In the heart of Teesside retail park lies Belong Teesside a fully kitted out gaming arena featuring high end gaming PC’s, a PlayStation and Xbox and even VR.
Limbo is a heart wrenching indie platformer from developers Playdead. It’s a bleak, unnerving tale of a young boy making his way through the darkness, trying to avoid the perilous traps and monstrous creatures that lurk there.
Unravel is a beautiful game, but does it's gameplay live up to it's graphics? Whether it's swinging across tree branches, riding kites or rolling up snowballs Unravel has a unique charm to it.
The Year in Review: Top 10 Games of 2018
2018 has been a monumental year for games whether that be from Triple A titles to heart-warming indies there’s been a huge range of quality titles for gamers to choose from.
Gaming and Gambling: The Problem with Loot boxes
Gambling is a big issue in the UK with over 400,000 problem gamblers according to the Gambling Commission. Commonly, gambling is pictured as slot machines, race betting and so on, but now it’s becoming more prevalent in a new medium: gaming.
Horror Games: Why Do We Enjoy Being Scared?
Horror is a huge part of the gaming medium with standout titles such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil, classic series that have been cemented in gaming history. Games can be much more immersive and terrifying than movies at times, as you actually have to participate and you can’t do so hiding behind a pillow. If they are so terrifying though, why are they selling so well and why do we go back and play them time after time?We sat down with Sociologist and fear expert Margee Kerr to find out.
Game Development: A Look into North East Indie Studio, Nosebleed Interactive
Newcastle is becoming widely regarded in the gaming industry as of late, perhaps one of its most well-known companies it houses is Ubisoft reflections responsible for many franchises including Assassins Creed. However, it also houses a selection of Independent games companies one of which being Nosebleed Interactive.
Mental Health Meets Video Games
With Celeste, a game touching on issues of mental health recently winning best independent and games for impact at the 2018 game of the year awards it shows that it’s not just huge action orientated games being held dear to gamers.
Blaze Gaming Station: Keeping Kids Off The Street’s In Middlesbrough
A new Gaming Station was set up this year in Middlesbrough. The venue which features PS4's, Xbox's and PC's offers a wide variety of games for people of any age or gender. We paid the station a visit to find out a bit more about why it was set up and how it benefits the local young people.
Games Causing Motion Sickness: Should developers take note?
Recently one of this generations most anticipated RPGS, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 boldly announced it would be entirely first person. What followed was a surge of backlash from fans across the world but why?