Here at Gourmet Gaming we take a unique perspective on video games. Sometimes we’re more concerned with consumables and medkits than frame rate, and we’re proud of it. Tired of the same old games appearing on Game of the Year lists for the same old reasons? Then the Gourmet Gaming Game of the Year 2014 is for you!
“Man shall not live by bread alone” my butt. Who doesn’t like bread? Seriously? I’m allergic to dairy, but if I had a problem with wheat or gluten I’m not sure I could go on. No bread, no pasta, no cakes - you guys are the real heroes.
Gourmet Gaming does not advocate nor recommend the consumption of Mudokons or Mudokon by-products. Especially not in all new glorious HD.
3. Best in-game coffee chain: D4 - “Cafe Swery 65”
If there’s one thing we know about Swery, the creator of the incredible Deadly Premonition and D4, it’s that this man likes to eat. Follow him on Twitter or Instagram for endless food and drink pictures as Swery eats his way from gaming convention to gaming convention (while somehow remaining a perfectly normal size).
We’d much rather visit the Cafe Swery 65 for our caffeine fix than a Starbucks any day. You could probably pick up a Sinner’s Sandwich while you’re there, or maybe even some The Pickles.
There’s no denying it. The ship in Alien: Isolation has a cereal collection Jerry Seinfeld would be jealous of. They’re even all contained in automatic cereal dispensers of the future (science finally got it’s priorities straight). In fact, one can’t help but feel the entire premise of Alien: Isolation is pretty much an episode of Seinfeld. There’s definitely a case of “Hello, Newman” any time that xenomorph shows it’s face.
Make sure to keep an eye out for a Superman Easter egg (we’re pretty sure you’ll find one). Totally.
Bet you thought I was going to make a meth joke - too bad! I’m here to applaud Trevor Philips for his inspired fusion culinary skills. Foreskins AND eyelids? In the same bowl?! The man is a genius. The employees at Trevor Philips Industries headquarters are certainly being spoiled, it’s like a Ferrero Roche advert in there. Leftovers? Save some for me.
I literally can’t imagine anything more frustrating. I suck at Super Smash Bros., but at least when I lose (aka fall off the stage after struggling to jump for the last 10 minutes) I’ll have a cupcake at hand to smush in the face of my opponent before storming out of the room.
Did you know Bioshock: Infinite is actually the world’s first Free-gan simulator?
Save the girl, wipe away the debt, yada-yada-yada - embrace the anti-consumerist ideology by picking up abandoned food throughout Columbia, foraging in bins for birthday cakes and beans. Booker DeWitt is a man of morals and morsels.
Looking to lose some weight? Forget to eat by getting entirely absorbed by the Dark Souls II diet system from From Software. Dark Souls II increases your chances of success by being a game you can’t pause, and allowing other players to invade your game at their very whim. Add a combat system that demands acute response time and involvement, with a detrimental penalty for death in cases of failure, and you’re sure to be in your size 000 pants in no time.
9. Best worst advertisement for an energy drink: Sunset Overdrive - Over Charge Delirium XT
A product that causes it’s consumers to turn into mindless, rage-filled creatures? Gaming allegory, anyone?
Games and energy drinks have long been intertwined. Is Sunset Overdrive the industry’s attempt to break gamers free from the shackles of the “gamer fuel” and “triangular corn snacks” identity? If so - give us a call.
“Blood Vials” and “Foul Smelling Pills” are the only two restorative items that populate the Bloodborne Wikia right now, but a combat system without blocking means there’s sure to be a wealth of consumables.
The image above is what happens when you try to pack too many good reviews onto the cover of your box art of a game that might be too highly recommended. Especially when one of the quotes is from a magazine that no longer exists.
The Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition includes the Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin DLC; the Arkham City skin and challenge map pack; a download voucher for the animated feature Batman: Year One; and the Harley Quinn’s Revenge content.
You’re going to get a lot of bang for your buck, but if they don’t change the look of that atrocious art (is the game called Batman: Arkham City or “10 OUT OF 10”?) then maybe it’s not worth it.
“When I played Fallout 3: Game of the Year on PC, I made my first character as a tribute to Littlepip, stats and all. Turns out, she’s actually a great build, and I got through a good number of encounters and quests with it. Thanks again, ponies!”
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