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In Other News – 08 December 2015

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I give PE a lot of grief, but only because I care about my hometown. Or more precisely, it’s complete lack of any decent places to eat out at. Look, there’s plenty of franchises within PE. And that’s the biggest problem. Most of them are either KFC, Wimpy or Cassies, places which serve the kind of food that isn’t exactly synonymous with quality.

But I’ve finally found a great burger joint. Nothing beats a great patty on a decent bun. I’ve eaten at Rocomama’s in Johannesburg before, and thoroughly enjoyed it. They’ve finally got a branch in PE now, which means that I can finally chow down on a quality hamburger that doesn’t require me having to fly on over to LA to find an In ‘N Out on Hollywood boulevard.

If you’ve never tried it, then you might want to take some Vaseline with you for the Chili Cheese Bomb burger. A massive beef patty, melted cheese dripping off it, topped with fresh chillis, bacon and a liberal dose of spicy mayonnaise. It may burn like my hatred for real estate agents, but it’s worth every single boiling bite. In fact, I think I might go have another one tonight.

In Other News: Destiny resets, Nuclear Throne has a quiet boom, your PC is guilty with gears and Link can finally haul all that junk with him.

Here’s the news that we didn’t post today, because I was too busy thinking that my boss at McDonalds is a complete clown.

News

Destiny weekly reset for December 8 – Court of Oryx, Nightfall, Prison of Elders changes detailed
Here’s when you can play Dirt Rally on Xbox One and PS4 (Editor’s note: April 16)
Elder Scrolls Online getting free weekend on PC, Mac & Xbox One – all the details
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is coming to PC this week
This year’s Black Friday was PlayStation’s best yet
New Turok: Dinosaur Hunter remastered screens emerge from the fog
Minecraft finally coming to Wii U
Nuclear Throne quietly slips out of Early Access

Stuff

Link grows up, can now actually carry all that stuff
How Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours resurrects an arcade legend
A damn good concept for Animal Crossing Wii U
Five people who MacGuyvered the most difficult video game levels

Videos

Exist Archive ‘Ogami Ren’ Character Introduction Trailer
Dirt Rally – Launch trailer

Last Updated: December 8, 2015

100 Comments

  1. One of our vendors is taking our department out for Rocomama’s tomorrow, I shall take a pictawr and post it after lunch!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 8, 2015 at 16:06

      I see on their website that 2 stores are opening near me soon.

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      • The Grand Admiral Chief

        December 8, 2015 at 16:07

        Nice!

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        December 8, 2015 at 16:52

        There are 3 within 5km of where I currently sit.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 8, 2015 at 18:36

          IT’S NOT A COMPETITION!

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            December 9, 2015 at 08:59

            IF YOU SAY SO!

      • Marc O Polo

        December 8, 2015 at 19:49

        See they have a branch in Durban ville, but that would require me to cross the boerewors curtain…

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        • HvR

          December 9, 2015 at 07:32

          Remember your passport, proof of at least 2 years in the Voortrekkers and bottle of Wellington or Maybelline Eye Bombastic Superliner to bribe JJ at the border post.

          I see there is one in the new center just past Cape Gate as well; brilliant I’m almost there every weekend.

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          • Marc O Polo

            December 9, 2015 at 18:11

            Cape gate is also on the wrong side of the boerewors curtain…

  2. The Grand Admiral Chief

    December 8, 2015 at 16:02

    I like the chili cheese bomb burger, just enough zang for me to enjoy it without calling the fire brigade

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  3. Captain JJ 4x

    December 8, 2015 at 16:09

    Hmmm. I’m still trying to decide if that header is pulling me in.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 8, 2015 at 16:10

      After browsing their website I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m too old for their burgers. They’re edible heart attacks.

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      • Captain JJ 4x

        December 8, 2015 at 16:12

        I’m very specific about my burgers lately (I used to eat anything with something that resembles meat between two pieces of bread).
        I like my burgers pure. Good patty, not a lot of sauce and it must have pickles on. A burger without pickles is just not a burger.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 8, 2015 at 16:14

          If it’s all that, but without a pickle, are you in a pickle?

