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Uber Goober (2004)

 |  Documentary  |  June 2004 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Anonymous

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A film about gamers?
24 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well there are many documentaries out about pretty much everything in this day and age. Pinguins, mafia hit-man your neighbor's mop... but of course now they have gone to the gaming industry.

Let me warn you first before I give my review. I am a gamer and this will therefore effect my rating. I am also a table top gamer and this will also effect my rating.

Let me start with the plus side of this film. It was very good for what it covered and managed to show off not only the less offensive aspects of gaming but also try and sate many of the critics of gaming calling it satanic. For those aspects it is a good movie for trying to debunk your relatives that think gamers go off and sacrifice a goat every Friday night.

On the down side the movie tends to cater more to the live action and war gaming crowd almost totally leaving out the table top and card players which make up the vast majority. It still kind of paints gamers as a bit off form mentally but live action does this occasionally. For a non gamer this movie leaves one with more questions than answers. In a way this is good as it gets people asking but it is bad if watched alone.

In the end I believe Uber Goober is a fairly good film about live action and war gamers as well as a good game to try and dispel some of the negativity around gaming but without someone to explain it I would not recommend this to non-gamers.

If you are looking to understand what your child does every Friday night then you need to ask them and don't bother with this film.


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