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Joe Whitfield

Joe has written 1571 awesome things
Favourite game is Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Favourite console is Nintendo Gamecube

Joe has been playing video games since he was knee-high to a grasshopper when his mum bought him the original Game Boy for Christmas, and he was hooked from the get-go. Primarily a handheld gaming nerd, attracted by everything from Sony, Sega and of course, Nintendo, his collection is slowly taking over his home office. When he's not producing content for the site, he is busy modding and repairing broken and unloved games consoles to give them a new lease of life... or playing Tetris.

A.K.I Joins The Fight In Street Fighter 6

27 September, 2023 - 11:31 am

The newest fighter to the Street Fighter 6 line-up, A.K.I, is now available as part of the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of the game or as part of the Year 1 season pass. Capcom have also confirmed that the Chinese... read more

Neptunium Sisters vs Sisters Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

27 September, 2023 - 1:20 am

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters is coming to Nintendo Switch according to Idea Factory. The action-RPG released in for Western audiences back in January 2023 for PlayStation and PC but is now headed to Nintendo’s hybrid. (more…)

Hideki Kamiya Set To Leave Platinum Games In October

27 September, 2023 - 12:35 am

Hideki Kamiya, one of the founders of Platinum Games and the creator of the Bayonetta and Astral Chain franchises is set to leave the company in October. (more…)

Square Enix Acknowledges The Existence Of Long Missing RPG

26 September, 2023 - 6:06 pm

Square Enix have launched a tie-in event in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius featuring Aya Brea from the survival horror-RPG, Parasite Eve. The game released on the original PlayStation and spawned two sequels, the last if which was in 2010 for... read more

Borderlands 3 Hits Nintendo Switch In October

31 August, 2023 - 3:31 pm

Hot on the heels of the Borderlands Collection Pandora's Box collection for other consoles, Gearbox Software and 2K also confirmed that Borderlands 3 will see a release on Nintendo Switch in the coming weeks. (more…)

Borderlands Collection: Pandora’s Box Launches Tomorrow

31 August, 2023 - 3:09 pm

2K and Gearbox software have announced that the complete Borderlands collection, known as Borderlands Collection: Pandora's Box, will release across digital platforms from tomorrow - 1st September 2023. The package contains the base games from Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Tales... read more

Session: Skate Sim Adds Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1 August, 2023 - 5:48 pm

In celebration of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem hitting cinemas this week, Paramount pictures (Nickelodeon) are teaming up with Creā-ture Studios and Nacon to bring the four heroes in a half-shell to Session: Skate Sim as a free update.... read more

The Room Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A Huge Sale

1 August, 2023 - 4:20 pm

In September The Room will celebrate a decade of being available. This also marks 10 years since Fireproof Games will have released their first, and BAFTA-award winning game. To mark the occasion, the developers will be running a meaty sale... read more

Disgaea 7 Vows of the Virtueless Trailer Showcases Demonic Intelligence

1 August, 2023 - 4:17 pm

Disgaea 7 Vows of the Virtueless is the latest entry into NIS's long running Strategy-RPG and is set to release in October. The game is a standalone title set in the depths of hell and on the build up to... read more

Super Rare Games Expanding To Offer Range Of PlayStation Titles

16 June, 2023 - 4:00 pm

We've been a big fan of Super Rare Games for a while now. We've tackled the tough platformer Grapple Dog and felt sombre over a cup of coffee with Necrobarista, and while each game was great, the physical copies were... read more

Rayland 2

20 September, 2023 - 11:15 am reviewed on:

To paraphrase Ross from Friends, when I finish work I want to kick back with a puzzle - beer, cold beer. Below my cool and witty exterior, I’m entering my 80-year old era where I curl up on my chair... read more

Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine

22 August, 2023 - 10:38 am reviewed on:

Big games are great aren’t they? You can spend hours, days, or even longer exploring a deep, rich world that’s full of side-quests and things to find. BUt while they’re great, sometimes I just want to take a break and... read more

Zool Redimensioned

20 June, 2023 - 4:38 pm reviewed on:

It’s funny how forgotten memories ping back into existence when there is the slightest trigger. Every time I watch Jurassic Park my mind takes me back to those red velvet seats of Macclesfield cinema, where a miniature Joe is tucking... read more

Tron Identity

2 June, 2023 - 9:21 am reviewed on:

In my humble opinion Disney has brutally mishandled the Tron franchise from the get-go. Their ambitious 1982 film set within the inner workings of an arcade machine was a brilliantly original film whose influence can be seen in films like... read more

Wanted: Dead

24 March, 2023 - 12:00 pm reviewed on:

Everyone has that one game from their childhood sitting on the shelf that no one else has heard of. It’s typically a 5 or a 6 out of 10 action game that did well enough that you bought it, but... read more

