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Ubisoft ‘Live Services’ May Not Be So Bad

Ubisoft Vice President of Online Services, Stephanie Perotti recently discussed the company’s approach to ongoing live services in their games. According to her, the live services approach is absolutely responsible for the average player ba...

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Top 5 Scripted Deaths in Gaming

Most games try to empower the player with the sense that the plot is revolving around their actions and that they can shape almost any scenario. However, what about when games take that away? Whether through a false sense of choice to narra...

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Today’s Toxicity In Games And Fighting Back

Toxicity in online gaming appears to be at an all time high. In this 21st century of political correctness and eruption of rampant SJW-isms, it seems ironic that society seems now to be subjected by a whiplash effect of this new world. That...

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Spider-Man and Insomniac Are a Match Made in Heaven

Spider-Man and Insomniac Games just make sense together. The former's naivety and the latter's penchant for delivering on games with style make the pair a force to be reckoned with. Of course, we'll have to see if the game lives up to its p...

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Why Is eSports Betting Getting So Popular?

It used to be that 4 or 5 friends would gather in someone’s home with their computers, link them together and there you would have it: a LAN party. How did it get from there to millions of people playing, watching and even betting on games?...

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5 Game Franchises That Need to Come Back

We all know a few franchises that haven't had the treatment they deserve.whether it's due to financial difficulties, teams shutting down or simply because everyone forgot about them. So here's 5 of our favorite franchises that need a comeba...

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Far Cry 5 – Everything You Should Know Before Purchase

With Far Cry 5 right around the corner, set for release on March 27th, many of us are still wondering if we want to pick it up. For many Far Cry fans, Far Cry 4 was a step down from 3 and Primal strayed yet further away in gameplay variety....

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Blockchain is Changing the Future of Gaming

Blockchain technology is transforming what seems like every corner of our society. It is undoubtedly one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology of our time... and it could be about to shake up the entire gaming industry, challenging...

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Top 10 Battle Royale Games That Can Rival PUBG

The Battle Royale genre of video games is undoubtedly blowing up these days. With titles such as the massively popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) taking the genre to new heights, there’s truly no better time to be a fan of action-...

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4 Dreams Friends That Should Be in Kirby Star Allies

Kirby Star Allies is a 2D platforming game developed by HAL and published by Nintendo. It blends together previous aspects of the Kirby series to paint a beautiful HD experience. Kirby Star Allies is fresh on our minds as we get ever closer...

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DMC Was An Under-Appreciated Masterpiece

DMC: Devil May Cry was originally released in January of 2013. It suffered a painful marketing campaign as the Devil May Cry faithful slated the game’s new look and reimagined world. I was one of those people. As someone who loved the franc...

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Top 6 Gotham Villains

Since the Pilot released in September 2014, Gotham has developed into one of the most loved shows on television. Being over half-way through its fourth season, I thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase some of the best villains i...

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Top 6 Tracks From The Uncharted Franchise

Naughty Dog's Uncharted series is one of the best franchises available to the PlayStation owner. If you have read previous articles of mine, you will likely appreciate my intimacy for the games. But, more importantly, if you've played them ...

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Public Perception Of Gaming Is Backsliding

For a long time, public perception of gaming was right down in the dumps. Before the explosion of mobile gaming forcing naysayers and pessimists to calm down on the anti-gamer speech, videogames were in a space that could be easily criticis...

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Burnout Paradise Remastered Is A Great Sign

In my younger years, I would experience one Burnout title after another, each of them bringing sheer joy in the form of full metal carnage. The last of these joyous outings came in the form of Burnout Paradise, originally releasing in 2008....

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World of Tanks Is Still Worth Playing In 2018

World of Tanks is still worth your attention in the online world of 2018. The tank focused online MMO has used this time to build a product that you will not believe is free to play. Games where you feel spoiled for having downloaded them f...

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Demo – Thoughts and Impressions

Thoughts on the demo released for Yakuza 6. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has its demo released on PS4. Here are my thoughts on it. Story I was very pleased by the main menu when I saw the "memories" option. Upon clicking it, there ...

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Best Team Online Multiplayer Games

Do you think you're good at first person shooters or MOBAs? Do you carry like no one's business? Do you pwn noobs on the regular without discrimination or inhibition? If you answered yes to all of these questions then chances are you enjoy ...

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Top 6 Recent Video Game Soundtracks

For me, one of the most memorable aspects of playing a video game is the soundtrack; a game doesn't feel fully complete unless it has a suitable soundtrack to coincide with it. Over the decades, we have seen some staggering soundtracks to g...

Is Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 under development?

Kingdom Come Deliverance is out for more than a week, and it had a very successful launch. Maybe not for players who were annoyed by the existing but diminishing bugs, but the sale numbers are great. And the question is simple. Will we get ...

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Top 5 Game Engines That Never Let You Down

Over the generations, our games industry has seen many graphics engines to present our adventures in the best possible way. Sometimes, they disagree with our consoles and PCs and problems go down. Although, every now and then a game engine ...

