Author: Tristan Zelden

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

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 90: The Need for Remasters and Sequels

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 90: The Need for Remasters and Sequels

The games industry loves making remasters and sequels, but what should be done? This podcast episode dives into what should be made into a remaster or sequel. Also, the host discusses the latest Nintendo Switch, the OLED Model, and a deal b...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 89: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Spoilercast

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 89: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Spoilercast

The KeenGamer podcast turns to a spoilercast to dive deep into Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Listen to how the hosts felt about the story, characters, and gameplay. The two of them will go into their history with the franchise, with one bein...

Dying Light Platinum Edition Review: Barely Sticking the Landing (PC)

Dying Light Platinum Edition Review: Barely Sticking the Landing (PC)

Dying Light Platinum Edition is a pricey bundle with all of the game's DLC. For this much money on a six-year-old game, it begs the question if its worth it. Does Techland's ultimate package manage to crawl out of the grave and walk amongst...

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KeenGamer Podcast Episode 88: Hopes for Elden Ring

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 88: Hopes for Elden Ring

Now that the world has a release date for Elden Ring with a little bit more details, it is time to get on a podcast to talk about it. Before getting into FromSoftware's latest game, the hosts talked about the recent news about EA reviving a...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 87: E3 2021 Highlights

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 87: E3 2021 Highlights

E3 has returned and ended, so the podcast crew discusses the highlights from the 2021 event. Some conferences had big hits to show like Xbox and Nintendo, while Koch Media and Capcom showed up empty-handed. By the end, the cast will go whi...

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review: Explosively Charming

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review: Explosively Charming

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the latest installment in the long-running franchise, but how does it stand? It is the first PS5 exclusive for the franchise and one of the few in general since the console's launch; it has a lot to prove to g...

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KeenGamer Podcast Episode 86: E3's 2021 Revival

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 86: E3’s 2021 Revival

The KeenGamer podcast crew delivers predictions and thoughts on E3 coming back after skipping last year. The hosts also dive into recent news about Capcom being sued for plagiarism and a leak of an upcoming multiplayer Tom Clancy game that ...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 85: Nintendo's Future

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 85: Nintendo’s Future

With E3 and other showcases around the corner, there is no better time to talk about Nintendo's future on a podcast than right now. The crew dive into hopes about future Mario, Zelda, and other iconic Nintendo games. Also, a debate pops up ...

Team Asobi Is Now Under the PlayStation Studios Umbrella

Team Asobi Is Now Under the PlayStation Studios Umbrella

Announced today, Japan-based studio Team Asobi is joining PlayStation Studios. The company has made a name for itself from the PSVR game Astro Bot Rescue Mission and the free PS5 exclusive Astro's Playroom. It will be expanding with new dev...

Thor: Love and Thunder Wraps Filming

Thor: Love and Thunder Wraps Filming

Thor: Love and Thunder has wrapped filming after getting started back in January. Shot in Sydney, Australia, Taika Waititi's second outing as a director for an MCU film will have a stacked cast of familiar faces like Tessa Thompson's Valky...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 84: Influential People in Gaming

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 84: Influential People in Gaming

The podcast crew talks about influential people in gaming and some of the hottest news stories. Listen to what the hosts think about Netflix getting further into the video game industry and Microsoft taking over publishing rights for The Ou...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 83: What Is GOTY Worthy?

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 83: What Is GOTY Worthy?

This week two podcast hosts sit to discuss what makes a game GOTY worthy on a personal and formal level. When picking out the best game, whether it is for an award show like The Game Awards or for a personal pick, there is a lot to discuss ...

Returnal Is the Ultimate Introduction to Roguelikes

Returnal Is the Ultimate Introduction to Roguelikes

Roguelikes are incredibly popular, and Returnal might be the best way to get into the genre. Its third-person twist with its pacing opens the door for newcomers to test the waters to see if this alien world is right for them. Even veterans ...

7 PC Gaming Accessories Every Gamer Needs cover

7 PC Gaming Accessories Every Gamer Needs

When getting into PC gaming, you need a lot of accessories, and everyone has a different viewpoint on what you should get. These are what you need and might need when getting into this platform. Everything from preferences on mice or keyboa...

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 82: The Metroidvania Genre

KeenGamer Podcast Episode 82: The Metroidvania Genre

Get ready to listen about the Metroidvania genre on the podcast this week as the hosts get into what makes the genre so great. Before that, the hosts discuss the release of Resident Evil Village, PS5 shortages, and how a Metroid Prime 3 Swi...

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...

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