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#251 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2018 3:45:16 PM(UTC)
Microsoft Accessibility project

https://twitter.com/MSFT...atus/990357842690441216
Quote:
We're looking for Xbox players who are deaf/HOH to assess Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text in Forza Motorsport 7.
Details and sign-up: … https://accessibilityuserresearchcollective.org/new-cover-page-2-2
More about AURC: …https://accessibilityuserresearchcollective.org/


Quote:
The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is looking for people who are deaf or hard of hearing to take part in a web-based research project being conducted by Microsoft. The goal of this study is to assess the experience of the Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text features in Microsoft’s Xbox video game platform by players who are deaf and hard of hearing.


To be eligible you must:

1. Play video games on a regular basis.
2. Be deaf or hard of hearing.
3. Be 18 years of age or older.
4. Prefer English for reading and writing.
5. Be a member of the Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) by completing our member form at:
· https://is.gd/AURCmemberform


Participants will be asked to play Forza Motorsport 7 at least 3 times in 1 week in a multi-player setting, make notes of their experience, and complete a questionnaire. At the end, participants each will receive a $100 stipend for their time and effort.

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#252 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2018 3:50:06 PM(UTC)
The Inner Circle Podcast Interviews T10 Senior Producer Nick Laing
by Samuel Tolbert
on April 28th, 2018

https://twitter.com/TiC_...atus/990300903969345536
http://www.ticgn.com/ticgn-originals/itv/the-inner-circle-interviews-nick-laing-turn-10/

Quote:
The Inner Circle Podcast team recently had the opportunity to interview Nick Laing, Lead Producer for Forza Motorsport at Turn 10. Nick took the time to explain how his career started and the journey that led him to join Turn 10. He also gave some very interesting insights into what drives members of the team, how they handle challenges and much more. If any of that sounds like something you’re interested in learning about, then check out the link below and listen!


Nick talks about his unusual career path to becoming a producer, the prohibitive licensing cost of major brands like Formula 1 and NFL, whether Forza Motorsport belongs in the Sports genre or Driving genre, his family history in racing, and design decisions about whether to add a storyline to the game or let players develop their own narratives. The interview (audio with general Forza footage) runs just over 1 hour long
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#253 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:23:12 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Some dates are assumed and may change. Refer to official @Forzamotorsport channels for info.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:
- Leagues Series 2, daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
- Photo/Livery Contests #28 this week^
- #Forzathon challenges and rewards
- www.ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 1 events



Sunday, April 29
  • Tanner Foust sets his final time in the ForzaRC Rivals Challenge event^
  • ForzaRC Qualifier Rivals open 5pm Pacific through May 2 to determine Saturday racing lobbies^

Monday, April 30
  • Tanner Foust Challenge Rivals deadline^
  • Twitter poll for Community Rivals?^
  • #Forzathon April events close^
  • Totino's FM7 Sweepstakes deadline midnight Central^
  • Minecraft Driver Gear suits events deadline midnight Pacific^

Tuesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 2

Thursday, May 3
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^

Friday, May 4
  • May DLC Clue thread? (typically the Friday before release, but a May release date hasn't been announced)
  • #ForzaFriday livestream at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/forzamotorsport
  • Week in Review^

Saturday, May 5
  • ForzaRC 2018 Ghost Racing lobbies for Regional qualified drivers^
  • Leagues Series 2 ends 5pm Pacific with rewards, Series 3 opens^

Sunday, May 6
  • ForzaRC 2018 Sunday Heat racing lobbies for Regional qualified drivers^


Beyond this week:
- Future monthly or expansion DLC has yet to be acknowledged or announced. The first FM6 expansion DLC was released in the spring following game release.

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#254 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 11:58:43 AM(UTC)
May Content Update with Free Honda Civic

Forza Motorsport 7 May Update
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/fm7_may_update



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#255 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 12:11:15 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 5-4-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, May 4, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_5_4_18

Read the article for full details. Highlights:

MAY UPDATE - discussion
  • Free 2018 Honda Civic Type R for all players
  • Fix for livery stealing issues, and some body panels


FORZARC ROUND 3 - discussion
  • New global Leaderboard #1: Lightning
  • Round 3 Ghosts and Sunday Heats this weekend
  • Round 3 Wednesday Showdown April 25 with streams noon and 6pm Pacific


MAY FORZATHON EVENTS - discussion
Rewards: Fill 'Er Up Driver Gear, Dodge Dart FE, Monte Carlo, and Jeep Wrangler.


NEXT BOUNTY HUNTER MAY 11 - discussion
"If it's May it must be the Indianapolis 500! We're celebrating the world's greatest race in a big way with the upcoming ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge. IndyCar champ and Forza Motorsport fan Josef Newgarden will once again be a part of this Bounty Hunter event... and this time he's bringing friends. The action kicks off in Forza Motorsport 7 next Friday, May 11 -- look for more details in next week's edition of the Week in Review!"


