Gaming

N For Nerds At GamerCon

So Marty and I attended GamerCon in Dublin last weekend, and I have to say, as a major gamer it was one of the best experiences of my life. Now, I know there were some issues surrounding GamerCon, people waiting in line for hours to get in and some people being turned away all together, but I want to set that aside for now and discuss the positive things to come from GamerCon. Such As… The Retro Z...[Read More]

5 Most Awesome Video Game Movies

Let’s not beat around the bush, most video game movies suck. It doesn’t stop the nerd inside of me getting excited when one is announced, but most of the time it ends in disappointment and a sudden urge to sock Uwe Boll straight in the face. We’re talking direct adaptions of video games here (Wreck It Ralph doesn’t count), and thankfully there are quite a few that aren’t terrible. Let’s have a loo...[Read More]

Another 5 Heartfelt Moments In Video Games

Well the last Top 5 most heartfelt moments did quite well, though we did have some feedback from fans about the selection, and with that in mind here is Another 5 Heartfelt moments in Video Games. (This isn’t lazy, it’s a sequel) 1. The Last of Us – Joel’s Daughter dies The last of us is possibly one of my all-time favourite games, but holy fuck is the beginning of it sad, while most games let you...[Read More]

5 Most Shocking Moments in Video Game History

5 Most Shocking Moments in Video Game History Video games have the ability to move us, they can make us cry, make us angry (fuck you parappa the rapper) and the can shock us with plot twists. Here are five of the most shocking moments in video games. Major spoilers (obviously)   5: Resident Evil Resident Evil is a classic. It was absolutely terrifying to play as a youngster and was well ahead of i...[Read More]

5 Most Heartfelt Moments In Video Games

Video Games have come under scrutiny quite a bit throughout the years; they’ve been called, stupid, childish, we’ve been told by our parents that they’re a waste of time or that they will rot our brains. These notions however, all stem from the idea that there is nothing to be gained or learned from video games, but honestly, I feel that some of the most heartfelt moments can be found in video gam...[Read More]

5 most annoying video game characters ever

Video games are the best, you can be a hardened soldier, a great dragon slayer or just a lunatic with a gun and a penchant for vehicular homicide, but every now and again we get a side character who fucks all that up, here are 5 such characters.   Emma Emmerich MGS2: Sons of Liberty While Emma is by no means the worst character, she is still a massive pain in the ass. She drags the plot to a ...[Read More]

An Interview with Ferdi Roberts

This week, N For Nerds had the pleasure of interviewing GamerCon founder, Ferdi Roberts. Gerard and Marty got chatting with Ferdi about the biggest gaming event in Ireland’s calendar and what his huge plans for the world of gaming involve. Take a trip down memory lane with Arcade Classics. Experience the future of gaming with PlayStation’s groundbreaking VR and we also have some exclusive announce...[Read More]

5 Video Games Bosses Who Kicked Our Asses First Time

Video game bosses are meant to be a test of skill, a test of all we have learnt in the game up to that point, but there are of course certain bosses who blindside us with their bastard hard difficulty that no non-Japanese person could have been prepared for first time around. 1. Seymour Guado (Mt. Gagazet) FFX Seymour was already a cock smuggler in my book before he pulled this bullshit, he had ki...[Read More]

PS Vita

So I recently bought a PS Vita slim, Sony’s current handheld gaming console, and I gotta say it is fast becoming my favourite system to game on. I’ve spoken to a few friends about how I’m loving it, but they all say they’ve never used one or they didn’t think it would be worth buying, but let me tell you, it is. So here are my 5 reasons why it’s worth owing a PS vita. (1) Raw gaming power The PS V...[Read More]

Modding

Modding is a funny thing, from Thomas the tank engine instead of dragons in Skyrim to naked people in Fallout 3; it was something I never really took seriously. That was until I found out that some people who mod games do it to make them run and look better. It was then I asked myself “Would it add anything to the experience?” or more accurately, “Could it add something new to an...[Read More]