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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

What the hell is Pixel Puzzle Makeout League?

Life is full of problems. It’s how you solve them that counts. For superhero-in-training, Pixel Girl, it’s simply a matter of turning her problems into picross puzzles (‘pixel puzzles’ in her own words) and solving them that way. Locked door barring the way? No problem puzzle fans, It’s pixel time! Solve the puzzle and the door opens. Need a cat? …

A Trip to the Pokemon Centre

I was one of the lucky 30,000+ people that managed to get into the Official Pokemon Centre Pop-Up shop that was located, right here in good ol’ London, and here’s my review of the shop a little while later. The First Attempt My first visit was on Monday October 28th. Me and my sister Katie had planned it all since …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …