Author: Tristan Zelden

A Californian gamer and metalhead trying to get a degree and make a living in the gaming industry.

Resident Evil Village Review: A Hairy and Sexy Crowd-Pleaser (PS5)

Resident Evil Village Review: A Hairy and Sexy Crowd-Pleaser (PS5)

Resident Evil has been on a hot streak with 7 and the remakes of the second and third games. Village is out now, and the bar is set mighty high. With the franchise having a wide range that it offers its fans, from more action-oriented entri...

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Resident Evil Village Bell Puzzle Guide

Resident Evil Village Bell Puzzle Guide

Resident Evil Village has some tough puzzles and involves bells which should not be an issue with this handy guide. You are tasked to hit five bells that are hidden within this one room. For such a small space, it may seem easy, but some ar...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 81: The Dreaded Backlog of Games Cover

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 81: The Dreaded Backlog of Games

Having a backlog of games can be a nightmare, so it is good to vent about it on a podcast. Listen to what games the hosts have yet to play that sit in their libraries. It ranges from niche indies to AAA titles that came out years ago. The o...

Xbox Exclusive Sunset Overdrive Trademark Registered by Sony

Xbox Exclusive Sunset Overdrive Trademark Registered by Sony

Sony Interactive Entertainment has registered a trademark on Sunset Overdrive, an Xbox and Windows exclusive developed by Sony-owned Insomniac Games. It does not necessarily mean anything, but it could depending what Sony does with the IP. ...

Beginner's Guide To Survive the Brutality of Returnal

Beginner’s Guide To Survive the Brutality of Returnal

Returnal is hard, but with a beginner's guide then you should be ready to take on its brutal difficulty. Whether it is discovering items or explaining what abstract objects mean, this will help give you a better understanding of how this wo...

Toys For Bob Gets Hit With Layoffs and Shifted To Call of Duty Development cover

Toys For Bob Gets Hit With Layoffs and Shifted To Call of Duty Development

Toys For Bob has suffered layoffs and has been moved to work on Call of Duty. Now, every company under the Activision umbrella works on Call of Duty in some capacity. Toys For Bob is best known for the recent Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot rema...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 80: Celebrating Resident Evil Cover

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 80: Celebrating Resident Evil

Resident Evil Village is out in a week, so on this week's episode of the KeenGamer Podcast, it is a good time to celebrate the franchise by talking about favorite entries and the upcoming game. Plus, you can listen to a discussion on the la...

The Last of Us Part 3 Has a Written Outline, but Not in Development

The Last of Us Part 3 Has a Written Outline, but Not in Development

Neil Druckmann and Halley Gross have an outline written for The Last of Us Part 3, but it is not in development. Naughty Dog is currently having internal discussions about the next game, whether that is Part 3 or a new IP. Regarding The Las...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 79: What Makes Game Franchises Work

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 79: What Makes Game Franchises Work

Game franchises are a vital part of the industry, and this episode of the podcast will go into some of the biggest names and what makes them click. The crew discusses and geeks out on various Nintendo titles, Uncharted, Resident Evil, and s...

Emilia Clarke Negotiating to Join Marvel's Secret Invasion Series

Emilia Clarke Negotiating to Join Marvel’s Secret Invasion Series

Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones is in talks to join Marvel's Secret Invasion series. Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kingsley Ben-Adir are confirmed to star in the Disney Plus show. Olivia Colman is also negotiating to star too. E...

Resident Evil April Showcase Details: TV Shows, Collaborations, and More

Resident Evil April Showcase Details: TV Shows, Collaborations, and More

The Resident Evil Showcase was packed full of content, and these are all of the juicy details. We got trailers for Resident Evil Village, the Netflix series Infinite Darkness, and more. Capcom has a lot in store to celebrate the franchise a...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 78: Should Annual Titles Be Scrapped?

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 78: Should Annual Titles Be Scrapped?

