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For Two Days, Taco Bell Is Opening An Exclusive Arcade

Looks like Taco Bell is teaming up with Xbox to bring some steak and cheese goodness to the video gaming industry. The fast food chain is even building an arcade powered entirely by Taco Bell…and electricity.

Beginning Aug. 31, Taco Bell is giving any customer who purchases a Steak Quesarito $5 Box, a chance to win an Xbox One X.

Each Taco Bell $5 Box will include a unique code for customers to text after they purchase their meal. The box contains a Steak Quesarito, a Doritos Locos Taco, a Crunchy Taco, and a medium fountain drink. The promotion, and the Steak Quesarito $5 boxes, will be avaibile from Aug. 31 through Oct. 4 at participating Taco Bell locations while supplies last.

According to Taco Bell, a new winner would be notified as frequently as every 10 minutes.

In celebration of this partnership with Xbox, Taco Bell has also created a pop up arcade coinciding with the PAX West gaming convention. The arcade will be an amalgam of classic games and the new Xbox One X experience. Fans can call (206) 219-5092 to make a reservation at the arcade between Sept. 1 – 2 from 6pm to midnight. The experience also comes with Steak Quesarito $5 Boxes and signature cocktails.

Guess we’re picking up a few boxes on the drive home.

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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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Microsoft Sent Out A Sketchy E-mail About ‘Baes’ Playing Beer Pong

In a world dominated by the ‘coolness’ of Snapchat, Facebook and Google, Microsoft has become the ugly older sister in the corner that no one wants to chill with, unless you play Xbox all day. So, being the resourceful thing Microsoft is — it decided the easiest way for people to pay more attention to Microsoft would be to get “bae” interns super “lit” on, “lots of dranks” at a post Internapolooza party in San Francisco, on Monday July 11.

Like, hells yeah, right!? Not so much.

The Internet spoiled Microsoft’s date with destiny when people started circulating the crudely worded email. Twitter user, Patrick Burtchaell, posted a screenshot of the email he claims was sent to his roommate.

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Intenapolooza, according to its website, is the largest gathering of interns in the world, where everyone can connect and learn from professionals.

So, what’s wrong with stating just stating the facts?

For example a message that simply said, “You’re invited to Microsoft’s Post-Internapolooza After Party! Hope you can make it!” would have been so legit. With that said, Microsoft’s introductory salutation was, “Hey Bae Intern <3,” and concluded with the phrase, “HELL YES TO GETTING LIT ON A MONDAY NIGHT.”

Really, all caps? Talk about desperate. At least the event is co-sponsored by Snapchat, Google and Facebook, because I don’t think Microsoft has pure intentions.

What the hell is a Yammer beer pong table, anyway? Roomba beer pong is where it’s at.

Sorry Microsoft, I’m really busy that week.

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Gamers Order Over $1 Million Worth of Pizza Via Xbox 360

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Back in April we reported on Pizza Hut’s Xbox 360 app that allows gamers to order pies from the convenience of their console. Through the app gamers have the ability to customize their pizza to their tastes and have the option for delivery or pick-up. Let’s be real, if customers are ordering pizzas through their Xboxes chances are 99.9 percent of them are getting delivery, picking up your order is for noobs.

Anywho, given that Pizza Hut basically made it easier for us to avoid being social it should come as no surprise that the pizza giant sold over $1 million worth of pizzas in the first four months of the app’s launch. New generations of gaming consoles hit the market back in November and although there’s still no sign of a Pizza Hut app on WiiU, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 Doug Terfehr, public relations director for Pizza Hut says “Conversations are still ongoing with us. Wherever you are, we want to be.” For now you’ll just have to deal with ordering through your phone… no not dialing an actual pizza place I mean using the app, sheesh.

H/T HuffPo

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Pizza Hut’s New Xbox Ordering App Allows Gamers to Live Inside Their Parents’ Basements Forever

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Well, I guess it’s time to say goodbye to my boyfriend.

A new app launched by Pizza Hut and Microsoft now allows video game players to order pizza via Xbox Live. Granted, players will still need to pause Bioshock and leave Elizabeth hanging for a bit while they access the “Create Your Pizza” app, and when the delivery guy gets there, they’ll still need to get up, grab their wallets and answer the doorbell. But hey, I count at least a few other unnecessary chores they can now happily do away with.

So long showers! (Who needs to go outside anymore?) So long phone bills and data plans! (We just used them to order pizza anyway.) Bye bye, regular human interaction! (What do I need a social life for? I’ve got multi-player, baby.)

As an added bonus, all orders received from the app during this first week of service will receive a 15% discount, and we all know how well fast food pizzas are preserved.

Can you say, “stockpile for the next zombie apocalypse”?

H/T + PicThx HuffPo

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Pic of the Day: Castle Crashers Bento Box

What you are looking at is a Castle Crashes inspired bento box. For those who are unfamiliar, Castle Crashers is a downloadable game available on the X-Box Live! network. More importantly, the game is created by the awesome minds over at one of my favorite websites outside of Foodbeast and Weather.com, and that site is Newgrounds.com. What’s so special about the website? In its most barbaric of descriptions, it’s basically a website that was a precursor to what YouTube is today, but with a slightly different organization system, and strictly Flash animations/online games created by amazing artists. The website has been around since 1995 and continues to be the most respected source of user-submitted animations on the web. Enough jabber, the above fan-submitted food art sparked enough interest on Newgrounds that they are holding a contest where there they have asked all interested visitors to submit their own recreations of a Castle Crasher character, made entirely of food! Head over to this page to learn more, the deadline is April 26th, 2009! Good luck!