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December 23rd 2013, 10:38 am PT

Use your Xbox One for a virtual Holiday Fireplace and never miss a game invite

Have you always wanted to have a wood burning fire place in your gaming room?

Here I’ll show you how to use your Xbox One for a virtual fireplace. It’s simple:

    • Open up Internet Explorer on your Xbox One (Say: Xbox, Go to Internet Explorer)
    • Open up the address bar.
      (Click this menu button or Say “Show Address Bar” while voice commands are active)
    • Navigate to my blog via this short URL: mjr.mn
    • Scroll to this post
    • Click this link for the video on YouTube
      (You may see a brief error about needing Flash, but then IE will pull in the HTML 5 version of the video)
    • Click the full screen icon in the lower right of the video.
    • Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of a real wood burning fireplace for the Holiday.

And you’ll never miss a game invite. Have a great Christmas everyone!

Tip: Use SmartGlass to open up IE, and type in the URL.

 

December 23rd 2013 at 10:38 am | Archive | 45 comments

December 9th 2013, 9:22 am PT

Halo: Spartan Assault Release Update and New Achievements

We are now just over two weeks away from the first Halo appearance on Xbox One! Today, 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games announced that Halo: Spartan Assault will be available worldwide for digital download on December 24th for $14.99. The Xbox 360 version will follow in January 2014.

Good news for those that have already purchased Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 – anyone who purchases the game on one of those platforms before December 15th will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99.

As an Xbox One title, there are 1000 Achievement Points up for grabs, which means new Achievements and higher values to gun for. In case you missed it, Halo Waypoint published the full, updated Halo: Spartan Assault Achievement list here.

For more on Halo: Spartan Assault, including Q&A with the Executive Producer and details on the new all-new co-op mode, head on over to Xbox Wire.

December 9th 2013 at 9:22 am | Archive | 93 comments

August 23rd 2013, 2:14 pm PT

Xbox Meet Up In Seattle

If you are in the Seattle area, please join us for the Xbox Meet Up at the Microsoft Store in the University Village on Thursday evening, August 29.

Please join me and members of the Xbox team to play a few of the Xbox One games that will be featured at PAX Prime the following day. That’s right, this is a a sneak peek at some of Xbox One titles launching later this year. In addition to the games and demos of the Xbox One controller, we also know that an Xbox Community event wouldn’t be complete without free giveaways.

Here are the details:

Where: The Microsoft Store, University Village (Directions)
When: Thursday, August 29 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Why: Come get a sneak peek of some of the Xbox One games being shown at PAX Prime and meet a few members of the Xbox team. Plus, take the Xbox One controller for a spin and experience the improvements we’ve made to the best controllers in gaming.

For those of you who like to save money, during the event you will receive $25.00 off a $75.00 purchase*. *Excludes Surface and Surface Accessories, Xbox One and Xbox One Accessories

Please note, the event is free and open to the public. You do not need a PAX ticket to attend.

I expect a large crowd, so we recommend you get there early. I look forward to seeing you there.

Update: The first 50 people who show up will get a free year of Xbox Live! 
Also, we’ll have 500 “World Of Tanks” beta codes on hand to giveaway as well.

Update 2: We’ll have Forza 5,  Killer Instinct,  Ryse, and Project Spark at the event to see and play!

August 23rd 2013 at 2:14 pm | Archive | 101 comments

July 20th 2013, 6:09 pm PT

Arcade: Action Packed Bundle

Action Packed BundleContent: Action Packed Bundle
Price: 1600 Microsoft Points
Check availability in your Xbox LIVE Region
Dash Text: This bundle includes five full Xbox LIVE Arcade titles: “The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile," "Bloodforge," "Dungeon Fighter LIVE,” “Islands of Wakfu,” and “Unbound Saga.” PLEASE NOTE: this bundle pack offers these games together at a discounted rate over individual purchases. The games in this bundle are available as individual downloads in the Xbox Games marketplace and are exactly the same. Be aware that it is possible to download the same game twice. If you already own one of these games there is no additional discount on this bundle, nor do you receive an additional copy of the game you already own. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Purchase the game bundle and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

July 20th 2013 at 6:09 pm | Archive | 44 comments

May 13th 2013, 1:08 pm PT

Lego Casino Royale

A shot for shot remake of the opening scene from Casino Royale done entirely in Lego.

