Author: Marc Keever

Marc Keever has been playing video games since the '90s, picking up the writing habit in 2015 at TAY (Kotaku's now independent reader-run community) with a particular interest in science fiction and dark fantasy games.

Dune: Spice Wars Preview – What Was Once Old Is New Again

Control the Spice, control Arrakis in Dune Spice Wars! The first new 4X/Strategy game based on the Dune universe in over 20 years is now out in Early Access, but is it any good? Come check out this preview of Spice Wars to find out! Hot on ...

RESTLESS SOUL Review: Try Not To Die From Laughter (PC)

With Halloween around the corner, RESTLESS SOUL might've caught your eye with its quirky sense of humor. If you're looking for something to cleanse your palate between visually striking AAA horror titles this spooky season, heads up! In th...

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How To Get Grave Dust In V Rising – 3 Easy Methods

Can't get enough Grave Dust in V Rising? We've got you covered, and not with 6 feet of dirt! Check out this quick guide that will tell you everything you need to know to get all the Grave Dust you need in V Rising without breaking a sweat! ...

V Rising Tips: Nicholaus the Fallen

V Rising Tips: Nicholaus the Fallen

Looking for some V Rising Nicholaus the Fallen tips to get you through this tough, skeleton-raising boss? Here you will find a tried and tested strategy that will lay the dead to their final rest, including a build guide and even a shortcut...

V Rising: How To Get Explosives ( Clive The Firestarter Boss Guide)

V Rising: How To Get Explosives ( Clive The Firestarter Boss Guide)

Tired of knocking on doors politely? In V Rising explosives can blow them right off the hinges! If you're having trouble figuring out where to go and what you're supposed to do to satisfy for your appetite for destruction, look no further. ...

V Rising Blood Types Explained

V Rising Blood Types Explained

Getting to know your blood types in V Rising will help you master one of the most powerful mechanics in the game Here is a list of all the blood types in the game so far - learn the advantages and disadvantages of each of them right here! Y...

How To Beat Erroll the Stonebreaker and Farm Copper in V Rising

How To Beat Erroll the Stonebreaker and Farm Copper in V Rising

Has the demand for V Rising copper ore got you running around in circles trying to gather enough of it? In this guide, you will learn the best place to go to stock up on this important resource. Better offload your inventory - let's get tha...

V Rising Preview: New Blood Refreshes Vampire Genre

V Rising Preview: New Blood Refreshes Vampire Genre

Does the new vampire open-world sandbox lives up up to the hype? Is the new bloodsucker on the block here to stay, or will it's coffin gather dust in years to come? This V Rising preview explores, sampling the gameplay to find out! If you w...

How To Beat Keely the Frost Archer and Get Leather in V Rising

How To Beat Keely the Frost Archer and Get Leather in V Rising

If you've found yourself in need of leather, and are scratching your head due to the fact that V Rising sometimes doesn't explain things clearly, here is a step-by-step guide to get you all leathered up and ready for the next hunt! V Rising...

11 Beginner Tips to Get You Started in V Rising

13 Beginner Tips to Help You Sink Your Fangs Into V Rising

Here are some hot tips to get you started in V Rising, the addicting new open-world vampire game from Stunlock Studios. Like any game of this size, there is a learning curve but with this guide you'll be hunting with the best in no time! V ...

How To Play Stardew Valley: A Beginner's Guide

How To Play Stardew Valley: A Beginner Guide

If you're not sure how to play Stardew Valley, here is a handy guide to help kickstart your game! Learn the basic mechanics and story points that will help you beat the learning curve and get right into the best RPG/Farming Sim on the marke...

Shin Megami Tensei vs Persona - Which Should You Play?

Shin Megami Tensei vs Persona – Which Should You Play?

If you've been pitting Shin Megami Tensei vs Persona, but can't decide which resonates better with you and don't know where to start, you might find this handy comparison of these much-loved RPGs useful. In the end, the choice might be easi...

