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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

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This Jazzpunk communist breakfast cereal is amazing


Part of this compliant breakfast
Feb 05
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
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Pizza Hut made $1M in four months through the Xbox 360


What is wrong with you people
Jan 09
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
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Check out these Lightning Returns-themed Japanese snacks


Chocolate and pink hair -- my favorite things!
Dec 17
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
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Dark Souls II

Japan has a Dark Souls-themed cafe


Diners can enjoy special Dark Souls-themed dishes
Dec 11
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
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Happy Meals!

See those adorable Japanese McDonald Mario toys in action


Possibly the only thing that would make me eat McDonalds
Nov 24
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
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Happy Meals!

Why is Japan's McDonald's Happy Meal so much cooler?


Check out these adorable Super Mario collectibles
Nov 17
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
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Xbox One

Buy a Slurpee, win an Xbox One


Just be careful of the brain freeze
Nov 10
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
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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

Wind Waker HD salmon photo
Grin nadir
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

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Stuff Taco Bell down your throat and win a PS4 maybe


Consume junk to win stuff
Sep 27
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
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Uh-oh, SpaghettiOs

Mario SpaghettiOs!? Are we back in the 80s!?


Wash it down with some Hi-C Ecto Cooler
Sep 18
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
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Smooth subliminals
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

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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

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Olimeat and Porkmin

PAX highlight: Olimeat and Porkmin


Pikmin are only $2.99 a pound! What a deal!
Sep 04
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
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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

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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

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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

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Mega Meat Man

Inside every Mega Man is a Meat Boy


Meat is robot murder
Aug 19
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
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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

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Get your own Dew n' Doritos Xbox One package yeah!


For Christ's f*cking sake
Jun 13
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
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'Dew and Doritos' teaming up with Xbox One ... seriously


'Unprecedented experience' promised
Jun 10
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
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Lust the dust

Doritos Crash Course 2 arrives on XBLA this Wednesday


This is the moment we've been waiting for
May 06
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
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Surgeon Simulator 2013

This Surgeon Simulator cake is super gross


And probably super tasty
May 04
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
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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut ... in the coffee


When review copies get messy
Apr 29
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
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Technological convergence!
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

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Pizza Hut Kinect ordering coming to Xbox 360 today


Gold subscription revenue well spent!
Apr 23
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
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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

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Reviewing Skylanders Happy Meal Toys


Yeah, slow news day, etc.
Apr 16
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
Power Mitt photo
Power Mitt

Be a kitchen wizard with the Power Mitt


Videogame style + baking = cool times happy family
Apr 14
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
Skylanders photo
Skylanders

It's happening: Skylanders toys in McDonald's Happy Meals


Parents don't stand a chance
Apr 10
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
Skyward Sword cake photo
Skyward Sword cake

Animated Skyward Sword diorama is part delicious cake


Parents are the best
Mar 08
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






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