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Weekly Round-Up

When I first started Mid-Life Gamer Geek back in the now utopian beforetimes of *checks notes* 2019, my intention was to continue writing about gaming; video games, board games and […]

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Kickstarter: The Star Legation

I first covered The Star Legation earlier this year after checking out the impressive and rather generously sized demo. I was very taken with how well written the game was, as well as the variety on offer with the look and feel of the characters you interact with along the way. The Star Legation is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter […]

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Book Review: Judges: The Avalanche by Michael Carroll

The first in a series of novellas covering the origins of the world seen in 2000AD’s Judge Dredd, Michael Carroll’s novella is currently available in a digital edition or in an Omnibus containing the first three novellas in the series. Set a little over a decade into the future from now against a backdrop of worsening poverty, inequality and political […]

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Comic Book Review: The Ballad of Halo Jones: Volume 2

Having recently reviewed the first volume of Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s classic series, it was only a matter of time before I reacquainted myself with the continuing chronicles of Halo Jones – and, as with the first volume, it’s been an absolute joy to rediscover the series and experience it all over again, several decades later. The second volume […]

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Comic Book Review: Zombo: Can I Eat You Please?

Until recently, I hadn’t been a regular reader of 2000AD for close to 20 years. I’d dive into the odd Special and Annual issues here and there to read one-off stories, but I hadn’t been keeping up with the weekly series for a long time. Mostly, it’s because you’ll often pick up an issue of 2000AD when at least a […]

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Comic Book Review: Predator vs Judge Dredd (1997)

Coming in 1997 – ten years after the first Predator movie hit screens and twenty years after Dredd’s comic book debut – Predator vs. Judge Dredd hardly came at the height of either character’s popularity. It had been seven years since the Predator’s not exactly well received second cinematic outing – and just two since Stallone’s mostly-helmetless Dredd disgraced the […]

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Review: Destroy All Humans! (2020)

When the original Destroy All Humans! was released way back in 2005, it was a real breath of fresh air. It was packed full of humour and endless references to pop culture, as well as real world conspiracy theories and political figures. It even featured actual footage from what was, at one stage, regularly named as the worst film of […]

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Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel

Based on the early 90s Japanese manga strip Ganmu – translated into English as Battle Angel Alita – and the 1993 animé (also known in English as Battle Angel Alita), this James Cameron-produced, Robert Rodriguez-directed film was originally announced way back in 2003, with Cameron set to direct. However, with James Cameron now seemingly invested in directing nothing but the […]

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Board Game Review: Judge Dredd: Block War

There’s been a welcome resurgence of interest in Judge Dredd on the tabletop in recent years. Not only have we seen the excellent – if ridiculously challenging – The Cursed Earth, but there’s also been a miniatures game, an RPG and other board games too, perhaps most notably the critically acclaimed retheming of Wildlands, Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter – which […]