Monday at the Petersen Automotive museum, Michelin and Xbox announced they will host a global 24 Hours Challenge online with the Forza Motorsport 6 game. The competition will coincide with the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 18-19.
During a 24-hour period (6 a.m. PDT, June 18, to 6 a.m. PDT, June 19), gamers are encouraged to join the race online and post their best times in the Ford GT race car on the famed Circuit de la Sarthe. Eligible U.S. participants may win prizes from Michelin, Xbox, Petersen and Ford; one lucky winner will win a trip to the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
“Michelin wanted to connect racing fans around the world to the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Oscar Pereda, director of ultra-high performance at Michelin North America. “We hope this contest will help bring the excitement from France right into their living rooms.”
“It is fitting to celebrate Ford’s return to Le Mans with some exciting ways for fans to get involved online, and in person with Forza Motorsport 6,” said Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director, Turn 10 Studios. “The Ford GT was on the cover of our game for this reason and we’re happy to be able to make Ford GT LM race car available to all Forza 6 players in order to participate in this event and many more in the future.”
To enter, gamers are asked to log into their Xbox accounts anytime during a 24-hour period beginning at 6:00 am PST and launch Forza Motorsport 6. Once in the game, players can enter the “Michelin 24 Hours Forza Challenge” which will be found in the Community Monthly channel of Rivals Mode.
Fans in the Los Angeles area are encouraged to attend a 24 Hours of Le Mans party at the Petersen Museum, where select three-person teams will also compete in a three-hour endurance race in the new Ford GT race car on the Petersen’s Forza Motorsport 6 simulators. The event will also be streamed live on Twitch at twitch.tv/michelinusa. Tickets for the live play event can be purchased HERE.
Michelin is the official tire partner of Ford Performance and the Ford GT race team. The Company has won 24 overall championships at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race, including the past 18 straight championships.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,750 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants.
About the Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $15 for general admission adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10am to 6pm. For general information, call 323/930-CARS or visit www.petersen.org.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – June 7, 2016 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced the full feature set coming to EA SPORTS™ NHL® 17 this Fall on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. From the crease to the open ice to behind-the-scenes control of an entire franchise, NHL 17 lets you shape your legacy no matter how you play the game in the most exciting EA SPORTS NHL® to date.
“This year we’re delivering new and richer experiences for every hockey fan,” said Sean Ramjagsingh, Senior Producer, EA SPORTS NHL®. “Whether you’re an online competitor in an EA SPORTS Hockey League club, or jumping into the game for the very first time to play with your favorite NHL team, there’s something for you in NHL 17.”
NHL 17 introduces three new modes that connect you to the sport to live out your ultimate hockey fantasy. The new Draft Champions mode introduces the thrill of the fantasy draft with fast rounds of superstar picks. For the first time in EA SPORTS NHL® history, the World Cup of Hockey game mode lets you take to the ice on a global stage and compete with your national hockey heroes. The next generation of Be a GM introduces Franchise Mode where you answer directly to the owner and take total control of the team and the business, from fan concessions to promotional nights to the arena and city you compete in.
NHL 17 also brings unprecedented gameplay control over every inch of the ice. The new Net Battle system lets you fight for that critical space in front of the crease on offense and defense. Authentic goaltenders both look and play the part with true-to-life stances and smarter Reactionary Save Intelligence that lets goalies read and react with an athletic save or get big with the body to block the puck. Improved hitting, passing, puck pick-ups and skating let you own every zone and dozens of new goal celebrations bring the crowd to their feet making your biggest moments memorable.
Fan favorite modes deliver more depth, new experiences, and unprecedented customization in NHL 17. EA SPORTS Hockey League (EASHL) introduces an all-new Player Rank progression system to earn and unlock customization items for your player, team and arena. Use the new Team Editor to customize your team’s identity, including logos, colors, patches, and – for the first time ever – use the all-new Arena Creator in EASHL and Franchise Mode to build the home-ice you’ve always dreamed of.
