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You Can Control This Live Competitive Cooking Series From Home

I’ve often found myself shouting at the screen when watching a competitive cooking show, hoping that by sheer force of will the contestant will heed my advice. Futile, yes, but a practice I’ve been unable to shake for the better part of a decade. For anyone and everyone who have felt that frustration, there’s a new competitive cooking series that will quell that rage.

Foodbeast is introducing it’s all new Kitchen League, a live-cooking competition that airs exclusively on Foodbeast Twitch.

Watch FOODBEAST KITCHEN LEAGUE: INSTANT RAMEN w/ @BookofElie and @Outhereflourishing from foodbeast on www.twitch.tv

Here’s how it works:

Two chefs will be given a theme each week that they will have to base their dishes up0n. They will then have 30 minutes to cook a winning dish. During that time, however, Twitch viewers will have the chance to donate BITS to throw a wrench in their segment. For example, for 150 bits, the chef would not be allowed to use a knife for a minute. For 1,000 bits, the chef has to turn off the heat on their stove for a minute. So you can imagine the hijinks that will ensue once those and other sabotage from BIT donations come into play.

Once the time limit is reached, chefs will be judged by a guest host as well as the Twitch audience.

During our live Beta Test, Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth went up against Constantine Spyrou, and the two had to come up with a creative dish based on an instant noodle theme. You can check out how it all went down in the video above.

This Thursday will kick off the inaugural Foodbeast Kitchen League and feature Chef Saengthong Douangdara go up against professional eater and entertainer Raina Huang. The theme: Spicy.

Check out the livestream this Thursday Aug. 8 at 11am PST at Twitch.tv/FOODBEAST. There will also be Foodbeast Kitchen League streams every Thursday during the month of August leading up to Foodbeast’s Nood Beach, taking place on Sunday Sept. 1.

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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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Humor

YouTuber Explains Exactly How Pokemon Eat Food [HUMOR]

Pokemon GO has been out for a couple weeks no and everyone’s out reliving the Pokemon craze of their youths. Catching and battling Pokemon can be a draining experience, however, and you’re gonna want to feed your Pocket Monsters.

The dudes at Wassabi Productions created a video imagining how each Pokemon would eat if they were real. From Ekans to Jigglypuff, you get to see all your favorite Pokemon hilariously and horrifically brought to life as they try to get their grub on.

Check out the sketch.

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Deals

Play Pokemon Go And Get A Free Sandwich

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Who: Capriotti’s

What: In the wake of the Pokemon Go sensation, the sandwich chain is offering a free sub to anyone who Tweets a screenshot of a Pocket Monster inside a Capriotti’s restaurant. They’ll have to Tweet that screenshot to @CapriottisJason, the company’s president Jason Smylie.

Once the image is Tweeted, fans will be sent a voucher for a free sandwich.

Where: Any participating Capriotti’s Sandwich locations.

When: July 12 through July 15.

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Fast Food

Nintendo Introduces New Video Game Flavors For Yogurtland

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Probably the only thing that pairs nicely with the bright, vibrant, colors of Nintendo games are desserts that are just as colorful. Yogurt, perhaps. The video game company partnered with Yogurtland to create some awesome new flavors for both yogurt lovers and gamers alike.

New flavors include: Mario’s Chocolate Gelato, Luigi’s White Chocolate Pistachio, Toad’s Rocky Road and Bowser’s Dragon Berry Tart.

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The popular Yogurt chain has also added some Nintendo-themed toppings to accompany the frozen dessert. You get spooky Boos and Super Stars as tiny little marshmallows.

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Yogurtland is also doing a #GameOn contest where you can win a Nintendo Wii U, a year’s worth of Yogurtland and other Nintendo games each week. You just have to show up, buy some yogurt and follow the steps at the register to enter.

The promotion will be available from July 1 through Sept. 8.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Video Game That Crowdfunded $4000 Cancelled After Devs Blew Money On Booze And Strippers

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The lead programmer of the video game “Ant Simulator” released a video on Saturday informing supporters that the game is cancelled because his business partners allegedly spent company money on liquor and strippers.

In the video, Eric Tereshinski claims two business partners in his indie gaming company ETeeski misappropriated money collected through crowdfunding and investments. He said his ex-partners were friends for over 11 years and that they threatened to sue him if he released the game on his own.

Although he does not name them in the video, Tyler Monce and Devon Staley are the only listed team members on his company’s website.

“This is going to be the worst video I’ve ever had to make,” Tereshinski said in the video. “‘Ant Simulator’ is going to be canceled. I can’t work on ‘Ant Simulator’ anymore. I recently found out my ex-business partners were secretly stealing company money. They had secretly spent the overwhelming majority of both our Kickstarter money and the ‘Ant Simulator’ investment money on liquor, restaurants, bars, and even strippers. This is the reason it has become exceedingly clear to me that I cannot have my career associated with these guys.”

The total money lost includes $4,459 raised for game development tutorial videos through a 2014 Kickstarter campaign that had a goal of $4,000.

“I’m very pissed off I lost money. I lost over a year in work. And I lost a game that I loved and I was proud of and I was really looking forward to releasing on Steam and PS4,” Tereshinski said. “It was supposed to be my first big step in really taking a shot at making video games as a career. But I have to start over now.”

“Ant Simulator,” which was being developed for the computer and Playstation 4, has players manage an ant colony from the queen’s perspective. The simulation game was originally created by Tereshinski in 2014 as part of a 48-hour game jam, wherein game developers gather together with the goal of creating one or more games in a short amount of time.

Tereshinski closed his video by saying: “I’m definitely going to move forward more cautiously and not be so trusting, even of my closest friends, apparently.”

Written by the team at NextShark

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Restaurants

There’s A Super Mario Cafe Opening In Japan

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Japan is opening a Mario-themed restaurant in Tokyo. However, unlike most novelty cafes, this one will only be around for a couple short weeks.

In a collaboration with Tower Records, the cafe will feature a variety of menu items inspired by the iconic video game. Among them are a Super Star Rice Omelet, Bowser’s Taco Rice, Ground Stage Waffle, Block Tiramisu, Princess Peach Panna Cotta, Piranha Plant Soda and a Mario Latte.

Sure it’s gimmicky, but some of these dishes look pretty delicious.

The pop-up will be being June 22 and will run through July 5. Anyone in the Tokyo area be sure to check it out, the next one might not happen for another 30 years.

 

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Products

These Whiskey Flasks Are Designed To Look Like Classic Game Cartridges

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Usually when someone is seen carrying an old video game cartridge, they’re labeled as a vintage gamer. Now that this series of whisky flasks cleverly designed to look like retro games exists, they can also earn the label of drunk.

Designed by Matt Cornell of Ink Whiskey, the drinking flasks were inspired by his fondness of vintage video games. Each flask is a spoof on a classic video game including Mega-Man, Duck Hunt, Final Fantasy and many others. However, they all feature an alcoholic theme.

Check out some of the witty designs below.

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The flasks can be found at Ink Whiskey for $20 each where complete collection can be viewed. It should also be noted that the whisky flasks should not be inserted into a vintage game console. Especially in a drunken state.