Posts in category "Video Games"

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY! Game Night with Peter Sagal

I got so wrapped up in preparing for last night’s event with Lakeshore Beverage that I almost forgot- I have tickets to give away. I just have to remember what they’re for. Hmm. Wait wait… don’t tell me… GOT IT. The tickets are for Game Night with Peter Sagal! It’s an NPR geek’s dream come true.... Read more »

Join Chicago's First Arcade Tournament League... at a Discount!

Beercades (that’s “beer arcades,” gentle reader) are popping up all over Chicago.  Emporium and Headquarters are opening second locations.  I just visited Replay for the first time.  They’re all a blast, but I’m admittedly easy to please.  Beer + video games = My Happy Place. If there’s any downside to beercades, it’s their overwhelming popularity.  On a busy... Read more »

I've Been Caught by the April Fools' Pokémon Game on Google Maps

I hate pranks. I still remember the time when my mother snapped the white parts off of some candy corn, and then told me she was eating her teeth.  I cried!  Granted, I was a small child.  I was considerably older, however, when she woke me up and told me I was late for school-... Read more »
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3 Affordable PC Games I Can't Stop Playing

Thank goodness- it’s finally above freezing here in Chiberia- er, Chicago.  My workplace closed for two days during the big chill.  This allowed me to make HUGE progress on my wedding.  I also got to put some quality time into my favorite activity of all: sweet, sweet video games. At long last, I got a... Read more »

Headquarters Beercade AND Emporium Arcade Bar are Getting Second Locations

Two of my favorite places to hang out are about to double in scope.  Get ready, gamers!  Chicago’s Headquarters Beercade (currently in Lakeview) AND Emporium Arcade Bar (currently in Wicker Park) are getting second locations. Headquarters Beercade is launching store number two in River North.  Its opening is scheduled for Spring 2014.  I hope the date sticks!  It would... Read more »

This GEEKend: Tokens, Tankards, and The Multiverse vs. George Lucas

I spent all of yesterday in full face makeup as Scar from The Lion King (see pictures on my Twitter).  Then, my fiance and I threw a Halloween shindig that doubled as our Engagement Party.  People brought beer, Booberry cereal, and Ghoul-Aid!  ADULTHOOD!!  Thinking I’d have today off, I happily drank and stayed up late.... Read more »
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Geeky Wedding Dresses in Science Fiction and Fantasy

First up are two lovely dresses from Doctor Who.  These are particularly special because they weren't designed by a costume department.  Donna Noble (left) wore a Jasper Conran piece, and Amy Pond (right) rocked Ben de Lisi.  These were, at one point, available in UK stores.  Now, they'll occasionally pop up on eBay or eBay UK.  Just beware; Whovians are VICIOUS when it comes to online auctions!
At the beginning of March, I had the honor of standing up in my best friend’s wedding.  Since then, I’ve had weddings on the brain (watch out, geek guys)!  I’ve been thinking about my own, possible, maybe-someday wedding, and just how geeky I’d like it to be.  Would I go subtle, or full-on “Mal and... Read more »

Emporium Arcade Bar Will Be More Hipster Than Geek

Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park has been pushing back its Grand Opening since at least March.  The staff has been hired.  Building inspections have been passed.  Countless tweets and status updates from Emporium have promised “SOON”, but the doors remain closed.  At this point, it’s almost a joke.  Emporium has told its fans to... Read more »

It's Me or the Horde! Rules for SOs Playing MMOs

When a geek loves another geek very much, sometimes they express that love in a very special way… they join a massively multiplayer online game (MMO).  I know you’ve heard of them: World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars, etc.  They can be fun to play together, but it’s important to be safe.... Read more »
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