More MCM interview goodness - this time the Overwatch voice actors took to the press room.
Actor and stand-up comedian Lucie Pohl (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Red Dwarf) plays Overwatch’s resident guardian angel Mercy. A peerless healer, Swiss scientist Mercy – real name Angela Ziegler – is a staunch advocate for peace. However, when the going gets tough and innocents are imperilled, the angelic doctor can be counted on to don her Valkyrie swift-response suit and jump into the action.
Tokyo-born Gaku Space (Westworld, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist) stalks Blizzard’s battlefields as shuriken-shooting cyborg Genji Shimada. The younger sibling of Overwatch hero Hanzo, Genji grew up the spoiled son of the Shimada ninja clan and was almost killed by his brother when he refused to abandon his playboy ways. Transformed into a cyborg by the Overwatch organisation, Genji is now a living weapon [...]
On with the MCM Sessions! And this time it’s the guys from Grand Theft Auto V.
Ned Luke, Shawn Fonteno and Steven Ogg voice the three playable protagonists of Rockstar’s acclaimed gangster drama, which is set in the fictionalised LA of Los Santos.
Ned Luke (Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: SVU) plays middle-aged ex-robber Michael Townley, who is living under witness protection in Los Santos as ‘Michael De Santa’ following a botched bank job. Depressed by his staid new life and dysfunctional family, Michael returns to his bad old ways, kicking off a crime spree of epic proportions.
Los Angeles-born actor and rapper Shawn ‘Solo’ Fonteno plays Franklin Clinton, a former gang member who attempts to ditch his past by working as a repo man for a shady car dealership. However, a run-in with Michael draws Franklin back into the criminal lifestyle, with the pair forging a father/son style bond as they carry out heist after heist t [...]
Bulbasaur! Yes, Tara Sands was the original Bulbasuar in the Pokemon Anime.
She was one of the guests at MCM London Comic Con and we went along to meet her.
Her voice can be heard on hundreds of radio and TV commercials, audiobooks, video games, and on several popular cartoons including Pokemon (over 50 roles in the original English dub including Bulbasaur), Yugioh, Digimon, Generator Rex, Hunter x Hunter, Barbie Life In The Dreamhouse, and lots more . She has recorded ads for everything under the sun, including McDonalds, American Express, Ford, Pom, Home Depot, Albertsons and many, many more. You can hear her in video games like Dead Island, Avatar, Singularity, Final Fantasy, and Call of Juarez. Tara has narrated over 100 audiobooks, including the series Sammy Keyes, and Meg Cabot’s Allie Finkle.
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We’re in between seasons so will be filling your ears with all the MCM London Comic Con press interviews.
Up first - it’s the voice of Bender, Jake the Dog, Joker, Wakka, Marcus Fenix, Aquaman, Galactus, Lunatik and many more besides.
Ladies and gentlemen, we had the honour of meting John DiMaggio!
From Futurama to Adventure Time via Final Fantasy and Gears of War - the man with the voice was an absolute delight.
Here’s the unedited press interview for your listening pelasure.
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So that’s Season One done.
We’ll be back with more coaches, more geeking out, more confidence, careers, creativity, dating, esports, health and fitness.
In the meantime check out the MCM London Comic Con coverage on the blog, plus UK Games Expo, and all the geeky life stuff you could want. - http [...]
First of all I’m sorry to you dear listeners and sorry to Ches. I don’t know what happened to my audio but I am a little Daleky.
With that said… CHES HALL! The host of +7 INtelligence, the podcast all about how games impact society, joined me (Robin) to talk about his past, his key learnings from Season One of +7 Intellgence, and how games continue to have an impact on us all.
We talk NASA, lifting equipment, mental health, and gaming, plus everything ins tore for Season 2, starting on 11th of June 2018.
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Head over to http://plus7intelligence.com/ to get your hands on the podcast!
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Coach Austin has a new toy.
He’s quite excited.
So what is it? How does it work? Can it measure body fat? What benefit does it offer over tradition measuring? Can you have a little 3d figure made out of it for dungeons and dragons? (this last question may or may not be answered).
In looking for a way to save time for his team - traditional measurements with callipers and tape measures take up a lot of time as his client base grows - Coach Austin investigated and researched various methods including bio impedance and shapescale before settling on Fit 3D.
