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Thanos Of The MCU - So far Marvel’s roster of villains has been good enough. Outstanding examples are few, but they rarely detract from the quality of the film and have never been so bland, poorly motivated, and misinterpreted as to match up to Jesse Eisenburg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor!* Most appear for a single film, and are gone for good by […]
Top 10 – Badly Decorated Places - As we approach ever closer to Christmas Day, with it only being 16 days away now, our Top 10’s have become more Christmas themed once more. This week, as chosen by you, our fantastic audience, has been probably our hardest list in a very long time to compile. We had to come up with a […]
A History of Santa Claus in Video Games - Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas one and all! ‘Tis the season to be jolly and all that, so that means the man in red will come back out, gracing our rooftops with Reindeer droppings. He’ll fall down a chimney like the world’s clumsiest rooftop repair man and he’ll then have the audacity to eat your mince pies and drink your milk, beer, baileys, expensive wines or otherwise. After all, Santa Claus knows how to have a good time; even if he is a good fellow at heart.
Robot Wars – Season 10, Best Final Ever - Spoilers let’s just get that out of the way now because I have to talk about this in detail.
Behind the Grind - I'm going to talk about unnecessary grinding; No, not the over-enthusiastic form of dancing or indeed the thing that people of certain extreme sports like to do. Nope, the gaming kind. First of all, take a deep breath. Have you done that? Good. I had to before I wrote this, but I'm not sure if it helped or not. Anyway... onwards!
Video Game Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Trial) - When I think ‘free trial’, I used to suspect that I’ll be able to get through some of the introduction levels, before it comes up with a big splash screen saying “Buy the game now!” Fortunately, Final Fantasy XIV(FFXIV): A Realm Reborn’s trial is incredibly fair - Allowing you to level up to 35 with no time restrictions. As I’m an avid MMO fan, who thoroughly enjoyed World of Warcraft, Aura Kingdom, City of Heroes, Dark Ages of Camelot and more, I took a dive into the world... of Hydaelyn.
Level Up: Cosplay Night in Bristol - This has been coming for a while now; and now that the site is live, I'm happy to share with you a special clubnight which is coming to Bristol. If you're a fan of cosplay, or if you just like geek-themed clubnights, this is going to be one for you. From all of the amazing nights we've seen at conventions, such as Amecon and Kitacon, we're now going to have our own night called Level Up, a Cosplay Night in Bristol. Interested? You should be! Read on for more information.
GeekOut Shrewsbury November ’17 - It seemed like such a long wait for it to be all over so soon… One last gasp for air before we dive into the cold waters of Christmas Cheer, November 30th was GeekOut Shrewsbury, and we have had the biggest turnout since the beginning, way back in… um… March! Wow, my memory is terrible. […]
Top 10 – Good Prequels - The word “prequel” sends shivers down the spine of every fan of an IP, be it book, film, game, or otherwise. Not the good kind of shivers either. But once in a while we are spared our apprehension and given that rare and wonderful thing, an enjoyable prequel that serves the original well.
GeekOut South-West’s Christmas 2017 - You’d better watch out, You’d better not pout, You’d better not cry, I’m telling you why, GeekOut Meetups are coming to town.
GeekOut Shrewsbury in 2018 - If you’re reading this on the day of publishing, you should already be on your way to GeekOut Shrewsbury, you can read this tomorrow or something just get to Monty’s Tower! If you’re reading this from Friday onwards, or if you are for whatever reason incapable of getting to GeekOut in Shrewsbury, then you have […]
Housemarque – Indie Developer spotlight - Are arcade-style games dead? After a blog post by Housemarque, Chris fondly looks back at the arcade developers titles.
Unstable Magic - If ever you look upon geeks in hobby shops and coffee places, playing confusing card games and getting heated over nonsensical rules, and thought to yourself “They take a game way too seriously” then the creators of the biggest of those games has an answer for you. Magic: the Gathering, rich in story, wrought with […]
GeekOut Bristol Meet – December 9th: A VERY STAR WARS CHRISTMAS - Oh it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Toys in every store. But we want to meet up more. Oh look at the geeks galore!
