Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Serves Up Food and Frenzy

It’s the lunch rush at Teragon Supertower, and it’s up to you to feed the hungry masses as the orders pour in. The sequel to the original Cook, Serve, Delicious! places you in the role of a restaurant chef, racing to complete orders to appease customers. Note: I’ll be referring to Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! as CSD2 to save this article an outrageous number of exclamation points. In this game, cooking takes the form of quick-time events. A customer...

This Week in Geek (10/16/17–10/22/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 16th through Sunday, October 22nd. Board Game Night at Tamarack Tap Room What: Gaming When: Monday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Tamarack Tap Room The Tamarack Tap Room, in partnership with the Gaming Goat, presents a weekly Monday-evening meetup for board games and beer—meet new gamer friends and enjoy a brew. As with most public...

Saturday Night Space Opera Expands Twin Cities Sci-Fi Gaming with a Mini Convention

When someone picks up a 12-sided die, the popular imagination generally links it with a Dungeon Master’s Guide and tales of swords and sorcery rather than spacesuits and starships, an image crystallized among the general public by Weezer, Stranger Things, Freaks and Geeks, and more. But science fiction has been a part of role-playing games since the 1970s with James M. Ward’s Metamorphosis Alpha, among other systems, and local group Saturday Night Space Opera has been providing a space...

Win a Copy of the New Book Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive!

In addition to being the senior editor here at Twin Cities Geek, I’m also a book editor. Sometimes those books are geeky, too, which is the case with Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive—a book about the real-life science behind Star Trek technology. After realizing there was nothing like it already out there, I acquired Treknology for the Quarto Group in Minneapolis with astrophysicist and bona fide geek Ethan Siegel to write it. Some two years...

Throwback Thursday: The End of Evangelion Is an Aberrant Epilogue

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. When television series head to the theater, it’s often for sequels, reboots, remakes, or spinoffs. The case was different for Neon Genesis Evangelion, the Japanese animated series that became a sleeper hit of a giant robot anime that dealt with depression whipped up with spirituality. The show unfortunately didn’t...

Wonderful Women, Not Wonder Woman, Make Professor Marston Stand Out

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, directed and written by Angela Robinson and starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote, suffers from a PR problem. That PR problem is a vowel. If early social media is any indication, most people are expecting a movie about Wonder Woman. This ain’t that. This is about some wonderful women, plural. I understand the misinterpretation, however—the film does all that it can to visually remind the viewer that William Moulton Marston (Evans)...

Cuphead Combines Eye Candy and Brutal Difficulty

Cuphead is one of the most unique games to grace us with its anticipated release recently. Despite delays and a complicated development processes, it delivered on its promises; a mix of unforgiving difficulty and eye candy, this game is both beautiful and frustrating. It is not for the faint of heart, and some gamers may end up curled up in a corner. Drawing inspiration from 1930s animation, Cuphead looks like a Saturday-morning cartoon you might watch . . . on...

Why the Minnesota Lynx Are More Than Just a Winning Team

I was born and raised in Packers country. I grew up a mile away from where the Milwaukee Brewers play their home games. and I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where cheering for the Badgers is a way of life. So, as you might guess, I was trained to have disdain for any team with the word “Minnesota” in front of its name. That changed when I discovered the Minnesota Lynx. It happened in 2011, when the Lynx...

Dina Is a Documentary That Approaches Adult Autism with Heart and Humanity

It seems as though media around autism is on the rise. The BBC’s children’s programming has been focusing primarily on children with autism, and then Roger Ross Williams’s documentary Life, Animated showcased 20-year-olds with autism. Now we have a film that takes place further down the line in Dina, a documentary about older adults with these development disabilities. The film follows Dina Buno and Scott Levin as they are about to be married. Both of them have issues outside...

This Week in Geek (10/9/17–10/15/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 9th through Sunday, October 15th. Board Games & Beer What: Gaming, Food & Drink When: Monday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Tamarack Tap Room The Tamarack Tap Room, in partnership with the Gaming Goat, presents a weekly Monday evening meetup for board games and beer—meet new gamer friends and enjoy a brew. As with most...
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