He talks about how having a shiny new piece of kit has brought new clients in and how the technology actually works and how it’s different to bio impedance.
Listen in and get 3D up in all those crevices, and Tony Stark up your body assessment.
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Fitness. Con Survival. Dating. Careers. Gaming.
Rami The Gutsy Geek is not a fan of long distance relationships. His longest one lasted a month, and she only lived one city away. But many geeks meet their significant other online, at conventions or events, and date across cities, countries, and continents.
In this week’s episode, Rami recruits his good friend Steve, who after several long distance relationships has become something of an expert.
He covers the three golden rules for dating long distance, the pros and cons, what to say to naysayers, and how to have sex when your partner can only be touched through a screen.
Coaching for Geeks is here to save relationships once again, can it do so long distance?
Meanwhile, at Coaching for Geeks
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Robin met Colin at Insomnia62. Colin was at the SpecialEffect community party and wearing a bear kigu. Naturally Robin spoke with him almost immediately to find out who he was and what he was doing dressed as a bear.
4 weeks later and here’s Colin Wallace to talk about his career in the film industry.
Whether you want to work in film, or any sector, and are looking for a way in, Colin has loads to share about networking, meeting the right people, helping out, gaining experience and making your own luck.
Also the importance of learning everyone’s tea/coffee orders.
Lots to learn and put into action in this week’s episode of The Coaching for Geeks Show!
More from Colin
Check out ‘Head nor Tail’ created for the Sci Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge - https://vimeo.com/263857244
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James Banks has been in esports for years. From a player in Counter Strike, Street Fighter V and Tekken, to his current place as a top commentator and host.
His career has taken many turns, including engineering and journalism, and taken him around the world.
Robin met James Banks to chat about climbing up the esports ladder and what’s next for the UK esports scene.
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Powering Up with CBD!?This 4/20 Episode Special is about Coach Austin’s personal experience with taking Cannabidiol, CBD, for the last six weeks in helping him through his day to day from daily workouts to running errands. He goes into detail about how it has affected his sleeping, issues with anxiety and recovery. IMPORTANT - PLEASE CHECK THE LEGALITY OF CBD IN YOUR AREA. CFG TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTION OR INACTION AS A RESULT OF THIS EPISODE. This epsiode is not an endorsement of the use of illegal substances. No matter how helpful or fun they might be. POWER UP ONLINE Join the gang at https://www.facebook.com/groups/coachingforgeeks Get more words on the blog at https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/blog < [...]
eSports! Coahcing 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 wh pushed Jeff forewards for the podcast).
Barrage eSports has a great ethos of taking care of their players and being a team players want to play for, so Robin met with Jeff to find out more about the UK eSports scene, the Barrage story, and where to get started to start to get to grips with the world of professional competitive gaming.
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Dating is rough for everyone. But it’s especially rough if you’ve just gotten divorced and have been out of the game for a long time!
In this week’s episode, Rami interviews Suzie, the Single Dating Diva, about how she helps clients who have been out of the dating game get back in shape and get in there.
We talk about how competitive the dating world is, how to sell yourself to get an edge over the competition, and how regardless of what you’re into, you’ve got something that makes you unique and interesting.
Find out more about Suzie at https://singledatingdiva.com/
Meanwhile at Coaching for Geeks
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Beth Malcolm, AKA Amazonian Cosplay, takes her work to the next level. She not only hand crafts her work, which has included Cersei Lannister, Flemeth, Queen Hippolyta and more, but also treks out into the wilderness to take scenic photographs.
Follow Amazonian Cosplay on Instagram, Facebook, and find her full portfolio on the Amazonian Cosplay website.
Beth goes on to edit the photos to create stunning pieces such as Flemeth (check out her links to see the pics!).
Beth joined Robin not only for the cosplay panel at MCM Birmingham Comic Con, but for this week’s episode of the Coaching for Geeks show to discuss her work, influences, competing in cosplay competitions, handling haters and so Robin can make a terrible joke about worbla.
The gym. The hulking beasts and clanking machinery. The lithe and the petite and the muscular gathered together to sweat and grunt and…
And that’s a very limited few of the standard gymnasium’s clientelle.
