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.
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.
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.
How Madden NFL 15 Helped Us Love Playing Defense
They say that defense wins championships, but offense wins fans. And judging by how people generally play Madden NFL, it’s clear that football fans like scoring more than anything. And we get that: The joy in throwing that perfect touchdown is hard to compare to the, ahem, thrill of forcing a quick three and out. But EA Tiburon changed all that, because the developer’s focus on Madden NFL 15’s defense has made it one of the most fun aspects of the entire game. The biggest change in this year’s game is the ability to camera-lock behind a chosen defender. It’s a simple camera shift, but it completely changes how you play. If you like to play the defensive line, you’ve now got your targets locked on the quarterback. But this comes with a caveat: As a lineman, you’ve got less of a sense of where the ball is being thrown, because you don’t get that view down the field, making it more challenging to rapidly switch to a Ball Hawk scenario.
Xbox is the Best Place to Play this Holiday with the Biggest Exclusives and Blockbuster Xbox One Bundles
Today Xbox opened gamescom 2014, Europe’s biggest video games expo, by showcasing the platform’s stellar portfolio of exclusive games and inviting more gamers into the next-generation with a family of Xbox One console bundles featuring some of the hottest blockbusters of the year – “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” “Sunset Overdrive,” and “FIFA 15.” Only on Xbox One this holiday will gamers be able to create Car Clubs of up to 1,000 members on the stunning roads of southern Europe in “Forza Horizon 2,” dive into the mayhem of Sunset City in “Sunset Overdrive,” experience the beautiful coming-of-age story of “Ori and the Blind Forest,” relive the complete story of a legendary hero in “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” jump into the “Halo 5: Guardians” Multiplayer Beta, and experience exclusive content like “Halo: Nightfall” through an new digital entertainment network – “The Halo Channel.”
Every Street United Players Go Head-to-Head in Finale and Take on MLS Players
The most important day of the “Every Street United” players’ lives has arrived at last! Last week, the two teams were selected and players prepared for the 4v4 game in Rio. This Sunday, in the “Every Street United” finale, the players will receive final words of advice from their coaches, Thierry and Edgar, before taking to the street to prove once and for all who is worthy of a tryout with the Seattle Sounders FC. We’re also excited to announce an “Every Street United” vs. MLS Player Challenge this Sunday, August 3 in Portland, OR as part of the MLS All-Star Game. In the challenge, four players from “Every Street United” will take on four MLS players in a friendly skills competition. An exhibition will follow the tournament, where the players will show off their skills and trick shots. The competition kicks off at 12:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Courthouse Square. Hope to see you there!
You can watch the “Every Street United” finale virtually anywhere on Xbox Video, or catch up on past episodes and check out interactive features in the “Every Street United” app on Xbox One and Xbox 360. An Xbox Live Gold membership is not required.
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