Monster Gaming Week (7 July 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

Monster Month What We Have Been Playing – June 2013

We bring you our gaming antics for the month of June

Games with Gold for July 1: Defense Grid: The Awakening

Xbox Live Arcade title is free for limited time only.

Microsoft’s Entertainment Head Don Mattrick Leaving for Top Zynga Job

According to multiple sources.

Dev Microsoft: No Charge to Patch Xbox 360 Games

Microsoft removes the charge to developers for patching their games.

Alienware: Consoles Are Becoming More Like PCs

Innovations and proven features from PC are making their way to consoles says Alienware’s general manager

Microsoft Launches Xbox Music for the Web

Head on over to to have a listen…if you’d like to subscribe that is!

PS4 Why Sony Believes the PlayStation 4 Needs PC Chips

Chief architect of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 claims PC tech has grown up enough to forge the console’s foundations

Dev Windows 8 Apps May Come to Xbox One

Xbox One owners may see desktop applications coming to their system

Xbox Xbox SmartGlass App Reaches 17 Million Downloads

Microsoft claims a hearty amount of Android, iOS and Windows Phone downloads of its SmartGlass application

Multiplayer Dynamic Multiplayer Maps Coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts

It seems toppled buildings are the new trend in this year’s big FPS shooters

No Other Shooter Does What Battlefield Does Claims EA

EA smacktalks down their competition with praise of their next-gen line up of titles

PlayStation Plus Battlefield 3 Goes Free for PS+ Members

Sony gives away a corker of a game in this month’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

The Walking Dead 400 Days Release Dates

Coming tomorrow! – If you are on PSN (USA), Friday on XBL or 10th on PSN (EU)

Xbox One Kinect 2.0 Will Scan and Enter Your Online Passes For You

The future is here people! – No longer will you need to punch in your 25 digit code redeem or online pass code

Xbox Live ‘Ultimate Game Sale’ starts today

Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3 and more discounted for today only.

Interview What does Twitch have to offer on the Xbox One?

We talk Xbox One with an exclusive interview with Kevin Lin, Chief Operating Officer of Twitch

Rockstar confirms Grand Theft Auto 5 comes on two Xbox 360 discs, has mandatory install

GTA V developer confirm new details in Q&A.

Coming soon to Xbox LIVE

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE marketplace

Xbox Live sale continues with ‘LEGO Lord of the Rings’

LEGO Batman 2, Kinect: Sports Season Two, Hasbro Game Night, Monopoly Streets and Rockstar Table Tennis also discounted.

Sunset Overdrive to Use Xbox One Cloud Technology

Insomniac developer explains how their upcoming Xbox One title will constantly update based on player feedback

Dev The Crew Claims to be a Genre-Bender

The Crew developer explains what next-gen console hardware can bring to the MMO racer

Sale Xbox Live Game Sale Continues With Day 3 Deals

Quick! Grab Forza Horizon, Left 4 Dead, The Witcher 2, Orange Box and Crysis 3 at a reduced price!

Rumour Microsoft planning Gamescom press conference

New Xbox One details in August?

Dev 80% Decline in AAA Game Studios This Current Generation

EA white paper states that the number of developers making AAA titles has dropped from 125 to around 25 studios

Fun Stuff Teleport to Pleasure Town in 8-Bit Anchorman

YouTube user recreates popular films in 8-Bit gaming animations. Check out their latest creation for Anchorman

Sale Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale Day 4: Bioshock, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Gears and More!

Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War Judgement, Tomb Raider, XCOM and MGS Revengence go on sale today with over 33% off!

Microsoft opens registration for Xbox Beta Program 2013

Sign up now via your Xbox 360 dashboard.

Monster Videos

Battlefield 4 – Levolution, Commander Mode and Battlelog

Titanfall – Titan Fights And Giant Robot Suits

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 – Producer Interview

Destiny – Gameplay Trailer

Monster Reviews

Pool Nation

The Walking Dead: 400 Days – Episode One

Xbox 360 Achievements

Saints Row IV

DuckTales Remastered

PS3 Trophies

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

Ride to Hell: Retribution

The Walking Dead: 400 Days

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!

More news as and when it comes in, so stay tuned to Console Monster, as well as follow us on Twitter @ConsoleMonster.

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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