Video Game Review: Mirror’s Edge - Faith is one of those video game characters that broke boundaries - Mirror's Edge is a game with a female protagonist, who gives you the option to play in a passive, or aggressive way. How will you take down the authoritarian government?
Top 10 – Series That Went On To Long - A series that goes on too long can be a terrible thing; from an unnecessary deviation from the plot, through to repetition of the show. What may have had a promising start, ultimately, is turning into a slog, rather than an enjoyable show to continue watching. Naturally, a series isn’t even limited to film and […]
Dice Theory: A Quick Study of Probability and Dungeons & Dragons - Have you ever wondered why we roll a D20, as opposed to, say, a D12 for a success roll in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign? Probably not; But it’s something you really should be aware of. Different dice perform differently, under different circumstances - Two of the same kinds of dice will, typically, yield different results under the same rigorous testing process. But how can that be? Why does this happen?
Review – Punisher - Here I admit Netflix had me concerned. The Defenders had been skiing very much downhill in my opinion, with a rapid decline beginning in the second half of Luke Cage ending in a blander than bland Defenders with only a handful of redeemable features. Now the Punisher had been a little underutilised in Daredevil Season […]
Gamer Question of the Month: Dec ’17 - For December's gamer question of the month, we have been asked: What video game character would make a great replacement for Santa? My answer and more.
MCM Birmingham - I don’t go to MCM comicons very often these days, despite living only ten minutes down the road from the Telford event it’s a rare occasion for me to have a weekend off, and they never seem to line up. This month circumstances so happened that I was able to arrange the day off* and […]
Genki Gear – Geek T-Shirt Greatness  - In this article, I chat fondly about Genki Gear, a convention staple that I absolutely love!
Discord Competition – Free Game Codes! - This year, we've been looking after our Discord channel quite heavily - From starting to create a bot for the server (which is still a WIP), to racking up over 100 members, we've achieved a lot in a short space of time. If you're a fan of our channel, or if you're still unsure as to what the heck this Discord malarky is all about, then read on and join the Discord Channel to be in with a chance of winning five Steam Keys of your choice from our list of games. Interested? Read on, friends!
Top 10 – Series That Ended Too Soon - Be it due to a lack of viewers, funding, time, or the failings of misguided network executives who need to take a long hard look in the mirror while they slowly starve to death, unable to pull away from the shameful spiral that they've plunged themselves into by killing, not just a TV show, but a dream!...
Anime Review: Black Clover - What happens when you get an anime protagonist that's so overpowered for his world, but isn't reckoned to be by his peers? Also, what happens when you have a main character that's so loud and obnoxious, just to compliment his status as an overpowered character? Clearly, you're going to have either a Naruto, or you're going to have an Asta from Black Clover; a character who is so disliked due to how much he shouts - But let's not hold that against the anime completely. Let's check this out subjectively and talk about Black Clover for all the good and bad - and let's figure if this is an anime worth investing in.
Review – Stick It To The Man - I’m not much of a platformer, I dabbled a little in Sonic in college, got on ok with Little Big Planet, but just occasionally I’ll spot one that appeals to my sensibilities. Stick It To The Man somehow wormed its way from Steam’s front page, onto my wishlist, onto my library… Story Ray suffers head […]
My history with Digital Pinball - Pinball is a very physical game, the skill that you need to hit the ramps at the right point in time and be able to nudge the table just enough while avoiding activating the tilt switches is a real skill. Pinball machines date right back to the 1930’s, my attraction to actual machines probably started […]
The Tick vs. The Tick - Ben Edlund’s big blue hero has returned for a third outing onto the small screen, this time through Amazon Prime! You may have seen the pilot last year with Peter Serafinowicz donning the cerulean onesie and antennae, and now we have as far as episode six, certainly enough to start drawing comparisons between both the […]
GeekOut Bristol Meet – 11th November: FANTASTIC FANTASY Gallery - Fantastic - That's the word I'd use to describe this past GeekOut Bristol Meet. Another month has gone by and another meetup Gallery is here for you.
