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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 partnership with Re...

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, Castlevania...

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 launches of t...

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 horizon. The cr...

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 the overa...

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 for infor...

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 supposed pri...

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, Final Fant...

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 Half-Life f...

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 lack of exclu...

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, Pokemon H...

How Important is a UI? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 24

How Important is a UI? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 24

On the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 24, David, Sean, and Tim discuss the Nintendo Switch's home menu and the importance of a UI in gaming, streaming, and digital media in general. They also go over another WWE 2K20 glitch fiasco, The Witcher 3's renewed pop...

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 Star Wars fr...

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 debut, Sonic's...

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 cut out a...

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, Diablo 4,...

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 76, and a l...

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, Larian Studi...

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, Doom Eternal...

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 Con 2019,...

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 launch, WB ...

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 announced Sirfetch...

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 Ash Ketchum ...

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 first-per...

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, Telltale Gam...

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 of Insomni...

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 cancellation of an ...

Do Video Games Actually Cause Gun Violence? - Keen Cast Ep. 5

Do Video Games Cause Gun Violence? – Keen Cast Ep. 5

On the fifth episode of Keen Cast, David, Sean, and Tim determine whether or not video games are to blame for the United States' most recent wave of gun violence. We also talk about Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo's decision to force developers to disc...

Do Developers Owe Anything to Their Backers? - Keen Cast Ep. 4

Do Developers Owe Anything to Their Backers? – Keen Cast Ep. 4

On the fourth episode of Keen Cast, we talk about the Ooblets fiasco and the importance of good public relation strategies in the video game industry. We also discuss Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's latest controversy, Riot's upcoming fighting game, t...

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