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 …

Giving It A Go at UK Games Expo

  As an introvert I’m constantly worrying about the potential pitfalls of interacting with other human beings at conventions. What if I say the wrong thing? Am I out of my depth with geek trivia? What if I bump into another Black Widow cosplayer? Seriously, I spent time and money on that costume – I deserve to be the only …

Shape of the World – Pre Release Review

Shape of the World – Review Shape of the World is a 3D casual exploration game developed by the independent Canadian studio Hollow Tree Games on Unreal Engine 4. This project was funded on a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014 and was Greenlit on Steam Greenlight project after receiving 3000 votes in 10 days! I have put my hands on …

How to beat the Carpal Tunnel of Love

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! It has nothing to do with fish. Or underground tunnels.   Coaching for Geeks’ brand new health expert – Operating Department Practitioner Robert House – explains what the hell Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is – and what you can do about it:     As many of you will know, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) will affect a rather large portion …

Magical Loopholes – D&D Tips with James Gifford

Magical Loopholes – the Dungeon Master’s Dilemma Magic, by its very definition, is mysterious. And yet in many fantasy tabletop games (including Dungeons & Dragons), it is defined quite clearly in the rulebook – spell duration, components, targets, spell resistance, saving rolls…  Game designer gods do this for our own character safety, for every foolish apprentice and player will, WILL, …

Tabletop Warlords – Salute 2018 – Convention Survival Guide

Aaah Salute. The first con of this year, and the first time that I’ve personally gone along to it. What is it? Salute is a tabletop wargaming convention, featuring various companies selling miniatures, paints, and tabletop accessories, and/or giving live demos of the new games that they have coming up, based at Excel London.   Now, before going really into …

Gamification 101 (or How I Turned my Dead Facebook Group Around Using Stickers)

  This blog post first appeared in the Coffee With Dan Facebook group     Cast your mind back, Wayne’s World style, to July of this year; Spider-Man: Homecoming had just come out and I had written a piece on it that I was fucking proud of. **Crickets** Awesome. My group was on life support and needed a kick up …