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Jimquisition: Perfect Pasta Sauce
by Jim Sterling

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 episode, today is all about variety, expectation, and catering to the silent markets that could be making publishers money, if only they bothered paying attention ... and learned a thing or two about pasta.

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2:00 PM on 04.16.2013

Reviewing Skylanders Happy Meal Toys

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.

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 04.14.2013

Be a kitchen wizard with the Power Mitt

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 ...

Jonathan Holmes

12:15 PM on 04.10.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 03.08.2013

Animated Skyward Sword diorama is part delicious cake

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 ...

Tony Ponce

3:15 PM on 02.20.2013

China gets a League of Legends restaurant

China is the land where dreams become a reality. Well, at least if you dream small and don't mind bootlegs. A couple of days ago, a League of Legends-themed restaurant opened its doors to the masses in Chongquing, China. ...

Fraser Brown





9:30 PM on 02.15.2013

Brilliant! Mega Man X life meter candy dispenser concepts

I frequently think about game items and how they could have feasible real-world applications. For example, a scale model of Eddie from the Mega Man series would make a great novelty cooler, which would sync up perfectly with ...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 01.27.2013

Hi-Chew sugars kids up, and tricks them into hygiene

Soft, fruity, chewy. Man, what isn't there to love about Morinaga's delicious candy treat, Hi-Chew? For those of you who haven't had a chance to indulge in a pack of this sugary snack, it's probably best described as somethi...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:30 PM on 01.24.2013

Best convenience store grocery bag ever: slime bag!

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson was already beyond amazing with their fried treats, assortment of novelty ice creams, and well-stocked fresh food section, but they've leveled up even further with their choice of groce...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 01.15.2013

Feast of Fiction serves up Minecraft mushroom stew

My favorite cooking duo of Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams have gone back to Feast of Fiction's beginnings with another tasty Minecraft dish. Their first Minecraft gig was the cake way back in episode 3; fast forward a year, and...

Tony Ponce

7:00 AM on 01.04.2013

Namco is planning a restaurant-gaming concept

Polygon has learned of the existence of a restaurant/gaming fusion project that may interest those of you in the US. The project, initially titled "Level 256" (the final levels of Pac-Man and Dig Dug), will deliver high-end f...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 12.28.2012

Be a McDonald's Store Manager in Dragon Quest VII game

You'd expect to play as a wizard or warrior in a Dragon Quest game, but in this McD DS downloadable promotional game in Japan, you can also play as a McDonald's crew member or store manager. DS title Dragon Quest VII: McDonal...

Dale North



The biggest videogame controversies of 2012 photo
The biggest videogame controversies of 2012
by Jim Sterling

Another year, another round of videogame controversies! 2012 was perhaps one of the biggest years ever for scandal and strife, filled with sexism, lies, and ... Doritos? 

We've compiled the most outrageous outrages of the year, though narrowing it down to just the biggest and most explosive stories was pretty damn tough. Come with us on a trip down memory lane, as we look at the biggest videogame controversies of 2012. 

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10:45 AM on 12.18.2012

Insanely detailed Metal Gear bento is too neat to eat

Check out these pictures of a celebratory bento offered up at Sony HQ to celebrate Metal Gear's 25th anniversary. Hideo Kojima is doing his thing today, tweeting pictures of food, this time sharing with us images of the unvei...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 12.01.2012

Feast of Fiction fakes Nuka-Cola, Perk-a-Cola, and Bonk!

Love Jimmy and Ashley on Feast of Fiction. LOVE 'EM! But man, they totally cheaped out this week, and I say that in the most loving way possible! Their latest subjects were Nuka-Cola from Fallout, Perk-a-Cola from Call of Du...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 11.22.2012

Angry Birds soda outsells Coke and Pepsi in Finland

WUT. No, seriously. WUT. The fact that there is Angry Birds soda isn't what shocks me. You can buy novelty Mega Man and Pac-Man energy drinks. I sampled some very sugary Mario-themed beverages back in the day. Hell, remember ...

Tony Ponce