Game on for Bedlington students

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Generations of computer games were tried out by Bedlingtonshire High School students as part of their creative media studies.

Almost 30 students from the Bedlington school visited the the Centre for Life to check out its Game On 2.0 exhibition, billed as the world’s biggest collection of playable computer games from the past 60 years, covering everything from Sonic the Hedgehog to Metroid’s Samus Aran and from Super Mario to Minecraft. Year 10 and 11 pupils were able to play on old consoles such as the Commodore 64 and more modern ones including the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Arcade games were also available, including Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong.

ICT teacher Claire Crawford said: “It was an effective and engaging way to introduce students to the changing technologies of the digital media sector of gaming, which leads nicely into our next unit of work, games development.”

Students were also given the opportunity to look into the future by finding out about cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality.