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'Zombie Pizza' iPhone Game Free Today

The Zombie Pizza iPhone app is free today in the iTunes App Store. The game consists primarily of dragging "ingredients"—brains, hearts, bones, eyeballs, intestines—onto a pizza skin in specific orders, according to Chef Zomboni's cookbook.... More

Food Network's New Wii Video Game

Food Network is releasing a new video game, Cook or Be Cooked, which will hit stores on November 3. With more than 30 recipes developed by the expert chefs of the Food Network Kitchens, the game delivers a truly authentic food experience from prep to plate. Throughout the game, players receive tips, feedback and reviews from Food Network's Vice President of Marketing and The Next Food Network Star judge, Susie Fogelson, and Food Network Kitchens chef Mory Thomas. Personally, my favorite video game cuisine is still the red-and-white-spotted mushroom power-ups in Mario Brothers. Watch a preview of the video game, after the jump.... More

Video: Cooking Mama 3 Trailer

Cooking Mama, everyone's favorite spatula-wielding virtual lady, is back with more. Cooking Mama 3 Shop & Chop for Nintendo DS is scheduled to hit stores in November. It will feature a new grocery shopping element since, you know, it was a little odd before how pixelated ramen would just appear in the kitchen. Now you can buy the ingredients first! Ah, much more rational. The new edition will feature 80 "fresh" recipes including Korean barbecue, mochi with edamame paste, and lemon pie. The trailer, after the jump.... More

Making A Mario Mushroom Out of A Radish

Photo from Anna the Red There's always seemed to be a lot of crossover between food-nerdism and gaming-nerdism. Case in point: This impressively accurate rendition of Toad from the Mario games, brought to you by Anna the Red's Bento Factory. Check out the step-by-step instructions on her site. (Next up: Bowser?)... More

Japanese Gamers Can Now Order Food on Wii Demae (Catering) Channel

Why do the Japanese always get all the cool stuff? Awesome vending machines, monkey waiters, and now the Nintendo Wii Demae (Catering) Channel, which allows gamers to order pizza and other food with a flick of the wrist. According to the blog Destructoid, the channel works in tandem with an existing food-delivery service. You still have to pay cash money at the door—the Demae Channel doesn't take Nintendo Points. Related Top 10 Crazy Asian Pizzas Mobile Street Food in Tokyo, Japan... More

Play 'Pizza City' Video Game Online

One of the most amazing time-suckers I’ve seen in awhile: The 8-bit Pizza City game on the Adult Swim website. Pick up a few pizzas from Uncle Tony’s, hop in your boxy little car (like the rest of the game, looking pretty 1987), and drive around Pizza City looking for your impatient customers. Fast deliveries get better tips; smashing into pedestrians gets you dinged for "damaging the pizza." (But for some reason, running down clowns and mimes is OK.) Just watch out for other cars—Pizza City apparently has some issues with reckless drivers. Feel free to leave your top... More

In Videos: Videokrauting

Take some classic videogame scenes, recreate them with stop motion animated sauerkraut, and you've got Videokrauting. Yeah. ...Wait, huh? No, that's it. Watch the video to see it in action, after the jump.... More

In Videos: Wii Breakfast Videogame Parody

Recreate your morning breakfast ritual without any of the mess by playing Wii Breakfast, the fast paced game where burnt toast, soggy cereal, and improperly cooked sausages result in failure. British comedy group Idiots of Ants shows you how to play the game. Watch the video after the jump.... More

The Year That Was: Food Video Games

Continuing The Year That Was, with food-based pixelated distractions. Super Mario Bros. Cupcakes. Photograph from hello naomi on Flickr OMG. How many food video games came out this year? Major League Eating was announced in early March, teased us in April, still hadn't come out in May (when we sent Ben Brown to a press event in San Francisco and Gordon Mark to one in New York), and finally came out via WiiWare on July 14. MLE was perhaps the most inspired of this bunch of games, which also included Iron Chef America, Cake Mania, and Hell's Kitchen (which Gordon Mark, who sort of became our de facto in-house food-gamer, reviewed here—and a whole host of others we've probably overlooked.... More

