Last Thursday I headed down to the opening of the Playstation Vita Rooms in Manchester – along with geeks, media luvies, footballers and the beautiful people of this fair city… yeah I’m even included Bez in that!

Contrary to rumours Mario Balotelli wasn’t just there to to use the loos or hand out Greggs Steak Bakes to hungry gamers queuing outside in the cold. Rather he and the crowds were out in force to get their mitts on the all new PlayStation Vita prior to its official launch on the 22nd of February 2012.

The Vita is Sony’s latest handheld games console which even to a casual gamer like myself, with it’s PlayStation 3 level graphics, looked extremely swish. Whilst as a fan of the Uncharted series I was pleased to see a new title Uncharted Golden Abyss, meaning more adventures for Nathan Drake, I’d also say Escape Plan is another game to look out for with it’s Tim Burton style visuals.

However don’t just take my word for it as the PS Vita Rooms are open now to the public until 8pm on Wednesday the 18th of January at 63 Deansgate (which is by the Barton Arcade), Manchester city centre –  if you fancy getting your geek on head down before it’s too late.

Image c/o PlayStation Vita Rooms Manchester