Author: Nick Banks

A dyed in the wool gamer from a very young age. Nick is engaged in a never-ending battle, trying to decide if he wants to play games or write about them. A huge Witcher fan, lord of the opinion piece and lover of the shiniest graphics in all the land!

Shadow Warrior Devs Acquired By Supernova

Shadow Warrior developer, Flying Wild Hog has been acquired by Supernova Capital. The announcement was recently made by Supernova Capital CEO, Paul Wedgewood that the two games companies would be working together to pool their long-time kno...

How Loading Bars Really Work

The loading bar (or percentage) sits the near bottom of our screen between levels and every time it’ll have its repeated quirks. It goes slowly from 1% - 10% then races to 80% and hovers maddeningly at 95%. Every gamer has sat in silence lo...

Weekly News Roundup Issue #46

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. Things have been a little quieter this last w...

Warframe Nightwave is Live: What To Expect

Warframe has today dropped another surprise for faithful Tenno across the galaxy. In Digital Extremes' ongoing mission to deliver second-to-none customer service, their latest update replaces Warframe’s Alert system with Nightwave - a pira...

Alien: Isolation Digital Series Surprise Drop

In a surprise move from 20th Century Fox, one of the best survival horror games of this generation is getting the series treatment. The Alien: Isolation Digital Series was only announced to the world just yesterday and now, all seven of the...

Weekly News Roundup Issue #43

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. This week, we have coverage on Reggie Fils-Am...

Apex Legends: How To Check Your Career Stats

Any avid Apex Legends fan has by now, no doubt, wanted to check their in-game career stats. How many kills in total have they racked up? How many wins have they enjoyed with their team? Unfortunately, Respawn Entertainment has provided no o...

UK ‘Fortnite Live’ Event Leaves Kids In Tears

The UK videogame festival known as ‘Fortnite Live’ recently took place in Norwich, Norfolk. It was billed as ‘the event of the year’ for Fortnite fans but after the event’s disastrous scenarios all it left behind were furious parents and sa...

Far Cry: New Dawn Review

Far Cry: New Dawn is the next chapter in the Far Cry series, following on from the events of Far Cry 5. The player will inhabit the shoes of the sole survivor of a train of settlers on a mission to rebuild the Americas. As the world reforge...

7.5 Good

Weekly News Roundup Issue #41

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. This week has been a busy one which makes for...

Geralt Arrives in Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World is no stranger to whacky crossover events. Only, on this occasion, the arrival of Geralt and all the gear that comes with him, is a match made in heaven. This limited time event is a great reason to dust off your copy ...

Weekly News Roundup Issue #39

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. This week, we have coverage on a shocking Met...

God of War Lead Level Designer Joins Xbox’s The Initiative

God of War’s Lead Level Designer, Chris O’Neil will be joining Xbox’s new exclusives development studio, The Initiative. The move comes among a slew of other recent games development talent pouring into the studio as Microsoft continues its...

Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay Reveal – All You Need To Know

On January 17th, Mortal Kombat 11 was finally revealed in all its glory to the world. Check out the details below to learn all you need to know. Over 80,000 viewers tuned in to Twitch to watch the reveal, a wonderful demonstration for the l...

Top Ten Games To Watch in 2019

2019 has so many great games yet to be released, it is hard to remember them all. As we look forward to another great year in games, we take a look at what will be releasing and when. The below is in date order only and in no particular ord...

Hovergrease Offers Twin Stick Style Steampunk PvP

Hovergrease is an isometric twin stick PvP shooter, currently in development by two-man team, Altergaze. Having garnered a small amount of public support, Hovergrease is turning heads with its crisp graphical presentation, quirky characters...

Xbox Two Is Set To Smash Next Gen PlayStation

Regardless of where your console allegiances may lie, several nuggets have been cooking over at Microsoft that tell me a few things. These little clues, reported separately and individually over the course of 2018, tell me that Phil Spencer...

Soulja Boy Announces Questionable Partnership With Ubisoft

Last December 9th, KeenGamer reported Soulja Boy’s ambitions to break into the console market. Not only did it take everyone by surprise for the sheer oddity of it, but things didn’t seem quite as legit as the average gamer would like. Soul...

Over 100 Staff Paid To Leave Blizzard As Stocks Crash

Sources have revealed that over one hundred members of staff at a Blizzard customer services centre in Cork, Ireland, have left the company. Much to the confusion of many, this is not something that can be called layoffs or mass sackings, a...

