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Andrew Girdwood is a gamer, a geek and a blogger. He's responsible for most of the drivel you'll find here on Geek Native. He's oddly proud of that. You can find out more about Andrew from his about me page.

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Take a look at LARP: the movie

It’s not often you see a Kickstarter video that oozes cinematic skill. In fact, there’s so much video goodness that there’s actually two videos; one for Kickstarter and another pitch video. Let’s look at both. [Back this Campaign] A $1 backing gets you a vote as to whether Larp Girl‘s character lives or dies. That’s […]

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60 year old book Leia battles screen Princess Leia

At the start of March we discovered that Suvudu would run another Cage Match of science and fantasy. On one side we had book versions of characters and on the other screen versions of characters. They would fight until the last one was standing. Each fight was imagined by an author and decided by a […]

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Short film: Minimus

Imagine the scene – it is ancient Rome, the armour-clad gladiators are in the Colosseum and these powerful men are ready to fight and die in front of the crowds. An honourable death awaits these powerful, experienced warriors. And then there is Minimus. He is the weediest gladiator the arena has ever seen. How much […]

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All out combat: Attack the Geek review

Attack the Geek is billed as a Ree Reyes Side-Quest and follows on in Michael R. Underwood’s Geekomancy urban fantasy series. As it happens; this is my first experience of the series, my first encounter with Ree and Geekomancy and therefore a bit of a gamble. It’s a gamble that paid off. I had no […]

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Mind over matter: A review of Guilty Crown Part 2

Part two of Manga’s Guilty Crown means episodes 12 to 21 and it also counts as one of those second halves to a hard hitting anime where the audience has every right to say; “Oh? There’s a part two?” For a review of part one pop over to The Power of Kings review published back […]

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The Game of Thrones medley

It’s a mashup of some recent pop songs and Game of Thrones. Very little in the way of spoilers and enough costume to engage your cosplay circuits. The video is the work of The Warp Zone, released just a few days ago is going viral as it approaches half a million views.

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Chalk Warfare 3.0 gets geeky

Have you seen any of the other Chalk Warfare videos? Here’s the link to Chalk Warfare 2. The series is essentially a demonstration of special effects and movie making skills. That said; the writing and ambition has gone up with each video and there are plenty of nice little twists in Chalk Warfare 3.0 that […]

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Wicked Child: Castlevania on the banjo

Where does Castlevania rate on your nostalgia meter? Do you remember the tunes? I didn’t expect to listen to Castlevania’s Wild Child theme played on a banjo when I crawled out of bed this morning but this is the age of the internet and such wonders are possible. You can hit up Banjo Guy Ollie’s […]

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The most dangerous game of Jenga ever filmed

This is not a game of Jenga you want to mess up. Each block weighs over 270kgs (600lbs). So what on Earth is going on? Cat, the company that makes all sorts of building machines, has a viral video success on their hands. There are a few of their machines getting to strut their stuff […]

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Competition: Boost your GM skills with a pack of Storyteller Cards

Storyteller Cards are a deck of 54 playing cards from Jason Tagmire and Campbell Whyte. The cards are designed to let you bring some random inspiration to your gaming. Flip a card over and let it guide you. How does that work? Each one has 4 unique elements; character, item, action and a location. Each […]

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