In Other News–16 September 2014

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I had intentions of putting up some real food today – but those were shattered, much like Darryn’s hopes and dreams. Instead, given the serendipitous timing we have something else instead.

Yes, it’s a KFC double crunch, which as you may or may not know is back in stock at the famous fried chicken purveyor. It’s back – though before you get too excited, some are complaining that the sauce KFC is using just isn’t the same. Let us know if you’ve tried it since its re-launch today – or just let us know if you barely consider the stuff food.

In Other News: Left 4 Dead 2 is alright mate, Super Smash Bros smashes the million mark and it’s time for Selfie Sam.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because the server wrecked and we couldn’t

News

Left 4 Dead 2 is now uncensored in Australia
Angry Birds studio releases Selfie Slam
DriveClub added to the regular October PS Plus games
Super Smash Bros 3DS tops a million during first week in Japan
Standalone version of Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall releases this Thursday
Disney Infinity 2.0 toybox offered as a standalone download
Mega Man 7 is out now on the Wii U virtual console

Stuff

At last, the Game Of Thrones toy that you’ve always wanted
After Lemmings was a hit, DMA Design declared war with Walker
When Super Mario World meets Mortal Kombat

Videos

Emily – Debut trailer
Hellblade – Developer diary: Senua
Starpoint Gemini 2 – Cinematic trailer

What’s on at The Movies

I’d give my right arm for this new Dead Snow 2 trailer
Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to team up for Bourne 5
You should be watching – The Strain
Avengers: Age Of Ultron has finally found its plot
DC Comics Titans series to explode on TNT
Shooter setting its sights on TV
This first full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One is our weapon

Last Updated: September 16, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Anon A Mouse

    Oil, with a slight taste of chicken.

  • Mossel

    Is that the legendary double crunch?! It’s been so long, it feels like a dream.

  • Hammersteyn

    Tonight after another strike mission everyone is gonna be like
    http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads/original/78/787590/2601384-dancing+gif.gif

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Did someone shoot them with an electric weapon? Why are they all having a spastic fit?

      • Hammersteyn

        LOL!

    • JJ the Reus

      “Whatchoo doin’ on your back? You should be danciiiing. Yeaa.”

    • Mark Treloar

      What get me me is. to summon a vehicle to travel with requires you press one button then hold another, but to do this crap. press one button. makes no sense.

      • Hammersteyn

        It’s console, they ran out of buttons. Or seeing how you hold the touchpad and press triangle to summon your ship they thought why not do the same to summon your sparrow?

  • Hammersteyn

    GAAAAAAAHHHHHH If I bite one on my co-workers and get sued I will sue Lazygamer as well.

    • HvR

      At least you know Gavin will pay your legal fees regardless of the outcome.
      #too_soon?

      • Hammersteyn

        Oops, maybe?

  • Jac7

    Is the Double Crunch making its grand return? Say it’s so Batman!

    • Mossel

      I can confirm this. Saw it last night at KFC!

      • Jac7

        Life is good again.

  • JJ the Reus

    DOUBLE CRUNCHHHHHHHH!!!!!
    Screw going to a restaurant for my birthday.

    • Hammersteyn

      LOL I bet you can’t polish three of those burgers.

      • JJ the Reus

        I eat like a girl, it’s no secret. But I enjoy what I eat like a MAN!

        • Brady miaau

          Happy birthday? Do it well?

          • JJ the Reus

            Tomorrow is my birthday. But I should make an appearance here to remind you all that I’m sitting at home, gaming. 😉

          • Brady miaau

            Arg. Enjoy it. No expression of malice or jealousy or anything, right people?

            do it well and have fun. Smoke em if you got em

          • HvR

            Not going to Clicks Cosmetics Spring Sale that starting tomorrow?

          • JJ the Reus

            Wait, that’s on!? Uhm. I mean. Of course not. Why would I?

          • Kensei Seraph

            Well I guess I should wish you a happy birthday… maybe later.