Keep an eye out for the “water” in the bathroom scene.

 

May 13th 2013 at 1:08 pm | Archive | 11 comments

May 10th 2013, 4:38 pm PT

No show this week

We will be back with a pretty big show next week as we get ready for the 21st.

One thing I can tell you though: I’ve got a great interview with Simon Pegg (Scotty) and John Cho (Sulu) about the new Star Trek movie

May 10th 2013 at 4:38 pm | Archive | 9 comments

February 5th 2013, 12:12 am PT

Demo: METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCEContent: METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by focusing on delivering an all-new action experience unlike anything that has come before. Combining world-class development teams at Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, MGR REVENGEANCE brings two of the world’s most respected teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action and epic storytelling, all within the expansive MG universe. The game introduces Raiden as the central character; a child soldier transformed into a half-man, half-machine cyborg ninja, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.

Add the demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

   
   

February 5th 2013 at 12:12 am | Archive | 13 comments

December 7th 2012, 7:12 am PT

Watch the 2012 VGAs on Xbox LIVE tonight

Tonight at 9p PT/6p PT the 10th Annual Spike TV Video Game Awards (The ‘”VGA Ten”) will take place in Los Angeles and broadcast to 14 countries. Tune into Spike TV or for a more immersive, interactive experience watch the event streamed live to your console over Xbox LIVE. The live stream will utilize SmartGlass for a unique second screen experience just for Xbox LIVE Members. The show will see the return of hosts from the past 10-years and will also be simulcast on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com

Before things kick off be sure to download and install the SmarGlass app for your device so you won’t miss a minute of the action tonight.

Windows

Windows Phone

Android

iOS

If you want to hear more about the VGA’s from Geoff Keighley, download my latest podcast to for his behind the scenes perspective.

Spike VGA’s on Xbox.com

December 7th 2012 at 7:12 am | Archive | 99 comments

November 23rd 2012, 4:31 pm PT

MNR – The early years: Volume 1

No new show this week. Instead I’ve uploaded a collection of my earlier shows that have never been re-released, including the very first show I ever did . It’s pretty loose and rough around the edges but you can hear my  timely thoughts on Halo 2 , Pocket PC and more for about 11 minutes. Proceed at your own risk.

The rest of the collection has some pretty awesome moments, like Corporeal’s performance that opened our 2007 E3 Show (track 3 below),  the exclusive interview with Ken Levine where he announces the original Bioshock Demo that surprised everyone in August of 2007 (track 29)  Marty O’Donnell’s conversation about game audio in Halo 3 (track 38) and my interview with Ridley Scott (track 28) just to name a few.

So here it is…MNR – The early years Volume 1. Enjoy.

Note: Since I am sharing this collection on Soundcloud, this collection will not appear in iTunes like the weekly shows, so you’ll have to manage the download manually.

November 23rd 2012 at 4:31 pm | Archive | 18 comments

November 21st 2012, 10:54 am PT

Borderlands 2 Claptrap Sounds

You asked for more Claptrap sounds, and our friends at Gearbox Software have delivered once again. Below find 34 clips taken directly from the master files used in Borderlands 2. That means they sound great and make great notifications sounds your mobile or PC. Enjoy,

Update: I’ve added a .ZIP of all the files on my Skydrive

Note: These audio clips are provided for personal, non-commercial use only
 

Here is a link to the last set they gave me to share.

November 21st 2012 at 10:54 am | Archive | 65 comments

October 18th 2012, 2:34 pm PT

Extra Life 2012

24 hours are gone and so are we. $5,333 raised for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Thank you all!

Hi, everyone! It’s e (@thevowel) here. As you may have heard on the podcast, I’m participating in Extra Life again this year. If you aren’t familiar with it, Extra Life is a gaming marathon in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

In less than 48 hours I’ll be kicking off 24-hours of gaming to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

I’ll be streaming the whole way on twitch.tv so that you can watch – and join the chat and mock my skills or lack thereof. We’re also going to embed the stream right here on majornelson.com.

We’ve already raised $937 $1,154 $1,701 $2,039 $3,214 $4,581, but I’m shooting for $5,000 this year!

DONATE HERE!

Watch live video from thevowel on www.twitch.tv

Sponsor part of the marathon!

