Xbox Series X 3rd Party Games Reveal, Thoughts, and Pricing Analysis

This past week, Microsoft unveiled a few third party trailers for the upcoming Xbox Series X. Thus giving gamers a glimpse of – what we assume to be – Launch 3rdparty titles for the system. The reveal, which is much more than we have gotten from Sony in regards to the PS5, keeps Microsoft at… Continue reading Xbox Series X 3rd Party Games Reveal, Thoughts, and Pricing Analysis

Final Fantasy VIIR, Tetsuya Nomura, and The “Kingdom Hearts like Bulls*&^”

Warning Plot Spoilers Ahead: For starters, this isn’t a review of FFVIIR, I fear that a review of that particular title from myself, would end up being more like EGM’s review of the title in terms of its low score, than of some of other positive reviews on the net. Instead, this is an analysis… Continue reading Final Fantasy VIIR, Tetsuya Nomura, and The “Kingdom Hearts like Bulls*&^”

The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time

The PlayStation as we know it, might not have existed if Sega had partnered up with Sony when it had the chance.

Editor’s foreword: There are two separate rankings listed: The official ranking which is the ‘NER’ ranking, and the Personal Ranking. The entire list is mostly subjective, as quality of games and my experiences with said games are the biggest deciding factor in terms of ranking. However, the NER ranking takes many other things into consideration,… Continue reading The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time

What Went Wrong? Wii U Edition

Nintendo Wii U (2012)  Specs:  CPU: 1.24 GHz Tri-Core IBM Power PC “Espresso”  RAM: 2GB DDR3 (1GB for operating system, 1GB for games)  GPU: 550 MHz AMD Radeon based “Latte”  Display: 480i-1080p  Price point: $299.00 (8GB internal storage system) $349.00 (32GB Internal storage)  The Wii U for all intents and purposes is Nintendo’s biggest miss… Continue reading What Went Wrong? Wii U Edition

Dreamcast Memories: Looking Back at Sega’s Last Console

The Sega Dreamcast turns 20 today. Sega’s last console released on 9/9/99 with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign was Sega’s last effort in the hardware business. By late 2000 rumors were that Sega would pullout of the Hardware business, and they did in 2001-02 effectively killing the Dreamcast. We won’t go in depth today into… Continue reading Dreamcast Memories: Looking Back at Sega’s Last Console

The Story behind a bad sequel: Alundra v.s. Alundra 2

Alundra is an all time great game, Alundra 2 is an all time bust (at least when compared to the original) which is the reason why I have chosen this series to be dissected for the first installment of the story behind the bad sequel. Yeah that sounds like one of those VH1 documentaries. The… Continue reading The Story behind a bad sequel: Alundra v.s. Alundra 2

The Final Fantasy XII Debacle, The Square/Enix Power House, and The Contenders

August 12, 2005 The worst thing that could have happened to the RPG genre was the Square-Enix merger. This merger united the two RPG giants into a single entity that threatens to monopolize the genre, as only a few giant publishers like Namco can now stand on it’s way. It was not only the worst… Continue reading The Final Fantasy XII Debacle, The Square/Enix Power House, and The Contenders

My take on the Government trying to mess with our games

12/9/05 The Video Game industry for the past 15 years has quickly been growing, into a more widely used method of entertainment, to the degree that they can stand on their own against, movies, music and books. This has made Video Games a hot topic among politicians, lawyers and religious leaders, some who seek the… Continue reading My take on the Government trying to mess with our games

The End of a Console Era, Review of the Era and Predictions For the Upcoming War

Disclaimer: Specs and sales numbers were taken from Wikipedia.org, for the sake of accuracy, the rest of the article was written By Samuel Rivera the Editor in chief of the NER site, this article does NOT necessarily reflect the opinion of all the staff in the NER site. Only the opinions of the author are… Continue reading The End of a Console Era, Review of the Era and Predictions For the Upcoming War