The Cube-Daily News Update: 10/21/16
We’re still recovering from one of the biggest gaming news days of the year, but there’s still plenty of stuff to talk about. Here are your essential stories for October 21st 2016.
The SAG-AFTRA strike is going through:
Early this Friday morning, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists announced their plans to strike against EA, Activision, Warner Bros, and others, the result of a 19 month battle. They are requesting employers take them seriously, but other companies have declared the move undemocratic. The first protest is on the 24th, in front of EA’s California offices.
The Last Guardian has gone gold:
Sony Japan producer Jun Yoshino has revealed on Twitter that The Last Guardian has gone gold. While there were some concerns after the tweet had originally been deleted, President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida reconfirmed the news and congratulated the team. No word from Ueda though!
Console mod file sizes have been revealed:
With Skyrim: Special Edition releasing on the 28th, Bethesda has now confirmed how much space will be required to download the game’s mods. This is 100MB more than the supposed limit, but much less than the 5GB’s required for Xbox One. This is likely because of the removal of external assets.
Laura Kate Dale has leaked new Nintendo Switch details:
Laura Kate Dale of Let’s Play Video Games has now detailed new Nintendo Switch rumors, following the console’s first trailer. The most controversial includes the mention of a 3 hour battery life, and also an optional touch screen. On Twitter, she later stated that she sourced this from Ubisoft.
Gamestop is not accepting pre-orders for the NES Classic:
In a new Tweet, Gamestop has revealed that it is not taking pre-orders for the NES Classic, despite no reason given for why. If you need a quick primer, the console launches on November 11 for $60, but will have no digital features and only three save points per game.