Keengamer weekly is a series of articles designed to bring you the hottest gaming and pop culture related news. Each news is presented in a bite-sized format and will lead you to the original source of the news if you want to find out more details. This time we bring a whole bunch of news that are all definitely worthy of your attention.
SONY LAUNCHING A MOVIE STUDIO FOR VIDEO GAME ADAPTATIONS
It is as the title says – Sony is launching a movie studio that will adapt their properties for the big screen. The purpose of this, outside of potentially making tons of cash, is to give the fans something to look forward to in-between the game sequels. Our original coverage holds plenty of more details on why this is exciting news as well as some speculations on which adaptation coming out of Sony we might see first.
EPIC STORE UNPREPARED FOR ITS FIRST SALE
If you purchased a couple of games in a row during the first ever sale on the Epic Games Store – you might have been unpleasantly surprised. How so? Well, according to Epic, their anti-fraud system has been ramped up to such a degree that it will block players from further store activity should they buy 5 or more games in a row. This has, of course, brought to light the severe lack of functionalities in Epic’s store and our original story has got you covered on all the details. Also, what was Epic thinking? That people will simply buy one game and leave it at that during a huge sale?
SECRETLAB REFRESHES ITS CHAIR LINEUP
The Singapore-based juggernaut of gaming chairs, Secretlab, has unveiled the soon-to-be-released refresher of their highly popular chairs. The 2020 gaming chair series come in a large variety of materials and design variants that really puts Secretlab at the top of the gaming seat industry. For more details on the new lineup, check out our original coverage.
GAMEFREAK NOT MAINLY FOCUSED ON POKEMON ANYMORE
It seems like hell will freeze over as the company that mainly does Pokémon games has put them second in their line of priorities. As per Game Freak, they are always trying to do something more exciting than Pokémon, and they hope their mysterious “Gear project” will be the thing that dethrones the little critters. We sincerely doubt that in the wake of the success of the recent Detective Pikachu movie but we remain cautiously optimistic.
TRAVIS STRIKES AGAIN COMING TO PS4 AND PC / DEAD ISLAND 2 STILL IN DEVELOPMENT
The No More Heroes spinoff game,Travis Strikes Again, is coming to both PS4 and the PC. No release date has been announced, but it was confirmed to be out later this year. On a side note, a THQ conference recently revealed a slew of upcoming games, one of which was Dead Island 2 with the official statement being: “Dead Island 2, still being worked on. Stay tuned.”
JUST CAUSE IS GETTING A MOVIE ADAPTATION
Who better to write a movie based on an over-the-top game franchise like Just Cause than the man who already brought us another over-the-top franchise such a John Wick? Check out our full coverage on more details and info on exactly who the famous secret agent x ladies man Rico Rodriguez will be fighting this time around.