For years, Battle.net has been the iconic name for the Blizzard game client that thousands of players have RTS’ed, MOBA’d, and even CCG’ed upon. Fans were thus surprised when Blizzard announced they would be rebranding the name to be the “Blizzard App,” which is about as memorable as moss on a wall. The company came out recently to admit they erred with their marketing, and the well beloved launch client is going to go by the name Frozone.


In a massive, new update, Grinding Gear Games has reinvigorated their 2013 ARPG Path of Exile with six new acts, new gameplay leagues, and more game features for its players to celebrate. Amidst the excitement, one new feature may have been overlooked that should have players delving into the game like they never have before: the real money auction house from Diablo 3.


MANCHESTER, UK - Ewan Bertram awakes, and gets ready for another day at work. His work is done at home, as a professional full-time YouTube personality: you may know him better by his infamous stage name, UKzFinestVideoGameBrit. He is part of the growing UK online-entertainment population that is accounting for a bigger and bigger piece of the economic pie post-Brexit.


Red Dead Redemption was one of the most popular Triple A titles to never be released on PC, so when RDR 2 was announced, the internet roared with excitement. Hopes were high that the glorious master race would finally be able to cough up their monies this rootin’, tootin’, wild west adventure, but Take-Two Interactive recently squashed these hopes. According to them, it would be impossible to translate the French source code to something workable on PCs while “maintaining the game’s integrity.”


Gamers are spoiled for choice these days, and that’s a big problem. With more titles available for consumption than ever before, it’s hard to pick out the titles that are meh from those that are worth your time, and from those which ones are truly gems that will stand the test of time. Despite the sheer quantity of excellent games, only one can claim the GOTY throne, so we’re pleased to announce that Final Fantasy 7 is the Nooby Times Game of the Year.



Kingdom Hearts 3 has been getting more screentime than ever before, with trailers revealing lush new worlds and party members to adventure with. In addition to a new Pixar world, it has been revealed to great fan excitement that High School Musical Land, Hannah’s Montana, and Treasure Nation will also be included and explored in the upcoming title. The biggest reveal of the trailers, however, has been the sheer amount of screentime your newest party member, Nicolas Cage, will be getting.


2017 has been a year of treat after treat for gaming fans of all genres. Despite the sheer quantity of excellent games, unfortunately, only one can claim the GOTY throne. Which is why, we are pleased to announce that Yakuza 0 is the Nooby Times Game of the Year, featuring the most befuddled protagonist of all time.



Much like last year, 2017 is shaping up to be an incredible year for new releases, whether they be from existing franchises or new IPs. At the end of the day, however, only one game can take the GOTY throne, and The Nooby Times is pleased to announce that Hollow Knight is our 2017 Game of the Year for its insectoid adaptation of a Dark Souls-esque Metroidvania.