Japan Crate: Halloween ’17 Edition (Trick or Treat Box) - As I looked over the box and saw the words "HAPPY HALLOWEEN!" on the side, with a cute little ghost image. So, to the delight of Japan Crate only, I received a Trick box. Great. Video inside of me regretting life.
Top 10 Background Characters - Do you ever feel like your life is meek and bland compared to those over-zealous do-gooders of the world? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, as in every world there are characters who just so happen to be in the background.
Video Game Review: Little Alchemy 2 - Time wasting games for the mobile are one thing, but what about games you can also play on your browser? Looking for something quick and easy, with a lot of potential for building up the hours? Well buckle up, as this is a game that anyone can jump in and play. It's a game that's suitable for all ages, whilst being full of funny, quirky references which will have you smiling. I'm on about Little Alchemy 2, a game of combinations and brand new item creations.
Toronto’s Dungeon Master For Hire - I recently learned that there is a gentleman in Canada is serving the greater Toronto area as a Dungeon Master for Hire… Don’t I just feel like a complete idiot right about now?
Bristol Comicon and Gaming Festival – Coming March 4th - Looking for a one-day, family friendly comicon in Bristol that's really cheap? Look no further than Bristol Comicon and Gaming Festival!
Review – Thor: Ragnarok - Does anyone know how many films we’re at now? We’re coming up on ten years of the MCU and it’s been a hurricane of films, TV shows, shorts, games, tie-ins in the actual comics, and desperate, laughable attempts from other companies to try and recreate the Marvel/Disney success that it’s no longer funny when they […]
Guy to Gyaru: A Journey into Cosplay, Crossplay and New Adventures - Murray recently did his first ever Crossplay and the results were excellent - Here he details how he did it, along with WIP images and more.
Mobile Game Review: Upgrade The Game 2 - What happens when you are playing a shooter? Typically, you go around, killing enemies, upgrading your weapons and armour and away you go. Okay, so far so good. What happens when you are playing an RPG? You gather experience to upgrade your character, slowly getting more and more absurdly powerful to defeat even more absurdly powerful foes. Great. So then what happens when you play a game that needs you to upgrade everything, including the interface? Uhh... Welcome to Upgrade The Game 2!
Top 10 – Plots To Overthrow Authority - For better or for worse, authorities are there to enforce rules upon us all. They tell us that we must comply, or we must pick up that can and put it in the bin. They tell us that we’d best do as they say, or they’ll lock us up, or worse, kill us. Regardless of […]
Discord Update: Gordon the GeekOut Bot - If you've never been on our Discord server, then you're missing out. We have various random chats throughout the day and into the evening. We have custom emoji's, as created by the enigmatic Jay 'Vanguard' Fothergill. We have chat mods, to ensure that nothing gets out of hand and we have a fruit-based structure for peoples groupings (and the colours of their names). So far, so normal for a Discord server. However, over the course of an evening, I sat down and installed Node on my machine - And started working on my very own Discord.io bot, where I worked in JavaScript. At the moment, it's very basic, although it can '@' people and it responds to commands.