LEAGUES - discussion
New events start tomorrow: Ghost Trophy Trucks, Sim Early Prototype, Spec Cosmetic Honda Civic FE, Drift Ghost Japanese cars.


CINCO DE MAYO DRIVER GEAR - discussion
"We’re welcoming the fifth of May in style with a brand new Cinco de Mayo driver suit, which we’ll be sending to out to all Forza Motorsport 7 players today." (pic)


#FORZAFRIDAY LIVESTREAM - VOD
  • "We’ll be showing off the suit during today’s edition of #ForzaFriday, our weekly streaming show on Mixer and Twitch. The fun kicks off at 3 p.m. Pacific so don’t miss it!"
  • Ring Race: 2005 BMW M3

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#256 Posted : Sunday, May 6, 2018 2:31:11 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Some events are predicted and subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:
- Leagues daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
- Forzathon through May^
- www.ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 1 events


Sunday, May 6

Monday, May 7
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^

Tuesday, May 8
  • Photo/Livery Contests #28 deadline^
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream 1pm Pacific on mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • Specialty Dealer new set 5pm Pacific^

Wednesday, May 9
  • Wheel and Pedal Wednesdays livestream 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • ForzaRC Wednesday Showdown races/livestreams at noon & 6pm Pacific at watch.forzarc.com^

Thursday, May 10
  • ForzaRC Rivals Booster (w/ participation reward) open through May 12th at 5pm Pacific^
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^

Friday, May 11
  • Rivals: Josef Newgarden IndyCar Challenge starts^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event
  • May DLC Clue thread? (May DLC has not been announced)
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • Week in Review^

Saturday, May 12
  • Leagues Series 3 closes with reward at 5pm Pacific, Series 4 opens^
  • ForzaRC Rivals Booster (w/ participation reward) closes^


See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.
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#257 Posted : Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:51:08 AM(UTC)
https://twitter.com/ForzaRC/status/994286804080648192

Quote:
It's time for the #ForzaRC 2018 Series 1 Round 3 Wednesday Showdown! This week we've got some fan favorite @IndyCar cars and tracks lined up for our drivers. Catch all the action live at http://watch.forzarc.com with races for EMEA beginning at 12PM PDT and NA at 6PM PDT.


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#258 Posted : Friday, May 11, 2018 12:54:41 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 5-11-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, May 11, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_5_11_18

Read the article for full details. Highlights:

FORZARC INDYCAR CHALLENGE BOUNTY HUNTER MAY 11 - discussion
Rewards and gamertags listed for competing against Josef Newgarden, Conor Daily, James, Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens in the IndyCar Brickyard and Grand Prix events in ForzaRC Rivals "throughout the month of May. Make sure you add their gamertags to your Xbox friends list so you can follow their progress on the event leaderboards."


PORSCHE EXPERIENCE WINNERS - video
Xbox Rewards Virtual Key Sweepstakes winner recaps his Summit Point Motorsport Park drive and prizes.


FORZARC ROUND 3 - discussion
Write ups and video of the EMEA and NA Wednesday Showdown races, with guest commentator Kate Osbourne.


HOPPERS - Events List
"We’re saying a temporary goodbye to the Modern Hot Hatch and Supercar Renaissance Division hoppers and have welcomed in Cosmetic – IndyCar and Hot Hatch Genesis hoppers. As always, we’ll be cycling in new Division Hoppers in the coming weeks."


LEAGUES - discussion
New events start tomorrow: Ghost Sport Touring Icons, Sim Sport GT Icons, Spec Oldsmobile 442, ForzaRC IndyCar Division.


#FORZAFRIDAY LIVESTREAM - VOD
  • "We’ll be checking out the new hoppers in Forza Motorsport 7, talking the week of ForzaRC action, setting times in the ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge events, and hanging out with all of you during today’s episode of #ForzaFriday, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Pacific on Mixer and Twitch."
  • Ring Race: 1973 Mazda RX-3


INSIDE XBOX EPISODE 3 - Xbox Wire
"One more tease before we take off for the weekend: Forza Motorsport 7 will have a segment in next week’s episode of Inside Xbox, and we’ll have exciting news to share. The show kicks off at 3 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, May 17 and you can watch live on the Xbox Mixer channel. Don’t miss it!"
Discussion

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#259 Posted : Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:11:03 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Some dates are assumed and may change. Refer to official @Forzamotorsport channels for info.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:
- New Hoppers added May 11^
- Leagues Series 4, daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
- #Forzathon challenges and rewards through May
- Rivals: ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge through May (with Exclusive rewards)^
- Rivals: May Spotlight Challenge and other events through 5/31
- www.ForzaRC.com Round 4 (final two weeks of racing before June Playoffs)


Sunday, May 13
  • ForzaRC Qualifier Rivals open 5pm Pacific through May 16 to determine Saturday racing lobbies^

Monday, May 14
  • Reward from ForzaRC Booster 3 Rivals?^
  • Twitter poll for Community Rivals?^

