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Was Adding Byleth as Smash Ultimate DLC a Bad Decision?

Compared to the overwhelming hype produced by the inclusion of Joker and Banjo-Kazooie, Byleth's inclusion as Smash Ultimate DLC has been met with a lot of criticism. With all the outcry, do fans have a reason to be upset with Nintendo? Or ...

Character Skins We Need To See In Star Wars Battlefront 2

Character Skins We Need To See In Star Wars Battlefront 2

Over the past few months, many have noticed EA and Dice’s valiant efforts in turning Star Wars Battlefront 2 into a solid experience. The updates to the game plus the recent movie release seems to have motivated the Star Wars faithful into ...

Why the Uncharted movie will never happen

Why The Uncharted Movie Should Never Happen

The Uncharted movie has been delayed yet again, and I don't believe it will ever get made. There are two reasons for the film's troubles going forward; the uncanny valley effect and the track record of video game movies. Allow me to explain...

6 games on my next-generation wish list

6 Games On My Next-Generation Wish List

The next-generation of console hardware is just around the corner, and that means brand new games! Whether it’s the return of beloved characters or the defection of franchises that have only ever exclusive to one platform, the years ahead a...

Which Games Deserve a Television Series Next?

The Witcher has proven to be a major success for Netflix. The question is: what games are deserving of a television adaptation next? We at KeenGamer will be taking a look at five video game series that truly deserve a TV show of their very ...

Outer Worlds: Why Parvati’s Asexuality is Ace

Parvati from Outer Worlds is asexual and that's great! We look at what exactly asexuality is, why diversity is important to create interesting characters and why positive representations of asexuality in games is especially important. “You...

Top Gaming Moments of 2019

The Top 20 Gaming Moments of 2019

Gaming has generated some incredible moments for the media and fans in the year of 2019. Many will agree that so many gaming moments of 2019 have come and gone in a flash. We've collected all of the highs and lows of the year into one compr...

Sleeping Dogs: the most underrated game of the decade

Sleeping Dogs: The Most Underrated Game Of The Decade

Out of all the fantastic open-world games we've seen over the decade, Sleeping Dogs is one of the most underrated. A heart-pounding tale of crime, justice and morality, Sleeping Dogs deserves its place among the best of its genre. Let's exp...

KeenGamer’s Best Games of 2019

2019 has come and gone, so why not celebrate the new decade with the KeenGamer team's selection of the best games of the year? From Sekiro to Untitled Goose Game to Luigi's Mansion 3, the discussion for best game is as varied as it is debat...

Vampyr - A disappointing beast

Vampyr: A Disappointing Beast

The subject of Vampirism has been an underused trope in an industry still obsessed with zombies, which is what made Vampyr such an enticing prospect. But, ultimately, this promising RPG lacked the bite to make any impact in its genre. Let’s...

Mafia II - The Godfather of gangster games

Mafia II: The Godfather Of Gangster Games

If you’re looking for a realistic tale of mobster life, look no further than Mafia II. No game provides as compelling a story, nor as detailed a world of organised crime. Let’s take a retrospective look at this fabulous game, that, despite ...

Games Overlooked by the Game Awards

No way is everyone happy with the nominee selections at The Game Awards (unless you're Kojima). Everyone has games they think deserve their spot, and we've compiled plenty here. Just because a game wasn't nominated doesn't mean it doesn't d...

Is EA Finally Learning After Fallen Order Sales Success

Is EA Finally Learning After Fallen Order Sales Success?

Jedi: Fallen Order has enjoyed both commercial and critical success since its launch last month. Its sales have led to something of a new hope for Star Wars fans. A single player game under EA that bucked the monetisation trend and also sol...

NBA Live 19 Customisables

5 Ways EA & NBA Live Can Challenge 2K

If you're a basketball fan and a gamer you know the NBA Live series has had some highs, but more so lows over the last few years. Recently NBA Live 20 was cancelled and EA left many wondering where the franchise was heading. The NBA 2K seri...

Top 10 Strangest Ways Pokemon Evolve

Top 10 Strangest Ways Pokemon Evolve

There are strange Pokemon, and then there are the strange Pokemon evolutions. From pain to beauty to centrifugal force, some Pokemon aren't content with just leveling up. With over 800 Pokemon, things were bound to get a little weird, and w...

5 Changes We'd Like To See In Overwatch 2

5 Changes We’d Like To See In Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 is coming within the next few years, and it'll be bringing some long-requested features to Blizzard's popular hero shooter. Aside from the new characters and maps that will be coming, here's what we'd like to see incorporated in...

Rockstar: five games that defined the developer

Rockstar: 5 Games That Define The Developer

Rockstar Game's rise coincides with my childhood and, as such, has left an indelible mark on my gaming life. I’ve narrowed down the five games that I believe have defined the developer throughout their stellar rise and continued success. F...

How Synthetic Voices Will Change the Gaming Industry

Resistance to synthetic voice technology comes from a worry that it will threaten the job market for voice actors. However, it could prove to help voice actors as well. In this article, we will focus on how synthetic voices could greatly af...

Fallout 1st: Another nail in Bethesda's coffin

Fallout 1st: Another Nail In Bethesda’s Coffin

Fallout 76 continues to worsen the public image of Bethesda Games Studio, after the release of a subscription service called Fallout 1st. Why does the developer continue to make overwhelmingly negative decisions? Let's analyse Bethesda's la...

Death Stranding is Not Simply A Fed Ex Simulator

Death Stranding Is Not Simply A FedEx Simulator

Many are uncertain as to whether Death Stranding is the game for them. Is it really just a FedEx simulator? Is Death Stranding boring? These are questions that have sadly dominated the conversation around the game. To a degree, they are un...