Review – Stranger Things 2 - Netflix’s 80’s horror masterpiece returns for a second season. The Duffer Brothers first series introduced us to the town of Hawkins; Indiana, the vague yet menacing government agency and the nightmarish otherworld that they accidentally punched a hole into; and the plucky kids who help solve the problem by helping their lab-rat and new best […]
GeekOut Bristol Meet – November 11th: FANTASTIC FANTASY - 18+ Event Mordor, Ankh-Morpork, Hogsmede, Eternia and Hyrule. What do all of these places have in common? If you said “They all have vowels”, well you’d be right, but that’s not the answer, silly! No of course, all of these amazing places are Fantasy worlds; places where swords, spells and strange fashion sense are commonplace. […]
Scare Your Children - This will be a short story, it is quite late as I write this, and I am also beavering away at some of the other projects that we have going on in the background. Book layouts are not as fun to play around with as you might think. After about six years in retail I […]
Great Board Games To Play On Halloween - Looking for an excuse to stay in with your friends and family, rather than heading on out pretending to be a ghost? Well we have the perfect menagerie of monstrous games for you to play this All Hallow’s Eve. Get yourself to a local game shop,although some of these certainly aren't in print any longer. So grab your friends and family, get the Halloween punch ready and be afraid, be very afraid.
GeekOut Shrewsbury Meet – October ’17 - It was a happy Hallowe’en. And it wasn’t even Hallowe’en. Let it be known that I do not cosplay often… read “ever”, so even my low-energy effort as the “Quest Giving NPC” still took some work but it’s not easy to carve a question mark out of styrofoam, get it painted yellow and affixed to […]
Top 10 Depictions of Satan - The last of our Halloween themed Top 10's today, it has to end with the biggest bad devil of them all - These are our Top 10 Depictions of Satan!
Video Games & Halloween - Last week, dear reader, we spoke about the dangers of answering the door during All Hallows’ Eve. A time considered by many to be a fun, but devilishly devious. Where degenerates roam the streets, knocking on doors and demanding a delightful treat for making you get out of your cosy living room. But not all dangers leave the house. For some, a Wonderland full of games and joy is as bad as a world of hurt and anguish.
The Call of Cthulugia - Deep beneath the ocean, a creature of immeasurable power slumbers eternally, utterly alien in form, a great winged beast with tremendous psychic sway that spreads across the world. Considering human beings trap small Pokemon and train them to fight, there are some terrifying entities higher up in their ranks. Creatures wrought of legend, gods and […]
AmeCon 2018: Let’s Get Hyped! - Once a year, I go to meet up with Joel and a bunch of our friends at one of the large two conventions we attend annually. This year was Kitacon, where we did some relatively ambitious stuff, such as an in-convention podcast for a Top 10. Next year, we’re going to be attending AmeCon as we all managed to get ahold of tickets.
Review – Drag Me To Hell - In 2009, Sam Raimi released the horror film he wrote with brother Ivan before taking to work on the Spider-Man franchise… Did you ever see a horror film that made you howl with laughter but still left you creeped out? Because that’s Drag Me To Hell! Oh, and the Evil Dead series. In short, if […]
Pokemon GO Halloween 2017 - We're back once again with another update of Pokemon Go, a game which has kept going through the thick and thin of it. It's lasted well over a year, with the game still attracting millions of players to it on a regular basis. The last update was done back in June of this year, where we were introduced to the raid mechanic. Now we're back once more, but this time around, things have gotten spooky once more! Of course, last year, we saw Gastly's, Haunter's and even Marrowaks (Sorry Gen I players for those sad memories!) What do we get for this year's Halloween special?
3 Quick & Easy DIY Halloween Costumes - With Halloween fast approaching, you may be wondering what costume you could pull off. Should it be a wicked witch, a powerful vampire or hey, perhaps throw a bedsheet over your head and say ‘oOoOo’? But if you want something that looks great, is low cost and is great for anyone, then look no further. Here are 3 ideas for Halloween costumes this year, that anyone can do.
Top 10 – Necromancers - “A Necromancer! I hoped I’d never have to lay my eyes on one of your kind again” – Gheed. Yes, the Necromancer is a powerful spellcaster who is capable of bringing the dead back to life. With a penchant for the macabre, these dark magicians are able to manipulate bone, flesh and even go so […]
Trick or Treat & Halloween - Last week, we warned you of the horror’s of All Hallows Eve, by telling you the tale of Ness and Paula as they encountered the pumpkin villain, the Trick or Trick Kid. But what happens when you’re offered the chance for a treat? What happens when someone says those three fateful words to you: Trick or Treat? After last weeks’ horrific tale, this week comes one even more frightful, as we dive deep into Rapture.
