Author: David Lozada

David is a New York City-based writer whose passions include music, anime, cosplay, movies, bike riding, and just being an all-around nerd. He’s always out and about, going to anime and gaming conventions alike across America and posting all of his shenanigans on social media for the world to see. If you bump into him, wherever he may be, don’t be shy to say hello!

The Last of Us Part 2: Everything We Hope to See Tomorrow

The Last of Us Part 2: Everything We Hope to See Tomorrow

PlayStation fans will finally be treated to another glimpse of The Last of Us Part 2 during Sony's PlayStation State of Play stream tomorrow. Here's everything we hope to see.

Are Roadmaps and Season Passes Just Empty Promises? - Keen Cast Ep. 11

Are Roadmaps and Season Passes Just Empty Promises? – Keen Cast Ep. 11

In Keen Cast's eleventh episode, Sean, Tim, and David try to figure out whether roadmaps and season passes are just empty promises or beneficial for developers and consumers in the long run. We also talk about Pokemon Sword's newly announce...

What Do We Think of Post-Launch Loot Boxes? – Keen Cast Ep. 10 – Image by Tim Ronan

What Do We Think of Post-Launch Loot Boxes? – Keen Cast Ep. 10

On the tenth episode of Keen Cast, David, Sean, and Tim voice their opinions on post-launch loot boxes and discuss whether or not they're apprehensive of the developers and publishers who've implemented them. We also talk about Pokemon's As...

Is EA Really as Bad as People Say? - Keen Cast Ep. 9

Is EA Really as Bad as People Say? – Keen Cast Ep. 9

On the ninth episode of Keen Cast, David, Sean, and Tim determine whether or not publisher EA is really as terrible as the gaming community says it is. We also talk about that CD Projekt Red's decision to make Cyberpunk 2077 almost entirely...

Is Cancel Culture Justified or Misguided? - Keen Cast Ep. 8

Is Cancel Culture Justified or Misguided? – Keen Cast Ep. 8

On the eighth episode of Keen Cast, Sean, Tim, and David discuss cancel culture and its impact on the video game and anime industries today. We also talk about that Overwatch Switch case that leaked, Tracer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Te...

Should Developers Adhere to Fan Wishes or Stick to the Vision They Have in Mind? - Keen Cast Ep. 7

Should Developers Adhere to Fan Wishes or Stick to their Own Vision? – Keen Cast Ep. 7

On the seventh episode of Keen Cast, Sean, Tim, and David determine whether or not developers should give in to fan criticism or stick to the original design they had in mind for their projects. We also talk about PlayStation's acquisition ...

Is Cloud Gaming Really Inevitable? - Keen Cast Ep. 6

Is Cloud Gaming Really Inevitable? – Keen Cast Ep. 6

On the sixth episode of Keen Cast, David, Sean, and Tim discuss cloud gaming's future and determine whether or not companies like Microsoft and Sony will offer streaming-only consoles at some point. We also talk about the supposed cancellat...

Do Video Games Actually Cause Gun Violence? - Keen Cast Ep. 5

Do Video Games Cause Gun Violence? – Keen Cast Ep. 5

On the fifth episode of Keen Cast, David, Sean, and Tim determine whether or not video games are to blame for the United States' most recent wave of gun violence. We also talk about Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo's decision to force develope...

Do Developers Owe Anything to Their Backers? - Keen Cast Ep. 4

Do Developers Owe Anything to Their Backers? – Keen Cast Ep. 4

On the fourth episode of Keen Cast, we talk about the Ooblets fiasco and the importance of good public relation strategies in the video game industry. We also discuss Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's latest controversy, Riot's upcoming fighti...

Should the MCU Be Over? - Keen Cast Ep. 3

Should the MCU Be Over? – Keen Cast Ep. 3

On the third episode on Keen Cast, we dare to address whether or not the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) should be over after learning about the company's plans for its fourth phase of films. We also voice our concerns with Google Stadia, d...

