Eat Your Games: Skull King’s Swashbucklin’ Blackberry Pie

Eat Your Games: Skull King’s Swashbucklin’ Blackberry Pie

I grew up in the Midwest, playing cards. When I was a kid, my family would play kid-friendly games like Go Fish and Old Maid—and as we grew older, we transitioned to more strategic games like Hearts and Gin Rummy. In high school, at lunch my friends and I would play ERS and Bullshit. Today, my favorite card games are Euchre and 500, two fairly complicated trick-taking games that no one in Pittsburgh will play with me, much to my lament.

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Eat Your Games: Breath of the Wild’s Hot Buttered Apples

Eat Your Games: Breath of the Wild’s Hot Buttered Apples



Can you imagine being a farmhand at a modest Hyrulian stable, when suddenly Link flies in on his paraglider, lands next to your campfire, cooks for 29 hours without sleeping and then teleports away in a puff of neon blue smoke? What about being a bandit in a fight with the hero of Hyrule himself, and just when you feel like you have him on the defensive, he stuffs 17 apples and an entire raw chicken into his face at an unnatural speed? Such is life for background characters in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. (more…)

Eat Your Games: Aunt May’s Famous Wheatcakes

Eat Your Games: Aunt May’s Famous Wheatcakes

One of the first tasks you take on as you’re playing through Spider-Man for the PS4 is the collecting of backpacks webbed up in various locations. These backpacks contain some of Peter Parker’s old things; little artifacts of his life, both civilian and heroic. How those backpacks are staying webbed up when everyone knows Peter’s webs dissolve after an hour is a question for another time, though. Right now is the time for food, because one of the artifacts found those backpacks is an index card containing the recipe for Aunt May’s Famous Wheatcakes. (more…)