In Other News – 2 February 2016

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I have an unnatural love for street food. I think in any major city, you’ll find the heart of the city in the food its little carts and stalls sell; quesadillas, tamales and tacos; pulled pork sandwiches, lobster rolls, falafels and shawarmas, even those “is this really meat?” doner kebabs.

I’m particular fond of Asian street food – and to mind, there are few better than Gua Bao; a Taiwanese steamed bun stuffed with a stewed or roasted meat – usually pork belly – with some pickled or fresh veg, and sometimes sprinkled with crushed peanuts. It’s not too far removed from roasted pork steamed buns (yes, the ones from Sleeping Dogs, that make you a whole man) but they’re lighter, fresher – and often tastier.

In Other News: Dying Light will soon disappear, Take-Two sued for Tattoo, Who owns ghost? and Nintendo is looking at VR. Again.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we were too busy trying to trademark our infamous lack of reaction videos.

News

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gets massive patch, infinite voting for previous map issue, more
Tales of Symphonia is now on Steam
Original Dying Light will “disappear instantly” from digital stores on Feb 9
Buy-to-play MMO Black Desert Online launches in March
Tattoo studio sues Take-Two Interactive for $1,144,000
Nintendo says it is ‘looking’ at virtual reality
Disgaea PC is launching on February 24, dood!
EA and Ubisoft clash over ‘Ghost’ trademark

Stuff

There’s a game developer Barbie doll on the way
A Nordic version of Harry Potter
Ultimate Chicken Horse is an early frontrunner for game of 2016
A studio goes broke, rises from ashes to release a strategy classic

Videos

What’s on at The Movies

I’m not sure what’s going on in this final trailer for Stephen Chow’s THE MERMAID
PROMETHEUS 2 aka. ALIEN COVENANT going ahead without Noomi Rapace
Director Taika Waititi discusses some of the THOR: RAGNAROK rumours
We review SPOTLIGHT – Hard-hitting and powerful drama about an ugly truth
Star studded cast announced for upcoming film OFFICIAL SECRETS
Welcome to the big time in the new trailer for Melissa Rauch’s THE BRONZE

Header Image source: Calvo Graphics

Last Updated: February 2, 2016

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.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    The Mermaid has an octopus man. Honest to god. I can’t even.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Almost time to go home and play dish tycoon… *CRIES*

    • At least the graphics look real

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Yeah but the UI is frikken terrible, and the controls suck!

        • Input lag due to water physics

          • VampyreSquirrel

            It’s not very well optimized either… the system starts to slow down after about 15 minutes.

          • Mossel

            Not to mention all the microtransactions to make it easier. E.g. Sunlight liquid.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Yeah and the Co-Op is terrible… look around and player 2 has disconnected

          • Jonah Cash

            More like rage quit!!!

        • HvR

          Also heard the progression system is very slow, only unlocked Bosch Dishwasher after years of washing.

          • I still need a lot more XP until I get the Bosch Dishwasher skill point

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I’d love to progress from Self Dishwasher to Bosch or Defy Dishwasher… just seems a long way away.

        • Hammersteyn

          The one time mouse and KB doesn’t work well 😛

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Xbox 360 controller isn’t compatible either.

          • HvR

            Now the VirtuaDolls controller with optional vacuum attachment will make short work of the dishes, or at least make it mildly enjoyable.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Lol, I’ll take your word for it…..

    • I was going to go mountain biking, but the other peeps cancelled. Now I have to go play games and watch anime after work

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Oh shame… hard life 😛

      • DragonSpirit009

        I sorta have the same situation. I was going to cook a shrimp pasta dinner tonight and watch something but a friend called and now I have to go out for drinks.

        • You have a reverse situation xD

          • DragonSpirit009

            Pretty much yeah!
            And I have to look presentable to the world so I have to dress like a normal person.

          • So no bathrobe and socks 😛

          • DragonSpirit009

            Sadly no… and the wind is picking up so no PJ dress either.

      • Mossel

        Are you in Cape Town? I ride Meerendal and Majik Forest about once a week!

        • Nope, I am in Somerset and ride Somerbosch on the Wannabees club route 😛

          • Mossel

            haha I started end of last year, so I’m also noob. I know Jonkershoek has some lekker trails if you want to check that out.

    • Hammersteyn

      I have the same game but it’s buried under a massive backlog

      • VampyreSquirrel

        I’m having to work through the backlog… there’s at least rum, coke and chocolate to keep me company while I’m working through it.

        • You know you are becoming an adult when you get excited by seeing a new one of these in the sink
          http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41V3miVF8QL._SY300_.jpg

          • DragonSpirit009

            This reminds me… I need to go buy some. Dammit I was at the mall yesterday.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            You know you’ve been on the internet too long when seeing a picture of two of those makes you laugh out loud.

          • xD

            Ummmm I know nothing

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Let me help you with a visual assist… Wait… no… I can’t do that…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I’ll skype it to you tonight 😛

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            That would be a DLC

          • I got some with pre purchase

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      I’ve got dish simulator. Worth every cent.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        It’s too expensive as a physical release at first… I’ll have to wait for a sale 😛

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          XD
          I bought mine on sale actually. In all seriousness. Couple years back. For a damn bargain.
          Best investment ever.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Looking to get one, seriously, but need to do one or two modifications to the kitchen in order to get it in there XD

  • HairyEwok

    Black Desert Online. The MMORPG where you can actually be Gandalf.

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    I agree about finding some real awesome foods in the city Geoff.
    Some of the best things I’ve eaten were bought from the most random stands in Cape Town.

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