Neptunia Sisters Vs Sisters

23 March, 2023 - 12:00 pm reviewed on:

This is my fourth Neptunia title in three years, and along with thinking I’m getting a dab hand at the dungeon crawling RPG, I think I’ve spent more time in this franchise in the last few years compared with my... read more

Metroid Prime Remastered

22 March, 2023 - 12:00 pm reviewed on:

Without carbon dating myself too much, as a kid I had been waiting for Samus's first 3D outing since rumours of an N64 game were circulating various Nintendo magazines. Development on a next-gen Metroid was ultimately shifted to Nintendo’s first... read more

Trek to Yomi

30 January, 2023 - 9:00 am reviewed on:

Whether or not he likes it, Tom Cruise has a lot to answer for. Not content with providing some of the most memorable moments in modern cinema, 2003’s Last Samurai introduced a young Joe to the world of historical Japanese... read more

Destiny 2 – Beyond Light

30 December, 2022 - 2:38 pm reviewed on:

Editor’s note: Destiny 2 is a live service game, which is constantly changing as such our reviews will also change in line with the newest updates. For the expansion passes we’re only commenting on what they add to the overall... read more

OPUS: Echo of Starsong

30 December, 2022 - 2:13 pm reviewed on:

When it comes to anything in the space genre, there is always one question to ask, “Is it Star Wars or Star Trek?”. Games like Mass Effect and Destiny 2 are more weighted towards Wars; they are operatic space shooters... read more

The Super Mario Bros Movie Reviewed

7 April, 2023 - 4:06 pm

Video game to movie adaptations tend to have a bad rep, with the nineties/early noughties being particularly dark periods of time. Tosh like Alone in the Dark, Dead or Alive and Doom being touted as the next great crossover, only... read more

Product Review: VGamingHoovers

6 September, 2022 - 9:00 am

If you have ever read one of our reviews, most end with a little blurb that says we’ve been given a copy of the game in return for a fair and honest review. What you might not know is that... read more

VGamingIndies: Vol 2

11 July, 2022 - 2:54 pm

We don’t need to tell you that there are a lot of video games being released every week and a lot of games simply go under the radar. Indie games in particular are often developed by small teams, usually without... read more

VGamingLate: Child Of Light

26 May, 2022 - 1:58 pm

Dear Reader, Let me tell you about the Child of Light An older game by Ubisoft, designed to surprise and delight With a Princess trapped in a fairy tale land And whose only vocal ability is to speak in rhyme... read more

VGamingLate: Halo Combat Evolved

15 November, 2021 - 3:06 pm

Created by Bungie, and stuck in development hell for nearly 7 years, Halo: Combat Evolved released to critical acclaim as an Xbox launch title in 2001 (for us Europeans, it released in 2002, but that’s by the by), and set... read more

Gamescom 2021

26 August, 2021 - 10:21 am

With everything going on in the world, the annual gamescom convention is going all digital this year. Taking place between Wed, 25 Aug 2021 – Fri, 27 Aug 2021, there will be a lot of news from the world of... read more

Forever Physical: Celebrating The People Keeping ‘Digital Only’ Games Alive

18 June, 2021 - 12:00 pm

I don’t know about you, but there’s something magical about heading to a shop, store or supermarket to buy a video game. Even though I said goodbye to my twenties a few years ago, there's still the excitement of picking... read more

VGamingBargains: PlayStation Indies Sale March 2021

8 March, 2021 - 7:49 pm

We make no secret of loving indie games. Some of the best experiences in video games don’t have to be an all-out blockbuster, or a 1000-hour epic RPG. They can be short and sweet games, created by a team of... read more

Sony’s State Of Play Presentation 25th February 2021

25 February, 2021 - 2:19 pm

Sony hosted another State of Play digital presentation on 25th February to give information on up and coming titles for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Here's how the event went. Crash Bandicoot 4 About Time Crash Bandicoot 4 About... read more

Nintendo Direct February 2021 Round Up

17 February, 2021 - 9:55 pm

September 2019 was the last full Nintendo Direct from the Mario makers. On the 17th February 2021, that all changed when a 50 minute direct went live. Here is how the action unfolded. Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 joins Smash... read more

The Darkness II

25 January, 2012 - 10:32 pm

The Darkness II follows on from the 2007 game in which mafia supremo Jackie Estacado is thrown into a world of demons on his 21st birthday. The first title was a little on the short side and had a few... read more

Asura’s Wrath

18 January, 2012 - 12:44 am

In between producing the original survival horror series that is the Resident Evil franchise, working on Devil May Cry and the world renowned Street Fighter CAPCOM must be finding it tough creating new and exciting IP's right? Well no. Wrong.... read more