GeekOut Shrewsbury – Such Plans - October’s GeekOut Shrewsbury is in only a week, and after eight months I think we are – as a group – settling into a pleasant routine that’s broadly enjoyable. A competition one month, a pub quiz the next, board games to keep us going, food, drink, and light heartedness. We average somewhere between twelve and […]
Final Fantasy: 30th Anniversary Arrangement – A Fan Project - One of the joys of running the much loved GeekOut Bristol Meet, is meeting people who are truly passionate about something, be it a franchise, a type of game, an anime or otherwise. Over the past thirty years, Final Fantasy has been in our homes, in video games, anime, animated films, manga and so much more. It's a hugely influential series which has touched many of us in some way or another. As such, it's great seeing such a strong fan community out there.
Short Horror - Sketch comedy has been a staple form of the genre for a long time, because it’s very easy to tell a joke and even easier to do so in a visual media with physical comedy, tangible characters, and short narratives. Short-form horror is not quite so easy. It’s a genre that benefits from time, and […]
GeekOut Bristol Meet – October 14th: VAMP-TASTICAL! Gallery - We came, we saw, we drank and we dined. GeekOut Bristol Meet was as loud as ever, seemingly slightly busier than usual and with a competition that really seemed to gnaw at everybodies necks. So whilst we were being so merry, time went by so quickly as we had games on the go, people discussing everything, including a rather deep conversation about life in the conservatory. Deep stuff, guys.
Video Game Review: The Elder Scrolls III – Morrowind - Remember the days where slashing at a mudcrab was infuriating? Me neither. If you've ever been through the realm of Tamriel before, but you haven't experienced Morrowind, then you're in for a treat. However, I thought I would do something different for this review. Welcome to Morrowind, made much prettier with the Morrowind Graphics Extender.
Top 10 – Severed Heads - Next on the chopping block, a Top 10 that springs to mind when thinking of Hallowe’en. It was necks to impossible to pick from our examples, but we made some real headway and have ranked some examples that are truly head and shoulders above the rest and it’s heads, it’s severed, decapitated, removed from the […]
Pumpkins & Halloween - As we approach All Hallows’ Eve, tales of ghosts and ghouls become commonplace. Today, I wish to tell you a tale of a young man and a young lady, by the names of Ness and Paula, who fought off unspeakable evils. But before they could take on true evil, they had to overcome fear itself. This time, it wasn’t a ghost or a ghoul, but rather it was the wickedness of humanity itself, with an injection of the macabre. This is the story of Ness and Paula encountering the Trick or Trick Kid.
Review – Layers of Fear - October means horror games, and it doesn’t matter how much I love horror, I really have no stomach for horror games, I’d play Amnesia in twenty minute chunks, Little Nightmares gives me the shivers, and I’m stuck on Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder… but it’s also very creepy so I’m glad I’m stuck. […]
Heat Signature – Game Review - I remember seeing the Beta of this Heat Signature and was really interested to see what it was like, once it was complete. Now that the game is out of Beta, I've gotten my hands on a copy of the game. So we ask the age-old question, was it worth the wait and more importantly is it worth the money?
Can Board Games Be Scary? - When it comes to horror a new king has come to seize the crown, and though the recumbent cinema may still be giving us a few greats, not doubt video games are the heir apparent. But given the renaissance era of board games has produced wonders that even have the power to put chess to […]
BristolCon 2017 - The annual sci-fi and fantasy convention based in the heart of Bristol, BristolCon is a great time out for all fans of literature and art. Whether you're a fan of large or small authors, or if you want new sci-fi and fantasy inspired art pieces to display around your humble abode, this is the event for you. BristolCon, coming on October 28th, is a fun-filled one day event with interesting panels, local authors and artists and much more. If you're a sci-fi/fantasy geek, then read on for more as you will want to check this out!
