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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.

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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.

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Japan Crate – September ’17 Edition (Tony Hawk Crate)

Fans of Japanese snacks rejoice, as we’re back with another edition of Japan Crate unboxing. If you’ve never read one of these articles before, every month we get a premium crate from Japan Crate and we rate what we think about the food and drink within. There’s always a theme to the boxes and for those of you who saw the title, this months crate is full of goodies that were hand picked by the skateboard legend himself, 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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Japan Crate: August ’17 – Anniversary Edition

If you’ve somehow missed our previous articles on this subject, then you’re missing out on a delightful treat! Japan Crate is an excellent box of food and drink, which has been picked by the Japan Crate team based in Japan. Originating in the US, when the founder of Japan Crate, Hank Rao, travelled to Japan and came back enthusiastic about the colours and the vibrancy of the culture. Since then, the team moved to Tokyo, so they can actually source the food and drink themselves from the land of the rising sun. As such, I originally thought there’d be high shipping fees: But the answer to that is a resounding nope. They ship these delicious boxes for free!

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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. As well as this, I’ll actually let you know why there’s been such a lack of updates on the channel. If you’ve ever watched my Stonekeep videos, or wanted to get more into the Final Fantasy IX Let’s Play I was recording, then read on!

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Review: Doctor Who RPG

I admit 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.

Will there be references to the Doctors companions from the series? Which ones and indeed which Doctor/s are we going to interact with? There really was only one way to find out and so in a recent Humble Bundle sale, I picked up the RPG and some companion books to go with it. The following will only deal with the main rulebook and will try to look at it with a fresh pair of eyes with no expectations. This is going to be hard!

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Hidden Gem: Firestorm Games

There are a lot of companies out there that promote gaming in all shapes and sizes; from video game companies, to board game companies, tabletop wargaming and oh so much more. Recently, Jake and I went for a trip to Cardiff, as we were just sight seeing, but we wanted to go and find a shop as per the suggestion of a friend through Facebook. We decided to seek out Firestorm Games, a shop that’s out of the way, but within a short walking distance of Cardiff station – and boy oh boy, was it ever worth the visit?

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