Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 10/29/13


"“Battlefield 4” has just released in North America for current-gen consoles, namely PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and will be coming out in November 1st in Europe. DICE is already on the spot with a multiplayer update which has been released on Xbox Live. The update, “Multiplayer Update 1″, is 119.21 MB in size.The official description for the same says, “This ‘Battlefield 4’ update contains improvements to the multiplayer portions of the game. We strongly advise you download it.”"


"One of the things that made the original Nintendo Wii so popular was that rather than being a passive gaming experience where players simply set on the couch, it got players up and active to play many of the video games available. Nintendo carried that active gaming theme on when it unveiled the Nintendo Wii U game console. Nintendo has announced a “Wii Fit U” free trial will kick off in November.Nintendo is offering owners of the Wii U who also own the Wii Balance Board a free trial of the “Wii Fit U” fitness game as a downloadable from the Nintendo eShop. The trial version of the software is the full “Wii Fit U” experience rather than some limited version of the game.However, the trial version of the software will only work for 31 days from the time it’s first played. The free trial is downloadable between November 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014."


"Nvidia today released a “massive” update for Nvidia Shield that introduces, among other things, “Console Mode” for the $300 Android-powered system. To enable Console Mode, users can connect their Shield to an HDTV via HDMI and pair it with any Bluetooth controller.Today, October 28, also marks the official arrival of GameStream, Nvidia’s streaming service that was previously in beta. GameStream–compatible with Console Mode–allows users to stream games through the Nvidia Shield to their television set at 720p, 60fps. Nvidia plans to support 1080p sometime later.Nvidia Shield’s GameStream service supports more than 50 games in all, including “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.”"