      • Brady miaau

        Um, why would you want to? (I assume you mean in one sitting, and not, say, over the course of a month)

        • Hammersteyn

          Because it’s his birthday, yeah it’s probably a waste

      • Viking Of Science

        Let’s Start the “KFC Double Crunch Challenge” to raise awareness of Obesity and Heart Disease in South Africa.

        • Hammersteyn

          Bwahahaha!

        • Spaffy

          Only if you’re buying 🙂

        • Viking Of Science

          It’ll be easy, eat 3 Double Crunch Burgers on film OR donate that amount of money to Disease research… I nominate @Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim:disqus because I’m broke atm. 😛

        • JJ the Reus

          I’m in.

        • Mossel

          Let’s have a North vs South Double Crunch Derby! Cape Town vs everything on the otherside of the Huguenot tunnel.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Mmmm mmm mmm. Compressed chicken afval covered in oily batter with processed cheese & day old limp salad bits wrapped in a giant bun three sizes too big to disguise how small the filling really is.

    • JJ the Reus

      How long have known her?

      • Brady miaau

        NOOOOOO. Ok, yes.

  • Ryanza

    KFC = greasy shits.

  • WarframedSquirrel

    ugh KFC *shudder*

    Also… Why would you censor L4D2 in the first place? Silly Aussies.

  • MrChinwag

    Shame on you.. how much they pay u to put that grease factory image on there..

  • MrChinwag

    Nando’s say’s

  • TGS Babay (Umar)

    So here has played the Smash Bros demo? It jizztastic!

  • Sk3tz0

    To hell with KFC.. Tonight (just click the broken link for image)

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    Im eating Giraffe tonight.

  • HvR

    One, it needs bacon.

    Two new Lazygamer site complaints:
    The new site/format doesn’t like a wonky data connection; I need to refresh a page half dozen times before it loads up properly due to crappy Telkom line I have today.
    Also everyday it seem there is new pop-up thingy coming in from side bottom ot top making the screen real estate used for reading the articles and comments smaller. Feels like watching rugby on Supersport wiht the stupid insurance cartoon on the left, Vodacom meerkat running around on the bottom, beer ad on top reducing my 42″ to 20″ screen.

    • OVGrounded new game+++

      It is a bit of a mess. Especially when one has to keep as smaller window as possible so the boss does not see resulting in everything over lapping each other.

      • JJ the Reus

        The struggle is real.

      • HvR

        I’m sorry for criticizing their hard work (fuck it if you are a developer you should get used to it); but the upgrades are entering over engineered territory.

        The two “pop up” scroll lock bars on top are useless; I know which article I’m reading and the article title is in the url text box 2cm the irritating pop up bar and if I want to access any of the main links I’ll scroll to the top of the page.

    • pop up things? There shouldn’t be any pop up things apart from the effective measure survey that happens sometimes and I can’t stop unfortunately.. nothing else should pop up.

      The floating title is being discussed… I like it but I could be wrong, it’s never happened before but you never know.

      • HvR

        That is what I’m talking about the floating title and the floating header/menu bar.

        I might be in the minority here, just my opinion.

      • HvR

        Also wanted to add that the floating bars/title is an annoyance; but the inability to fully load the page because my connection is a bit crappy is a deal breaker for the duration of the bad connection.

  • Mossel

    Guys! Shit just got real! The Double crunch is back at KFC! I ate it last night!

  • Kensei Seraph

    I came here expecting hot girls, delicious food or strange tech and I see this… disappointing.

    Interesting story I heard about KFC (I’m not sure if it’s true):
    A guy orders a burger with no mayo.
    The guy gets his burger, bites into it and finds mayo so he goes to complain.
    He gets told that they didn’t put any mayo on his burger.
    Turns out the chicken had a cyst and the “mayo” was actually pus.
    The best part of the story was that I was told it while eating a chicken mayo sandwich.
    Sorry to anyone who is eating while reading this.

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