Gaming

 Ed Quinn

GALLERY: North East retro gaming descends on Gateshead Stadium

GALLERY: North East retro gaming descends on Gateshead Stadium

A lengthy line-waiting session prefaced NERG (North East Retro Gaming), where I looked at all the different people waiting to get in. Some had long greying beards, some were barely over the age of 10, and others were in cheerleader uniform and wielding chainsaws with love-heart detailing – a broad demographic, to say the least. […]

 Ruth Edmundson

GALLERY: SunnyCon 3 – Sunderland’s biggest ever celebration of Japanese pop culture

GALLERY: SunnyCon 3 – Sunderland’s biggest ever celebration of Japanese pop culture

Over 2,000 anime fans and gamers flocked to Seaburn seafront in costume as the third annual SunnyCon landed in Sunderland. The award-winning convention is one of the UK’s fastest growing anime conventions and attracts fans of Japanese pop culture from across the country and beyond. All of who turned out dressed to impress as their […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Geek-Con 2014 – fandoms unite at Gateshead Central Library

Geek-Con 2014 – fandoms unite at Gateshead Central Library

  Thanks to the great work of the team behind Anime Attacks, an anime event held in Gateshead Library, this month see’s the first ever Geek-Con taking place in Gateshead. The convention focuses on fandoms by brining together the best of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, games and Japanese anime all under one roof for people […]

 Ed Quinn

E3 2014 – Fifth and Final Press Conference: Nintendo

E3 2014 – Fifth and Final Press Conference: Nintendo

Stage-shy Nintendo wrap up the big three’s big conferences with a day all to itself and a “digital event” as opposed to an actual in-person conference, featuring Robot Chicken animations and a super-powered Reggie Fils-Aime. Surprisingly short, Nintendo makes up for it with their post-show demonstrations and reveals for the new Smash Bros (Pac-Man?). The […]

 Ed Quinn

E3 2014 – Fourth Conference: Sony

E3 2014 – Fourth Conference: Sony

Sony’s turn now to try and out-game the rest, and judging by the amount of uproarious applause that happened throughout the event, I think it’s safe to say that the punters have chosen a favourite of the show. About halfway through the show, they manage to slip in a sly joke at Microsoft’s expense, saying […]

 Ed Quinn

E3 2014 – Third Conference: Ubisoft

E3 2014 – Third Conference: Ubisoft

Aisha Tyler is back to host Ubisoft’s conference at E3 in her own irreverent way, with a great deal of meaty game previews that everyone wanted to see from Ubisoft, most notably Far Cry 4. There was some more in-depth looks at games previously mentioned such as AssCreed Unity, and The Division. They were also […]

 Ed Quinn

E3 2014 – Second Conference: Electronic Arts

E3 2014 – Second Conference: Electronic Arts

Next up its EA’s turn to show us what they have in store for 2015 with their weird documentary-style presentations of everything. It’s easy to tell that because a great deal of their games conveniently had the number 15 at the end of them, so us simple people could understand them better. Sports games galore […]

 Ed Quinn

E3 2014 – First Conference: Microsoft

E3 2014 – First Conference: Microsoft

Although it’s had more leaks than the Bismarck and lists of announcements being published long before it even started, E3 is here once again, hopefully maintaining a fair few surprises for the gaming world to behold. With the entire new console buzz from last year long gone it’s going to be interesting to see what […]

 Jake Groves

ZeroLight: Gateshead Game Tech Company Have Reinvented The Car Showroom

ZeroLight: Gateshead Game Tech Company Have Reinvented The Car Showroom

When does a game not become a game anymore? Is it perhaps when it gets too serious for enjoyment? After all, that is the general point of what a game is. Or, is it when the technology used to create them jumps the industry’s ship? Gaming has already been known to trickle its influence into […]

 Matthew Wroe

Review: Goat Simulator – Basically GTA, But With Goats…

Review: Goat Simulator – Basically GTA, But With Goats…

The latest in Goat simulation technology is here. You are a Goat and get to do day-to-day Goat goings on such as causing explosions, bounce on trampolines, wield weapons with your tongue and generally create mayhem. Think Grand Theft Auto, but as a Goat. There is no real storyline though, the objective is simply to […]