Is the Gamer Girl Bath Water Saga Finally Over? - Keen Cast Ep. 2

Is the Gamer Girl Bath Water Saga Finally Over? – Keen Cast Ep. 2

On the second episode of Keen Cast, we carefully decide whether the gamer girl bath water saga has finally come to an end or if it's just the start of a bigger phenomenon. We also talk about The Witcher's upcoming Netflix show, leaked foota...

Is the Switch Lite Worth the Money? - KeenKast Ep. 1

Is the Switch Lite Worth the Money? – Keen Cast Ep. 1

In Keen Cast's debut episode, David Lozada, Tim Ronan, and Sean Rehbein determine whether or not the Nintendo Switch Lite is worth its $200 price tag. We also talk about Cuphead's animated Netflix show, the latest G2A scandal, and Trigger's...

Divinity: Original Sin - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 30

Divinity: Original Sin – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 30

Divinity: Original Sin spellbinds David and Tim on the next episode of the Time Hop Podcast! Join the duo as they celebrate this old school RPG's fifth anniversary. Is its turn-based combat just as captivating today? Also hear our thoughts ...

Borderlands 3 Preview

Borderlands 3 Hands-On Preview: Same Old Psycho

Borderlands 3 doesn't reinvent the loot shooter series' gameplay, skill trees, or class structure, but there's a good chance that fans will still have a ton of fun with it this September.

Cyberpunk 2077 Preview

Cyberpunk 2077 Preview: It Probably Won’t Set the World on Fire

CD Projekt Red's upcoming RPG likely won't redefine the medium as we know it.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Preview

Pokemon Sword and Shield Hands-On Preview: Still Lacking Evolution

Pokemon Sword and Shield probably won't revolutionize the series' gameplay, but the Galar region may still be a place worth exploring.

The Outer Worlds Preview

The Outer Worlds Preview: No Laughing Matter

The Outer Worlds may not make everyone laugh when it releases this October, but its gameplay mechanics, skill systems, and dialogue options may be enough to keep RPG fans invested.

Cris Tales Preview

Cris Tales Preview: A Time-Hopping RPG That’s Worth Your Attention

Announced at last week's PC Gaming Show, Cris Tales gifts players the ability to effortlessly jump between the past, present, and future in order to experiment with the far-reaching consequences of their actions.

Psychonauts 2 Preview

Psychonauts 2 Preview: One Dreamy Platformer

Psychonauts 2 looks to be a sequel ripped straight from a 3D platformer fan's dreams. If its introductory level serves any indication, Tim Schafer and his team at Double Fine are recapturing the same imagination and fun that made the origin...

Black Desert Arriving on PS4 Later This Year

Black Desert Arriving on PS4 Later This Year

Developer Pearl Abyss announced today that its hit MMORPG, Black Desert, will be arriving on PS4 later this year. It'll include remastered graphics and audio, an optimized UI, and 4K resolution support for PS4 Pro.

Shovel Knight - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 29

Shovel Knight – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 29

Shovel Knight is all the rage in this week's episode of the Time Hop Podcast! Join David and Tim as they celebrate the side-scroller's fifth anniversary. Find out if the title's NES-inspired presentation and challenging platformer mechanics...

The Division 2 Discounted Now Through June 24

The Division 2 Discounted Now Through June 24

Ubisoft's latest online action RPG will be discounted up to 40 percent off on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and up to 33 percent off on PC storefronts.

Transistor – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 28

This week's episode of the Time Hop Podcast is all about Transistor! Join David and Tim as they celebrate this action role-playing game's fifth anniversary! Does Red's escape from Cloudbank hold up today? We also talk about Death Stranding'...

Infamous - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 27

Infamous – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 27

Infamous takes over this week's episode of the Time Hop Podcast! Join David and Tim as they celebrate this PlayStation 3 exclusive's 10th anniversary! Do Cole MacGrath's electrifying parkour antics hold up today? We also talk about the rece...

Minecraft - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 26

Minecraft – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 26

This week on the Time Hop Podcast, we're talking about Tim's favorite game EVER! That's right - Minecraft is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Join us as we determine whether this sandbox world is worth going back to today. Also hear us tal...