Coach Austin of Hyper Strength and Conditioning California tackle gymtimidation right in its stupid face.
Go on, level up, hit the gym.
Want some motivation? Join the Coaching for Geeks club on Facebook for free! Daily goal setting, challenges, gaming, quidditch, dogs, convention survival and more!
Check out the blog for more level up geekery but with more words and less Facebook!
Remember to be aweosme and we’ll see you next week.
Grant Howitt designs tabletop roleplaying games. Some are utterly bonkers and demand the use of hats and/or toilet paper. Some are dark and challenging such as his latest work, Spire. All of them have a distinct Grant Howitt flavour runining through them.
Robin met Grant to talk about dicks and the rules governing them, how Brexit inspired a game of revolutionary dark elves, battle twister, convention gaming, and how he gained belief in his own skills as a a creative.
Roleplaying games needs a Grant Howitt, and so do you.
Find out more abut Grant’s gmaes at Rowan, Rooke & Decard - http://rowanrookanddecard.com/
Find out more, and buy, Spire - http://rowanrookanddecard.com/spire-rpg/
Follow Grant on Twitter - https://twitter.com/gshowitt
Endless runners! From Canabalt to Jetpack Joyride - Even Mario got in on the act.
Now Jedd Goble of Free Range Robots is getting ready to release Gravity Dash, a gravity-flipping take on the genre.
Robin met Jedd to chat about his game, the inspiration, the challenges, and standing out in a crowded app store.
Gravity Dash launches on iOS, Android, and Windows Surface on Tuesday March 6th.
Keep track of those al important app store links at:
Gravity Dash Official Site - https://gravitydashgame.com/
Gravity Dash Twitter - https://twitter.com/GravityDashGame
Jedd Goble Twitter - https://twitter.com/JeddJedd
Robin’s hi score is 1570… First person to get in touch in the Facebook group who’s beaten it wins a prize.
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Look, I REALLY wanted a picture from SEGA’s classic After Burner but I’m currently schmoozing some of SEGA’s employees to come on the show and don’t want to piss them off. So you’ll have to make do with a F-14 Tomcat.
With that said Coach Austin tackles the afterburn phenoemeon.
What is it?
Does it work or is it bullshit?
Can you make it more effective?
Is SEGA’s R360 version of G-LOC better than After Burner? (yes becasue of going upside down)
So join Coach Austin of Hyper Strength and Conditioning, California, for this episode of the Coaching for Geeks Show, all about burning calories long after your workout is complete.
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Sometimes people get divorced.
Sometimes you find yourself in your thirties and hopelessly lost in the new world of dating.
Sometimes you turn all of that into a romantic comedy podcast.
In this week’s episode, Rami interviews Brad and Mike, the creators of Too Old To Date, about their dating lives. We talk about what it’s like to date in your 30s, the funny and awful experiences we all have, and most importantly, how being a geek gives you an edge in your dating life.
Find out more about Too Old To Date
The Website - https://toooldtodate.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/toooldtodate/
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Ahh holidays, vacations, time away. New adventures, new cultures, an opportunity to think about ideas that you don’t have time to cover.
Oliver Dall went to India, gatecrashed an amusements expo, and came back with the idea to open a wizarding shop.
Not just a shop, but an experience. 9 months later Oliver’s Brighton opened its doors to 3 1/2 hour queues.
Robin met Oliver to talk about his inspiration, pulling it all together, and dealing with the keepers of the franchise which must not be named.
Find out more about Oliver’s Brighton
The Website - https://www.oliversbrighton.co.uk/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/oliversbrighton
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/oliversbrighton/
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We love conventions at CfG! Meeting new people, playing games, cosplay, buying things and more!
Darius and Jayde of All Around the Board accidentally started their own convention… UnCon is heading towards its third weekend on 21st-22nd April 2018 and I wanted to know how it happened.
We cover the backstory, developing relationships, finding a venue, building excitement, and naturally when talking gaming, get a bit distracted and talk about all sorts of great games!
UnCon Contact and Social Media
Find out more about Uncon and get your tickets at http://www.aatboard.co.uk
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/allaroundtheboard/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/aatboard
Instagram - https:// [...]