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!

Best Ratchet and Clank Games (3)

Top 5 Best Ratchet and Clank Games

Check out our list of the best Ratchet and Clank games ever made since the franchise's debut in 2002 before Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart's exclusive launch on PlayStation 5 sometime during the console's launch window. Fingers crossed that ...

Top 5 September 2020 Gaming Anniversaries

Top 5 September 2020 Gaming Anniversaries

With this list of September 2020 gaming anniversaries, take a pause to appreciate classics like Undertale, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Halo: Reach, Rayman, and more before a new wave of games and two new consoles are upon us this ...

Top 5 Sony PlayStation Studios

Top 5 Sony PlayStation Studios

With Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part 2 finally out, let's take a look at the developers under the Sony PlayStation Studios umbrella that are most valuable in the eyes of fans. Time will tell whether any of these companies will be ...

August 2020 Gaming Anniversaries

Top 5 August 2020 Gaming Anniversaries

Our list of August 2020 gaming anniversaries proves that publishers are sometimes willing to launch major titles during the late summer, especially if it means avoiding competition later in the year. As the gaming industry continues to shat...

The Best Alien Games of the Past Decade

The 5 Best Alien Games of the Past Decade

In anticipation of Destroy All Humans!'s launch this week, check out our list of the best games starring extraterrestrials released during the past ten years. Hopefully THQ's remake lives up to the out-of-this-world pedigree that games like...

Genshin Impact Final Closed Beta Impressions (PS4)

Genshin Impact Final Closed Beta Impressions (PS4)

While we came away mostly impressed by Genshin Impact when we played the game at PAX East earlier this year, we couldn’t help but feel disappointed after our time with the title’s final closed beta on PlayStation 4 earlier this month. Here’...

What Video Game Franchises Deserve TV Adaptations? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 49

What Video Game Franchises Deserve TV Adaptations? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 49

On KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 49, Sean, David and Tim talk about the video game series they'd like to see adapted into TV shows. The boys also discuss their impressions of Genshin Impact's Final Closed Beta, NBA 2K21's higher price tag on PlaySt...

Should Next Generation Titles Cost More? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 48

Should Next Generation Titles Cost More? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 48

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 48, Sean, David, and Tim discuss whether or not next generation titles should cost more and the most they would pay for a video game at launch. The boys also talk about Mixer's demise, The Last of Us Part 2's sa...

The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilercast

The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilercast: A KeenGamer Podcast Special

Join KeenGamer writers David Lozada, Tristan Zelden, Anyka Pettigrew, and Tommus Gerwin as they dissect the plot twists, characters, and story beats that make The Last of Us Part 2 one of PlayStation 4's most ambitious exclusives to date. A...

Will Eliminating Load Times Make a Meaningful Difference? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 47

Will Eliminating Load Times Make a Meaningful Difference? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 47

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 47, David, Sean, and newcomer Tommus discuss whether or not the elimination of load times will make a meaningful difference in how we play games. The boys also talk about Cyberpunk 2077's delay, New Pokemon Snap...

Genshin Impact's Final Closed Beta Arrives July 2; Will Support Cross-Platform Play

Genshin Impact’s Final Closed Beta Arrives July 2; Will Support Cross-Platform Play

Developer miHoYo's upcoming open world action RPG Genshin Impact will hold its final closed beta test on July 2. The beta will include a co-op mode that allows fans to play with one another across PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices. The ...

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Our “E3 2020” Favorites – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 46

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 46, David, Sean, and Tim go over their favorite announcements from "E3 2020," which includes Sony's PlayStation 5 showcase, IGN's Summer of Gaming, the PC Gaming Show, and the Guerrilla Collective. The boys also...

Gaming's Moment of Silence - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 45

Gaming’s Moment of Silence – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 45

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 45, Sean, David and Tim discuss the video game industry's response to George Floyd's death, the Black Lives Matter movement, and police brutality. The boys also talk about recent controversy surrounding Activisi...

