Women’s National Teams to Kick Some Balls in FIFA 16
The fall release of EA Sports’ FIFA 16 is fast approaching – and today, the publisher has announced a historic first for the beloved soccer franchise. This latest annual installment will feature the addition of a dozen Women’s National Teams to the roster. Women’s teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and USA have all made the cut, and they will be playable across FIFA 16’s many modes, such as Kick Off and Online Friendly Matches. Like the rest of FIFA 16, these top-ranked, world-class teams feature amazingly detailed likenesses, realistic animations, real-world-derived player attributes, and fluid player movements. The game’s motion capture was helped along with the support of four top players from the USA Women’s National Team: Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe.
ScreamRide Kick-starts Summer Fun with Discount and Amazing Community Designs
Days are getting longer, the sun is out, and temperatures are rising—yes, summer is almost here! One of our favorite parts of summer is getting out to parks and riding rollercoasters and having a blast at parks. If you can’t get to a park right now, ScreamRide is your ticket to coaster craziness and fun! Released in March from Frontier Developments and Microsoft Studios, ScreamRide is all about creating, riding, and destroying to your heart’s content. In addition to the campaign experience, a full sandbox exists for you to create and share (exclusively on Xbox One) your own levels with the community. With more than 3,000 uploads already, the ScreamRide community has been creating lots of great levels, a few of which you can see in the video above. The ScreamRide team has also uploaded levels under the gamertags: ScreamRideTech, SRBlimpPilot, and SRBoatCaptain, so challenge yourself to beat those developer creations too! And great news-- for the next week, Xbox Live Gold members can get a digital copy of ScreamRide for 33 percent off on Xbox One as part of Deals with Gold. We can’t wait to see what you create and share, so download ScreamRide today and kick off some summer fun!
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gives You Even More Ways to Fight
If you’re already familiar with The Witcher – the vast, open-world action-role-playing game series from CD Projekt RED, you know that options are the name of the game. The series has always blended swords, sorcery, stealth, and sweet-talking, along with a bunch of other activities, to offer a wide-ranging, ever-evolving suite of gameplay. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – newly released on Xbox One this week – takes what the previous titles have done, keeps the great stuff, revamps the good stuff, and adds a whole mess of new stuff that pushes the sense of “there-ness” to just this side of reality.
5 Beginner’s Tips for Success in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finally arrived. It’s deep, it’s fascinating, it’s gorgeous – and it’s huge. There’s so very much to do in this game, and even the most fundamental systems are so rich and complex that any strategy guide could go on for days. But for those of you looking to jump into the world of The Witcher 3 as quickly as possible, these five basic tips will help you perform better in any situation. Many role-playing games these days tend to increase the challenge of the main quest or story in time with the progression of the player. Some even scale the difficulty dynamically, so that no individual element is too challenging at any given point. Wild Hunt takes a more old-school approach. The main quest line can move you very quickly into areas populated by enemies far beyond Geralt’s level, so you need to prepare yourself. You don’t need to worry about “grinding,” but you should do a bit of exploring before each next phase of the main plot (the game helpfully points out a suggested level for every quest, so it’s easy to see if you might be getting in over your head).
Over-the-Air TV Tuner Available Now for Xbox One in the U.S. and Canada
Today, we’re excited to deliver one of the most requested live TV features on Xbox Feedback to our fans. All Xbox One owners in the U.S. and Canada can now enjoy over-the-air TV alongside their gameplay with the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One. Support for over-the-air TV on Xbox One means you can access broadcast networks available in your area, subscription free, and, in true Xbox One fashion, without having to worry about switching inputs between your games and TV. The tuner joins a number of TV-viewing options currently available to Xbox One, including live TV apps such as Sling TV, an impressive lineup of on-demand apps like HBO GO, Netflix, Comedy Central, and Hulu Plus, and cable TV and satellite TV integration. With the Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One and an HDTV antenna, Xbox One owners can look forward to a variety of useful features, such as the ability to pause up to 30 minutes of live TV, watch TV on the right side of your screen while playing games with Snap, and navigate channels using Kinect voice controls. Additionally, users can stream over-the-air TV to other devices within the home using the Xbox app on Windows 10 devices or the Xbox One SmartGlass app on Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android, even while someone else is playing a game on Xbox One. Users can even change channels remotely using OneGuide without disrupting gameplay on the TV. Over-the-air TV integrates with OneGuide, storing all of your favorite content in one place. Check out our recent announcement for full details on available features with over-the-air TV.