In Numbers: The Global Insanity Called ‘FIFA 14’

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According to EA Sports — which publishes the wildly popular FIFA 14 game — people play 460,000 FIFA matches and score 990,000 goals every 90 minutes (the length of an actual soccer match).

The most popular match-ups are Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich (the all-time record is an even split) and Spain’s El Clásico rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona (Madrid has the edge here). Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, meanwhile, are FIFA 14’s top goal scorers.

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via Mashable

Invitation: Watch Microsoft’s Stunning Xbox One Ad Starring Steven Gerrard

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The ad, below, highlights Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall, FIFA 14 and Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, Star Trek star Zachary Quinto in character as Spock, Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome.

We also get a glimpse at Xbox One’s Kinect-powered video chat when a Liverpool fan accepts a call from a friend by saying, “Xbox, answer.” His friend pops up picture-in-picture to enthuse about a goal.

“This is an invitation to a new generation,” says the narrator, “where your games and entertainment are no longer separated, but together, in one.”

“This is an invitation from the all-in-one Xbox One.”

via Eurogamer