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.
Keengamer at PAX East
While it appears most game conferences in the foreseeable future will get canceled due to the coronavirus, PAX East managed to slip by and have some strong showcases. Our very own David Lozada was present at the show and got his hands on some juicy upcoming games among which were Destroy All Humans! remake and Zelda-like Genshin Impact. While many things about both games are still unknown, he definitely praised the core gameplay, citing it to be pure, unadulterated fun. You can check his full impressions of Destroy All Humans here and if you want to see what Genshin Impact is all about, you can go here.
The Last of Us is being made into a series over at HBO
The Last of Us being made into a series definitely seems like a no brainer and we have a confirmation that it’s finally happening. The game has it all – a high-stakes yet emotionally gripping story with amazing characters set in a fascinating world. While that may be difficult to translate to other media, with Naughty Dog’s writer Neil Druckmann, and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin attached to the project, we feel like the property is in safe hands. For more details on this announcement, be sure to check out our original coverage.
Doom Eternal system requirements are straight from hell
The Doom game from 2016 was all about the speedy, aggressive, non-stop action. Aside from being insanely satisfying in of itself, the steady high framerate was what made it even more so. With the sequel ramping it up even more in terms of visuals, you’ll want to have a decently powerful rig to be able to run it at warp speed with everything maxed out. If you want to run the game at 1440p resolution at 60 FPS, you’ll require NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX Vega56 which still don’t come cheap. Just to showcase that the game is built with speedy gameplay in mind, the lead game programmer stated that, if you can power it, Doom can be run at 1000 FPS. For full system requirements and more details on the game, check out our original coverage.
Ghost of Tsushima has a release date and it’s really soon
Ghost of Tsushima will be the final PlayStation 4 exclusive and it seems like the 6-year-old console with go out with a bang. According to the new story trailer, the game is set to have a truly awesome revenge story where we’ll see the protagonist progress from a regular Joe to a full-fledged samurai or ninja. What’s more, we’ll get to play all this out in just short three months. For the full trailer, information on the game as well as the release date, check out our original news coverage.
Call of Duty: Warzone set to take the battle royale genre crown
Given the recent success of Call of Duty mobile game, a full-blown free-to-play CoD on PC and consoles was bound to happen. Well, it did happen in the form of Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale. With 150 players, full cross-platform capabilities, the possibility of playing solo, in duos or trios, huge map, vehicles and much more, it’s definitely set to sit on the battle royale throne.
AMD gives insight into the state of console wars
It’s always hard to decide who to believe when it comes to sales results since most numbers are skewed marketing figures used to further boost sales. Well, AMD just gave us an insight which seems to be a more realistic representation of the current console popularity contest. For the uninitiated, AMD is a company that among other things, produces system chipsets for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and their respective variants. According to them, the PlayStation 4 has shipped 150 million units, while the Xbox One is at around 41 million units. While the data does not represent the exact sales figure, you generally get the idea of who takes the cake of this generation of consoles.