FNATIC – Fortnite team tryouts at E3 2018

-Attendees at E3 this year have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of FNATIC’s Fortnite captain Ettnix- -Move comes as Epic Games announces $100 million investment into Fortnite competitions-  FNATIC, one of the world’s leading global esports brands, today revealed that attendees at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles (June 12-14) will have the opportunity to catch the …

Our Top 7 Games from EGX Rezzed 2018

GAMES GAMES GAMES! EGX Rezzed is the UK’s biggest indie games event, the weird younger brother of EGX (formerly EuroGamer Expo) and took place at London’s Tobacco Dock 13-15 April. Robin Bates, CfG’s founder (who went to the very first EGX when it was in an old brewery, it snowed, and LittleBIGPlanet and the Prince of Persia reboot were highlights), …

An introduction to eSports with Jeff Simpkins of Barrage – Podcast 53

eSports! Coaching for Geeks founder, Robin Bates, is a complete an utter eSports N00b. At least he was until he went to Insomnia62 and PAX East… Eyes opened to the world of professional gaming he sought wisdom, and found it in Jeff Simpkins from Barrage eSports (or at least in his brother James who pushed Jeff forward for the podcast). …

Gameblast18, an Awesome Event Helping an Amazing Charity!

Gameblast18 Came and went and many of the CfG community are feeling bereft after an amazing weekend of playing, streaming and raising money for SpecialEffect. Daniel Auty gathered his thoughts on GameBlast18.   The weekend was the most fun I’ve had streaming in a long time. I think most of our streaming group would agree with me.   It was …

Beyond Type 1: 2150 – VR Interview With Director Nadir Miheisi

Beyond Type 1: 2150 is a futuristic VR action game currenty on Kickstarter. Robin played it at PC Gamer Weekender and caught up with the developer Nadir Miheisi to talk about the game, their plans, and the future of Virtual Reality. We met at PC Gamer Weekender where I was privileged to try out your VR game Beyond Type 1: …

History of Video Games Exhibition – Interview with Mark Ashmore

Episode 42 – It may not be the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, but the history of video games is also very important Arcade machines. Once upon a time you’d find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping soundtracks, and smoking youths shovelling 10 pence piece after 10 …

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The Projekt Indie/Coaching for Geeks Indie Steam Key Giveaway

37: Geek – Projekt Indie, Interview with Emma Spalding Plus! the Great Winter Indie Steam Key Giveaway! Dec 10th, 2017 Indie Games! Turns out they’re almost indefinable, and bring a whole world of games to PC, console, and tabletop. Robin chatted with Emma Spalding of Projekt Indie to talk all things indie, starting a gaming blog, and turning it into a career. …

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Geeky London with Hannah Cowton – The London Geek

Geeky London London! City of fish & chips, Big Ben, The Queen, ESports stadia, immersive experiences, and conventions of all kinds. Hannah Cowton, The London Geek, joins Robin as they share their Top 5 Geeky things to do in That London. Hannah is an up-and-coming blogger, with her site The London Geek growing crazyfast as she takes in everything geek …

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SpecialEffect – The Gamer’s Charity

Brilliant episode of the podcast today, and only recorded yesterday! Coach Robin met with Mark Saville of SpecialEffect to talk gaming. Not just gaming, but gaming with disabilities – SpecialEffect create bespoke solutions for gamers who are no longer able to use traditional input devices. From tongue depressors, to eyegaze tracking, via joysticks of all kinds.  They do phenomenal work …

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Making Decisions in the Mushroom Kingdom

I wonder if I ever told you about a friend of mine, from the Mushroom Kingdom, who was forever talking about visiting Green Hill Zone… but there was always something somehow… It just wasn’t the right time… they couldn’t afford it this year (the coin blocks were empty)… they had way too much work on (rebuilding after Bowser’s latest escapades)… …