Über Goober focuses on the often-misunderstood, sometimes-controversial, and always-kind-of-geeky world of Gamers. Director Steve Metze examines several different groups including historical miniature gamers, role-players, and those known simply as "LARPers." The film also explores opposition from religious groups, negative media portrayals, and some of the meanest 'man-on-the-street' interviews ever committed to video. Meet the Gamers, learn their exotic language, see their bizarre rituals, gasp at their semi-authentic costumes, and thrill to the painting techniques on their miniatures! Written by
A film about gamers
Did You Know?
The film premiered theatrically to a sold-out crowd at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas on 21 July 2004. The screening was introduced by "gaming legend" Steve Jackson, and director Steve Metze answered questions after the film. See more
There is a quote from Steve Jackson in the closing credits about how boring he thought the film would be when the director asked him for an interview. He was never interviewed due to scheduling conflicts, and later said after he'd seen the film that he really liked it and was glad it had gotten made. See more
Referenced in Year at Danger
"It's a Fanboy Christmas"
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