Halo: The Master Chief Collection Adds Remnant and Halo 3: ODST Today
Brand new content is here for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Available today, “Remnant,” a re-imagined version of the Halo 2 multiplayer map “Relic,” will be added to the multiplayer of Halo 2: Anniversary as part of a free game content update. The fan-favorite Halo 3: ODST campaign, enhanced and running in 1080p and 60fps for the first time is also launching today. The Halo 3: ODST campaign will also be free to eligible consumers who logged in to their Xbox Live account and played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 19, 2014.
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).