Tuesday, May 15

Wednesday, May 16
  • Photo/Livery Contests #29 deadline^
  • Wheel and Pedal Wednesdays livestream 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/forzamotorsport
  • ForzaRC Qualifier Rivals closes 5pm Pacific, participation reward to follow^

Thursday, May 17
  • #InsideXbox livestream^ "Forza Motorsport 7 will have a segment in next week’s episode of Inside Xbox, and we’ll have exciting news to share. The show kicks off at 3 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, May 17 and you can watch live on the Xbox Mixer channel. "^
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^

Friday, May 18

Saturday, May 19
  • ForzaRC 2018 Ghost Racing lobbies for Regional qualified drivers^
  • Leagues Season ends 5pm Pacific with rewards, followed by new Season Series 1?^

Sunday, May 20
  • ForzaRC 2018 Sunday Heat racing lobbies for Regional qualified drivers^

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#260 Posted : Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:05:10 AM(UTC)
May 17 #InsideXbox livestream - FM7 news

https://twitter.com/ForzaMotorsport/status/997159815309766657
Quote:
Get an inside look at the future of #Forza7 on today’s episode of #InsideXbox! We’re showing off upcoming features, including a first look at the new race regulations system! Watch the show live, starting at 3:30 p.m. Pacific on @WatchMixer: http://www.mixer.com/Xbox



video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1ROswKEuQ

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/05/17/inside-xbox-episode-3-news-recap/
Quote:
Forza Motorsport 7 Update

Brian Ekberg from Turn 10 Studios joined us to talk about quite a few exciting updates and features coming soon to the award-winning racing game Forza Motorsport 7. The team outlined a brand-new series of features for multiplayer, including the new Forza Race Regulations, which not only create a more fair, skillful online experience but also teach players how to improve in online competition. This includes new track limits, which highlight when you’re about to go off-track.

Based on community feedback, the team is also introducing Time Attack back into Forza Motorsport 7, with every track, ribbon and class having a time attack associated with it.

Turn 10 also announced that the team is experimenting with a new drag-race mode, including custom stats and mechanics, such as free rev, to help create a true, simulated drag racing experience. This experience is still early in development, so keep your eyes here on Xbox Wire for more information as it becomes available.

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#261 Posted : Friday, May 18, 2018 9:55:02 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 5-18-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, May 18, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_5_18_18

Read the article for full details. Highlights:

#INSIDEXBOX ANNOUNCEMENTS - UPCOMING FEATURES
  • video: https://youtu.be/ja1ROswKEuQ
  • "For the first time in Forza history, we showed off work-in-progress features for a currently released Forza game."
  • Track Limits & Race Regulations features: "will be rolled out in several stages" "The team has gone through every track and ribbon in Forza Motorsport 7 and rebuilt track limits by hand."
  • Time Attack: "This was a fan favorite feature in Forza Motorsport 6 – with every track ribbon having an associated Rivals leaderboard per car class"
  • Drag: with Christmas tree start lights/fouls, tire staging, faster race loading. The “experimental” drag feature will debut in Free Play and initially be a single player-only experience"
  • Drift: new steering angle and scoring model
  • "More free cars on the way in June and beyond."
  • 2 more car packs coming will be free for Car Pass owners
  • Hoonigan Car Pack coming in June "available for purchase by everyone – and if you’ve got the Car Pass, the Hoonigan Cars will be included."


INDYCAR CHALLENGE UPDATE - discussion
  • Times and gamertags listed for Josef Newgarden, Conor Daily, James, Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens (TBA) in the IndyCar Brickyard and Grand Prix events in ForzaRC Rivals.


FORZARC ROUND 3 UPDATE - discussion
  • 10 of the top 15 global leaderboard spots are European drivers.
  • Final Series 1 Wednesday Showdown on May 23 at noon and 6pm Pacific. Series 1 Playoffs in June.


LEAGUES - discussion
  • New "Pass the Pack" Season starts Saturday with '32 Ford De Luxe and Series 1 BMW X5 M rewards.


SPECIALTY DEALER UPDATES - discussion
  • "The Forza Motorsport 7 Specialty Dealer will undergo some changes next week. We will have three cars in the Specialty Dealer each but, starting next week, two of those cars will be completely new to the vendor. The majority of these exclusive cars have been given away in other events, but all of the new cars will be ones that have never appeared in Specialty Dealer before, so this will be a great chance to gain access to exclusive cars you might have missed the first time around."


