Competitive Madden gaming, for the better part of a decade, typically involved a weekend of long drives, cheap hotel stays, and lots of standing, sitting and sometimes sleeping on ugly convention centre carpet. It fairly assured that only the diehards and elites would show up for preliminary rounds.
Turn 10 Studios, the people behind the Forza Motorsport series, have a rough job. In order to make a top-shelf racing game, they had to go to one of the most beautiful places in the world and hike, examine, and photograph the landscape. They have our sympathies.
What brings the world’s richest daredevil back into video games? Balloon-riding, building-jumping billionaire Richard Branson believes you want to get paid for beating gamers online.