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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Monster News

Six Video Games Featuring Bands and Artists

When they’re not trying to dominate the music charts, bands and artists are attempting to climb the video game charts.

Rumour Dead Rising 2 & Crackdown will be the next free Xbox games

Xbox Live Gold members to receive Dead Rising 2 and Crackdown for free… supposedly.

Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV hit GAME this week

Gamers can watch live demos of Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag this week in GAME.

F1 2013 Gets A Date

Get yourself on the F1 grid this October, in the next addition to the franchise from Codemasters

Demolition Derby Coming to GRID 2 as Free DLC

GRID 2 fans will be having an extra slice of sweet racing cake with the news of new DLC coming soon

PS4 PlayStation 4 Controller Pre-Orders Open Up

Sony PS4 peripherals go on pre-order status. Controller retailing at £55 or $60, camera for £45 or $60 US

PS4 PlayStation 4 Gets Social With Party Chat and a 2000 Friends Cap

Sony has revealed their plans for socialising on their new shiny PS4 console, bringing Party Chat and friends caps

PlayStation Title Tearaway Release Date Slips

LittleBigPlanet Developers announce the upcoming title for PlayStation slips to November

Gamescom 2013 Sony’s Gamecom Conference to be PlayStation 4 Focused

Sony has announced their presence at this year’s Gamescom in Germany, touting their focus on the PS4

Xbox One Xbox One Peripherals Get A Price

Microsoft has revealed the prices for its Xbox One controllers, play-and-charge kits and headsets

DICE Looking into Cross-Generation Stat Transfer for Battlefield 4

Players will get to sync their Battlelog between current platforms and next-generation versions of its game

Microsoft ‘looking into’ including headsets with Xbox One

Following user feedback, Microsoft are considering bundling a headset with the upcoming console.

Ken Levine talks BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea

Two-part detective story where you play as Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture.

Computer and gaming museum opens in Cambridge

The Centre for Computing History has about 80 working systems on display, with more to be added.

50% off GTA IV sale hits XBL

Rockstar is holding a big old GTA IV sale on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Media 12 New Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots

Check out these 12 new screens from Rockstar’s upcoming Grand Theft Auto V

Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer Uncovers on Sunday

Head on over to the official website on August 4th to see the multiplayer reveal for the upcoming shooter

PlayStation Network Journey and The Unfinished Swan Bundle on Sale

Two of the finest PSN titles are on sale, so no excuses not to own them both now

Rumour Back to School for Rockstar’s Bully Franchise

Take-Two has filed for a new trademark for Bully, the open-school cult classic, which may don our screens once again

Xbox One Your Current Gen Headset Will Work on Your Shiny Xbox One

…but only via an adapter, confirms Microsoft director on Twitter

BioShock Infinite Sells Over 4 Million Copies

Take-Two Interactive claims that a lot of you bought the latest instalment to the BioShock franchise

PSN Update US PlayStation Store Update 30 July

Cloudberry Kingdom releases, Journey Bundle and Max Payne 3 goes cheap in this week’s US PS Store update

Developer on PS4 RAM: Devs Can’t Take Full Advantage of it Right Now

Yet another developer speaks out at the recent RAM news over the past week

Rumour Take-Two Hints at a Possible Red Dead Redemption Sequel

The game’s publisher is looking into creating permanent franchises, including Red Dead Redemption

Monster Month What We Have Been Playing – July 2013

We bring you our gaming antics in July

PSN Update EU PlayStation Store Update 31st July

SpecOps: The Line, BioShock Infinite DLC, Superfrog HD and much more in this week’s EU PS Store update

Xbox One Let Smart Match Find the Perfect Players for the Perfect Game

Microsoft explains the new matchmaking process that will be coming in their Xbox One console.

XBL Decorate Your Xbox Avatar With GTA V Props

Microsoft and Rockstar have released a number of virtual items you can place on your Xbox avatar.

Dev Bungie on What Destiny Does Better than Borderlands

Developers Bungie talks to EDGE about how they hope to go beyond the scope of Borderlands

XBL Confirmed: Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 and DR2 Case Zero are Free this August

Microsoft confirms earlier rumours and announces August’s classic free gold games on Xbox Live

EA: Expect Star Wars: Battlefront in Summer 2015

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

Dev The Last of Us Creators Talk Incoming DLC and the Next Game

Naughty Dog developers take to Reddit to answer a number of fan comments about the future of their latest release.

Sony to impose UK-wide limit on PS4 pre-orders

Launch day system not guaranteed after pre-order deadline; In-store units still coming on release day.

Rumour Microsoft confirms that Windows 8 apps run on Xbox One?

It seems that you may be able to run Windows 8 apps on your Xbox One according to an advertising document from Microsoft.

FIFA 14 becomes ‘gaming partner’ of Liverpool, Barcelona

Three-year deals will see entire teams digitally scanned for improved visuals.

Xbox Enforcement United adds user moderation to Xbox Live

New beta program hands moderation tools to volunteers.

Next-gen Tomb Raider sequel announced

New game “well in development”, says Square Enix.

Codemasters Retires Online Pass for F1 2013

Codemasters has announced that they will no longer be using the online pass system to access its multiplayer features.

Xbox One Xbox One Cloud Offers 600% More AI Capability in Forza 5

Xbox One’s cloud servers will enhance the AI Drivatar features in the upcoming Xbox One exclusive – Forza Motorsport 5

Dev PlayStation 4 Self-Publishing Explained

Sony details its revamped submission process and how it plans to tackle discoverability on the next-gen platform

Wolfenstein: The New Order Release Date Slips into 2014

Development niggles on the next-gen platforms forces the upcoming FPS to release in 2014.

Xbox One Xbox One Will Support External Video Capturing Also

As well as its internal 5 min gameplay recording, games will also be able to record gameplay externally too

Sales Call of Duty Ghosts Pre-Orders Below Expectations Due to Platform Uncertainty

Pre-order sales are down for the game, due to gamers being uncertain which console platform to buy it on

Carmack: Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are ‘essentially the same’

In his annual keynote for QuakeCon, John Carmack wrote off the triple-A industry’s obsession with high-end graphics.

Ubisoft revealing new next-gen game at Gamescom

Publisher will “share details on a new next-gen IP currently in development.

Xbox One graphics speed increased by 6.62 per cent

GPU receives post-E3 53MHz speed boost.

New Faction in Battlefield 4 Means New Vehicles

Details on new Chinese faction vehicles are uncovered, as is shooting whilst swimming

Prey 2 Still in Development – Look at These Leaked Shots

During QuakeCon 2013, Prey 2 is said to be still very much in development. Here’s some leaked shots to prove it.

Monster Videos

BioShock Infinite – Burial at Sea – Episode 1 Trailer

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified – YOLO Trailer

BioShock Infinite – Clash in the Clouds DLC Trailer

Watch Dogs – Aisha Tyler Trailer

Watch Dogs – Honored

Ace Combat Infinity – Create New Skies Trailer

Call Of Duty: Ghosts – Multiplayer Squad Teaser

Monster Reviews

Superfrog HD

Xbox 360 Achievements

Madden NFL 25

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Charlie Murder

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Rayman Legends

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

PS3 Trophies

Superfrog HD

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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