Derek's love of games came at an early age when his parents first brought home the Nintendo Entertainment System. From then on, countless nights were spent hunting ducks, stomping turtles, exploring far off planets, and combing through dungeons with a trusty sword and shield. Originally growing up exclusively with Nintendo products, Derek's perspective grew to include other platforms ranging from Sony, to Microsoft, the PC, and more. As his views and opinions grew, so did the desire to connect with other players and video game fans. In 2011, his blogging and writing adventure began at his personal site Gamercrash.com. While he continues to write there, he eventually joined up with the Game Rant crew in 2015, writing everything from features and guides, to the latest breaking video game news. You can find Derek here, at his personal website Gamercrash.com, or @GamerCrash on Twitter.
Articles by Derek Nichols
BioWare's Chad Robertson posts a new blog regarding what's next for Anthem following Cataclysm, but the details are sorely lacking.
In the latest ViDoc, Bungie reveals a few more details about the Deathbringer Void Rocket Launcher exotic in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.
In advance of this weekend's open beta, Activision reveals how the Crossplay system works across all 3 platforms for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Borderlands 3 features tons of secrets, references, and Easter eggs including a side mission and weapon that is seemingly dedicated to Dr Disrespect.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order introduces players to a new villainous group called the Sith Inquisitors a newer yet very dangerous enemy.
Here is the scoop on where to find Xur in Destiny 2, what exotic items he has for sale on September 13, and whether any are worth the shards.
During the lengthy TGS gameplay demo for Death Stranding, Kojima reveals how the multiplayer component known as the Strand System works.
In a new seven and a half minute trailer, fans finally get answers what's happening in Death Stranding and what they'll be doing in the game.
Larry Hyrb, better known as Major Nelson, introduces the newest Xbox One controller design, its new features, and when players can pick one up.
PlayStation 4 players need a PS Plus membership to access online elements in games and Newegg has a deal to get it at a big discount.
With the official launch of Gears 5, The Coalition addresses the early access issues and reveals plans to reward players with free gifts.
Players discover a powerful hidden melee weapon in Gears 5, the Fish on a Stick, which can be obtained very early in the campaign.
As part of its Only On PlayStation promotion, Sony adds 10 games to the list with gorgeous new minimalist cover art.