For $100 you can pick an Xbox 360 game that I have and I’ll play it for 30 minutes. I’ve got most of the Xbox 360 games released in the US so there’s a good chance that I can play your favorite game – or the game that you’d like to see me suffer through! Want me to play it for another 30 minutes? Double your previous donation – $100 for the first 30 minutes, $200 for the next 30, etc. -and I’ll do it. Note: I’m not going to play Kinect games – I’m committed to playing for 24 hours, and if you have me playing Dance Central for hours on end I’ll collapse long before that.

We’ve already got some time sponsored:

8-9AM: Borderlands 2 (thank you Kristy & Randy Pitchford!)

9-9:30AM: Avatar: The Last Airbender (thank you @keithkline!)

NEW: 9:30-10AM: Banjo-Kazooie XBLA (thx @taskbaarchitect!)

NEW: 10-11AM: TBD (thx @kudakeru!)

NEW: 11-11:30: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (thx Sang Hong!)

NEW: 11:30-12: NCAA Football 2013 (thx Kevin Brumit!)

NEW: Noon-12:30: Viva Pinata (thx Jared Sartin!)

NEW: 12:30-1: Earth Defense Force: IA (thx Michael Bowen!)

NEW: 1-1:30: Kameo (thx Matt Richenburg!)

NEW: 1:30-2: Skylanders! (thx Peter Rysavy!)

Sponsor me! It’s for the kids!

…or…

Rewards for donations!

Thanks to some very generous friends I’ve got the following rewards to share:

For the next 50 donations of $10 or more:

Halo 4 Infinity Campaign Themes (thanks 343!)

For the next 10 donations of $25 or over:

Xbox LIVE Gold 1-Month codes (thanks Xbox LIVE!)

For the next 40 donations of $50 or over:

Your choice of Minecraft, Trials Evolution, Deadlight, & Joe Danger 2 – there’s 10 of each, so donate now for first choice! (thanks PlayXBLA!)

For the next 10 donations of $100 or over:

Borderlands 2 Season Passes (thanks Gearbox & 2KGames!)

Help the kids and get yourself something nice while you’re at it! Let me know what reward you’d like when you make your donation!

 

On behalf of the kids – THANK YOU!

October 18th 2012 at 2:34 pm | Archive | , | 17 comments

October 10th 2012, 10:37 am PT

Claptrap audio files from the original Borderlands

I had originally posted these when Borderlands launched in 2010, but with the release of Borderlands 2, they’re still relevant.

I think 13 and 15 are my favorites – what about you?

BTW: You can download the original game directly from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Note: These audio clips are provided for personal, non-commercial use only!

October 10th 2012 at 10:37 am | Archive | 16 comments

August 27th 2012, 11:33 am PT

Xbox 360 at PAX Prime 2012

PAX Prime in Seattle kicks off later this week, and Xbox will be there in a big way. Be sure to stop by our booth [#412] where we will have yet-to-be-released titles spanning console, Kinect, PC and mobile. Don’t miss playing every single one of Microsoft Studios’ major core franchises – including the most anticipated title of 2012, Halo 4 – some of our highlighted XBLA titles and the hottest content from our third-party publishing partners – all in one place!

In addition to playing some of holiday’s upcoming blockbusters, you can get a sneak peek at some of the new Xbox Games on Windows 8 from Microsoft Studios, and check out the amazing creativity of our independent developer community as part of the Dream.Build.Play competition.

Here is what you’ll find when you visit the Xbox Booth #412 at PAX Prime this year:

Halo 4
Get up close and personal with Halo 4’s fast-paced and addictive multiplayer!  Everyday we’ll rotate through an exclusive selection of maps, game modes, and never-before-seen content that we know you’ll love to get hands-on time with!  Hone your Halo skills, play with (or against) your friends, and see what innovations in store for you when Halo 4’s launches on November 6th.  In the meantime, go behind the scenes to check out how this masterpiece was made in The Magic of Halo 4.

Forza Horizon
Come get hands-on with the “best racing game” of E3 according to Electronic Gaming Magazine. In Forza Horizon, you get the freedom of the open road, high intensity action and moment to moment gameplay surrounded by a festival atmosphere, all set to the hottest music curated by one of the world’s biggest DJ’s. Forza Horizon is speed, style and parties on the open road, and can be yours come October 23rd.