#FORZAFRIDAY LIVESTREAM - VOD
  • "I’ll be chatting about the Forza Motorsport 7 appearance on Inside Xbox, plus all the features we announced. We’ll be checking out the IndyCar Challenge events, as well as our new Community Rivals poll winner event, and of course, playing Forza 7 with all of you. Don’t miss the show on Mixer starting at 3 p.m. Pacific!"
  • Random Ring Race: 1970 Honda S800 | E211 | 13:10.384

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#262 Posted : Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:11:06 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Some events are predicted and subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:
- New Leagues season, daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
- Forzathon through May^
- IndyCar Challenge Rivals through May^
- www.ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 2 events


Sunday, May 20

Monday, May 21
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^

Tuesday, May 22
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • Specialty Dealer resets 5pm Pacific with two of the cars "completely new to the vendor"^

Wednesday, May 23
  • Wheel and Pedal Wednesdays livestream 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • Photo/Livery Contests #30 deadline^
  • ForzaRC Wednesday Showdown livestreams at Noon & 6pm Pacific at watch.forzarc.com^ with viewer poll voting and Quests to unlock exclusive cars and Driver Gear.

Thursday, May 24
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^

Friday, May 25

Saturday, May 27
  • Leagues Series 1 closes with reward at 5pm Pacific, Series 2 opens^

Sunday, May 28
  • 102nd Indy 500^ - last year Josef Newgarden hosted the @Forzamotorsport Twitter channel during race weekend^


See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

Next week look for the ForzaRC 2018 Series 1 Leaderboard update that will determine the drivers to be invited to the June 16-17 Playoffs in Seattle, preceded by the Series 1 Recap livestream on June 6.^

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^
- Time Attack Rivals
- Track limits, Drag, and Drift feature changes
- Two new car packs "arriving in the future and both will be included for all Car Pass owners."
- "Hoonigan Car Pack will be available for purchase by everyone – and if you’ve got the Car Pass, the Hoonigan Cars will be included" - starting in June.
- More Free Cars "on the way in June and beyond."

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#263 Posted : Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:41:16 AM(UTC)
FM7 in the Xbox Gaming Tournament at the Special Olympics 2018 USA Games

https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/998957863476256770
https://www.specialolympicsusagames.org/usa-games-news/xbox-gaming-tournament-press-release


Quote:
The Xbox Gaming Tournament at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place on Monday, July 2, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Lyceum room in the University of Washington Husky Union Building.


Quote:
Last month, qualifier events were held at Microsoft stores across the country to select eight Unified teams to compete in the 2018 USA Games. A Unified team consists of an athlete with and an athlete without an intellectual disability. The eight teams will play “Forza Motorsport 7,” a popular racing video game published by Microsoft Studios.


Quote:
Additionally, Microsoft will feature Xbox gaming stations in the 2018 USA Games Fan Zone where fans can play games such as “Forza Motorsport 7,” “Minecraft” and “Super Lucky’s Tale.” The Fan Zone will be in the Northwest Plaza at Husky Stadium and will be open all week to the general public.
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#264 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 12:15:31 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 5-25-18
Brian Ekberg & John Schommer
Friday, May 25, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_5_25_18

Read the article for full details. Highlights:


FM7 AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS USA GAMES - announcement
  • "Forza Motorsport 7 will be a part of the first-ever pilot video gaming tournament at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. The Xbox Gaming Tournament at the USA Games will take place on Monday, July 2, from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Lyceum room in the University of Washington Husky Union Building." "If you’re in the Seattle area, the Fan Zone will be in the Northwest Plaza at Husky Stadium and will be open all week to the general public."


FORZARC ROUND 4 UPDATE - discussion
  • Wednesday Showdown recap, videos, and points charts, won by Laige (EMEA) and ForceOne (NA).


LEAGUES - discussion
  • Next Series starts Saturday with the Motorcycle Cop Driver Gear reward for racing in Ghost Exotic GT, Sim Hot Hatch Icons, Spec Cosmetic 2008 BMW M3, and Ghost S Class lobbies.


INDYCAR CHALLENGE UPDATE - discussion
  • Times and gamertags listed for Josef Newgarden, Conor Daily, James, Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens (TBA) in the IndyCar Brickyard and Grand Prix events in ForzaRC Rivals.


#FORZAFRIDAY LIVESTREAM - www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • "We’ll be live today at 3 p.m. for our weekly episode of #ForzaFriday over on the official Forza Mixer and Twitch channels. As always we’ll be talking about the latest in the world of Forza, as well as taking another swipe at those IndyCar challenge events and, of course, playing multiplayer Forza 7 with all of you. Join us for the show and we’ll see you next week!"
  • VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/265507659
  • Random Ring Race: Mazda MX-5 Miata '94 | E288 | 11:44.603

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#265 Posted : Sunday, May 27, 2018 1:10:30 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Some events are predicted and subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:
- Leagues daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
- Forzathon through May^
- IndyCar Challenge Rivals through May^
- www.ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 2 events


Monday, May 28
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^

Tuesday, May 29

Wednesday, May 30

Thursday, May 31
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^

Friday, June 1

Saturday, June 2
  • Leagues Series 2 closes with reward at 5pm Pacific, Series 3 opens^



See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

ForzaRC's next event is the Series 1 Recap livestream on June 6.^

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^
- Time Attack Rivals
- Track limits, Drag, and Drift feature changes
- Two new car packs "arriving in the future and both will be included for all Car Pass owners."
- "Hoonigan Car Pack will be available for purchase by everyone – and if you’ve got the Car Pass, the Hoonigan Cars will be included" - starting in June.
- More Free Cars "on the way in June and beyond."

