Real World Gaming: Variant 31 Interview

Coming to London in October comes Variant 31 – the world’s largest immersive live-action videogame. Blending immersive theatre, real-world puzzles, and a little bit of lasertag, it promises to change the game, literally. Here’s the official Variant 31 blurb: The future of live entertainment is here: Gamified Immersive Theatre Jump off the couch and into the story as the world’s …

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COSPLAYERS AND GAME DEVS NEEDED – VG:IRL at EGX 2019

Who would win in a gaming battle to the *death? Game devs or cosplayers? Game developers. Massively important to the world of EGX. Without them, there’d be no games and Euro Gamer eXpo would have a pretty large hole in the content. No Mario. No Sonic. No Fortnite. No Call of Duty. No FIFA. No Last of Us. No Night …

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Seeds Of Resilience – The Review

Seeds Of Resilience is a god game where you strive to keep alive a small group of castaways. Directing them to scavenge for food that you find, crafting a place to sleep, making fire, crafting tools to make better food, you can even recycle the parts from the raft that you arrived on the Island with and collect items that …

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Face-To-Face: Setting Up a Club IRL

I have been thinking about what content I can add to CfG that would be useful and not the same old marketing content that I usually write about. So today, I want to share some ideas about running a club or weekly/monthly meetup. But what do you know? Currently, I run:  3 martial arts groups that I run weekly in …

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Win LOADS of BOARD GAMES at Tabletop Gaming Live

Coaching for Geeks is heading to Tabletop Gaming Live! The awesome tabletop gaming event, hosted by Tabletop Gaming Magazine taking place at London’s Alexandra Palace on 28-29 September 2019. I’ll be joined by Liam Purkiss of FURN gaming and we’ll be reporting on the show, covering games we play, and running The Ridiculous Tabletop Pub Quiz at 4pm on Saturday …

Access Escape: The First Escape Room Fully Accessible For The Blind Or Visually Impaired

Hannah Hammond founded Access Escape in Canning Town, East London, in January 2019. It’s the first pop-up escape room that’s fully accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired – played completely in the dark. Hannah chatted to our Coaching for Geeks Overlord Robin Bates… Access Escape is quite unique in terms of escape rooms in that it’s in …

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Gurgamoth on Switch – The Review

When the game opens, your ears are greeted with upbeat dance music while you choose your character and stage. You are then thrown into an arena where the walls themselves mean your demise. The round starts, you blink, and next thing you know, it’s over and the walls are suddenly colorful. This is the experience that is ‘Gurgamoth’. Gurgamoth now …

Reventure – The Review

“Sometimes it’s fun just to fail over and over” Have you ever wanted to play a game where your ultimate aim is to find the funniest and most ludicrous way to fail in a quest? Well if you have then Reventure is certainly the game for you. Reventure is set in a fantasy world and completely parodies its 2D classic …

Astroneer – The Review

Space. The final frontier. That we know of. For years, humankind has looked up to the stars and imagined life on planets beyond our own. For years, nerds have scratched this itch by exploring digital worlds of every shape and size. In the early 2010s the perennially popular Minecraft set the scene for many in terms of digital exploration and …

Can Grammarly improve your typing confidence?

I am a terrible typist. Despite hours following Mavis Beacon’s instructions, killing zombies with hastily typed words in The Typing of The Dead (which is abandonware and you can get for free), and giving Nanotale – Typing Chronicles a few goes at various gaming event over the last year, well… this screen is currently covered in red squiggly lines. So …

A Short Glimpse of PC and Games Development in the Last Few Decades

The video games we play today have become immersive, expansive, and filled with a lot of features that push on the boundaries of the current technology. Some genres near realism such that it may be difficult to tell if a screenshot of the game is from a virtual world or from reality in a few years’ time. The popularity of …

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How to be Confident with Swamp Ass

The Swamp Thing movie may be cancelled, but that doesn’t stop other swampy things from having the potential to knock your confidence. The summer heat can cause a terrible case of swamp ass. Especially if you make less effort than the writers of the Swamp Thing cartoon theme tune. “What’s swamp ass?” I hear the lucky ones cry. Swamp ass. …