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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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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Kastles: Medieval Mayhem – The Review

Kastles has a simple objective: everyone has a castle to defend and other castles to destroy. That’s it; no plot twist or hidden backstory, but what it lacks in narrative depth it makes up for in enjoyment. For this game, created by Gunpowder Studios and promoted by Red Knight Toy Group, uses strategy and silliness in equal measure as players …

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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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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Win LOADS of BOARD GAMES at Tabletop Gaming Live

Coaching for Geeks is heading to Tabletop Gaming Live! The awesome tabletop gaming event, hosted by Tabletop Gaming Magazine taking place at London’s Alexandra Palace on 28-29 September 2019. I’ll be joined by Liam Purkiss of FURN gaming and we’ll be reporting on the show, covering games we play, and running The Ridiculous Tabletop Pub Quiz at 4pm on Saturday …

Access Escape: The First Escape Room Fully Accessible For The Blind Or Visually Impaired

Hannah Hammond founded Access Escape in Canning Town, East London, in January 2019. It’s the first pop-up escape room that’s fully accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired – played completely in the dark. Hannah chatted to our Coaching for Geeks Overlord Robin Bates… Access Escape is quite unique in terms of escape rooms in that it’s in …

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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 …

Escape the Dark Castle: Review & Interview

T’was a warm June evening when I decided to gather some friends around to try out a new game. I remember being told during my time at the UKGE by the lovely folks at Themeborne Games that ‘Escape the Dark Castle is a thematic game full of atmosphere and simple RPG elements that even a complete newbie to RPG games …

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 …