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 …

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 …

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 …

Review: Hero Realms

Today we’re taking a look at Hero Realms, a deck-building, fantasy combat game from White Wizard Games; the spiritual sequel to their space-themed deck-builder Star Realms.  In this review we’re looking at the base box – which offers a few competitive game modes for 1-4 players – as well as the character and boss packs, and the co-op campaign mode …

Review: Exceed Fighting System: Shovel Knight Edition

Shovel Knight is a popular, platform-scrolling game franchise. Personally, I don’t have a lot of experience playing this fun, arcadey game, but from watching speedrunners and YouTubers I can describe the base game like this: imagine Mario, but instead of the quirky Italian plummer we all know and love, you control a knight armed with a shovel.  It follows 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 …

Find Your Super-You

Hi I’m Aaron, co-host of the LIFT Fitness Podcast. Following our recent episode (episode 18) with Shabna Rajah, I’ve thought a lot about who “Super-Aaron” would be. That is, the version of me that draws on elements of superheroes to be the best, super-est, Aaron.  I actually came up with a few different things: he’d be a little bit more …

Element by Whirlwind FX – Review

At PAX East 2020, a small company called Whirlwind FX launched their newest creation – the Element keyboard. Advertised as the first ever content reactive, full-sized, RGB mechanical keyboard. It boasts “industry-first extensions to detect, recognize, and synchronize effects with critical utility moments and events in any game – explosions, damage taken, healing, shields and more – producing LED patterns, …

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.

Review: Kana Quest

A cute, educational puzzler that wholeheartedly embraces a pixel-art aesthetic Learning Japanese is not, it must be said, the easiest thing in the world for a native English speaker. Getting to grips with up to three new character sets – Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji – can be a big part of that difficulty so tools to help are always welcome. …

Review: Totally Reliable Delivery Service

An incredibly hilarious physics based game that forces you to deliver parcels in the most preposterous way with your friends. Like Death Stranding, if it was written by Monty Python. Let’s be completely honest here, Totally Reliable Delivery Service, the new open sandbox physics based game by We’re Five Games and TinyBuild is not a revolutionary game. It doesn’t have …

Review: One Finger Death Punch 2

Warning; this game is addictive. One Finger Death Punch 2 is just as simple yet complex in gameplay, as it is in title. Created by Silver Dollar Games and following on the coattails of its older sibling (familiarly dubbed One Finger Death Punch) from 2014, One Finger Death Punch 2 blazed its way onto Xbox One and Nintendo Switch last …

CfG at EGX – Gaming and Violence

EGX can be a surreal experience, where like-minded geeks gather and unite through one common interest: gaming. It is one of the many meccas for gamers along with Insomnia, E3 and PAX, and brings disparate gaming communities together under one roof. Sure, EGX Rezzed may be postponed, but that doesn’t stop us looking at back. Gaming has been proven to …

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 …

Review: Areia: Pathway to Dawn

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 …

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 …

The CfG Awards 2019 – WINNERS

HERE COME THE WINNERS! It’s been another phenomenal year for geek culture, as we claim an ever larger share of the voice of pop culture. Coaching for Geeks’ end of year awards celebrates the big, the bold, and the unsung heroes. The Coaching for Geeks community made its nominations and the public voted throughout December… and it’s safe to say …