Playing “What If?” With Madden NFL 15
One of the great things about Madden NFL 15 is that it allows players the freedom to create football scenarios that they can only dream of in real-life. What happens if you build your dream team from scratch? What if your team’s running back didn’t get injured in week two? Building upon this notion, we present to you our Madden NFL 15 “What If?” scenario – wherein we take a seemingly impossible situation and just find out... what if this actually happened? The Scenario: During a pre-season family dinner, brothers Peyton and Eli Manning remark on how lucky the other person is: Peyton with his amazing team and powerful arm, and Eli with his two Super Bowl rings and better comedic timing. The siblings, in a moment of wistful ennui, both wish upon a star, or speak at the exact same time while whizzing in a fountain (or whatever your body-switching movie cliché of choice may be)... and the next day, they wake up in each others’ body!
Predicting the Season with Madden NFL 15’s Franchise Mode
Madden NFL 15, the hottest sports game of the year, dropped this week. And what better way to celebrate this week of Madden awesomeness then by taking it all the way in Franchise mode, and deciding who’s truly the best team? We should note that this is a largely unscientific, completely haphazard prediction that should not be taken seriously by, well, anyone. Mid-season Check-in: No big surprises here: The current state of the NFL has frontrunners in nearly every division. The Patriots, Seahawks, Broncos, and Saints all look strong. On top of that, you’ve got the Vikings and the Redskins, looking to erase last season’s disappointing performances... and prove that their running backs aren’t too old, nor the quarterbacks too young and inconsistent to compete in this league.
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition Coming to Xbox One in 2015
When State of Decay debuted on Xbox Live last June, it broke a number of genre gameplay conventions: characters die permanently, story progression isn't pre-scripted, and the world continues to change even when players are offline. Fans responded enthusiastically to this "zombie survival fantasy" spin on the genre, ensuring a bright future for the State of Decay franchise. So what's next for State of Decay? In Spring 2015, Xbox One owners will have the opportunity to experience the definitive version of State of Decay with the Year One Survival Edition. Earlier this week, we paid a visit to Undead Labs' studios to learn more:
Lockout Unveiled as the Fifth Re-Imagined Multiplayer Map for Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Lockout is the fifth of six classic Halo 2 multiplayer maps being re-imagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, joining the previously announced Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar and Sanctuary. Set in an old Forerunner research laboratory in the frigid mountains of Delta Halo, Lockout features fast-paced, close quarters combat with its narrow corridors and vertical level design. With three levels to navigate, adept players can deftly traverse around the map by mastering specific jumping points, enabling them to secure power weapons faster and set up ambushes for unsuspecting opponents.
Doctor Who comes to Minecraft on Xbox 360
Microsoft Studios, Mojang and the BBC are excited to announce a deal to bring Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction television drama in the world, to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. As part of this deal, Minecraft fans will be able to use characters from the Doctor Who series in cool new skin packs, the first of which will launch in September. Players will have access to a wide selection of the best characters from the entire 50 years of Doctor Who, with six Doctors in each skin pack – starting off with the 12th Doctor and five other Doctors, their companions, their biggest adversaries and the Doctors’ arch-enemy, the Daleks. Doctor Who puts you at the heart of an extraordinary adventure and Minecraft fans are in for the ride! Watch for the first skin pack coming soon.
Forza Horizon 2 Demo Date and Xbox One Achievements Announced
Forza Horizon 2 fans, you’ve been asking for it and today we’ve got news: The Forza Horizon 2 demo for Xbox One is coming on September 16! If you haven’t been lucky enough to be at E3, Gamescom, PAX, or any of the other shows where Forza Horizon 2 has made an appearance, September 16 will be your day to finally get hands-on with the latest open-world action racing game from Playground Games. Explore the beauty of southern Europe in a handful of the world’s most beautiful cars in this demo, which has been designed to give you a brief taste of what to expect when Forza Horizon 2 launches on Xbox One, beginning on Sept. 30. In addition, today we are releasing the full achievements list for the Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2. Feast your eyes, Achievement Hunters, on what awaits for you and your favorite cars when you land in Forza Horizon 2’s southern European paradise.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Looks at the Less Serious Side of Stealth-action Espionage
The Metal Gear Solid series has never been afraid to inject some humor into its serpentine story lines, dramatic cut-scenes, and neck-snapping action. If you’ve ever hidden in a cardboard box, distracted a guard with a risque magazine, or played that memorable section of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – where Raiden runs around naked – you’re already well-aware that director Hideo Kojima’s stealth-espionage epic enjoys tickling ribs when protagonist Snake isn’t breaking them.