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Joe Whitfield

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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.

Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine Is The Next Game In Super Meat Boy Series

17 March, 2023 - 10:50 pm

Thunderful, Headup, and Team Meat are bringing a brand new game to the Super Meat Boy universe featuring none other than Meat Boy's archenemy, Dr. Fetus in Dr. Fetus' Mean Meat Machine. This is a match-4 puzzler that draws strong... read more

An ‘Ever-Evolving Demo’ For Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles Is Set To Release Today

17 March, 2023 - 10:10 pm

Indie publisher Wired Productions and the one-man developer Tomas Sala have announced that their freeform city builder game, Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles, will have an "ever-evolving demo", forgoing the traditional beta phase. This approach means that players will have a say... read more

Have A Nice Death Gets New Trailer Ahead Of March Release

17 March, 2023 - 9:49 pm

Revealed during the Media Indie Exchange Direct Showcase earlier today, the trailer details what we can expect from Magic Design Studios' latest game, Have a Nice Death. In the 2D action roguelike game players assume the role of Death, the CEO... read more

Bloober Team Drops The First Official Gameplay Video for Layers of Fear

17 March, 2023 - 6:05 pm

Bloober Team and Anshar Studios have just released the first official gameplay preview for Layers of Fear, ahead of the 2023 Game Developers Conference. The trailer showcases the new game mechanics and visually stunning upgrades that have been implemented using... read more

Release Date For Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Expansion Set

10 March, 2023 - 12:37 pm

Capcom have confirmed that the Sunbreak expansion for Monster Hunter Rise will be heading to PlayStation and Xbox consoles in the coming months. The update includes the first three content drops, with more to follow as at a later date.... read more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 4 Launches On Nintendo Switch

10 March, 2023 - 12:06 pm

The fourth wave of tracks included in the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available to players. In keeping with the previous additions, the pack contains eight courses, over two new cups to zip around, although this... read more

Record Of Agarest War Launches On Switch

10 March, 2023 - 11:16 am

To celebrate 15 years of the series, Aksys Games have announced that the cult classic tactical RPG Record of Agarest War is making it's way to the Nintendo Switch and is already available for those in North America. (more…)

Elden Ring DLC Currently In Development

28 February, 2023 - 5:29 pm

Bandai Namco has announced that Elden Ring will get a DLC expansion in the coming months. Titled Shadow of the Erdtree, FromSoftware's open world epic looks set to continue the Tarnished's journey in The Land Between. (more…)

The Caligula Effect: Overdose Edition Coming To PS5

23 February, 2023 - 9:46 pm

NIS America has announced that a port of the PS4 title The Caligula Effect: Overdose will be crossing over to PlayStation 5 this year. The J-RPG was originally released on the Vita before being remade for the PS4 and Switch... read more

Cozy Grove Gets A Physical Edition For Switch And PS5

21 February, 2023 - 10:10 pm

Skybound Entertainment, the publishers of Cozy Grove have announced that the life-sim will get a neat physical release thanks to the lovely folks at iam8bit. Releasing in 2021, the game hit almost all platforms including Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC and... 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

Kao The Kangaroo: Oh! Well DLC

23 November, 2022 - 11:58 pm reviewed on:

At the risk of digging myself into a hole, reviewing DLC is not typically VGamingNews’ bag. The reasoning behind this stance is that if a player already owns the title, they are more likely to have an opinion on new... read more

Kraken Academy!!

6 November, 2022 - 4:11 pm reviewed on:

Don’t you just hate it when you arrive at a new school, and not only is the complex falling apart, but the lake alongside currently has a giant sea monster residing in it? No… Is it only me? Oh. Well,... read more

Necrobarista: Final Pour

18 October, 2022 - 12:00 pm reviewed on:

I always look forward to the early part of the year when spring hasn't quite sprung and there is still a chill in the air from a winter that is slowly fading away. The time of year where you can... read more

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia

17 October, 2022 - 2:00 pm reviewed on:

At A Glance Scores Visuals5 /10Sound8 /10Gameplay7 /10Overall8.5 /10  Positives  + Witty story+ Hilarious narrator+ Perfect Dark Souls inspired gameNegatives  - Glitchy experience- Clunky controls- Perfect Dark Souls inspired game  Price (When Reviewed)£19.99Our Playtime16 hoursAvailable OnXbox Series X|S, PC Created by Over The Moon Studios, The... 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

VGamingBargains: PlayStation “Games Under £16” Sale – January 2021

26 January, 2021 - 3:20 pm

Sony have unleashed their "Games Under £16" sale which runs until 3rd February 2021. At VGamingNews, we know that money can be tight and while you can get some great games at around the £16 mark, we're going to be... 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