The Xbox E3 briefing will take place on Sunday, June 10.

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#266 Posted : Friday, June 1, 2018 1:42:18 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 6-1-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, June 1, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_6_1_18

Read the article for full details. Highlights:


JUNE CONTENT UPDATE & HOONIGAN CAR PACK - discussion
  • "The next update for Forza Motorsport 7 will launch on Tuesday, June 5 and we’ve got a bunch of great stuff coming to Forza fans with this update, including the cars of the Hoonigan Car Pack, which will be available for purchase and included as part of the Forza 7 Car Pass."


NEW LIVESTREAM: "FORZA MONTHLY" - www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • "In celebration of all the good stuff coming in June, on Monday, June 4 we’re kicking off “Forza Monthly” -- a new streaming show that will originate from our broadcast studio in downtown Seattle. Monday’s inaugural show will take viewers through the great stuff coming to Forza Motorsport 7 in June. We’ll be broadcasting on the official Forza Mixer and Twitch channels, and we’ll be joined by special guests from Turn 10. We’re very excited about this new broadcast and can’t wait show off what awaits Forza fans in June (and, perhaps, beyond!)"


INDYCAR CHALLENGE UPDATE - discussion
  • Event closes (June?) 7
  • Times and gamertags listed for Josef Newgarden, Conor Daily, James, Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens (TBA) in the IndyCar Brickyard and Grand Prix events in ForzaRC Rivals.


JOHN HINDHAUGH LE MANS CHALLENGE - discussion
  • Rivals event opens June 6 featuring Forza GT Division cars on Le Mans.
  • Gamertag: makem73
  • Prizes: Referee Driver Gear, 2012 MINI JCW FE, 1970 Chevelle FE, 2008 BMW Z4, and credits, based on leaderboard position.


LEAGUES - discussion
  • Next Series starts Saturday featuring Ghost Sport Luxury, Sim GT Racing Reborn, Spec 2001 Audi RS 4, and S Class Fords events.


FORZARC SERIES 1 PLAYOFFS - discussion
  • Car and Track combos posted for June 16 Playoffs.


HOPPERS - discussion
  • Leaving: Historic Road Racing, Prototype Group Racing, Virus (A), Keep the It (S), Pass the It (B)
  • Arriving: Ghost Formula 90s, Cosmetic Classic Street Muscle, Sim Major Micros, Tag (B), Keep the It (A), Pass the It (S)


#FORZAFRIDAY LIVESTREAM - www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • "Tune in to our weekly episode of #ForzaFriday, which kicks off at 3 p.m. today on Mixer and Twitch. We’ll be taking a last stab at the IndyCar Bounty Hunter events, talking about Monday’s upcoming “Forza Monthly” show, and of course, playing Forza Motorsport 7 with all of you."
  • VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/268255473
  • Random Ring Race: Lotus Elise '99 | B552 | 10:20.875

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#267 Posted : Friday, June 1, 2018 1:55:33 PM(UTC)
Forza and E3

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/05/31/xbox-at-e3-2018-everything-you-need-know/

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Visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop
For the first time, come and visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop by Microsoft Stores in the Xbox Experience at E3. Fly your gaming colors and show off your fandom for Xbox and award-winning franchises like Halo, Forza Motorsport, and Gears of War as well as limited edition designer collaborations. We will have more information on this exciting new initiative over the coming weeks.

Celebrate E3 at Microsoft Store
Check out your local Microsoft Store on timing and details to watch the Xbox E3 2018 briefing taking place on Sunday, June 10, and participate in Forza Motorsport 7 tournaments for a chance to win Xbox One themed prizes.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/find-a-store




@TannerFoust
Quote:
Partnering with @SamsungUS at E3. I challenge any gamer to beat my time on #Forza at the QLED Gaming Experience. It’s on!


https://mp1630k065.mapyourshow.com/7_0/floorplan/?hallID=C&selectedBooth=booth~239

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#268 Posted : Sunday, June 3, 2018 9:38:10 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Some events are predicted and subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:
- "In June, we’re pointing the Forza spotlight on Ford"^
- Leagues daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
- Ford-centric #Forzathon events^
- ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 2 events


Monday, June 4
  • May #Forzathon ends^ / June begins "this week"^
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^
  • Forza Monthly livestream at 3pm Pacific^ on www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport (June content preview)

Tuesday, June 5
  • June content update with free 1982 Ford #6 Zakspeed Roush Mustang IMSA GT - ETA 10am Pacific^
  • Hoonigan Car Pack on the marketplace for everyone (free with Car Pass)^
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream 10am? Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • Specialty Dealer resets 5pm Pacific^
  • New June content-related Rivals^

