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In Other News – 18 August 2015

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IONPoffertje

I don’t usually go in for sweet treats, and it’s not very often that I’m compelled enough to write about them here – but I’m feeling like I need something sweet to counteract my usual acerbic demeanour. Here then is one of my favourite desserts to eat – Poffertjes.

They’re a Dutch sort of mini-pancake, usually eaten in the summertime, sprinkled with powdered sugar and eaten with butter, because heart attacks are awesome. They’re traditionally made with buckwheat flour and the diving little morsels are usually puffier and spongier than other sorts of pancakes, and are especially decadent eaten with cream, and a bit of syrup, honey or even jam.

In Other News: Sony says Oui to Paris Games Week, Split Screen in halo’s no trivial pursuit, Torchlight devs turn on the hob and Residen’t Evil 2’s unofficial remake dies properly.

Here’s the news we didn’t post, because you probably thought this song was about you.

News

Destiny weekly reset for August 18, new strikes and Prison of Elders arenas detailed
Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture was the REAL No.1 last week
Sony dates Paris Games Week PS4 press conference
Star Wars classics to be available outside of PS4 hardware bundle
343i: The problem with split-screen co-op is ‘nontrivial’
Super Mutant Alien Assault hits Early Access on Thursday
Torchlight developers announce adventure game Hob
Resident Evil 2 Reborn fan remake shuts down

Stuff

The Chinese Room: A look behind Britain’s boldest studio
Final Fantasy VII cosplay, take a bow (or a gun)
It sucks that The Witcher 3 isn’t getting better mod tools

Videos

Tales From The Borderlands – Escape Plan Bravo trailer
GT Countdown – Top ten sewers
Through The Woods – trailer

What’s on at The Movies

Ali Larter talks RESIDENT EVIL 6 – The final chapter
Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is a “family dispute”; plus D23 footage description
RED movies being adapted for “grounded” TV series
It’s good cop sex cop in this trailer for RIDE ALONG 2
NBC developing workplace sitcom based in DC Comics universe
Cinophile: BATTLE ROYALE
This trailer for BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA will leave you feeling holy
We talk to the cast of DRAGON BALL: RESURRECTION OF F

Last Updated: August 18, 2015

54 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 18, 2015 at 16:07

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    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      August 18, 2015 at 16:19

      I wanted to tell you to never show this to the ANC, but I think they may have started this way of thinking.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      August 18, 2015 at 16:34

      How do you burn down a house with lemons?

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      • DragonSpirit009

        August 18, 2015 at 16:35

        Inject them with vodka?

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          August 18, 2015 at 16:36

          Lemon + Vodka + Fuse = Lemonade

          #Sorrynotsorry

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          • DragonSpirit009

            August 18, 2015 at 16:38

            Eh I don’t know then but if you do burn a house down with lemons then it would kinda smell lemony fresh!

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        August 18, 2015 at 16:52

        Maybe that’s where the lesson is to be learned in this. And the money to be made.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 18, 2015 at 17:30

        Nice try, but you won’t get me to incriminate myself that easily!

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  2. DragonSpirit009

    August 18, 2015 at 16:13

    And so my hunger strikes again after seeing that picture. Might as well make something similar tonight

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  3. Pariah

    August 18, 2015 at 16:16

    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      August 18, 2015 at 16:20

      I’m just waiting for that thing on his head to jump off and run away.

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      • Pariah

        August 18, 2015 at 16:22

        Behind every great man there is no odd creature calling his head home.

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      • Hammersteyn

        August 18, 2015 at 16:32

        I now know of two people with sentient hair. The other being Matty. Then there’s sentient eyebrows…..

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        • Captain JJ Fantasticus

          August 18, 2015 at 16:52

          I have no idea what you’re talking about.

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          • Pariah

            August 18, 2015 at 16:54

            I see the sentient eyebrows have a form of induced amnesia. Clever.

          • Hammersteyn

            August 18, 2015 at 17:30

            But your eyebrows do.

  4. Captain JJ Fantasticus

    August 18, 2015 at 16:19

    Sweet treats or gtfo

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    • Pariah

      August 18, 2015 at 16:23

      I currently am in love with cinnamon donuts from Woolworths, OR shortbread dipped in condensed milk (trust me, its good).

