Author: Dakota Gordon

A Nintendo fanatic since young, which began with Donkey Kong Country. Eventually grew into a person fascinated with the art of critique and perspectives. Harbors a deep adoration for pixel-art, 2D side-scrollers, and sci-fi. Bonafide hipster, and reads history textbooks "for fun."

AC: New Horizons Guide | How to Catch Wasps Painlessly

Wasps can be scary. Make them harmless with our Animal Crossing: New Horizons wasp-catching guide, ensured to leave you sting-free! While the world of entomology is vast and varied, we have the info necessary to make those irritating insect...

Animal Crossing New Horizons Review: Patience Is Power

You've been invited to a new horizon: will you take it? The first console Animal Crossing game since New Leaf, New Horizons allows the player to civilize a deserted island, review its structure, and build themselves from scratch. Though the...

7.5 Good

Shantae and the Seven Sirens to Release May 28th

Never fear: Shantae and the Seven Sirens's release date is here! Announced via tweet by the official WayForward Twitter account, the sequel to Half-Genie Hero will release on May 28th of this year. Additional details about a physical releas...

Someone from ARMS is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Do you like ARMS? Super Smash Bros Ultimate does, which is why someone from the ARMS universe is coming via the second Fighters Pass! Revealed today in a Nintendo Direct Mini, an unknown combatant from the stretchy-armed fighting title will...

Exit the Gungeon Coming to Switch Later Today

Gungeon enthusiasts, take note: Exit the Gungeon can be yours on the Nintendo Switch today! As announced via Nintendo's Indie World showcase this afternoon, Enter the Gungeon's spin-off title is making a home on Nintendo's mobile console be...

Half Past Fate Review: Half Past Okay (PC)

Indie games deserve love, too, and Half Past Fate aims to satisfy! Playing through three different scenarios of romantic intent, the player's job is to kindle the passion for six fate-bound individuals. But will it be able to sate one's des...

6 Fair

6 Things We Want to See in Metroid Prime 4

What are your expectations for Metroid Prime 4? We list 6 things that we are dying to see Nintendo incorporate into the newest edition of the franchise, over a decade later. While the release date has yet to be confirmed, here's hoping they...

Up in the Air Review: Kids Are Monsters and Will Hunt You

Landing onto Steam with appropriate bounciness, Up in the Air is the latest from students enrolled at SMU Guildhall to showcase their development prowess. What's to discover here, with the idea that a balloon animal gets to ground pound dem...

6 Fair

Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac Review (PC)

It's a bird, it's a plane! Actually, it's Edgar, and his sweet chicken pal, Precious. Join him and a variety of other interesting chaps as Edgar tries to find what the bokbok is up with the townsfolk of Boulzac, and whether he can save his ...

5 Average

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Announced with Trailer

In a surprise announcement, Adult Swim Games unveiled a trailer for an upcoming Samurai Jack game, titled Battle Through Time. This new hack n' slash game will follow Jack through various timelines in his quest to defeat the evil Aku, and w...

Is the Three Houses Ashen Wolves DLC Worth the Money?

The Ashen Wolves DLC has brought up a familiar question: Is it worth the asking price? Browse the different features available in the expansion pass and come to a final decision! Whether character intrigue, strategy challenges, or the fresh...

ScourgeBringer Preview: Dashing Through Early Access

Anything you can imagine, all of it is in danger of complete annihilation. You are the last hope to the survival of all existence. Take down the Scourge and return peace to a land ravaged by chaos. ScourgeBringer, now in Early Access, bring...

Ministry of Broadcast Review: Just Broadcast

Hello! You're tuning in to The Wall Show, where contestants must face a variety of challenges in order to survive. Up next, some red-headed fellow is making their way to the arena, though quite late. Will he make it to the end? Does he inte...

8 Great

Coffee Talk Review: Paragraphs of Pleasantries

Coffee Talk (the game, not the late-night skit) allows the player to open their own coffee joint, speaking to the oft-eccentric characters that make up a fantasy-inspired alternate universe. With impeccable drinks and a comfortable spot for...

7 Good

Was Adding Byleth as Smash Ultimate DLC a Bad Decision?

Compared to the overwhelming hype produced by the inclusion of Joker and Banjo-Kazooie, Byleth's inclusion as Smash Ultimate DLC has been met with a lot of criticism. With all the outcry, do fans have a reason to be upset with Nintendo? Or ...

Chuusotsu 1.5th Graduation: The Moving Castle Review

You didn't think they'd be gone forever, did you? An official sequel to Chuusotsu: Time After Time has been birthed into the world, and its name is The Moving Castle! With new adventures upon the horizon, where will fate take these three gi...

6.5 Fair

Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses Joins Smash Ultimate

The fifth member of the Fighters Pass has been revealed! Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses takes the final spot in a varied and complex selection of new fighters for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Should that disappoint you, know that six n...

New Super Smash Bros DLC Fighter to be Revealed 1/16

It's time once again, Nintendo fans! The company will reveal the next Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter in a livestream presentation featuring series creator Masahiro Sakurai on January 16th, just two days from now. Place your final bet...

Mythic Ocean Review: Playing with Gods

An ocean of great history lies in wait for its new creator. In Mythic Ocean, it's about the end as much as it is the means, with Gods in waiting being groomed into a significant role. Decide how the universe will be governed—your actions wi...

7.5 Good

Sword & Shield to Add 200 Pokémon and More in New Expansion Pass

The Wild Area was only the beginning. Announced during the Pokémon Direct, Sword & Shield will be getting a massive Expansion Pass later in the year, with details being very crowded. 200+ pokémon, new legendaries, and new areas are only som...

