Monster Gaming Week (4 August 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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When they’re not trying to dominate the music charts, bands and artists are attempting to climb the video game charts.
Xbox Live Gold members to receive Dead Rising 2 and Crackdown for free… supposedly.
Gamers can watch live demos of Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag this week in GAME.
Get yourself on the F1 grid this October, in the next addition to the franchise from Codemasters
GRID 2 fans will be having an extra slice of sweet racing cake with the news of new DLC coming soon
Sony PS4 peripherals go on pre-order status. Controller retailing at £55 or $60, camera for £45 or $60 US
Sony has revealed their plans for socialising on their new shiny PS4 console, bringing Party Chat and friends caps
LittleBigPlanet Developers announce the upcoming title for PlayStation slips to November
Sony has announced their presence at this year’s Gamescom in Germany, touting their focus on the PS4
Microsoft has revealed the prices for its Xbox One controllers, play-and-charge kits and headsets
Players will get to sync their Battlelog between current platforms and next-generation versions of its game
Following user feedback, Microsoft are considering bundling a headset with the upcoming console.
Two-part detective story where you play as Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture.
The Centre for Computing History has about 80 working systems on display, with more to be added.
Rockstar is holding a big old GTA IV sale on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Check out these 12 new screens from Rockstar’s upcoming Grand Theft Auto V
Head on over to the official website on August 4th to see the multiplayer reveal for the upcoming shooter
Two of the finest PSN titles are on sale, so no excuses not to own them both now
Take-Two has filed for a new trademark for Bully, the open-school cult classic, which may don our screens once again
…but only via an adapter, confirms Microsoft director on Twitter
Take-Two Interactive claims that a lot of you bought the latest instalment to the BioShock franchise
Cloudberry Kingdom releases, Journey Bundle and Max Payne 3 goes cheap in this week’s US PS Store update
Yet another developer speaks out at the recent RAM news over the past week
The game’s publisher is looking into creating permanent franchises, including Red Dead Redemption
We bring you our gaming antics in July
SpecOps: The Line, BioShock Infinite DLC, Superfrog HD and much more in this week’s EU PS Store update
Microsoft explains the new matchmaking process that will be coming in their Xbox One console.
Microsoft and Rockstar have released a number of virtual items you can place on your Xbox avatar.
Developers Bungie talks to EDGE about how they hope to go beyond the scope of Borderlands
Microsoft confirms earlier rumours and announces August’s classic free gold games on Xbox Live
A long wait for Star Wars fans, and a long wait overall if this is the first new title out of the gates for the franchise
Naughty Dog developers take to Reddit to answer a number of fan comments about the future of their latest release.
Launch day system not guaranteed after pre-order deadline; In-store units still coming on release day.
It seems that you may be able to run Windows 8 apps on your Xbox One according to an advertising document from Microsoft.
Three-year deals will see entire teams digitally scanned for improved visuals.
New beta program hands moderation tools to volunteers.
New game “well in development”, says Square Enix.
Codemasters has announced that they will no longer be using the online pass system to access its multiplayer features.
Xbox One’s cloud servers will enhance the AI Drivatar features in the upcoming Xbox One exclusive – Forza Motorsport 5
Sony details its revamped submission process and how it plans to tackle discoverability on the next-gen platform
Development niggles on the next-gen platforms forces the upcoming FPS to release in 2014.
As well as its internal 5 min gameplay recording, games will also be able to record gameplay externally too
Pre-order sales are down for the game, due to gamers being uncertain which console platform to buy it on
In his annual keynote for QuakeCon, John Carmack wrote off the triple-A industry’s obsession with high-end graphics.
Publisher will “share details on a new next-gen IP currently in development.
GPU receives post-E3 53MHz speed boost.
Details on new Chinese faction vehicles are uncovered, as is shooting whilst swimming
During QuakeCon 2013, Prey 2 is said to be still very much in development. Here’s some leaked shots to prove it.
Xbox 360 Achievements
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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