Monster Gaming Week (6 July 2014)

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Ultimate Editions announced for Madden, FIFA, NHL 15

EA will offer Ultimate Editions for three of its 2015 sports titles, bundling extra Ultimate Team card packs with Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, and NHL 15. The publisher announced the new versions of its upcoming titles on Friday. The Ultimate Editions co

UK Video Game Chart: Sniper Elite 3 shoots into No.1

Sniper Elite 3 enters the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart at No.1, with 65 per cent of its launch week sales coming on the PS4 and Xbox One combined.The headshot stealth game mirrors the success of the second game, which also charted at

Stephen Toulouse joins Gears Of War team

Former Microsoft employee Stephen Toulouse has joined Black Tusk Studios to help work on its upcoming Gears Of War game.Toulouse confirmed the news on his blog, stating:

Watch Dogs Access Granted DLC includes 3 new missions, out now

Non-Season Pass owners will be able to download Watch Dogs’ first single-player DLC on all formats from tomorrow, July 2, Ubisoft has announced. The DLC was initially made available to Season Pass owners last week.The Access Granted pack includes t

Airtight Games closes, just weeks after debut of new game

Airtight Games hasquietlyclosed its Redmond headquarters, bringing an apparent end to its 10-year run as an independent video-game development shop less than a month after the debutof its newesttitle for PCs and consoles.Com

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 due this month

Telltale hopes to release The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 4 – Amid The Ruins later this month, the developer has revealed.Taking toTwitter, PR boss Job J Stauffer thanked fans for their patience in waiting for the episode, and said t

Assassin’s Creed has a new lead developer

Since 2007, more than a dozen Ubisoft studios have contributed to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but only one has been trusted with shaping its future. Until now. Today, Ubisoft announces the development of the first mainline Assassin’s Creed game

Call of Duty: Ghosts receives July update

The latest title update for Call of Duty: Ghosts has been released.The update was detailed in a blog post on the official Call of Duty website.Available on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, there are no major changes to rep

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Combat Ready Starter Pack hits retail stores in August

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Combat Ready Starter Pack will launch at retailers worldwide this August, Wargaming and Microsoft have announced.August 12th sees the pack launch in North and South America, followed on August 14th for Asia-Pacific,

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto V

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto.The actress says the latest instalment of the game, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5), used her image to create a character based on her without her permission.Lohan’s lawsuit was filed on Wednesday

Trials Fusion ‘Riders Of The Rustlands’ DLC out July 29, details

The first major Trials Fusion DLC expansion, Riders of the Rustlands, will be released for all platforms on July 29 for $4.99, Ubisoft has confirmed.Riders of the Rustlands will be the first of six planned DLC packs to be released as part of the Tr

Rockstar details GTA Online Independence Day weekend events

Rockstar will be offering bonus GTA$/RP and in-game discounts, as well as hosting a special stream, as part of its Grand Theft Auto Online Independence Day Event Weekend events.From July 3 until July 6, GTA Online players will be able to accrue dou

Forza Horizon 2 Kinect features centre on ‘digital personal assistant ANNA’

Forza Horizon 2’s Kinect features will centre on a “digital personal assistant” called ANNA. While Kinect integration for the Xbox racer wasn’t on show at E3 last month, Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton told Examiner he’s “really exci

PES 2015 to introduce microtransactions with MyClub

PES 2015 is to introduce microtransactions with the game’s new MyClub mode, a twist on Master League Online that will allow users to build their own team and purchase new players via in-game currency or real world cash.MyClub is described by Konami

Q&A Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Q&A

Today Chris McQuinn from ‘Guacamelee!’ developer DrinkBox Studios was kinda enough to sit down with us and answer a few questions about the brand new ‘Super Turbo Championship Edition’ release of the game.1. Greetings and thanks for setting

Far Cry 4 Ultimate Kyrat Edition announced for Europe

Ubisoft has announced theFar Cry 4Ultimate Kyrat Edition. Available topre-ordernow in EMEA territories ahead of theFar Cry 4 release dateof November 21, the package contains a number of additional single-player mi

New Gears of War game may feature Cole Train

Microsoft’s next Gears of War game could feature some familiar faces, according to a tweet from Lester Speight, the voice actor behind Augustus Cole (aka Cole Train).

Xbox One users are getting charged for free FIFA 14 and EA Sports UFC demos due to system error

The charges a majority of Xbox One users are discovering with the usually free playable demos forFIFA 14andEA SportsUFCare the result of an

Monster Month What We Have Been Playing – June 2014

We bring you our gaming antics in June

Monster Videos

Sunset Overdrive – Multiplayer Experience – Chaos Squad

Grand Theft Auto V – The Independence Day Special — Fireworks

Call Of Duty: Ghosts – Customization Items Trailer #4

Grand Theft Auto V – The Independence Day Special — Musket

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare – Tactical Taco Party Pack

Project CARS – E3 Trailer

Far Cry 4 – The Press Has Spoken Trailer

Monster Reviews

Blue Estate

GRID Autosport

Xbox 360 Achievements

GRID Autosport


MotoGP 14

PS3 Trophies

MotoGP 14

GRID Autosport

Blue Estate

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