Project Working: 5 Tools To Get You Through Your Projects - Projects are a huge demand on an individual, especially if you have personal projects that you want to get through yourself. However, it doesn’t have to be so hard. With so many tools built for you to manage your projects, it can be just as hard choosing the right applications for you. This article covers five tools that I use regularly, helping me get through any project (and what I use them for).
Top 10 – Teleporting Characters - The power of teleportation is a skill which few possess; a skill of true concentration and energy. The characters we’ll be chatting about in today’s list are all masters of their craft, able to teleport seemingly with ease. It’s as if moving their, or another whole mass, is just like breathing to you or I. […]
Mobile Game Review: Hyper Heroes - Ever felt that heroes weren’t active enough? That they were all a little too sluggish; a little too slow to the action? Wouldn’t it just be better if you could fling a champion at a situation and let them do all of the hard work? Well then, this very specific scenario has finally got a solution, as we check out the mobile game for Android and iOS, Hyper Heroes. Is it any good, or is it a little too charged with sugar?
Making Your Fighter Awesome - Fighters are the soldiers, mercenaries, warriors, the armour + weapon meatstick that goes first through close corridors and stands at the front of a fight yelling “come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough”. They’re often cold, functional, and unimaginative, fine for a new gamer, but if you’re comfortable with the rules […]
Festival of the Spoken Nerd | GeekOut Interviews - After a few months of waiting, I went to see the Festival of The Spoken Nerd show in Wells last week. I had no idea what to expect from the show but was curious to find out and took four fellow geeks along with me. It was a busy crowd from a very varied age range, that I think spanned from 12 to 50+ and I think it certainly had something for everyone.
Review – A Cure For Wellness - It’s an enjoyable thing to review a film that you neither like nor dislike occasionally. You grow tired of the constant compliments or unmerciful dissection, and to find a film that is both good and bad across multiple elements is a perverse delight. Let me start by saying that I enjoyed A Cure For Wellness, […]
Japan Crate – September ’17 Edition (Tony Hawk Crate) - JapanCrate is back and this month, the food and drink was hand picked by the skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk. So whether you're a fan of Tony Hawk (or indeed his skateboard company, Birdhouse), or if you just care about the delicious snacks within, then read on for this months unboxing!
GeekOut Shrewsbury Meet – September ’17 - Despite the start of a new university year, the GeekOut crowd has proven harder to diminish. Oh sure, we’ve lost a few regulars along the way, I’m sure they’ll come back when they are able, but with an early season cold starting I was glad of the quieter meet this month. Palmers was a quiet […]
Top 10 – Mechas - Mechs are big. Mechs are hulking. Mechs are armoured up and they protect the person who controls them as much as they can, whilst wreaking undeniable damage. Mechanised vehicles, Autobots and other mechanical behemoths are included within this week’s Top 10 list. We’re not including every machine, but it has to be motorised, it has […]
Streaming For a Niche on Twitch - Twitch.tv; the name evokes the image of men and women sitting in front of their screen playing video games for their audience. Yet since last year, when people decided they would spend a night watching a man compose and play melodies on his piano, or even a weekend reliving the magic that was Bob Ross, the “Creative” tag for streams has been growing in popularity.