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      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        August 18, 2015 at 16:27

        RIP healthy eating.

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        • Pariah

          August 18, 2015 at 16:30

          RIP #NoRegrets

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          August 18, 2015 at 16:31

          healthy eating is overrated

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          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 18, 2015 at 16:53

            Well, I lost 13kg over the past three months, so I think I can go for some unhealthy eating.

          • DragonSpirit009

            August 18, 2015 at 16:54

            What in the world did you do?! o.O Not eat?

          • Pariah

            August 18, 2015 at 16:55

            Then he’d be dead.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 18, 2015 at 16:56

            At least I’d get off work then 😀

          • Pariah

            August 18, 2015 at 16:56

            I’d rather stay employed and buy new games. Much more fun than death.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 18, 2015 at 16:56

            Point made.

          • DragonSpirit009

            August 18, 2015 at 16:58

            Things happen! The world is weird enough for it to happen!

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 18, 2015 at 16:59

            It’s strangely very possible. I’d be the guy who died in his office and no one knew.

          • Pariah

            August 18, 2015 at 17:01

            And your ghost is typing on LG now?! OMG!!!

          • DragonSpirit009

            August 18, 2015 at 17:03

            Amazing!

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 18, 2015 at 16:56

            I ate little (my work kept me really busy, so I missed a lot of lunches) and didn’t exercise.

          • DragonSpirit009

            August 18, 2015 at 16:57

            Guess that only works for some people then!

          • HvR

            August 18, 2015 at 16:59

            He hit out his teeth with a dumbbell so is now on a liquid diet.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 18, 2015 at 16:59

            XD

          • DragonSpirit009

            August 18, 2015 at 17:00

            Haha
            Trying to keep a straight face at work while reading these comments is seriously a challenge!

      • VampyreSquirrel

        August 18, 2015 at 16:39

        • Pariah

          August 18, 2015 at 16:49

          Burnt pastry? Doesn’t look all that good. O_o

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            August 18, 2015 at 16:51

            Pastel de nata… Portuguese custard tart that’s glazed on the top… they’re AWESOME!

          • Pariah

            August 18, 2015 at 16:52

            I’ll take your word for it. Mostly because I’m surprisingly not a fan of custard. XD

        • Captain JJ Fantasticus

          August 18, 2015 at 16:53

          I can taste it! But I can’t 🙁

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        • hairyknees

          August 18, 2015 at 21:42

          10000000 points to you for enjoying Porra pastries 😛

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      • HvR

        August 18, 2015 at 16:42

        The Dutch with their poffertjies, waffles that 90% syrup and chocolate sprinkles on EVERYTHING is proof that diabetes id myth created by Evil Banting Conglomerate

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    • HvR

      August 18, 2015 at 16:42

      crispy bacon dipped in maple syrup #FuckMyHeart

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  5. Pariah

    August 18, 2015 at 16:19

    Hob looks good O_O

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  6. VampyreSquirrel

    August 18, 2015 at 16:33

    Totally off topic… after many many hours of playing Warframe, I finally found that I have quests that I haven’t done… and they’ve probably been sitting there the WHOLE TIME. Could never find them on the old navigation system… but found them last night. Total fail.

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    • Hammersteyn

      August 18, 2015 at 16:48

      War never changes, Warframe on the other hand….

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        August 18, 2015 at 16:48

        Well said.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 18, 2015 at 17:28

      Some you need to be over a certain MR to get.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        August 20, 2015 at 09:21

        Yeah I get that, but I didn’t know they were even there 😛

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  7. Hammersteyn

    August 18, 2015 at 16:41

    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      August 18, 2015 at 16:55

      Oh how I wish I could do this whenever I received more to do even when I have too much for one person to do already.

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  8. HvR

    August 18, 2015 at 17:12

    In Fallout Vault my little stud'” Bruce “Die Spyker” Snyder is now absolute ladies man and baby maker after I dressed him in the Clergy outfit

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  9. Hammersteyn

    August 18, 2015 at 17:31

    LOOOOOOOOOL these guys!

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