The subtitle for my review of A Certain Magical Index was easy to come up with: Wizards vs Science. It’s just as easy for the sequel. In this story Kamijo and Index find themselves up against all sort of foes but especially churches and their penguin-esq army of nuns. Yes, nuns. If this doesn’t make […]
Watched games played on Twitch? WiFi wars lets you play along, in a team, on your smartphone. I first encountered Steve McNeil when he was one half of McNeil and Pamphilon’s Go 8-Bit and performing live shows in Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe. Since then Go 8-Bit has made it onto National TV and is hosted by […]
This is a review of the 2016 anime and not the live action film by Shunji Iwai which has the same name. What a name, huh? The question of the fireworks is a big one that runs though this magical anime so let’s get straight too it. Are firework explosions flat like a disc or […]
Masaaki Yuasa’s animation The Night is Short, Walk on Girl is not a visually beautiful anime in the traditional sense. This adaptation of the hugely popular Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome by Tomihiko Morimi is sometimes told with some very simple graphics. Nevertheless, once you get over your initial shock at the style and […]
I reviewed the Beyond the Boundary series back in January 2016 and called it a dangerous urban fantasy. It’s 18 months later and I remember it fondly – more fondly than I come across in that early review. On reflection I think that’s because the characters were so strong. As it happens I also reflected […]
Stranger Things 2 is due to hit Netflix on the 27th. We know there’s a Cthulhu inspired monster lurking in the sky. We know more 80s inspirations are layered into this series and as of today we know 6 episode titles. What about the rest? The Duffer brothers are keeping those secret for now in […]
$20 in backing gets you a copy of the Orcish Beefcake calendar. It’s no joke. It’s a Kickstarter and you can follow the progress here. Zombie Orpheus are asking for $15,000 and, at the time of writing, have made $8,700 from nearly 200 backers. [Back this Campaign] There is one special effects guru in the […]
It’s been too long since we’ve had some Only Leigh content on Geek Native. Her latest Doctor Who animation just pushed past 250,000 views. We catch up with the Doctor just as she regenerates and quickly learns life is going to be tough.
At the start of the year PETA complained about Games Workshop depicting fur on their miniatures. That call must have had some merit as PETA are back to pitch an idea to the geek community again. This time they’ve penned an open letter (PDF) to new showrunner Chris Chibnall to ask for the Doctor to […]
Look at those TARDIS. We’ve Peter Capaldi as 12 and David Bradley back doing his glourious work as 1. Long-time writer Mark Gatiss makes an appearance and, nice to see, the return of a certain companion. Are you looking forward to it? Or have you had enough of Who for a lifetime or thirteen?