Re-Skinning Spells part 2 - So, rather than starting with my spell like I did in my Re-Skinning Spells part 1 last week, I’ll be starting with the spellcaster. To give your unique character a unique feel rather than just a colour-by-numbers hack-n-slash dungeon crawler, plant a little of their personality onto their spell list. For each character I’ll be […]
The Shrewsbury Insider: Harry Potter’s Labyrinth, D&D in The Cave - Ahh, Shrewsbury is a-growing. We have a thriving nerd community around town, GeekOut Shrewsbury is only one addition to a variety of events, groups, societies and organisations with a geeky slant. Shrewsbury, let me tell you, we are the envy of many towns and cities around the country where the gamers, film buffs, fantasy, sci-fi, […]
Serial Cleaner – Video Game Review - Cast your mind back to last year, when I reviewed a game called Party Hard that had nothing to do with the Andrew WK song of the same name. As you may remember, Party Hard is the game where you play a serial killer and are tasked with taking out as many of the partying […]
GeekOut Bristol Meet – October 14th: VAMP-TASTICAL! - GeekOut Bristol Meet is back on October 14th. Come join us for an early Halloween treat! Read on to find out more about the event, the competition and much more!
GeekOut UK: Badge System - GeekOut UK is our brand new website in the making - Something we've been working on for a rather long time now. As the release of the new website draws ever closer, we're going to celebrate by showing all of you some snippets of what can be expected of the new site. Today, we're going to talk about a topic we covered a long time ago, but this time it takes the form of a badge system.
Top 10 – Old Games Companies We Loved - Ladies and gentlemen, geeks and nerds, we are gathered here in memoriam of those we have lost but not forgotten. This is a sad Top 10 to have to write, because the games companies we have assembled below have all contributed titles to history that have inspired and driven creative minds world-over to go into games design, or in some other way create incredible works. For reasons beyond their own control these companies have fallen by the wayside to create no more.
NaNoWriMo 2017: What You Need To Know - NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an event that takes place annually in november. The event has been running since 1999 and in that time the company responsible for the event, also called National Novel Writing Month, has become a nonprofit. But what exactly is NaNoWriMo and what can you get out of the event? We've written about this event several times, but we've never written a sort of primer on how to get involved, or what you need to know. If the idea of writing a novel in a month sounds like a blast, a terrifying prospect, or something you find slightly curious - Then read on, as NaNoWriMo is a beast that should be taken on by all comers!
Re-Skinning Spells - A follow-up to similar articles I wrote on using D&D creature stats to make original sounding creations, how about giving your spell caster some original twists? There are a few different ways you can personalise your spell list, simply changing the appearance such as the colour, the sound, the very sensual content of your spell, is […]
Stephen King’s IT – Film review - "Being a horror fanatic, you have to work pretty hard to shock me with horror films these days", writes Catharsisjelly who recently went to see IT in the cinema. And now his verdict is in!
Marvel’s Secret Empire (Part 2) - The continuation of our guest post from Ed Brown of last week which has had to be split into two parts, in which Ed explores Marvels major story-arc, the Secret Empire. We left mid-discussion about Captain America switching sides to H.Y.D.R.A and the fact that it put a lot of people off… Super-hero Segregation You’re […]
Video Game Reivew – Alice: Madness Returns - "You're back in Wonderland, Alice." - But this time, things aren't the same. Things have gone quite mad. You could say that all of the time Alice has been stuck in an orphanage, has only made her more derranged, or at least more cynical. Now we must return to Wonderland, where a train has been seen destroying the imaginative world. Why has this train taken off? What has happened to the laws of Wonderland and more importantly, can we see that amazing Vorpal Dagger once again?
Card Game Review: Unusual Suspects - Looking for a card game where you get to judge cartoon characters? Looking for something quick and easy to set up and play? Want a game with lots of unique looking characters, random questions to ask about them and to be co-operative? Yes? Good. Read on for Unusual Suspects; a game above everything we just said.
Top 10 – Keys - This week there’s no need to hold the door, as we have the very key to unlock it! We all know that key’s take many different forms, from cards, to the typical metallic key shape that we’re used to. So long as these items adhere to a standard look, or are used to open locks […]
Japan Crate: August ’17 – Anniversary Edition - Japan Crate is an excellent box of food and drink, which has been picked by the Japan Crate team based in Japan. What's more, they ship these delicious boxes for free! Interested? Read on for this months crate!
