Weekly News Roundup Issue #82

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 CES 2020, the Sony PlayStation 5 announcement, Witcher 3 concurrent players, Steam awards and much more.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #82

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.

CES 2020 is underway

CES 2020

Who’s excited about new gaming tech?

Consumer Electronics Show 2020 promises to be the biggest one yet. There’s going to be a huge emphasis on 5G technologies, new mobile phones and TV’s. Plus, almost every device will probably come with a foldability gimmick to further drive the already insane prices skyward. What interests us the most, however, are all the gaming device announcements ranging from monitors, PC’s and even next-gen consoles so stay tuned for our coverage of everything CES 2020.

Pokemon fever has struck Facebook

Pokemon Facebook Games

Pokemon are literally everywhere

The Pokémon Company has collaborated with Facebook Gaming to bring its global franchise to the popular social media platform. The two brand new games – Pokemon Medallion Battle and Pokemon Tower Battle promise a ton of fun for the fans of the little critters. The former is a card-based strategy while the latter is like a competitive Poke-Jenga where you stack Pokemon on top of each other. For more information on each game as well as available countries, be sure to check out our original coverage.

It’s official! The PlayStation 5 has been announced for holidays 2020.

PlayStation 5 announced

Smells like next-gen

CES 2020 brought gamers unexpected yet very exciting news. Although we’ve known the PlayStation 5 was coming in 2020 for quite some time, it’s great to hear an official announcement. Sony took the crowd by surprise as everyone expected the announcement to be made all the way in June, at E3 2020. The announcement itself consisted merely of the PlayStation 5 logo being showcased with a caption “See you this holiday”. No details on the exact specifications have been given. That will probably wait till later this year so stay tuned for our future coverage of this exciting next-gen offering from Sony.

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concurrent player count skyrockets

Witcher 3 100k players

We admit the series made us play it again

When the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt originally released almost 5 years ago, Steam statistics counted 92 000 concurrent players. It was a huge number, typical of singleplayer games of its caliber. CDPR, however, didn’t ever think that the game would surpass that number toward the tail end of 2019. Yes, thanks to the huge holiday discounts and sales boosted by the success of the Netflix Witcher series, Wild Hunt skyrocketed to be the 5th most played games on Steam with 102 000 concurrent player peak. This even helped it surpass live service games like Destiny 2 and Path of Exile which is a testament to its high-quality.

Steam awards results are in

Steam Awards Winners

Steam awards winners are colorful

Like every year, Steam has announced the winners of its community-voted Steam Awards. Like many outlets, the general populace once again agreed that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice should win the game of the year award. Other notable awards include Beat Saber for best VR game, Grand Theft Auto for a labor of love award, Day Z for better with friends and Mortal Kombat 11 for best game you suck at award. Congratulations to the winners and to Steam on imaginative award titles.

Untitled Goose Game hits an incredible milestone

Untitled Goose Game Million Copies Sold

Never thought we’d see the day when a goose dominates gaming

It’s rare these days that a game will leave us completely dumbfounded at how awesome it is. So imagine our surprise when a game about a goose run amock in a town of people it hates does just that. Plenty of people obviously had the same reaction and the Untitled Goose Game surpassed a million copies sold milestone just a couple of weeks after it hit PS4 and Xbox One. This even prompted the developer to respond to the fans, offering a heartfelt comment saying: “We hope we brought some joy into your life because you brought so much into ours”. Touching stuff.

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