Gears of War: Judgment **Updated**
Debuting and playable this week at PAX Prime in Seattle is the new multiplayer experience Free-For-All, recently revealed in a cover story in OXM. FFA throws team tactics out the window as each player battles for survival and kills versus all other players. This highly anticipated prequel to the Gears of War saga hits March 19, 2013. Not excited yet? Revisit our E3 trailer, start up your lancer and we’ll see you at PAX Prime.

Fable: The Journey
All the power and the magic are in your hands with Fable: The Journey, launching October 9th. Come see what all the fuss is about, from the deep storyline to the heart-pounding action all set in the picturesque world of Albion that fans have come to know and love in the “Fable” franchise. Some lucky folks will walk off not only blow away by the fun to be had with Fable: The Journey, but also with a token for a Fable avatar t-shirt! Kill time between now and PAX by checking out the newest video documentary called “Telling the Tale.”

Xbox LIVE Arcade
We’ll also have the newest Xbox LIVE Arcade games from Microsoft Studios. Be sure to check out the open world zombie-survival game, State of Decay; free-to-play title, Happy Wars; follow-up to the smash success, Crash Course 2; and multiplayer racing sensation, Avatar Motocross Madness.

Resident Evil 6
Come play the latest Resident Evil 6 demo at PAX 2012. Featuring 3 separate scenarios to choose from you can try to escape the infected Ivy University campus as Leon S. Kennedy, tackle a building size B.O.W. with Chris Redfield, or clear out the J’avo infested streets of Lanshiang, China as Jake Muller.  Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2012.

Tomb Raider
Lara Croft has already proven herself to be a survivor after escaping a violent shipwreck onto a mysterious island and a disorienting underground encounter where a tribe of island inhabitants tried to capture her. Get hands-on with Tomb Raider as Lara takes her first steps on the island, discovers a lifeline in the form of her iconic bow, and sets out to find her shipwrecked friends.

FIFA Soccer 13
Winner of the prestigious E3 Game Critics award for “Best Sports Game”, FIFA Soccer 13 captures the unpredictability of real-world football, ensuring no two matches play the same. The game features breakthrough gameplay innovations that create a true battle for possession across the entire pitch and deliver freedom and creativity in attack, as well as engaging online features and live services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport—and to each other—through EA SPORTS Football Club. FIFA Soccer 13 is Football’s Social Network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of others around the world.

Dream.Build.Play 2012 Challenge
Dream.Build.Play is Microsoft’s global competition that challenges independent game developers to create new and innovative games for Xbox 360 and new this year, games for Windows Phone.  With over 350 entries from 42 countries, this year’s competition was tougher than ever.  Stop by the Dream.Build.Play station to find out who took home the top honors as we showcase the top four Xbox 360 and top four Windows Phone winners.  Winners of the Dream.Build.Play competition will share $112,500 in cash prizes and have the opportunity to become part of the Registered Developer Program (RDP). 
 
Check out our top 40 finalists!

PAX Panels and events

Saturday Morning Xbox Community Meet Up
Don’t miss it! Read complete details on this post

Friday evening:

I’ll be participating in two sessions of GAME SHOW NIGHT! At 7pm I’ll be a guest on Blankety Blank and then at 9pm, a member of the audience (it could be you!) and I will team up against Sony’s Sid Shuman and a member of the audience in Super Password!

Xbox Panels

Halo Reborn
Pegasus Theatre
Saturday, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
343 Industries discusses the evolution of the Halo franchise and the challenges and opportunities Halo 4 presents in innovating within the beloved Halo universe. Join the creators, artists and designers of Halo 4 as they show off some of those evolutions and reveal even more secrets and features of the weapons, vehicles, gameplay and characters that you’ll see when this legendary franchise returns.

Major Nelson Radio: Live!
Kraken Theatre
Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30
That’s right…we’re dong it live. Join me, e, lollip0p and special guests for an hour of pandemonium with ‘Team Dysfunction.’  Note: This will be streamed LIVE to the PAX Channel on Twitch.

Plus, members of the Xbox LIVE enforcement team will be on the Harassment and Bullying in Online Games: Technical Solutions v1.0 and Queers in Gaming panels. Stop by if you want to learn more about either of these topics

General PAX Info
EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Friday, August 31 – 9:00 am to 6 pm (press only until 10:00 am)
Saturday, September 1 – 10:00 am to 6 pm
Sunday, September 2 – 10:00 am to 6 pm

See the PAX website for extended event hours and other evening activities.