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        • Ottokie

          December 8, 2015 at 16:14

          Garnish makes the burger

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          • Hammersteyn

            December 8, 2015 at 16:23

            Keep the garnish, if the patty is shit then so is the meal

        • Skyblue

          December 8, 2015 at 23:45

          Grill a fresh pattie (not pre-frozen) on a braai, toss on the cheese while it’s still cooking topped with pickled jelapeno. Doesn’t need sauce or but will need a sesame seed roll lightly butterd or even ‘slightly’ grilled

          Only fresh cheddar slices will work btw

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  4. DragonSpirit009

    December 8, 2015 at 16:10

    No! No! No! Must not crave burgers now! Don’t look at the picture! Don’t! I’ve just gotten over my previous craving!

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    • Captain JJ 4x

      December 8, 2015 at 16:12

      but…..burgers are love, burgers are life.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 8, 2015 at 16:14

        Not for the cow.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 8, 2015 at 16:15

          The actual cow, not DragonSpirit. *run*

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          • DragonSpirit009

            December 8, 2015 at 16:16

            I refuse to be a cow… but I’ll be a dragon cow!

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:21

            That puts a whole different twist on being Skyrim’s dragon-born. 😉

          • DragonSpirit009

            December 8, 2015 at 16:22

            To tell the truth I know nothing about Skyrim but I like twists ^_^

          • Ottokie

            December 8, 2015 at 16:23

            Don’t worry the dragons bug out and twist all over the place

          • Ottokie

            December 8, 2015 at 16:23

          • DragonSpirit009

            December 8, 2015 at 16:29

            Just one question how do you attack it?! O.o

          • Ottokie

            December 8, 2015 at 16:29

            You don’t, you record it and make a GIF xD

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:30

            Well that looks like a mating dance (except if I’ve been doing it wrong all these years), so I’d rather not go too close.

          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:34

            jut hold your sword near it, I should think

          • Skyblue

            December 8, 2015 at 23:46

            Sooooo Skyrim! Demon’s Souls dragons just kill you.

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:25

            Skyrim will change/ruin your life.
            Worth it either way.

          • Ottokie

            December 8, 2015 at 16:26

            It can be modded to make Dead or Alive look like a family friendly Nintendo title

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:28

            It can also be modded to make Stephen King’s IT seem like a fairy tale.

          • DragonSpirit009

            December 8, 2015 at 16:30

            So I’ve heard.
            Plan on getting it one day if I can by some miracle get a decent PC or one of the consoles

        • HvR

          December 8, 2015 at 16:54

          or the nieghbourhood stray cats or the old horses on the farm.

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      • DragonSpirit009

        December 8, 2015 at 16:15

        Yes but my hips doesn’t agree with it and neither does my wallet.
        Saw they are going to open one in Somerset West… So I guess it must be fate to go then

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  5. Hammersteyn

    December 8, 2015 at 16:10

    I bit my monitor, now it’s cracked. I’ll send a bill to Gavin

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      December 8, 2015 at 16:11

      Does the bill read: “ONE OF THOSE BURGERS”?

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      • Hammersteyn

        December 8, 2015 at 16:11

        6 burgers XD

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  6. Darren Peach

    December 8, 2015 at 16:13

    • Ottokie

      December 8, 2015 at 16:14

      I love Batdad xD

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      • Darren Peach

        December 8, 2015 at 16:16

        Just Discovered him. His wipe is a trooper.

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        • Ottokie

          December 8, 2015 at 16:17

          Take the time, and watch all his vids 😛

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  7. Captain JJ 4x

    December 8, 2015 at 16:19

    For my brothers and sisters from the Westernous Republic I can recommend this… (photo courtesy of my phone’s camera)
    Beef burger with bacon, cheese and beer union jam.

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    • Captain JJ 4x

      December 8, 2015 at 16:20

      Oh, it’s at Signal Gun, Durbanville.

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      • Hammersteyn

        December 8, 2015 at 16:22

        FFS, I’m hungry!

