Weekly News Roundup Issue #95

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. This week we have fresh news on the upcoming PlayStation 5, The Last of Us: Part II delay, free Google Stadia Pro, Resident Evil 8 and more. Stay tuned for more new developments as they arise.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #95

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.

Get a good look at DualSense PlayStation 5 controller

PlayStation 5 DualSense

Futuristic design with a two-tone color scheme

Sony decided to surprise us all with a look at the new PlayStation 5 controller- the DualSense. The controller itself goes away from featuring only one color and adopts a white and black scheme in a somewhat futuristic design. Besides the obvious design changes in comparison to the DualShock controller, it also has haptic feedback and should enable easier content creation in terms of screenshots and videos. Suffice it to say that we absolutely love the new design and if the PlayStation 5 console itself will be similarly designed – consider us completely on board. For the full controller features and more information on the DualSense – check out our original coverage.

Good guy Google giving Google Stadia Pro for free

Google Stadia Pro goes free

Best chance to try out the pro subscription

Socializing is important. Especially now that half of the world is under strict quarantine rules where any form of face-to-face interaction is very limited. Google, being the good internet juggernaut has decided to help the gamers out by offering their Stadia Pro service for free – for two months. We are completely sure it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that almost no one is actually using Stadia so much so that it could end up on the Google graveyard by the end of the year. If you at least want to give it a shot, check out our original coverage to see which games you’ll be able to play as well as how to apply.

Resident Evil 8 information leaks are over 9000

Resident Evil 8 Village

Roman numeral is hidden in the word Village

Three major leaks in a week. Wow Capcom, those NDA agreements with those playtesters were not exactly airtight. Anyhow, according to known leakers, Resident Evil 8 is coming in the first quarter of the next year. The game will supposedly be called Resident Evil: Village and the roman numeral 8 will cleverly be hidden in the word VIIlage itself. The game looks to combine the best of Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 4 in terms of both the mechanics and atmosphere. First-person perspective, two protagonists, horror chase sequences and much more. To see the full list of what exactly has been leaked, check out our original coverage.

Saint’s Row: The Third is getting remastered

Saints Row The Third Remastered

The Third entry didn’t go completely off the rails

Saint’s Row began its life as a fairly serious, yet sometimes humorous open-world game about gangs. Many people called it a GTA clone but in all sincerity, it wasn’t even close. Especially after the first game. Saint’s Row 2 kept its cool, Saint’s Row 3 switched gears and four is when the train went off the rails completely. While many fans would have liked for the first two games to get remastered, Volition and Deep Silver have decided that Saint’s Row 3 is the golden middle ground that will find the largest audience. As with every remaster, expect shinier graphics, better lightning and all the DLC’s included. Check our original coverage of the news to see it in action compared to the non-remastered version of the game.

The Last of Us: Part II has been delayed

The Last Of Us Part II Delayed

The saddest gaming news this week

Another victim of the coronavirus is here. While we can live with some B title getting delayed, the delay of The Last of Us: Part II hits us like an atom bomb straight to the feels. The worst thing is that Sony decided to postpone the game indefinitely until the logistics of its distribution can be sorted out. Sony feels like going full digital would significantly hurt the very high projected sales of this highly anticipated sequel. What’s worse, the delay literally made the first half of 2020. into a barren wasteland in terms of big, new releases. We’re going back to cleaning out our backlog with tears in our eyes.


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