Gameblast18, an Awesome Event Helping an Amazing Charity!

Gameblast18 Came and went and many of the CfG community are feeling bereft after an amazing weekend of playing, streaming and raising money for SpecialEffect. Daniel Auty gathered his thoughts on GameBlast18.   The weekend was the most fun I’ve had streaming in a long time. I think most of our streaming group would agree with me.   It was …

Beyond Type 1: 2150 – VR Interview With Director Nadir Miheisi

Beyond Type 1: 2150 is a futuristic VR action game currenty on Kickstarter. Robin played it at PC Gamer Weekender and caught up with the developer Nadir Miheisi to talk about the game, their plans, and the future of Virtual Reality. We met at PC Gamer Weekender where I was privileged to try out your VR game Beyond Type 1: …

PC Gamer Weekender – Kingdom Come and Rend impressions

Stepping into the hall at Olympia where PC Gamer (sponsored by Omen by HP) had set out their stall for the weekend was an education in organised chaos; teams were unboxing monitors, booting PCs, going through buckets of coffee and generally fortifying themselves for the deluge of gamers due in the days ahead. Ranks of high, white stands, housing the …

Progress Not Perfection in the Dating Game

Time to drink to another Valentines day, but what can we do to take steps to progress, not perfection when it comes to dating? Let’s have a chat with resident dating coach Rami; I’ve been teaching geeks to date for 7 years. 7 YEARS. And in that time, I can tell you there’s one thing that’s been very consistent with the people I’ve taught.   …

Fold a Beholder – Q&A with Plus4Charisma

Behold YouTube! A land of much D&D greatness. As I was tumbling ever further down the rabbit hole a video stood out – How to fold a beholder by Plus4Charisma. I haven’t made it yet (BUT I WILL) but was hugely impressed, so I asked Plus4Charisma if we could feature the video and if she’d answer a few questions. Here’s the …

Snitches get Stitches – Catching up with the Quidditch Premier League

Quidditch! Turns out it’s quite an aggressive and inclusive team sport. 2017 saw the launch of the Quidditch Premier League. I first met with the director, Jack Lennard, plus some of the key players for our podcast last year. I caught up with Jack to find out what’s been going on in the world of Quidditch, and do snitches, in …

Making Treasure Valuable – D&D Tips with James Gifford

Making Treasure Valuable “You find 40 gold pieces. Two level 1 scrolls and a dagger.” A collective yawn ensues. Sound familiar? Making treasure sound ‘valuable’ can be tricky, but there are ways to make it catch your player’s eye without simply throwing more gold or more magic into the pile. Name your items. Treat key objects and weapons like NPCs, …

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire review

  The all-too-familiar sound of the Stormtroopers’  laser blasts ringing in our ears (someone’s been training these guys too, they know how to hit). Each blast keenly felt in the haptic rumble of our weighty body armour, we return fire feeling the heat of Mustafar’s lavascape in front of, and around us. To the left of me, two fellow rebels …

Roll For A Plan

Roll For A Plan Role playing games like D&D give us the opportunity to come up with a plan and then see what happens when it is implemented. But what about the factors (such as dice rolls) That you can’t control? I’m on a pretty strict diet and it has a number of calories. This is my battle plan. It …

Eugenius! Review

Big songs, big talent, big heart – Go Eugenius! Eugene, Janey, and Feris, Geeks in 1980s America. Running into bullies, attending school, Eugenius! Mashes together a comic book adventure with a teen love story, weaving 80s neon, cartoon and movie references throughout its musical glory. Life seems pretty standard for Eugene and his friends until Hollywood comes a calling and …

Q&A Feat. Hibiki Ichikawa and DJ Takaki – Making Music

DJ Takaki, considered one of the most skilled DJ artists and finalist on DMC, sits down with Hibiki Ichikawa, a qualified Shamisen player and instructor, to talk about their epic duet performance.       Robin from Coaching for Geeks attended a Q&A session along with a series of prestigious journalists. These will be referred to collectively as ‘Journalists’. A …

History of Video Games Exhibition – Interview with Mark Ashmore

Episode 42 – It may not be the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, but the history of video games is also very important Arcade machines. Once upon a time you’d find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping soundtracks, and smoking youths shovelling 10 pence piece after 10 …

Nicole Arbour, YOU want to talk depression?

YOU want to talk about depression? OKAY….we’ll ‘TALK’…   Recently internet cheerleading YouTuber, Nicole Arbour posted a viral video about depression being ‘all in your head, oh no I’m holding you accountable for your own feelings’. (https://www.facebook.com/NicoleArbourfans/videos/10157110935707907/?hc_ref=ARTnkEL78VXO1IlTJVUrzOeg-in3yo2Tn-1VuFRO3KskJVy_I1qK-Y5s666j_V5GHzU) . …well, let’s have a look at that shall we?   1) Depression, in common societal reference, is not scaled Do we say …