Weekly News Roundup Issue #36

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. This week, we have coverage on stepping closer to fully digital, Valve's monetisation of Artifact, Command And Conquer's return and much more. Read on to get this week's fix.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36

Sony Bowing Out of Next Year’s E3

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36 - PlayStation at E3

In a surprise decision last week, Sony announced that PlayStation will be holding a conference at E3 2019. The reasons for this are unclear but it follows an existing trend where other organisations are choosing to hold their conferences elsewhere, away from the hubbub of the highly anticipated yearly San Francisco event. It could be that they want more control over their game announcements. Or that, with the end of the current generation drawing ever closer, they may be hoping to hold their own special event unveiling the PlayStation 5. For more on this out-of-the blue move, read our coverage

Command And Conquer To Be Remastered

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36 - C&C

Speaking of E3, it was this year that we learned Command And Conquer would release in a new form on mobile devices. A very concerning move from EA, as far as the more purist gamers are concerned. Perhaps the uproar was loud enough to prompt the decision to make a fully fledged remastered PC release of the beloved RTS. This is one piece of news that C&C fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief over. For all the details, be sure to read up on our coverage

Microsoft Brings A Fully Digital Landscape That Little Bit Closer

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36 - Xbox One minus a disc tray

Earlier this year, KeenGamer created an E-book on our predictions for the future of gaming. A bit part of chapter one looked at the death of brick and mortar game stores and the arrival of disc-less consoles. We hate to say we told you so as Microsoft has wasted no time in getting out ahead on this with a disc-less Xbox One model. We just didn’t think it would be soon this would happen. To learn more on this new hardware from Microsoft, take a look our coverage

Sunset Overdrive Arrives on PC

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36 - Sunset Overdrive on PC

Closer to the start of the Xbox One’s lifetime, a major console exclusive adorning bus stop signs everywhere was released, marketed as a system seller. At the time, it may not have had the desired effect but the fun on offer from Sunset Overdrive cannot be denied. This is great news for PC gamers as they can now also find that out for themselves

Artifact Is Controversial Enough Without Heaps of Monetisation

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36 - Artifact

If you’re a game developer these days, intending to monetise your project in some way or another, you have to be incredibly careful how you market and implement. That care will need to be taken with Valve’s upcoming card game. Artifact rustled up some controversy the instant it was announced, many gamers feeling underwhelmed with the prospect of a card game while perhaps expecting something more grandiose. Now, we have learned of all the ways in which Artifact will be monetised so take a look at our rundown of how Artifact will be hoping to get your money after release. 

Rumours From Elsewhere Impressions

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36 - Rumours From Elsewhere

In the indie corner of KeenGamer, we had a chance to get to grips with the colorful Rumours From Elsewhere. In an in-depth preview, exploring what the upcoming indie has to offer, we give our two cents. If you find yourself in need of noew indie game knowledge, Rumours From Elsewhere could be one to keep an eye on. Clue yourself up on the subject with our coverage

Grip Is Arcade Racing Done Right

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36 - Grip

In the most highly reviewed game of last week, you will find a criminally under-marketed gem called Grip. Grip harkens back to the glory days of the 90’s when arcade racers were at their prime. If you’re a fan of WipeOut or even Mario Kart, Grip’s perfect homage to those glory days should make it a game worth your attention. Take a look at our concise review and we doubt very much that you will pass it up after reading. 

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