpose of the free for all is to see if Bungies servers can handle the mass of

Xbox One Will Go On Sale In China

Due to an embargo on foreign games consoles the Chinese haven’t seen much in the way of Xbox’s and PlayStation’s.That’s all about to change as China has given it’s seal of approval for the sale of Xbox One’s in the locked down country.It’ll be ineter

Halo 2 Looks Pretty Good on the Xbox One

The Halo 1 anniversary edition on the Xbox 360 looked pretty sharp in comparison to the original release on that old black box.Well the equally successful Halo 2 is also getting the anniversary treatment and Original-Gamer has a video showcasing Halo

First glimpse of Mass Effect 4 unveiled at Comic-Con

The first glimpse of Mass Effect 4 shows the return of a vehicle and new armour designs. Unveiled at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, concept art for the upcoming title confirmed that the land-based Mako buggy is set to make a return to the

Third season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead confirmed

Telltale’s The Walking Dead will return for a third season, it has been revealed.The announcement was made by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Telltale founder Kevin Bruner during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend.

Rainbow Six: Siege gameplay now online

A gameplay walkthrough for Rainbow Six: Siege has appeared online. The video, which is 37 minutes long, shows a number of multiplayer matches in Ubisoft’s upcoming first person shooter. Rainbow Six: Siege was officially announced in June of

Watch Dogs is top dog in UK Video Games Chart

Watch Dogs has topped the UK Video Games Chart once again.Ubisoft’s action-adventure title has now topped the chart for the sixth time since its release in May.FIFA 14 and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition take the second and third spots respecti

Unfinished Swan, Journey and Until Dawn heading to PS4?

The Unfinished Swan, Journey and Until Dawn may be heading to the PlayStation 4, a leak has revealed.Spotted by a NeoGAF user, the PlayStation 3 games were listed as playable PlayStation 4 titles on the official gamescom page from Sony, though were

August’s Games With Gold titles revealed

The Games with Gold titles for August 2014 have been revealed.The promotion rewards Xbox Live Gold members with free downloadable games on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.August sees both Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut a

Unused The Last of Us epilogue scene revealed

To coincide with this week’s launch of theThe Last of Us RemasteredonPS4, Naughty Dog brought the game to life for a theatre audience in Santa Monica on Monday night.The Last of Us: One Night Live included a performance of the gam

Deals with Gold offers for July 29th – August 4th revealed

The latest Deals with Gold offers are now available.Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25 and FIFA 14 are among the Xbox 360 titles discounted to Xbox Live Gold members until Monday, August 4th, 2014. The full list is as follows;Battlefield 4 Premium Usua

Trials Fusion DLC Riders of the Rustlands now available

The latest downloadable content for Trials Fusion is now available to download.Titled “Rider of the Rustlands”, the expansion features ten new tracks, 18 new track challenges and new objects for the game’s editor mode.Priced at

Kinect-less Xbox One will help Microsoft regain lost ground, strengthens dev confidence in platform

Ever since the E3 2013 debacle, Microsoft have been listening to consumers and have been making drastic changes in their policies. Perhaps the most drastic measure they have taken to combat the rocketing PlayStation 4 sales was the introduction of a

16 new cars confirmed for Forza Horizon 2

The 1965 Alfa Romeo Guilia TZ2 and the 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is are among the newly-confirmed cars for Forza Horizon 2.Following the announcement of the first 100 cars to feature in the racing title, Microsoft unveiled another 16 earlier today (Tuesd

Shadow Warrior dated for PS4 and Xbox One

Bandai Namco Games Europe and Devolver Digital will release the console versions of 2013’s Shadow Warrior reboot on September 26, 2014.Poland-based studio Flying Wild Hog was responsible for the resurrection of 3D Realms’ 1997 FPS on PC last year,

Pinball FX2 on Xbox One will now let you import tables

Xbox 360 gamers will be able to transfer their Pinball FX2 tables over to the Xbox One version of the game, it has been revealed.In a post on Major Nelson’s blog, Zen Studios thanked the community for their feedback on the game’s announ

EA announces Netflix-like service for Xbox One

EA has unveiled a brand new service which will allow gamers to download and play the publisher’s titles for $4.99 a month.Partnering with Microsoft, EA Access (as it will be known) is a Netflix-like service for Xbox One gamers.According to

Sony: EA Access doesn’t ‘represent good value to the PlayStation gamer’

Following EA’s announcement of the company’s new subscription program, Access, we were curious about it being tied only to Xbox One. We reached out to Sony for clarification, and it seems like PlayStation 4 owners shouldn’t hold the

Destiny beta attracted over four million players

Over four million players took part in the Destiny beta, according to the game’s publisher.Activision revealed that the beta, which ran from July 22nd until July 27th, attracted 4,638,937 unique players across all platforms.Activision Publi

Now TV app launches on Xbox One

Sky’s Now TV app has launched on Xbox One in the UK. The service was originally expected to be available on Microsoft’s console at launch in November 2013, but was delayed to summer 2014. Now TV offers on-demand access to some of Sky’s most popular

Square Enix announces Gamescom 2014 line-up

Square Enix has announced the line-up of games it’s taking to next month’s Gamescom, where it plans to debut the first European public hands-on of downloadable adventure Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. Lara will be joined by Final Fantasy XIV:

PlayStation’s four week Summer Sale kicks off today

Sony’s four week Summer Sale kicks off today, with nearly 200 games and DLCs receiving price cuts in the first wave of discounts.On PS4, Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, NBA Live 14, FIFA 14 and Need for Speed Rivals have all been slashed from £

August’s PlayStation Plus free games include Fez, Crysis 3

Sony has unveiled August’s selection of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, which includes acclaimed platformer Fez for PlayStation 4.PS4 indie roguelike Road Not Taken will also be available without charge, the EU PlayStation blog reporte

Why EA Access is a step forward for console gaming

David Wriglesworth takes a look at the benefits of EA Access – the Netflix-like service for the Xbox One.

