Gaming News Wrap [3 Dec 2013]

News Wrap 02Good morning. This time we’re back on schedule with the news wrap, but the rest of the world isn’t. Still only a dripfeed of news coming through. Everything should be back to full normality tomorrow. Unless the zombie apocalypse happens.

Xbox One

A hidden menu on retail units of the Xbox One – which can be accessed via a button code – takes users to the ‘Developer Settings’. Developer-orientated menu options are available but Microsoft has advised against accessing this menu as “changing these settings as it could result in their Xbox One becoming unusable. Customers who have put their consoles into this developer setting can revert by restoring factory defaults under Settings / System, select Restore Factory Defaults.” [More on Kotaku]

The Nvidia Shield will support 1080p game streaming following an upcoming update for the GameStream function.

Games

Updates for Battlefield 4 on the PC, PS4, Xbox One and PS3 are expected this week. The PC and PS4 versions are scheduled for update today with the others expected later this week.

Square Enix has at least two new trailers lined up for Saturday’s Spike VGX event. [via CVG]

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution will be heading to the EU and US markets in 2014 for Xbox 360 and PS3. The game will feature 100 playable characters from the entire Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime series, including a “brand new character designed by Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto”. [More on AllGamesBeta]

A campaign expansion for Total War Rome 2 has been announced. The expansion will release on 12 December 12 and cost £9.99/€14.99/$14.99. Players will be able to choose from four playable factions – Gallic Arverni, Germanic Suebi, Belgic Nervii and Rome – in a conflict inspired by Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War. [More on Eurogamer]

Industry

Nintendo will fail to reach its Wii U sales goals (of 9 million) for 2013 according to two analysts. [More on CVG]

Steam has seen over 7 million concurrent users this past Sunday during their ‘Autumn’ Sale. [More on CVG]

Videos

The trailer for the ‘Initiation’ DLC for Batman Arkham Origins has been released. The content will be available from today at a price of £5.49.

A short ‘Pro Instincts’ producer video for FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PS4.

Zangief Loves Vodka! is from the creators of Blanka is a Troll. Watch as the Russian Street Fighter dishes out justice to (mostly) drunk humans. [via CVG]

South Africa

Stasis – the locally developed adventure isometric game – has almost hit its $100,000 Kickstarter goal. With five days left, the first game from developer The Brotherhood, has hit $95,000 with 3,000 backers. Find out more – and support – here.

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