Bring Them Home – an immersive game review

Immersive gaming space race action with Bring Them HomeGround control to Major Bates. Sending scrawled notes about what’s in space. BY ROBIN BATES​ Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: Bring Them Home – An Immersive Game Experience Product Type: Immersive GamePrice: £22Summary: Bring Them Home is a fantastic and fast paced gaming experience, suitable for newcomers to the world of immersive gaming, and …

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Degusta Box Review – ‘Recovery’ Subscription Box

Is it delight or disappointment with the first Degusta Box of 2019?Tasty treats that can’t be beat or nasty surprises before your very eyeses? BY ROBIN BATES Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: Degusta BoxProduct Type: Subscription Food BoxPrice: £12.99 – or use our link for £5 off with the coupon – DEGUSTA5Summary: Lots of potential with Degusta Box but squandered on a …

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My Geek Box Review – February 2019 – Plastic tat

Guess what Robin thinks from the page title with a review of February’s My Geek BoxI said ‘plastic tat’ and I meant it! BY ROBIN BATES Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: My Geek BoxProduct Type: Subscription BoxPrice: £19.99 plus about £3 postageSummary: Old unwanted crap and customer service to match. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Rating:  Get It Now Last …

Counting Sheep – Vaults 2019 Review

Prepare for a revolution with Counting Sheep at the Vault Festival 2019Do you revolve or evolve? BY ROBIN BATES​ Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: Counting SheepProduct Type: Immersive TheatrePrice: £19.50-£31.50 Rating:  Book Tickets Now Entering the Vaults beneath Waterloo Station, we are transported to Kiev. Sat either side of a long table, with the cheap seats on benches either side, and …

Brothers Boardgame Review – Strategically Simple

It’s Gobbals vs Wabits in Ankama’s BrothersEverything you need for a puzzling good time with a hint of Tetris! BY PAUL GIFFNEY Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: BrothersPublisher: Designers: Ankama Christophe Boelinger and Xavier HoussinPrice: 14,90 €Summary: A simple shapes-as-points game that is well made and suitable for all ages Rating:  Get It Now The parcel arrived from Coaching for Geeks. My first game …

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Subscription Boxes – My Geek Box Review

A boxful of geeky treats with My Geek BoxWhat’s in the boooooooooooox? BY ROBIN BATES, Jan 2nd 2019 Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: My Geek BoxProduct Type: Subscription BoxPrice: £19.99 $24.99USD $34.99AUD plus postage. A variety of themed boxes available at other price points. ​Summary: A surprising amount of value packed into an oversized box. Rating:  Get it Now Subscription boxes. You can get them for …

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Steel Rats Review Steam/PS4 – Steampunk Biker Gangs

Steampunk Biker Gangs vs Robotic Invaders with Steel RatsBiker Robots from Mars? BY HEATHER TINSLEY, JAN 3, 2019 12:00 PM Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Review Summary Product Name: Steel RatsFormats: PC (Steam) and PlayStation 4 (digital download) Price: Steam: £15.99PS4: £15.99 Half price at £7.99 at the time of writing. ​Summary: Wonky controls and a lack of heft let down a combat focussed steampunk take on Unirally, with mixed …

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Vote in the Coaching for Geeks Awards 2018 – VOTING CLOSED

The Coaching for Geeks Awards 2018 The Coaching for Geeks community has spoken, putting forward their nominations for the best in geeky entertainment over the last twelve months… and the worst. The time has come to vote FOR THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! (In each category plus a runner up). But they’re all winners here, apart from those found in …

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Coaching for Geeks Awards Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

The promoter is Coaching for Geeks whose registered office is at The Library, 102 Campbell Road, London, E3 4EA The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, United States, Australia aged 18 years or over except employees of Coaching for Geeks and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition. There …

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Episode 68: A beginning in game dev and life with bipolar: Interview with Oliver William Walker

  Oliver William Walker designs games at Just Add Water. He mets Robin to talk about his career, from college, through university, experiments with games, networking, and moving into the real world of work. Robin met Oliver at EGX, where he was participating in a ‘disabilities in the gaming industry panel’ as Oliver has bipolar disorder. The two touch on …

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Episode 67 – Hand Crafting Boardgames with Jackson Pope

Jackson Pope makes boardgames by hand. With cardboard, craft knives, and a lot of patience, he’s published 6 games in this manner. Now he’s Kickstarting Flick Fleet – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eurydice-games/flickfleet-the-space-combat-dexterity-board-game Robin joins Jack to talk about the games, tools, and inspiration that led down this strange career path. Listen in here, or find us on iTunes and Spotify.       FLICK …

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Interviews are all about preparation – get our FREE 20 page guide

Interviews Made Easy with our Free Guide It’s time to get ready for your next interview with our Pre-Interview Checklist. 20 pages of info including what to do, when to do it, plus the all important checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. From one week before, right up to the day of the interview itself, we’ll lead you …

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How to be a Community Manager with Lauran Carter from SEGA/Two Point Studios

Lauran Carter Manages Communities   From the heady days of Fable with Lionhead Studios and Microsoft, to the now of Two Point Hospital with SEGA. Lauran Carter knows how to manage a community to get the best from them, and for the brands she’s working with. Listen in to find out exactly how it’s done, and maybe start your journey …

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How to stop min-maxing and be happy with ‘enough’

I used to be terrible at playing video games. But not in the way you might be thinking. When I played video games, I often felt that I needed to maximize myself before I can begin to have fun. For example, Pokémon HeartGold came with an accessory called a Pokéwalker, a pedometer that granted experience points for your Pokémon and …

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The Podcast Returns – Episode (Nintendo) 64 – Jamie Noble Frier; Hero Master

The Coaching for Geeks Show returns! And what better way to celebrate Season 2 than with terrible heroes who got picked last for adventuring.   You can listen in here or head over to our new home on  Radio Public, or the old favourites of iTunes, Spotify, or most places that have podcasts. Not Stitcher though because they still suck at …