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Don’t Ignore Metal Gear: Survive This Weekend

This weekend marks the arrival of Metal Gear: Survive’s second beta (February 16th - February 18th). Last time around we were pleasantly surprised by the game’s deep RPG style systems, combined with addictive base building, strong teamwork ...

Why Elite Dangerous Is A Culture Shock To Console Gamers

Reading the above title, you may assume it has negative connotations. It may well do to some. But to this sim inexperienced gamer, limited to the buttons on his controller, Elite: Dangerous has been a fascinating experience. If, on occasion...

20th Anniversary of the Amazing Sega Saturn Swansong

It has been twenty years since 1998, one of the most iconic years in gaming history. PlayStation and Nintendo had their 32 and 64 bit consoles in full swing, and many franchises, like The Legend of Zelda and Metal Gear Solid, had key entrie...

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Grading the Overwatch Lunar Event Skins

While there's one standout must have skin this year, what about the rest of the Overwatch Lunar Event skins? We give each one a grade to help you decide which ones to buy and which ones to wait for a loot box drop. INTRODUCTION Hot on the h...

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Titanfall 2 Still Deserves Your Attention

Titanfall 2 is now at the level of online shooting perfection that I worry about the sequel (if there ever is one). By obligation, the developers will try to enhance things, switch them around etc. Yet Titanfall 2 is so perfect that anythin...

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5 reasons why MW2 Remastered might release in 2019

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered has been a hot topic for a couple of years now. Here's 5 reasons why 2019 marks a high possibility of its release on PS4 and Xbox One. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered has been talked about a lot for the...

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Top 10 (+2) New Overwatch Skins

The new Overwatch skins are here and they're amazing! From homages to Blizzard games to new ideas, these skins truly stand out - and they're available year-round! We take these 12 new skins and rank them from least to most awesome, to help ...

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Monster Hunter World Beta Impressions

With the Monster Hunter World Beta in its third and final phase, now seems the most appropriate time to talk about pre-release impressions. Monster Hunter has always been a quintessentially Japanese game for Japanese audiences. Everything f...

Is the Nintendo Switch Fixing Nintendo’s Biggest Mistakes?

The Nintendo Switch has come burning out of the gates, but Nintendo still has some bogeyman to cast off. From lack of 3rd party support to poor marketing, we explore some of Nintendo's deepest rooted mistakes and see if the Nintendo Switch ...

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Top 8 PSVR Games For New Headset Owners

So you’ve just taken the plunge and bought yourself a PlayStation VR. Well done! It’s a fantastic piece of kit. Although, stepping into the world of VR for the first time can be a little daunting. After all, it’s first generation tech so it...

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Nintendo Has Erased the Wii U

Have you seen this console? With more news of Wii U ports coming to the Switch, it's become very clear Nintendo wants you to forget the Wii U happened. The Wii U stands nervously, knees buckled and back hunched forward. It stares inten...

Top Games Where You Can Fly

The most wanted and most basic superpower ever. Flight. Is there anyone that hasn't thought of flying at least once in their life? I think not. Since humans are not inclined toward the skies without the use of accessories at least flying in...

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Video Games May Be At Their Very Best Today

Video games have come a long way in the last few decades, and while some people like to tear modern gaming apart, the present age of gaming feels like a precipice where gamers can look, enjoy, and play through the history, present, and futu...

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“Gaming Disorder” Presents A New Battle For Gamers

The World Health Organisation is now recognising addiction to videogames as a "disorder". In it’s beta draft of the forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, "gaming disorder" has been listed as a mental health condition. I...

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Best Upcoming Games In 2018

As 2017 draws closer to an end, it is clear that it has been an interesting year for the gaming industry. Therefore, that means we now can look ahead to what the upcoming year has to offer for us gaming enthusiasts. But, is it a year filled...

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2017 in Review: the Best and Worst of Gaming

It's been a fantastic, if not tumultuous, year for gaming. As 2017 draws to a close it allows us to take a step back and evaluate everything that's happened this year within the gaming industry. From the latest anticipated releases to a mas...

Winter is Coming, and Telltale is Bringing the Heat

Does Telltale’s "Game of Thrones" do the hit HBO series justice? The answer is undeniably YES and then some. Telltale Games is an independent game developer that specializes in episodic, point-and-click adventure games with strong RPG elem...

Best Games To Get From The KeenShop For Christmas

Looking for Christmas present ideas? Or, are you just looking to treat yourself? Whatever your requirements, KeenGamer's very own KeenShop has everything to satisfy your zeal for gaming. So, on behalf of myself and the KeenGamer team here a...

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Overwatch Winter 2017 Skins Ranked

Overwatch celebrates the season with 7 new legendary skins for its heroes! We see whose been naughty and whose been nice by looking at their quality and ranking them from worst to best. Introduction It's only fair to warn you, there may...

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