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“This truly is a retreat for dedicated and casual gamers.” Northern Soul reviews Virtual Hideout Manchester
Nestled in a new outdoor stretch of bars and restaurants near the Odeon in Manchester’s Great Northern, Virtual Hideout Manchester is the latest haven for those seeking a gaming fix with a primary focus on VR.Read the full story..
Mobile phone gaming is often accused of shallow gameplay designed to consistently extort money from gamers’ wallets in the guise of ‘free to play’ – which is anything but. However, as phone technology moves inexorably forward, is this attitude outdated? Northern Soul gamers investigate.Read the full story..
It’s fair to say that York is a special city. A place where history greets you at every turn. The streets and buildings breathe their storied past, providing the perfect setting for an experience as visceral as the Jorvik Festival.Read the full story..
After several false starts, the current virtual reality revolution feels different – something which became clear as I was treated to a pre-flight tour of the new IMAX VR Experience at the Trafford Centre Odeon.Read the full story..
Tucked away on the outskirts of Bury town centre sits a converted mill housing a unique gaming experience.Read the full story..
In a new regular feature, Northern Soul’s gamers consider the thorny issues besetting the video game industry.Read the full story..
After a summer of uncertainty and a national divide following Brexit, it was perhaps fitting that Rochdale’s Feel Good festival should be accompanied by a near constant downpour.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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