Wolfenstein: The New Order - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 25

Wolfenstein: The New Order – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 25

Wolfenstein: The New Order is celebrating its 5th anniversary! Join us as we rejoice in the endless slaughter of Nazi scum! Also discover our impressions of the original season of Life is Strange and hear from special guest Josh Nichols of ...

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Ellyn Stern

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Ellyn Stern

Ellyn Stern has been an actor, writer, director, and producer in the anime and video game industries for over 35 years. She's lent her talents to such properties as Bleach, Ghost in the Shell, Blue Dragon, Star Ocean, Wild Arms, and many mo...

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Leah Clark

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Leah Clark

It's obvious to see why so many aspiring actors look to Leah Clark for inspiration, as she's voiced characters like Fairy Tail's Mavis Vermillion, High School DxD's Asia, Assassination Classroom’s Yukiko, and New Game!'s Yun Ijima. Find out...

Ape Escape - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 24

Ape Escape – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 24

Ape Escape is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Join us with special guest Chris Penwell as we determine whether or not Spike's quest through time holds up today. Also hear our impressions of Sonic the Hedgehog's first film trailer!

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Tara Sands

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Tara Sands

In addition to bringing some of Pokemon's most recognizable creatures to life, Tara Sands has voiced popular characters from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Hunter x Hunter, Digimon Adventure Tri, and more. Discover which roles have had the biggest impact on th...

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Review

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Review (Spoiler-Free)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection has no reason to exist. Despite this, it stays true to the vision that brought this magical mecha universe to life over a decade ago. Fans will find that it's filled with impressive mecha battles, en...

7.5 Good
Final Fantasy VI - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 23

Final Fantasy VI – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 23

Final Fantasy VI is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Join us as we break down the elements that make this SNES classic one of the greatest RPGs of all time. Also hear our spoiler-free impressions of Avengers: Endgame and our thoughts on Pe...

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Kara Edwards

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Kara Edwards

We had the chance to sit down with Kara Edwards at Anime Boston this year to chat about her work on the Dragon Ball franchise as both Goten and Videl. With shows like Heaven's Lost Property, Fairy Tail, Hetalia, A Certain Magical Index, Dan...

Final Fantasy XV Saga Concludes with Touching Artwork

Final Fantasy XV's A New Dawn DLC series may be cancelled, but its stories live on in a novel called The Dawn of the Future. Square Enix revealed another piece of artwork for the franchise in celebration of the book's launch. Spoilers: it m...

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Lisa Ortiz

At Anime Boston this year, we had the chance to sit down with renowned voice actress and ADR director Lisa Ortiz in order to ask her a few questions about her long involvement with the Pokemon animated series. Learn how to come up with awes...

New Switch Game Announced by Tokyo Ghoul Creator

Sui Ishida and Japanese media company Broccoli will release a new rhythm-based visual novel game titled Jack Jeanne for Switch sometime next year. Tokyo Ghoul mangaka Sui Ishida and Japanese manga, anime, trading card, and video game compan...

Aniplex to Release Magia Record This Summer

The hit magical girl RPG starring new and familiar faces will be making its debut on American and Canadian smartphones soon. Aniplex of America recently announced its plans to bring f4samurai's Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Si...

Child of Light – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 22

Child of Light is celebrating its fifth anniversary! The Time Hop crew determines whether or not this unexpected Ubisoft RPG is worth picking up on modern consoles. Also hear our thoughts on the political controversy surrounding Eve Online ...

Anime NYC Interview: Mayumi Shintani

Our interview with the Japanese voice actress for FLCL's Haruko Haruhara and Kill la Kill's Nonon Jakuzure has finally arrived! Learn about Mayumi Shintani's thoughts on returning to Haruko after so many years and her frame of mind when voi...

Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 21

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The Time Hop crew discusses why retro gamers should care about this long lost Vin Diesel title. Also hear our thoughts on Borderlands 3's limited exclusi...

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