FIFA 18’s story mode has become the franchise’s best feature

‘The Journey’ is back, and it’s better than ever.

When FIFA 17 came out last year, its standout feature was something called “The Journey.” For the first time in the franchise’s 24-year history, EA Sports added a story mode where you can pretend to live the life of a professional soccer (er, football) player. The plot centered around a fictional character named Alex Hunter, a British teenager who’s trying to make a name for himself in the English Premier League. Your goal, naturally, is to guide him in his quest to do exactly that. Thanks to its success on FIFA 17, the adventure continues with FIFA 18’s “The Journey: Hunter Returns.” Continue reading…

 

Finally: A “Master Set” Of 4,938 Downloadable Bird Sounds

A must-have bird field guide of North American birds.

Nearly 80 years in the making, the most comprehensive downloadable guide to bird sounds is now available—The Cornell Guide to Bird Sounds: Master Set for North America. Nearly 300 recordists through the decades captured the sounds of wailing loons, warbling warblers, grunting grouse, and everything in between. The 4,938 tracks were selected from nearly 200,000 recordings in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library—the world’s largest archive of  animal sounds. Continue reading…