Weekly News Roundup Issue #74

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 fresh news on the Blizzard-Blitzchung controversy, Google Stadia, Outer Worlds, Minecraft Earth and much more.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #74

Keengamer weekly news 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.

Google Stadia Launching Next Month

Google Stadia launching next month

Will Google Stadia change the face of the gaming industry?

Google has announced that they’ll be launching their game streaming service Stadia on the 19th of November, 2019. So every gamer that has access to a stable internet connection is going to have a field day, especially if they can’t afford the newest hardware. In fact, any device can be used to stream games using Stadia as long as the device has a Chromecast. For more details on the soon-to-be-launched Stadia and a list of games available at launch – check out our original coverage.

Gameboy Color? Is that you?

Analogue Pocket/Gameboy Color

A bundle of nostalgia that fits in your pocket

For those that don’t know, Analogue is a company that’s all about nostalgia. They are currently selling all sorts of gaming devices reminiscent of game consoles of old like the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and more. The newest addition to their lineup is a device called Pocket that tries to emulate the insanely popular Gameboy Color – albeit with a more advanced tech under the hood. Pocket is already compatible with the 2,780+ cartridges of all three Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance systems, it will also work with cartridge adapters to support other retro handheld systems like Game Gear. For more details on the specs, the games and the price – check out our original coverage.

Outer Worlds launch imminent

Outer Worlds soon to be released

Outer Worlds promises a true RPG experience

The popular creators of the even more popular Fallout: New Vegas are soon releasing their next big thing – an RPG game called Outer Worlds. For those that don’t know, Outer Worlds is a space adventure game that takes place on multiple planets and where player-NPC relationships can shape your entire experience. But don’t worry, it’s not all talk and Outer Worlds has plenty of weapons, action, a quirky sense of humor and much more. For more details, be sure to check out our coverage of the game and its launch trailer here.

Minecraft Earth enters Early Access

Minecraft Earth enters Early Access

Will Minecraft Earth be a new Pokemon Go-like craze?

Get ready to have the world around your built out of those recognizable Minecraft blocks. Minecraft Earth is an augmented reality game akin to Pokemon Go that uses the camera in your phone to render the world around you in an accurate way, only in blocks, as if your streets and city blocks were inside the popular game. Of course, you’ll be able to add to this blocky world by using your phone and construct all the silly buildings your heart desires. The game will slowly roll-out into Early Access, country by country which seems like it’s going to be a fairly slow process. For more details, check out our original coverage.

Okami sequel (somewhat) teased

Okami sequel teased

Okami is a beautiful game deserving of a sequel

Okami is one beautiful game and I bet many fans, including me, would just love a modern-day sequel. Well, Okami creator – Hideki Kamiya, has given us all some hope on this actually happening. Kamiya is known for playing pranks on his fanbase so his statement should be taken with a grain of salt but his statement was clear as day and he literally said that “Okami will be back”. To check the rest of his statement and the full video where he made it be sure to check out our original coverage.

US Congress members petitioning Blizzard

US Congress members petition Blizzard

Do you guys have phones?

Blizzard is under siege due to their banning of Blitzchung after his pro-Hong-Kong statement. As if the fire from fans wasn’t enough, even some members of the US Congress joined the fray. The five members even issued a formal petition to Activision Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick to un-ban Blitzchung and reinstate his prize money. You can check the full petition as well as more details on this news right here.

Diablo 4 coming to Blizzcon?

Diablo 4 to be announced at Blizzcon

Blizzard needs Diablo 4 to be a win

Blizzard desperately needs a win. After the “do you guys not have phones, mobile Diablo” fiasco and the recent banning of Blitzchung, the company is in some serious problems. It’s high probability then that they themselves have started to leak out Diablo 4 information to get at least some good press out there. Well, the game will supposedly be showcased at Blizzcon 2019, along with multiple other Diablo related projects.

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