Wednesday, June 6
  • John Hindhaugh Le Mans Challenge (June Bounty Hunter Rivals) opens^
  • Photo/Livery Contests #32 opens^
  • New Prize Crates^
  • ForzaRC Series 1 Recap livestream at Noon & 6pm Pacific on https://watch.forzarc.com

Thursday, June 7
  • IndyCar Challenge (May Bounty Hunter Rivals) closes^
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event

Friday, June 8

Saturday, June 9
  • Leagues Series 3 closes with reward at 5pm Pacific, Series 4 opens^

Sunday, June 10
  • Xbox E3 Briefing at 1pm Pacific - www.xbox.com/e3 - and FM7 competition at Microsoft Stores




See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^
- Time Attack Rivals
- Track limits feature
- Drag, and Drift feature changes
- Two new car packs (after the Hoonigan Car Pack) "arriving in the future and both will be included for all Car Pass owners."
- More Free Cars "on the way in June and beyond."

Edited by user Tuesday, June 5, 2018 8:22:58 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#269 Posted : Monday, June 4, 2018 3:23:21 PM(UTC)
Forza Motorsport 7 June Update
Monday, June 4, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/fm7_june_update
https://twitter.com/ForzaMotorsport/status/1003680806018011137

Features and content coming June 5th:

Free 1982 Ford #6 Zakspeed Roush Mustang IMSA GT
Quote:
In June, we’re pointing the Forza spotlight on Ford and, with this update, we’re adding a brand-new Ford car to the Forza Motorsport 7 roster: the 1982 Ford #6 Zakspeed Roush Mustang IMSA GT. The Zakspeed Roush Mustang will available at no additional charge for all players, and we have lots of Ford-related fun for this car and others (see below for details).


Hoonigan Car Pack
Quote:
available for purchase for all Forza Motorsport 7 players. Previously available only to players who pre-ordered Forza Motorsport 7, the Hoonigan Car Pack will be available to everyone for purchase and, if you’re a FM7 Car Pass member, the Hoonigan Car Pack is included with the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass.


Content Update Release Notes
Quote:
we’ve got our longer list of Release Notes on the Forza Forums going up on Tuesday, which includes fixes and other improvements not detailed here.


#Forzathon Updates
Coming on Friday (per the Forza Monthly livestream):
Quote:
FM7 #Forzathon events are no longer tied to Xbox achievements. Instead, we will now manage #Forzathon events start to finish with our own systems. What this means for the players is new #Forzathon events coming into the game, with more variety, and more frequency. At the start we’ll have three events per week, each with its own reward. We’re varying the steps of events as well – each week we’ll have one 1-step, one 2-step, and one 3-step #Forzathon event to play.


Multi-Class
Quote:
Multi-class isn’t new to Forza Motorsport 7 but it’s now better than ever, thanks to new features we’ve added to the game, like improved scoring. For the first time in Forza Motorsport multi-class player scoring will now be grouped by the player/class bucket.


Multiplayer Tuning
Quote:
This month, we’re giving players the chance to tune their cars when in a multiplayer lobby or test driving their car. When test driving in a multiplayer lobby, you can now pause the game and choose the “Tune” option to make upgrades and adjustments to your car or download new tunes in real time.


Lobby Host Controls
Quote:
Multiplayer lobby hosts now have the option to password protect their lobbies. In addition, hosts have more control over the kinds of cars players use in a lobby, including forcing players to use rental cars. When hosts set up lobbies, they’ll see new options when setting up the race event, including: Upgrades – Stock or Any, Tunes – Stock or Any, Ownership – Owned, Rental, or Any


Data Out
Quote:
we now output a UDP data stream which players can take advantage of. This is the same data stream that powers the motion sleds we use at Turn 10 and now we’re putting that power in the hands of players. The possibilities here are limited only by the imagination of the developer – from motion sleds to dashboards, data logging, etc. All of the data is sent to a remote machine at 60fps but localhost streaming is not supported.


Photo Mode Tracking/Panning Effect
Quote:
The “Tracking” camera is the same legacy camera option that has always been in Forza’s Photo Mode. Here, the Tracking Camera acts as if it was attached to a car moving at the same speed and direction as the focus car. The new “Panning” camera option acts as if the photo is being shot from a standstill (more akin to how a real trackside photographer would work at a real race event).


Ford Spotlight Events
- Ford Spotlight monthly Rivals event featuring the 1982 IMSA Mustang, with a new exclusive participation reward – the 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 Forza Edition
- Hoonicorn Mustang Rivals event
- special Leagues event in June will offer the 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 FE as a reward
- #Forzathon events featuring the 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra and more
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#270 Posted : Friday, June 8, 2018 3:56:42 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 6-8-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, June 8, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_6_8_18

Read the article for full details. Highlights:



'FORZA MONTHLY' DEBUT - https://youtu.be/y-mbtWKVpn0
  • VOD of the new livestream, with Scott Lee, Chris Esaki, John Schommer, and Brian Ekberg discussing the June content update features and cars.
  • McLaren 650S revealed as included in the July Car Pack
  • "I’d love to hear what kinds of things you’d like to see on the show – hit us up on Twitter or on the forums and let us know what you think!"


