Waking Review

Waking certainly had an interesting concept from when I first read about it! The description of the game got my neurons firing, but didn’t give away too much of the game concept. In short, you are a coma patient who’s locked in a dream. There you fight for your life, battling the darkness that resides in the dream and calls …

How to Make Your Fortnite Character Stand out

One of the most popular and addictive games available today is Fortnite. This iconic game was developed by Epic Games in 2017 and is available on PC, mobile devices, and consoles. Even though it’s a shooting game, the violence in it is quite cartoonish. If you enjoy cooperative, survival, and battle royale games, you should give this game a try. …

The best geeky advent calendars for Christmas 2020

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat. What a year 2020 has been so far. At least we have Christmas to look forward to eh? And YES! Christmas IS coming. The goose IS getting fat. One did a whoopsie in the old man’s hat. Sure, it’s some time off yet, …

Escape the Dark Sector: The Tabletop Review

Finally, the four of you escape from your cell, having been captured by aliens in the Dark Sector. They have your ship and it’s going to take might, cunning, and wisdom to travel through the three perilous zones between you and your ride outta here. Grabbing a gun each (thanks handy gun cabinet) you dart down a dark tunnel encountering …

4 Tips to Help You Find Success With Game-Streaming

What is the first thing that pops to mind when you see the word “streaming?” For some, it would be streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, for others, it would be IPTVs and their ilk. When we say streaming, us geeks will most likely think of platforms like Twitch. Anyone can use Twitch, but it will take time to build …

Playing Dungeons and Dragons for Effective Team-Building

Dungeons and Dragons is more popular now than ever. Once relegated to dark and dank basements, D&D is now a fixture in pop culture spaces and is seen as an integral aspect of geek culture. Many of the most popular YouTube channels and TV shows have featured the beloved tabletop role-playing game at one time or another. However, many people …

Want to Sell on Amazon? Here’s What You Need to Know

Amazon is the biggest shop in the world, generating masses of money on a daily basis. Anyone is able to use it as an avenue for selling their products, although not not free. The more a seller pays Amazon, the more options open up. In return, sellers have the opportunity to reach Amazon’s audience, which runs into tens of millions …

Kill It With Fire Review: Flaming Arachnids

They’re everywhere… The spiders… They’ve surrounded me… I can hear them from every angle… Somewhere…  I never knew they could be so loud. I can’t see any of them though. I’ll just move this plant pot… Arrrgh! 101 Ways to Kill a Spider If you are an arachnophobe, this experience will likely put you off immediately. However, if you can …

When is gambling not gambling? And why is it still gambling?

Here at Coaching for Geeks HQ, we get approached all the time to host gambling content. From unscrupulous SEO agencies trying to buy paid links to ‘online gaming sites’ which always turn out to be gambling sites to matched betting ‘experts’. …and this intrigued me, gambling without risk, earn a nice side income… there’s got to be a catch right? …

The Geek’s Handy Guide to Improving Self-Confidence

Confidence is one of the most important aspects of social interaction. It can make or break any first impression and any conversation. As many of you know, people are more likely to trust someone who appears sure of himself than someone who exudes uncertainty. What many don’t know is that confidence is a skill that is built up over time …

5 Reasons Why Playing Board Games Is Good for You

Contrary to what you might think, board games aren’t just for kids! While you probably grew up on a family-friendly diet of “Monopoly” and “Cranium,” there’s an entire world of board games out there for you and your friends to explore. Whether you’re 8 or 88, there’s a board game that’s sure to stir the spirit of competition between you …

4 Job Opportunities Available in ESports

Have you ever wondered whether esports is a viable career path? Well it can be, but you might be surprised that playing games is not the only job opportunity in this field. Sure, being the top player in your team and winning big leagues can net you plenty of money, but with gaming events getting more complicated and bigger by …

Why You Should Still Play Old Video Games

It feels like we’ve got new and innovative video games coming out every single day. These marvels of programming and artistry tell amazing stories and are the perfect tool for helping you escape your everyday life, at least for a few hours. If you look back, there are decades of video games for you to choose from. So should you …

Epic Card Game Review

They say when life gives you lemons you pop them in a G&T, so when Life gives you Lockdown and you were meant to be reviewing a Card game, where do you go? Online, of course! So until I can grab myself some friends to play the IRL game, I have dived into the Epic Card Game app! Getting Started …

Science-Backed Tips to Becoming a Better Gamer

No matter what you do in life, you want to do it as best as you possibly can. The same goes for gaming. While gaming is a great hobby, it has also become quite a competitive scene with thousands of pro players and millions of dollars in prize money distributed yearly. If you work hard at it, you can end …

Copywriting 101 – How to be a Word Wizard with Zak Lacey

Words! They can be used to weave a spell around us. They can make you hallucinate strange new worlds, sell you a hat, or get you to click on a link. It’s the latter two that are covered by copywriting. Not to be confused with copyright. OK, that meme merely served to confuse things. We’re really talking about the art …

2 Tips to Get the Most Out of Online Communities

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the earth, social distancing has become the norm for many communities. While this helps lower the spread of coronavirus, it has also put a strain on maintaining healthy relationships and social connections.  Fortunately, the internet has become the medium of choice through which many satisfy their need for socialization. For some this might have …

Twitch 101 with Bex from Trista Bytes

It’s Twitch 101 with Coaching for Geeks and Trista Bytes! Twitch is a beast of a platform, and with the demise of Mixer (Twitch’s only true rival), everyone’s streaming on Twitch. If you want to be a streamer then you need to get the right kit, grow your audience, grow your confidence, and learn some new skills. Whether you’re starting …

COVID-19: the frontline view from ITU

Health Bar Special Welcome back to the Health Bar. Normally what I would do is take you on a journey through an illness or a disease and talk about the cool history, the nuts and bolts of how it works and all the ways we treat the issues. Not today though. Today we will talk about dealing with Covid whilst …

3 Ways That Gaming Can Improve Your Self-Image

The idea of self-image is exceptionally vital for many people. After all, the way we think about ourselves will affect us in many different ways, including affecting our mental, physical, social, emotional, and even spiritual health. In other words, how you feel about yourself will affect the way you function. For this reason, it is important to do things that …

A game of Pong representing a perosn with poor personal hygiene

Break the Stereotype: Practice Good Hygiene While Gaming

No one likes stereotypes, but sometimes so many people in a group live up to them that they stick. In this case, they also stink! Gamers have gathered all sorts of stereotypes over the years. Which are true? Which are totally out there? And how can you avoid falling into those categories? Debunking the Stereotypes Thanks to popular media, when most …

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 …

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 …

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. …