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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... Read More
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Areia: Pathway to Dawn Review

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... Read More
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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... Read More
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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... Read More
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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... Read More
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6 Tips for People Who Want to Try Live Action Role Playing for the First Time

Every year, thousands of like-minded individuals gather for LARP (Live Action Role Play) festivals, complete with their swords, shields, armor, and a warrior-like dedication to their fandom. And their numbers continue to rise. For a newbie, embarking on the first LARP can be intimidating if not prepared for. Here are some useful tips for first-time LARPers: 1. Research the Event... Read More
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Review: She Sees Red

She Sees Red Review by Matt Salmon A game that feels more like a budget cinematic interactive story rather than a challenger for the next big FMV game. Update 29/01/20 – Matt did a video review over on his channel WiseFish Gaming. Check it out below. Every choice matters? When a game starts with the phrase, every choice matters you... Read More
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Adventure is Served – Role Play Gourmet

Immersive ‘dinner, show and adventure’ crosses culinary skills with role playing games. Tickets for Role Play Gourmet are available now The innovative ‘dinner, show and adventure’ styled on a fantasy role playing game Role Play Gourmet is served at Vault Festival 2020. This interactive, gaming and dining experience all rolled into one is written and directed by Vault Festival favourite... Read More
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Hey introvert! How to take a compliment you smart, sexy, beast.

You’ve gone out, maybe to a show, convention, party, or perhaps to work. Danger could even be lurking in your own home with friends, family, partners, or guests. The worst has just happened – someone has GASP praised you, your work, something you’ve done. They have given you a genuine, heartfelt, compliment. How dare they? Now you feel awkward and... Read More
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How to Take Your Career in Retail to the Next Level

Is advancing in the retail industry your one and only professional goal? If you’re serious about achieving this aspiration of yours, then you need to be constantly looking for ways to take your career to the next level. The more proactive you are in when it comes to finding and taking opportunities, the quicker you will advance in your field... Read More
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How to Write Compelling Content for Your Website

It’s 2020. Long gone are the days where you could stuff an article with keywords, stick it on the Internet, and see your website shoot up those Google search results. If you want to make a mark, you need to produce quality content people want to read. Understanding is easy. Implementing is a whole different story. If you are struggling... Read More
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How to be a Confident Streamer – updated with video

Maybe you came to the show, maybe you missed it, either way here’s the video! The greatest videogame convention in the land we call Eng(land), EGX, returns to London for its 2019 edition. Simultaneously rendering our EGX Survival Guide useless and being just down the road from Coaching for Geeks HQ, meaning we can run some things at the show.... Read More
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Setting yourself up for a week of win

Sunday! The day of rest. Of existential angst. Of hangovers and comedowns. Sunday roasts. Walks in the park. Work. Car boot sales. Play. Videogames. So much time for videogames. And ironing. Often overlooked, you can get a lot done on a Sunday, including getting your head prepared for the week ahead. 1 – LOOK Check what’s coming up for the... Read More
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Skytear – The Tabletop Review

Tearing a new era in competitive boardgaming Post Launch Update – 22 January 2020 Skytear is now in the process of fulfilment and finally I have had my copy delivered. After everyone’s favourite moment of unboxing and smelling that new board game smell (don’t even pretend you don’t) I went about checking I’d received what was promised and it was... Read More
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Variant 31 Review & Interview

UPDATE 15 January 2020 Variant 31 appears to have closed its doors forever, with production company Zombie Shows London Ltd going into administration. Chapter 2 was due to open in March 2020, supposedly dealing with the technical issues and implementation of the promised effects, however, having attended I’d have been very surprised if they ever had the space or technology... Read More
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‘Showing up Daily’ as an introvert

If you’re growing a business, Twitch/YouTube channel, or following of any kind, you’ve probably been told the importance of Showing Up Daily. After all “80% of success is just showing up. ”Turning up and engaging with your people. Sharing content. Responding to comments. Leading. Selling. Promoting. Showing off your products, your services, your channel, your show, your wins, and your... Read More
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Gaming and Self Care

Video games! They’re great. They allow us to explore far off worlds, conquer wild beasts, and enjoy the unlikeliest of scenarios such as owning a property and having a stable relationship, thank you The Sims! Gaming can be an undeniable force for good, with friendships forged across the globe, achieving common goals, beating the forces of evil, and raising money... Read More
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Stamper Bros? Royal Mail Release Commemorative UK Gaming Stamps

Whoever could have foreseen the day when Dizzy of the Yolk Folk would end up on a stamp? And yet here we are, with the Royal Mail releasing a set of stamps celebrating UK Gaming from the 1980s and 1990s. The stamps have been made in conjunction with trade body UKIE who helped select the influential games of the era,... Read More