JUNE CONTENT UPDATE - discussion
  • New interstitial menu, tuning in multiplayer lobbies, new Photo Mode feature, free 1981 IMSA Mustang, Hoonigan Car Pack.


FORZARC SERIES 1 RECAP SHOWS - discussion
  • Recap of the NA and EMEA exhibition racing on June 6.
  • pic: Provisional seeding for the Playoffs on June 16/17.


HOPPERS - discussion
  • "The current ABCS lobby does not include randomization of class buckets after every race. This means that, once you enter the ABCS lobby, you will stay in the same class until you exit and re-enter the lobby. The team is aware of this and will look to add the player shuffle option to multi-class lobbies like ABCS in the future, so stay tuned."


JOHN HINDHAUGH LE MANS CHALLENGE - discussion
  • Rivals event in the ForzaRC menu featuring Forza GT Division cars on Le Mans.
  • Gamertag: makem73
  • Prizes: Referee Driver Gear, 2012 MINI JCW FE, 1970 Chevelle FE, 2008 BMW Z4, and credits, based on leaderboard position.


BARWELL LAMBORGHINI DESIGN CONTEST
  • "Top international GT racing team Barwell Motorsport opened a contest this week for fans to design the livery of its Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Am Class Lamborghini Huracán GT3, as a one-off for this year’s Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours race event. This is the car that will be driven by Adrian Amstutz, Leo Machitski, Jon Minshaw and Patrick Kujala in the 70th Edition of the famous Belgian around-the-clock classic. The winner of the competition, as chosen by Barwell Motorsport and the drivers, may get their design actually used on the team’s car and will win two VIP tickets to the Spa 24 Hours on July 28-29, 2018. For more about eligibility, design requirements, and more, check out all the details in the TORA forum thread. Competition closes on June 24, so don’t wait too long to get started."


LEAGUES - discussion
  • Next Series starts Saturday featuring Ghost NASCAR, Sim Rebirth of Muscle, Spec Mercury Coupe, Drift Ghost RWD.


#FORZATHON - discussion
  • 3 events: a 1-step event, a 2-step event, and a 3-step event.
  • "These events will be open for the next week"
  • Prizes: Skullfulage Driver Gear, 1971 Chevy Vega, 2008 Ferrari California


#FORZAFRIDAY - www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • "As an ABCS die-hard, I’ll be spending most of my time in this lobby – in fact, it will be the focus of our #ForzaFriday broadcast later today. Come hang out with us on Mixer and Twitch starting at 3 p.m. Pacific and help us put this brand new multi-class lobby through its paces."
  • VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/270974031 with Mellish, Raceboy, and Alie Tacq


XBOX E3 BRIEFING - www.xbox.com/e3
"Xbox E3 Press Briefing this Sunday! The show kicks off at 1 p.m. Pacific and will go until 3 p.m. Make sure you follow Xbox on Mixer to view the big event and go here to learn all about the great stuff Xbox has in store for fans during the week!"

Edited by user Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:33:14 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#271 Posted : Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:00:35 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.



In progress daily:
- "In June, we’re pointing the Forza spotlight on Ford"^
- Leagues Season 4 daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
- #Forzathon rewards through June 14^
- John Hindhaugh Le Mans Challenge Rivals through June^
- ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 2 events starting in July



Sunday, June 10
  • Xbox E3 Briefing at 1pm Pacific - www.xbox.com/e3 - and FM7 competition at Microsoft Stores^

Monday, June 11
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^
  • #InsideXbox livestream from E3 3-5pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Xbox

Tuesday, June 12

Wednesday, June 13
  • Photo/Livery Contests #32 deadline^

Thursday, June 14
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event

Friday, June 15
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • Week in Review^ "announcing some cool stuff"^
  • New #Forzathon events and rewards through June 21^

Saturday, June 16
  • Leagues Series 4 closes with rewards at 5pm Pacific, New Season opens^
  • ForzaRC 2018 Series 1 Playoffs live from Seattle on https://watch.forzarc.com/

Sunday, June 17


The 24 Hours of Le Mans also takes place June 16/17, where Forza typically has a presence (see 2016 pic)^


See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^
- Track limits feature
- Time Attack Rivals
- Drag and Drift feature enhancements
- July Car Pack featuring the McLaren 720S^
- More Free Cars

Edited by user Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:05:52 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#272 Posted : Monday, June 18, 2018 8:57:43 AM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 6-15-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, June 15, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_6_15_18

(mostly Forza Horizon 4 at E3)

FORZARC SERIES 1 PLAYOFFS THIS WEEKEND - VOD
  • 34 drivers, $75,000 prize pool "beginning June 16 at 9 a.m. PDT with the first day of playoffs. Throughout the day, drivers will race their way through the quarterfinals and into the semi-finals, with the field narrowed to just 12 drivers by the end of the day. The playoffs will continue for these drivers on Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. PDT as they head into the finals. Tune in all weekend to catch the action live, unlock in-game rewards and influence the day’s races through in-stream voting on our Mixer stream at watch.ForzaRC.com."


