Copywriting 101 – How to be a Word Wizard with Zak Lacey

Words! They can be used to weave a spell around us. They can make you hallucinate strange new worlds, sell you a hat, or get you to click on a link. It’s the latter two that are covered by copywriting. Not to be confused with copyright. OK, that meme merely served to confuse things. We’re really talking about the art …

2 Tips to Get the Most Out of Online Communities

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the earth, social distancing has become the norm for many communities. While this helps lower the spread of coronavirus, it has also put a strain on maintaining healthy relationships and social connections.  Fortunately, the internet has become the medium of choice through which many satisfy their need for socialization. For some this might have …

Twitch 101 with Bex from Trista Bytes

It’s Twitch 101 with Coaching for Geeks and Trista Bytes! Twitch is a beast of a platform, and with the demise of Mixer (Twitch’s only true rival), everyone’s streaming on Twitch. If you want to be a streamer then you need to get the right kit, grow your audience, grow your confidence, and learn some new skills. Whether you’re starting …

3 Ways That Gaming Can Improve Your Self-Image

The idea of self-image is exceptionally vital for many people. After all, the way we think about ourselves will affect us in many different ways, including affecting our mental, physical, social, emotional, and even spiritual health. In other words, how you feel about yourself will affect the way you function. For this reason, it is important to do things that …

The Importance Of Cybersecurity For Online Gamers

The gaming industry has grown at a phenomenal rate over the past decade. As more people around the world are connected to the internet or own a mobile device, their awareness of online games has also expanded.  The majority of today’s young generations are avid players of at least one online game, while most young adults are well aware of …

3 Tips for Popping Your Online Gaming Cherry

Are you planning to leave the comforts of a single-player game and delve into the more complicated world of multiplayer? We won’t blame you if you feel a little intimidated by the task. After all, you are interacting with other people and there is no telling how they will treat you. Most, if not all, online multiplayer games will unfortunately …

Agent Venture – Online Heist Experience Review

The classic heist. From Oceans 11 to. Games have varying success in pulling them off, escape rooms and experiences even more so. Monaco, The Swindle, Honey Heist… and now Agent Venture. Agent Venture is the new online heist game, played via Zoom, and brought to you by the creators of immersive real world adventure game – The Adventure is Real. …

How to Create a Cloud BackUp for Your Small Business

Long gone are the days when all of the big and small business documents could be stacked in filing cabinets. Today, many business owners have employees who work remotely at their own convenience, working with clients all around the world, and the need to access files and records from anywhere at any time. Speed and reliability are the key factors …

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The 42 best PC games for new gamers to try

Video games are great!  They let you explore alien worlds, live a life of exhilaration of missed heartbeats and adrenaline and, if the truth be known, a life of dubious virtue. But also collecting coins, matching candy, and saving the day. They can also be a little bit overwhelming for newcomers, with complex controls, confusing terminology, and OH MY GOD …

4 Things You Should Never Do When Playing Online – Our Guide

Are you planning to head into the online world of gaming? Player One, Ready? While you can jump right in and enjoy your game, know that the online gaming world is the Wild West; territory where anything goes – it’s dangerous to go alone – take this guide to ensuring that your online multiplayer experience isn’t tainted and to manage …

Tech Know-How-Equipment for a Complete GoPro Experience

Whether you’re a vlogger, a passionate globetrotter, or an extreme sports aficionado, GoPros has become the new reference in recent years. Thanks to their pocket-size form factor, versatility, and superb image quality, they’re used for a variety of purposes and activities; skiing, surfing, hiking, biking, driving, you name it.  Now, to make the best of your embarked GoPro experience, we’ve …

We asked some streamers what games make them happy

Videogames! They can be a source of fun, of exhilaration, or utter fucking frustration when you fuck that fucking mission up for the umpteenth fucking time. *narrows eyes and glares at GTFO* It’s easy to forget that games can be fun when guns deep in the latest grey and beige shooter, or getting attempting to survive as a civilian in …

Post a game to a friend: BARPIG Lock-Inn

BARPIG! The highly social game of post adventuring tavern-time won our ‘Party Game of UK Games Expo’ award and was nominated in our end of year awards too. Surely such a silly game can’t work in a post-lockdown world… right? A game so based on social interaction and being in the same room that it’s surely in piggy hibernation to …

4 Gaming Accessories Every Serious Gamer Should Own

Playing a PC game is really a fun way to release the stress after a long day, connect with your friends online, and appreciate out of this world dimensions as an art form. But having a gaming PC or a laptop is not enough to get the most out of the experience. Devices like headphones, controllers, and more, can make …

3 ways video games can help build your confidence

In dire need to build your self-confidence? It may sound like counterintuitive advice, but start playing video games! Contrary to popular belief, video games actually help build self-confidence. The most obvious way it does this is that it forces you to interact with other people, (if you’re playing online multiplayer games. With so many multiplayer games today, you are bound …

3 Tips to Get You Started on Your Esports Journey – Our Guide

Fancy yourself under the spotlight competing in the esports scene for millions of pounds or millions of dollars? While the journey to that ever happening IS arduous and extremely difficult, it is not impossible. With enough effort and patience, you will slowly climb to the top. If you are ready, begin your journey to becoming an esports pro with these …

7 Ways to Nerd Out in Style

If you are an avid gamer or just starting to get into the hobby, you might already be thinking of ways to elevate your style and experience. From mats to screens, there are plenty of ways to add your style to your gaming nights. Here are 7 ways to nerd out in style. Gaming Table When you aren’t on 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 …

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.

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? …

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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 …