Weekly News Roundup Issue #83

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 from the latest Nintendo Direct with all new Pokemon announcements, update on the huge Skywind mod as well as some end of the year stuff from us at Keengamer.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #83

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 also have some end-of-the-year articles from us at Keengamer we’d like you to check out.

Pokemon Sword & Shield are getting paid DLC

Pokemon Sword & Shield Paid DLC

More Pokemon is always good

We really liked Pokemon Sword & Shield and are still having fun with it. With that being said, the game does suffer from a lack of postgame content and a whole bunch of fan-favorite Pokemon. We weren’t the only one who thought so since GameFreak recently announced that they’ll be releasing two paid DLC’s containing a ton of new content. The first one called The Isle of Armor is set to release in June while the second one called The Crown Tundra is coming in autumn. You can expect new areas to explore, a bunch more Pokemon, new game modes and mechanics and much more. For the full list of additions and the announcement trailer, be sure to check out our original coverage.

Netflix’s Witcher has us hyped for more game-inspired series

Game-inspired TV series of the future

Don’t let anyone tell you this show isn’t good

Despite the mixed critic reception, the Witcher series over on Netflix is a huge hit with the general audience. So much so that we have an official confirmation that the second season has begun preproduction. With that fact in mind, we feel like the time is right to bring some more of gaming’s great franchises to the TV. The Witcher has shown us what exactly a talented team that’s passionate about the IP can do. Our very own William Caruana let his mind drift off and wonder what an equally talented team could do with other gaming franchises. Be sure to check out the list he assembled which includes franchises like the Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect and more.

Pokemon Red & Blue Rescue Team remake is incoming

Pokemon Rescue Team Remake

Did we already say that you can’t have enough Pokemon?

Another Pokemon Direct is behind us and besides the Sword & Shield DLC announcement, we got some more Poke-news. If you have fond memories of playing Pokemon Red & Blue Rescue Team games, you are in for a treat as Nintendo is doing a full-blown remake named Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. Not only that but the game will release on the Nintendo Switch in just a few short months. It will feature returning characters and environments and will overall be very faithful to the original. For more details on the game and a trailer, be sure to check out our original coverage.

2019 – a year of studio purchases, controversies, and big announcements

2019. in gaming

Next-gen announcements galore

The gaming industry continues its rapid growth and while you might think that’s fine and dandy for everyone – you’d be only 50% right. 2019. showed us, more than any year before, that corporate greed knows no bounds and that both gamers and studios will have to push back to keep it from consuming everything in its path. Besides that, we had a year of either the release of new technologies like the Google Stadia or the announcements of next-gen hardware which we’ll be getting in the year 2020. Considering the new frontiers, it’s no wonder that 2019. saw a bunch of studio/publisher divorces and acquisitions that will ensure that everyone hits the ground running. Sure, there was some great stuff in the eventful year so we assembled a list of top 20 gaming moments of 2019. for you to check out.

We picked our best games for 2019.

Keengamer Games of the Year

Games you can’t miss

What more can we say? In case you missed it, Keengamer celebrated the end of the year with a list of best games of 2019. with each of our respected writers giving their two cents on the picks. Be sure to check the list out as well as the games contained within – you absolutely won’t regret it.

Skywind mod is making great strides

Skywind Morrowind Conversion

Skywind is shaping up to be something great

Skywind is a popular, community-made, standalone mod that looks to convert the entirety of Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind into the newer engine of Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. It’s been in development for some 5 years and it that time really showed us what a passionate community can do with the free tools available online. Skywind is not a simple conversion since the team had to recreate a ton of assets from scratch. This includes entire environments, 3D models, animations, buildings, armor, weapons, and NPCs. They then wanted to make it more alive by implementing a full AI system and voice acting which is something Morrowind lacked. What’s great is that, despite the changes, Skywind retains the recognizable atmosphere the original game is known for. Be sure to check the latest developer video diary and lend your support to this awesome, free project.

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