On this week's podcast, it is all about annual titles and how it should or should not be scrapped for a new model. The hosts also talk about the Epic Games Store as the company is set on losing millions of dollars on its investment to compe...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 77: Growing World of Esports

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 77: Growing World of Esports

On this week's episode of the KeenGamer Podcast, your two hosts will dive into the world of esports. The conversation will steer its way through League of Legends and other popular games in this scene. Alongside that, the discussion will go...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 76: Insight Into Game Reviews

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 76: Insight Into Game Reviews

The KeenGamer Podcast crew takes a deep dive into the process and nuances of game reviews. The latest news of the week with Bloober Team walking away from acquisition talks and the latest Cyberpunk 2077 patch will be discussed. Maybe one of...

Crystal Dynamics Clarifies How to Purchase Marvel's Avengers MCU Skins

Crystal Dynamics Clarifies How to Purchase Marvel’s Avengers MCU Skins

After a little bit of confusion, a tweet clarifies that the MCU skins coming to Marvel's Avengers will be obtained through the Marketplace. After the announcement, it was unclear whether fans would obtain the new costumes by unlocking throu...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 75: Accessibility in Games

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 75: Accessibility in Games

Accessibility in games is an important topic for this industry and the community surrounding it; that's why the KeenGamer Podcast crew dives right into it. On top of that, there is sad news from PlayStation as it closes older stores for pre...

Ex-Bethesda Director Ikumi Nakamura Starts New Indie Studio

Ex-Bethesda Director Ikumi Nakamura Starts New Indie Studio

Ikumi Nakamura, ex-Bethesda developer who worked on Evil Within, has started her own studio. After leaving in 2019 due to health issues, she wanted to start this new indie company. With her career spending from Bayonetta to horror games lik...

Resident Evil Village Reveals PC Requirements

Resident Evil Village PC Requirements Revealed

Capcom finally revealed the PC requirements for Resident Evil Village. Notes were given about ray tracing (yes, it will have ray tracing) and what you should expect depending on how your rig is set up for the highly-anticipated horror game....

Director Johannes Roberts confirmed during an interview at SXSW that the Resident Evil film reboot will be called Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Is the Official Name of the Film Reboot

Director Johannes Roberts confirmed during an interview at SXSW that the Resident Evil film reboot will be called Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. It will go over the first two games with Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Chris Redfield...

Explaining Every Suit in Spider-Man: Miles Morales cover

Explaining Every Suit in Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Insomniac offers plenty of suits in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but you don't get much background; that is why this will go into explaining the fun details that inspire these designs. Dive into Marvel lore to see the inspirations behind the ...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 74: Favorite Game Studios

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 74: Favorite Game Studios

Everyone has a favorite game studio, and that's the talking point of the week for the KeenGamer Podcast. On top of that, the guys dive into Jade Raymond's new studio that is developing a new IP for PlayStation and the latest Borderlands mov...

Ranking All 5 Demon's Souls Worlds From Easiest To Hardest

Ranking All 5 Demon’s Souls Worlds From Easiest to Hardest

Demon's Souls presents plenty of challenges, so it is fair to have a ranking of each of the worlds. Across swamps and castles, the game offers plenty of places to deliver some trouble to players. The big question is which are the easiest or...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 73: Under and Overrated Games

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 73: Under and Overrated Games

Buckle up as the KeenGamer Podcast crew talk about under and overrated games, making things go from nice and cozy to sweaty and heated with some hot takes. Before the debates, this episode will go over the latest news about Marvel's Avenger...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 72: Video Game Censorship, E3, and More!

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 72: Video Game Censorship, E3, and More!

This week's episode of the KeenGamer Podcast is all about video game censorship. Whether that is the cover of Left 4 Dead 2 getting changed in some countries or places in the world taking out anal probing in South Park: The Stick of Truth. ...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 71: Original IP Vs. Established IP cover

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 71: Original IP Vs. Established IP

In this week's episode of the KeenGamer Podcast, the crew talks about original vs. established IP. That goes into the pros and cons of a studio developing a game based on a well-known IP like Star Wars or Indiana Jones or something more uni...

Anthem Next Officially Canceled, Team Moved to Dragon Age 4

Anthem Next Officially Canceled, Team Moved to Dragon Age 4

Anthem Next is officially canceled as of a tweet from Jason Schreier and a blog post from BioWare. Anthem faced a troubling launch with content and technical-related issues. Now the team who were trying to keep the multiplayer game alive wi...

