If you love playing video games, whether you play casually, competitively, on-and-off or devoted to the many-hour-long XP grinds, then Northumbria’s video game society is the place to be! The aim of this society is to unite people of this university who love video games as much as we do to meet and share their interests with others.
For casual play sessions, we have lots of consoles set up in Red's bar, such as Xbox Ones, PS4s, Wii Us, and even the more retro consoles, which are free for anybody - no membership required - to come over and use. We have a wide variety of games, such as fighting games, shooting games, racing games, rhythm games such as guitar hero, and co-operative run and gun games. Feel free to come up and play whatever you want with whoever you want! We just ask you to not hog any of the consoles and to be mindful of any others who may want to play on them.
As for our competetive members, we hold tournaments bi-weekly on Fridays, which consist of a similar variety of fighting games, such as Tekken, shooter games, such as Halo, and racing games, such as Mario Kart. There are prizes for those who land in the top 3 players/teams.
We don't just play on consoles, we play PC too! Our Discord is open to everyone 24/7 - no membership required - so if you're interested in playing games with other members, hop on and introduce yourself. We have a games night every week for people to play and chat. Keep your eyes on our announcements on the Discord to keep up with our PC events
We're also managing Esports teams this year. If you're interested in playing in a team on behalf of the Student's Union in the National University Esports League (NUEL) then let us know! We hold tryouts for teams through October and play games throughout the year. All you need to signup is a membership. Our teams sit in the top 10% nationally so we take our esports seriously. That doesn't mean we turn people away. If you turn up to tryouts you're guaranteed to be in at least a reserve spot by default!
We don't mind if you drink at our meetings, but we ask that you keep the drinks away from the machines and to drink in moderation. If you want to drink after the meetings, some of us go down to Habita downstairs, and on Mondays there is a pub quiz to take part in!
Becoming a member of CVGS will also grant you access to some discounts at various places in Newcastle, so sign up to possibly save some money in the long run, as well as entering events and competitions!