August 27th 2012 at 11:33 am | Archive | 25 comments

August 22nd 2012, 6:12 am PT

Demo: Sleeping Dogs Game Demo

Sleeping DogsContent: Sleeping Dogs Game Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant and sprawling metropolis. As undercover cop Wei Shen, you are tasked with infiltrating and taking down a Triad empire from within. Keep your cover intact and navigate between your duty to the badge and the code of honor of the triads. Download the demo now to experience a sneak peek at the brutal martial arts combat, exhilarating free-running, and intense gunfights offered by Sleeping Dogs.

Add the demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

August 22nd 2012 at 6:12 am | Archive | 11 comments

July 3rd 2012, 9:34 am PT

It’s Tuesday Morning…

…and right now Major’s on a plane somewhere over the Pacific. Without internet access. I’m pretty sure he said something about my keeping an eye on the blog while he’s gone, too.

Now, I don’t know about you but in my opinion “keeping an eye on the blog” means “talk about whatever you want”. I’m not quite sure that’s what Maj had in mind, but he’s on a plane without internet access right now.

Say hello to my dog Cthulhu:

Happy Cthulhu is happy.

He’s a Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler mix, and he’s 80 pounds of solid muscle. He was a rescue, and he’s about 2.5 years old. There’s nothing in the world he loves more than fetching a tennis ball out of a lake, river, or ocean.

I’ve also got two cats, one of whom just turned 18 – but that’s another blog post.

 

Who else is looking forward to Spelunky on XBLA tomorrow? I haven’t played it yet, but it looks AWESOME.

July 3rd 2012 at 9:34 am | Archive | 50 comments

May 29th 2012, 6:09 am PT

Demo: Summer Stars 2012 Demo

Summer Stars 2012Content: Summer Stars 2012 Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE Region
Dash Text: Whether playing solo in the expansive career mode or competing with friends in the addictive four player multiplayer modes, Summer Stars 2012 brings you an exciting arcade-style sporting experience. Take on a huge variety of summer sports and special challenges and see if you’ve got what it takes to bring home the gold this summer!

Add the demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

Note: You’ll need a Kinect sensor to play this demo

May 29th 2012 at 6:09 am | Archive | 5 comments

February 13th 2012, 9:52 am PT

e, Stepto and I try our first Hangout On Air

We tried a Hangout On Air yesterday. Below is the archive of the full hour and sixteen minutes. Not sure how often we’ll do this. It certainly won’t replace the podcast, but it may be perfect for those weeks when we can’t all get together in the same place. Tell us what you think in the comments

You can follow me on Google Plus here

February 13th 2012 at 9:52 am | Archive | 36 comments

November 9th 2011, 6:10 am PT

Demo: Rayman Origins

Rayman® OriginsContent: Rayman Origins – Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Download the demo of Rayman Origins and immerse yourself in this gorgeous 2D platfomer! Explore the lands of the Gibberish Jungle and Gourmand Land and discover or rediscover the magical universe and legendary 2D gameplay that captured the hearts of millions of fans.

 

Add the free demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

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November 9th 2011 at 6:10 am | Archive, Demo, Marketplace | 6 comments

September 27th 2011, 6:14 am PT

Demo:Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster

Sesame Street: Once Upon a MonsterContent: Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Jump into a storybook adventure with the Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster demo. From innovative game developer Double Fine Productions comes a storybook adventure of whimsical discovery and outrageous fun, featuring popular Sesame Street characters and quirky, new monsters! This Controller-free gaming experience is full of life lessons, like building friendships, sharing and conquering fears. Perfect for kids, and fun for the entire family! Drop-in/drop-out co-op is ideal for parent/child or sibling play. Join the fun! Full game coming October 2011 exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360®.

.Add the free demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

September 27th 2011 at 6:14 am | Archive, Demo | 8 comments

May 26th 2011, 8:23 am PT

Turn 10 Studios Announces “Forza Motorsport 4” Pre-Order Details, Exclusive Car Pack and Cover Car

Looking for FM4 information? Check out this press release that should get you ready for more Forza Motorsport 4 news at E3.

