Legoland Japans Whimsical Upcoming Menu Looks Amazing

first_imgStay on target Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu There’s a brand new Legoland that’s supposed to be opening in Nagoya, Japan soon, as early as next month. And with its opening will come a whole lot of amazing-looking food based on the Legos that inspired the entirety of the attraction. Talk about being compelled to play with your food. The snacks you’ll see in Legoland are going to be absolutely awesome (like everything is, according to The Lego Movie.)Legoland Japan will open with seven differently-themed areas with five restaurants, and eight food stands. That means plenty of amazing new snacks inspired by Legos and lots of delicious, tasty treats you’ll be able to pick up throughout the theme park.There’s a whole smattering of Lego-related goodies to see, including an Abominable Slush you can find in the Bricktopia area, hot dogs from the Marina Snack Shack in the Lego City zone, roast beef and French toast in the Knight’s Kingdom zone, chocolate ices in Lego blocks, and more.You can check out a map of the park, and it’s seven various zones that include Bricktopia, Knight’s Kingdom, Pirate Shore, Miniland, Factory, Lego City, and Adventure. The Legoland theme park itself is opening up in its entirety as of April 1, and no, that’s not an April Fool’s joke.It’s a little bit of a trek, especially if you don’t live in the area, but if you’re planning a trip to Nagoya and want to experience some of the coolest Lego-related attractions currently out there on offer. You might want to take the time to pay a visit to this awesome-looking park, especially keeping the food in mind. Leave it to Japan to continue getting all these totally cool-looking (and mouth-watering) snacks. Where’s our own version of Legoland with all these super amazing foods? Call me. I’m waiting.Photos via Legoland Japanlast_img read more

Up Your Mobile Game With The New Razer Phone

first_imgStay on target Gamers being gamers, over time they’ve cultivated a stigma surrounding mobile games, that they aren’t as “real” as games on PC, console, or even dedicated gaming handhelds. As someone who spent five years covering mobile games almost exclusively, I’ll be the first one to tell you the space has some Problems, mostly revolving around free-to-play mechanics (which are now also infecting AAA console games). But it’s foolish to deny the loads of awesome games, from fun casual puzzlers to deep strategy RPGs, you can play on your phone or tablet.Serious gaming demands serious hardware, and one of our favorite makers of serious gaming hardware is Razer. You may know Razer from its PCs and console gaming peripherals like awesome laptops, headsets, and controllers. But when the company purchased smartphone manufacturer Nextbit earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before Razer expanded into the mobile market. And that time is now. We recently got to check out the upcoming, gamer-friendly, Razer Phone.Some specs for Razer Phone leaked out not too long ago, but here’s what the device officially packs, including some phone firsts. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. A whopping 8GB of RAM. 64GB of storage and microSD card support. A custom version of Android Nougat 7.1.1. A 5.72-inch 1440p IGZO LCD screen. 12MP rear cameras and a 8MP front camera. A beefy 4000 mAh QuickCharge battery. And speakers so loud we want to use this phone as our dedicated DropMix machine.So what does all that mean in practice? Well take for example the screen’s powerful variable refresh. It can go up to 120hz making for some of the smoothest Twitter scrolling I’ve ever experienced, and that’s cool for games too I guess. But the refresh is also smart enough to under throttle itself down to 20hz when the phone is idle to save power. In fact, you can customize loads of aspects, from resolution to frame rate to clock speed, to prioritize battery or performance. It’s like a gaming PC.The PC comparisons don’t stop there though. For mobile games that support it, which is all games by default unless the developers choose otherwise, they can run with smoother uncapped framerates thanks to the power of Razer Phone. Our demo units even had a frame counter so we could see this in action. Combined with the “Ultramotion” 120hz display, we compared this feature to Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.The Razer Phone is also just a nice physical product. I’m not a fan of big phones, but the thin black-and-grey rectangle still felt very sleek and fairly comfortable for one-handed casual play. Most of Razer’s product shots also show folks holding the phone sideways and tapping with both thumbs, again treating it like a serious mobile gaming device and maybe even a Nintendo Switch competitor. There will be limited versions of the phone with the trademark green snake Razer logo that’d be nice and visible when held this way. But unfortunately and inexplicably there’s no headphone jack, just USB-C.So what does it feel like to actually play games on Razer Phone? Pretty good! I played some more portable Prompto in the upcoming Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, and the experience seemed better than my time playing the game on a tablet at New York Comic Con. Other games Razer is working with include popular MOBA Arena of Valor, shooter Shadowgun Legends, and strategy spin-off Titanfall: Assault. Meanwhile, Pokemon GO already runs with an uncapped frame rate so it should see improvements on Razer Phone right from the start. And truly no phone can deliver a more hardcore Animal Crossing Pocket Camp experience.My biggest question going into this Razer Phone reveal was who is it for. A “gamer smartphone” sounds like an oxymoron these days considering how much the mobile gaming market favors casual free-to-play money traps. Even if you look at the biggest, most competitive, money-making, eSports-esque mobile games, would they and their audiences really get that much more from an ultra-powerful phone?But when you look at Razer Phone’s specs and $699 price point, you realize it’s pretty much in line with other high-end Android phones. The smattering of gamer features and Razer name are really about giving the phone a distinct identity in a sea of competitors more than anything else, and if there’s one thing gamers and smartphones enthusiasts both obsess over it’s cultivating personal identity through tech.Razer Phone launches November 17 but you can pre-order it right now. In America you can pick it up through Amazon or the Razer store while in Europe you can get it thanks to Three. Get Razer Phone over the iPhone X and not only will you up your mobile gaming experience but you’ll get to keep your face, too.View as: One Page Slides1/51. 2. 3. 4. 5. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. These Razer Cases Will Keep Your iPhone 11 Cool While GamingFinally, Razer Is Making a Gamer Toaster last_img read more

