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!

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.

What Does the Future Hold for Google Stadia? - Keen Cast Ep. 20

What Does the Future Hold for Google Stadia? – Keen Cast Ep. 20

On Keen Cast Ep. 20, Sean, David, and Tim speculate what the future holds for Google Stadia and if the streaming console will ever be ale to recover from its lackluster launch. We also talk about Kathleen Kennedy's comments regarding the St...

Are Unfinished Games an Epidemic? - Keen Cast Ep. 19

Are Unfinished Games an Epidemic? – Keen Cast Ep. 19

On Keen Cast Ep. 19, Sean, David, and Tim offer their opinions on what publishers and developers should do to stem the tide of unfinished games that have been releasing recently. They also talk about Death Stranding, Disney Plus' shaky debu...

Should We Be Saying #ThankYouGameFreak? - Keen Cast Ep. 18

Should We Be Saying #ThankYouGameFreak? – Keen Cast Ep. 18

On Keen Cast Ep. 18, David, Sean, and Tim talk about the recent Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex leaks and determine whether or not they'll be picking up a copy of either game this week. Should fans accept developer Game Freak's decision to...

Keen Cast Ep. 17

How Can Blizzard Make Things Right? – Keen Cast Ep. 17

On Keen Cast Ep. 17, David, Sean, and Tim discuss how Blizzard how make things right after its weak apology at BlizzCon this year. What should the company do to distance itself from the Hong Kong controversy? We also talk about Overwatch 2,...

Do Video Game Leaks Damage a Game's Momentum? - KeenCast Ep. 16

Do Leaks Damage a Game’s Momentum? – Keen Cast Ep. 16

On the sixteenth episode of Keen Cast, Sean, David, and Tim determine whether or not video game leaks damage a title's momentum before release. We also talk about those Overwatch 2 reports, the never-ending controversy surrounding Fallout 7...

The Outer Worlds Review: Greed Is Good

The Outer Worlds Review (PS4): Greed Is Good

The Outer Worlds manages to step out from underneath the shadow of the Fallout franchise and offers an experience that's quite unlike anything else the galaxy has seen this console generation. The game's themes may evoke capitalism and corp...

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Is Censorship Good or Bad for Games? - KeenCast Ep. 15

Is Censorship Good or Bad for Games? – Keen Cast Ep. 15

In Keen Cast's fifteenth episode, Sean and David decide whether or not censorship is good for the video game industry. Would we support titles that are heavily censored? We also talk about Google Stadia, Xbox Game Pass' supposed success, La...

Marvel's Avengers Hands-On Preview

Marvel’s Avengers NYCC 2019 Hands-On Preview

Despite featuring an array of recognizable superheroes like Iron Man, Captain America, and the Hulk, Marvel's Avengers feels incredibly stale. Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal need to show different abilities in the future to convince sk...

My Hero One's Justice 2 Hands-On Preview

My Hero One’s Justice 2 NYCC 2019 Hands-On Preview

My Hero One's Justice 2 doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel, but it does introduce an expanded roster and gameplay improvements that may make fans of the hit show happy. Here's hoping that its single-player component follows suit.

Disintegration Hands-On Preview

Disintegration Hands-On Preview: Hybrid Hostilities

Disintegration may not transform the way we play video games, but it does have potential to revitalize a genre that tends to play things safe much too often. Destiny and Halo fans should read on to discover why this first-person shooter/rea...

Was Blizzard Wrong? - Keen Cast Ep. 14

Was Blizzard Wrong? – Keen Cast Ep. 14

In Keen Cast's fourteenth episode, David, Sean, and Tim determine whether or not Blizzard was wrong with the way it handled a pro Hearthstone player's comments regarding the Hong Kong protests. We also talk about more PlayStation 5 news, Do...

Are Superhero Movies “Cinema”? - Keen Cast Ep. 13

Are Marvel Movies “Cinema”? – Keen Cast Ep. 13

In Keen Cast's thirteenth episode, David, Sean, and Tim determine whether or not superhero movies can ever be considered cinema. We also talk about our impressions of Marvel's Avengers, My Hero: One's Justice 2, and more from New York Comic...

How Long Should Developers Support Live Service Games? - Keen Cast Ep. 12

How Long Should Developers Support Live Service Games? – Keen Cast Ep. 12

In Keen Cast's twelfth episode, Sean, Tim, and David try to figure out how long developers should support live service games before moving on to other projects. We also talk about The Last of Us Part 2's lack of a multiplayer component at l...

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

The Best Ghost Recon Games to Play Before Breakpoint

Wildlands, Shadow Wars, Future Soldier, and Advanced Warfighter 2 are among some of best Ghost Recon games that tactical shooter fans can play until Breakpoint releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 4.

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...

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