Twisted Metal TV Show in Development With Deadpool Writers

Twisted Metal TV Show in Development With Deadpool Writers

A Twisted Metal TV show is in the making with the writers of the Deadpool films. Arrested Development actor Will Arnett and writer and producer of Cobra Kai Michael Jonathan Smith will both executive produce the classic PlayStation series's...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 70: Valheim Craze, Nostalgic Flash Games, and More!

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 70: Valheim Craze, Nostalgic Flash Games, and More!

The KeenGamer Podcast crew talk about their fond memories with Flash Games plus the latest news stories of the week. The KeenCast discusses EA finalizing the deal to purchase Codemasters, the Valheim craze, and the latest Nintendo Direct. F...

Xbox Enhances Backward Compatibility With FPS Boost Feature

Xbox Enhances Backward Compatibility With FPS Boost Feature

Xbox will enhance its stance on backward compatibility with a new feature, FPS Boost. Not every game will have its frames doubled or some cased quadrupled. The company will slowly roll it out and update games to deliver that buttery smooth ...

Elden Ring Wishlist: 5 Things We Want in FromSoftware's Next Game

Elden Ring Wishlist: 5 Things We Want in FromSoftware’s Next Game

FromSoftware continues to chip away at developing its next game, so we put together a wishlist for Elden Ring. We don't have much information, so whether it is more options for gamers with disabilities or being able to chop Thor's head off,...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 69: Retro Games, CDPR Hack, and More!

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 69: Retro Games, CDPR Hack, and More!

The KeenGamer Podcast crew gather together to talk about the indie movement of retro games. They discuss what works and doesn't work when indies develop a game with a style from the 90s or 80s. They also go into some big news stories like t...

Early Access Survival Game Valheim Hits a Million Sales in One Week

Early Access Survival Game Valheim Hits a Million Sales in One Week

A little over a week after releasing in Early Access on Steam, Valheim hits a million sales. This marks a strong debut for the Swedish indie studio Iron Gate. Players get to explore a massive world alone or with friends as Vikings who must ...

10 Must-Play Survival Games

10 Must-Play Survival Games

Survival games are beyond popular, so it is a good time to look over some of the must-play titles in the genre. We have everything from realistic hardcore experiences, zombie-filled worlds, and plenty of fish for any player hunting for the ...

EA to Decide the Future of Anthem This Week

EA to Decide the Future of Anthem This Week

EA will decide the future of Anthem this week in a meeting, which will determine if the game will be given up on or continue its current progress. Bioware's 2019 sci-fi shooter with Iron Man-like suits came crashing down from a difficult la...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 68: Video Game Announcements, GameStop Stocks, Stadia

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 68: Video Game Announcements, GameStop Stocks, Stadia

The KeenGamer Podcast gang talks about when the best or worst time it is to announce video games. Along with that, they go into the mess that is the GameStop stocks situation along with Google Stadia's latest bit of drama. The cast of the K...

Fan Thirst Recognized: Resident Evil Art Director Thanks Fans for Vampire Love

Fan Thirst Recognized: Resident Evil Art Director Thanks Fans for Vampire Love

Resident Evil Village art director sees your thirst for vampire ladies and thanks you for it. Since the next entry in the franchise unveiled Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters, the Internet got horny over these powerfully sexy villains which...

God of War to Receive PS5 Update

God of War to Receive PS5 Update

God of War is getting a free PS5 update so you can experience the award-winning game with a higher resolution and FPS. Meanwhile, Sony Santa Monica is working on the next entry in the flagship franchise with God of War: Ragnarok for PS4 and...

11 Video Games With the Most Satisfying Violence

11 Video Games With the Most Satisfying Violence

Video games and violence have had a relationship for years, so let's celebrate our sadistic hobby. This list will go over the most satisfying games, whether it is slicing and dicing as a knight or ripping and tearing through demons as the i...

11 Wildest Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

Seeing a celebrity appear in video games is becoming more and more common every year. In our list, we will go through some of the wildest moments where a celebrity either pops up in a game or voices a character. Whether it is the character ...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 67: Genres to Explore

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 67: Genres to Explore

The cast gathers together for a new episode of the KeenGamer podcast to explore genres. Some like horror can have a variety of directions. Still, other genres have a narrow definition, so the guys discuss what can be done about favorite som...

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