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Everything Wrong With The Rise of Skywalker: Part 2

This has got to be the first time in my writing career that a film has been so bad that I have been unable to quarantine my displeasure to a scathing review alone. Hell, by writing this two part blog post I have proved that one review and one article isn’t enough. But rest assured after this article The Rise of Skywalker will be safe from me, omitting one or two snarky comments in future reviews o...[Read More]

Everything Wrong With The Rise of Skywalker: Part 1

While my review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may be finished, it turns out I have more bile than I know what to do with, except I do know what to do with it, complain on the internet! That’s right, I had so many problems with  this film that for the first time ever I am doing a two part blog post to go along with a review just to hammer home how much of a balls up this film turn out to be. ...[Read More]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I’ve been putting off my review of the Rise of Skywalker for two reasons. Firstly I don’t relish the idea of picking a side in the online argument about whether this movie was good or bad (it’s shite btw, but we’ll get to that) and second, if I am going to shit all over a Star Wars film I’d prefer to do it with every weapon in my arsenal, which means spoilers. So consider this your warning, this r...[Read More]

5 Retro Games Still Worth Playing Today

In this mad world of insane world leaders and microtransaction ladened video games sometimes it’s fun (and indeed) necessary to retreat to the comfort of the familiar. And what better way to do that than by playing some classic video games. Now I know what you’re thinking, (and you should be ashamed Francis you sick bastard) but to the rest of you not thinking about pornography, yes it’s true a lo...[Read More]

5 Worst Video Games of 2019

Well you’ve heard Laura’s thoughts on Tetris 99 and how it’s a hidden gem of a game; we’ve had Jude discuss the many games he’s enjoyed throughout the year! And while that’s all well and good I think we can all agree there have been more than a few stinkers. And given that World War III will likely kick off any day now I think we’re all in need of catharsis, a good purge of ill will or to put it i...[Read More]

Top 5 Snow Levels in Video Games

It’s that time of year again folks, a time of over indulgence and frivolity, a time of family and friends. Of course what with an impeachment looming, Brexit being in its 56th year and the death of Peter “Chewbacca” Mayhew, I can understand if you’re not feeling festive. But fret ye not, I have the answer, and would you believe the answer is video games? That’s right, 5 snowy Levels that vaguely f...[Read More]

The Outer Worlds

I was apprehensive about this game right up until the day of purchase. I mean, on the surface it’s everything I want in a game. A story driven RPG that boasts the ability to play it anyway you chose, companion NPCs and a vast Sci-Fi universe to explore, brought to us by Obsidian; a proven talent. But never the less, over the years the AAA video game industry has eroded my trust to the point where ...[Read More]

Retroactive Microtransactions

I never thought I’d be on this side of the argument, the side that warns people to “be wary of games”, the side the cries “think of the children”, but here we are, I hope you’re happy AAA games industry! I love video games, hell; I co-founded a company dedicated to them. As a young child I enjoyed playing video games with my brother, something we still bond over to this day. As a teenager they pro...[Read More]

Movie House: Cinema Day Charity Event

You know sometimes the immense crapiness of the world can get you down, the energy crisis, racism and Boris Johnson being elected Prime Minister (shudders). But every now and then something comes along to remind us that people aren’t so bad and that things could be worse, No Donald that wasn’t a challenge, go back to your colouring. I am of course talking about our altruistic friends at the Movie ...[Read More]

My Thoughts on The Monster Hunter World Iceborne Beta

Well the weekend has once again come and gone, and like any gamer I spent it playing a metric fuck tonne of video games. Both Crash Team Racing and Bloodstained: Ritual of The Night came out at the same time, two games I have been eagerly anticipating. But in the end I ended up spending a huge chunk of my time playing the beta for the Monster Hunter World expansion “Iceborne”. I did play the core ...[Read More]

5 Minigames So Good They Deserve Their own Video Game

I have a confession to make; we at N For Nerds love video games. I know a shocking revelation from the guys who created a website just to bang on about video games, but it’s true. We’ve played them all, RPG’s, Shooters, Action-Adventure, platformers, hell; you name a genre we’ve probably played it. But there are certain games that contain minigames, small games within the game world that allow the...[Read More]

5 of The Worst Underwater Levels in Video Games

Underwater levels have been in video games since before Mario’s face dawned a flavour saver, a game wasn’t worth its salt if it didn’t include at least one level where the hero must fight bedraggled baddies. Hell, even The Witcher 3, one of the greatest games ever made, has sunken sidequests to complete. And while most underwater levels look and play differently, they all have one thing in common,...[Read More]