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The Northern Soul Awards 2018: the video

Dec 4, 2018 No Comments

The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. It was a right good do.

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Quality Control: Mobile phone gaming – exploitation or excellent?

Apr 4, 2018 Comments Off on Quality Control: Mobile phone gaming – exploitation or excellent?

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 However, as phone technology moves inexorably forward, is this attitude outdated?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.

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Arcade Club by Drew Wilby

Quality Control: Gaming Forums

Nov 24, 2017 Comments Off on Quality Control: Gaming Forums

In the second part of a new series, Northern Soul’s gamers consider the thorny issues besetting the video game industry. 

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Beans on Toast by Andrew Allcock

Video: Beans on Toast talks to Northern Soul

Oct 11, 2017 Comments Off on Video: Beans on Toast talks to Northern Soul

Ah, Beans on Toast. We love this singer-songwriter, as does Frank Turner who once said of him that “he sings songs and slays dragons”.

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Head for the Hills 2017 (Ramsbottom Festival): a film by Northern Soul

Sep 26, 2017 Comments Off on Head for the Hills 2017 (Ramsbottom Festival): a film by Northern Soul

Ah, Rammy. Previously the Ramsbottom Festival, Head for the Hills is one of the loveliest, yummiest festivals in the world ever.

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Quality Control: Northern Soul talks open-world gaming

Mar 21, 2017 Comments Off on Quality Control: Northern Soul talks open-world gaming

In a new regular feature, Northern Soul’s gamers consider the thorny issues besetting the video game industry.

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Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong: the video games that changed the world

Feb 8, 2017 Comments Off on Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong: the video games that changed the world

The 1980s was a transformative time for video games.

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

Jan 13, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature. 

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The Slow Readers Club

Film: The Slow Readers Club chat to Northern Soul

Dec 19, 2016 Comments Off on Film: The Slow Readers Club chat to Northern Soul

It’s been a stonker of a year for The Slow Readers Club.

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Smoove & Turrell by Jack Stocker

Review: Smoove & Turrell, Band on the Wall, Manchester

Nov 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Smoove & Turrell, Band on the Wall, Manchester

It’s a bit chilly at Manchester’s Band on the Wall.

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