The Ones To Watch From EGX 2019

Games to Watch For From EGX 2019

At EGX, loyal gaming fans got hands-on play time with the biggest video games coming this holiday and beyond. If you were in London, you’d have had the chance to experience an array of exciting titles like Cyberpunk 2077, Pokémon Sword & Sh...

HOW FORTNITE’S FREEMIUM MODEL MAKES SO MUCH MONEY

Fortnite Freemium Model: How it Makes so Much Money

Due to the Fortnite freemium model, you don't need to pay a dime to play the game. The reason Fortnite is making so much money might lie in another facet of human nature: kindness. In this interview with Hacker Noon writer and Microsoft emp...

Arkham Legacy: Next Batman Game?

A reliable leaker states the next game in the Batman series will be named Arkham Legacy, and gives some minor details on the content of the future title. Rocksteady, who are rumoured to be working on the next Batman game, are yet to release...

5 games that will define 2020

The 5 Game Releases That Will Define 2020

2020 is brimming with new, exciting games, but five stand out from the rest. From sprawling open worlds to intense story-driven narratives, the year ahead has something for everyone. Let's look at the five 2020 game releases that will defin...

6 Good Reasons to Embrace Mobile Gaming

The mobile gaming industry is booming. Billions of players around the world have embraced mobile gaming. Yet, there might still be quite a lot of console players who utilize their mobiles almost entirely for phone calls. The article below i...

Blizzcon 2019

Ways to get Removed at Blizzcon 2019

We started analyzing Blizzcon rules to make sure just which are the best ways to get thrown out, and while some of them are pretty clear an spelt out, there's always an ace under a sleeve somewhere. Blizzcon rules and guidelines exist to he...

Bully retrospective: The franchise that never was

Bully Retrospective: The Franchise That Never Was

Recent news suggests that a Bully sequel is increasingly unlikely, so, let's look back at the fantastic original. This Bully retrospective will look at the game's inception, the controversy it caused & why it's one of Rockstar's finest game...

A Custom Robo Retrospective: An Underrated Classic?

Games released during the era of the Gamecube are among the most cherished. Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, Wind Waker, and more carved the way for a whole generation of gaming. A few other titles didn't make that much of an impact upo...

5 Ways The 7th Generation Changed Console Gaming Forever

5 Ways The 7th Generation Changed Console Gaming Forever

Console gaming's 7th generation was a pivotal time in videogame history. Unprecedented changes in the industry helped shape generations to come. The console race was no longer about who had better graphics. Integration of the internet chang...

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

The Best Ghost Recon Games to Play Before Breakpoint

Wildlands, Shadow Wars, Future Soldier, and Advanced Warfighter 2 are among some of best Ghost Recon games that tactical shooter fans can play until Breakpoint releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 4.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice city - A love letter to the best decade

GTA: Vice City – The Best Grand Theft Auto

GTA: Vice City is the best Grand Theft Auto game. Through a combination of music, story and gameplay, Rockstar created a true gem that still manages to trigger memories of playing the game for the first time. Let's spread some love for one ...

The Last of Us Part 2: Everything We Hope to See Tomorrow

The Last of Us Part 2: Everything We Hope to See Tomorrow

PlayStation fans will finally be treated to another glimpse of The Last of Us Part 2 during Sony's PlayStation State of Play stream tomorrow. Here's everything we hope to see.

Top 5 Games from NIS America at TGS 2019 (with Game Trailers)

Top 5 Games from NIS America at TGS 2019

Here are the 5 best upcoming games from NIS America at TGS 2019. See the trailers for Disaster Report 4, Utawarerumono, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, and more! With numerous developers at TGS 2019, NIS America still manage...

6 Great Games of the 20th Century

Many of the best games ever were released during the 20th century. The best games of the last century generally didn't have amazing visuals, but they all had great gameplay that enthralled players the world over. The article list below incl...

Blacksad: Under the skin - The next great detective game?

Blacksad: Under the Skin – The Next Great Detective Game?

You may not of heard of Blacksad: Under the skin, so let me introduce you. Blacksad is a noir tale, set in a 1950s New York, inhabited entirely by anthropomorphic animals. Based on a French series of graphic novels, Blacksad: Under The Skin...

Top 5 memorable Grand Theft Auto missions

Top 5 Memorable Grand Theft Auto Missions

There are so many memorable missions throughout the Grand Theft Auto series, it would be difficult to compile an objective list of them all. Still, there are five missions that stand out in my mind as memorable, whether because of difficult...

The Witcher 3 Still Proving Microtransactions Unnecessary

The Witcher 3 Still Proving Microtransactions Unnecessary

CD Projekt Red has always held a torch for those against microtransaction culture in gaming. Public statements like “we leave the greed to others” stand as one of many examples of how they understand us. More importantly it is seen in their...

Top 10 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Waifus/Husbandos

With a month out in the world, the characters of Fire Emblem: Three Houses have made their impact felt on the gaming community. With close to 200 hours to my name, I chronicle the characters that made the most impact on me and allow me to k...

Wolfenstein: A dying colossus?

Wolfenstein: A Dying Colossus?

Wolfenstein is a series that has transcended several generations due to a subject matter that seems more relevant now than at any time in the recent past. However, If you remove the subject matter, you're left with a franchise struggling wi...

Call of Duty Is Shooting Itself In The Foot With Microtransactions

Call of Duty Is Shooting Itself in the Foot with Microtransactions

In a recent financial call, Activison Chief Operating Officer, Coddy Johnson bigs up the successes of Call of Duty Black Ops 4. In his statement, he discusses the game’s player retention. He also dances around the subject of microtransactio...

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