Joe Whitfield

Joe has written 1632 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.

Grapple Dogs: Cosmic Canines Gets August Release

23 May, 2024 - 6:31 pm

2D platformer Grapple Dogs: Cosmic Canines is set to be released on PC, Switch and Xbox Series X|S in August 2024. The sequel to the 2022 indie gem sees Pablo return with his trusty grappling hook to bounce, slide and... read more

GTA VI Targeting A Fall 2025 Release

16 May, 2024 - 10:06 pm

Grand Theft Auto VI is targeting a "Fall 2025" release according to Rockstar Games. Since it was announced last year, GTA VI is already one of the most anticipated sequels for the current console generation. It is the first entry... read more

The Season of Sizzle Comes to Splatoon 3

16 May, 2024 - 9:41 pm

Splatoon 3 will be entering Sizzle Season 2024 in just a few weeks. From next month, players can earn goodies from a new catalogue including new weapons and gear. Gamers can also expect an all-new map for Turf Wars, and... read more

Wargroove 1 + 2 Is The Latest Game To Get A Physical Release

16 May, 2024 - 9:11 pm

Chucklefish's Wargroove 1 + 2 collection is getting a physical release courtesy of Super Rare Games. Wargroove is a turn-based tactics game that was first released in 2019 and thanks to its positive reception, a sequel followed just last year.... read more

The First Trailer For Assassin’s Creed Shadows Has Arrived

15 May, 2024 - 11:44 pm

Assassin's Creed Shadows has been officially unveiled by Ubisoft. The latest entry in the long-running franchise will be getting a release on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series consoles towards the end of the year. To whet the appetite of players,... read more

Glorious Launches A New Key Capsule Program With New Sketch Keycaps

7 May, 2024 - 2:00 pm

PC accessory maker Glorious has announced a new Key Capsule program that allows keyboard aficionados and enthusiasts to get their hands on a new set of limited edition keycaps every month. The first set, titled Sketch is going on sale... read more

Destiny 2 Crosses The Streams With Ghostbusters Frozen Empire

21 March, 2024 - 3:51 pm

To celebrate the release of Ghostbusters Frozen Empire, Bungie has announced new items from the long running franchise will be appearing in Destiny 2. Since Sony acquired Bungie back in 2022, as well as owning the rights to the Ghostbusters... read more

Death Metal Rhythm Game Krimson Is Out Today

21 March, 2024 - 2:57 pm

Developers CryingPsycho has released Krimson, a rhythm based platformer that's back by a brutal Death Metal soundtrack. The game is releasing across PC and consoles and throws the players into a version of Hell that's not only alive but pulsating... read more

Indie Gem Dorfromantik Gets The Physical Treatment

21 March, 2024 - 2:21 pm

Dorfromantik will be getting a physical release thanks to Super Rare Games. The hexagonal city-builder was originally released for the PC in 2021 before being ported over to the Nintendo Switch a year later and today, players will get a... read more

Pixel-art 2D platformer Chrysolite Announced By Firenut Games

5 March, 2024 - 5:47 pm

Firenut Games have announced Chrysolite, a new 2D-pixel art adventure game that's set to release in 2024 across PC and consoles. The game is currently part of the Metroidvania Fusion event that's running on Steam from 4th - 11th March.... read more

Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons

3 April, 2024 - 1:28 am reviewed on:

What do Hoover, Coke and Picross all have in common? They’re all brand names that are thrown about instead of the real names. Why is this relevant you ask? Well, that’s because I didn’t know that ‘Picross’ was a brand... read more


2 April, 2024 - 11:27 am reviewed on:

When I think of Monty Python, the first thing that pops into my head isn't one of Eric Idol’s ditties or John Cleese’s sarcastic punchlines, but Terry Gilliam’s amazing artwork. While I got a kick out of skits like the... read more

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol 1

26 March, 2024 - 9:42 pm reviewed on:

Two weeks ago I'd never played a Metal Gear game in my life, and that's despite my wife badgering me on and off for over a decade to give it a chance. My excuses ranged from “I'll add it to... read more

Hell Pie

21 March, 2024 - 3:16 pm reviewed on:

Since humans first sprang into existence, there have been many interpretations of what life could be like once we expire. The Catholic belief I grew up with told us that we’d be clad in all-white garbs, probably playing golf for... read more

Destiny 2 – Shadowkeep

14 March, 2024 - 4:38 pm reviewed on:

The Destiny 2: Shadowkeep holds a lot of firsts for Guardians. It was the first expansion Bungie self-published after its split from Activision, it is the first release for what is the current free-to-play base game, and it introduced several... read more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

7 March, 2024 - 12:00 pm reviewed on:

Thanks to the Booster Course Pass, I’ve been playing a lot of Mario Kart 8 lately but Mario’s latest entry in the long-running series first came into my life during the Wii U era, the glorious time when a grand... read more


29 February, 2024 - 11:59 am reviewed on:

I’ve always said that some of my earliest gaming memories typically revolve around a blue hedgehog running from left to right, chasing down an evil rotund doctor. The recollections are so ingrained in my brain that I look back on... read more

Post Void

15 February, 2024 - 11:58 am reviewed on:

I’ve never taken drugs. I know the dangers and side effects of that scene, but the true reason is I’m scared I’ll get hooked. I know what I’m like with a strong coffee, let alone taking something designed to mess... read more

Destiny 2 – Lightfall

1 February, 2024 - 11:45 am reviewed on:

After the events of The Witch Queen and the Guardian’s long fight against Savathun, Bungie has lifted the lid on Destiny 2’s next big bad, The Witness. Lightfall is set to be the penultimate expansion in the Light and Dark... read more

Bayonetta 3

25 January, 2024 - 11:59 am reviewed on:

Originally announced in November 2017, Platinum Games have been hard at work creating the follow-up to one of the best hack ‘n’ slash games money can buy. During that time, the team has suffered through cancelled games, fan boycotts and... read more

All Xbox Game Pass Games For 2024

20 January, 2024 - 11:59 am

Xbox Game Pass offers a staggering list of games that can be played across Xbox consoles, PC and even on mobile devices via cloud gaming. With such a wealth of games available, it can be hard to keep track of... read more

Rebuilding A Game Boy Pocket

14 January, 2024 - 5:00 pm

For the last two years, I've been trying to fix broken consoles to give them a new lease of life. After I post a successful repair there’s always someone (Ian. It’s Ian.), who says I should remember to take photos... 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

Gori: Cuddly Carnage

29 January, 2023 - 9:16 pm



7 October, 2022 - 10:37 am

Aka caught my attention earlier in the year when the chonk of a red panda sprung up on Steam. You see, there are a few things I absolutely lose my mind over -  heavy metal when played in normal places,... read more


4 October, 2012 - 11:10 am

Fans maybe unhappy with the new look of arguably one of the coolest looking video game characters of the last 10 or so years, but with a recent hands-on of DmC, VGamingNews isn’t writing off Capcom and Dante just yet.... 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