FORZARC PRO-AM - discussion
  • "For the first time in Forza Motorsport history, we’re bringing ForzaRC drivers into the Bounty Hunter fun in our first-ever ForzaRC Pro-Am." "Yes, in another first, we’re teaming each ForzaRC driver up with members of the Forza community, giving everyone a chance to win a boat-load of in-game rewards in Forza Motorsport 7." 16 rewards. Captains: Laige, Venom, Wesley, Lightning, b0x, Hard BR. Livestream 10am Pacific on Monday, June 18.


#FORZAFRIDAY - VOD
  • "Look for another episode of #ForzaFriday today at 3 p.m. Pacific, hosted by Johniwanna. See you this weekend for the ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs and for our special ForzaRC Pro-Am broadcast on Monday!"
  • (no Random Ring Race)

Edited by user Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:28:15 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#273 Posted : Monday, June 18, 2018 8:58:47 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.



In progress daily:
- "In June, we’re pointing the Forza spotlight on Ford"^
- Leagues Season 1 daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
- #Forzathon rewards through June 22^
- John Hindhaugh Le Mans Challenge Rivals through June^
- ForzaRC ProAm Rivals^
- ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 2 events starting in July


Sunday, June 17

Monday, June 18
  • ForzaRC Pro-Am team Bounty Hunter livestream and Rivals event^
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^

Tuesday, June 19

Wednesday, June 20
  • Photo/Livery Contests #34 deadline^

Thursday, June 21
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event

Friday, June 22
  • New biweekly Hopper rotation?^
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • Week in Review^
  • New #Forzathon events and rewards through June 28^

Saturday, June 23
  • Leagues Series 1 closes with rewards at 5pm Pacific, Series 2 opens^




See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^
- Track limits feature
- Time Attack Rivals
- Drag and Drift feature enhancements
- July Car Pack featuring the McLaren 720S^
- More Free Cars

Edited by user Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:52:06 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#274 Posted : Monday, June 18, 2018 9:07:40 AM(UTC)
ForzaRC Pro-Am livestream June 18 at 10 am Pacific

Quote:
We're about to go live with our @ForzaRC Pro-Am! Watch as @F4H_Venom @G2Laige @TX3_Lightning @TX3_HardBR and Series 1 Champion @bbbb0x pick their teams, rewards, and set their first times!


Quote:
For the first time in Forza Motorsport history, we’re bringing #ForzaRC drivers into the Bounty Hunter fun in our first-ever ForzaRC Pro-Am. Come check it out on our stream which is NOW LIVE at www.mixer.com/forzamotorsport

https://mobile.twitter.c...atus/1008756925209632769
Rank: Moderator
#275 Posted : Friday, June 22, 2018 11:55:42 AM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 6-22-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, June 22, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_6_22_18

FORZARC 2018 SERIES 1 PLAYOFFS RECAP - discussion
  • b0x wins the Playoffs with Roadrunner and Mitch on the podium
  • VOD: Day 1 and Day 2


FORZARC PRO-AM TEAM RIVALS - discussion
  • Laige, Venom, Wesley, Lightning, b0x, and Hard BR captain community teams for this Rivals leaderboard competition, with multiple car and Driver Gear rewards


HOPPER CHANGES - discussion
  • "We’ve got a new crop of multiplayer hoppers in Forza Motorsport 7 this week, swapping out our Ghost, Cosmetic, and Simulation hoppers with new divisions, and changing things up in “Tag” and “It” lobbies. Take a look at what’s new this week:" Ghost Sport Coupe, Cosmetic Early Sport Luxury, Sim Vintage GT Racing, Virus S Class, Keep the It B Class, Pass the It A Class.


LEAGUES - discussion
  • New League events start Saturday: Ghost Supercar Renaissance, Classic Street Muscle, Toyota Eagle Mk III, Drift Volvo 242


#FORZATHON - discussion
  • Events open June 22-29 offer the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Horizon Edition, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, and the Cook Driver Gear.


#FORZAFRIDAY - www.mixer.com/Forzamotorsport
  • "We’ll be back in the streaming seat today for our latest episode of #ForzaFriday beginning at 3 p.m. on Mixer and Twitch. In addition to playing mulitplayer with viewers, we’ll be checking out the new Forzathon events in Forza 7 and hitting the Random Ring Race. Don’t miss it!"
  • VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/276374340
  • Random Ring Race: 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 | E247| 12:34.816

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