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        • Captain JJ 4x

          December 8, 2015 at 16:24

          Wait..in that case… (I literally did a burger-hunt this year)…let me show you another….
          Hudsons in Cape Town…Just an awesome burger with pickles on..

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          • Hammersteyn

            December 8, 2015 at 16:26

            I spot BEEEEEEEEEER!

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:27

            Had craft beer at both places (both their own beer). Really good stuff.

          • HvR

            December 8, 2015 at 16:53

            Hudson’s doesn’t make their own beer, think Jack Black does the Pale Ale for them.

            The Signal Gun is still a bit hit and miss, depends really on the batch you getting. I normally go for beer taste beforehand and then order the best tasting one. Bit miffed with them recommended them to a friend for their once in a blue moon date night and then they got shockingly crap service.

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:55

            Ah, yes, you’re right, you’re right.
            Jack Black is one of my favourites though.

          • HvR

            December 8, 2015 at 16:59

            Found out recently they brewed all the Darling beers until beginning of this year.

            This year is the first year Darling is actually making there own beer and you can taste it 🙁

      • HvR

        December 8, 2015 at 16:52

        Dammit only ever had the pizza, good reason to go back.

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        • Captain JJ 4x

          December 8, 2015 at 16:54

          I think there are two restaurants though, just check first. It’s the one on the left when you are facing the place.

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          • HvR

            December 8, 2015 at 17:03

            mmmm, been quite some time since I’ve been there. Last time there was only one restaurant with the tasting room on the left. Might explain why I didn’t spot the burgers.

            The properly made wood-fired pizzas are awesome though.

    • Darren Peach

      December 8, 2015 at 16:27

      I have not eaten in two days, No appetite…This just cured me. Thanx.

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      • Captain JJ 4x

        December 8, 2015 at 16:28

        XD
        Get some!

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    • Jonah Cash

      December 8, 2015 at 16:37

      Ek was daar maar ek het nie ‘n burger geeet nie…. Nou moet ek weer gaan! Hoekom doen jy dit aan my? Daar is mense en ek moet met hulle praat!

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      • Captain JJ 4x

        December 8, 2015 at 16:43

        Haha. Jy moet!
        Vergeet van die mense, jy kan nie praat met ‘n vol mond nie!

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    • Ryanza

      December 8, 2015 at 16:57

      • Captain JJ 4x

        December 9, 2015 at 07:06

        Oh no, a new joke.

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  8. Ottokie

    December 8, 2015 at 16:22

    That is a “fork and knife burger”

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    • Captain JJ 4x

      December 8, 2015 at 16:25

      I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you are saying.

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      • Ottokie

        December 8, 2015 at 16:28

        That thing will make sauce run from your hands to your feet xD

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        • Captain JJ 4x

          December 8, 2015 at 16:29

          I don’t do “fork and knife” burger. I do hands-to-mouth burger.
          The bigger the burger, the bigger the challenge 😉

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            December 8, 2015 at 16:39

            ^THIS!

    • VampyreSquirrel

      December 8, 2015 at 16:40

      You can go fork and knife yourself… you don’t eat burgers with a fork and knife!

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      • Ottokie

        December 8, 2015 at 16:41

        It tastes better that way too

        *runs

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          December 8, 2015 at 16:49

          HAHAHA..haha…ha……..ha…. NO!

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          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:50

            LOL!

  9. Original Heretic

    December 8, 2015 at 16:24

    Nothing wrong with PE. Well, except for… Crap, now that I actually think about, there’s loads…

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  10. miaau

    December 8, 2015 at 16:30

    home-made patties, wilds vleis. Mushroom sauce, made with real mushrooms (not denny tin, proper mushrooms, try Woolworths)

    a nice strong-ish cheese, pecorino perhaps, or something blue of you like.

    some chips. Perhaps some Ementhaler cheese on the side, as a chaser.

    Garnish to taste.

    Small amount of sauce, with mustard for the flavour switching properties of mustard.

    Home-made bread, rising in the oven as the patties are made. Hmm, warm bread rolls.

