Throwback Bit Thursday: The Bard’s Tale

Very few games, especially ‘average’ ones, have managed to leave a lasting impression on me nearly two decades after I last played them. The Bard’s Tale, however, managed to do just that. It was an average game that managed to leave a lasting (and somewhat positive) image of itself in my memories, despite its flaws.… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: The Bard’s Tale

ES6 and the Rest of Bethesda’s IPs are likely to be Game Pass Exclusives

Last week, Phil Spencer took part in a ‘Roundtable’ chat with Bethesda key figures that discussed future plans for the Xbox brand, including its Game Pass service.  As we know, Microsoft acquired Bethesda, and its vast catalogue of games last year in a historic buyout that totalled $7.5 billion dollars in investment. Elder Scrolls 6 (and… Continue reading ES6 and the Rest of Bethesda’s IPs are likely to be Game Pass Exclusives

Xbox Live Gold Games Breakdown for February 2021

The Xbox Live Gold Games for January 2021 have come and gone (with the exception of Dead Rising, which will be available until February 15th). The line-up this month is worth $104.95 with a possible gamerscore of 5060 available. These games include some classic franchises and will be available for free to Xbox Live Gold members… Continue reading Xbox Live Gold Games Breakdown for February 2021

Throwback Bit Thursday: Knights of the Old Republic

Let’s get this out of the way: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is the best Star Wars video game that I have ever played. A full blown RPG set in the Star Wars universe thousands of years before the three prequels’ saga took place. One of the selling points of the game, as… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Knights of the Old Republic

Xbox Gold Games Breakdown for January 2021

Just like with the December 2020 Xbox Gold games, I’m breaking down the four Xbox Gold games for January 2021. This month, the games are valued at a total of $79.96 with a combined gamerscore of 3,000. So, a slightly higher value but lower gamerscore than last month. The time frame for these games is… Continue reading Xbox Gold Games Breakdown for January 2021

More Final Fantasy Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s game subscription service, already features a wide array of Japanese RPG games for its subscribers to enjoy. The list of games featured in the service is impressive, it includes modern greats such as Nier Automata, Dragon Quest XI, and Final Fantasy XV. So far, many SquareEnix developed games have been a… Continue reading More Final Fantasy Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Series X and S Launch with Livestreams and Charity Drives

Microsoft has plenty planned for the entire day of Xbox Series X and Series S launch on November 10th. Starting at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET on November 10th via the official Xbox YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Gaming channels, there will be all-day Let’s Play livestreams, charity drives, and global “launch highlights.” When… Continue reading Xbox Series X and S Launch with Livestreams and Charity Drives

Xbox Series X: Backwards Compatibility Will Add HDR, Higher Resolutions and More to Original Xbox, and Xbox 360 Games

As if we needed more reasons to be excited about the Xbox Series X. Xbox partner director of program management Jason Ronald wrote about backwards compatibility support for the system in an Xbox Wire Blog post. The system will support games from every Xbox console generation at launch, but it doesn’t end there for said… Continue reading Xbox Series X: Backwards Compatibility Will Add HDR, Higher Resolutions and More to Original Xbox, and Xbox 360 Games

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

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