In Other News – 13 Jan, 2015

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Croque

The sandwich – a filling nestled betwixt to slices of bread – is named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. Legend has it that the earl, a prominent gambler who luncheoned regularly on meats and bread was too preoccupied with his cards to do so – and requested from his servants (as the obnoxiously wealthy do) that they slap the meat between bread so he could conveniently eat whilst gambling. And thus, the sandwich was born. Of course, the idea that he was the very first to put something between bread is ludicrous; sandwiches have existed in one form or another since man’s been making bread and killing himself with glutens.

Toasted, the sandwich becomes even better. There are none quite as exquisite as the Croque-monsieur, a staple of Parisian sidewalk cafes in the early 1900’s. Yes, it’s little more than a fancy grilled ham and cheese sandwich – but it’s heavenly. Ham, a little béchamel sauce, some sharp Gruyère and you have a bit of grilled perfection.

In Other News: Iron Banner returns, Escape from an Indian prison and life is, indeed, Strange.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we weren’t eating cauliflower with everything.

News

Destiny’s Iron Banner returns, take a look at the legendary gear on offer
Minecraft name-changing option confirmed for February
Far Cry 4’s Escape From Durgesh Prison DLC is now available
UK Charts – GTA V retakes the top spot
Nintendo Direct set for Wednesday January 14
Listen to a new song from Hotline Miami 2’s soundtrack
There Came An Echo set to release on Steam,February 24
GOG drops protected installers following Linux backlash

Stuff

How I got one of the world’s last 20th Anniversary PS4s
Survarium could be a worthy Stalker successor if it gets the balance right
Well, this kid will never sleep again
Whatever the decade, Archie remains ‘a character rooted in the present’

Videos

Life Is Strange – Dev Diary: A new beginning
Infinite Crisis – Champion profile: Hawkgirl
Drift Stage – Kickstarter trailer

What’s on at The Movies

This new trailer for season 2 of Penny Dreaful will never leave you
The Flash cast and crew reveal the identity of the Reverse Flash, tease upcoming episodes
The CW considering an Atom spin-off, confirms animated Vixen series
Star Wars Rebels is about to get a lot cooler
Don’t shoot The Messengers in this first trailer
Win double tickets to WW2 tank movie Fury!
This trailer for iZombie is pretty (and) grim
This new trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron is going to tear you apart

Last Updated: January 13, 2015

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.

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