The Cube-Daily News Update: 11/19/16

Today, we’ve got headlines that cross all across the spectrum, whether you’re into indies, FPS’s, or wanting to kill time for a cheap price. Here are your essential stories for Saturday, November 19th 2016.

Mortal Kombat is getting it’s own convention this week:

If you happen to live in Illinois and love Mortal Kombat, you’re in luck, as the city of McCook is getting a convention themed for it, today and tomorrow. There’s tournaments, signings (from series voice actors), and also vendors. Standard passes are $40, but VIP has been sold out. Check out https://gallopingghost.ticketleap.com/kombat-kon/ for more info!

343 is losing it’s Studio Head:

Sometimes, developers need a change of pace, and the latest example of this may effect Xbox’s prime franchise, Halo. Studio head and Halo 4 Creative Director Josh Holmes has left the studio to pursue independent development, although he hasn’t specified if he’ll be joining or creating a studio. Included with the announcement are quotes from 343’s team wishing him well, including Founder Bonnie Ross.

Recore’s trial now supports achievements:

Recore has been out for quite some time, but a new move has been made to convince a gamers purchase right before the Holiday season. The free trial available on Xbox Live’s Marketplace now supports achievements, but beware that it’s only a half an hour, so you likely won’t get all of them.

Steep’s open beta is out now:

You’ve got till the 21st to experience Ubisoft’s latest franchise debut, which was originally announced at this year’s E3 conference. The beta is available for all platforms, and is 7.5GB. It also includes the game’s single-player and multiplayer, according to official product descriptions. The game launches a couple weeks later, on the 2nd of December.

Headlander is now out for Xbox One:

If you don’t own a PC or Playstation 4 but wanted to play Headlander, you won’t need to worry anymore. The game is now available on Xbox One, with other versions being available for 40% off. (Dropping the price to about $4) The game originally released this July, to mixed reception. (Which included us).