How Should Internet Comments Be Moderated? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 44

How Should Internet Comments Be Moderated? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 44

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 44, David, Sean and Tim discuss how websites and internet platforms should moderate their comment sections going forward given the proliferation of cyber harassment and government legislation. The boys also go o...

KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 43

What Games Do We Want Saved From Development Hell? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 43

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 43, Sean, David, and Tim discuss the games they'd like to see saved from development hell. The boys also go over their picks for titles that probably won't ever see the light of day. Other topics of conversation...

Is Unreal Engine 5 Next-Gen Enough? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 42

Is Unreal Engine 5 Next-Gen Enough? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 42

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 42, Sean, David and Tim determine whether or not the recent Unreal Engine 5 showcase met their expectations for next-gen consoles. The boys also discuss Ghost of Tsushima, Paper Mario: The Origami King, the retu...

Did Inside Xbox Deliver on Our Next-Gen Expectations? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 41

Did Inside Xbox Deliver on Our Next-Gen Expectations? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 41

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 41, David, Sean and Tim talk about their favorite trailers from last week's Inside Xbox event and determine if it met their expectations for next-gen consoles. The boys also discuss the ongoing controversy surro...

Is Cooperation Among Competitors Good for the Video Game Industry? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 39

Is Cooperation Among Competitors Good for the Video Game Industry? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 40

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 40, David, Sean and Tim determine whether cooperation among competitors is beneficial for the video game industry. The boys also talk about The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima's new release dates, share ...

Can a Game Be Too Immersive? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 39

Can a Game Be Too Immersive? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 39

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 39, the boys discuss whether or not video games can be too immersive. The guys also talk about their experiences with Dark Souls 3 and Borderlands 3 and examine the far-reaching implications of recent security b...

Is Reselling Ethical? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 38

Is Reselling Ethical? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 38

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 38, Sean, David and Tim discuss whether or not reselling video game hardware is ethical. The boys also talk about their experiences with Animal Crossing: New Horizon's Stalk Market, gush over the freaks in Kakeg...

Do Politics Have a Place in Video Games? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 37

Do Politics Have a Place in Video Games? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 37

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 37, David, Sean and Tim discuss whether or not politics have a place in video games given recent controversy in China. The boys also talk about their experiences with Borderlands 3's Borderlands Science and disc...

What Mario Games Should Nintendo Remaster? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 36

What Mario Games Should Nintendo Remaster? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 36

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 36, David, Sean and Tim determine which Super Mario games Nintendo should remaster in celebration of the franchise's 35th anniversary this year. The boys also talk about their experiences with Animal Crossing: N...

Are Video Games Becoming a Go-To Social Platform? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 35

Are Video Games Becoming a Go-To Social Platform? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 35

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 35, Sean, Tim and David determine whether or not video games are becoming a go-to social platform, especially in the wake of COVID-19. The crew also talks about the Epic Games Store's recent publishing partnersh...

What Failed Game Franchises Should Be Revitalized? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 34

What Failed Game Franchises Should Be Revitalized? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 34

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 34, Sean, David and Tim discuss the failed video game franchises that they believe should be revitalized in 2020. The crew also shares its thoughts on PlayStation 5's specs, the Epic Games Store, Doom Eternal, C...

What Are the Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus on the Video Game Industry? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 33

What Are the Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus on the Video Game Industry? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 33

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 33, David and Sean talk about the long-term effects of the coronavirus on the video game industry. Could big budget titles like The Last of Us Part 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 be delayed, even with crunch? Will the lau...

Does Sony Need to Give Us PS5 Information Soon? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 32

Does Sony Need to Give Us PS5 Information? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 32

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 32, David, Tim and Sean discuss whether Sony needs to give fans more information about the PlayStation 5 given its upcoming release date, pressure from the competition and major PlayStation 4 titles on the horiz...

