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Chefs Nationwide Compete In Unprecedented Remote Cooking Tournament

Foodbeast Twitch will be hosting what might be the first-ever nationwide competitive cooking competition that viewers can control the outcome LIVE and in realtime. During this Bleed Purple tournament, each chef will be teamed up with a partner that will help them develop their recipes for the upcoming matchups.

Imagine a competitive cooking competition where any chef can compete from their home kitchens. With everyone staying in these days, getting our sports fix is limited to highlight reels or video games. What if, however, there was a real-time tournament where not only you can cheer on your favorite chef, but you can actively sabotage their competition live?!

For those unfamiliar with the Foodbeast Kitchen League, it’s a competitive cooking series on Foodbeast’s Twitch channel that pits two chefs against one another. While they cook, audience members can donate Twitch currency “BITS” to sabotage competing chefs with things like having to cook one-handed, being blindfolded, taking away their knife, or having to wear oven mitts for a period of time. Regardless of how many sabotages come their way, the chefs always manage to produce some of the coolest dishes we’ve seen and tasted.

There will be ways to support your favorite chefs during the stream too, with options such as sabotage protection, clearing sabotages, and revealing dreaded secret ingredients early in the competition.

As the chefs cook, their partners are tasked with guiding them through their sabotages as well as answering host questions to earn Swagger points that lend to the judges’ final deliberation.

For the first time, Kitchen League will be done in complete Squad Stream format, with chefs and their partners participating remotely across the country.

The winner of the entire tournament will be presented the Foodbeast Kitchen League Championship Belt on stream. Additionally, there will be a charity-based reward for all four teams, with bits contributed by your audience (to sabotage opposing teams) going to restaurants or charitable organizations that your team chooses. The overall winner will have $500 added to that cumulative total.

 

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Competitors for the Bleed Purple tournament include:

We’re pumped to see how this all plays out. You can learn more on our Foodbeast Kitchen League site and be sure to tune in 2pm-5pm next Monday, April 27, on Twitch.TV/Foodbeast for the first competition. The second round continues 2pm-5pm Tuesday, April 28, with the final round to determine the champion concludes 2pm-5pm Thursday April 30.

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Alcohol Technology

Miller Lite Releases First-Ever Gaming Controller Beer Can

The week of E3 never fails to be a bustling cornucopia for gaming announcements. While we’re here rewatching all the new gameplay trailers that have dropped over the weekend, it seems Miller Lite has been hard at work creating an item that encapsulates the best of both gaming and beer consumption.

Yes, we now live in a world where a fully-functioning beer can gaming controller exists.

Called the Cantroller, the device is toted as the first-ever video game controller that you can drink from. Fully-functioning, it also doubles as a 12oz can of Miller Lite. Specs on the Cantroller include Bluetooth that connects to multiple consoles and PC, haptic feedback, and a three-hour lithium-ion battery. Also, beer.

A live demonstration of the Cantroller in action will air live on Twitch on Wednesday, June 12, to coincide with the launch event. Comedian Eric Andre and Complexity gamers BananaSlamJamma and ShahZam will be present to demonstrate the intricacies of the first-of-its-kind device.

As of right now, the only way to get one is to beat Eric Andre using one of the cantrollers at the July 12 drop event by going head-to-head with Andre and winning. It will be held at 1147 S HOPE STREET LOS ANGELES, CA, between 7-11pm.

Only 200 cantrollers are currently available so the first 200 gamers who beat him can get their hands on a device.

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The Dishes You HAVE To Try While Gaming At Dave & Buster’s


We all know Dave & Buster’s as the grown-up arcade spot where you can relive being a little kid. But going just for that means you’re missing out on a pretty expansive menu of drinks and eats to fill up on while gaming.

The Dave & Buster’s menu isn’t necessarily new, but it went through a revamp a couple of years ago that brought a ton of items in that weren’t there before. Foodbeast’s own Elie Ayrouth and Marc Kharrat joined up with FaZe clan chef FaZe Cheo at the Del Amo Fashion Center location to go try out the entire menu for themselves.

Yes, they ate through the entire menu at Dave & Buster’s in a single setting. You can see the insane feat above in Foodbeast’s latest episode of Going In.

Based on what they consumed, here are some of the recommended items to try on the menu from Ayrouth, Kharrat, and Cheo.

Drinks

One of the drinks the squad really enjoyed was the new Frose, a blended icy beverage with strawberry puree, Absolute citron, and plenty of rose wine both in the slush and poured into it via mini-bottle. Both Elie and Marc were astounded at how good it tasted.

Elie is drawn to anything that’s Instagram-appealing, so the Green Ghost Glow Kone caught his eye. Made with Crown Royal Apple, Smirnoff Green Apple, and Monin Granny Smith Apple, the glow cube inside makes the entire drink light up like a neon sign. It tastes just as good as it looks, too.

The Strawberry Mango Margarita also stood out because of its bright red color and cubes of strawberry. They keep the drink from diluting but also add a great hue and flavor to the whole beverage.

Food

When it came to the food, the whole squad slurped up the Bang Bang Chicken and Noodles pretty quickly. The combo of spicy fried chicken and peanut noodles was a favorite for all three.

One of the craziest items on Dave & Buster’s menu is the Buffalo Wing Burger, which comes topped with a couple of chicken tenders drenched in spicy buffalo sauce. It brings the heat, but also provides a huge “flavor punch,” as Ayrouth described it.

