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 …

Review – Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory By Cyanide Studio and Black Shamrock Published by BigBen Interactive Available on Epic Games Store. Coming to Steam in 2020. In 1984 West End Games released the Paranoia RPG, upending the expectations of gamers who were used to thinking in terms of “cooperation”, “trust” and “friendship”. Set in Alpha Complex, the remains of humanity (after an …

Review: Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard

Picture your typical noir detective scene… now throw that out the window and instead imagine bright colors, a zoosworth of different animals, goofy dialogue, a mystery to be solved, and you now have Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard by Grace Bruxner. You’re a detective, and a frog, and it’s time to solve a mystery. Also there’s …

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Night Lights – The Review

By Michael B. Night Lights is a game where you control a blocky character who walks through a dark world at night. His cure for the darkness is altering any lights he can find. Light can actually alter the state of reality – allowing him to sidestep problems that block his path. It is a platform/puzzle game with the pace …

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while True: learn() – The Review

What do programming, self-driving cars, video games, and cats have in common? Your first thought might be to wonder whose Youtube vlog I could possibly be referencing. In reality, though, I am talking about ‘while True: learn ( )’. ‘while True:’ is a game developed by Luden.io and has all of these things and more. When you first enter the …

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered: Rebellion Interview

Coaching for Geek’s roving reporter Nate got to interview Martin Caine from Rebellion Elite, to get a little inside info on the ‘Sniper Elite V2: Remastered’. We find out what’s new to the game, talk about the game’s infamous nutshots, and delve a little into the controversial past of the Sniper Elite DLC “Assassinate Hitler” quest. Tell us a little …

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WRC8 – The Review

Getting down and dirty with the latest in off-road monsters  I have grown up in cars. Instead of football on TV as a kid, there was Formula 1. I was taken to racing events from about 5 years old. So naturally, cars and racing are a huge part of my life, which I honestly don’t get to talk about much. …

Cat Quest 2 – The Review

Following the phenomenal success of the acclaimed Cat Quest, developers The Gentlebros, will be continuing the story of the world of Felingard – a fantastical land populated by adorable cats. Under threat from a continuing war between the Cats of Felingard and the advancing Lupus Empire, CAT QUEST II will tell the tale of two rivals, brought together against their …

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COSPLAYERS AND GAME DEVS NEEDED – VG:IRL at EGX 2019

Who would win in a gaming battle to the *death? Game devs or cosplayers? Game developers. Massively important to the world of EGX. Without them, there’d be no games and Euro Gamer eXpo would have a pretty large hole in the content. No Mario. No Sonic. No Fortnite. No Call of Duty. No FIFA. No Last of Us. No Night …

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Seeds Of Resilience – The Review

Seeds Of Resilience is a god game where you strive to keep alive a small group of castaways. Directing them to scavenge for food that you find, crafting a place to sleep, making fire, crafting tools to make better food, you can even recycle the parts from the raft that you arrived on the Island with and collect items that …

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Gurgamoth on Switch – The Review

When the game opens, your ears are greeted with upbeat dance music while you choose your character and stage. You are then thrown into an arena where the walls themselves mean your demise. The round starts, you blink, and next thing you know, it’s over and the walls are suddenly colorful. This is the experience that is ‘Gurgamoth’. Gurgamoth now …

Reventure – The Review

“Sometimes it’s fun just to fail over and over” Have you ever wanted to play a game where your ultimate aim is to find the funniest and most ludicrous way to fail in a quest? Well if you have then Reventure is certainly the game for you. Reventure is set in a fantasy world and completely parodies its 2D classic …

Astroneer – The Review

Space. The final frontier. That we know of. For years, humankind has looked up to the stars and imagined life on planets beyond our own. For years, nerds have scratched this itch by exploring digital worlds of every shape and size. In the early 2010s the perennially popular Minecraft set the scene for many in terms of digital exploration and …

A Short Glimpse of PC and Games Development in the Last Few Decades

The video games we play today have become immersive, expansive, and filled with a lot of features that push on the boundaries of the current technology. Some genres near realism such that it may be difficult to tell if a screenshot of the game is from a virtual world or from reality in a few years’ time. The popularity of …

Dark Quest 2 – The Review

Dark Quest 2 is a turn-based RPG where you control a party of heroes on your epic quest to defeat the evil sorcerer and his minions. Once upon a time… The game starts with audio that really sets the atmosphere. You’re definitely playing an RPG if that wasn’t already clear enough from the game’s title. The intro is a short …

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Chernobylite: Interview with The Farm 51 Creative Director Wojciech Pazdur

In Pripyat, Ukraine, April 1986, an underestimated safety power cycling test of reactor core no.4 would cause one of the greatest nuclear disasters in modern history. Initially, a steam explosion, a cascade of events would lead to radiation being spread across Europe.  Over two hundred employees and emergency responders were hospitalized due to burns and acute radiation syndrome, and hundreds …

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Street Fighter Exceed – Review

A quick table-top battle of spirits, not fists, with Street Fighter Exceed Nothing can beat the experience of playing Street Fighter on the arcade but this game comes pretty close. BY GREG WATSON Review Summary Game: Street Fighter Exceed Fighting System Publisher: Level 99 Price: $29.95 from Level 99 Games Summary: Street Fighter Exceed is a tabletop combat card game …

The Newshit e3 2019 Spectacular!

A slightly different batch of news updates this week, as it turns out most of the news occurred in Los Angeles, at a quaint little gathering which is colloquially known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 Kings of Orient Awe This week saw the annual news fest that is E3 – bringing all the big names together for a game …