Slow news day? This week, we filmed a wonderful short piece in which Bill and I discussed the lack of video games that let us play as actual animals. Unfortunately, Bill's microphone cut out mid-discussion, and the camera's face-tracking started focusing on an animated GIF of some dogs having sex I had up on my monitor behind me. So, here's what we did instead. read feature
One of the difficulties with comedy is that describing or paraphrasing a joke frequently makes it cease to be funny, so it's hard to convey Jazzpunk's charm without completely squashing its humor in the process. However,... read
Pizza Hut's director of public relations, Doug Terfehr, has told Polygon that they've sold $1 million in pizzas through the Xbox 360 in four months. Doug goes on to say that they're "not done in" the gaming space, and the company is having ongoing conversations with other potential gaming partners.
I think you all know exactly how I feel about this news. read
Square Enix sent a little holiday gift to my office this week. They're trying to make me fat, it seems.
In Japan, there's a strong tie between game marketing and snack food, so you often see game-themed snack food on conveni... read
I've always fancied going to a gaming-themed eatery but there's a shocking lack of them where I live (wonder if I can get planning permission to build my own Deus Ex pub?). That's no issue in Japan, where Siliconera is report... read
Remember those awesome Japanese Mario Happy Meal toys we showed last week? Well now there are a bunch a video's confirming just how cool they are.
Okay... well maybe they aren't that cool, but they would look pretty classy on any gaming shelf. And who could resist Mario in a penguin suit scooting across a table? read
Take a look at these amazingly adorable Super Mario toys that will be included in Japan's McDonald's Happy Meal equivalent, the Happy Set, beginning on November 22.
Two sets, which sadly in the year of Luigi are absent of Mar... read
As if there wasn't already enough unhealthy ways to win one of the new next-gen consoles, 7-Eleven is now giving away one free Xbox One system every day until the 2nd of January.
For chance to win, 7-Eleven patrons... read
Happy Halloween from A la cartridge!
Happy Halloween spooks and ghouls! If it feels like it's been a month since A la cartrdige's Wind Waker Pouched Salmon, that's because it has been. Rest assured, we did not OD on puns and die. Our pun tolerance transcends hu... read feature
Salad of the wind fish.
We're making some portable eats on this week's A la cartridge. Inspired by the HD release of the seafaring adventure that is by far the best Legend of Zelda game, The Wind Waker, we have our fir... read feature
Taco Bell and Sony have teamed up to give away a PlayStation 4 every 15 minutes. The catch? You have to eat Taco Bell. Every Taco Bell $5 Buck Boxes comes with a code that you'll then have to text to possibly win a PS4 prize ... read
I thought this was a joke. It's not a joke. Campbell's has partnered with Nintendo to release Mario-branded SpaghettiOs.
Why, yes, it is the year 2013. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, you couldn't toss a penny down a supe... read
We were feeling pretty bad about ourselves after last week's Grand Theft Auto V episode of A la Cartridge wherein we made a pastrami-topped triple chili cheese dog burrito. Yes, it was as absurd as it sounds.
Accordingly, we... read feature
Can you devour its grand heft?
I could barely fit it all in my mouth.
Grand Theft Auto V comes out next week, so we decided to make something fittingly huge and insane for this week's A la Cartridge. None of the fun and whimsy of last week's Dustin Hoffma... read feature
I'm slowly recovering from a wild and crazy PAX weekend. I've been to PAX East twice in the past, but this was my first time attending Prime. It was beyond a doubt the most emotionally polarizing con I have ever attended, fil... read
This episode of A la cartridge is brought to you by Rainman's Raymond Babbit
Food is good. Videogames are good. Food inspired by videogames is doubleplusgood. It's simple science. Science and art. The third episode of Steven Hansen's À la cartridge is inspired by Rayman Legends. In my que... read feature
Killer is fed
Food is good. Videogames are good. Food inspired by videogames are doubleplusgood. It's simple science. Science and art. The third episode of Steven Hansen's À la cartridge is inspired by Killer is Dead. In my ques... read feature
Pik-minced vegetables; I will never pasta-p
Food is good. Videogames are good. Food inspired by videogames are doubleplusgood. It's simple science. Science and art. This is the second episode of Steven Hansen's À la cartridge, a straightforward cooking show wh... read feature
You've crossed the fans for the last time, Capcom! How DARE you infiltrate the Uwajimaya Asian grocery store in Seattle and reshape the deli meats to resemble Mega Man and Cut Man instead of using all of that wasted time to a... read
Come see my Dragon's Crowning achievement: A dumb cooking show
Food is good. Videogames are good. Food inspired by videogames are doubleplusgood. It's simple science. Science and art. I would like to humbly present the first episode of Steven Hansen's À la cartridge, a straightfo... read feature
Microsoft has revealed the fruits of its disgusting sex with PepsiCo, announcing its special "Dew n' Doritos" Xbox One cross-promotion will let you win a special box of vaguely edible items.
Major Nelson is giving some of the... read
In what is either the most hilarious or most disgusting move ever, a new website called Dew & Doritos has opened to co-promote snack foods and Microsoft. Yes, the long-running partnership between the Xbox brand and Dorito... read
Minecraft. Call of Duty. Doritos Crash Course. These are the games that have defined our console generation and, at long last, we will reenter the magnificent world of Doritos-flavored platforming with Doritos Crash Course 2,... read
The guys behind Surgeon Simulator 2013 had a special cake made to celebrate the game's success. It's themed after what you do in the game, and well, it's pretty damn gross. So gross that I put it below the fold in case you'r... read
A box arrived for me today, and I had a good idea of what it was. Not only was I expecting Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut to arrive today, the package absolutely stank of raw coffee and toothpaste. It could only be one th... read
Microsoft and Pizza Hut have teamed up to provide a service which allows people to order food through their Xbox 360 console and have it delivered to their homes. It's either the innovation truly lazy gamers have been waitin... read feature
Microsoft has added a new way to make cash aside from its advertisements, sponsored games, and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, now offering an app that lets you order Pizza Hut food directly from your Xbox ... and it's better w... read
Jimquisition happens every Monday!
This week, Jimquisition gives you a brief lesson in pasta sauce, and ties it into the misguided quest for perfection currently plaguing the so-called "AAA" title scene.
Expanding on a few ideas found in last week's... read feature
Activision sent a box of those Skylanders Giants Happy Meal toys over. Bereft of anything interesting to do, I decided to review them. I didn't really review them, though. I just rambled sarcastically while playing with toys.
Videogame journalism is real. read
The Power Mitt is the newest product from the good people at Fangamer. Use it to instantly transform yourself into a high-tech virtual warrior prepared for hot-things in a motion controlled real life game of adventure. Earn ... read
This month, the inevitable will happen for the billion-dollar Skylanders franchise: it'll pair up with McDonald's for placement in Happy Meals. Nine toys based on Skylanders Giants will be offered from April 12 to M... read
Parents can be really awesome when it comes to cake. I remember for a birthday long ago, my mom made me a prehistoric landscape cake populated by dinosaurs, rough terrain, boulders, trees, and an erupting volcano. I thought ... read