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Ground Pork Banh Mi | Williams-Sonoma Taste

In this version of the classic Vietnamese sandwich, the sugar caramelizes the pork just a bit, while fish sauce adds authentic Vietnamese flavor. Don’t skip the pickled vegetables; they are key to the complex, fresh flavor of this sandwich. And don’t forget to use a nonreactive bowl when combining …

The Genius Way to Cook Chicken Thighs (That Are Better than Fried)

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Kristen is gallavanting around on the Genius Recipes cookbook tour, so she's sharing an excerpt from the book (and a new favorite chicken recipe).</i><p>"Short of turning …

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Agents of SHIELD: Inside the tie-in to Avengers: Age of Ultron

<b>Warning: This story contains MAJOR spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as MAJOR spoilers from The Avengers:</b> …

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'Albert Einstein Font' Lets You Write Like a Physics Genius

Few people can hope to achieve the feats of genius Albert Einstein, but now, there may at least be a way to write like the famous physicist, thanks to a font styled after his handwriting.<p>The "Albert Einstein Font," which is based on hundreds of letters written by Einstein himself, lets you "write …

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Doritos Crunchy Chicken Tenders Recipe - Food Mashups

Birthday Cake w/ Old School Video Games On Each Side

This is the birthday cake made by Wedding Cakes By Nicole featuring Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Tetris and Frogger scenes on each side, and Pong on the …

Next Xbox reportedly launching with Ryse and a new Forza

Microsoft's next-generation Xbox will reportedly launch with <i>Ryse</i> and a new Forza title, and use real money instead of Microsoft Points, reports The Verge.<p>The company originally announced <i>Ryse</i>, a first-person hack-and-slash title set in the Roman Empire, during E3 2010 as a project co-developed with …

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is ’80s stupid awesome (preview)

Go to enough video game presentations, and you see the same project pillars creep into the PowerPoint slides. Stuff like “immersive,” “seamless transitions,” and “freedom.”<p>Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’s pillars are “honest,” “stupid,” and “fun.”<p>“When were you told to stop playing with toys?” asks Blood …

Saints Row film possible under Deep Silver

In a time when Hollywood is churning out a sixth <i>Fast & Furious</i> and a second live-action <i>G.I. Joe</i> film, the environment seems ripe for a movie adaptation of the insane Saints Row franchise.<p>Game publisher Deep Silver owns the rights to the open-world crime series and is putting out Saints Row IV later …

'Grand Theft Auto' radio stations recreated as playlists on iTunes and Spotify

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> may not be arriving until September, but Rockstar Games is already getting gamers primed for mayhem by replicating the iconic radio stations from past <i>GTA</i> titles on iTunes and Spotify. The <i>GTA</i> series is known for its use of licensed music; whenever a driver gets in a vehicle, they …

Violent games can enable would-be mass murderers, say CA Senator

Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein has again spoken out against violent video games. Today on MSNBC's <i>Morning Joe</i>, Feinstein said these games can be enablers for would-be mass murderers.<p>"I think the really violent video game becomes a kind of simulator to practice on. And it enables the …

Nintendo Discontinues Several Online Wii Services

by blaze6106 Friday, April 12, 2013 at 07:39 AM<p>I really didnt use these when I didn't have my Wii U, now I never touch them. As long as they don't …

No, Dota 2 Has Not Unseated League of Legends

I read a rather odd report this morning that made me do a double take. In the West, it claimed, Valve’s Defense of the Ancients 2 had surpassed Riot’s League of Legends as the most played video game.<p>The report comes from DFC Intelligence, who claims a recent surge in popularity has propelled Dota 2 …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Injustice launch trailer does horrible things to Green Arrow

Injustice: Gods Among Us breaks just about every bone in Green Arrow's body in this launch trailer. Seriously--Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the …

'Star Trek the Game' Sets Co-Op Play to Stunning

If you’ve seen <i>Star Trek</i>, either the classic series or the rebooted movie, you’ll know that the two main characters, Kirk and Spock, complement each other. Kirk is brash, while Spock is thoughtful. Kirk loves the ladies, and Spock loves the logic (or Uhura, in the case of the movie). Now the …

How 1912 high school uniforms shaped the look of Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth

Concept artist Claire Hummel, who assisted in visual development for <i>BioShock Infinite,</i> has taken to DeviantArt to share some design work detailing the evolution of heroine Elizabeth's wardrobe.<p>Hummel posted a series of sketches showing several concepts for the outfit Elizabeth wears during the …

Consoles that won’t die: The Intellivision in 2013

Read more:<br>Consoles<br>that won’t die<p>The Atari Jaguar<br>• The Commodore 64<br>• The SNES<br>• The NES<br>• The Dreamcast<p>Forget the next-generation speculation. Gaming in 2013 is all about the Intellivision.<p>At least it is for William Moeller, the president of Classic Game Publishers, a small company still producing games for …

BioShock Infinite DLC - Seven stories we want to see

Is a better home awaiting in the sky?<p>Irrational Games has promised that BioShock Infinite will be getting three story-driven add-ons over the next …

Retro console mod combines 15 game systems into a single machine

Gaming hardware modder Bacteria has created the ultimate retro console mod, combining 15 systems into one machine that can be operated with a single controller. The system houses a host of older consoles including the Atari 7800, as well as multiple Sega and Nintendo generations including the …

State of Decay brings open-world zombie survival to Xbox Live Arcade in June

Undead Labs' zombie-infested third-person action game <i>State of Decay</i> is coming to Xbox Live Arcade in June, the developer announced today.<p>The release window announcement coincides with a new trailer for the Xbox 360 game, posted above, which shows the breadth of survival activities players will be …

Zelda plays the heroine in 'Clockwork Empire' concept game

What if Zelda was a heroine, rather than a damsel in distress? That's the idea behind <i>Clockwork Empire</i> — a conceptual Zelda sequel from <i>Dresden Codak</i> author Aaron Diaz. Set 2,000 years after <i>Twilight Princess</i>, the game would see Zelda assume the role of protagonist, tasked with rescuing Prince Link. …

'The internet has a lot to answer for' - Game of Thrones' big returnee on conspiracy theories, memes, and how his mum got involved

Game of Thrones season 7 is hurtling along at such a breakneck speed that it’s to forget the show has left certain characters on the wayside, …

Irrational Games explains BioShock Infinite's hidden audio

<i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s secret audio was part of audio director Pat Balthrop's experimentations with sound and ambience, Irrational Games told Polygon.<p>The game contains several auditory oddities, from reversed lines of poetry from <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> to an acoustic play session lowered in speed. You can …

Brightest Day, Blackest Night: The history of comic book games

Its a bird! Its a plane! Its a lot of games<p>Injustice: Gods Among Us is nearly upon us, which means its nearly time for more comic book heroes and …

Indistinguishable From Magic — Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes...

Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where <i>Zelda herself was the hero</i>, rescuing a Prince</b> …

Retro shooter 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' gets an amazing Saturday morning cartoon treatment

Is there a point at which self-aware irony breaks down, and we're forced to recognize that everything we think is a knowing pastiche of a medium has simply become the medium itself? Perhaps, but the creators of <i>Blood Dragon</i> — the weird and kitschy offshoot of <i>Far Cry 3</i> that will launch in May — have …