Destroy All Humans! Hands-On Preview

Destroy All Humans! PAX East 2020 Hands-On Preview

The upcoming Destroy All Humans! remake probably won't revolutionize gaming as we know it, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, this happy massacre of humanity may turn out to be the breath of fresh air that video game fans didn...

Genshin Impact Hands-On Preview

Genshin Impact PAX East 2020 Hands-On Preview

Genshin Impact may not be able shake its likeness to Breath of the Wild anytime soon, but that shouldn't make it less worthwhile in the eyes of JRPG fans. In many ways, the title is shaping up to be more than a "shameless" ripoff. Check out...

Do Refunds Work in the Digital Space? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 31

Do Refunds Work in the Digital Space? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 31

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 31, Sean, Tim and David ask whether platforms like GOG, Steam and more will ever find the right way to approach refunds for digital goods. The trio also discuss Plague Inc.'s removal from China's storefronts and...

Should Developers Consider Cultural Sensitivities? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 30

Should Developers Consider Cultural Sensitivities? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 30

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 30, Sean, Limarc, Tim and David determine whether or not developers should pay closer attention to cultural sensitivities when making their games. The crew also goes over Activision's decision to subpoena Reddit...

Is E3 Relevant? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 29

Is E3 Relevant? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 29

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 29, David, Sean and Tim ask whether E3 - the Electronic Entertainment Expo - is still relevant in 2020. The crew also talks about Cliffy B's recent comments regarding LawBreakers' failure, the PlayStation 5's su...

Should Kickstarter Be Indie Only? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 28

Should Kickstarter Be Indie Only? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 28

On the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 28, Sean, David and Limarc determine whether crowdfunding platform Kickstarter should be used by independent developers only. The crew also discusses Pokemon Home's upcoming launch, Torchlight 3's announcement, ...

Do You Have Rights in the Digital World? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 27

Do You Have Rights in the Digital World? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 27

On the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 27, Sean and David discuss whether or not consumers really have rights in today's digital age. Do video game fans own more than just discs and hardware? The pair also talk about Valve giving away copies of the H...

What Can We Expect in the Next Decade of Gaming? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 26

What Can We Expect in the Next Decade of Gaming? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 26

On the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 26, David, Sean, Limarc and Tim go over their predictions for what they believe may happen during the next decade of gaming. The crew also discusses Byleth joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Xbox Series X's lac...

Is the Pokemon Franchise Finally Evolving? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 25

Is the Pokemon Franchise Finally Evolving? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 25

On the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 25, David, Sean, Limarc and Tim determine whether or not the Pokemon franchise is headed in the right direction after last week's Direct. Find out their thoughts on Pokemon Sword and Shield's upcoming expansion,...

Everything We’re Looking Forward to in 2020 – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 23

On the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 23, Sean, David, and Tim talk about everything they're looking forward to in 2020, including all the video games, movies, TV shows, and anime that'll be on their radars during the next 12 months. The guys also d...

deemo movie interview

Anime NYC Interview: Deemo the Movie

Our Anime NYC interview with some of the minds behind the upcoming Deemo film is here! Learn about the inspiration behind the game, how this collaboration came to be, and how much time went into creating the movie. Here's hoping this partne...

You Don't Own Live Service Games - Keen Cast Ep. 21

You Don’t Own Live Service Games – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 21

On the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 21, David, Sean, and Tim determine whether or not people will continue to purchase live service games despite so many going offline in the near future. We also talk about Riot Games' settlement on a gender discr...

One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Preview

One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows ANYC 2019 Hands-On Preview

One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows probably won’t be a part of many tournament circuits when it releases next year, but that doesn't mean that it won't end up being worth a look by fans of the franchise. Check out our full impressions of th...

Anime NYC Interview: The Minds Behind Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

Anime NYC Interview: The Minds Behind Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

Our Anime NYC interview with some of the minds behind Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection is here! Learn more about what these industry veterans think about the current state of anime and their reaction to the series' return.

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