Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 12/3/13

Microsoft is working on a number of improvements to Xbox One’s party system.

Responding to suggestions on Reddit that features like party invites and chat features are more confusing and laborious to use than their Xbox 360 equivalents, Xbox Live director of programming Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb said on Monday:

“I had a meeting today about much of this and I can say that things will get better. I can’t offer a timeline of a list of what till be addressed first, but we are aware of the issue and things will get better.”

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Nvidia has today rolled out a new major update to their portable gaming Shield gaming console which brings with it a number of new features, bug fixes and performance tweaks and support for four new games Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Batman: Arkham Origins

One of the major new features added in this Nvidia Shield update is the addition of support for streaming from a PC at up to 1080p, supporting 60 fps. However both features will require that you use Console Mode and are plugged in using a wired Ethernet connection.

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I know EA doesn’t listen to me. I know this because I’ve spent an entire console generation talking quite publicly about how fantastic it would be to see them rejuvenate the “Strike” series and they’ve always ignored me. I’m not even totally sure I can take credit for this news, to be honest, but I’d like to try.

That’s right, EA has registered two new trademarks, relating to Desert Strike, with the US Patents and Trademark Office. The first one is to secure Desert Strike as “Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software.” while the second one is in relation to “Entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer game; Provision of information relating to electronic computer games provided via the Internet.”

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