Geek Culture

Latest Stories

HANDS ON: F–k the Game will mess with your mind (but just don’t say fuck)

By on

For the past few years when covering PAX, we’ve never really ventured outside the video games section and covered the tabletop gaming section. Well, given the fact that PAX has now given it more prominence at this year’s event – we decided to take a look at what’s available. And one of the games that caught my eye was F–k the Game. It was probably the provocative title, but I am […]

Steven Moffat to leave Doctor Who after series 10 – to air in 2017

By on

Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (Creative Commons) Steven Moffatt, the showrunner for Doctor Who since 2010, has announced that he will be stepping down after six years with the show. The news was first reported by the Radio Times and confirmed by the BBC via Twitter. Steven Moffat will step down as Head Writer & Exec Producer after S10… Chris Chibnall to take over! pic.twitter.com/iMhNoEAegy — Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 22, 2016 His successor will be […]

Doctor Who to premiere on ABC iview before TV broadcast

By on

Here’s some good news for Doctor Who fans – though it is no surprise. The ABC has confirmed that they will put the new series of Doctor Who on iview before its primetime broadcast on ABC TV. The first episode of the 12-part series, The Magician’s Apprentice, will be available to watch on iview from 5:30am Sydney time. Times for other episodes will vary due to daylight savings and when the show is […]

All the Star Wars Announcements! @ D23 – Disney Fan Expo

By on

Disney and Lucasfilms had a field day at the D23 Expo in Anaheim last weekend by revealing a bunch of Star Wars related announcements. I’m going to take a moment to catch you all up on the coolest and most crucial points: Firstly, there are going to be renovations to Disneyland and Disney World, as the company plans include a Star Wars Land to the map. Yep, that’s right. “We are creating a jaw-dropping […]

First four episodes of Game of Thrones’ new season leaked onto torrent sites

By on

HBO will no doubt be angry today as it appears that the first four episodes of the new season of its hit show Game of Thrones have been leaked online to torrent sites – just a day before the show’s return tomorrow. According to several online reports, the torrents are definitely real – though I’ve heard a report from Twitter that episode two is just episode one again. They are likely […]

Meet Falconman – the hilarious crappy ripoff of Batman

By on

Tired of seeing the action-packed superhero movies based on comic book heroes from Marvel and DC Comics, and want something more original? For the very few people who actually said yes to that rhetorical question, meet Falconman – a superhero movie starring two well-known Francophone actors: Gerard Depardieu and Jean Claude Van Damme. As the name suggests, the hero of the film is Falconman. He is the “21st century reincarnation of Robin Hood” – […]

We’re giving away a deck of Cards Against Humanity!

By on

If you have been living under a rock, the folks behind Cards Against Humanity recently launched the Australian edition of the hilarious (and very politically incorrect) card game. Well, here’s your chance to get a Cards Against Humanity deck of your very own for free. The lucky winner will get: ONE deck of Australian Edition of Cards Against Humanity ONE Cards Against Humanity Reject Pack expansion – containing the favourite cards of […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Geeky Gifts – Wear, See and Hear

By on

Want to give someone something a bit geeky this Christmas? Have no fear, we are here to help with some ideas on what you should give a geek. This year, we’ve split our geeky gift guide into two. While our first guide dealt with geeky toys and gizmos, our second guide – Wear, See and Hear – focuses on geeky wearables, clothing, music, movies and print. We have tried to find items that will […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Geeky Gifts – Play and Build

By on

Want to give someone something a bit geeky this Christmas? Have no fear, we are here to help with some ideas on what you should give a geek. This year, we’ve split our geeky gift guide into two. This one, Play and Build, focuses on the gadgets, games and electronics we know that geeks of all ages will enjoy getting under the Christmas Tree this season. We have tried to find items […]

PAX Australia 2014: On the Expo Floor

By on

From live League of Legends matches, lots of titles to play from the major and indie game studios, and the occasional marching band at the Cards Against Humanity booth – the expo floor was the epicentre for most of the action at PAX Australia 2014. If you weren’t lucky enough to acquire a badge for this year’s PAX Australia, then you missed a ton of stuff – including the first […]

PAX Australia – Cosplay Part 1

By on

Day One of PAX Australia is done and dusted, with two more days to go – and like every expo, there is bound to be some people who dress for the occasion. For all three days, we will be featuring some of the more elaborate and well-done cosplay we saw on the ground while covering the show. Here is Part 1 of our Cosplay Photo compilation. We’re writing stories all […]

Ingress now available for iOS

By on

If you aren’t already aware of Ingress, it’s a virtual Augmented Reality game developed by the Niantic Project. The application installed on your phone acts as a “scanner” which allows you to see mysterious energy (known as Exotic Matter or XM in game) which has been discovered by a team of scientists in Europe. You can interact with Portals and create control fields which will add to your team’s global Mind Units (MU) score. […]

Prepare Yourself: Doctor Who has a full length trailer for Season 8

By on

Prepare yourself Whovians! Doctor Who’s Season 8 trailer is ready to be watched and gives us a glimpse of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. The new trailer features a flaming TARDIS, Daleks, Dinosaurs and a rather frightened Clara Oswald. While not strictly “techy”, this definitely appeals to some of our geeky sides. I’m excited for the new Doctor Who season and I’m sure many of you are as well. Will you be watching […]

Cards Against Humanity is coming to Australia, seeking submissions for local edition

By on

Today has been a big day for tech news: we had the announcement of the LG G3, Microsoft showed off its new real-time translator for Skype, and Google Chromecast is finally here in Australia. To be honest, however, all of them pale in comparison with the news I bring you – that the infamous card game Cards Against Humanity is finally coming to Australia. The news was announced on Facebook by Critical Hit […]

Crossing the line: YouTube community in crisis as sexual assault allegations are made public

By on

The YouTube community has been rocked by allegations of sexual assault, emotional manipulation and inappropriate behaviour made by fans against some of the more popular members of the community. It all began last week when a former girlfriend of Tom Milsom, Olga, wrote in a Tumblr blog post that during her six-month relationship with the blue-haired musician, Milsom was abusive and coerced her into having sex with him.