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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

by Matt Gearyon 04/07/2021
The hitman’s wife’s bodyguard is action-packed star studded and completely bombastic buuuut seems to be either trying too hard or conversely not trying at all and I’m not sure which one. It’s not unenjoyable to be fair, with classic Ryan Reynolds moments throughout but it’s not a film you’ll go to watch again any time […]

Mortal Kombat 2021 – Review

by Matt Gearyon 24/04/2021
Video game films are generally pretty hit and miss and in some cases just downright bad. A lot of the time the source material is used liberally and the more fantastical stuff is just ignored, or in the case of Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, so over the top that it’s badly comical. Not the case in the new Mortal Kombat, it’s true to the games, fantastical in part but grounded and it’s a bloody romp ( literally)

Axis & Allies: Zombies – Review

by Matt Gearyon 30/12/2020
What was a pretty unchanged game over 4 decades has now, ironically, been given a new lease of life with the addition of Zombies. A 3rd dimension that really creates a sense of tension and uncertainty within a gain that already is quite tense at times.

I’m a new DM and I Ran a False Hydra; you should too

by Matt Gearyon 26/07/2020
First up, if you have read the title of this, are a D&D player and have no idea what a False Hydra is… then great! Stop now, don’t google it and go and ask your DM to run one. If he/ she doesn’t know, then have them look it up; it’s a lot of fun, […]

RAW, RAI and rule abuse in Warhammer 40k; lets make a change

by Matt Gearyon 10/07/2020
I have been playing 40k since the days of the original Rogue Trader book in all it’s strange and weird glory. I took a small break in between 3rd and 5th editions, but within my time in the game, I never played competitively until 8th edition. Why? Well It seemed a bit more streamlined, and […]

The Geek Pride Cast #Thereturn

by Matt Gearyon 28/04/2020
We’re back! just over a year and a half and we’re back in the land of Podcasts. Matt, Josh, Jon Jo, Mark, Dan and Pete talk isolation, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and try not to get into an argument about Star Wars.. Again.

R.I.P. HANI FEARON

by Matt Gearyon 26/04/2020
Yesterday, 25/04/2020, Geek Pride lost one of it’s Editors, to Cancer. Her name was Hani Fearon and she was only 30. Hani was one of the original group who helped start Geek Pride and despite the tumult inherent in sites like ours, she was always there, always helping, always positive and every time I saw […]

Twilight Imperium 4th Edition – How to play with only 2 players

by Matt Gearyon 06/03/2020
TI4  is a 3+ player game, therefore if you only have two people you are pretty scuppered and your options are: don’t play; use one of the internet’s homebrews, which knocks out phases and adds restrictions ORRRRRR you could do what we did and play the 3rd player between us. Now this sounds strange but […]

Twilight Imperium 4th Edition- Review

by Matt Gearyon 06/03/2020
All in all, TI4 is a great game (though not the cheapest), balanced, not overly complex, quicker than you might think and with so much replayability. If you are the long hall war gaming type then you'll need to go into it understanding that it isn’t really a wargame, despite its look, it’s a game of diplomacy and threat… with the ability to war it out, if you must.

Pay to win and a dark future for gaming?

by Matt Gearyon 25/02/2020
In the news recently there was a piece about Sony patenting a new piece of technology. This is nothing new for Tech companies in general but where this patent seems to differ somewhat and could potentially be revolutionary to gaming is its algorithms that learn when you are struggling to defeat a part of the game or Boss and then offer you the option to buy a piece of armour, or a weapon , for a reasonable price, to progress past the point you are having issue with.