The Northern Quota

News Live from Manchester


11th Oct
The unexpected crossover title Doraemon Story of Seasons just released earlier today on Nintendo Switch and PC. The game is a farming simulator...
Legend of Kage
11th Oct
HAMSTER is back with yet another arcade port, this time bringing over Taito's 'The Legend of Kage'. The game was originally released back in 1985,...
Parklife Festival. Photo courtesy of Parklife Festival
6th Jun
Parklife Festival, the annual multi-genre music festival takes place in Heaton Park, North Manchester this weekend. The festival started...
Matt Cain gives a talk
21st May
AFTER 12 years and more than 30 rejections from publishers, author Matt Cain had almost given up on getting his novel The Madonna of Bolton into...
Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones. Photo courtesy of HBO
21st May
It's been eight years for some. For those who read George R R Martin's first book upon release, it has been 23 years. For me, someone who had never...
Jon and Varys in Game of Thrones
14th May
Well if you were upset episode three didn't have a high enough body count, then fear not - this episode more than makes up for it. This episode...
Jackie Kay
9th May
One week ago, I was tasked with reading Jackie Kay's Red Dust Road in preparation to interview her. Shortly after picking the book up, I found...
Targaryen fleet in Game of Thrones
7th May
The episode starts with tearful goodbyes to the characters lost in the previous episode. As there wasn't that many, it doesn't take too long. With...
6th May
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar were Muslims fast from dawn till dusk, not only abstaining from food but from other discouraged...
Brienne of Tarth
30th Apr
Game of Thrones' longest ever episode hit our screens this week, with 'The Long Night'. The entire episode focussed on a battle between the living...


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