Gear up for the highly anticipated launch of “Forza Motorsport 4” by pre-ordering today

This fall, the highest rated racing franchise of this generation returns with “Forza Motorsport 4”, the biggest racing game of the year. Starting today, fans can pre-order the game at U.S. retailers for $59.99 (US ERP).  For even more incentive to pre-order, Turn 10 Studios confirmed today that fans who pre-order “Forza Motorsport 4” at participating U.S. retailers will receive a token to unlock one of the following five cars, while supplies last:

•    Available at Amazon.com- Subaru Impreza WRX STI: The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is the highest standard-edition trim in the Subaru compact car line. The STI is recognized as a speed demon on race tracks, winning first place at Super GT in 2008.
•    Available at Best Buy- BMW 1 Series M Coupe: Reaching top speeds of 250 km/h, the 1 Series M Coupe is the high-performance version of the famed BMW 1 Series Coupe. 
•    Available at GameStop- Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: The creation of Italian automaker Alfa Romeo and first introduced at the March 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Giulietta contains an exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde configuration with a 1.7L turbocharged engine that will steer you to victory.
•    Available at Wal-Mart- MINI John Cooper Works Clubman: MINI enthusiasts around the world rejoice! The JCW Clubman sports a 1.6-liter four-cylinder MINI engine that has been tuned and turbocharged to include 208 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque.
•    Available at Target – Honda CR-Z EX: The Honda CR-Z EX is Honda’s sport hybrid with an ultra-modern and sporty look, featuring 16” wheels and tires, low-to-the-ground stance and swooping bodywork. Additionally, its six-speed manual transmission makes it the only hybrid with three pedals.

This same list of cars is available in other regions worldwide and more information for those regions is coming soon. 

Rev up for the Limited Collector’s Edition
For “Forza” fans who crave the VIP treatment, a Limited Collector’s Edition will also be available. Stay tuned for more details on the exclusive content the Limited Collector’s Edition will offer.

Be one of the first to purchase “Forza Motorsport 4” and receive the “Ship Bonus” car pack
A limited quantity of “Forza Motorsport 4” games at retail will include an exclusive in-game car pack available at launch that boasts five incredible cars for fans to race, tune, paint and share. This car pack, limited to the first production run of “Forza Motorsport 4” game discs, will include:

•    Ford Mustang GT Coupe 1965: Take to the road in this classic American stallion, one of Ford’s most successful launch cars behind the Model A.
•    Koenigsegg Agera 2011: “The Agera–from the Swedish verb “to act”–celebrates 15 years of Koenigsegg’s uncompromising philosophy of making dream cars.”
•    Lexus SC300 1997: A classic personal luxury coupé, the SC300 combines a powerful racer with a 225hp I6-powered engine.
•    RUF RGT-8 2011: The spectacular RGT-8 is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine that has been fine tuned to deliver unmatchable sports car power and curb appeal.
•    Tesla Roadster Sport 2011: For luxury car fans, the Roadster Sport is electric heaven.  Get behind the wheel of this electric two-seater and go zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds with a peak rating of 288 horsepower.

Prepare to hit the road in a Ferrari 458 Italia, the “Forza Motorsport 4” cover car
Today Turn 10 Studios is also revealing that the cover car for the standard edition of “Forza Motorsport 4” is the Ferrari 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 Italia is an 8-cylinder two-seater berlinetta with a mid-rear mounted engine, and represents a genuine break with the past in terms of Maranello’s previous high-performance sports cars. The Turn 10 team has worked closely with Ferrari to include every intricate detail of the Ferrari 458 Italia in the game, from its sleek aerodynamic design to its exquisitely modeled 4499 cc V8 engine, offering players the most realistic driving experience off the track.

“The Ferrari 458 Italia was a perfect fit for the ‘Forza Motorsport 4’ hero car. It has the ideal blend of style, creative flair, cutting-edge technology and power that makes it just as gorgeous to look at as it is thrilling to take to the track,” said Dan Greenawalt, creative director of Turn 10 Studios. “We’ve worked closely with our partners at Ferrari to bring this amazing car to life in your living room.”

<end of press release>

Keep an eye on http://ForzaMotorsport.net for more details

May 26th 2011 at 8:23 am | Archive | 38 comments

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