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These Yo-kai Watch toys almost make me want to go to McDonalds

In our latest episode of "only in Japan," McDonalds is running a new Happy Meal promotion with Yo-Kai Watch. You can see the toys on display below, in one of the longest running and most informative toy commercials I've ever seen -- really,...   read

 
 
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Review: The Pokemon Cookbook

If 2013 was the Year of Luigi, 2016 has to be the Year of Pokémon. From that kick-ass Super Bowl commercial last February to the release of Pokkén Tournament and through the record-breaking launches of Pokémon Go&n...   read

 
 
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Mario Happy Meal toys coming to UK in January

Nintendo and McDonald's have a long history of cross promotion, and it appears that the fast food giant will soon be offering Mario toys with their Happy Meals, presumably to coincide with the release of Super Mario Run. Nintendo Everything...   read

 
 
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Throwing boiling hot ramen at customers in Japanese VR Game Counter Fight

I started to write this first sentence as "Japan is a country where people really love working, so I'm surprised there aren't more games about working" but then I remembered that RPGs, as much as I love them, are quite a bit like work. Stil...   read

 
 
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Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Sweet Roll

Prior to the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Bethesda teamed up with the Sydney-based Bourke Street Bakery in order to produce limited-run batches of sweet rolls that would be u...   read

 
 
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The Kirby Cafe is gone for now in Japan, but may continue

Back in July, we gave you the heads-up that several pop-up Kirby Cafes would be heading to Japan for a limited time, serving up dishes and drinks that are inspired by the series, and look damn cute in the process. But all good things have t...   read

 
 
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Review: World of Warcraft the Official Cookbook

When the opportunity came along to cover the official World of Warcraft cookbook, I jumped at it. While I don't share this fact much online, my wife and I have been cooking together on a weekly basis for over 10 years, and our German a...   read

 
 
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South Korea has some bomb ass Pokemon Krispy Kreme donuts

Every so often, I partake in a food gimmick. I mean, most of them are overpriced cash-grabs meant to push an IP, but damnit, some of them are just plain fun. That latter situation is definitely the case for these Pokemon donuts. They consis...   read

 
 
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Link gets cooking in this new Zelda: Breath of the Wild clip

Nintendo of Europe was the first to share a new video clip showing off some of the benefits of cooking in the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The clip shows Link cooking up three dishes using mushrooms, vegetables, and various...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV Royalty - they're just like us!

They may live in the spotlight, but these members of the Lucis Royal Family have no problem doing every day tasks like the rest of us. They pump gas!   read

 
 


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My favorite flavor of ramen? Metroid Lime!

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Metroid series, but Nintendo hasn't done much to be festive for the occasion. We've gotten a fan remake and a strange spin-off, so Metroid fans haven't been completely forgotten (even if the latter wil...   read

 
 
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These Pokemon hamburgers are to 'dye' for

Australian burger pop-up Down-n-Out (In-n-Out down under) is selling a two-week run of Pokemon-inspired hamburgers. Squirtle got the shaft as the crew went with two starters, Bulbasaur and Charmander, as well as the ubiquitous Pikachu. The ...   read

 
 
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The Kirby Cafe opens soon in Japan, here's some select food items

Remember that Kirby Cafe we talked about recently? Well it just dumped a whole lot of info on its official site. It's officially opening up in Osaka next month, with August 3 as the unveiling of the shop, and August 5 as the release of the ...   read

 
 
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Those Mario flavors at Yogurtland are delizzle, fo shizzle

I'm always hesitant when it comes to my favorite video game characters ending up in food and drinks. In my younger days, I threw caution to the wind and threw just about anything and everything directly into my mouth. Sadly, those years of ...   read

 
 
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A Kirby Cafe is coming to Japan next month

Cafes that take after video game IPs aren't anything new in Japan, and next month, a Kirby establishment will open for business for a limited time. Not much info is known yet, but you can probably bet that with such a strong empha...   read

 
 
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Twitch now lets you watch people eat

The most popular Twitch personalities basically have a Ted TV-like following, in that many people want to know what's going on in their lives 24/7. And now they can! Twitch has just introduced a new ruleset that allows streamers to eat on c...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft cookbook coming for folks with a taste for fantasy

I've always been a sucker for gimmick recipes. I love an excuse to get drunk on cocktails tangentially related to a game (drinking straight gin is a bad look, drinking straight gin with a bit of blue food coloring in it and calling it a &ld...   read

 
 
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Japan is getting a pretty bitchin' Pokemon promo at KFC

Does anyone else use straws a lot? I have a giant pack of them in my house to use at all times. When I go out I don't tend to partake, but at home, there's nothing better than a giant glass of icewater with a straw. Anyway, these straw budd...   read

 
 
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Get flipped on with this awesome Undertale pancake

Today is the most important day. Christmas go screw itself and New Year can piss off because today is the most wonderful time of the year: it’s Pancake Day. Whether you’re religious or not, today’s a day where you can gor...   read

 
 
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This Hong Kong restaurant chain is running a Monster Hunter promo

Capcom and Square Enix are God-tier marketers, with new video game themed events seemingly every week in Japan. But Hong Kong is getting the latest one by way of the Satay King restaurant chain, as Capcom is promoting the recent release of ...   read

 
 
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Carl's Duty: eat an absurd burger and win a gross gun skin

The United States of America, right? Where our burgers are big and our guns are bigger. And our heart failures are spectacular. Or something. Let's start over. Carl's Jr. (also known as Hardee's) is teaming up with Activision in a very "U-S...   read

 
 
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Weird Pokemon toys are returning to McDonalds

Say what you will about McDonalds, but so many Happy Meal toys were my jam growing up -- especially the Pokemon line. Japan is getting a new set starting next week, complete with a Pikachu ring toss, a Fennekin...wand...thing, and a Ch...   read

 
 
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Nintendo finally reaches out to its core audience with appearance on Cake Wars

Even though the Wii U hasn't captured that coveted soccer mom demographic with its followup to the Wii, Nintendo isn't giving up. Like any good company, you have to know your audience and you have to cater to that audience -- literally. It ...   read

 
 
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Review: Free E3 'Breakfast'-flavored Hot Pockets

You see the depths I go for yous guys? I ate a Hot Pocket.   read

 
 
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KFC takes us through the life of Colonel Sanders in a game

Colonel Sanders lived an interesting life. In an attempt to bring him back into the public eye, fast food chain KFC wants to tell the story of his life, though it seems like it might be embellished a bit in the free minigame collection Colo...   read

 
 


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