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    • Captain JJ 4x

      December 8, 2015 at 16:31

      I shall take it without the mushroom sauce, for it sounds wonderful.

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      • Ottokie

        December 8, 2015 at 16:32

        You don’t like mushroom sauce O.o

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        • Captain JJ 4x

          December 8, 2015 at 16:33

          I don’t eat cream-based sauces.I just really don’t like them. I feel it makes things taste artificial. But it’s probably just me.

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          • Ottokie

            December 8, 2015 at 16:37

            I love any cream based sauces, but for some reason cream cheese just tastes like crap to me 😛

          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:45

            that is because it is? Blech. Like yoghurt in my ever so crappy opine.

          • Ottokie

            December 8, 2015 at 16:45

            Yes, yoghurt can GITS

          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:46

            It looks and tastes like it already did…………

          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:37

            You get cream based sauces out of a tin, then you get cream based sauces made from milk, cream and other 100% fresh ingredients..

            It makes a difference.

          • Ottokie

            December 8, 2015 at 16:39

            HUGE difference

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:40

            I honestly don’t like either.
            I don’t know where my dislike for it comes from. Give me a preserve or a tomato-based sauce any day, but no cream.
            Whipped cream by itself or with desserts is awesome though. No complaints there.

      • miaau

        December 8, 2015 at 16:33

        or just dish up some shroom sauce on the side, plenty of real shrooms still in it.just chow down on that.

        We have done this several times, for friends and stuff. Always a good meal.

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        • Captain JJ 4x

          December 8, 2015 at 16:34

          I’ll take the mushrooms! 😀 Grilled.
          Café Miaau

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          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:36

            yeah, one of the few things I still enjoy cooking, grilled mushrooms.

            I used to make all sorts of foods, but now? Could not care to do so.

            effort.

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:37

            Same here man. I used to really enjoy it myself.

          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:39

            In my twenties, my friends would pop round so often I started getting food donations from them. Their favourites, judging by the amount of times they scoffed it down uninvited,, was Stew, Roast Chicken (hmm, cloves), pasta and sauce. *Edit* my fav was lasagne, made over hours. But that was so much effort AND it seemed I was the only one that loved it anyway.

            At least twice I cooked and wound up having to order in, cause they scoffed the whole lot.

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:41

            I just know I’m going to go home now and scratch around for something to eat for dinner while constantly wondering about that roast chicken of yours. :/

          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:43

            Convection Oven Microwave.. Put the chicken on stand, stuff with herbs, spices and butter, on the inside. Then, while cooking, stop it every few minutes and spoon the sauce that drops off over the skin.

            When nearly cooked, grill for a few minutes to get the skin crispy, with the inside still juicy (stuffed the inside with butter and herbs, remember). I never had cholesterol problems.

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:44

            Yummmm.
            Never had cholesterol problems. Past tense? Interesting ;P

          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:46

            Still do not.. All good. I used to cook a LOT with butter. A LOT. fried steak in butter too.

            Now, my daughter is allergic to cows milk, so no more butter.

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:48

            Oh wow man. That’s not a nice allergy to have.

          • miaau

            December 8, 2015 at 16:48

            In theory, she should outgrow it.

            My wife has worse allergies……

          • Captain JJ 4x

            December 8, 2015 at 16:50

            Hope so man. Food allergies are terrible. My mother developed an allergy for shellfish overnight. She used to love it, now suddenly it’s not an option anymore.

          • Ottokie

            December 8, 2015 at 16:39

            Stuffed big mushrooms with cottage cheese and mozzarella and some ground black pepper… I am to hungry to keep talking about food -_-

  11. Ryanza

    December 8, 2015 at 16:36

    • VampyreSquirrel

      December 8, 2015 at 16:41

      2017*

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      • Ryanza

        December 8, 2015 at 16:48

        I have previously said that 2016 is very likely for Cyberpunk 2077 release. The game was announced in 2012. So 2016 should be about 4 – 5 years of development and that equals a game.

        2017 we looking at 6 years of development. But maybe they need a polish or two.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 8, 2015 at 18:32

          polish or Polish? 😉

          Reply

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