Finally, whether you’re competing online for elite status or lacing up the skates for the very first time, the next generation of the critically-acclaimed Visual On-Ice Trainer and Coaching Feedback tools return to teach you the skills needed to sharpen your game.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – June 12, 2016 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, invites you to join a world of discovery and epic warfare through ever-changing battles only in Battlefield™ 1.
Intuitive destruction and dynamic weather ensure that no battle is ever the same. For even more gameplay possibilities, carve a path through walls and buildings, take down your enemies in creative ways, and leave your mark on the terrain around you through intuitive destruction. Through your actions, the pristine world around you will change into a battle-scarred landscape, changing the world forever.
With dynamic weather you will need to adapt your tactics to weather changes as the elements play a part in the battle. Playing the same map on a bright day, in heavy fog, or rain will impact what you see and hear, forcing you to adapt your play style on an ever-changing battlefield.
Operations introduces a completely new way to play multiplayer. In Battlefield 1 you will play a series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts. Play a sequence of battles where your actions have consequences beyond a single match, as you try to conquer territory or push back your attackers.
At those times when you feel all is lost, call in the Behemoths – the largest fully player-controlled vehicles ever seen in Battlefield. Roam the battlefield and rain fire on your enemy to break their defenses. All-out war never felt so epic. Take control of the Armored Train, Air Ship, or the Battleship to dominate the battlefield across land, air, and sea.
“With Battlefield 1 we’re looking to deliver the most dynamic shooter ever. We want to make sure that no battle is ever the same for the players, and with the introduction of Operations, we’re giving the fans variety for game play and creativity,” said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “Plus, with the new Behemoths, only in Battlefield 1 can you bring an Air Ship to a dogfight.”
The Battlefield 1 open beta will be live later this summer. To get early access, players can sign up to become a Battlefield Insider here. They will also get access to in-game rewards, exclusive content, and sneak peeks at news about Battlefield 1 (plus news about other EA games, services, and events).
Redwood City, Calif. – June 12, 2016 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today introduced EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 The Journey, an all-new game mode powered by Frostbite™*. Immersed in The Journey, fans will live their story on and off the pitch as Premier League prospect, Alex Hunter who is looking to make his mark. Fans will visit new football worlds, meet new characters full of depth, and navigate emotional highs and lows of their unique story arc through decisions off the pitch, their performance on it, and character interactions throughout the 2016/17 season while playing for any of the 20 Premier League clubs. From a paternal lineage of pro footballers, Alex Hunter starts building his personal legacy in FIFA 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC when it launches on September 27 in North America and September 29 worldwide.
Learn more about The Journey and Alex Hunter: here.
“We’re embracing the power of the Frostbite engine to bring a new immersive experience to the franchise and give fans the chance to live their football story through the life of a professional footballer,” said Nick Channon, Senior Producer. “The Journey delivers that with authenticity, character interactions, and your performance on the pitch which will dictate your story.”
Complete innovation in gameplay transforms the way players think and move, physically interact with opponents, and execute in attack, putting fans in control of every moment on the pitch. Thousands of new animations and a focus on technology enable FIFA 17 to deliver true-to-life action, balanced gameplay, and excitement in attack. Four pillars of gameplay combine to put complete control in fans’ hands by introducing new game mechanics.
Set Piece Rewrite – New penalties, free kicks, corners, and throw-ins bring creativity and variety in every dead ball situation.
Physical Play Overhaul – U.S. Patent-Pending Pushback Technology changes the way players physically interact in every situation and introduces a new shielding system that gives fans more control when in possession or battling to win the ball.
Active Intelligence System – A brand new intelligence system gives players the ability to better define and classify space to make smarter decisions off the ball. Players will utilize several New Run Types like fake, direct, and stunted runs to stay even more active off the ball.
