In Other News – 7 October 2014

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I’ve been called all sorts of things when it comes too food. Usually, it’s derisive stuff like “snob,” or “ponce” and to some extent, it’s true. I do appreciate the finer Epicurean things in life. When I’m feeling down, or I’ve had a bad day though, nothing quite cheers me up like a simple home-cooked meal; comfort food.

And when it comes to simple comfort food, there’s nothing for that hits home quite like Mac and Cheese. It’s been that way for forever; when I was a wee lad, my mum made a stellar one, and thankfully, the wife makes a great mac ‘n cheese too.

Whenever I make the stuff, I tend to overcomplicate things; a bit of mascarpone, sage to meld with the cream and a fontina or taleggio cheese but all I’m really doing is ruining the simplicity and beauty of it. Really, all it needs is a cheddar cheese sauce, the pasta, fried onions and not-really-optionally, bacon. Cover it up with a thick layer of cheese to crust up under the grill and you’ve got a winner.

Whenever I want to kick things, Mac and cheese brings me home. What’s your comfort food? What nosh makes you feel better?

In Other News: Play in humans in DriveClub, get a spark of a starter pack, Kingdom Hearts 3 is unreal and Metroid’s not the Samus before.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we’re only being rendered at 900p.


We might be very close to a Warcraft 3 re-release
Kingdom Hearts 3 will run on Unreal Engine 4
Someone made a typo on the box art of Driveclub
Still waiting for a new 2D Metroid? Take a look at Beyond Human
Final Fantasy Explorers ditches 3D, uses new 3DS’ C-stick
3DS system update adds custom themes
MGS 5: Ground Zeroes infiltrates Steam in mid-December
Project Spark officially launches with starter pack


It’s break time for Samus
The three lives of Blizzard Entertainment
Shadow of Mordor player pulls off massive betrayal
Mapping the interior in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter


DriveClub – BAC Mono gameplay
The Evil Within – The aesthetics of evil

What’s on at The Movies

This trailer for Electric Boogaloo is just like a bowel movement
Rumour – Spider-Man crossover, big changes in the Avengers universe
Rumour – Fox to develop a live-action X-Men TV series
Prepare to be judged as Dredd returns in an online mini-series
Twin Peaks returns to TV in 2016
Netflix planning a futuristic animated King Kong series for kids
Ready yourselves for this epic new trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings

Last Updated: October 7, 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.

  • Spaffy

    Is it just me or have you been experiencing a lot of cloud issues lately?

    Also, that header looks delicious.

    • FoxOneZA

      Nope. No clouds outside here.

  • CAE9872

    mmmm mac and cheese! Yummy!

    • Spaffy

      Hehe, I just convinced the wife to make some for dinner tonight 😀

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        I’m the cook in the house and I can’t seem to convince myself to make it. 😉

        • Spaffy

          I cooked (see braai’d) yesterday. Today her turn. Tomorrow, mine. etc.

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            I managed to find the one Italian that doesn’t like to cook. At least visiting her folks is always a treat 😉

          • CAE9872


          • Spaffy

            Italian hey? Don’t want to get her mad then hehe

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            Dude. That’s not even a joke. Our pets run away when she gets angry and our neighbours suddenly go on holiday. Worth it though.

          • Spaffy

            Dated an Italian girl once.
            She was hot. And hot blooded.

      • CAE9872

        Lucky you – I would ask to send me some but with postal strike…best not!

        Mine is going out with her girlfriends meaning I am left with the older son – so its probably MacDonalds for supper for me!

    • Thats too little

      • CAE9872

        Hahaha…usually I have 2 plates. One just with mac and cheese followed by another with added tomato sauce…

        • It must be made with Boerewors also, that wins

          • CAE9872


            I like mine plain – mac & cheese ONLY…no added frills.

          • Spaffy


          • CAE9872


          • Spaffy

            …but…but… everything is better with bacon?

          • Hammersteyn

            Especially religion

          • HvR

            I’m the same, if there is a bacon craving serve it on the side in the place of salad.

            Flippin nice quick meal, cook some pasta (spagetti) strain back into the same heated pot, chuck in handful of grated cheddar, mozzarella and half handful of Parmesan.

          • CAE9872

            Oh and if I want added frills then its lasagne.

  • CAE9872

    I have just received an email from Takealot announcing their merger with Kalahari! Subject to Competition Commission…


    • HvR

      Jip they will be operating Kalahari’s (aka Naspers) vision, ethos and Code of Conduct under the TakeALot brand.

    • FoxOneZA

      I see it as Naspers offloading Karl Ahari and throwing in the towel to Ali Baba and Amazon.

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