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream: Iconic Iyashikei (Switch)

Tired of hardcore, grindy JRPGs? Just want to chill and explore, maybe do some other fun stuff? Atelier Sophie 2 might just be the game for you! If you're on the fence about picking this game up, read on and you may feel compelled to give i...

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Mysterious Soul Hackers Countdown Appears

Mysterious Soul Hackers Countdown Appears

A website has popped up online counting down to what might be a new entry into the Soul Hackers series, which has not had a new release in over 10 years if you don't count the 2013 3DS port. With less than 48 hours left, we don't have long ...

Behold, the Razer x Fossil Gaming Smartwatch

Razer and Fossil have collaborated to create a smartwatch targeted squarely at gamers, complete with RGB watch faces and Razer green watch straps. You had better move fast if you want to get your hands on one, this is a limited run! Razer m...

5 Upcoming RPGs from Square Enix in 2022

5 Upcoming RPGs from Square Enix in 2022

If you have been wondering what Square Enix has planned for 2022, I am happy to report that you have at least a few games to look forward to in the coming year. From what it looks like, it will be the year of the Action RPG - at least going...

Persona 5 Strikers Announced for PS Plus January 2022

Persona 5 Strikers Announced for PS Plus January 2022

If you've been wondering which games to expect from PS Plus for January 2022, Sony has confirmed that Persona 5 Strikers along with Dirt 5 and Deep Rock Galactic will be available to PS Plus members in the new year. A strong start to the ye...

12 Useful Tips For Shin Megami Tensei V

12 Useful Tips For Shin Megami Tensei V

If you've found yourself looking for some ways to maximise your chances of survival in this challenging RPG, you have come to the right place. Below you will find a collection of tips for the long anticipated and most recent entry into the ...

Sonic Frontiers Release Date Reportedly Leaked

Sonic Frontiers Release Date Reportedly Leaked

The ambitious Sonic Frontiers may have had its release date leaked, and while there has been no comment on the validity of the leaked date, there are a few things we do know, and even more things we don't about the upcoming title. The relea...

Final Fantasy XVI Delayed

Final Fantasy XVI Has Been Delayed

Games get delayed all the time, and now it's Final Fantasy XVI's turn. Producer Naoki Yoshida explains the reasoning for this development via the official website, apologizing to fans for the delay that they may or may not have expected. In...

7 of the Best Games for Apple Arcade

7 of the Best Games on Apple Arcade

Out of 200+ games at Apple Arcade, here are 7 of the best that you will find on the service promising hours of top-notch gameplay. Apple Arcade is like Netflix for top-quality mobile games, and if you need help choosing what to play next yo...

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Review: A Photo Finish (Switch)

Have you ever wanted to explore the most haunted and deadly mountain in Japan? Grab your camera and pack your swimsuit, it's time to discover the horrible secrets of Mt. Hikami! Just be mindful of the locals - they may want you to stay fore...

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SkateBIRD Review: A Fair Feather Friend (Switch)

If you love cute birds and skateboarding, this one is for you! Grab your friends and your tiny deck and pull off some sick combos in the one and only SkateBIRD - a game about trying your best, no matter how big or small you might be. Skateb...

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review: In All Its Glory

Embody the wrath of Heaven and bind the fallen angels as you experience cult classic El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron for the first time on PC! Help Enoch on his quest to save humanity and bask in some glorious visuals - even by today'...

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Arietta of Spirits Review: An Emotional Roller-Ghoster (Switch)

Get ready to explore a lush island filled with mysteries and intrigue in Arietta of Spirits! Embark on an adventure with new friends from the spirit world as evil forces threaten to upset the delicate natural order. Can you save the world f...

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Dragon Star Varnir Review: Meet Your New Broom Mates (Switch)

Dive into an original and fantastical world filled with magic and dragons as you team up with some of the world's last remaining witches on a quest to lift a centuries-old curse! Varnir might fall short in some areas but still has plenty to...