My Dungeon Masters - No man is an island, inspiration does not come from nowhere, and there are too many people to whom I owe thanks for developing my skills as a Dungeon Master. Today feels like the day to thank a lot of people, I’m coming to ten years a slave to the hobby (is that reference in […]
Pocket Mars – Board game review - Pocket Mars is a card game that boasts simple rules, and packs a lot of gameplay. I've had a copy of it for a while now and remember talking to the publishers Board and Dice about it back at UKGE, and at our recent September Meetup, I finally got round to playing it.
Marvel’s Secret Empire (Part 1) - Or How to Alienate Your Readers with a Great Storyline We’re heading towards October, the time of year where the Marvel Universe receives its annual shake-up at the climax of a 5-month long universe-spanning crossover that involves every hero with TV or silver screen time (planned or actual) and nearly every support character they’ve ever […]
YouTube Channel Update - It's been a rather long time since we spoke about our YouTube channel, so I wanted to actually let you all know why that is and what we're doing to make content for this in the not-too-distant future. Interested in finding out where we've been? Read on!
GeekOut Bristol Meet – September 8th: TECHY TEACHINGS Gallery - We really do love technology; that much is certain. We proved how much we love our tech, by showing off our new Raspberry Pi Arcade! However, that wasn't all we did, as once again the geeks of Bristol gathered around for a night of fun and games; of both board and video variety. We drank together, we sang together (seriously, that happened) and overall we had a great time together. But hey, you're here to see some pictures of the event and to learn a bit more about what happened. Along with seeing the pictures, we'll share the competition so you can have a go if you'd like to!
Top 10 – Righteous Heroes - The Righteous Hero is someone who has a rather strong sense of justice; to the point where you question how they can be so… Well… Righteous! They’re often overbearing, self-promoters who talk a big game. Worse still, typically these do-gooders know how to back themselves up. But hey, you’re here to see who our favourite […]
Gaming Genres: Multiplayer (with Friends) - Good friend of GeekOut Murray Butler is back with another edition of Gaming Genres where this time, he discusses Multiplayer (with friends). What does he mean by this? Read on to find out more!
Review – Elder Scrolls Legend - Can’t afford the millions of cards required to get competitive at Magic? Don’t have space for a collection, or friends with decks? Well why not play Hearthstone? I kid, I haven’t played Hearthstone either. I hear it’s free, but I look at a multiplayer game that big and I’m immediately put off, and to be […]
Review: Doctor Who RPG - I was both curious and anxious when I read that there was a Doctor Who RPG. The child inside of me was gleeful that people had put the Doctor Who universe into a form that can be played by many and then the adult in me grew very cynical indeed. I wondered how they would deal with the Doctor as a character, will this be played by a player or is the Doctor like a super cool NPC.
Review – Batman and Harley Quinn - My stance on DC over the last few years has been pretty unwavering. Their efforts on the big screen have been laughable, as evidenced by the sheer amount of derision slung its way; television productions have been split down the middle, with the Flash and Arrow bringing some exceptional quality that has not been reflected […]
GeekOut Bristol Meet – September 8th: TECHY TEACHINGS - Whether or not you're a big tech fan, we're back for another great GeekOut Bristol Meet. So come along, share your passion for technology (and all of your geeky interests) and show us what it means to be the ultimate tech-head!
GeekOut Shrewsbury Meet – August ’17 - Increasingly our Shrewsbury Meets are earning their 18+ requirement, and less for the venue’s legal limitations and more about what happens when our regulars get into a Bucket of Doom. It’s been another month of madcap hilarity, new faces, old faces, new games and a failed attempt at playing NYET! and after a busy month, […]
Top 10 Shocking Deaths - When you’re engrossed in a work of fiction, nothing is certain. From what direction the antagonists are going to take the story, to the sudden, tragic loss of a major character that you’re deeply invested in. Many of us have watched series, played games, or read books where a character is taken away from us just far too soon. We’re here to share with all of you our Top 10 Shocking Deaths in all forms of media.