Review: Exceed Fighting System: Shovel Knight Edition

Shovel Knight is a popular, platform-scrolling game franchise. Personally, I don’t have a lot of experience playing this fun, arcadey game, but from watching speedrunners and YouTubers I can describe the base game like this: imagine Mario, but instead of the quirky Italian plummer we all know and love, you control a knight armed with a shovel.  It follows the …

The 4-Step Guide to Properly Cleaning Your Gaming Keyboard

So, you’re a gamer. That probably means that you spend countless hours sitting in front of your desktop or laptop clicking away heads and winning that bread for your team! That said, whatever it is the game you play, the last thing you ever want to deal with is a keyboard that stops responding because some pieces of Cheetos you …

CfG Free Training – May 2020 Schedule – Learn stuff and/or things

Geeks need skills – not just to get the most bells for your turnips in Animal Crossing New Horizons, to paint those miniatures (don’t forget your basecoat!) or to avoid cosplay catastrophes. Life skills, business skills, personal skills. Get good, scrub. During lockdown the most important thing is to take good care of yourself. But of you can pickup some …

Find Your Super-You

Hi I’m Aaron, co-host of the LIFT Fitness Podcast. Following our recent episode (episode 18) with Shabna Rajah, I’ve thought a lot about who “Super-Aaron” would be. That is, the version of me that draws on elements of superheroes to be the best, super-est, Aaron.  I actually came up with a few different things: he’d be a little bit more …

Element by Whirlwind FX – Review

At PAX East 2020, a small company called Whirlwind FX launched their newest creation – the Element keyboard. Advertised as the first ever content reactive, full-sized, RGB mechanical keyboard. It boasts “industry-first extensions to detect, recognize, and synchronize effects with critical utility moments and events in any game – explosions, damage taken, healing, shields and more – producing LED patterns, …

3 gamer tips for hacking your gaming health – our guide

Contrary to popular belief, gamers can experience injuries and health conditions too. After all, too many hand movements and extremely long hours of gameplay can cause different ailments from wrist injuries to mental health issues. As a gamer, it’s important to watch your health as it tends to be easy not to be mindful of your well-being when playing games …

Review: PONG Quest

PONG Quest tries to bring dunegon delving RPG elements to Pong, but lacks the charm, wit, and fun to pull it off.

A-Z of Vitamin Deficiency

Welcome back to the Health Bar. Today we’re going to try something a little bit different. We’re going to stroll through the alphabet and look at those vitamins and minerals your body needs, and what happens when you either don’t get enough, or your body can’t use them properly.  The Name Game Let’s start with the word vitamin itself. Vitamine …

Review: Kana Quest

A cute, educational puzzler that wholeheartedly embraces a pixel-art aesthetic Learning Japanese is not, it must be said, the easiest thing in the world for a native English speaker. Getting to grips with up to three new character sets – Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji – can be a big part of that difficulty so tools to help are always welcome. …

Review: Totally Reliable Delivery Service

An incredibly hilarious physics based game that forces you to deliver parcels in the most preposterous way with your friends. Like Death Stranding, if it was written by Monty Python. Let’s be completely honest here, Totally Reliable Delivery Service, the new open sandbox physics based game by We’re Five Games and TinyBuild is not a revolutionary game. It doesn’t have …

Review: One Finger Death Punch 2

Warning; this game is addictive. One Finger Death Punch 2 is just as simple yet complex in gameplay, as it is in title. Created by Silver Dollar Games and following on the coattails of its older sibling (familiarly dubbed One Finger Death Punch) from 2014, One Finger Death Punch 2 blazed its way onto Xbox One and Nintendo Switch last …

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Energy Levels

The daily grind of work, home, and social life can very easily become a source of frustration when – despite your best efforts – your workload grows bigger, friends are nagging, and family needs more time with you.  We’re constantly rushing to give more time and energy to our family, friends, partner, or career; this often comes at our own …

The 6 Best Apps for Introverts Looking for Friends

As an introvert, you probably cherish the time where you get to unwind alone. Other times, though, you may want to reach out to a friend to talk. Luckily, with today’s modern apps, you have the resources to easily meet like-minded people.  If you find making friends intimidating or are just having trouble doing so, give these apps a try. …

CfG at EGX – Gaming and Violence

EGX can be a surreal experience, where like-minded geeks gather and unite through one common interest: gaming. It is one of the many meccas for gamers along with Insomnia, E3 and PAX, and brings disparate gaming communities together under one roof. Sure, EGX Rezzed may be postponed, but that doesn’t stop us looking at back. Gaming has been proven to …

What the hell is Pixel Puzzle Makeout League?

Life is full of problems. It’s how you solve them that counts. For superhero-in-training, Pixel Girl, it’s simply a matter of turning her problems into picross puzzles (‘pixel puzzles’ in her own words) and solving them that way. Locked door barring the way? No problem puzzle fans, It’s pixel time! Solve the puzzle and the door opens. Need a cat? …

A Trip to the Pokemon Centre

I was one of the lucky 30,000+ people that managed to get into the Official Pokemon Centre Pop-Up shop that was located, right here in good ol’ London, and here’s my review of the shop a little while later. The First Attempt My first visit was on Monday October 28th. Me and my sister Katie had planned it all since …

The Role-Playing Game of Epic Fails -Hero Master Review

Hero Master, the game of epic fails, has finally been released after a long-anticipated wait. This game is special within the Coaching For Geeks community because it’s from one of our very own, the noble artist, Jamie Noble Friar. Jamie has not only designed the game, he has also done all of the artwork for it too! With his solo …

Why you should read The Expanse

Or why you should read (and watch) The Expanse. The Expanse is a series that spans the solar system, 8 books, 5 novellas and four seasons of TV. While this may sound overwhelming, the books are all easy reads of manageable size, and if you give the series the chance it deserves, you’ll find a gripping, character-driven story that rivals …

Review: Areia: Pathway to Dawn

Developed by GILP Studio Areia is a fantastic concept and is an extremely relaxing experience. But it lacks any real depth to make it a great game. “Areia: Pathway to dawn is a fascinating adventure that takes you through the different stages of enlightenment. A relaxing experience combined with unique gameplay. A journey like no other. Engage yourself with the mysterious existence …

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PAX East 2020 Schedule and Panels Announced

Coaching for Geeks is heading to PAX East 2020! Come see us at 6:30pm, Thursday 27th February 2020 in the Cuttlefish Theatre! Check us out on the PAX East 2020 Schedule. Renegade vs Paragon: life lessons from a horrible goose sees its debut at PAX East 2020. See our panel squirm as they debate classic gaming moral decisions in an …

Camp Wildfire Review: Updated for 2020

Final release tickets are now on sale! Use our Camp Wildfire link to get £10 off your ticket! There is a magical place in the woods near Sevenoaks and I have just returned home the better for having visited. Camp Wildfire, hidden away on the St Clere Estate, in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK is billed as a half music festival and …

4 Tips to Consider before Buying the Perfect Computer for Your Needs

Are you thinking of buying a computer soon? Have you considered the necessary factors that go into buying one? The most important thing to know is what you need a computer for. First off, if you need to carry your work everywhere with you, you’ll need a reliable laptop. If you don’t see yourself carrying a machine around, then a …