Lock 'n Load!
2 weekends ago, while over at the Nexus for the Nintendo Play Day (and a 'mallow shake), I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with two members of the Energy eSports CSGO team.
Adam (Team Analyst) and Trevor (Squad-mate) flash-banged my brain with a CSGO 101.We also got to talking about the gravity of their recent partnership with Gigabyte; their new Nexus HQ and the boom of eSports as a profession in 2017 South Africa.
Lastly, what it takes to compete at the highest level, as a team and as a player.
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Enjoy the Pod.
PS. Bruce Lee fans please don't manhunt me with your one-inch punches and kindly accept my sincere apology for bungling his 10 000 quotes at the 39m57s mark.
Lend me your ears as I dissect Injustice 2 with two of my Nexus colleagues, both fellow fighting game fans. We give you our impressions on this monster mash up of capes and supermoves.
Download your topic of choice, or all of them if you like, from the list below:
Graphics and Presentation
Tutorials and Character selection
Winning,Losing and VS'ing Players
Online Stability and AI Battles
Longevity,Funfactor and Closing
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So,sit back,relax and I hope you enjoy the pod.
Hark! What's this I spy on the horizon?
Why it's this month's episode of Geek Of All Trades of course!
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This month we are taking a look at the local miniature gaming scene, briefly discussing what's being played and who we think would enjoy playing it!
We also discuss the Latest Warhammer 40k edition and what new marvels the latest hotness in wargaming on the scene has to bring
So pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of that favourite beverage you do so love and listen to us chat as you do that work/play/relaxing.
What a strange new world of digital gaming we live in!
We sit down with local fighting gaming guru "Hotshot" to discuss how he got into the E-sports scene as well as his adventures in gaining national colours and traveling overseas to claim victories over overseas foes.
Whilst we have is ear, we also chat to him about the new Tekken game as well!
Give us a listen if you wish to uncover all the secrets of the E-sports scene!
Well hey hey, it's May!
And with May comes the wondrous event known as Free comic book day!
Join us as we sit down with local comic book store owners Steve and Lee from Central City comics and we discuss what exactly a free comic book day entails, as well as the additional ties to the SPCA charity they have made to ensure that this year, not all heroes wear capes
Being a geek is about the passion you have for your chosen fandom, and being able to celebrate it with those who share that interest.
Release The Geek co-host Vittorio Leonardi recently travelled to the US to experience the ultimate in sports entertainment: Wrestlemania. A long time wrestling fan, Vic sat down with us to share how it felt to be a part of this massive extravaganza, and what it was like to chat to the heroes of his youth.
For more from Vittorio, you can find him on Twitter, or find him on Facebook!
Competitive eSports in South Africa has been around for a while. Only now is it starting to take off, with at least four separate tournaments offering prize money in the millions to best players around. But, as is often the case, the current generation are indebted to those who came before, and one of those names is Barry "Anthrax" Louzada. During his tenure as a competitive gamer, Anthrax held South African national colours multiple times and garnered a reputation as one of the country's best gamers, both locally and internationally.
His experience as a player at the highest levels has him in good standing for his next major challenge as part of the MettleState team, a multi-gaming and eSports organisation that is bringing state of the art production values to eSports tournaments in an effort to bring greater professionalism to every aspect of South African competitive gaming.
Morgane Leleux is a much-loved and respected South African cosplayer who started SA's first dedicated cosplay event, Kin Con. We spoke to Morgane live at the spiritual successor to Kin Con, CosXP, and found out about her path to geekdom, how she got into cosplay, and her advice for budding (and not so budding) cosplayers.
This month the Geek of All Trades crew find ourselves chatting to Ryan Young, a local gamer running one of the leagues for the zany sports based fantasy ballgame known as Blood Bowl!
If you've ever been interested in playing Blood Bowl, or just figuring out what it's all about, take a listen and have its secrets revealed to you through the dulcet tones of our interview.
If you have any questions about the game, or where to find the clubs we mentioned, drop us a mail at InfoİGeekofalltrades.co.za and we will happily point you in the right direction!
This week we continue with YouTube as our topic focus, but we're going to look at it from a different angle. Carla Harris is the Social Bard - a consultant who focuses on helping businesses and creators grow their YouTube and online video audiences by helping direct more traffic and activity to their video content.
How effective is Carla? Well, since he started consulting with the 'How To Be A Great Game Master' channel on YouTube in March 2016, their subscriber numbers have risen 2083%, and they're currently sitting on over 11,000 subscribers.
You can find out more about The Social Bard on her website. You can also follow her on both Facebook and Twitter, but best of all you can find her on YouTube! And finally, if you'd like more information about the Palaeontological Scientific Trust that Carla spoke about during the podcast, you can find it at their website.
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