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Within The Blade Review: Shining Shinobi (Switch)

Within The Blade Review: Shining Shinobi (Switch)

Take on the evil Steel Claw Clan and prevent them from taking over in this fast-paced stealth platformer, Within The Blade! Run, jump, flip and cut and assassinate your way through fantastical levels to prove that you are the Black Lotus Cl...

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7 Things That Could Make No Man’s Sky Better

No Man's Sky is a fantastic game, but here are a few things that could make it even better! After nearly 5 years of exploring the unknown with no sign of letting up, perhaps some of the ideas on this list might show up in future updates. He...

Heaven’s Vault Review: Evidently Excellent (Switch)

Learning lost, forgotten secrets of the past is a timeless and appealing premise that Heaven's Vault has run with to great effect. This is no Tomb Raider - this is a veritable rabbit hole of well-written dialogue and puzzling unlike any oth...

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Resident Evil Village Story Leaked

Resident Evil developer Capcom was hit with a massive ransomware attack in early November, the consequences of which are now becoming all too real. This is a warning to fans of the series that almost defines the survival horror genre, and i...

CONTROL Ultimate Edition Review: AWE Inspiring (PC)

Are you ready to take CONTROL? Remedy knocked it out of the park and then came back for more with some great additional contact in the Ultimate Edition of their award-winning game. Yes, friends, the hype is real – this is not a game you wan...

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Android Hunter A Review: ‘Tis Bot A Scratch

Android Hunter A started as a love letter to Capcom's beloved Mega Man franchise and grew to become more ambitious than developer DigiPlox imagined. Does it meet the expectations it set out for itself? Will it be entertaining to fans of the...

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My Time At Sandrock Kickstarter Reaches $300,000 Stretch Goal

Indie developer Pathea Games reached their original Kickstarter goal in one day and are making strides reaching their stretch goals for their upcoming title My Time At Sandrock. With a couple weeks left in their campaign, they may well reac...

Double Pug Switch Review: Pugging Hardcore (Switch)

Double Pug Switch will test your reflexes and precision, rewarding you with cute hats and silliness. Help Otis save the world from an army of cats in this challenging interdimensional platformer, where simple "one more turn" gameplay will k...

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Embracelet Review: Miracles Under The Midnight Sun (Switch)

If you're looking for some lighthearted adventure, a heartwarming story and some fun under the Midnight Sun, look no further than Embracelet - an indie coming of age story that brilliantly shines with its aesthetic and presentation. Machine...

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8 Ways To Make Money In No Man’s Sky

Having trouble making money in No Man's Sky? Try this handful of tips to help you along! Here you will find some of the most tried and true methods of reliably generating both Units and Nanites that can help you make ends meet from the star...

First Impressions: The Origins Update Takes No Man’s Sky to New Heights

Thinking about jumping on No Man's Sky after the new Origins update? Check out these first impressions from a veteran player! From new planet types to new lifeforms, Hello Games has gone with the kitchen sink approach on the latest iteratio...

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Is Now Open Source

Sweden's Frictional Games, the makers of SOMA, announced today that their 2010 title Amnesia: The Dark Descent will be available to use as an open source. The game’s source code is now available to use as you see fit. What does this mean? R...

Paradise Killer Review: A Magical Mystery (PC)

Paradise Killer is a whodunnit set in a gorgeous, yet weirdly nightmarish pocket reality. It's up to you to figure out who committed the crime to end all crimes! If you were wondering whether or not you should give this game a try, let this...

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Minoria Review: Hack ‘n’ Slash Hallelujah (Switch)

Switch owners rejoice - yet another masterfully crafted Metroidvania is upon us! Don the habit of Sister Semilla, a lady of the cloth who lets her sword do the talking. Join us as we sink our teeth into Minoria and destroy the heresy that c...

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