The CfG Blog

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... Read More

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... Read More

Getting started with Twitch

A quick guide to some of the settings for Twitch channels, including screen caps, and brief descriptions/explanations of the important ones. Keep scrolling till you see: “This is the end. Turn back now!”  Let’s dive in! Channel Settings The following options are found on your channels dashboard at: https://dashboard.twitch.tv/u/**channelName**/settings/channel – but replace **channelName** with your actual channel name. The following... Read More

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.... Read More

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... Read More

Lonely Mountains: Downhill – A Review 

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a game full of boundless charm, that has honestly taken me utterly by surprise. Lonely Mountains: Downhill – previously released cross-platform (on PC, PS4 and Xbox One) in Oct 2019 – has now launched on the Nintendo Switch. Developed by Megagon Industries and published by Thunderful, a publisher with a colourful library of unique games. I... Read More
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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... Read More

How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy While Playing Video Games

Video games allow hours of entertainment in worlds that only animation, graphics and creativity could dream up. However, playing them can sometimes come at a cost to your eyes.  If you get headaches easily or have vision problems, you know the importance of playing video games the right way. The following tips can help you keep your eyes healthy while... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet’s New Favorite Communication Tool: Discord

If you are a veteran of the internet you’ll remember the likes of IRC, Ventrilo, and the numerous other communication tools that have been used by gamers and geeks for decades. In more recent times, Discord has rocketed to the top of the list of must have communication tools for online communities (and businesses too), as a fully-featured, free tool... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

8 Simple Tips for Throwing an Awesome Zoom Birthday Party

A few weeks ago I had my 28th birthday. As this was, unsurprisingly, the first birthday I’ve had in lockdown, it made for a strange day which included my nephew singing ‘Happy Birthday’ from the end of the driveway. Approaching the day, I decided to make the most of it and organised a big Zoom birthday party, inviting friends from... Read More

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... Read More