Video games have been lambasted in the past for their supposed violence or that they were just pointless and time consuming. However, during the pandemic, video games have allowed us to stay connected. Two people and their experiences with online communication and how they have still celebrated the important moments in life through pixels and […]
Isaac lived a life of happiness – one of joy and childlike wonder. Things came crashing down around him, however, when his mother was visited by the disembodied voice of God. By his command, she stripped Isaac of his toys, clothes and freedom – but this was not enough. She broke into his room, knife […]
By Bradley Winters, work experience student Rocket League is a football game but with cars, available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. The cars can be customised with bodies, liveries, paintjob, wheels, boosts, trails, goal explosions and engine audio. The game was created by Psyonix as a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battlecars, which […]
Back in 2000 at E3, there was a tech demo shown off called Mario 128, which showcased 128 mini Mario’s running around on a circular platform to show off how many individual AI programs the Gamecube could support and even showcased platform alteration, the latter was used in Super Mario Galaxy, but I’m here to […]
With the Nintendo Switch nearing pre-order date, it’s time we look at the new Mario title made for the innovative console. The Super Mario Bros. are probably some of the most famous video game characters in existence and this latest instalment sees Mario moving away from the mushroom kingdom to embark on a huge open world […]
King Con’s first year in Sunderland turns out to be a success as thousands flood to see special guests at the Stadium of Light.
After outgrowing their previous venue in Durham, King Con was confirmed to be at the Stadium of Light this year, and spread over a weekend full of panels, competitions and more. Arriving on Saturday I was met by some of the latest and classic characters, first of all a Storm Trooper followed by […]
The North East has recently been experiencing a nerd culture renaissance.
While SunnyCon (an anime convention) may have helped to get the ball rolling in 2012, there is now a thriving subculture of nerdery across the Tyne and Wear region. From board game cafes to escape rooms, the current craze for superhero films and Pokémon has helped create business for Newcastle Film and Comic in March […]
When I heard that there was going to be a new Star Fox game I could not jump over that Moon quick enough. I was so excited to know that my favourite video game franchise was finally coming back after 11 long years, it would finally graces our Wii U systems and I can say […]
Here’s 7 of Sonic’s lesser known aspects and facts of the series. As many would say; Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the worlds most famous video game characters but a good number of people and especially some fans are a little unaware of some parts of the series. These are the 7 facts that […]
I love RPGs, I love mechs and what do you get if you put the two together? Xenoblade Chronicles X, Monolith Softs latest entry in the Xeno series. Ever since I saw the very first trailer I have been looking forward to this, anxiously checking back everyday for new content which only ever appeared every […]