Weekly News Roundup Issue #38

Welcome to your latest weekly news roundup! The past week has been a whirlwind of updates and announcements. Read on to learn about developments with the Resi 2 Remake, a new entry on the way from beloved Obsidian and a wicked Mortal Kombat...

Resi 2 Remake Rating Reveals Microtransactions

It has been confirmed by the ratings board, the ESRB, that Resident Evil 2 Remake will contain "in game purchases". Quite what for, we don’t yet know. It may well be that we have to wait for the game’s release to find out for sure. Much lik...

Weekly News Roundup Issue #37

Welcome to your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. The week, we have coverage on Fallout 76, ...

Lootboxes Still Unsafe From Belgian Law

On the 9th October, we learned that EA would be under criminal investigation as a result of its refusal to tune lootboxes, in accordance to Belgian law. However, in light of there being nothing more forthcoming on the news, we reached out t...

Weekly News Roundup Issue #36

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. This week, we have coverage on stepping close...

Grip Review (PS4)

Grip is a beautifully modern realised arcade racer exploding forth from a bygone age. It’s a simple product that knows it need not tie itself up in complexity. It is what it is - and that is enough. That is - a no nonsense breakneck-speed c...

9 Amazing

Black Ops 4 Expects 7 Hours A Day From Players

Since its recent release, Black Ops 4 has received commercial and critical praise. In the days since its release, suspicions have begun to emerge about an impending microtransaction and paid loot box system. All of this is simply a rumour. ...

MediEvil Remastered Update Coming Soon

Late last year, Sony announced a remaster of the classic PlayStation game, MediEvil would be on the way. The teaser was brief, showing just a quick animation of the game’s logo. Since that time, very little has been heard from Sony on the m...

Weekly News Roundup Issue #35

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. The week, we have coverage on the ultimate fa...

Insomnia: The Ark Review (PC)

Insomnia: The Ark is a hardcore RPG experience in a sci-fi setting. With over sixty hours of play on offer, as we explore the mighty Object 6, Insomnia will throw political intrigue, societal turmoil and very difficult combat our way. It wi...

7 Good
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Fortnite on PS4 Finally Gets Cross-Play

At long last, after years of games industry confusion on the matter, Sony has finally accepted cross-play systems into its network. For years, many titles like Rocket League and Fortnite have led the discussion as to why Sony would refuse t...

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Hover: Revolt of The Gamers Review (PS4)

Hover is a strongly stylised free running game, set in a Rick And Morty-esque world. As a member of the Gamer Rebellion, it’s the player’s job to have as much fun as possible in protest to the state’s anti-entertainment laws. To do that, yo...

5 Average
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Weekly News Roundup Issue #34

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. This week, we have coverage on the saddening ...

Devil May Cry V Microtransactions Confirmed

Devil May Cry V, it was discovered at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, is confirmed to have microtransactions. These will serve to offer players purchase of Red Orbs so they can upgrade one of the three playable characters much more quickly. ...

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Downward Spiral: Horus Station Review (PS4)

Downward Spiral: Horus Station is a first person atmospheric puzzler. Its main draw is its fully three dimensional movement system as, on this doomed and dead space station, things have gone very wrong - including gravity. Downward Spiral d...

7 Good
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How Will Microtransactions Make Fallout 76 ‘Feel’

You read that right. Just in case you had missed the news, Bethesda’s Pete Hines recently confirmed to the press that the upcoming Fallout 76 will have microtransactions. Upon first glance of the headline for this piece, I’ll bet you rolled...

EA Believes It Is Above The Law

In recent news we have seen EA top brass defy the requests of Belgian government to remove lootboxes in their games. Ever since the furore surrounding the Battlefront II lootbox controversy, several governments around the world have run the...

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Battlefield V Open Beta Impressions

The Battlefield V Open Beta was available this weekend. If you missed it, take a look at our first impressions of the game. It’s no secret that EA and DICE are suffering a bit of a PR nightmare with this iteration of Battlefield V. First it...

15 Essential Warframe Phrases For Veterans And Beginners

Whether you have been playing Warframe for a few days, months or even years, it’s safe to say there is tons of lore to get into. Although, Warframe’s formula of allowing players to do things in whatever order they choose, especially when pl...

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Weekly News Roundup Issue #32

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. This week, we have coverage on EVE: Online , ...

Insomnia: The Ark Gets A Release Date

Insomnia: The Ark is the result of eight long years of hard work from the ten-man team at Studio Mono. It is inspired by the original two Fallout games, has strong Bioshock overtones, has been praised by many a gaming exec at events worldwi...

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