Xbox Joins Forces with the NFL, Trailer

Xbox announced a multi-year, landmark partnership to introduce exclusive, interactive NFL television experiences for Xbox One.

The NFL on Xbox will provide fans an all-new viewing experience through innovations around Skype and SmartGlass, an all-new innovative fantasy football solution allowing fans to view players and live competition side-by-side on a single TV screen, and a personalized NFL destination featuring information about the players, teams and games fans care about most. Xbox will also enable fans to use SmartGlass technology to enhance game day. read more

Shelter – Early Gameplay Footage

Developer Might and Delight has released an early gameplay footage video for its game, ‘Shelter.’

The trailer showcases key game play elements such as the hunt for food that is the most important aspect of life out in the wild for the badger mother and her cubs. The more they eat, the more they grow and the more active they become. We also wanted to show you some of the dangers you’ll encounter where the mother must work to shelter her cubs from the perils of the wild. read more

EA to Reveal Star Wars, FIFA 14 and More at E3 2013

The President of EA Labels, Frank Gibeau, has announced that the company will be revealing numerous titles at E3 2013.

Gibeau said: “Our E3 briefing “The Download: EA 2013 Preview” will be a showcase of next-generation games like Battlefield 4, Need For Speed, a full range of EA SPORTS games and a first look at our plans for the Star Wars partnership with Disney.” read more

SimCity – Update 4.0 Releases Tomorrow, May 23

EA is releasing SimCity’s Update 4.0 tomorrow, May 23rd.

Below are the Update 4.0 notes:

• New: SimCity Launch Park, an exclusive new park just for our dedicated fans who were early adopters. 
• New: Region: Edgewater Bay. Seven city sites in one cluster around a beautiful bay with one great work site. 
• New: Your current server will now be shown in the options menu. 
• New: More detailed rollover information on buildings telling player’s if their Sims received happiness from a park or from shopping. Previous to this fix, this information was generic. 
• Re-Enabled Feature: Global Market prices now dynamically change during gameplay. 
• Re-Enabled Feature: Leaderboards are will be active on EU West 3, Pacific 1 and Pacific 2 at the release. We will enable them on additional servers throughout the day. 
• Re-Enabled Feature: Region filters are now enabled on all SimCity servers. Players will be able to search for open games by Map Name, Sandbox Mode, and Abandoned Cities. 
• Rain Clouds: Fixed an issue where some cities would not have rain clouds to replenish their water table. If you had a city with this issue, you will start seeing clouds again within a game day. 
• Fire: Improved response time of fire trucks to fires. Improved the time it takes for a fire signal to reach a fire station. 
• Mission updates: Tuned Metals HQ and Community College missions. These were appearing too early, making them difficult to complete. They now appear later in a city’s development. 
• Solar Farm Great Work: Reduced fire risk at the Solar Farm Great work. Local fire engines were spending too much time at the Solar Farm. 
• Messaging: Improved prerequisite messaging for Trade Port, Casinos, Smelting Factory and Oil Refinery. It should be clearer on how to unlock these buildings. 
• Graphics: Fix for flickering low wealth buildings on NVIDIA graphics cards. 
• Education: Fix for an issue some cities experienced where commuting students did not return from a neighbor’s city. This was causing a problem where students would disappear from a city in some cases. 
• Tuning: Sims will lose a small amount of happiness if they don’t have a place to shop. Cities without places to shop will see complaints and feel the effect of unhappy Sims. This will emphasize the importance of commercial zones.  read more