Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 10/11/13


"Developer DICE has released details for Spectator Mode in its upcoming first-person shooter, “Battlefield 4.”Posting on the official “Battlefield” blog, assistant producer Daniel Matros and junior gameplay designer Dennis Brännvall detailed the options Spectator Mode will offer.“Battlefield 4’s” Spectator Mode will feature four different views; first-person, third-person, tabletop and freecam view. Servers with Spectator Mode enabled will be able to accommodate up to four spectators in addition to the number of players allowed in the game.First- and third-person views will allow the spectator to follow a specific player. In freecam view, players can switch between five cameras laid out on the map and move them to cover larger areas quickly."


"Want a chance to play a whole boatload of indie games–including Double Fine’s “Broken Age?” If you’re in the San Francisco area, you’ll want to join Double Fine’s newly-announced indie game celebration: Day of the Devs.On November 2nd, Double Fine will be joined by iam8bit, Supergiant Games, Gaijin Games, Capy Games, SpyParty, Honeyslug, Tribute Games, and more to show off their wares. Phil Fish will be reemerging as well–but not as a dev, as the event’s DJ."


"The creator and director of “Kirby” and the “Super Smash Bros” series was judging at Tokyo Game Show last month, and he has an opinion about reboots of old games.When he moved away from the judging chat, he went on to speak about the video games industry using and reusing the same titles – here’s what he wrote:“Is there any industry that relies so much on reusing and reusing their old titles as much as video games? Compared to other media like movies, dramas, animation, novels and comics, the glut of franchises and remakes is at an unnatural level.”"