New Attacking Techniques – New options in attack give fans more ways to create chances and finish in front of goal. Send teammates in with a Threaded Through Pass and put exciting goals away with a Driven Finish or Downward Header
“Fans want control; they want authenticity; and they want a balanced and exciting game that delivers moments where they jump out of their seat and make their friends watch the replay,” said Aaron McHardy, Producer. “We took the opportunity of introducing a new engine to look at everything we could do to deliver those moments – we ended up identifying four big areas where we could introduce a level of control we were never able to achieve before.”
For FIFA 17 assets visit: info.ea.com.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 12, 2016 – Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that Titanfall® 2 will drop worldwide on Friday, October 28, 2016 for Xbox One, Origin for PC, and for the first time ever for the franchise, PlayStation 4. The highly-anticipated first person shooter is set to build on the foundation Respawn established with the first Titanfall – fast, fluid, and fun gameplay between Pilots and Titans, to once again innovate and elevate the shooter genre.
“With the original Titanfall, we focused on nailing the gameplay and reinventing the way you move and fight in a first person shooter,” said Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment and a Co-Creator of the Call of Duty franchise. “With Titanfall 2, we’re building on that foundation by introducing a bespoke single player campaign backed by a deeper multiplayer experience that together will once again push the shooter genre forward.”
In single player, Titanfall 2 will deliver a crafted experience that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 will let fans step out onto the Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out. In multiplayer, Respawn is continuing to evolve their best-in-class gameplay to provide a more robust experience that delivers expanded depth and variety that includes six new Titans, deeper Pilot abilities, more customization options, and a robust progression system that is sure to satisfy fans.
Fans wanting to hit The Frontier first on October 28 can pre-order Titanfall 2 now at Titanfall.com. For those looking to have the ability to customize every Titan day one, the Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition offers instant access to exclusive Warpaints and Nose Arts, two camouflages, and more.
Prior to release, Titanfall 2 will have an open technical test designed to help Respawn ensure a successful launch on October 28. Fans interested in getting technical test news first can sign up here for Dispatches from The Frontier – the Titanfall 2 Newsletter that provides news, exclusive offers, and much more.
Join the Titanfall 2 conversation on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. Press assets for Titanfall 2 are available at http://info.ea.com.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at EA PLAY Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) officially released full details on the improvements to Franchise in Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. This year’s edition offers even more depth, while still managing to streamline the experience and make both the on-field and off-field experience even more seamless and fun. Today also marked the debut of a brand-new Madden NFL 17 trailer at EA PLAY to get fans excited for the upcoming football season.
This year, Franchise introduces Play the Moments, the fastest way to play Madden NFL. Play the Moments allows fans to experience the important milestones in each game while simulating the rest of the matchup. Players will be invited to jump in at critical moments such as red zone drives, vital third downs, game-winning drives and more, offering the chance to prove your mettle in clutch situations. The shortened games allow Franchise players to take their team all the way from opening day to the Super Bowl in just a weekend, maximizing the fun along the way. Of course, those who want to experience the game from kickoff to final whistle can turn off Play the Moments, or opt to jump in and out of moments as they wish throughout the game.
Off the field, players will be able to utilize new Franchise gameplanning to tailor their strategy to amplify their team’s strengths and attack their opponent’s weaknesses, complete with in-game boosts. New Big Decisions also surface important personnel decisions such as bringing players back from injury, signing free agents, negotiating new contracts and more. In addition to all this, Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 also features top community requests like practice squads, full player editing and a dynamic score ticker.
The Madden NFL 17 Franchise news comes on the heels of details about the franchise’s most balanced gameplay to date, as well as the addition of the brand-new commentary team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis.
EA Access* members can try Madden NFL 17 before it’s released for a limited time as part of a Play First Trial, only on Xbox One.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Sept. 29, 2015 – Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) launched NBA LIVE 16 on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. NBA LIVE 16 highlights the brand-newLIVE PRO-AM mode, as well as the new LIVE Motion physics system. Players can express themselves both on and off the court with new gameplay mechanics, fresh gear and kicks, plus new ways to play.