'Cake Mania': This Game Bakes the Cake

Easy Bake Oven, KO! Last week Majesco released its third baking video game for the Nintendo Wii, Cake Mania: In the Mix! Whatever happened to little girls sitting around the kitchen table and making tiny, sugar filled cakes? True, this game leaves little mess, and it does sound like fun to be baker Jill Evans, creating cakes, balancing orders and people. Hmm, this game just might help little girls (and boys) develop some time management and organization skills, too. Related Cooking Mama Insults Your Mama and Other Food Videogame Trailers Slideshow of Food in Video Games Burgertime Video Game Online Again... More

Jamie Oliver's Interactive Video Game Cookbook

"The Naked Chef" has a new video game called What’s Cooking? and it offers something Cooking Mama lacks—100 real recipes. Each one is by Oliver, and comes with an image of the completed dish, an ingredient list, step-by-step instructions, and Oliver's additional comments. Related: 'Cooking Mama: World Kitchen' Preview... More

KFC Box Meal Makes for Unhealthy Guitar Heroes

KFC has come up with a box meal tie-in for the new Guitar Hero: World Tour video game. The KFC Fully Loaded Box Meal consists of two Original Recipe Strips, an Original Recipe Snacker, your choice of a drumstick or thigh, two sides, a biscuit, and a 32-ounce drink for $7.99. That's more than 1200 calories and about 60 grams of fat. Maybe it's just me but I don't see how one person alone can eat this like in the commercial and not feel nauseous or the need to go run a marathon. So I have to give props to the guys at gaming blog Kotaku for taste testing it. Overall they gave it a D-. Some specific ratings... More

Gamer Grub: Hunger PWNED!!!1!

Don't want to get your hands messy or don't have time to order a pizza or make a sandwich during an intense session of Breakout? Gamer Grub is the snack for you. You can't go wrong with these four awesome flavors, "Action Pizza," "Racing Wasabi," "Strategy Chocolate," and "Sport PB&J." Here's a breakdown of what's in each flavor: Action Pizza: Pizza Cashews & Pitas, Tomato Sesame Sticks, Tomato Almonds, Cheese Pitas, and Mozzarella PeanutsRacing Wasabi: Wasabi Soy Almonds and Peanuts, Wasabi Peas, Honey Mustard Sesame Sticks, and Pita ChipsStrategy Chocolate: Almonds, Chocolate Raisins, Cherries, White Chocolate ChipsSports PB&J: Peanuts, Peanut Butter Chips, Strawberry Jelly Chips, Bread Cubes OK, so I'm really not that enthusiastic about this new snack marketed... More

Geek Cakes

Do you like video games, computer programming, and Star Wars? And cake? C'mon, geeks have to eat cake too. Geekcake is a blog reminding the sci-fi gamers who read Harry Potter and watch Jurassic Park while caring for ant farms, that some cakes exist just for them. Related Divorce Cakes Cake Wrecks Custom Cake From Wal-Mart... More

Nintendo + Toaster = Nintoaster

Some people just have too much time on their hands. They see a toaster and the next thing you know, they're ripping out the guts and filling it with a Nintendo system. The folks over at Engadget spotted this, and even though you can't actually toast bread with it, we have to admit it's pretty darn cool.... More

Slideshow of Food in Video Games

Gourmet.com put together this nifty slideshow of food in video games over the past 30 years. In 1980, a food-related game meant controlling Pac-Man as he ate his way around a maze—today, a video game can teach you how to cook lasagna. Related Major League Eating: The Videogame Nintendo DS Cooking Guide Will Help You Make Dinner 'Hell's Kitchen,' The Game: A Review... More

'Iron Chef America' Video Game Featuring Batali and Morimoto

ign.com Mario Batali and Masaharu Morimoto will be in the upcoming video game Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine for Nintendo Wii and DS. Eater has the full press release from the video game developer Destineer with quotes from the soon-to-be-digitized star chefs: "I’m delighted to be involved with Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine," said Chef Batali. "My video game counterpart is as passionate and competitive in the virtual Kitchen Stadium as I am in real life, and I think the participation of Chef Morimoto and I adds a great level of authenticity to the game.Adds Chef Morimoto: "Having been an Iron Chef in both Japan and America, I am pleased to partake in another exciting frontier – video games! Hopefully... More

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