A few months ago, I proposed a wild idea: Dungeons & Dragons—except you cook what you kill. After a little tinkering, I’m happy to report that my mechanics for cooking in D&D are now widely available.
When Victoria Rosenthal started replicating dishes from eat-what-you-kill game Battle Chef Brigade, she had a little difficulty finding dragon meat at the grocery store. To cook up the game’s BBQ Dragon Shank, she had to get creative.
Battle Chef Brigade asks: What if you had to kill a Hydra before competing in Iron Chef? It’s a winning premise, and one that scaffolds the many-headed cooking game’s endless charms.
Last night, while a meatloaf roasted in my oven and I moved some kale around a pan, it suddenly dawned on me that nothing in my life more resembles a video game than cooking.
And now so are you.
Things don't always go according to plan when you cook meals—that's normal. Your end result doesn't always look like the snazzy pictures on the recipe instructions, or the boxes containing the ingredients. But this monstrosity that someone baked is something else.
Any gaming gourmet can whip together a piece of cake or a burger. Only the most dedicated have what it takes to make Castlevania-style Wall Turkey. First step, grab a sledgehammer.
Bethesda's latest RPG hit presents players with lots of things to see, hear and shout at. You can add taste to that list of action words, too, Gus Mastrapa's already cataloged what he's been eating in the game's virtual world but the lads at Joystiq have brought one of Tamriel's medieval recipes into the modern-day…
Daniella Zelli is making me hungry. She runs a website called Gourmet Gaming, which exists solely to take the food found in video games and bring it into the real world.
Kenzo Tsujimoto is the CEO of Capcom, one of the world's most famous video game developers and publishers. But that's not all he does! He's also mad for a drop of the ol' claret. Oh, and he makes a mean okonomiyaki as well.
We usually don't post concept renders—and for good reason. They're usually stupid, and for that reason never, yknow, exist. But Astro's modular KitchenScape appliance set is quite the opposite: very clever, and worthy of existence! And highly attractive.
The Princess and the Frog is the first Disney feature animated film with a black princess, which has a lot of people in a snit over racial stereotypes and social equality.
What company would have the gall to release a series of science experiment mini-games for the Nintendo DS and Wii and call it Science Papa? Oh yeah, that company.
Oh please, PLEASE let there be a meat loaf level... The animal-hating carnivores (kidding!) responsible for Cooking Mama have broken with tradition and released a game that involves the death of ZERO animals. As well as (hopefully) pacifying PETA, Cake Mania: In the Mix! also manages to hit the ever growing zone on…