LIVE PRO-AM provides players the chance to rise together with online team-play mode LIVE Run and the new cooperative Summer Circuit mode. In LIVE Run up to 10 players can compete in online games to 21 points on iconic courts like Rucker Park, Venice Beach, Terminal 23 and more. Summer Circuit allows up to five players to travel around North America challenging all-star teams as they try to become the true kings of the court. Those who have played the NBA LIVE 16 demo on Xbox One or PS4 will be able to carry over created player progress and unlocked gear, getting a leg up on the competition.
Players can find the perfect gear to express their personality, with hundreds of shirts, shoes, sneakers, and more available from top brands. Players can also get themselves in the game with the official NBA LIVE Companion (available on the App Store and Google Play) featuringGameFaceHD. This exclusive mobile scanning technology allows fans to quickly and easily scan their face and upload it to their in-game character.
Created characters can also be used in Rising Star career mode (retaining all progression across modes), and aspiring GMs can try their hand at running a NBA franchise in Dynasty mode. Players looking to build an unbeatable crew of both modern stars and past greats can jump into LIVEUltimate Team, and those hoping to either relive or rewrite history can check out LIVE Rewind and Big Moments. Newcomers or players looking to build their skill base can jump into Learn LIVE, with multiple options for drills and practice sessions.
Fans will also be treated to enhanced gameplay in NBA LIVE 16 thanks to the new LIVE Motion physics system. Players move with purpose and react intelligently to try and get open with cuts and off-ball screens. Plus, new mechanics like touch passing and dribble handoffs make it easier than ever to orchestrate the offense and make the big play. In addition to all these features, new shot mechanics, shot meter and feedback give players instant information to help them learn exactly when to release the ball. With the variety of modes, options and gameplay upgrades, there’s something in NBA LIVE 16 for everyone.
NBA LIVE 16 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. EA Access members can save 10% when they buy the digital version of NBA LIVE 16 and Ultimate Team Points on Xbox One. To learn more about NBA LIVE 16, visit https://www.easports.com/nba-live.
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In anticipation of next month’s launch, the all-new Halo 5: Guardians television commercial debuted last night on NBC Sunday Night Football. Check it out below and explore what people are saying about Halo 5: Guardians here
Beats by Dr. Dre takes you into the studio with recording artist, Andra Day, providing a look into the recording of her latest single, “Rise Up.” Chosen as the anthem for Serena Williams in the U.S. Open x Beats commercial, Andra reveals, “I wanted the song to be brave in that way and vulnerable, because that’s what ‘Rise Up’ speaks to. Andra continues, “‘Rise Up’ is a group of lessons…instead of having to prove my point of saying ‘you’ve hurt me’ people are more transformed by mercy and unconditional love.”
During this exclusive behind the scenes look, music producer, Adrian Gurvitz, shares, “She’s the only singer in my entire life that I’ve ever worked with that makes me cry.”
Beats by Dr. Dre launched the Beat x Beat series to demonstrate how some of the world’s biggest artists create their tracks. Musicians that have recently been featured on the Beat x Beat series include: Kendrick Lamar, Coldplay, Disclosure, Ariana Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, Rixton and Rudimental.
September 10, 2015 — Every legend has a beginning. Over 20 years ago, the title that would eventually grow to be Master of Orion was being conceived. In the second installment of WG Labs’ series of Master of Orion Dev Diaries, members of the original team relate the days of Master of Orion’s early inception and the humble origins of the game that would both create and define the 4X gameplay genre.
In this installment, the key players in the series recount the tale of how Master of Orion was initially developed. Learn how this inspired team of producers, designers, and composers first came together and united for a single purpose. From the early days of working out of their living rooms, this lean team with a limited budget nurtured Master of Orion to create what would become one of the most definitive PC games in history.