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The Battlefield 3 "Close Quarters" DLC is coming and we've got our first look at the new map "Donya's Fortress" in the video below. As you can see, it's full of the kind of gritty, chaotic action fans of Battlefield 3 need. Click the video!

Battlefield 3 Close Quarters "Donya Fortress" Trailer »


It seems like everyone is talking about 3-D these days. Between the success of Avatar to all the new 3-D TVs shown off at CES 2010, one might think that it's the next big thing. Will games start going into the third dimension? The Sess doesn't think so, which is why he used this week's Soapbox to talk about his perspective on the expected 3-D revolution. Would you like to play games while wearing prism glasses that make it look like things are flying towards your face? Or are you happy with the current state of gaming technology? Let us know in the comments.

Also, don't forget that as of next week, Sessler's Soapbox will be posted on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays. That means you get to listen to Adam's golden opinions a day earlier each week. Score!

Sessler's Soapbox: Is 3-D the Future of Gaming? »

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The great (unconfirmed) Derek “The Blizzard” Snowden came into work today flossing a plastic guitar he bought at 7-11. The whole office was obviously impressed with the bleeding-edge tech, but when Derek took a sip out of a straw protruding from his axe, a legend was born. Please enjoy Mr. Snowden’s in-depth review of 7-11’s amazing cup/guitar hybrid. Or, gup.


Who Likes to Rock the Gulp?

I'll admit it. I enjoy a nice fountain drink now and then. I like guitars and things shaped like guitars.

Who Likes to Rock the Gulp?Today, I learned that I can appreciate a soda in a guitar-shaped beverage container.  That's it, really.


Holds 54 oz. of your favorite beverage
Available in red or blue
Has an adjustable strap with metal buckle
The raised plastic strings have surprisingly nice action
Good conversation starter
Comes with rad stickers and a handy ice cone


Does not hold 64 oz. of your favorite beverage
Not available in black or Fender
Guitar-stand-slash-hot-dog-warmer not included
Lefty flip is surprisingly unsatisfying
‘Rockin’ the Coffee’ can be fatal
I don’t like stickers or ice


Mmm, tasty and refreshing.  However, do not attempt to plug into an electrical source.  Results may vary.  For those of you wondering why this is on a videogame blog, here's an HTML hyperlink to our Lego Rock Band review.

A Portal Bar in Denmark

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Posted December 22, 2008 - By Sinden Lee

Generally, college students go to bars to do shots and watch sports and maybe make out with hot co-eds. I said, generally.

What would you say if I told you somewhere in Denmark, a group of people from IT University of Copenhagen came up with an idea to give a bar a Portal night?

Based on Valve's beloved sci-fi game, Portal night features plenty of Companion Cubes, cake (the cakes used are not lies), and a very special shooter. You supposedly can jump from one to the other after downing a shot of just that: a drink called the "Teleportation."

I know some drinks can make you think you can travel faster than light, but doing shooters at this Portal-themed night sounds like you're in good company.


How does one make a cake out of Gotham City? Additionally how does one make that cake a LEGO version of Gotham City?

We're more than month past the initial launch of WB Interactive's action-adventure game LEGO Batman: The Videogame. However, the publishers have released a behind-the-scenes video detailing professional cake designer Confetti Cakes meticulously creating a city block of the game in delicious detail.

Check out our review of LEGO Batman: The Videogame here and the "making the cake" video below. Enjoy!

LEGO Batman: The Videogame Gotham City Cake Video

LEGO Batman: The Videogame Gotham City Cake »


Seemingly awesome Olympian Michael Phelps’ decision to endorse Kellogg's Frosted Flakes by appearing on the box is pissing off many health experts who are worried about the message he'll be sending to children across America.

"I would not consider Frosted Flakes the food of an Olympian," said nutritionist Rebbecca Solomon of Mount Sinai Medical Center. “I would rather see him promoting Fiber One. I would rather see him promoting oatmeal. I would even rather see him promoting Cheerios."

So why not Wheaties, the traditional (and less bad for ya) cereal endorsement choice for many athletes? Doesn’t he know Frosted Flakes has three times the amount of sugar as Wheaties and 1/3rd the fiber. That may not matter to a pro swimmer who burns 12,000 calories a day, but to us regular slobs, that’s a lot of sugar!

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Wandering through the Korean market near our offices the other day, we came across what may be the awesomest imported snack ever. Immediately, we knew it was time for another installment of Bad Snack Review.

