Gaming, Geek Culture, Podcasts & Videos

The Geek Show: Tabletop Gaming Special

We talk funny our favourite tabletop games, role-playing stories, and our top picks for beginners, with our guests, Alex and Phil.

Gaming, Geek Culture, Podcasts & Videos

The Geek Show: Valentine’s Day, Games Modding, and Being an Independent Creator

Happy Valentine's Day, followers. Here's my gift to you: the latest Geek Show podcast. This week, we discussed some last minute geeky Valentine's Day ideas, and gave you a run-down of some hilariously geeky cards and chat-up lines. We were also joined by this week's guest, James Baillie, to talk about online community Exilian, game modding,… Continue reading The Geek Show: Valentine’s Day, Games Modding, and Being an Independent Creator

Gaming, Geek Culture, Podcasts & Videos

The Geek Show: Video Games Special

Roshni and I are joined by special guest, Mason, to talk video games. We give you a run-down of our all-time favourite games, and reminisce about the good old days of Crash Bandicoot and playing games we were far too young for. We also tackle the distinction between geeks and nerds, and learn the shocking… Continue reading The Geek Show: Video Games Special

Gaming, Podcasts & Videos

Why you don’t play The Witcher 3 with your grandparents

In my first ever Twitch stream for Redbrick Gaming, I was joined by Mason to talk button bashing (don't do it kids), Yennefer (on a barrel?), and what we like about the game (that is, other than Yennefer).

films, Gaming, Geek Culture, Television

2015: My Geek Culture Highlights

“Nerd life is so much better than regular life.” -John Green Between grown men crying at the opening credits of the new Star Wars movie and Marvel stepping up their plans for wold domination, 2015 has to be one of the geekiest years yet. In this blog post, I’m going to tell you about some… Continue reading 2015: My Geek Culture Highlights

Gaming, Geek Culture, Psychology and Mental Health

Why Are Horror Games Scary?

Unlike most games, horror games don't motivate you with the prospect of victory, but with the urgent need to escape. They’re about reacting to an uncontrollable environment, fuelled by our fight-or-flight response, which quickly spurs our fingers into action as we rapidly lose half our ammo trying to kill our attacker (or in my case, by… Continue reading Why Are Horror Games Scary?

Gaming, Geek Culture, Science, Science and Technology

Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

Recently, I stumbled across an article which suggested that children who play single player video games do better in school than those who don’t play video games, and those who play multiplayer video games. After seeing this (and wondering about what it is that makes single players "better for your brain" than multiplayer games), I… Continue reading Can Video Games Make You Smarter?