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Coming in March

Even if it wasn't actually that long ago, fans of the Mystery Dungeon series can revive their fallen hearts. Game Freak announced during their Pokémon Direct this morning that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, a remake of the origina...

Mario Kart Online Tournament Announced for Next Weekend

Ready your drifting skills, Nintendo fans! The company has announced a Mario Kart Online Tournament for the weekend of January 17th, with prizes awarded to the top 8 players of each day. Should you be lucky enough to make it to the top, you...

The Top Video Games of 2019 According to KeenGamer’s Readers

We asked, you voted, and the results are here! Our readers chipped in and provided what they thought were the top games of 2019. Pokémon Sword & Shield, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Apex Legends; which came out on top? The answer may surprise...

KeenGamer’s Best Games of 2019

2019 has come and gone, so why not celebrate the new decade with the KeenGamer team's selection of the best games of the year? From Sekiro to Untitled Goose Game to Luigi's Mansion 3, the discussion for best game is as varied as it is debat...

Save up to 90% with ALLYOUPLAY’s Xmas Sale and Super Discounts

Planning to get that perfect gaming gift for your loved one this Xmas? Introducing ALLYOUPLAY's Xmas sale, where you can save up to 90% on top games along with promo codes from them and KeenGamer to make your purchase even less expensive! C...

Save More This Christmas with Green Man Gaming’s Winter Sale

Ready to game this holiday season? Green Man Gaming has all the best game titles at fantastic prices. With their latest Winter sale, you could save up to 77% off select titles, and if you act fast, save big on huge AAA titles during their f...

Dark Souls, Code Vein, More on Sale During ALLYOUPLAY’s December Promo

For one week, you could own every Dark Souls game, Code Vein, and a variety of others for almost nothing. ALLYOUPLAY has a December promo going where you could save up to 90% off retail price of select games with credible quality. And with ...

Get the Best EA Games on Sale at Green Man Gaming

Say what you will about their practices, EA has released a ton of great games over the last couple decades. Would you like to buy some at amazing prices? Green Man Gaming now has a wide selection of EA games available on their site, and the...

Shantae and the Seven Sirens Delayed to Spring 2020

Those looking forward to the newest Shantae's 2019 release date will be disappointed. WayForward has announced that development on Shantae and the Seven Sirens is almost finished, but will delay release until Spring of 2020. At least it's n...

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Cities: Skylines – 5 PC Keys Giveaway

Get ready to build your city! ALLYOUPLAY is providing you the opportunity to win 5 PC keys for the simulation franchise that has taken the world by storm. With an 85 on Metacritic and a Very Positive score on Steam, it's a game you'll not w...

Raccoo Venture Preview: Collecting the Past

Let's greet the newest platformer mascot for the current generation! Inspired by retro collect-a-thons of old, Raccoo Venture hopes to put a footprint on the genre for those wishing for representation now. Even in Early Access, the game has...

Axiom Verge 2 Announced in Surprise Reveal

You are not in control. You are not yourself. Axiom Verge 2 has been announced by creator Tom Happ in a surprise reveal during Nintendo's IndieWorld Showcase. The original game, released back in 2015, received critical acclaim as well as po...

How to Get All Fossil Pokémon in Sword & Shield

Think you can only get one fossil pokémon in Sword & Shield? Think again! Through patience, Watt expenditure, and some luck, you'll be able to obtain all four rare fossil pokémon to use at your discretion. This guide is a must-read for thos...

Chemically Bonded Review: Light on Chemistry

Introducing the newest visual novel on the periodic table: Chemically Bonded! With two girls intertwined in a messy dispute spanning several months (working theory), it's become your experiment to bring them back to a balance point. Perhaps...

5.5 Average

How to Evolve Galarian Yamask in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Among the strangest conditions for evolution in Sword & Shield comes from Galarian Yamask. We can help you with that! With this fool-proof method, we can ensure that your pokédex will be one step closer to completion with your brand new Run...

50 Cent Games for Black Friday and More with ALLYOUPLAY

Black Friday is here, and ALLYOUPLAY is ready to save you money! With sales on all sorts of big-name publisher libraries, they even have a 50 cent offer on over a hundred games. Save big with all these deals and more this post-Thanksgiving ...

The Best Black Friday Sales with ALLYOUPLAY + 5 Free Games on Green Man Gaming

Looking for the best Black Friday sales on the best PC games? Green Man Gaming and ALLYOUPLAY have you covered! With sales as high as 90% off, you could even get 5 free games with GMG's Intel starter pack when buying specific titles. You co...

Pokémons Sword & Shield Top 6 Million in Sales in First Week

Despite the Dexit controversy, Pokémons Sword & Shield have exceeded sales expectations. In just its first week, the games have surpassed 6 million copies sold worldwide. That number sets a record for the best opening week sales for a Switc...

Gun Crazy Review: An Arcade Without Flavor

With a title as apt as Gun Crazy, the arcade scene has received another child. Built over the course of a year, this fast-paced (and almost chaotic) action side-scroller delivers on the explosiveness of its name. But is its bombast enough t...

4.5 Poor

Luigi’s Mansion 3: How to Find All Hidden Gems (B1, 1F-5F)

Luigi may be trying to capture ghosts, but that doesn't mean he can't hunt for treasure. The hidden gems in Luigi's Mansion 3 can be difficult, so we'll help you! This guide will cover floors B1, 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, and 5F, while also including...

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