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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 As...

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...

Divoom Ditoo Pixel-Art Retro Bluetooth Speaker Review

When you imagine a Bluetooth speaker, you usually have a picture of an uninspired, blocky or rounded piece of tech whose sole purpose is to play music. But, if you ask the Hong-Kong based speaker company Divoom - they can be so much more. T...

DPVR E3 4K Virtual Reality Headset Review

Getting into virtual reality can be an intimidating process and much of it has to do with the often high price points of these headsets. In stark contrast, a China-based company - DPVR, offers a wide array of VR headsets at insanely afforda...

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, Te...

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 ...

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 cancellat...

Oculus Rift S Review

Virtual reality is the future and now is a good time to jump aboard the train. Oculus is one of the companies that are at the forefront of that future and their newest lineup of devices has something for everyone at a really competitive pri...

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 develope...

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 fighti...

Should the MCU Be Over? - Keen Cast Ep. 3

Should the MCU Be Over? – Keen Cast Ep. 3

On the third episode on Keen Cast, we dare to address whether or not the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) should be over after learning about the company's plans for its fourth phase of films. We also voice our concerns with Google Stadia, d...

Is the Gamer Girl Bath Water Saga Finally Over? - Keen Cast Ep. 2

Is the Gamer Girl Bath Water Saga Finally Over? – Keen Cast Ep. 2

On the second episode of Keen Cast, we carefully decide whether the gamer girl bath water saga has finally come to an end or if it's just the start of a bigger phenomenon. We also talk about The Witcher's upcoming Netflix show, leaked foota...

Is the Switch Lite Worth the Money? - KeenKast Ep. 1

Is the Switch Lite Worth the Money? – Keen Cast Ep. 1

In Keen Cast's debut episode, David Lozada, Tim Ronan, and Sean Rehbein determine whether or not the Nintendo Switch Lite is worth its $200 price tag. We also talk about Cuphead's animated Netflix show, the latest G2A scandal, and Trigger's...

Who Is The Nintendo Switch Lite For?

The reveal of the Nintendo Switch Lite has caused some to wonder who is it actually for? I think there's quite a simple reason to why it may end up being popular and why I'll be picking one up. The Nintendo Switch Lite comes out September 2...

MyKronoz ZeRound 3 Smartwatch Review

The smartwatch market is much like the smartphone market - all of them go all-in with some features while cutting corners on others. It gets increasingly difficult to find a high-quality all-rounder that you can use for whatever purpose and...

Rush Esports & Geekfest 2019

To compete with the big boys, Rush Esports and Geekfest combined forces in 2019 and brought us one killer event filled with all things geek. As one of the primary Esports platforms in South Africa, this year's event has done a superb job in...

Edifier S350DB Speaker Review

Getting it right with a speaker is definitely harder than any other peripheral out there. With so many options and factors to consider, it's great that we have a few companies we can rely on to continually produce them of consistent quality...

Divinity: Original Sin - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 30

Divinity: Original Sin – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 30

Divinity: Original Sin spellbinds David and Tim on the next episode of the Time Hop Podcast! Join the duo as they celebrate this old school RPG's fifth anniversary. Is its turn-based combat just as captivating today? Also hear our thoughts ...

GameSir GM300 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

With so many gaming mice out there on the market, it's getting increasingly difficult to discern which one is worthy of your attention. Well, GameSir tries to make the decision easy for you, offering a wireless gaming mouse that seemingly o...

GameSir GK300 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

GameSir is taking the market by the storm and the big part of this is the fact that they have a high-quality lineup of products which don't have a ludicrous price tag attached to them. One of their latest products - a wireless mechanical ga...

Shovel Knight - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 29

Shovel Knight – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 29

Shovel Knight is all the rage in this week's episode of the Time Hop Podcast! Join David and Tim as they celebrate the side-scroller's fifth anniversary. Find out if the title's NES-inspired presentation and challenging platformer mechanics...

Fortnite’s Nickmercs Leaves 100 Thieves and Joins Faze

It's been a rocky month for Fortnite esports clans. Tfue sues Faze Clan and Nickmercs leaves 100 Thieves and joins Faze. Why did Nickmercs leave 100 Thieves and what made him choose Faze as his new home? In a surprising turn of events, one ...

Transistor – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 28

This week's episode of the Time Hop Podcast is all about Transistor! Join David and Tim as they celebrate this action role-playing game's fifth anniversary! Does Red's escape from Cloudbank hold up today? We also talk about Death Stranding'...

