Weekly News Roundup Issue #94

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. This week we have fresh news on the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, Final Fantasy VII remake as well as some new GTA 6 and Mario remake rumors.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #94

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.

There will be “No Russian” in Russia

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered not sold in Russia

Controversy restarted?

We can argue all day about what’s constitutes tasteful in the world of gaming. Hell, just today I probably killed, maimed and slaughtered my way through demons in Doom without batting an eye. For a typical gamer, that’s just another Tuesday. For non-gamers and social snowflakes, that’s an outrage. Such was the case with the infamous “No Russian” mission in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that had you walking through a Moscow airport, killing everyone in sight. The mission was cut from the Russian version of the game in the original, and it seems it will end up on the chopping block for the remaster as Sony declined to sell the game on the Russian PlayStation store. For more information and info on when the game could become available in Russia, check out our original news coverage.

GTA VI rumor mill intensifies

GTA VI Rumors

Please let us go back to Vice City

Everyone seems to be holding their breath for any kind of announcement for a next-gen Grand Theft Auto game. Rumors and leaks are more popping up left and right and we’ll take any info we can regarding this juggernaut of a franchise. The newest one comes from the Mexican actor Jorge Consejo who stated that he had done voice work for Grand Theft Auto VI all the way back in 2018. If we take that at face value and consider the usual Rockstar development cycle, an announcement could be right around the corner. Hopefully, we get confirmation of going back to Vice City to relive the nostalgia – this time packaged in some sweet eye-melting next-gen visuals. For more information and other possible leaks on GTA VI, check out our original coverage.

Final Fantasy VII Remake arriving early to Europe

Final Fantasy VII EU release

Even Cloud is surprised at all the copies that leaked

Just the other day, we covered the news of how Square Enix has announced a decision that fans in Europe and Australia will receive Final Fantasy VII Remake earlier than its release date. While we’d otherwise say this is extremely good news, unfortunately, the release date scramble is once again happening due to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to shutting down their physical stores, some retailers even gave out pre-order copies of the game early so the internet is already swarming with footage and spoilers. This won’t exactly be helped by a chaotic release schedule for different countries across the globe. Suffice it to say that this will be the most troublesome for gamers looking to experience FFVII for the first time. They can’t leave their homes and now they can’t even browse the web.

Steam implements a new internet stability policy

Steam will not be slowing down

Luckily, Steam won’t be slowing down

Earth is vibrating less due to how many people are staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also, unsurprisingly, internet usage is at an all-time high. I mean what else are you going to do than enjoy streaming services, gaming, e-books and all other types of online content? Well, aside from keeping us sane during these times, it also has another consequence on the internet itself. The usage of the internet is so high in certain parts of the world that the network can’t handle the traffic, forcing ISP’s to throttle the speeds, limit downloads and more. When it comes to gaming, Steam is also being used more than ever which prompted questions about how Valve is going to approach the uptick in traffic. Luckily, it won’t be slowing down its services but will instead postpone automatic updates for games you haven’t played for three days or more.

Nintendo is supposedly remastering old Mario games

Mario remasters are incoming

Any Mario announcement is a win in our book

Mario will soon celebrate his 35th birthday so we are expecting some big announcements from Nintendo. And, according to a report by VGC, we’ll be getting remasters of 3D Mario games Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. While this isn’t certain, it’s in line with how Nintendo previously handled any big anniversary of its famous characters and franchises. For much more info about the credibility of this report and each individual game, check out our very detailed coverage.


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