Retailer lists ‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ for Xbox 360, PS3

‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ could be the title of this year’s new AC game for Xbox 360 and PS3, if a retailer listing proves to be a leak.Listings for the aforementioned title were spotted on the website of Swiss retailer World of Gaming on Wednesday

FIFA 15 will not include Brazilian teams

If you were hoping to play as the likes of Santos, Internacional and Flamengo in the upcoming FIFA title, you’ll be disappointed by today’s news as no Brazilian teams will feature in FIFA 15, it has been revealed. In a statement, EA Spor

Watch Dogs DLC to be set in Camden?

The first downloadable content for Watch Dogs could be set outside of Chicago.On the official Watch Dogs Twitter, Ubisoft tweeted: “Our data indicates surveillance has become more prominent in high-crime areas_”, accompanied by the foll

Sony has already managed to cut the costs of PS4 hardware production

Sony has already managed to reduce the manufacturing costs associated with PS4 hardware, the company has revealed. The cuts have allowed Sony to revise its financial expectations, increasing its projected FY2015 operating income for its Games &

Xbox Live issued with service alert

Xbox Live is currently suffering from a number of issues.According to the status alert, the following services are affected on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One:Accessing all game featuresCapturing game videosJoining other Xbox Live members in

Destiny’s 6-player raids can only be played with people on your friends list

Destiny’s 6-player raids can only be played with people on your PSN or Xbox Live friends lists, and will not support matchmaking to join up with strangers, Bungie has revealed.In an interview withIGN, writer Luke Smith discussed the decision

The Crew online play, servers, and crew level up system detailed by Ubisoft

One of the most anticipated releases of 2014 is Ubisoft’s ambitious MMO racing title,The Crew. Set for release onPS4,Xbox One, and PCin Nov. of this year,The Crewlooks to deliver a unique racing experience un

Titanfall Frontier’s Edge DLC available to download now on Xbox One

Titanfall’s Frontier’s Edge map pack is available to download now on Xbox One for £7.99. The add-on is available at no extra cost to owners of the game’s Season Pass. A PC release is also expected later today. Frontier’s Edge is the second ma

Kojima to show off new MGS5 gameplay at Gamescom

Konami is to hold a special Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain event at Gamescom August 13, and series creator Hideo Kojima will be in attendance discussing the upcoming title.The hour-long event will be hosted by Geoff Keighley and streamed on T

Call of Duty: Ghosts Nemesis DLC dated

The latest downloadable content for Call of Duty: Ghosts has been dated.Nemesis, which features four new small to medium-sized multiplayer maps, will be released on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. The same maps are expected

Killer Instinct Season 1 gets retail release in September

Microsoft has announced it will release a retail version of the new Killer Instinct Xbox One reboot in US on September 23.The ‘Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack’ will feature all eight fighters from ‘Season 1’ of the game’s episode character rele

Microsoft’s Gamescom conference dated

Microsoft has confirmed details of its Gamescom 2014 press conference.The briefing, which will be streamed live, will take place on Tuesday, August 12th at 13:00 BST.In addition to the press conference, the world premiere of the Call of Duty: Adv

Dead Island 2 playable for first time at Gamescom 2014

Dead Island 2 will be playable for the first time at Gamescom 2014, among other titles from publisher Deep Silver. The firm plans to have over 150 gaming stations for PC and consoles on which to showcase its Gamescom line-up. Aside from Dead Island

Destiny has a soft level cap of 20, but you can go beyond it

Destiny developer Bungie has detailed how you’ll be able to level up beyond the game’s soft level cap of 20.You can’t grow your characters beyond level 20 by conventional means – collecting experience points. Once you reach 20 you’ll see XP collect

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Playable Multiplayer Dated

Before we hit Gamescom Microsoft will be holding a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfighter multiplayer event. It will give gamers and the media a chance to run through a selection of maps that will be seen when the game is released.Call of Duty has become

Monster Videos

ZEN Pinball 2 – Guardians of the Galaxy Announce Trailer

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Cast Trailer

The Last of Us – Launch Trailer

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Gameplay Features – Combat

Trials Fusion – Riders of the Rustlands DLC Official Release Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Arno Master Assassin CG Trailer

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Campaign Story Trailer

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Dev Panel – SDCC 2014

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Wraith

FIFA 15 – Gameplay Features – Agility and Control

The Last of Us – Remastered: 30 Trailer

Call Of Duty: Ghosts – Nemesis DLC Pack Preview

Titanfall – Frontier’s Edge Gameplay Trailer

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