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
Naughty Dog's lead game designer, Robert Cogburn, confirms 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' is bringing back the multiplayer development team from 'The Last of Us'.
After the appearance of a mysterious website hosting a countdown, an announcement pertaining to 'Halo 5: Guardians' looks to be imminent from 343 Industries.
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Fans eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated 'Mortal Kombat X' on last generation consoles will have to wait just a bit longer before getting their hands on the game.
After a lot of speculation over the past week, NetherRealm Studios confirms the playable return of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade in a brand new trailer for 'Mortal Kombat X'.
An update to the 'Mortal Kombat X' page listing on Amazon shows off the character bios and renders for previously unconfirmed fighters, Jonnny Cage and Mileena
Techland announces that brand new content, including hard mode, weapons, and outfits, for their open world zombie game, 'Dying Light' is now available.
Xbox One console owners can now quickly and easily take and share screenshots as the long awaited March firmware update rolls out across all territories.
With server and online woes now behind them, Evolution Studios announces the next major downloadable content pack coming for 'Driveclub' later this month
The highly anticipated Wii U Japanese role-playing game, 'Xenoblade Chronicles X', may have had its release date outed by recent Amazon Italy retail listing.
According to a forum thread on NeoGaf, fans will be seeing a handful of favorite characters making their long awaited return to the 'Mortal Kombat X' roster.
Still trying to fix the many issues that plague 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection', 343 Industries releases a new and massive update for the title.
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