Infamous - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 27

Infamous – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 27

Infamous takes over this week's episode of the Time Hop Podcast! Join David and Tim as they celebrate this PlayStation 3 exclusive's 10th anniversary! Do Cole MacGrath's electrifying parkour antics hold up today? We also talk about the rece...

Mobvoi Ticwatch E2 Review

While Apple and Samsung continue to be the talk of the town, Mobvoi quietly works in the background to become the next big thing in the world of smartwatches. The Ticwatch E2 is a bold step in that direction. INTRODUCTION Mobvoi, a Chinese ...

Minecraft - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 26

Minecraft – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 26

This week on the Time Hop Podcast, we're talking about Tim's favorite game EVER! That's right - Minecraft is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Join us as we determine whether this sandbox world is worth going back to today. Also hear us tal...

Wolfenstein: The New Order - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 25

Wolfenstein: The New Order – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 25

Wolfenstein: The New Order is celebrating its 5th anniversary! Join us as we rejoice in the endless slaughter of Nazi scum! Also discover our impressions of the original season of Life is Strange and hear from special guest Josh Nichols of ...

Ape Escape - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 24

Ape Escape – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 24

Ape Escape is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Join us with special guest Chris Penwell as we determine whether or not Spike's quest through time holds up today. Also hear our impressions of Sonic the Hedgehog's first film trailer!

Final Fantasy VI - Time Hop Podcast Ep. 23

Final Fantasy VI – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 23

Final Fantasy VI is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Join us as we break down the elements that make this SNES classic one of the greatest RPGs of all time. Also hear our spoiler-free impressions of Avengers: Endgame and our thoughts on Pe...

Child of Light – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 22

Child of Light is celebrating its fifth anniversary! The Time Hop crew determines whether or not this unexpected Ubisoft RPG is worth picking up on modern consoles. Also hear our thoughts on the political controversy surrounding Eve Online ...

MyKronoz ZeSport 2 Smartwatch Review

You are in the market for a new smartwatch? Well, if your main priority is fitness tracking then look no further than MyKronoz ZeSport2. If you are, however, looking for something a bit more robust, you could find it wanting. INTRODUCTION T...

Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena – Time Hop Podcast Ep. 21

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The Time Hop crew discusses why retro gamers should care about this long lost Vin Diesel title. Also hear our thoughts on Borderlands 3's limited exclusi...

Resident Evil 5 – The Time Hop Podcast Ep. 20

Resident Evil 5 is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The Time Hop crew discusses why this entry in Capcom's famed horror franchise remains so controversial today. Also hear our thoughts on Borderlands 3 and more backwards compatibility rumo...

Divoom Timebox Evo Pixel-Art Bluetooth Speaker Review

If you didn't know about Divoom, it's time to pay attention. Whereas the competitors are satisfied with churning out the same old regular Bluetooth speakers, this company packs theirs with so many awesome features that they'll make your hea...

EverQuest – The Time Hop Podcast Ep.19

EverQuest is celebrating its 20th anniversary! The Time Hop crew explores why the MMO holds an important position in the history of its genre. Also hear our thoughts on Nintendo's recent Nindies Showcase (Cuphead's coming to Switch!?) and G...

Pokemon Snap – The Time Hop Podcast Ep.18

Pokemon Snap is celebrating its 20th anniversary! The Time Hop crew determines whether or not this classic's photography premise still this holds up today. Also hear our thoughts on the Master Chief Collection coming to Steam and Turtle Roc...

Thronmax MDrill One Microphone Review

While MDrill Zero was an entry level microphone, the newest offering from Thronmax aims to take you from the world of beginner microphones only a step below full-on professional recording equipment. Is MDrill One THE one microphone you'll e...

Super Metroid – The Time Hop Podcast Ep.17

Super Metroid is celebrating its 25th anniversary! The Time Hop crew explains how this SNES classic continues to influence the video game industry today. Also hear our thoughts on Nintendo Labo's new VR kit, Death Stranding's delay, and Car...

Crainium Apparel Faces Criticism for “Esports Dresses”

Gaming gear company Cranium Apparel is in hot water after announcing esports dresses as a way to support the female gaming community. After facing backlash on Twitter, the company is looking to the community for feedback to create more wome...

New Discless Xbox One S Rumored For Release In May

The Xbox brand of consoles has been flooring the industry with a flurry of rumors surrounding new consoles, both current and next gen. The latest rumor pushes the idea of an all-digital future for the industry with Microsoft leading the cha...

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