Category Archives: Geek

Check out Mana Bar!

When I was last in Melbourne, my brother showed me this place in Fitzroy called Mana Bar. Just that name in itself is pretty cool, but I really liked the concept as well: a bar, like any other bar, except with videogames for you and your friends to play.

So I guess the World of Warcraft isn’t the only place for geeks to get together and hang out, after all!

Anyway, we didn’t go in or anything cos we were rushing off to a party, but it does look like a really nice casual place to hang out and all. Just check out this awesome dress code:

For more info about the place, check out their website. There’s a branch in Brisbane too, apparently.

There are a few places like this in Singapore, but they tend to be very family/teen-centric, right? As in, the strongest drink you’re going to get is a Red Bull… and it’s just hard to feel comfortable when there are snotty teenagers and slimy kids running around and tripping on cables. A more 18+ sort of place would be a lot more comfortable for older more mature people like me.

Hmmm… there’s an idea!

People having fun with games in mana bar

These people look like they’re having fun!

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How to spot a real gamer girl

A lot of girls claim to be gamers these days, because you know, geek is chic and all. But how can you tell the difference between a real gamer girl and someone who only plays Angry Birds and Farmville?

You look for the mark!

Source: Reddit


Predicting Phase 2 of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

A guide to what may or what not happen for Marvel’s next slate of movies. Which means it’s not really a guide but some bullshit article where I feed my ego thinking I’m good at this predicting the future thing.

Yep, we’re definitely f****ed

The dust has settled over the announcements at San Diego Comic Con 2012, where once again, Marvel Studios stole the show with their panel for Iron Man 3, which featured some exclusive footage, titles for the sequels of the The Avengers’ Big Three and… even some new movie announcements; namely the rather obscure Ant-Man and Guardians of The Galaxy movies. Well, Ant-Man’s doesn’t have a release date yet but man, I just wanna see it happen. Especially if it’s going to be Marvel’s first real pure comedy superhero flick with Edgar Wright directing. With a test reel already shot, I would think that Marvel’s just waiting for Edgar to finish “World’s End” with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost so they can get down to “Pym-ping” business. So let’s take a look at the other films! Speculating’s all the fun these days in the blogosphere so let me try to attempt to use whatever knowledge I may have acquired while reading comics to try and predict whatever will happen to the Phase 2 movies of Marvel Studios. Chronologically, so we begin with…

1.) Iron Man 3 (Expected Release Date: 3rd May 2013)

The gold to red ratio is proportionate to the amount of women i’ve bedded to the ones I haven’t.

Iron Man’s all blinged out celebrating the success of “The Avengers” with a suit that’s more gold than red. Also expect to see a new paint job for War Machine, who’s borrowed the look of Norman Osborn’s Iron Patriot from the comics. The story is expected to be based around the “Extremis” arc from the comics. Guy Pearce will be playing baddie Aldrich Killian and Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen, the scientist who develops the nano-virus that when injected into Tony Stark, allows him to be able to do super groovy things like basically having the Iron Man armour at his command at all times. Fun factoid, the “Extremis” virus is another attempt at recreating the Super Soldier Serum, which interfaces with the brain and allows the body to repair tissue quickly and by itself . And of course, there was the role of the previously unannounced Sir Ben Kingsley, who at SDCC was confirmed to be playing the ultimate arch rival of Iron Man, The Mandarin! Apparently he’ll be rocking a ponytail and looking all rock star like and creepily saying “There are no heroes.” Good for you, Sir Ben… good for you.

A huge part of the movie will involve Tony Stark tackling the realities of the post-Avengers world, which the footage at SDCC includes including a scene in which Happy Hogan resigns from his job as Stark’s bodyguard, claiming that he was embarrassed every time someone asked him about his job and that hopes Tony’s having fun with his bunch of “superfriends”. That’s what I’m excited about, to see how Tony handles the consequences of “The Avengers”. And Jon Favreau finally being able to just act as Happy would be cool, considering that Happy does turn into “The Freak” later in the comics. Judging from the comments made by both Shane Black and Kevin Feige so far, I’d expect some kind of a techno virus war waged between Tony and Killian + Mandarin that’ll have Tony beaten and desperate enough to test out the Extremis virus on himself. From the preview footage, Mandarin and Killian put Stark into some deep shit, destroying his posh Malibu pad and his Iron Man armoury to go with it. Other than that, I don’t think I can predict too much of Shane Black’s script… guy’s great at comedy and raising tension though and he did “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” with Robert Downey Jr. too. Great fit. Can’t wait to see more. Continue reading


Someday I’ll get to go to Comic Con

One thing Americans and people who live close enough to the US can feel lucky for is Comic Con. This convention is like all kinds of awesome for geeks like me, but sadly I’ve never been to one due to a slight case of being on the other side of the world.

Anyway, Morgan Spurlock, the guy who ate nothing but McDonald’s for a month, is going to release another documentary about a bunch of geeks making their way to Comic Con. I guess short of moving to the US or saving my ass off for a plane ticket, this will as close as I’ll get to it.

Check out the trailer for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope!

Do you go to Comic Con much? If not, would you want to?


Sexy Fem-Cyclops cosplay!

Recently spotted at San Diego Comic-Con 2012: a female Cyclops!

Well, now you have an excuse for not looking her in the eyes – it’s for safety reasons!

Photo credit: Leonard Lee

Source: MTV


Awesome Game of Throne impersonations

If you’re among the millions of people who have been devotedly downloading episodes of Game of Thrones at HBO’s expense, then you’re going to enjoy this guy’s impersonations of all the characters.

Make sure you watch him all the way to his Jorah impersonations, cos that’s when it all goes really random and hilarious!


Ridiculously awesome Diablo 3 cosplay

Asians take their cosplay pretty seriously, so I really shouldn’t be too surprised at how awesome these Diablo 3-inspired outfits are… but I still am.

Check out these two outfits of a Demon Hunter and a Monk, and head to the source for even more pictures.

Thanks for the link, Alvin!

Source: Spiral Cats

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