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The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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RIP Working Designs

12/25/05 Working Designs closed its offices this month and it is sadly exiting the gaming bussiness. After a decade of playing their games (two of them which are in my ALL TIME TOP TEN BEST RPGS EVER) I must say that this tragic news are most heart breaking, they had the best translations and packaging […]

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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 […]

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Finally Final Fantasy VII Gets The Remake Everyone Wanted

Can Final Fantasy VII The Remake Surpass The Original Finally after 18 years of unrest and uncertainty Square/Enix finally announced a proper remake of the legendary J-RPG that popularized the genre almost two full decades ago. The question is now that we know that the game is on development, was it a good idea? Considering […]