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Make A Wish

With all the terrible things that seem to be happening around the world today, war, mass shootings and Donald Trump, it would be easy to become jaded and cynical. But every now and then good things do happen, like the Make-A-Wish foundation, they have been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions for years, not for personal or financial gain, but to bring sick child...[Read More]

5 Video Game Bosses We Didn’t Want to Kill

What video game is complete without a great villain, they drive us to become better at games so that when the time comes we can shove a broad sword right up their arse, all the way up to the hilt! But every once in a while, a video game villain will come along that we don’t want to kill, perhaps because they’re just too awesome or maybe because deep down they maybe, just maybe they weren’t s...[Read More]

5 Video Games That Saved Their Franchises

  We all have our favourite video game franchises, it will come as no surprise to regular readers that one of my favourites is Final Fantasy. And just as Square Enix proved with Final Fantasy, just because a franchise is good doesn’t mean it will stay that way, so every now and then, games must take a car battery to the bollocks in order to bring some colour back to their cheeks, so with that...[Read More]

Comics You Should Be Reading

We all have our comfort zones when it comes to the things we love, be it video games, movies or comic books, but sometimes it’s good to venture outside that zone to experience new things, or the far more likely scenario, have a friend do it for you and recommend something. Well consider me that friend, here are a few comic books you should give a go! The Creep A sombre classic detective noir...[Read More]

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Delayed

So, it looks like it’s bad news for fans of Ni no Kuni, not to mention JRPG fans in general as it was revealed today that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be postponed until 19th January 2018. While I’m sure this will disappoint some fans, they can take comfort in the fact that, according to Akihiro Hino (CEO and President of LEVEL-5 Inc), more development time is required in order to deliver ...[Read More]

5 Top LGBT Characters in Video Games

What with gay pride just around the corner and me being the unimaginative bastard that I am, I thought now would be a good time to look at some of the best LGBT characters in video games. Now, it would be very easy just to name all the LGBT characters from Bioware games for this blog post, hell, even if I was restricted to the Dragon age games I could fill this list and knock off early for lunch, ...[Read More]

N For Nerds E3 Experience

E3 has become the showcase of the gaming community, the arena where Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo along with a whole other host of developers flex their gaming might and muscles to woo us.  Having followed the live streams, watched the press conferences and game videos have I been left impressed or underwhelmed? Microsoft Up first was the Microsoft Xbox E3 press conference, I was particularly keen ...[Read More]

GameStop Special Offer

Gamers rejoice! I bring you glad tidings and savings, at least for video games, but then why else would you be here if not for all things video game related, my sparkling personality? If you’re like me, you spend the majority of your money on fast food, toys from the 90’s (you best believe I have the White Tiger Megazord!) and of course video games. The collection I have amassed throughout the yea...[Read More]

Guns of Icarus Interview with Matt Hartman

This week, N For Nerds had the pleasure of interviewing Muse Games Community Director, Matt Hartman. Gerard and Marty got chatting with Matt about their upcoming massive online multiplayer game Guns of Icarus: Alliance. We got to chatting about how Guns of Icarus: Alliance is unlike any other online multiplayer game right now and just what they had to go through to get it to market. Through a hurr...[Read More]

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]