TShirt Tuesday The Best Shark Shirts

first_img Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: With Jason Statham facing off against a massive megalodon in The Meg, show your solidarity with these shark shirts.Space SharksSharks are pretty terrifying, but if you stay out of salt water there’s not a lot they can do to mess with you. Unless, as artist wytrab8 speculates, there are sharks out there who have figured out how to navigate the airless void between worlds, shooting lasers from their eyes as they devour everything in their wake. In a nearly infinite multiverse, the odds of there being real space sharks out there somewhere are pretty good. Don’t mind us if we lock ourselves inside for the next 30 or 40 years.$20, buy it here.Afternoon SnackWhat is it about a bikini that makes a girl taste that much better? Is it just because there’s less wrapping on the package, as it were? Whatever the case, the image of a beach bunny being menaced by a ravenous shark is an enduring one, and StevenRhodes uses the negative space of the shirt in a clever way to create a composition that wouldn’t be out of place on the sleaziest 70s movie poster. Sorry, your trip to the shore didn’t work out the way you thought it would.$20, buy it here.Sunken TreasureSharks are among the world’s most perfect carnivores, willing to choke just about anything down their gullet as long as it keeps them on the prowl. This really cool shirt by CPDesign gives us an X-ray view of this magnificent predator with the bones of a poor forsaken pirate down in there. He looks remarkably chill considering the awful way he died, but I guess a few years getting digested will work all the stress out of your bones.$20, buy it here.MegalodoomOne of the only redeeming factors about today’s shark is that they’re not big enough to swallow a person whole. The mighty prehistoric megalodon, though – that sucker could have thrown you down in a single bite and not broken a sweat. Artist JCMaziu delivers a truly epic take on the beast with this T-shirt that shows a clueless diver confronted with the gaping maw of the monster. What’s his next move? I don’t really think it matters, do you?$20, buy it here.Sharks Are Smooth As HellIf you had to guess, what does the skin of a shark feel like? Most people say rough and scratchy, but if you ask artist Bransonreese, he’ll tell you differently: sharks are smooth as hell.$20, buy it here.You’re Gonna Need A Bigger BoatJaws is the common ancestor of pretty much every shark movie since, a remarkably tense and fun tale of a few men against one of the most dangerous predators in the ocean. One of the movie’s most quotable lines comes courtesy of Roy Scheider’s Brody, who quips it when they get their first glimpse of the massive beast. Artist Colodesign captures the sheer madness on his face expertly in this excellent T-shirt.$20, buy it here.Requin’roll“Requin” is the French word for “shark.” There, you learned something today on Geek.com. Artist Picklehead takes that little word and uses it as inspiration for this anthropomorphic shirt that transforms the sea creature into a greaser with a bad attitude. This is one of the surliest sharks we’ve ever seen, and of course he’s smoking – he’s French, after all.$20, buy it here.Notice Me SenpaiWe’re not 100% sure what’s going on in this shirt and we don’t have artist VCalavera around to ask us exactly what they were thinking with it. That said, it is incredibly funny to picture a shark in full Japanese schoolgirl uniform begging for its senpai to notice it. Maybe it’s not a reference to anything, which is also completely fine.$20, buy it here.Shark Side Of The MoonPaying tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side Of The Moon album cover (designed by legendary British cover master Storm Thorgerson), artist georgeslemercenaire speculates on the possible prismatic effects of a beam of pure white light blasting right through the skull of a great white shark.$20, buy it here.Street SharksIf you’re a regular reader of Geek dot com, you know we have a soft spot in our hearts for Street Sharks, one of many early-90s Ninja Turtles rip-offs that briefly polluted the airwaves. We’re not the only people who remember it, either, as this shirt from wloem proves. Complete with a dig at megaplex-stuffing movie schlockmogul Michael Bay, this shirt will hit you right in your nostalgia hole and refuse to let go.$20, buy it here.Beach ClosedLet’s close this off with a shirt that doesn’t even have a shark on it, but will still hit serious film heads. When the great white shark hits Amity Beach, the town takes the easiest possible route and simply puts up “No Swimming” signs with the assumption that the populace will read and obey. Artist theSteele kills it with their insanely good recreation of the handwriting from Jaws. Wear this and let the world know you’re not safe for swimming.$20, buy it here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Monster Hunter ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Gundam Shirts center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more