Cheo was a fan of the Short Rib & Cheesy Mac Stack, a sandwich that brings the two together in a savory flavor bomb. It makes for a pretty comforting dish that’ll make you happy even if you’re not reeling in the tickets.

Having all of the food at Dave & Buster’s is pretty convenient, since you can grub to prep for your squad’s arcade marathon or vice versa. And no matter how you do in terms of getting tickets, at least there’s good food and good times abound.


Created in partnership with Del Amo Fashion Center

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Fast Food What's New

Domino’s Created Final Fantasy Specialty Pizzas In Australia

Down under in Australia, Domino’s is celebrating the release of Final Fantasy XIV Online by creating limited edition pizzas based around characters from the beloved role-playing series.

A new specialty pizza called the Chocobo Chow includes chicken, pineapple, capsicum, mushrooms, onions, and spring onions.

Domino’s four popular existing specialty pizzas will be getting new names in honor of the Final Fantasy collaboration: The Moogle’s Meatlovers (BBQ Meatlovers), Curious Cactus (Vegetarian), Stormblood Supreme (Supreme), and Heavensward Hawaiian (Hawaiian).

Those unfamiliar with the popular franchise need not fret.

Anyone who orders the pizza chain’s Final Fantasy XIV Pizza and Gaming Bundle —  which includes three traditional pizzas, one garlic bread, and a 1.25 litter drink for $49.95 — will receive a free downloadable copy of Final Fantasy XIV Online: Complete Edition for either Playstation 4 or PC.

You can find these Final Fantasy-themed pizzas at all participating Domino’s locations in Australia and New Zealand sold while supplies last.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Gamer Hacks Halo 5 Map To Create Epic Beer Pong Game

Leave it to gamers to figure out a way to play beer pong without beer, a cup, or a ball.

Today, there is no shortage of competition in the constantly expanding industry of personal gaming. With professional gaming tournaments getting national coverage, gaming is becoming a new frontier with its full-potential still under development. Now, with new technology, game modifiers are adding personal touches that are pushing the limits of what is possible inside these virtual worlds.

As users create new concepts for gaming maps — they are also creating new ways to interact and play inside these virtual worlds. Reddit user, Zandril, discovered Forge user and Halo player AFTM Reclaimer created a map that included a really cool beer pong game that the Halo soldiers can actually play. Zandril posted this find to the subreddit, ‘r/gaming’ and it received more than 6,000 points in three hours. That’s a lot.

Clips of Halo 5’s newfound adult drinking game is a little less violent than running around throwing grenades and firing rocket launchers at each other, but sadly, it is not officially released on Xbox or PC. However, the Forge-based Halo 5 version of beer pong looks super fun and very easy to operate.

YouTuber, ZannyVids, posted a video breakdown of the Forge-based Halo 5 map on July 25, and it looks pretty legit.

The Forge Gaming Network is a platform that prides itself on allowing users to build maps inside of existing games for free. Forge, according to its website, is a “clan development and support platform,” that was launched in 2012.

We thought we’d seen it all when we discovered Roomba beer pong a few weeks ago, we have to say we’re pretty intrigued with this new discovery.

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Humor

Shameless Dude Sets Up Entire Recording Studio At Starbucks

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If you’ve ever spent the day at Starbucks, you’ll notice quite people set up more than just a laptop. They’ll have keyboards, mouses and even a full-on monitor spread out on the coffee tables. This dude definitely took that to another level.

The photo was posted by Redditor dmizz who says it was taken at a Starbucks in Los Feliz, CA.

Dude had a 30-something inch monitor, a sound system and pretty much everything else you could need to spend an lifetime making some sick beats.

What’s the craziest setup you’ve ever seen at a coffee house?

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Packaged Food

These Cola-Flavored Chips Are So Exclusive You Have To Win Them In A Claw Machine

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Japanese snack maker Calbee is probably best known for those delicious shrimp chips you can usually find at most Asian markets. Now, Rocket News 24 reports that Calbee has added a line of cola-flavored chips for the holidays.

While the brand usually offers saltier options, they’re finally taking a dive into the sweeter side with these new soda chips. There is a catch, however.

Unfortunately, getting your hands on them isn’t quite as simple as heading to a grocery store. Since Calbee has partnered with Namco in this endeavor, the snacks will only be availble as prizes for the crane games at Namco-owned amusement centers.

Snack aficionados will have to earn their cola-flavored chips. Don’t know about you, but the chances of us winning a crane game on the first try as as close to zero as you can get. Still, we wouldn’t mind giving it a couple of shots for a handful of these cola chips. Judging from the video above, they sound pretty tasty.

The amusement centers are set to open in Japan beginning Dec. 18.

Photo: Namco

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Gamer Mold Lets You Make Sweets in the Shape of Classic Controllers

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Every time we see a classic controller, the nostalgia feelings kick in. We remember waking up early on a Saturday morning, finishing the latest quest in Final Fantasy VII and spending our hard-earned GP at the Golden Saucer. The only thing better than recreating those memories would be doing so in cake form. Queue controller molds.

The silicone mold features three different controllers based off the classic Nintendo, Sony and Sega systems. It allows for two of each controller to be made at a single time. One can either create cakes with the molds, ice displays, or even pure melted chocolate ready to harden. The molds are yours to do with as you please.

The Classic Controller molds can be purchased at Think Geek for $10. They’re also dishwasher safe for you lazys.