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Derek Nichols


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About Derek Nichols

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 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, or @GamerCrash on Twitter.

Favorite Games

Plenty of games from a variety of generations, like Super Metroid, BioShock, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and many more. 

Industry Focus


Latest Articles

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Destiny 2 Adds Starcrossed Exotic Mission

Bungie releases the newest exotic mission for Destiny 2 called Starcrossed, taking players to the Black Garden to obtain a powerful new weapon.

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Destiny 2 Weekly Reset: New Nightfall, Challenges, and Rewards

The weekly reset for Destiny 2 is live and here are all of the new details including Nightfall strike, seasonal missions, challenges, and much more.

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Hilarious Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Bug Makes It Look Like a Tony Hawk Game

A Marvel's Spider-Man 2 player shows off a bug that hilariously makes Miles Morales looks like he should be skating in the Tony Hawk franchise.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Player's Operator Attempts to Save Them From Unpopular Intro Scene

One Call of Duty: Warzone player encounters a strange and hilarious glitch that completely undermines the tense tone of the intro scene.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Emergency Patch Addresses 'Broken' Snakeshot Weapon

Call of Duty: Warzone receives an emergency patch to address a completely broken loadout featuring Akimbo Tyrs with Snakeshot rounds.

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Destiny 2: Xur Exotic Armor, Weapon, and Recommendations for December 15

Here is the scoop on where to find Xur in Destiny 2, what exotic and legendary items are on sale and whether any are worth the shards.

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Larian Studios Comments on Baldur's Gate 3 Xbox Game Pass Release Plans

Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke provides an update on whether or not there are plans to launch Baldur's Gate 3 on Xbox Game Pass.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Investigating Issue With Overpowered Breacher Drones

Raven Software announces an investigation into Breacher Drones in Call of Duty: Warzone where one issue makes them much stronger than intended.

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Destiny 2 Player Highlights Easy Way to Quickly Farm Essence of Dawning

During the current Dawning event in Destiny 2, players can use this easy and fast method to quickly farm Dawning Essence while playing.

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Assassin's Creed Mirage Update Adds New Game Plus, Classic Outfit, and Much More

Update 1.0.6 for Assassin's Creed Mirage finally adds New Game Plus, a classic outfit, game improvements, bug fixes, and more.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Pokes Fun at Bad Players With Hilarious Victory Screens

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 players appreciate new end game screens that hilariously call out underperforming and less than helpful teammates.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC Giving Koraidon and Miraidon New Ability

With Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Indigo Disk DLC launching soon, Nintendo reveals the addition of a new permanent ability for Koraidon and Miraidon.

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Destiny 2: Xur Exotic Armor, Weapon, and Recommendations for December 8

Here is the scoop on where to find Xur in Destiny 2, what exotic and legendary items are on sale and whether any are worth the shards.

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Payday Creator Reveals New Co-Op Shooter Game Den of Wolves

During The Game Awards, GTFO developer 10 Chambers reveals its next project, a futuristic co-op shooter heist game known as Den of Wolves.

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Ori Developer's Next Game is Something Completely Different

Moon Studios reveals the next title they're working on, partnering with Private Division for a new game called No Rest for the Wicked.

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Destiny 2 Makes Big Change to Iron Banner Event

Bungie announces a major midweek change to Destiny 2's Iron Banner event, which should please many players currently participating.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Reveals Surprising Stats and Most Popular Player Choices

Larian Studios shares new Baldur's Gate 3 statistics including popular choices, surprising decisions, and other playtime details.

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Has Big Catch For Physical Edition Owners

One Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora player discovers that the physical edition of Ubisoft's latest game comes with a surprising caveat.

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The 10 Best Platformer Games of 2023

2023 saw a wealth of great platforming titles, and these ten manage to stand above the rest as some of the best platforming experiences this year.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies Glitch Sees Final Exfil Ruined in Dramatic Fashion

One Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies player shares an unfortunate clip of their final exfil getting ruined by a frustrating glitch.

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