Upon first glance, one might be put off by the packaging. The pastel colors, the rainbowesque lettering on "Cream," the Korean symbols that give no clue as to the contents of the box, and the graphic representation of the Collons themselves which bare such a stark resemblance to… uh, well they left us bereft of words.

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We recently received, at our offices, a promotional package for Uncle Oinker's Gummy Bacon. Aside from the "bacon viewing window" joke which is pretty good, it didn't seem like something worthy of TheFeed's attention, until we noticed the  "Do not fry" warning on the back…

Bad Snack Review: Gummy Bacon »

Fredric J. Baur invented the Pringles can. Sadly, he died at the beginning of May. Happily, he was buried in one of his cans!

Baur's children buried part of his cremated remains in a Pringles container in his grave in suburban Springfield Township Ohio.

CNN: Designer of Pringles can is buried in his invention

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will be announcing plans this week for a $1 million prize to the "first person to come up with a method to produce commercially viable quantities of in-vitro meat at competitive prices by 2012."

In other words, who here among us will invent the next Chicken McNugget?

For years, scientists have worked to develop technologies to grow tissue cultures that could be consumed like meat without the expense of land or feed and the disease potential of real meat. In theory, once grown, this tissue could be shaped and given texture with the kinds of additives and structural agents that are used to give products such as soy burgers a more meaty texture.

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This Iron Man Edible Image cookie caught our eye at 7-11 this morning on our daily Slurpee/Doritos run and we just had to snatch it up. Nevermind the fact that we will buy anything as a department, but us G4 internetsies would be remiss if we didn't do our duty in reviewing something that straddles the line of marketing propaganda and kitsch collecterism.

Read our impressions below the click.

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Fruit Flavored


Posted April 13, 2007 - By Frank Meyer

Ben & Jerry is introducing a new flavor into their lexicon of taste: the Queen-inspired "Bohemian Raspberry."

The tasty treat follows B ‘n’ J’s other popular music-themed ice creams, including Phish Food and Cherry Garcia

Queen guitarist Brian May released this ridiculously punny statement: "It's Queentastic! Rhapsolicious! So cool it's not funny! But only if the next one is 'We Will Chock You!'"

The flavor will raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust fighting AIDS worldwide.

YahooNews.com: Queen 'flavored' ice cream on the way

Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry has advised the citizens of the Omsk region of Siberia not to drink the yellow, orange, and green snow that fell earlier in the week.

The precipitation in question is oily to the touch and has been said to have a rotten smell to it.

How it took us so long to win the Cold War against people that have to be warned not to drink this stuff is beyond us.

globeandmail.com: Oily, smelly snow falls over Siberian region

Man Killed Over Warm Beer


Posted December 5, 2006 - By Matthew Bretz

You may remember that, some weeks back, TheFeed reported that St. Louis had been named as the MostDangerousCity in the United States. At the time, we weren't totally convinced. We've all seen Four Brothers and know that that kind of stuff goes on all the time in Detroit, so we figured Motown was a shoe-in. But now our doubts are slowly but surely disappearing.


You see, in The Lou, not only can you be killed for wanting Jesus but, apparently, you can also expect to be shot several times for offering someone a warm beer.


That's what happened on Sunday, when police say a St. Louis woman shot her 70-year-old husband four to five times in the chest after he offered her a warm can of Stag, part of the fine family of Pabst Brewing Company beers. To be sure, anyone who offers someone a warm beer deserves a mild ass-beating. No one's disputing that. But no one deserves a torso-full of lead for a simple lapse in etiquette.


It's saddening to know that something as simple as a beer cozy could have prevented this senseless crime. That's why, in the interest of a safe and happy holiday season, we hope you'll check out this experiment done by the folks over at myscienceproject.org. It's full of interesting observations and real-world tests of a wide spectrum of cozies.


Study it well. The life you save may be your own.


STLtoday: ST. LOUIS: Warm beer led to killing, police say

Just when you thought your day couldn't get any more delicious, a Dayton woman has been arrested and charged with killing her baby...by microwaving it to death.

About a year ago, China Arnold brought her lifeless, 28-day-old baby, Paris, to a Dayton emergency room. The child died at the hospital where the cause of death was listed as "thermal injury." A strange diagnosis because, as far as anyone knew, the baby had never been to space or placed in a nuclear reactor. China was taken into custody and questioned, but never charged with endangering her child's life.

Now, unfortunately, China is headed to jail, but what an ingenious move microwaving the baby was! It was so smooth it took the Dayton police department over a year to figure out what happened, which is baffling considering the baby arrived to emergency room in a patented Hot Pocket crisping sleeve.

WDTN: Mother Accused Of Microwaving Her Baby To Death

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